Things to Do

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

May
22
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2015
15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival
May 22 all-day

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15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival

M 22nd – 24th

 Fri  6-10P

Sat  10A-10P

Sun  10A-6P

The 15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports festival that celebrates community, athletics and local business.

Events: Rock 2 Rock 10K, Cyclocross, SUP Yoga with Mind Body Paddle, SUP Race with Asheville Adventure Rentals, Collier Lilly Ride with NC Outward Bound School, Ultimate Frisbee, Crossfit with Summit Crossfit, Yoga with Asheville Community Yoga, Kolo Bike Park Mountain Bike Ride, sand volleyball tournament.

Music Includes: East Coast Dirt, The Congress, Cameron Stack ft. Matt Mommson, Fireside Collective, Funk You, The Lee Boys, Grits & Soul, Lyric

Kids Events: face painting, climbing wall, kids yoga, balloons, inflatables

Cost: Free

Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
May 22 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
May 22 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
May 22 all-day

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Features a new exhibition from vibrant expressionist

Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”

April 22 – May 31

The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Biltmore Village hosts Quebec expressionist Stefan Horik, kicking off the exhibition “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains,” with a two-day opportunity to meet the artist during the exhibition reception. Horik will debut some 20 new pieces, inspired by the Smoky Mountains and his many trips to Asheville and the surrounding area.

“This is the fifth year Stefan will be appearing with a series of new works,” says Constance Richards, director of the gallery. “This particular series showcases his appreciation of the mountains in this area. Although the artist travels throughout his native Canada, capturing the Rockies and other landscapes in his very vibrant impasto style, he’s retained a soft spot for this area. Typically he brings his family for the annual exhibitions and they rent a cabin to enjoy the hiking, canoeing and mountain biking here. It’s easy to see how the new series was inspired by his annual trek to our mountains.”

 

Horik was born in 1965 in the province of Quebec, Canada, from a father of Ukrainian origin and a French Canadian mother. During the first seven years of his life, he followed his parents in their travels until the whole family settled down on an old farm in the Charlevoix County some 70 miles east of Quebec City. His father, Vladimir Horik is also an acclaimed landscape master.

Stefan Horik likes well-defined contrasts and significant variations in color value. He also paintings on canvases that are increasingly narrow – catching an interesting snippet of a sunset over water, or a cross-cut of tree trunks and river reflections. Horik’s work is represented by galleries throughout Canada in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, but is shown in the United States exclusively at the Grand Bohemian Galleries.

Horik’s canvases are fresh, modern, bold and rhythmical.
Grand Bohemian Gallery

11 Boston Way

Asheville (Biltmore Village)

828-398-5555 for more info

www.grandbohemiangallery.com

The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
May 22 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms

Friday, March 20th – Monday, May 25th

Included with estate admission

Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center : Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images
May 22 all-day

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images

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January 30 – May 23, 2015
Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

56 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-8484

http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas
May 22 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Blue Ridge Classic of the CarolinasEVENT CENTER5/22/2015

WNC AG Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Dog Agility
May 22 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Blue Ridge Dog AgilityMCGOUGH5/22/2015

WNC AG Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Opportunity House : Writing Your Mystery
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Opportunity House :

Writing Your Mystery

Topics covered include: types of mysteries (genre), point-of-view (POV), character development, setting, plot elements, clues and red herrings, story lines, dialogue, the all-important opening sentence/paragraph, moving the story forward, self-editing, paid editors, best and worst crimes for writers, criminal motives, researching factual elements, publishing (traditional & self-publishing), marketing, positives and negatives about critique groups, and more. Handouts excerpted from Havelin’s book Mystery Mastery will provide topic details. Participants will learn about other writing groups and events in our region, what they offer, and when they meet.

Instructor: Michael Havelin
Fridays: 10am-11am Meets for 8 weeks beginning May 1
Cost: $70 Members/$85 Non-members

East Asheville Tailgate Market
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market

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Fridays 3-6 pm. We offer our customers an array of fresh locally grown produce, plant starts, fresh eggs, pastured meats, delicious honey, jams and baked goods, as well as hand made crafts and jewelry. We are located in the Groce Methodist Church parking lot on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Our market season is from May 1, 2015 to September 25, 2015.

