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.

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Nano Days!
Mar 28 – Mar 31 all-day

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All day! Nano Days!

All ages

Join us for the 6th year of Nano Days for science demos and experiements focused on the science of the very, very small.

Drop-in self-directed activity in the party room.

Free with $5 admission/free for members

Hendersonville, NC

WNC Farmer’s Market
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Biltmore Blooms
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

BRAD QUALLS
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

BRAD QUALLS

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

BRAD QUALLS: MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

BRAD QUALLS: MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS

From February 24th to April 1st, 2017, the AAAC will feature the drawings of Brad Qualls.

A lead fueled adventure into wooded landscapes featuring men, women, and dogs.  A laborer with an Asheville land surveying company, this self-taught artist shares his vision in a debut exhibition. Original freestyle pencil drawings on paper with color giclee prints on canvas. Each drawing is accompanied with a tri-color acrylic title design.

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Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

MIKE WILEY’S BREACH OF PEACE: STORY OF THE FREEDOM RIDERS
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

MIKE WILEY’S BREACH OF PEACE: STORY OF THE FREEDOM RIDERS

GUNTER THEATRE

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Her parents had always taught her to be ready. “The day will come,” her father said, “and when it does, you should be ready.” So, Jean Thompson prepared herself to do something that had to be done. Even if it was terrifying…

In a sobering one-man show, Mike Wiley takes audiences back to Montgomery, Alabama in 1961 to follow the stories of Jean Thompson and her fellow Freedom Riders as they board a Trailways bus in an attempt to desegregate public transportation. Hear accounts from the surviving participants, some of the 300 people they inspired to do the same, and celebrate the individuals of various races who came together to fight injustice.


Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Performing Arts

Grades: 5-8

Point of View: Barbara Zaretsky
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Showing Up for Racial Justice
Mar 28 @ 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

 

T E X T I L E S: Traditional to modern | hand woven to hand dyed
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

T E X T I L E S: Traditional to modern | hand woven to hand dyed

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These seven artists express their evolving response to the world through textiles.

Cassie Dickson, Catharine Ellis, Vicki Essig, Heather Allen Hietala, Amy Putansu, Kathie Roig, Barbara Zaretsky

Curated by Barbara Zaretsky

Barbara Zaretsky creates handcrafted decorative textiles for home and wardrobe. Her plant based dyes impart a distinctive earthy palette, yet her motifs veer toward the modern. The unexpected blend of the two influences is a hallmark of her approach, which equally honors graphic geometry and fluid, imprecise edges. Barbara has many pieces in private collections across the U.S. and abroad and her work has appeared in Metropolis, Victoria magazine, Southern Living, Our State and other regional, national and trade publications and blogs. Barbara launched BZDesign in Chicago in 1980, and opened Cloth Fiber Workshop, a textile arts learning center in Asheville in 2007. Both BZDesign and Cloth are located in Riverview Station in Asheville’s River Arts District.

The opening reception for  T E X T I L E S will be March 3, 2017 from 5 – 8pm in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Gallery at the Refinery Creator Space on 207 Coxe Ave.

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Experience a series of exquisite glimpses into the lives of women around the world as captured by the lens of international award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale. View prints on prepared aluminum created especially for this exhibit.

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.

aSHEville Museum is so honored to be featuring Ami Vitale’s amazing photography.

Asheville Gallery of Art March 2017 Show ‘ARTventure’ @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show, ‘ARTventure,’ features the work of two gallery artists, Sandi Anton and Anne McLaughlin. The artists chose the show’s name to describe their respective art adventures as they continue to learn and progress through the process of making art. The show runs March 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artists on Friday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.

Sandi Anton first held a brush in her hand in May of 2009, and fell in love with a whole new world. “Suddenly, all objects and subjects became potential paintings,” she says. Having lived in the French Quarter in New Orleans for 12 years, much of what she paints and the subjects that intrigue her the most are architectural in nature, though she continues to challenge herself with other themes. “I strive to paint from a pure and creative mind, for the pleasure of those who love the movement and architecture of a vibrant city.” She claims that experimentation and practice are keys to her process. Most recently Anton says she is exploring a “less is more” concept in her paintings to leave more to the imagination of the viewer.

