Project Description

The Asheville Rites Project is a public performance collaboration between painter Molly Rose Freeman, dancer Garth Grimball, and musician Michael Libramento. In April, Molly will install a series of wall-sized panels at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Over the course of a month, she will paint an abstract mural on them to act as a backdrop for a dance piece that Garth will choreograph. Michael will compose an original score for the piece, and it will be played live during the performance. The performance is scheduled for May 21 and will be free and open to the public. This project is made possible with support from RiverLink, Arts2People, Asheville Mural Project, Asheville Ballet, and the generosity of the sponsors listed below.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Won't you stay for dinner?

For those of you who are in town and plan on coming to the performance this Saturday (gates at 6, performance at 7), we'd like to remind you that this is around dinner time, and we will not have food at the show. However! We've got you covered. You are welcome to bring a picnic/drinks/snacks of your own, but the River Arts District also has some really great places to eat:

Roots Cafe @ the Grey Eagle
Roots Cafe, owned by local hummus king Matt Parris, has relocated to the Grey Eagle and is serving up a great variety of old favorites made from super high quality ingredients. (Tip: go for the quinoa hushpuppies!)
Hours: 11 AM-10 PM

The Junction:
The Junction, opening officially tomorrow, is the newest addition to the Pink Dog Creative buildings (the technicolor strip on Depot Street). Molly got a chance to sample what they'll be dishing out, and it does not disappoint. From a farm egg and grilled asparagus sandwich to a hearty smoked tomato soup, the food here is packed with flavor. There's also a full bar with specialty cocktails.
Hours: lunch and dinner

Clingman Cafe:
Trip will be serving the full lunch menu of delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as some special dinner entrees, and you can grab a seat outside to enjoy what we hope will be a nice night! Wedge beer is on tap, from right down the hill.
Hours: 8 AM-8 PM

White Duck Taco Shop:
White Duck Taco is so new it won't event be open until Friday, but already we can tell you it will be good--check out the taco menu below!

Our good friends Carol Motsinger and Erin Brethauer from the Asheville Citizen-Times have been following and chronicling the progress of the restaurant since its early stages: check out their blog. The shop also features artwork by Ishmael. Stop in soon (like... Saturday?) and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Hours: Until sundown

Magnetic Field:
A hybrid restaurant-bar-venue-theatre-latenight-hangout, the Magnetic Field, in the bottom of the Glen Rock Depot, has good food, good beer, and a hip atmosphere. If you're not performanced-out after our event, check out "The Family Tree," a play by Lucia del Vecchio, which got a great review in this week's Mountain Xpress.

Happy eating!

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