FBI Chill-Out Church Midnight August 1st

July 29, 2011 § 3 Comments

Monday, August 1st for P ost Concert:  We will screen some Dead Dvds and serve refreshments – you are welcome to chill out and crash on the floor!  Bring Pillows or Sleeping Bags – MIDNIGHT ON til the next morning – Suggested Admission – $5:   give what you can to keep our amazing space alive!



Sonic Sanctuary Magic Tea Party

July 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Join us for a tantalizing assortment of sound featuring a multi pleathra of sonic sound scientist.Feat:Cratedigita​l-DJ Story- Panthergod-SpaghettiMan -Oneironaut -Mydriasis others TBA…

We invite you to an evening of Sweets, beatz,magic tea and eye candy

uv facepainters, fortune tellers, dancers, hoops, poi and live art

potluck style

All ages!
All night!

$10 donation

We will be serving magic tea and wine

This is a costume ball dance party.
So show up get down in your best imagination…

location is in the land of mermaids by the river at 68 N. Main St Marshall, NC (FBI)

Invoking Imagination~
Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability of forming mental images, sensations and concepts, in a moment when they are not perceived through sight, hearing or other senses. Imagination is the work of the mind that helps create. Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; it is a fundamental facility through which people make sense of the world……

Moonshine in Marshall

July 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

THIS SUNDAY, July 17th 3pm join us @ THE FBI for a BOOK READING by author CHARLES D. THOMPSON. JR. from his SPIRITS OF JUST MEN: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois Press) WITH BLUEGRASS/ AMERICANA MUSIC by Seth Rhinehart & friends.

Spirits of Just Men tells the story of moonshine in 1930s America and chronicles the Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935, which made national news and exposed the far-reaching and pervasive tendrils of Appalachia’s local moonshine economy. Thompson, whose ancestors were involved in the area’s moonshine trade and trial as well as local law enforcement, draws from extensive oral histories and local archival material. Suggested donation: $5


June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment


UPCYCLE FASHION & VARIETY SHOW + PARTY, Friday, July 8 @ 7pm, $5-$10 Suggested Donation @ The French Broad Institute (of Time & the River), aka the FBI, 68 North Main Street, Marshall, NC, 28753, (located in church building across from the firehouse).
Ride your decorated BIKES and wear your DIY riding outfits over to the FBI for an UPCYCLE FASHION SHOW featuring works by ARTeries by STINA and other local DIY designers and fashionistas.
For more information or TO PARTICIPATE, call  Lee Ann Brown at 646.734.4157 or see https://frenchbroadinstitute.wordpress.com/

Music for a Momma

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Join us in beautiful downtown Marshall for a benefit to help keep a neighbor’s family together at the French Broad Institute (of Time and the River) on Sunday, July 10 from 2-5 PM!


Jake & Sarah Owens and Friends, Family Friendly activities, a Cakewalk, Kids’ Activities,

a Silent Auction featuring Local Crafts+ more!

$5 cover per person; kids 12 & under get in free!

For more info, call Dana @ (828) 367-2959

Self-hypnosis for Healing Insight. With Kristin Prevallet, M.A., C.H.

June 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

Join us July 9  from 3-5 PM @ the FBI for a 2-hour self-hypnosis workshop with poet and certified hypnotist Kristin Prevallet! Enrollment for the workshop is $25, payable on the 9th at the FBI. An informal performance will follow the workshop.

Here’s a brief description of the experience, to whet your appetites:

We begin with the belief that the mind and the body are one sympathetic and collaborative system that can, through the power of inner focus, guide the process of healing what needs to be healed physically, spiritually, and psychologically. In this workshop you will learn powerfully integrative self-hypnosis techniques that you can bring home to your daily life that will help you to gain perspective and insight into your healing journey.

A little more about Kristin:

Kristin Prevallet is a hypnotist certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists and a Mental Health Coach working on her certification through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. She is a writer who is the author of four books, including I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time and she has taught courses on Investigative Poetics at Naropa Institute and The New School. She is currently teaching an ongoing writing and somatic process workshop on Trance Poetics. She combines integrative methods of hypnosis, energy psychology, and life coaching in her work with clients at her office in New York. She maintains a blog at trancepoetics.com and recent writings are forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Spoon River Review, and the Drunken Boat.

Hope to see you there!

Bluff Mountain Music Festival

June 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Betty Smith!

June 11 heralded the 16th annual Bluff Mountain Music Festival in Hot Springs. The festival hosts an amazing lineup of singers, musicians, and dancers– Betty Smith, the Green Grass Cloggers, Joe Penland, the Adams Family, Paul’s Creek Band, Greg & Jere Canote, Butter Holler, and Honey Holler, to name a few–and it’s totally free! We sprawled out under the shade, sipped on lemonade and iced tea, ate fresh corn on the cob and banana pudding sold in the tents, bought raffle tickets, and listened to the music.

Lee Ann and Betty Smith

We took lots of video footage and sound recordings, and will post the links soon!

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