Saturday, November 23, 2013

NOTE: We moved the event to January 24.

THE Myrtle Beach SC version of "Soup, Songs, Solidarity: A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines" will be held on Dec 28, Saturday, at Fresh Brewed Coffeehouse's performance stage. The address is 933 A Broadway St., Myrtle Beach SC http://freshbrewedch.com/. Anybody knows of performers based in Myrtle Beach who may be willing to play? I am looking for one more band and a singer-songwriter. Email me via Facebook or pasckie@yahoo.com or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 2309 or call/email the Traveling Bonfires' local organizer, Debra Pendergrass at 843-504-2844, penderwolf@yahoo.com.


Monday, November 18, 2013

SOUP, SONGS, SOLIDARITY: 

A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines.
Dec 5 at White Horse Black Mountain. 
Performers: Malcolm Holcombe, Daniel Barber, Aaron LaFalce, Pipapelli, and poets Laura Hope Gill, Pasckie Pascua, 
Caleb Beissert 
Emcees: Jadwiga McKay, Caleb Beissert. 
Thanks to RJ of Pipapelli for the poster.




Friday, November 15, 2013

SOUP, SONGS, SOLIDARITY

A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims 
in the Philippines

THE Traveling Bonfires holds a fundraise event on Dec 5, Thursday, for typhoon victims in the Philippines. The organization, which made Asheville its home in the last 12 years, was formed in the Philippines in the 1980s.


     Billed “Soup, Songs, Solidarity: A Benefit Concert for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines,” the event features local performers Malcolm Holcombe, Daniel Barber, Aaron LaFalce, Pipapelli, and poets Laura Hope Gill, Caleb Beissert and Pasckie Pascua. Emcee is Jadwiga McKay and Caleb Beissert.
     Cover is $18 at the door ($15 in advance), $10 for students with ID, $5 for children under 12. There will also be a Silent Auction. Soup and other traditional Filipino food will also be served. (To purchase tickets in advance, go to: http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/)
     Beneficiary of the proceeds is the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (http://www.prrm.org/), a non-governmental organization and institution formed in 1952 in order to assist the poor members of society in the Philippines.
     Typhoon Hiayan, considered the strongest typhoon to land this year, has claimed thousands of lives in the southern provinces of the Philippines. Half a million people are without homes and cold due to continuous rains and flooding. Food, safe water, and medicines are also scarce. Millions more are adversely affected.
     Attendees to the show are enjoined to bring used clothes, blankets, and canned goods to the typhoon victims. The Traveling Bonfires sends boxes of goodies to the Philippines on a monthly basis. Typhoons visit the islands more than a dozen times each—though Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest and most destructive, so far.


     The TBonfires' centerpiece project is the spring to summer Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” in downtown Asheville, a concert gathering for family and community. The program, which held its 11th year this year, also had parallel events in Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines through the years.     
     Founded by journalist Pasckie Pascua in Manila in the turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphan and disaster victims. For more info, http://ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com/ or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 2309 or email pasckie@yahoo.com

[Photos by Reuter]

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens


The Traveling Bonfires (Re)Launches The Indie with an Alien Costume / Goa Trance DJ Show at Emerald Lounge on June 8
THE Traveling Bonfires (re)launches its partner project, The Indie newsmagazine, with a trance Goa DJ show with aliens costume motif, billed “The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens,” at Emerald Lounge on June 8, Saturday. Show starts at 9:30 PM with a $5 cover charge.
     Proceeds go to the Traveling Bonfires' community program, including the ongoing annual “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” concert series in downtown Asheville. The American Cancer Society is also a beneficiary of the event.