  • Friday
    3pm — 6pm
Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam


Every Friday

Free Dead Friday's featuring members of Phuncle Sam
Tickets: FREE
Ages: ALL AGES

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Malaprop’s : CHRISTIAN HAGESETH & JOE D’AGNESE
May 22 @ 7:00 pm

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Malaprop’s :

CHRISTIAN HAGESETH & JOE D’AGNESE

Christian Hageseth, founder of Colorado’s Green Man Cannabis, and local favorite Joe D’Agnese discuss Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business. The book chronicles Hageseth’s dream—which is currently being fulfilled—of opening a weedery (much like a brewery) in the Colorado foothills. According to Publishers Weekly in its starred review, “Whatever the reader’s views on the subject, this is an ideal insider’s look at an industry in a time of momentous change.”

Event date:
Friday, May 22, 2015 – 7:00pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

http://www.malaprops.com

Montford Park Players : R & J
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

R&J to open Montford Park Players’ 43rd Season
at Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre May 15 – 30
The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, is pleased to announce the opening production of our 2015 outdoor season at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay Street in Asheville NC.

“R&J”, a 2-person play adapted by director Jeff Catanese from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and starring Devyn Ray and Alex McDonald, will open our free season of Shakespeare Friday, May 15, at 7:30 pm.  “R&J” will play Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, May 30.

Bring a picnic, bring your favorite beverage, and join us each weekend for a unique take on one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies (we’re dog-friendly, too, so bring your companion)!  Snacks and beverages are available at our concession stand.

For more information call (828) 254-5146, email [email protected], or visit or website at www.montfordparkplayers.org, and follow us on Facebook (MontfordParkPlayers) and Twitter (@MontfordPlayers).

NC Stage : Parallel Lives
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

NC Stage : Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

May. 13th — Jun. 7th, 2015

Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

Join Kathy and Mo as these two ladies assume multiple characters and personalities in this comedy sketch riot. From discussing God’s interior decorating choices to a stint in a West-Texas country music bar, these two women aren’t afraid to tackle any material and the result will leave you in stitches.

NC Stage

15 Stage Lane

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 239.0263

http://www.ncstage.org/

New Mountain Amphitheater Presents Dr. John and The Nitetrippers
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

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Dr. John and The Nitetrippers

New Mountain Amphitheater Presents

Dr. John and The Nitetrippers

Fri, May 22, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$28.00 – $32.00

New Mountain

38 N French Broad Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1701

http://www.newmountainavl.com/

The Altamont Theatre : Hanks A Lot – a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music
May 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Altamont Theatre :

Hanks A Lot – a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music

WHEN: Friday May 22, 2015
DOORS: 7pm  |  SHOW: 8pm
GENRE:  country music
AGES:  all ages
SEATING:  seated general admission
TICKETS:  $15 adv. / $18 d.o.s.

The Altamont Theatre

18 Church St

Asheville, NC 28801

(617) 501-1983

http://thealtamont.com/

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema
May 22 @ 8:00 pm

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The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema

Foreign Film Series 

8pm each Friday night
upstairs in the Railroad Library
109 Roberts St, Phil Mechanic Studios
River Arts District, Asheville

The Courtyard Gallery

109 Roberts St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.273.3332

http://ashevillecourtyard.com/

The Grey Eagle : Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
May 22 @ 8:00 pm

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May 22 Fri
2 Shows! 8pm and 10:30pm!
7pm doors.
Seated show.
8pm
$15 apiece, or $25 for both shows

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-5800

http://thegreyeagle.com/

The Orange Peel : Jason Michael Carroll
May 22 @ 9:00 pm

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Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$17 advance / $20 day of show

Ages 18+

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

One Stop Deli & Bar : Opposite Box
May 22 @ 10:00 pm

One Stop Deli & Bar :

Opposite Box

May 22
Tickets: $5
Ages: 21+

One Stop Deli & Bar

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

May
23
Sat
2015
15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival
May 23 all-day

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15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival

M 22nd – 24th

 Fri  6-10P

Sat  10A-10P

Sun  10A-6P

The 15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports festival that celebrates community, athletics and local business.

Events: Rock 2 Rock 10K, Cyclocross, SUP Yoga with Mind Body Paddle, SUP Race with Asheville Adventure Rentals, Collier Lilly Ride with NC Outward Bound School, Ultimate Frisbee, Crossfit with Summit Crossfit, Yoga with Asheville Community Yoga, Kolo Bike Park Mountain Bike Ride, sand volleyball tournament.