Anne McLaughlin, during her life-long career as a pediatric physical therapist, took on outside interests like photography and world travel. Those trips always included art museums and galleries, which led her to a study of art history. She and her husband moved to Madison County, NC, in 2002. “Being in this area rich with beauty spurred me to paint and has pushed me to continue my study of art.” Her work is both landscape and figurative. “I am happily painting and I am totally addicted to the dance of color, light, and texture, and the expression of my observations and my imagination,” says McLaughlin. “I hope my works provide the viewer with a range of feelings—mystery, peace, joy, or fun, and that the painting opens the imagination of the viewer to experience and appreciate the work.”

As well as the paintings of the two artists, those of the other 29 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of March. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

Advanced Mad Scientists Lab-Physics!
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am

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Advanced Mad Scientists Lab-Physics!

Ages 6 years & up

Join Dr. Bunsen & Dr. Beaker in the Mad Scientists Lab as they explore scientific principles.

This class is perfect for the child with the inquiring mind!

Free with $5 admission/free for members

Hendersonville, NC

Appalachian Women
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm

Meet the pioneer women of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and get a glimpse into their daily lives.

This exhibit currently features Wilma Dykeman as its local heroine in history, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and environmentalist.

While visiting this exhibit, make sure to take a seat for the award-winning video “Forever Free,” created as a collaborative effort within Buncombe County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Listen to the story of Sarah Gudger, describing her experience as a slave in Buncombe County — with her family, owners, slave speculators, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Sarah Gudger

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Mar 28 @ 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

Wintertide: A Group Show
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm

Wintertide: A Group Show

The Haen Gallery, Asheville, NC

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Echoview Fiber Mill Tours
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours

Every Tuesday, starting at 1pm, we give free tours of our state-of-the-art fiber processing facility. Come hear our story and see the process of how we take raw fibers and turn them into the high quality yarns and products our customers know and love.

Her NOBEL Words
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm

Her NOBEL Words

Malala Yousafzai

Come be inspired by aSHEville Museum’s exhibit on the 16 women to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. These women fought to make the world a better place and were honored for their incredible achievements by the Nobel Committee. These are their words.

Pop ‘n’ Op
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm

 

Pop ‘n’ Op

 

We are excited to present a new exhibition in our On the Slope “pop-up” gallery! Pop ‘n’ Op, which is on viewMarch 18 – May 14, features American Pop and Op art. From pulsating lines and psychedelic colors to iconic imagery of consumer culture, works like those on view in this exhibition created a new kind of art experience. Collapsing boundaries between fine art and commercial design, these works appealed to a wider public and sent shockwaves through the art world.

Artwork above: Allan D’Arcangelo, Dipped, 1967, Serigraph, 20 x 25 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky. Permanent Collection. 1972.1.4.64.

 

 

The Good Making of Good Things
Mar 28 @ 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)
Loving Families: Conversations With LGBT Families
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm

Loving Families: Conversations With LGBT Families

Loving Families was created from interviews of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in WNC and their family members. People interviewed shared the stories of how they met, came to be a family, and faced the joys and challenges that every family knows by heart. Some stories were of straight parents who raised children who were part of the LGBT community. Some stories were of gay men who created family from friendships over many decades. Some were lesbian women who learned the strength of an extended nuclear family as in-laws. Some were of gay and lesbian people who adopted or birthed children of their own. All of these stories include familiar themes, often sounding like all of our own family stories. And that’s the point.

Children’s Art with Alisa
Mar 28 @ 3:30 pm

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Children’s Art with Alisa

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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

 

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

Tuesday
7:30 PM
FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Adam Masters and Friends 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.
Doors open 5:00 PM
– All Ages Show –

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Ballroom Ballyhoo: Introduction to Ballroom Dancing @ All Soul's Cathedral
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Waltz! Rumba! Cha Cha! East Coast Swing!


Tuesdays, March 7, 2017 through April 11, 2017 @ 6pm
At All Soul’s Cathedral, Biltmore Village, 9 Swan Street, Asheville, NC 28803

• Come alone, bring a friend, or partner/spouse, all are welcome!!
• We will help you choose your role (whether lead or follow), independent of gender, on your first night.
• Our intention and hope is to create a longstanding, open-minded community of dancers who can have fun, practice, and advance our partner dancing skills together for years to come.
$75 per person for the series.