     Featured in the event are DJs Kri and Sensoma of the local Goa trance music community, Touch Samadhi. DJ Michael Heinerth opens the show.
     Goa trance is a form of electronic music that originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India, which was regarded as a hippie capital in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The sound which commands a huge following in Asheville, incorporates elements of industrial music and EBM (electronic body music) with spirituality. Touch Samadhi DJs are perennial performers in Traveling Bonfires' centerpiece program, “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park,” since its birth in the mountains in 2004.
     The Indie is a monthly independent and alternative publication. The tabloid-style newsmagazine is circulated mainly in downtown Asheville—and in neighboring Western NC towns of Weaverville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Candler and Waynesville.
     The show also serves as after-party of a “Bonfires for Peace” event that happens that same day at the park, which features local acts The Ones, Lyric, Roberto Hess, and visiting rap artist SheemOne TheMc from Columbia SC.
     Attendees to the Emerald Lounge show are enjoined to come on alien/extra terrestrial outfits; prizes are given out to patrons courtesy of local businesses that support the Traveling Bonfires.
     “Asheville loves this kind of fun,” says Marta Osborne, TBonfires supervising producer. “And when this city's beautiful people are costumed colorfully, dancing and having fun—we forget arguments and bickerings. We just become one.”
     Founded by journalist-editor Pasckie Pascua in Manila during the Philippines' turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.


     Local businesses that donated gift certificates, among other generous gifts, are: Bruisin' Ales, Fired Up! Loved by the Buffalo/The Indie, Malaprop's, MariJo Moore, Moe's, Mellow Mushroom, Neo Cantina, Old Europe, ScreenDoor, SOLA (Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave), Westville Pub, and The Blotter, a publication based in Durham NC.
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of a number of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphans, and disaster victims. For more info, http://ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com/ or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 1555 or email pasckie@yahoo.com


MAY 18, 2013. DJ LADY LAINE plays 70s music at "Peace Groovin': Saturday Night Fever" dance/retro-costume/disco fundraiser at Westville Pub. Proceeds go to “Bonfires for Peace” community events and the American Cancer Society.  https://www.facebook.com/events/103749946495239/?fref=ts




JUNE 8, 2013. BONFIRES for PEACE at PRITCHARD PARK, Event 3 (Sat, 5 to 9 PM): The Ones, Lyric, SheemOne TheMc, Roberto Hess. https://www.facebook.com/events/190976427722539/

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Traveling Bonfires (Re)Launches The Indie with Twin Event on June 8

THE Traveling Bonfires presents a twin event on June 8 as part of its continuing series of fundraisers that promote “community connectedness through cultural diversity” and to (re)launch its partner project, The Indie publication.
     From 5 PM to 9, the organization holds the 3rd event in its continuing “Bonfires for Peace” concert series at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville—featuring local hip hop act The Ones and Lyric, a popular blues-folk act fronted by singer-guitarist Leeda Jones. Also performing are spoken word artist Roberto Hess and visiting rap performer SheemOne TheMC from Columbia SC.


     An after-party that also serves as The Indie's launch event, dubbed “The Traveling Bonfires Make Peace with Asheville Aliens,” highlighting trance Goa DJs Kri and Sensoma of Touch Samadhi happens starting 9:30 all the way past midnight at the Emerald Lounge (112 Lexington Avenue), also in downtown. DJ Michael Heinerth opens the show.
     Touch Samadhi is a perennial act in the organization's “Bonfires for Peace” events since 2004. The show is also a costume ball that accentuates Asheville's diversity. Attendees are enjoined to come on alien/extra terrestrial outfits; prizes are given out to patrons courtesy of local businesses that support the Traveling Bonfires. A cover of $5 goes to TBonfires' community projects, as well as the American Cancer Society.
     “Bonfires for Peace” had its birthing in Asheville in 2003; the program also had parallel events in Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines through the years. This year's series started last April 13. Other dates and performers: July 13, Peace Jones, with Liam Christopher McKay, and Keith Kimmel. Emcee is Jadwiga McKay; and August 11, Kri and Touch Samadhi.
     “Asheville loves this kind of fun,” says Marta Osborne, TBonfires supervising producer. “And when this city's beautiful people are costumed colorfully, dancing and having fun—we forget arguments and bickerings. We just become one.”
     Founded by journalist-editor Pasckie Pascua in Manila during the Philippines' turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.
     Local businesses that donated gift certificates, among other generous gifts, are: Bruisin' Ales, Fired Up! Loved by the Buffalo/The Indie, Malaprop's, MariJo Moore, Moe's, Mellow Mushroom, Neo Cantina, Old Europe, ScreenDoor, SOLA (Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave), Westville Pub, and The Blotter, a publication based in Durham NC.
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of a number of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphans, and disaster victims. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Downtown Getdown



