<![CDATA[Acoustic Bluegrass First Class: Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, 1 Resort Drive, Asheville. www.bluegrassfirstclass.com or 254-3211. Dasch Saxophone Quartet: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College, Thomas Auditorium in the Sink Building, 180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock. Ensemble made up of outstanding graduate students from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. $10, $3 students. 694-1860. Dervish: Friday, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville. Charismatic singer Cathy Jordan, of Irish band Dervish, transports the audience to the spirited pubs and wild beauty of the west of Ireland. $30, $25 students, $15 ages 12 and younger. 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com. Music On The Rock: The Beatles: Feb. 20-23, 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. $24. Call 693-0731 or 866-732-8008 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Red June: Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., Black Mountain. $15. 669-0930. Arooj Aftab: Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville. Pakistani soul singer and songwriter. $20. 258-7727 or cesap.unca.edu. Squirm Burpee Circus: March 2, 5 p.m., Bardo Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, N.C. 107, Cullowhee. Slapstick comedy, high-skill circus acts, classic melodrama. $20, $15 WCU faculty and staff, $5 students and children. 227-2479 or www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu. Carolina Chocolate Drops: March 3, 7:30 p.m., Bardo Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University. $5 students, $10 all others. www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 227-2479. Cane Creek to Carnegie Fundraising Concert: March 13, 7 p.m., Diane Wortham Theatre. Cane Creek Middle School eighth grade honors symphonic band presents concert to raise money for trip to Carnegie Hall in April. $10, $7.50 ages 12 and younger. www.canecreekbandtrip.com, 280-4209 or email@example.com. Malpass Brothers: March 29, 7:30 p.m., The Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut St., Highlands. $20. www.highlandspac.org or 526-9047. Does Singing Make You Happy?: 6:45-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Covenant Community Church, 11 Rocket Drive, Asheville. Song O' Sky Chorus invites all women who love to sing and would like to learn the craft of a cappella harmony to visit a rehearsal. If you are looking for a musical home, this may be the perfect fit for you. Contact Wendy Bell at 866-824-9547 or visit www.songosky.org. Fletcher Community Chorus Begins Rehearsals for Spring Season: Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher. No audition required, just the ability to carry a tune. www.fletchercommunitychorus.com or 435-0790. Classical and Choral Piano Concert-Annual Student Concert: Feb. 16, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 204 6th Ave. W., Hendersonville. 13 pianists playing music from all musical periods from Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, to Rachmaninoff. Christopher Tavernier is the youngest concert pianist in North Carolina at the age of 13. He will perform Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" for piano and orchestra. Free. 693-4275. Toe Tappers Encore with Lerner and Loewe: Feb. 16, 3 p.m., Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College. Selections from Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady. Presented by Brevard Philharmonic. $30/$35. 884-4221 or www.brevardphilharmonic.org. Dreams of 8-Stravinsky's Octet and More!: Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville. $15 advance/$5 students at www.pan-harmonia.org/shop or $20/$5 at the door. 254-7123. Reuter Center Singers: Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville. College students and senior citizens come together to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. The singers will also present "A Little Jazz Mass" by Bob Chilcott, a contemporary bow to traditional Mass celebration. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Ciompi String Quartet: Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. $35. www.ashevillechambermusic.org or 575-7427. Dreams of 8-Stravinsky's Octet and More!: Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College. Free but donations accepted. www.pan-harmonia.org or 254-7123. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone. $20, $10 students, $16 ages 55 and older. 262-4046 or pas.appstate.edu. Baroque Vibes: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road, Black Mountain. $15 advance available at www.pan-harmonia.org/shop or $20/$5 for students at the door. 254-7123. Asheville Symphony: March 15, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St., Asheville. Masterworks 5: Beethoven and the Romantic. $35-$169. www.ashevillesymphony.org or 254-7046. Comedy Performance Friday Night Live at Elaine's Piano Bar: 8:15-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Elaine's Dueling Piano Bar, Omni Grove Park Inn, Macon Avenue, Asheville. Stand-up comedy with touring headline acts. Free. 216-2331. The Metro Show: 7-8 p.m. Fridays, Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St., Asheville. A pairing of a featured wine and a stand-up comedian. $10. 