Music Includes: East Coast Dirt, The Congress, Cameron Stack ft. Matt Mommson, Fireside Collective, Funk You, The Lee Boys, Grits & Soul, Lyric

Kids Events: face painting, climbing wall, kids yoga, balloons, inflatables

Cost: Free

Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
May 23 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
May 23 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
May 23 all-day

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Features a new exhibition from vibrant expressionist

Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”

April 22 – May 31

The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Biltmore Village hosts Quebec expressionist Stefan Horik, kicking off the exhibition “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains,” with a two-day opportunity to meet the artist during the exhibition reception. Horik will debut some 20 new pieces, inspired by the Smoky Mountains and his many trips to Asheville and the surrounding area.

“This is the fifth year Stefan will be appearing with a series of new works,” says Constance Richards, director of the gallery. “This particular series showcases his appreciation of the mountains in this area. Although the artist travels throughout his native Canada, capturing the Rockies and other landscapes in his very vibrant impasto style, he’s retained a soft spot for this area. Typically he brings his family for the annual exhibitions and they rent a cabin to enjoy the hiking, canoeing and mountain biking here. It’s easy to see how the new series was inspired by his annual trek to our mountains.”

 

Horik was born in 1965 in the province of Quebec, Canada, from a father of Ukrainian origin and a French Canadian mother. During the first seven years of his life, he followed his parents in their travels until the whole family settled down on an old farm in the Charlevoix County some 70 miles east of Quebec City. His father, Vladimir Horik is also an acclaimed landscape master.

Stefan Horik likes well-defined contrasts and significant variations in color value. He also paintings on canvases that are increasingly narrow – catching an interesting snippet of a sunset over water, or a cross-cut of tree trunks and river reflections. Horik’s work is represented by galleries throughout Canada in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, but is shown in the United States exclusively at the Grand Bohemian Galleries.

Horik’s canvases are fresh, modern, bold and rhythmical.
Grand Bohemian Gallery

11 Boston Way

Asheville (Biltmore Village)

828-398-5555 for more info

www.grandbohemiangallery.com

Kenilworth Art Studio Tour
May 23 all-day

Kenilworth Art Studio Tour

May 23 & 24, 2015.

Across May 23 and 24, this Memorial Day weekend, the eclectic neighborhood of Kenilworth will again welcome folks in search of inspiration and wondrous finds to the studios of artists and craftspeople who live along the streets of this historic area near central Asheville. Visit and shop the fresh works of 24 artists showing in 15 locations! Admire and purchase original works of art, including paintings, sketches, ceramics, wood craft, hand shaped tiles, whimsical sculptures, casual wear, quirky dolls and artful jewelry, among other treasures. Visit our website www.kenilworthartists.org for participating artists and a tour map.
The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
May 23 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms

Friday, March 20th – Monday, May 25th

Included with estate admission

Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center : Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images
May 23 all-day

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images

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January 30 – May 23, 2015
Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

56 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-8484

http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas
May 23 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Blue Ridge Classic of the CarolinasEVENT CENTER5/22/2015

WNC AG Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Dog Agility
May 23 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Blue Ridge Dog AgilityMCGOUGH5/22/2015

WNC AG Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Henderson County Tailgate Market
May 23 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

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One of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our market season is from March 14 to November 28.

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    7am — noonpm
Asheville City Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Asheville City Market

Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

April 4 – December 19, 2015

Find the freshest, best-tasting food around + local artisan products in two locations for your convenience: downtown and South Asheville! EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted.

Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs, Growing Minds @ Market activities, and more. Follow Asheville City Market on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Public Works Building

161 South Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, late April thru the end of October. Our winter market operates through the end of November.(Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken & quail), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, ironwork, birdhouses & feeders, and other heritage items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Please join us at this very special community place!

For information, contact Carol James at (828)280-1381.

Our market season is from April 25, 2015 to November 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon

250 Pigeon St.

Waynesville, North Carolina

828-280-1381
Mills River Farmers Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

Local farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Our market season is from May 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon

5046 Boylston Hwy.

Mills River, North Carolina

828-891-3332

5046 Boylston Hwy., directly off NC 280 in the G&B Energy Plaza in Mills River. Holiday market Nov. 21. 9-1

North Asheville Tailgate Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Asheville Tailgate Market

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Visit us for an incredible local food experience at the area’s oldest producer only market with over 40 members offering a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. Seasonally, you will find an amazing assortment of fruits and vegetables, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, artisan cheese, bedding and native plants, mushrooms, honey, fresh pasta, farm fresh eggs as well as locally raised natural meats and a fabulous selection of baked goods and wood fired breads. We accept debit/credit cards and food stamps as well.

