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.

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

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Eclipse Day!

No human action can disrupt the incessant dance of the cosmos, and the Moon’s shadow will not wait on you if you’re not ready. Like a mindless juggernaut, it plows its way through space toward a collision course with Earth. As predicted by the astronomers decades in advance, the shadow arrives with perfect accuracy, and touches down in the north Pacific Ocean at 16:48:33 UT*, at local sunrise. (At that spot, the Sun will actually rise while totally eclipsed. This is a sight few people – even veteran eclipse chasers – have seen, and from what we hear, it is quite uncanny.)

A minute later, the entire shadow (the “umbral cone”) will have made landfall – er, ocean-fall – and will be racing across the surface of the water at supersonic speed. Except for folks on ships at sea, and the occasional ocean-dwelling critter who dares to venture too near the surface, nothing sentient will note the passing of the umbra – until land gets in the way.

Aug
22
Tue
2017
Asheville Splashville
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

It’s time for some fun water play! Splasheville, Asheville’s splash play fountain in Pack Square Park.

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We welcome everyone to come play in Splasheville! This interactive water feature delights children with its 21 jets of water that run in 12 combinations. You never know where it’s going to splash you next!

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Splasheville is open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily with the exception of closures for inclement weather or special events.

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Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC

Located behind the Light Center Dome. FREE. While you are here, please also enjoy our Light Room and Hiking Trails. They are also FREE.

UR Light Center

Showing Up for Racial Justice
Aug 22 @ 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

 

Tie Up, Draw Down
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am

Ninety percent of weaving happens before thread ever touches the loom. Indeed, the accumulation of warp over weft is only one of many actions, including drafting/design, winding, measuring, looping, counting, dyeing, knotting, setting tension, and others. These actions formed the inspiration and starting point for this exhibition. Tie Up, Draw Down explores weaving as a source for experimentation across media, genres, concept and scale. Of the fourteen contemporary artists included in this exhibition, many hybridize weaving technologies, weave “the wrong way,” or adapt and innovate weaving processes to encompass new media. Others do not weave at all, but find a rich avenue of inquiry within aspects or stages of weaving’s complex field. Artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Joell Baxter, Jen Bervin, Francesca Capone, Liz Collins, Marianne Fairbanks, Del Harrow, Sheila Hicks, LoVid, John Paul Morabito, Danielle Mysliwiec, Meghan Price, Molly Smith, Laurel Sparks, and Margo Wolowiec. Tie Up, Draw Down is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carman and organized by CCCD. The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Additional support for Benchspace programming provided by Sara and Bill Morgan.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Aug 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

 Home Land
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm

The Asheville Art Museum has organized a new exhibition opening July 22 titled Home Land, which features a number of southeastern Native artists who honor their ancestral land through their work. The exhibition, which will be on view at the Museum’s temporary On the Slope location, will run through September 17.

Inspired by the Museum’s recent acquisition Home Land, a cutting-edge contemporary basket by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn, Asheville Art Museum Associate Curator Carolyn Grosch and Cherokee Indian Hospital’s Lynne Harlan have co-curated an exhibition that explores the connections southeastern Native artists have to their ancestral homelands.

Drawn primarily from the collection of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of southeastern Native art for over 30 years, the exhibition brings together artists working in a variety of media whose art addresses the legacy of removal and the enduring ties Native artists and their communities have to their lands of origin.

The basket Home Land, woven in a traditional Cherokee style single-weave technique, features a reproduced letter that Cherokee Chief John Ross wrote to the U.S. War Department in the 1830s, as well as generations-old medicine stories that speak to the healing remedies of indigenous plants and waters. These elements woven together represent the fierce connection Native people have to their land.

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours
Aug 22 @ 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.

Children’s Art with Alisa
Aug 22 @ 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

 

West Asheville Tailgate Market
Aug 22 @ 3:30 pm

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West Asheville Tailgate Market

718 Haywood Rd.

 

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm

 

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
Aug 22 @ 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/

Camera Club Meeting
Aug 22 @ 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.

Asheville Tourists Baseball
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists Baseball

Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Buffalo Nickel Presents:

Kipper Trivia

Live Music & Great Food
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Turntable Tuesday
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall Presents: Turntable Tuesday

31 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Weekly Round Robin
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Billy Litz

FIRE JAM
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
  • Every Tuesday our community gathers to share space, have fun, listen to music, dance and SPIN FIRE!!

    Each week YOU can come enjoy some of the best fire spinners in the city as they perform with all of their various fire toys. These folks are amazingly talented and will be sure to get you worked into a frenzy along with the help of local, regional and national DJs, producers, livetronica and other acts that will perform throughout the night.

  • Salvage Station 466 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, 28801
Fire Spinning at The Bywater
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

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Fire Spinning

 

Jazz & Funk Jam w/Pauly Juhl
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 22 @ 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/

Aug
23
Wed
2017
Asheville Outlets Offers FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club @ Asheville Outlets
Aug 23 @ 7:30 am

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue are offering a FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club now through September 17, 2017. The on-going walkers club is open to the public. Healthy Hikers is a weekly set your own pace, track your mileage club. Members who turn in their weekly mileage at Customer Service on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. will be entered to win a special gift bag full of valuable prizes from Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue and Asheville Outlets retailers.

