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.

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Soul w/ DJ Lorruh
Jan 21 @ 10:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Soul w/ DJ Lorruh

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Admiral Dance Parties
Jan 21 @ 11:00 pm

The Admiral Presents:

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Admiral Dance Parties

Every Friday & Saturday Night

11:00 pm-2:30 am

 

 

Jan
22
Sun
2017
Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Small Batch Sunday
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Co. Presents: Small Batch Sunday

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Join us for some very special craft beer. Every Sunday we will release a flavor infused version of our standard beers. Think Carolina Panther Chocolate Porter infused with cherries, Our Winterfell IPA infused with Jabanero, and on and on!

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

“Diverse Infusions: New Perceptions, New Visions, New Times” @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Art’s January show:

“Diverse Infusions: New Perceptions, New Visions, New Times,” features the work of four new artists of the gallery.

The show displays January 2-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. An artists’ reception at the Gallery (82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park) on Friday, January 6 from 5-8 p.m. offers a great opportunity to meet the artists; everyone is cordially invited to stop by. As well as the paintings of the four artists, those of the other 27 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of January.

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The Good Making of Good Things
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm

On view: January 20, 2017 – May 20, 2017
The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.
Featured artists include:  Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gurnreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft Guild, Rudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)
Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm


Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League


For those interested in painting, drawing, pastels, or other media. Materials provided free of charge for the first two sessions. To continue, join the league for $25 per year. 2-4 p.m. at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, 78 Catawba Ave, in Old Fort. For the full schedule please contact Helen Sullivan at [email protected]

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Times are hard. Why see one musical when you can see five at the same time? The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a hilarious satire in five acts, each of which tells the exact same basic plot about a young woman unable to pay rent to her evil landlord. However, every act is performed in the style of a different famous composer – from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim to Andrew Lloyd Webber! You don’t need to catch all the references to historical shows to still love every minute of this fast-paced comic valentine.

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session 

Sundays

1 till who knows when?

Traditional Irish music is kept alive at Jack of the Wood with our unplugged Sunday session.

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

Jazz Showcase at Isis
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Presents:

Jazz Showcase

743 Haywood Rd

 

 

MerleFest Radio Hour
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm

MerleFest Radio Hour

MerleFest Radio Hour is an hour long weekly show of live performances, album tracks and an interview segment with artists who have played at the festival. Hosted by MerleFest’s Steve Johnson and Mark Bumgarner, the show highlights the history of the artists while touching on what happens behind the scenes, and also will regularly feature the music of Doc and Merle Watson.

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Wagon Presents: Dueling Pianos

Casual haunt featuring piano duels & specialty cocktails in a 1920s space with a convivial vibe.

22 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

Steep Canyon Rangers
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm

At The Orange Peel:

Steep Canyon Rangers

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101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Live Piano at The Social Lounge
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm

Live Piano at the Social Lounge

Live Piano, Music By ReadyPlay Entertainment at The Social Lounge. Servers enjoy Industry Night specials every Sunday and Monday nights, and EVERYONE enjoys live music on the baby grand piano. Timeless elegance… nightly.

Karoke at The Double Crown
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Karoke Sunday Nights

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Drawing or Painting at John Mac Kah Studio
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Drawing or Painting

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Monday & Thursday, 9-4 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000, www.JohnMacKah.com

 

Point of View: Madalyn Wofford
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

Point of View: Madalyn Wofford

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Susanna Euston
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

Susanna Euston

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Winter at Biltmore
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am

Winter at Biltmore

Biltmore House in Snow

In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Discover our great indoors in Biltmore House, America’s largest home. Explore the Conservatory with complimentary guided tours of Biltmore’s extensive orchid collection, offered weekdays, Jan. 23 through March 17.

Discover our great indoors at America’s largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!

Begin To See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am
Begin To See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College

Curated by Julie J. Thomson

While thousands of photographs were taken at Black Mountain College there has not been a detailed examination of photography at the College. Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College will be the first in-depth exhibition and catalog devoted to this topic. Photography began as a workshop at Black Mountain College in the 1930s.

In the 1940s visiting photographers gave some instruction, and starting in 1944 photography courses were offered during the College’s summer sessions. In fall 1949 photography began to be offered as part of the school’s regular curriculum, with former student Hazel-Frieda Larsen being appointed the first full-time instructor in photography. Photographic education at Black Mountain College often focused on learning to see photographically, taking photographs, and the medium’s history.

Begin to See will feature photographs by a variety of artists including Josef Albers, Hazel Larsen Archer, Josef Breitenbach, Harry Callahan, Trude Guermonprez, Robert Haas, Clemens Kalischer, Barbara Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Andy Oates, Aaron Siskind, Stan VanDerBeek, and Jonathan Williams.

Mother Goose Time
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am

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West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806

Mother Goose Time (4-18 months)

 

Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am
Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins

Curated by Alice Sebrell and Connie Bostic

Zola Marcus (1915 – 1998), long-time resident of New York and abstract painter attended the 1953 Summer Institute at Black Mountain College where he studied painting with Joe Fiore and Esteban Vicente. His early work (pre-Black Mountain) consisted of representational scenes, primarily landscapes. These early paintings displayed a remarkable feeling not just for natural beauty but also for color and, particularly, for formal clarity. It is the strength of formal composition that carried over into his abstract work, which he developed over a number of decades. Early in this development he had a one-man show at the famed Galerie Mai in Paris, and one can see the influence of his teachers, including Fernand Leger and, later, the dean of New York abstraction, Hans Hoffman. Marcus integrated a large number of the central developments of abstract painting into his work over the years, including large-scale calligraphic gestures and the employment of chance-elements, particularly drip-motifs. Many of Marcus’ later canvases display the unusual combination of fine technical precision with the appearance of improvisatory gestural spontaneity, and it is in these canvases that his distinctive aesthetic voice is perhaps most pronounced.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

“Diverse Infusions: New Perceptions, New Visions, New Times” @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Art’s January show:

“Diverse Infusions: New Perceptions, New Visions, New Times,” features the work of four new artists of the gallery.