The Traveling Bonfires and Asheville's Parks & Recreation Department present

Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park
music, community, peace... year 11, event 2

FREE

Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville NC

MAY 12, 2013. Sunday. Show starts 5 PM

Featuring Psychonauts of Touch Samadhi

Kri
Sensoma

Monday, April 15, 2013

An Entire Spring and Summer of Traveling Bonfires Fun


The Traveling Bonfires presents “PEACE GROOVIN': Saturday Night Fever!” as part of its continuing series of fundraiser shows and events that promote “community connectedness through cultural diversity” on May 18, Saturday, at Westville Pub in West Asheville.
     The event, which features DJ Lady Laine spinning 70s disco and soul LPs, also serves as counterpoint show to the organization's centerpiece project, the “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” concert series, a movable feast of family fun and community harmony through music, arts and dancing, held in downtown Asheville. DJ Lady Laine is the other persona of Laine Lewis, lead vocalist of the local band, The Ones.


     “Bonfires for Peace” had its birthing in Asheville in 2003; the program also had parallel events in Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines through the years. This year's series started last April 13, headlined by Peace Jones, a perennial Traveling Bonfires attraction. Other dates and performers: May 12 and August 11, Kri and Touch Samadhi; June 8, The Ones, Lyric, SheemOne TheMc, Roberto Hess; July 13, Peace Jones, with Liam Christopher McKay, Bill Ramsey, and Keith Kimmel. Emcee is Jadwiga McKay.
     “Asheville loves this kind of fun,” says Marta Osborne, TBonfires supervising producer. “And when this city's beautiful people are costumed colorfully, dancing and having fun—we forget arguments and bickerings. We just become one.”
     Founded by journalist-editor Pasckie Pascua in Manila during the Philippines' turbulent 80s, the Traveling Bonfires has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. It had a two-year sojourn in Los Angeles from 2007 to 2009, “but Asheville is our home barrio, this is where we belong,” explains Pascua.
     Local businesses that donated gift certificates, among other generous gifts, are: Bruisin' Ales, Fired Up! Loved by the Buffalo/The Indie, Malaprop's, MariJo Moore, Moe's, Mellow Mushroom, Neo Cantina, Old Europe, ScreenDoor, SOLA (Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave), Westville Pub, and The Blotter, a publication based in Durham NC.
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of a number of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphans, and disaster victims. 

ART by Federico Boyd Sulapas Dominguez

Saturday, March 23, 2013

UPCOMING EVENT/s, 2013


[1] MAY 18 (Saturday), 9 PM to past midnight
PEACE GROOVIN': Saturday Night Fever
a dance/disco 70s retro DJ party
Featuring DJ Lady Laine
VENUE: Westville Pub
777 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806. (828) 225-9782
$5 cover charge


[2] Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park, Year 11
Shows start 5 PM, ends 9 PM
VENUE: Pritchard Park, downtown Asheville NC
Produced in cooperation with Asheville's Parks & Recreation Department, and our many donors and supporters. FREE



<a> APRIL 13, Saturday
Peace Jones, Riyen Roots, Brief Awakening, Jaime Lauren Webb, and bellydancer Claire Dima. Emcee, Jadwiga McKay
<b> MAY 12, Sunday
Kri and Sensoma of Touch Samadhi
<c> JUNE 8, Saturday (hiphop/spoken word day), with The Ones, Lyric (Leeda Jones), SheemOne TheMc, Roberto Hess 
<d> JULY 13, Saturday
Peace Jones, Liam Christopher McKay, Keith Kimmel, Bill Ramsey
<e> AUGUST 11, Sunday
Touch Samadhi trance Goa DJs








[3] MARCH 27 (Wednesday), show starts 7:30 PM, ends with open mic
Mind Gravy Series presents CALEB BEISSERT, reading from his book, “BEAUTIFUL: Poems of Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca & Pablo Neruda.” With guests SYDNEY McMATH, singer songwriter, and PASCKIE PASCUA, poet.
Drip Coffee
729 Saluda Ave
Columbia, SC 29205
803-661-9545
FREE

