[FirestormCafeNews] October 2010 + New Earlier Hours!

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Tue Oct 5 23:08:24 CDT 2010


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With winter fast approaching, darkness is creeping into Asheville, but
Firestorm is keeping the home fires burning! Starting this week, we're
adding an extra two and a half hours of light to your day with an
earlier opening time. Grab breakfast, check your email and cuddle a
coffee starting at 7:30am.


  Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 9th | 5:00pm


    Maria's Journey [author event]

Authors Ramon and Trisha Arredondo present their newly published book,
exploring immigration status, deportation and citizenship, generational
problems unique to new immigrants and a miraculous message of hope.

Monday, October 11th | 7:00pm


    /Anarchism And Its Aspirations/ [author event]

Activist and educator Cindy Milstein has served as the Director of the
Institute for Anarchist Studies and co-organizer of the annual Renewing
the Anarchist Tradition conference. Join her for an introduction to
anarchism and its liberatory aspirations

Saturday, October 16th | 7:00pm


    Evolver - Rescheduled

Rescheduled for October 28th. See below!

Friday, October 22nd | 5:00pm


    Michael Novick [discussion]

Michael Novick with the LA news publication, /Turning the Tide/, will be
here to speak about police abuse, anti-racism, etc with the release of
his new book /White Lies, White Power: The Fight Against White Supremacy
and Reactionary Violence/.

Friday, October 22nd | 8:30pm


    Heartroot [performance]

Eric McEuen and Mindy Dillard, together are a Portland-based
singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist duo. Together Heartroot combines
musical sophistication, harmonic vocals, and extensive musical knowledge.

Saturday, October 23rd | 7:30pm


    Chad Mackey

2009 Carolina Music Award winner Chad Mackey and his band will be
recording this show for a "Live & Acoustic @ Firestorm Cafe" release.

Thursday, October 28th | 7:00pm


    Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality [presentation]

Charles Shaw & Michael Garfield offer a night of engaging presentations
and live music. Shaw is the author of the critically-acclaimed /Exile
Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality/. Drawing on sources
from evolutionary game theory to sacred geometry, cosmology to jazz,
Garfield playfully deconstructs the boundaries between self and other.

Friday, October 29th | 7:00pm


    Full Plates Poetry Performance [poetry]

An event organized by Just Economics of Western North Carolina. Come
prepared to read poetry, listen to poetry, and learn more about what you
can do to support economic justice. (Check out their website
<http://justeconomicswnc.org/>!)

Saturday, October 30th | 8:00pm


    Valley Young [performance]

A night of folk/indie rock music by Valley Young! Suggested $3-$5 donation.

Monday, November 1st | 8:30pm


    Chicken Little! [performance]

Chicken Little is a post-punk old time duo with accordion, acoustic
guitar, and lots of harmonies. They write spirituals to be protest songs
and protest songs to be broken hearted love ballads. (Check out their
website <http://chickenlittlemusic.com/>!)

Saturday, November 6th | 8:00pm


    Queericana: An Evening with Humble Tripe and Friends [performance]

A magical journey into the human heart led by Shawn Luby's sweet vocal
yearnings, Humble Tripe calls out to the kid in all of us, pulling at
our hearts with a raw openness, and refusing to shy away from the
vastness of human experience. (Check out their website
<http://www.humbletripe.com/Humble_Tripe/Welcome.html/>!)


  Ongoing Events

    * *Asheville Local Exchange Trading System* - every second Tuesday @
      6:30pm
    * *SPATS Monthly Meet-Up* - every second Tuesday @ 7:00pm
    * *Firestorm Open Mic* - every first and third Tuesday @ 7:30pm
    * *Firestorm-Blitzkrieg Game Night* - every Wednesday @ 6:00pm
    * *Asheville Copwatch* - every Wednesday @ 5:00pm
    * *Asheville Homeless Network* - every Thursday @ 2:00pm
    * *WNC Linux Users Group* - every first Saturday @ 12:00pm
    * *Evolver* - every third Saturday @ 7:00pm
    * *Spitfire Youth Open Mic* - every first Saturday @ 3:00pm
    * *Animal Rights Reading Group* - every fourth Saturday @ 1:00pm

	


  Cafe News

*Early Bird Discount * To celebrate our new hours, we're offering free
coffee or tea with every bagel sandwich purchase before 10am until
November 1st!

*Expanded Menu * Our recently revamped menu includes new specialty
beverages (Coconut Creme Breve, Molotov Macchiato, Latte-eh?) and a new
Pacific Curry Wrap that is sure to surprise and delight!


  New Titles

A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office: Navigating the Maze of
Solar Options, Incentives, and

Stephen Hren

Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

Carol Deppe

City21: The Search for the Second Enlightenment

Phil Cousineau

Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage

Ryan Conrad

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Kate Bornstein

Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer


  Recent Reviews


    Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Reviewed by Ron Jacobs

It's been a little over five years that Hurricane Katrina unwittingly
conspired with certain corporations, the US and various Louisiana
government agencies to change the face of the city of New Orleans
forever. The pictures of death and destruction and the sense of
disbelief colored with...
read more <http://www.counterpunch.org/jacobs09222010.html>


    Angry Brigade: A History of Britain's First Urban Guerilla Group

Reviewed by Steven Poole

This fascinating history of "Britain's first urban guerrilla group" (who
fought for the people while stealing their chequebooks) begins with the
1971 bombing of the house of the employment minister, Robert Carr, and
then works back to the évènements of May 1968, and forwards through the
complex p...
read more
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/sep/18/karel-capek-angry-brigade-reviews>



    Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Reviewed by Austen Crowder

Kate Bornstein's Gender Outlaw is a canonical work in the world of
postmodern gender criticism. The book is fifteen years old, though, and
that is a veritable eternity in the realm of gender theory and trans*
lives. Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein and
S. Bear...
read more
<http://www.bilerico.com/2010/09/book_review_gender_outlaws_the_next_generation.php>



    Eating Animals

Reviewed by Elizabeth Kolbert

Americans love animals. Forty-six million families in the United States
own at least one dog, and thirty-eight million keep cats. Thirteen
million maintain freshwater aquariums in which swim a total of more than
a hundred and seventy million fish...
read more
<http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2009/11/09/091109crbo_books_kolbert>


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