The show displays January 2-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. An artists’ reception at the Gallery (82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park) on Friday, January 6 from 5-8 p.m. offers a great opportunity to meet the artists; everyone is cordially invited to stop by. As well as the paintings of the four artists, those of the other 27 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of January.

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The Good Making of Good Things
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

On view: January 20, 2017 – May 20, 2017
The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.
Featured artists include:  Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gurnreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft Guild, Rudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)
Busker Broadcast
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
Busker Broadcast w/ABBY THE SPOON LADY
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Busker Broadcast
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Mondays 4-6pm
Abby the Spoon Lady
Every Monday

 

Free Senior Yoga Classes
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm

Free Senior Yoga Classes

Did you know that every Monday at 4:30 p.m. the Leicester Community Center hosts a free Yoga class for seniors? Whether you’re in your 60’s, 70’s, or beyond, Yoga is a fantastic, low-impact workout for seniors.

According to the AARP, practicing Yoga:

Reduces Anxiety
Protects Your Joints
Brings Strength and Balance
Sharpens Your Mind
Bosses Your Mood
Helps Improve Your Quality of Health and Life
The Leicester Community Center is located at 2979 New Leicester Highway. The classes last for about an hour. Regular classes begin after the senior classes end at 6 p.m.

For more information about the recurring event, email [email protected], or give them a call at 828.250.4260.

Marley Mondays
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm

Scully’s Bar & Grille Presents:Marley Mondays

Live Steel Drum Music w/ Island Inspired Specials

13 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801

Old Time Music UpCountry Jam @ UpCountry Brewing Co
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm

An Old Time Music Jam hosted by Banjo Mitch McConnell Lough.

Up Country Brewing

A great way to enjoy a dinner show for free.

1042 Haywood Ave, Asheville NC

Beginner Beekeeper Education Course
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Beginner Beekeeper Education Course

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The Henderson County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) and NC Cooperative Extension are offering the 2017 Beginner Beekeeper Education Course featuring classroom lectures AND hands-on apiary sessions. The goal of the course is to provide the beginning beekeeper with the practical knowledge and skills required to successfully manage a colony of bees from receipt in spring through winter. Class size is limited. Registration is required; first time attendees will be given priority. (Previous class attendees are encouraged to attend intermediate beekeeper education classes beginning in the spring of 2017.)

Lectures will take place at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River from 7-9 PM on January 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 13, 20, 27. Apiary sessions will be taught at Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville on March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 8, 22 (subject to weather; times TBD). The fee for the classroom and apiary instruction, book, and 1-year HCBA membership is $75.

Learn more, view the syllabus, or enroll – http://hcbeekeepers.org/2017-beginner-beekeeper-education/

Bluegrass Jam
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Bluegrass Jam

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Creekside Taphouse Trivia Night
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Creekside Taphouse Trivia Night

8 Beverly Rd. Asheville, NC

Old-Time Music at Urban Orchard
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Old-Time Music

Open Mic Extravaganza
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Good Stuff Presents: Open Mic Extravaganza w/Laura Thurston

38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Street Dances
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Street Dances

Visitor Center
201 South Main Street
Downtown Hendersonville

Bring a Chair / Admission is Free
No Pets, Alcohol, or Coolers Allowed

Trivia w/Geeks Who Drink
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

Trivia w/Geeks Who Drink

 

Live Piano at The Social Lounge
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

Live Piano at the Social Lounge

Live Piano, Music By ReadyPlay Entertainment at The Social Lounge. Servers enjoy Industry Night specials every Sunday and Monday nights, and EVERYONE enjoys live music on the baby grand piano. Timeless elegance… nightly.

Taylor Martin Open Mic Night
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

Taylor Martin Open Mic Night

796 Riverside Dr, Asheville

The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance

Beginners welcome.

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-5800

Jan
24
Tue
2017
WE’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER AT HANDS ON!
Jan 24 – Jan 27 all-day
WE'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER AT HANDS ON!
(Hendersonville, N.C.)
Hands On! is where LEARNING comes into PLAY!
10am-5pm
Jan 24-27
Come to Hands On!, the children's museum in downtown Hendersonville, to explore numbers and counting for young learners. Ages 5 years and above will enjoy learning money and math skills through engaging, hands-on games. This activity takes place January 24 through 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is free with $5 admission/free for members. We've Got Your Number is sponsored by Hunter Subaru.

The mission of Hands On! is to provide “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.
Point of View: Madalyn Wofford
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

Point of View: Madalyn Wofford

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Showing Up for Racial Justice
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am

Firestorm Cafe & Books

Showing Up for Racial Justice, Every Tuesday mornings at 10 am

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome!

Firestorm Cafe & Books
610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

 

Susanna Euston
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

Susanna Euston

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Winter at Biltmore
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am

Winter at Biltmore

Biltmore House in Snow

In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Discover our great indoors in Biltmore House, America’s largest home. Explore the Conservatory with complimentary guided tours of Biltmore’s extensive orchid collection, offered weekdays, Jan. 23 through March 17.

Discover our great indoors at America’s largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!