The Asheville Outlets is once again teaming up with MANNA FoodBank to hold a Healthy Food Drive from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 14, 2022. The drive will focus on collecting healthy nonperishable foods for distribution to those in need in western North Carolina. Items of need include green tea, low-sodium canned vegetables, canned tuna and chicken, low salt nuts, no sugar added fruits, shelf stable milk, whole grain pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, canola & olive oil, peanut butter, low sodium soups, canned and dried beans, low sugar cereals, granola bars and popcorn. Collection bins will be in the Asheville Outlets food court. Monetary donations can be made at MANNAFoodBank.org.
The Magnetic Theatre presents The Shorthand Job: A Short Play on Words, February 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm and February 20 at 4 pm. The ensemble comedy stars Jamie Knox, George Awad, Christine Caldemayer, and Delina Hensley, and the show is directed by TMT Co-Artistic Director, Katie Jones. Callie and Omar are a successful, middle-aged couple that have been married for years. Only, they haven’t been merry in years. For the record, they used to be quite happy but somewhere along the line they stopped listening to their better voices. Therapy and counseling proved ineffective. Desperate, they decide they have no choice but to open up their marriage to someone who may be just their type. But of course, they aren’t married to the idea. Tickets and more information can be found here.
In one weekend of performances, Aquila Theatre brings two literary classics to life in downtown Asheville: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” On Friday, explore an honest and moving portrayal of American society that goes beyond the glitz of the Roaring Twenties — and on Saturday, witness a thrilling tale of ruthless ambition and deadly deception in one of Shakespeare’s most exciting plays. The Great Gatsby: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 at 8 p.m.; Macbeth: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $48; Student $43; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org.