These were my stops:
- Haen Gallery opening, Wintertide 2013, a winter group show and introduction of Gretchen Howard's whimsical work. Howard currently resides in New Orleans and that great joie de vivre often associated with New Orleans shines through the work. Thank you Haen Gallery for bringing this work to Asheville.
- Chestnut Restaurant I've eaten here three times and all three times I've had the oh so delicious Calamari and Kale Salad. I actually think about this dish–it's that good. The staff is delightful and helpful, service prompt and, as I mentioned, the food is memorable.
- The Magnetic Theatre I've seen some pretty funny productions at the Magnetic Theatre, Sex and How to Have IT!, was no exception. This play spoofs our BIG, BLUE recycling program, usual porn pizza delivery/plumber/electrician references and local cheesy advertising. It was funny. No heavy lifting, just a break from all the political wrangling and inclement weather. Go, have yourself a few good belly laughs.
A Royal Affair, oh my this is a splendid movie. Billed as a great period piece (which it is), the film made me think of all the power grabs going on currently. With Adelson, the Koch brothers and Art Pope buying elections and installing their own political puppets it does give one pause. I urge you to see the film and then contemplate the political climate in our country. You will understand what I mean.