July 7, 2008

N.C. Arboretum Twilight Tuesdays

The N.C. Arboretum (one of my favorite spots in town - the photos you see are ones I took 2 summers ago) is hosting a new monthly event called Twilight Tuesdays.

Twilight Tuesdays include free parking and admission to the arboretum as well as live music and access to the gardens, bonsai, and other exhibits. (Here's the introductory Citizen-Times article regarding this event series.)

Unfortunately I'm behind the times on this one, there's already been two - the first featuring Lew Gelfond and Hank Bones, and the second hosting Biltmore Brass. Never fear, however, because there's several more to go, as the series ends in late October.

Next Tuesday you can catch The Low Tech Ensemble from Western Carolina University. They perform gamelan music - which is "an orchestra of tuned percussion instruments originating in Indonesia and coastal Southeast Asia," according to the Citizen-Times.

The current exhibits include:
Kaleidescope - an outdoor contemporary landscape sculpture juried exhibit, featuring a variety of artists
Our Precious Land: Visions and Scenes of North Carolina - oil paintings by Luke Allsbrook, depicting the beauty of WNC farmland and other NC scenery.

Twilight Tuesdays are from 5-7 p.m. Remaining series dates are:
July 15
Aug 19
Sept. 30
Oct. 21

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