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
20
Sat
2017
HotWorks.org Asheville Fine Art Show @ U.S. Cellular Center
May 20 – May 22 all-day

Join us May 20 & 21, 2017 for the Asheville Fine Art Show! Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows – this event brings up to 175 juried fine art and craft artists with all forms of discipline for sale to the public – paintings, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, fiber and more. This art show is different – you will see artists who will be coming to Asheville – many for the very first time – all who personally make their original and personally handmade art. The focus is originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. There is something for everyone – with all price ranges. Institute for the Arts & Education is the 501c3 non-profit that focuses on visual arts, diversity, community enrichment, and fostering art education among youth. Event hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm daily. More info at www.hotworks.org. See Art, Love Art, Buy Art – see you there!

May
22
Mon
2017
Earthaven Experience Week
May 22 – May 28 all-day

Earthaven Experience Week

About the Experience

School of Integrated Living’s Earthaven Experience Week is a residential service-learning program in which participants are immersed into the village, homes, lives, businesses, and farms of the Taylor Creek Watershed  community for a hands-on, skill-building, life-changing experience.

Location

SOIL’s Earthaven Experience Week takes place at the farms, neighborhood, and homesteads within and near Earthaven Ecovillage. This village and farming community is the ideal living laboratory for a whole-life skills curriculum–a place to see regenerative systems in practice, food production in action, and community living on an up-close and personal level.

May
23
Tue
2017
Memorial Day Stars
May 23 – May 26 all-day

Hands On! is where LEARNING comes into PLAY!

All Day! Memorial Day Stars. All Ages. Prepare to celebrate Memorial Day by making stars to use as decorations.

WNC Farmer’s Market
May 23 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
May 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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Biltmore Blooms
May 23 @ 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

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
May 23 @ 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.

Showing Up for Racial Justice
May 23 @ 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

 

Mad Scientists Lab-Snap Circuits!
May 23 @ 11:00 am

Hands On! is where LEARNING comes into PLAY!

Mad Scientists Lab-Snap Circuits!

Age 3 yrs & up.

Join Dr. Beaker & Dr. Bunsen in the science lab. Free with $5 admission/free for memers

Please call to register

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
May 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

Crossings: A Boat Show
May 23 @ 12:00 pm

Bender Gallery presents:

12 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours
May 23 @ 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.

Hear Our Voice
May 23 @ 1:00 pm

Hear Our Voice

May 20 – July 16, 2017

Asheville Art Museum On the Slope (175 Biltmore Ave.)
Opening Reception: June 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Hear Our Voice features a selection of posters from by The Amplifier Foundation, a “visual media experiment dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement.” The Amplifier Foundation commissions posters and also accepts submissions from artists that address current issues. This exhibition explores the potential of visual art to empower people, artists, and communities and promote dialogue. Hear Our Voice includes individual works by more than 40 woman-identified artists, as well as selections from Jessica Sabogal’s Better Than Perfect and Shepard Fairey‘s We the People series.

Hear Our Voice – Poster design by Hallie Jay Pope

Children’s Art with Alisa
May 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

 

West Asheville Tailgate Market
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists Baseball vs Rome

Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Buffalo Nickel Presents:

Kipper Trivia

Live Music & Great Food
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Turntable Tuesday
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall Presents: Turntable Tuesday

31 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Weekly Round Robin
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 7:30 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Billy Litz

Fire Spinning at The Bywater
May 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

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Fire Spinning

 

Live at Salvage Station…
May 23 @ 8:00 pm

UPCOMING SHOWS: Salvage Station, Asheville NC

468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801

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MAY

5/19 – MachineFunk: Tribute to Widespread Panic
5/20 – Sweat and Soul 2017 (Fitness Bootcamp)
5/20 – Phuncle Sam
5/20 – The Chuck Lichtenberger
5/23 – The Wake The Nation Tour 2017
5/24 – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
5/25 – The Ben Miller Band
5/26 – Parmalee
5/27 – Dynamo
5/28 – Urban Soil

JUNE

6/2 – Electric Soul Pandemic, Opposite Box, and Floralorix
6/3 – Grateful First Saturday w/ The Free Dead Crew
6/5 – Best Friends Forever Tour: Pacific Dub & Katastro
6/8 – Deadphish Orchestra w/ TBD
6/18 – The Dharma Bombs w/ Alexa Rose
6/22 – Colt Ford

JULY

7/21 – NEVERMIND – The Ultimate Tribute to Nirvana

AUGUST

8/3 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
8/18 – Cash Unchained – The Music of Johnny Cash

SEPTEMBER

9/15 – The Lacs

Tobin Sprout (ex-Guided By Voices) w/ Elf Power
May 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Mothlight Presents:

Tobin Sprout (ex-Guided By Voices) w/ Elf Power

701 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Jazz & Funk Jam w/Pauly Juhl
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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/

May
24
Wed
2017
WNC Farmer’s Market
May 24 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

Image result for farmers market vegetables

570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

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

Image result for splashville asheville

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!

Image result for splashville asheville

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

Image result for splashville asheville

Biltmore Blooms
May 24 @ 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

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
May 24 @ 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.

Asheville Tourists Baseball
May 24 @ 11:00 am

Asheville Tourists Baseball vs Rome

Toddler Time
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 12:00 pm

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ASHEVILLE CITY MARKET SOUTH

Wednesdays 12-4pm

Biltmore Park Town Square

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
May 24 @ 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

Crossings: A Boat Show
May 24 @ 12:00 pm

Bender Gallery presents:

12 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Hear Our Voice
May 24 @ 1:00 pm

Hear Our Voice

May 20 – July 16, 2017

Asheville Art Museum On the Slope (175 Biltmore Ave.)
Opening Reception: June 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Hear Our Voice features a selection of posters from by The Amplifier Foundation, a “visual media experiment dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement.” The Amplifier Foundation commissions posters and also accepts submissions from artists that address current issues. This exhibition explores the potential of visual art to empower people, artists, and communities and promote dialogue. Hear Our Voice includes individual works by more than 40 woman-identified artists, as well as selections from Jessica Sabogal’s Better Than Perfect and Shepard Fairey‘s We the People series.

Hear Our Voice – Poster design by Hallie Jay Pope

A Tuna Christmas
May 24 @ 2:00 pm
River Arts Farmer’s Market
May 24 @ 2:00 pm

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River Arts District Farmer’s Market

175 Clingham Ave.

Wednesdays 2-6pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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