February 2017 Around Town

Designed for Drama: 
Fashion from the Classics

Biltmore loves to wow us with drama, but never before like in their new exhibition, Designed for Drama! Running February 10 through July 4, 2017, this new exhibition brings together history and Hollywood in Appalachia’s most hallowed halls. Designed for Drama displays dozens of beautiful garments and costumes from your favorite literary masterpieces brought to life on the silver screen. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature (just look at that library!), Designed for Drama includes more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Aquila Theatre Visits Asheville

Aquila Theatre’s mission is “to bring the greatest works to the greatest numbers,” and they achieve that goal by touring the country and visiting up to 60 American cities every year. February brings Aquila to Asheville’s Diane Wortham Theatre. On Friday, February 3, catch their rendition of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile, a classic mystery of class, money and murder set on a paddle steamer on the Nile in the 1940s Egypt. And on Saturday, February 4, it’s Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The traditional tale is the bard’s most mature romantic comedy, and its twisted tales of love and deceit are brought to vibrant life by Aquila. For more information on these shows, visit DWTheatre.com

Valentine’s Day in Asheville

It’s the day of love! Show your cutie how much you care with a special day around town. Odyssey Clayworks brings a romantic twist to their Ready, Set, Throw. event on Valentine’s with wine, chocolate and maybe even a few Ghost reenactments (OdysseyCeramicArts.com). French Broad Vignerons hosts a special ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad on the 13th with six local wines in the luxurious MacNeill car (GSMR.com). You definitely can’t go wrong with a romantic dinner; we’d suggest making a reservation at one of Asheville’s candlelit eateries, like Rhubarb, Nightbell or Zambra.