[4] MARCH 16 (Saturday), show starts 8PM.
THE WIND WHISPERS PEACE  
Featuring Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers, The Caleb Beissert Band, Brief Awakening, with Liam McKay, Pasckie Pascua, Jadwiga McKay.
VENUE: Westville Pub
777 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806. (828) 225-9782
$5 cover charge

[5] FEB 1 (Friday), 8PM.
SYDNEY McMATH (singer songwriter) and PASCKIE PASCUA share a bill at Little River Coffee Bar (188 West Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29306). With guest, Jadwiga McKay, Jaime Lauren Webb. FREE

ALSO, THIS SPRING and SUMMER, 2013: (1) New Wave dance party in June, and (2) more “Food Poets Society” (music poetry food). AND “Bonfires for Peace” in Manila and Baguio City (Philippines), coinciding with “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park,” Asheville in North Carolina. Music, art, poetry, food, community, peace—and more good stuff in between. [Produced and organized by Donna Phoebe Pascua and Lornadahl Campilan]

THANKS our DONORS and SUPPORTERS (for this year): Bruisin' Ales, Fired Up! Loved by the Buffalo, Malaprop's, Moe's, Mellow Mushroom, Neo Cantina, Old Europe, ScreenDoor, SOLA (Asheville's Therapeutic Salt Cave), Westville Pub. AND Jon Seven and Chris Johnson for the posters; Federico Boyd Sulapas Dominguez for the art.

PROCEEDS, TIPS and LOVE are shared and go to the Traveling Bonfires' “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park,” free events in Asheville, April to August, our continuing community projects, and overseas humanitarian efforts. The Traveling Bonfires roam the country, ushering arts and music events and bringing people together in celebration of peace and multicultural connectedness. INFO: Call Marta Osborne at 828 280 1555 or email pasckie@yahoo.com

GRACIAS!


MariJo Moore 
is a friend and supporter of the Traveling Bonfires. She donated copies of her book, “Desert Quotes,” to our community projects/events. She has more books in her website (http://www.marijomoore.com/) that you may be interested to purchase. MariJo is of Cherokee, Irish and Dutch ancestry; author, artist, poet, essayist, lecturer, editor, anthologist, publisher, workshop presenter, spiritual advisor/medium. 


Monday, February 11, 2013


PEACE JONES
will be back as main feature band in the kick off of the BONFIRES FOR PEACE at PRITCHARD PARK, 2013 (Event 1, Year 11), on APRIL 13 (5 to 9PM). With RIYEN ROOTS, JAIME LAUREN WEBB (and Carrie Werning), BRIEF AWAKENING, and bellydancer CLAIRE DIMA. Other Event Dates: May 12, June 8, July 13, August 11. INFOS: email, pasckie@yahoo.com or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 1555. 


ART by Federico Boyd Sulapas Dominguez


DIVERSITY that LOOKS GOOD, 
SOUNDS GOOD and TASTES GOOD!



“FOOD POETS SOCIETY”
(music songs food and dance), Event 4
MARCH 9, Saturday, show starts 9:30PM
No cover, food is donation basis
Music by LIAM McKAY, JAIME LAUREN WEBB, and DAVE ROWE
Poetry by BRANDO CHEMTRAILS, PASCKIE PASCUA 
and JADWIGA McKAY, with bellydance by CLAIRE DIMA, 
plus awesome culinary pleasure by Pasckie.
VENUE: Vanuatu Kava Bar, 15 Eagle Street,  Asheville (828 505 8118).
INFOS: email me, pasckie@yahoo.com or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 1555

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Wind Whispers Peace


Four Bands Launch the 11th Year of Traveling Bonfires' “Bonfires for Peace” at Westville Pub, March 16


