The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts just received a grant of $45,000 to install a new ionization filtration system to filter and neutralize Covid-19 particles. The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority board members unanimously voted to approve the grant to cover the cost of the unit at their April 28th meeting.

Some of the upcoming shows at The Wortham Center include “Military Families Connect” on May 13th presented by the USO of North Carolina and Black Box Dance Theater. The show is a fun and interactive event for the whole family to explore how dance can represent life in the military.

The Amazing Acro Cats presented by Rock Cats Rescue will amaze and delight any kitty fan on May 29th and May 30th! These performances are rescheduled from previous shows due to Covid. Your tickets will be honored at this show. “This one-of-a-kind, two-hour-long purrformance features talented domesticated house cats who roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and more!”

Meshell Ndegeocello, originally scheduled to perform in March of 2020 has rescheduled for August 31st. “As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these eleven covers, we hear them layered over one another. Ndegeocello filters “Tender Love” through a folky, Californian filter and brings Vaudevillian accents to “Sensitivity.” She recreates Smooth Operator in five, and turns “Private Dancer” into a sultry waltz. The reimagining affords not just a new musical experience but also a comment on the narrow expectations of sounds and structures for black artists and black music.”

To see the rest of the events scheduled at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (including some rescheduled from canceled events last year), as well as ticket info, please click here.