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.

    Apr
    27
    Mon
    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Apr 27 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/

    Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
    Apr 27 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
    Apr 27 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 Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 27 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    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
    Apr 27 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

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

    SusanWeilApril2000forweb

    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/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 27 all-day

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

    12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

     April 3 – June 6, 2015

    Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing

    AMPC is a partnership program between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center. One of the region’s most prestigious photography competitions, AMPC attracts photographs by amateur and professional photographers from across the country with over 1,000 submissions last year. AMPC celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

    For more information and for updates, visit http://appmtnphotocomp.org or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608

    828.262.3017

    http://tcva.org/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Apr 27 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Asheville Gun & Knife ShowEVENT CENTER5/16/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    Opportunity House : Clogging
    Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Opportunity House : Clogging
    Taught by National Clogging Instructor Chip Summey. Classes for all ages and all levels!  This is an Ongoing Class for more information please contact Chip at 828-712-2447.
    Mondays 6pm-9pm

    New Mountain / Black Box Storytelling Presents: Michael Reno Harrell and Abby the Spoon Lady
    Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

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    New Mountain :

    Black Box Storytelling Presents: Michael Reno Harrell and Abby the Spoon Lady

    Black Box Storytelling Theater Presents

    Black Box Storytelling Presents: Michael Reno Harrell and Abby the Spoon Lady

    Mon, April 27, 2015

    Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

    New Mountain AVL – Ridge Room

    Asheville, NC

    $10.00 – $12.00

    New Mountain

    38 N French Broad Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 785-1701

    http://www.newmountainavl.com/

    The Courtyard Gallery : Open Mic
    Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm

    Courtyard Gallery & Agency Logo

    The Courtyard Gallery :

    Open Mic

    Every Monday 

    @ 8:30PM


    Sign up at 8pm at the Courtyard Gallery

    The Courtyard Gallery

    109 Roberts St

    Asheville, NC 28801

    828.273.3332

    http://ashevillecourtyard.com/

    Apr
    28
    Tue
    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Apr 28 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/

    Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
    Apr 28 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
    Apr 28 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 Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 28 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    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
    Apr 28 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

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

    SusanWeilApril2000forweb

    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/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 28 all-day

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

    12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

     April 3 – June 6, 2015

    Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing

    AMPC is a partnership program between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center. One of the region’s most prestigious photography competitions, AMPC attracts photographs by amateur and professional photographers from across the country with over 1,000 submissions last year. AMPC celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

    For more information and for updates, visit http://appmtnphotocomp.org or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608

    828.262.3017

    http://tcva.org/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Apr 28 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Asheville Gun & Knife ShowEVENT CENTER5/16/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    Foraging Sustainably – A Wild Edibles Hike
    Apr 28 @ 10:00 am
    Foraging Sustainably – A Wild Edibles Hike

    Tuesday, April 28 | 10 am

    TN area of the Highlands of Roan

     

    Led by Roan Stewardship Director Marquette Crockett and Stewardship Associate Sarah Sheeran, we will enjoy a moderate hike through an SAHC-owned property bordering US National Forest land, keeping an eye out for wildflowers and wild edibles. Along the way, Marquette and Sarah will discuss different ways to forage for wild edibles sustainably, without harming the lifespan and productivity of these plants. Harvesting wild edibles has become increasingly more popular, and this hike will explain how mass harvests can destroy a plant’s natural habitat and the forest ecosystem. FREE for SAHC members, $10 for non-members. For info or to register, contact [email protected] or 828.253.0095 ext 205.

    Opportunity House : Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
    Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

    Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
    This program activates all 5 functions of the brain and addresses the 21 primary physical skills necessary for lifelong optimal function. It is all done sitting down in a chair! Meets for eight weeks. This class is on-going, you may sign up at any time.

    Instructor: Denise Medved
    Tuesdays, 2-2:45pm & Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
    Cost: Silver Sneakers programs are covered in most cases for adults over 65 by their Medicare Supplement Insurance. We ask that you be a current member of Opportunity House. All others there is a $10 per class fee.

    West Asheville Tailgate Market
    Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    West Asheville Tailgate Market

    Listing
    West Asheville is the place to shop on a Tuesday afternoon. Visit us at our location in the parking lot of the Grace Baptist Church at 718 Haywood Rd. We accept Credit/Debit + EBT Cards! With over 35 vendors, the market is abundant with an array of vegetables, flowers, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, baked goods, fish, herbs and mushrooms. There are also plant starts for gardens, crafts, canned sauces and jams, oil and vinegars, natural soaps, herbal body care and more! Grab prepared lunch or dinner or take it to go. Live music and free kid’s activities every week. And if we do not have what you need, you can surely find it somewhere on the block. The West Asheville Tailgate Market is within short walking distance of bakeries/delis, a coffee roaster, a health food store, and many restaurants. Check out our website for events and follow us on Facebook.