FOUR bands from Asheville and two neighboring cities will be the featured acts in “The Wind Whispers Peace,” a night of music and poetry, set on March 16 at Westville Pub in West Asheville.
     The event—which features Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers and Brief Awakening from Spartanburg SC, Black Canaries from Greenville SC, and local jazz-poetry act The Caleb Beissert Band—also serve as launch of the 11th Year of Traveling Bonfires' public community events called “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park.” Singer songwriter Jaime Lauren Webb and poets Pasckie Pascua, TBonfires founder, and Jadwiga McKay will also perform.
     Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers is anchored on lead vocalist and songwriter Sydney McMath's blues and soul/gospel background. The Black Canaries is a lounge blues band, featuring Jen St. Stjarna on vocals and piano and James Heaton on lead guitar. Says their site: “Music you would find in a velvet lined bar in Las Vegas while drinking a dirty martini and talking to a showgirl.” Brief Awakening's members are Kat Arrants on vocals/keyboards; Kara-Lynn Petrucci on acoustic guitar/vocals/mandolin and bass; Beck on bass; Billy Leva on guitar; and Abi Har on drums. They list Fiona Apple, The Cranberries, Tori Amos, Belle and Sebastian, and Ani DiFranco as influences.
     The Caleb Beissert Band, a new poetry/jazz ensemble that spawned from several acts in Asheville, is dovetailed on Beissert's poetry and Aaron Price's musicianship. Jaime Lauren Webb, a harp and ukulele player, has woven a rich collection of songs that belie her youth. Pasckie Pascua is the founding executive director of Traveling Bonfires. His poetry has toured New York City, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and elsewhere—apart from Asheville. Jadwiga McKay, originally from Bay City, Michigan, is an events organizer, now active with the Traveling Bonfires and its sideproject Wander Women.
     A cover charge of $5 entitles patrons to raffle tickets, with prizes donated by local establishments and the sponsoring organization's supporters. Proceeds go to logistics budget for “Bonfires for Peace” events and Traveling Bonfires/Wander Women's continuing breast cancer awareness program and overseas calamity relief.
     The Traveling Bonfires originated in the Philippines but has made Asheville its home since moving here from New York City in 2002. The “Bonfires for Peace,” the organization's centerpiece project, is a movable feast of family fun and community connectedness through music, arts and dancing, held at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. The project had its first event in Asheville in 2003; the program also had parallel events in Baltimore, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines through the years.
     “The coming event (at Westville Pub) is also our way of reminding the community that we need to get together more as family and friends in the light of recent spate of violence in the country,” says Marta Osborne, TBonfires supervising producer. “Music and poetry always converge people. And when we converge, we also see hope that we can be one again.”
     The Traveling Bonfires' events enjoyed the support of a number of local Asheville businesses, organizations, and individuals. Projects have benefited non-profit organizations that work with at-risk youths, families of the disappeared, orphans, and disaster victims. For more info, http://ashevilletravelingbonfires.blogspot.com/ or call Marta Osborne at 828 280 1555 or email pasckie@yahoo.com

FACEBOOK EVENTS PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/521857704503491/


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Sunday, January 13, 2013

UPCOMING EVENT/s, 2013


[1] MARCH 16 (Saturday), show starts 8PM.
THE WIND WHISPERS PEACE (A Traveling Bonfires Gig)

Featuring Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers, The Black Canaries, Brief Awakening, with Caleb Beissert, Pasckie Pascua, Jadwiga McKay, and more TBA.
VENUE: Westville Pub
777 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806. (828) 225-9782
$5 cover charge (for the benefit of TBonfires free “Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park” concerts in downtown Asheville)

[2] MARCH 9 (Saturday), 9PM. FOOD POETS SOCIETY (music, poetry, food). Performers: Singer songwriters Liam McKay and Jaime Lauren Webb, with Dave Rowe; poets Brando Chemtrails, Pasckie Pascua, Jadwiga McKay; and bellydancer Claire Dima. VENUE: Vanuatu Kava Bar. 15 Eagle St., Asheville NC.

[3] FEB 1 (Friday), 8PM.
SYDNEY McMATH (singer songwriter) and PASCKIE PASCUA share a bill at Little River Coffee Bar (188 West Main Street, Spartanburg SC 29306). With guest, Jadwiga McKay, Jaime Lauren Webb. FREE

PAST EVENT/s, 2012


[1] DEC 19 (Wednesday), starts 9PM.
Blues-rock singer songwriter SYDNEY McMATH (aka Rev. Syd of Rev. Syd and the Homewreckers of Spartanburg SC) will be the featured guest performer at the start of the Wednesday Open Mic at Vanuatu Kava Bar (15 Eagle St, downtown Asheville. 828 505-8118). CHECK her out and her band at: http://www.reverbnation.com/revsydandthehomewreckers

[2] NOV 24 (Saturday), starts 9PM
FOOD POETS SOCIETY, 3: “Poetry, Music, Food”
Performers: Riyen Roots, Alex Haskell, and poet Jadwiga McKay
Poet-cook Pasckie Pascua cooks his “culturally interfaced” dishes complement poetry and music.
VENUE: Vanuatu Kava Bar, 15 Eagle St, downtown Asheville. 828 505-8118.
FREE to come in. Dinner fee is donation-basis.

