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Calling all theater lovers — This weekend is for you

By Kyle Perrotti | Feb 14, 2017
Need something to do this weekend? HART has you covered.

HART is doing big things this weekend

The recently renovated theater has been making every effort to push itself and broaden its appeal. From live music on Saturday evenings to brunch every Sunday, the theater has something for everyone.

This weekend, theater and music lovers alike are in for a real treat, as HART will offer a few different options to catch a good show.

Multiple generations have come to love the Emmy winning "Schoolhouse Rock" of the ‘70s because of hits — such as “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill” — that teach history, grammar, math and civics. Now the series is hitting HART’s main stage in "Schoolhouse Rock Jr." directed by Shelia Sumpter.

Notably, the performance marks the first show of the season for the Kids at HART program for the 2017 season.

Kids at HART aims to provide a brand of live theater that's for children, by children. Join HART for a kid friendly lunch before the shows in the bistro. Catch Schoolhouse Rock Jr. on Saturday with performances at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you’re more in the mood an adult-themed classic, check out the Tony winning "God of Carnage," directed by Chelsey Mirhelli. The play pokes fun at a pair of couples who come together to discuss an issue between their kids. As time goes on, the adults prove that they too are capable of being quite childish in only the funniest of ways.

"God of Carnage" will run Friday and Saturday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m in the Feichter Studio.

On Saturday night from 8 to 10 p.m., Asheville based singer/songwriter Brie Capone will bring her soft, soothing sounds to Harmon Den's Bistro, located in Fangmeyer Theatre at HART. If a relaxing evening is what you are looking for this weekend, Capone has just what you need.

Along with the great performance options, HART’s new and increasingly popular Sunday brunch adds yet another way for the theater to draw folks in.

The buffet features made-to-order omelets and eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, salad, vegetable soup and various beverages. Additionally, this week, specialty items are a french toast bake and a spinach and mushroom quiche.

Not a theater lover? Perhaps a beer fan? The Asheville Beer Expo has you covered.

OnSaturday, come to The Venue, 21 N. Market St., in downtown Asheville, to sample beers from over 40 Western North Carolina Breweries as well as food from local vendors. There will be one session from 1 to 4 p.m. and another from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $30 and includes a glass and five beer tokens with additional tokens available for purchase. For more information, go to www.avlbeerexpo.com.

Whatever your desire, whether catching a play or a concert or maybe sampling local beers — or all three — this weekend is a special opportunity to get out and enjoy some the unique opportunities the area affords.