575-9525. Dance Performance Rhythm of the Dance: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. This dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. An inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. $20, $25. 866-273-4615 or www.greatmountainmusic.com. Film Screenings Black History Month Film Series: Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 27, 6:30 p.m., Highsmith University Union Intercultural Center at UNC Asheville. Feb. 18 "Making A Way Out of No Way." Feb. 25 "Rise!" Feb. 27 "A More Perfect Union." Free. 232-2417 or msp.unca.edu. Film Noir Movie Series: Tuesday and Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville. Feb. 18 "Road House" (1948), Feb. 25 "I Wake Up Screaming" (1941). Free. 250-4700. New Lens Film Series: March 4, 7 p.m., A.K. Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University, N.C. 107, Cullowhee. "The Original Wives Club," an episode of HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" centered on wives of NASA's Apollo astronauts on March 4, and "Before Stonewall," a 1984 documentary that examines discrimination against the LGBT community in the time leading up to the 1969 Stonewall riots on April 9. Free. 227-3839 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Concerts Balaton Chamber Brass: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Coulter Building at Western Carolina University, N.C. 107, Cullowhee. The duo features WCU music faculty members Amy Cherry on trumpet and Dan Cherry on trombone, accompanied by Lillian Buss Pearson on piano. 227-7242. Mardi Gras Blues show band: Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Henderson County Public Library, 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville. Several retired, amateur, semi-professional, and professional brass players formed the Mardi Gras Blues Show Band in 1985. Favorites from the 1920s-40s. 697-4725. Winter Choral Concert: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Coulter Building at Western Carolina University. Presented by two student choral ensembles from the School of Music at WCU. 227-7165. Jazz and Blues Piano and Vocal Jazz Concert: Feb. 16, 3 p.m., St Matthias Episcopal Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville. Michael Jefry Stevens, pianist, and Misty Daniels, vocalist, presents concert of jazz standards. Free but donations accepted. 285-0033. Jazz piano by Deanna Witkowski: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Biltmore Forest home of Doris and Ralph Loomis. To benefit UNC Asheville music scholarships. $42.80 including tax. E-mail email@example.com. Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues: Saturday, 7 p.m., Peacock Playhouse, 301 Church St., Hayesville. $20, $11 students. 389-2787 or www.peacockplayhouse.org. University Singers & Studio 18 Jazz Ensemble: Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville. $5. 251-6432 or music.unca.edu. Cabaret Jazz Series: March 21, 8 p.m., White Horse, 105C Montreat Road, Black Mountain. "My Favorite Things: A Reimagining of Beautiful Standards" with Stephanie Morgan and Cry Baby (Chuck Lichtenberger, Jonathan Pearlman, Grant Cuthbertson, Timothy Haney) with special guest Justin Ray. $15. Optional buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. 669-0816. Opera "HMS Pinafore" or "The Lass That Love A Sailor": Feb. 28-March 1, 7 p.m., Deerfield Retirement Community, 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore." $20 by cash or check only. Free parking shuttle provided from St. Giles Chapel and Wakefield Drive. Call John Price at 274-1531, ext. 3253, for more information. www.operacreations.org. Puppetry and Storytelling "Electricity": Feb. 21 10 a.m., Feb. 22 11 a.m., Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Sq uare, Asheville. Presented by Red Herring Puppets. Begins with cavemen witnessing the awesome force of lightning. Audiences learn how the discovery of Earth's invisible magnetic force and static electricity led to a useful understanding of electromagnetic energy. $8. 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com. "Galapagos George": March 15, 11 a.m., Diana Wortham Theatre. Based on the true story of Lonesome George, this show tells of a truly one-of-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Barefoot Puppet Theatre features contemporary adaptations of world folktales. $8. 257-4530 or www.ashevillepuppetry.org. Magic show: March 22, St. Mary's Church, 6:30 p.m., 337 Charlotte St., Asheville. Magicians, story tellers, musicians, and theatrical entertainers gather to produce "Magic, Mirth & Meaning." Interactive walk-around performances followed by a stage show. Suggested donation of $10, $5 for children. www.VanishingWheelchair.org or 645-2941. "Most Improved Camper: The Real Life Adventures of C.J. Deering": March 28-29 7:30 p.m., March 30 3 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. Comic storyteller brings her all too true tall tales of life, recovery and survival. $10, $6 students. 456-6322 or www.harttheatre.com.