UNC Asheville (UNCA) Campus Commuter Lot #C. Enter UNCA from WT Weaver Blvd. traffic circle. Market is first lot on the right. Follow yellow signs for additional parking.

Holiday bazaar Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from Noon to 3 pm.

Our market season is from April 11, 2015 to November 21, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market

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Waynesville’s longest running tailgate market. We are starting our 31st year with a lifetime of farming and gardening experience. We are strong promoters of farms in Haywood county with all our produce grown in Haywood County. We are a grower run market. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey, and nursery stock. Watch for special events throughout the season, including cooking demonstrations, Watermelon Day, and cash giveaways! The market is easily accessible with plenty of parking.

Our market season is from May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Transylvania Farmers’ Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers’ Market

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The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 18 through December 19, 2015 with a smaller winter market from 10am–12pm December to April.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — 12pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

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The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

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Our market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.
Jackson County Farmers Market
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jackson County Farmers Market

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The Jackson County Farmers Market is open year-round and features only locally grown produce, products and crafts. Most of our growers use organic practices. We are located in downtown Sylva on Saturday mornings. April through October you can find us in Bridge Park near the pavilion from 9 am-noon with parking off of Railroad Ave. November through March we are located just across the bridge at the Community Table on Central Street near Poteet Park from 10-1. You can find vegetables all year as well as meats, locally made crafts, jams, herbal products, baked goods and more.
Leicester Farmers Market
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

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We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:
www.marshillmarket.org.

Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    9am — 1pm
Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
Asheville Art Museum : Weekend Film Screening : Fully Awake
May 23 @ 2:00 pm

Asheville Art Museum :

Weekend Film Screening
May 23 + 24, 2:00 pm
Free with membership or Museum admission

Fully Awake
Production Studio: Documentary Educational Resources

Black Mountain College (1933–1957) was an influential experiment in education that inspired and shaped 20th-century American art. Fully Awake explores the college’s progressive pedagogy and radical approach to arts education. Rated: NR. 61 minutes.

Screened in conjunction with Jack Tworkov: Beyond Black Mountain, Selected Works From 1952–1982.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Malaprop’s : LESBIAN NOVELIST PANEL
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

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Malaprop’s :

LESBIAN NOVELIST PANEL

Join us for a panel of four spectacular authors who call North Carolina home! Rebecca Swartz (Falling), Deb Jackson Leigh (Riding PassionDragon Horse War), Ann McMan (June Magee, R.N. Festival Nurse, and the forthcoming Backcast), and KG MacGregor (T-Minus TwoAnyone But You) will talk about their books in a panel moderated by reviewer Salem West. If you like fiction written about strong women, you won’t want to miss this one!

Event date:
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 7:00pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

http://www.malaprops.com

Montford Park Players : R & J
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

R&J to open Montford Park Players’ 43rd Season
at Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre May 15 – 30
The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, is pleased to announce the opening production of our 2015 outdoor season at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay Street in Asheville NC.

“R&J”, a 2-person play adapted by director Jeff Catanese from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and starring Devyn Ray and Alex McDonald, will open our free season of Shakespeare Friday, May 15, at 7:30 pm.  “R&J” will play Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, May 30.

Bring a picnic, bring your favorite beverage, and join us each weekend for a unique take on one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies (we’re dog-friendly, too, so bring your companion)!  Snacks and beverages are available at our concession stand.

For more information call (828) 254-5146, email [email protected], or visit or website at www.montfordparkplayers.org, and follow us on Facebook (MontfordParkPlayers) and Twitter (@MontfordPlayers).

NC Stage : Parallel Lives
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

NC Stage : Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

May. 13th — Jun. 7th, 2015

Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

Join Kathy and Mo as these two ladies assume multiple characters and personalities in this comedy sketch riot. From discussing God’s interior decorating choices to a stint in a West-Texas country music bar, these two women aren’t afraid to tackle any material and the result will leave you in stitches.

NC Stage

15 Stage Lane

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 239.0263

http://www.ncstage.org/