In addition, Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue will offer free health and wellness assistance on an on-going basis throughout the season. Health assessments, educational seminars and guidance will also be available at the Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue booth during Kids Day on August 13th and at the Health Fair on September 17th. Personal trainers will help members monitor weight, blood pressure, body fat, flexibility and more.

Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

WNC Farmer’s Market
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

It’s time for some fun water play! Splasheville, Asheville’s splash play fountain in Pack Square Park.

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We welcome everyone to come play in Splasheville! This interactive water feature delights children with its 21 jets of water that run in 12 combinations. You never know where it’s going to splash you next!

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Splasheville is open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily with the exception of closures for inclement weather or special events.

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Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC

Located behind the Light Center Dome. FREE. While you are here, please also enjoy our Light Room and Hiking Trails. They are also FREE.

UR Light Center

Tie Up, Draw Down
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am

Ninety percent of weaving happens before thread ever touches the loom. Indeed, the accumulation of warp over weft is only one of many actions, including drafting/design, winding, measuring, looping, counting, dyeing, knotting, setting tension, and others. These actions formed the inspiration and starting point for this exhibition. Tie Up, Draw Down explores weaving as a source for experimentation across media, genres, concept and scale. Of the fourteen contemporary artists included in this exhibition, many hybridize weaving technologies, weave “the wrong way,” or adapt and innovate weaving processes to encompass new media. Others do not weave at all, but find a rich avenue of inquiry within aspects or stages of weaving’s complex field. Artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Joell Baxter, Jen Bervin, Francesca Capone, Liz Collins, Marianne Fairbanks, Del Harrow, Sheila Hicks, LoVid, John Paul Morabito, Danielle Mysliwiec, Meghan Price, Molly Smith, Laurel Sparks, and Margo Wolowiec. Tie Up, Draw Down is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carman and organized by CCCD. The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Additional support for Benchspace programming provided by Sara and Bill Morgan.

Toddler Time
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am

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

Toddler Time Story Time (18 months – 3 years)

 

ASHEVILLE CITY MARKET SOUTH
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

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ASHEVILLE CITY MARKET SOUTH

Wednesdays 12-4pm

Biltmore Park Town Square

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Aug 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

 Home Land
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm

The Asheville Art Museum has organized a new exhibition opening July 22 titled Home Land, which features a number of southeastern Native artists who honor their ancestral land through their work. The exhibition, which will be on view at the Museum’s temporary On the Slope location, will run through September 17.

Inspired by the Museum’s recent acquisition Home Land, a cutting-edge contemporary basket by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn, Asheville Art Museum Associate Curator Carolyn Grosch and Cherokee Indian Hospital’s Lynne Harlan have co-curated an exhibition that explores the connections southeastern Native artists have to their ancestral homelands.

Drawn primarily from the collection of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of southeastern Native art for over 30 years, the exhibition brings together artists working in a variety of media whose art addresses the legacy of removal and the enduring ties Native artists and their communities have to their lands of origin.

The basket Home Land, woven in a traditional Cherokee style single-weave technique, features a reproduced letter that Cherokee Chief John Ross wrote to the U.S. War Department in the 1830s, as well as generations-old medicine stories that speak to the healing remedies of indigenous plants and waters. These elements woven together represent the fierce connection Native people have to their land.

The Orchard at Altapass
Aug 23 @ 1:45 pm
  • Open Mike/Jam Session at 1:45pm on Wednesdays, May through September
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  • Pisgah National Forest, 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
River Arts Farmer’s Market
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

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River Arts District Farmer’s Market

175 Clingham Ave.

Wednesdays 2-6pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market
Aug 23 @ 2:30 pm

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Weaverville Tailgate Market

60 Lakeshore Dr. behind the Community Center overlooking Lake Louise

Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm

Children’s Art with Alisa
Aug 23 @ 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

 

Jack of the Wood :Old Time Mountain Music Jam
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Old Time Mountain Music Jam

Every Wednesday!

Starts at 5 pm

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Highland Brewing Company :

Woody Wood Wednesdays

Location: Highland Brewing Tasting Room
When: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tasting Room Hours: Open 4:00-8:00PM; Music 5:30-7:30PM (FREE)
Music Style: Rock/Soul/Funky Mountain Rock
Food Truck: Avery’s Hot Dogs

Woody Wood plays an acoustic show live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn’t take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.

One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.

Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-3370

http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

Adoptable Pet Night
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Company is a nano brewery and tap room committed to enriching the lives of humans through our excellent craft beer, and benefiting animals through local advocacy.

Adoptable Pet Night every Wednesday at Sanctuary Brewing.

147 First Ave East

Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Live Music w/Sons of Ralph
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm

Scully’s Bar & Grille Presents: Live Music w/Sons of Ralph

13 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801

Drink & Paint at Asheville Brew
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm
Asheville Tourists Baseball
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists Baseball

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos
Aug 23 @ 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