[3.a] NOV 15 (Thursday), 8 to 12midnight
PURPLE is the COLOR of FIRE
(soul, rhythm & blues, poetry, dance and autumn love)
Second of a series of events for breast cancer awareness, With WestSound, Laine Lewis, Regina Duke, and Deva Laxamana
Westville Pub, 777 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806. (828) 225-9782

[3.b] OCT 27 (Sat), starts 8:30 PM
PURPLE is the COLOR of FIRE (poetry, music, food)
Launch of a series of events for breast cancer awareness
Featuring Dulci Ellenberger, Madelyn Lavender (with Joe Longobardi), Regina Duke, Alisa Danielle Kuumba Zuwena, and Jadwiga McKay

[3.c] OCT 27 (Saturday), 9 to 11 PM
FOOD POETS SOCIETY, 2: “Poetry, Music, Food”
Poet-cook Pasckie Pascua cooks his “culturally interfaced” dishes complement poetry and music—amidst a roomful of Halloween costumed spirits.
Performer: Peace Jones

[4] SEPT, 22 (Saturday), 9 to 11 PM
FOOD POETS SOCIETY: “Poetry, Music, Food”
Poet-cook Pasckie Pascua cooks Pacific Islander dishes to complement kava-kava. ENJOY cool poetry and music from Caleb Beissert, Paul DeCirce, Kevin Evans, Tom Hoa Binh & The Peacemakers, Aaron Price, Bill Ramsey, Riyen Roots, Jadwiga McKay, Michaela Roche, and more awesome local poets and musicians, while you savor exotic cuisine.
Vanuatu Kava Bar. 15 Eagle St, Asheville. Tel # 828 505-8118.
FREE to come in. Dinner plate of island dish is $7. Proceeds go to TBonfires' community projects.

[5] SEPT 15 (Saturday), 4 to 9 PM
Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park”
Featuring Peace Jones, George Terry & The Zealots, The Ones
With Dylan Wilder and James McKay, 
visiting poet from England
Emcees: Caleb Beissert and James McKay

[6] SEPT 11 (Tuesday), 8 to 11 PM
Peace is a Flower”
Featuring James McKay, visiting poet from England. With Laura Hope-Gill, Caleb Beissert, Pasckie Pascua, and Aaron Price.
Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar
1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. (828) 252-0020
Part of “Peace is a Flower” Summer 2012 Gig Series. FREE

[7] SEPT 9 (Sunday), 4 to 9 PM
Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park”
Featuring Touch Samadhi's (touchsamadhi.com) trance Goa DJs: 
Sensoma, Krikett, Spaghettiman
Downtown Asheville NC. FREE

[8] AUG 19 (Sunday), 4 to 9 PM
Bonfires for Peace at Pritchard Park”
Featuring Touch Samadhi's Kri, Goadream 
and Sensoma
Downtown Asheville NC

[9] AUG 8 (Wednesday), 8 to 10 PM
Pasckie Pascua (featured poet)
Mind Gravy Poetry, produced by Al Black
Drip Coffee, 729 Saluda Ave at Five Points, Columbia, SC
Part of Pasckie's “Red is the Color of my Night” Summer 2012 Gig Series

[10] JULY 24 (Tuesday), 9 to 11 PM
Caleb Beissert, Pasckie Pascua, Aaron Price, Sarah Phoenix Noel
Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. (828) 252-0020
Part of “Peace is a Flower” Summer 2012 Gig Series

PHOTOS: Adults and children at Bonfires for Peace events. Above posters, designed by Jon Seven (art by Duane Lucas Pascua)

INQUIRY: Marta Osborne, 828 280 1555, or email pasckie@yahoo.com [For Wander Women projects, get in touch with Marta Osborne at bonfires_marta@yahoo.com