Slots will go fast!  Call Missy Lindsey 828.712.8121 to sign up.
The Class: Introduction to Ballroom Dancing (50 min Lesson)

Cooking with Asheville
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

Cooking with Asheville

The Venue, 21 N. Market Street in Asheville from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Description: Purchase your tickets for the biggest party of the year at cookingwithasheville.com! Come savor the flavors of your favorite Cooking With Asheville chefs and restaurants March 28, 2017. The Cooking With Asheville cookbook release party brings many of your favorite chefs under one roof for an unforgettable night of food, fun and festivities. Meet the chefs behind the recipes and taste the innovative cuisine that continues to make Asheville a top culinary destination. Ticketholders will also be the first in the nation to receive Cooking With Asheville and have the opportunity to have it signed by the chefs.

Your ticket includes a Cooking With Asheville cookbook, entry to the Cooking With Asheville launch party (food and drinks included) and an exclusive book signing opportunity with Cooking With Asheville chefs and restaurateurs.

OYSTERS AND PINTS MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Purple Onion

OYSTERS AND PINTS MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT

Every Monday and Tuesday we feature oysters on the half shell, raw or roasted and $3 pints.

Phone: 828.749.1179

16 Main St, Saluda NC

Portuguese Wine Dinner with Metro Wines @ Golden Fleece
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce that Golden Fleece’s third wine dinner with Metro Wines will be held Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00pm. Join us for a magnificent dining experience that includes 4 decadent tasting courses paired with some incredible boutique bottles straight from the vineyards of Portugal! The cost of the dinner is $65 per person (tax & gratuity excluded). Full menu details coming soon, so stay tuned! Please call the restaurant to purchase your tickets in advance or for more information at 828-424-7655.

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1st course:
Ponte Vinho Verde Rose (2015)

2nd course:
Adega Vila Real Branco (2015)

3rd course:
Pinha Red (2014)

4th course:
Forma De Arte Reserva (2012)

Camera Club Meeting
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

The Camera Club of Hendersonville Presents:

The general meeting  at the Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.

For more information please visit our website.

Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Buffalo Nickel Presents:

Kipper Trivia

Live Music & Great Food
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

We are a group of cooks, farmers, waiters, cheese-makers, organizers, ranchers, brewers and dishwashers who share a common philosophy about how we eat and in a larger sense, about life.

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

TOP SHELF TUESDAY
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

TOP SHELF TUESDAY!!!!

Trivia Night at Black Mtn Ale
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Turntable Tuesday
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall Presents: Turntable Tuesday

31 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Weekly Round Robin
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Black Bear Coffee Co. Presents: Weekly Round Robin

Kelli Redmond and James Harrell of Letters to Abigail host this weekly acoustic round robin style open mic for all to join. Free and all ages, this event caters to anyone with a creative or curious bone! Bring in your instrument and join the fun, or sit back with a delicious craft beer and enjoy the talent the area has to offer! See you soon:)

Billy Litz at Urban Orchard
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Billy Litz

Fire Spinning at The Bywater
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

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Fire Spinning

 

JOHNNYSWIM
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Grey Eagle Presents:

JOHNNYSWIM

JOHNNYSWIM

185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Jazz & Funk Jam w/Pauly Juhl
Mar 28 @ 8:30 pm

Tressa’s Jazz & Blues Presents:

Early Tuesday Jazz & Funk Jam w/Pauly Juhl

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28 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-7072

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Mar 28 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam

11PM 21+ Free show Every Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall. This weekly jam is an amazing opportunity for musicians

to network while refining their musical chops, and for the people who support our scene to shake

their hips to the best funk around!

FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightFunkJam

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

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WNC Farmer’s Market
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Biltmore Blooms
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

BRAD QUALLS
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

BRAD QUALLS

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

BRAD QUALLS: MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

BRAD QUALLS: MOUNTAIN DRAWINGS

From February 24th to April 1st, 2017, the AAAC will feature the drawings of Brad Qualls.

A lead fueled adventure into wooded landscapes featuring men, women, and dogs.  A laborer with an Asheville land surveying company, this self-taught artist shares his vision in a debut exhibition. Original freestyle pencil drawings on paper with color giclee prints on canvas. Each drawing is accompanied with a tri-color acrylic title design.

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Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.