Quilt showcased

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — An AIDS Memorial Quilt display opening reception will be held on Nov. 24, 6 p.m., at the Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St.

The Names Project Foundation’s Mike Smith will share a message with attendees during his keynote address.

A presentation of panels from WNCAP will be a part of the observance and evening’s program.

Music will be provided by classic guitarist James Barr.

The exhibit will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily from Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

World AIDS Day, A Celebration of Lives, will take place on Dec. 1 in the hotel ballroom at 7 p.m. Artist Kat Williams and other will provide musical performances.

info: wncap.org.

Party time quickly approaches

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Alyce Knaflich will host a birthday celebration for everyone born in 1957 on Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Club Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St.

Music will feature tunes from the 1960s and 1970s. Diva DJ Linda Hamilton will spin. And, cake and ice cream will be served.

Admission is $10/at the door, however those 57-years-old get in free.

Afterward attendees can get into Scandals downstairs with a hand stamp from the bartender.

info: alycek5050@yahoo.com.

Creative presentations upcoming

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. — “This Fire!” — an afternoon of original poetry and song — will be held on Dec. 7, 4 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, 500 Montreat Rd.

On hand will be Annelinde Metzner, Susa Silvermarie and Kim Hughes who will share their creativity with their audience.

Metzner and Silvermarie will present inspiring and insightful poems, with songs by Metzner interpreted by soprano Hughes.

Metzner, a poet and compoer of feminist and goddess-centered works, is a multimedia concert producer whose vision centers around a world filled with creativity, safety, value and love.

Spoken word artist Susa Silvermarie has been widely anthologized and inspires through an engaging performance style.

Hughes, a vocalist who has netted leading lady roles in New York City productions, is a healer and spiritual counselor.

A donation of $10 is suggested.

info: facebook.com/events/365374190310528/.

Benefit slated

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Les Femmes Mystique will host its third annual “A Holiday Affair,” on Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.

Participants will be able to enjoy spiced-up egg nog, dance performances by Les Femmes Mystique, Les Filles Charme and Bollywood Dancers, plus live music from the Groovin’ Roots Jazz Band and more. Stop by the photo booth for a holiday snapshot.

Comedian Delina Hensley will serve as M.C.

Five percent of ticket sales will go to benefit Our Voice which benefits those affected by sexual assault and abuse.

Tickets are $15/advance and $20/at the door.

info: etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1854952.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.