Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Film Screening: Do The Math

Come check out's compelling new film about climate change, Do The Math. The screening will be followed by a discussion forum. Spread the word! 

Event is free; beer and popcorn available for sale to hungry/thirsty patrons. Donations welcome to support Anam Cara's awesome free events!

Poetry and Songwriting Open Mic #2

That's right, we're back again with another Poetry and Songwriting Open Mic, hosted by the lovely Amanda DePaola!  Bring your original poetry and/or music to share on the stage!  Must be 18 to attend.  Event is FREE, but bring cash for the bar!  We'll also have a 50/50 raffle (if your raffle ticket is drawn, you win 50% of the cash in the jar, and the other 50% goes back to Anam Cara to continue making free events like this possible).  Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Next Anam Cara Cabaret!

We've got a great line-up of wonderful, quirky, unexpected and entertaining performers ready to put on a show you won't soon forget.  Get your tickets now!

When: May 31 & June 1 @ 8 p.m.
Where: The Anam Cara Collective (203 Haywood Rd, West Asheville)
Cost: $5-10 sliding scale

Don't miss this great show!

Film Screening: Occupy Love

Come check out this great film about the Occupy movement!  You can sneak a peak at the trailer here.

When: May 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Anam Cara Collective (203 Haywood Rd, West Asheville)
Cost: $2-5 dollar suggested donation*

Cash bar (beer, wine and snacks)!

Screening to be followed by a brief discussion.

More about the film:

Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) on a journey deep inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet, as he asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”
Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning.   The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening:  millions of people are deciding that enough is enough –  the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.
The film connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain,  Occupy Wall Street in New York, Indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement, and beyond. Woven throughout the action oriented backbone of the film is a deep exploration of public love, and compelling stories of an emerging new paradigm.  It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability, and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein.  
Occupy Love is  a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes.  A  powerful cinematic experience that will leave audiences inspired.
Spread the word!
* Donations will benefit the filmmakers and Anam Cara Theatre Co., a non-profit organization.