    Our market season is from April 7, 2015 to November 24, 2015.

    • Tuesday
      3:30pm — 6:30pm
    ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
    Apr 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/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Prose Master Class with Elizabeth Lutyens
    Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Prose Master Class with Elizabeth Lutyens

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    10-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Prose Master Class with Elizabeth Lutyens – Elizabeth Lutyens, editor-in-chief of The Great Smokies Review, presents this master class for experienced writers seeking an intensive writing and critiquing experience in a small-group workshop. Master Class members will begin the semester with pages ready for critique and will submit three times during the 15-week course. Admission is by invitation; for more information, contact Tommy Hays ([email protected]) or Elizabeth Lutyens ([email protected]). Class meets Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 27, in Asheville.

    Opportunity House : Pottery
    Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Opportunity House : Pottery
    This course will cover techniques that include slab-rolling, pinch potting, coil construction, throwing objects on the wheel,  glazing techniques with a bonus of making handles for pottery pieces.
    Supplies for the class includes; clay, glazes, trimming tools, texturing tools, slab rollers, extruders and kilns.
    An extensive library of  resources and instructional books are also available. Meets for 4 weeks.  This class is ongoing, you may sign up anytime.
    Tuesdays, 6-9 pm          Instructor: Patrick Biggs
    Cost: $60members/$70 non-members

    Spring Adult League Kickball
    Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Spring Adult League Kickball
    The Buncombe County Sports Park hosts Spring Adult League Kickball games from March 31 through June 4. Registration starts January 1 and ends March 13 or when all spaces are full, whichever comes first. The cost is $40 per person or $260 per team. The registration fee includes 10 team t-shirts. Teams returning from the 2014 season have the option of using their same t-shirts and paying $160 per team. Team t-shirts are an additional $22 each for other players added to your roster.
    Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Buncombe County Sports Park in Enka.
    Kickball League rules state that a team must consist of at least 10 players with a minimum of 3 female players per team. The season is made up of 10 regular games and the league championship game. The league is limited to the first 12 teams to sign up. Sign up early to assure that your team has the opportunity to play.
    New Mountain Asheville Theater Presents B the Change Community Gathering
    Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm

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    B the Change Community Gathering

    New Mountain Asheville Theater Presents

    B the Change Community Gathering

    Tue, April 28, 2015

    6:30 pm

    Free Event!

    New Mountain

    38 N French Broad Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 785-1701

    http://www.newmountainavl.com/

    Asheville Tourists vs Charleston
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

    Asheville Tourists vs Charleston

    April 28th

    7:05 pm

    McCormick Field Stadium

    30 Buchanan Place

    Asheville, NC 28801

    828.258.0428

    http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t573&m=4&y=2015

    White Horse : IRISH JAM followed by OPEN MIC
    Apr 28 @ 11:30 pm

    White Horse Black Mountain

    White Horse :

    IRISH JAM 

    followed by
    OPEN MIC

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

    TICKETS:  NO CHARGE – A FREE EVENT

    Our weekly gathering of musicians playing the songs and tunes of Ireland followed by our Open Mic where all are invited to share their musical talents.  The Irish music starts at 6:30pm followed by Open Mic at 8:45pm

    White Horse

    105c Montreat Road

    Black Mountain NC

    28711

    (828)669-0816

    http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

    One Stop Deli & Bar : Turntablism Tuesdays
    Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm

    One Stop Deli & Bar :

    Turntablism Tuesdays

    Tickets: FREE
    Ages: 21+

    One Stop Deli & Bar

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/

    Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
    Apr 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/

    Apr
    29
    Wed
    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Apr 29 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/

    Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
    Apr 29 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
    Apr 29 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 Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 29 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    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
    Apr 29 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/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 29 all-day

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

    12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

     April 3 – June 6, 2015

    Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing

    AMPC is a partnership program between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center. One of the region’s most prestigious photography competitions, AMPC attracts photographs by amateur and professional photographers from across the country with over 1,000 submissions last year. AMPC celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

    For more information and for updates, visit http://appmtnphotocomp.org or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608

    828.262.3017

    http://tcva.org/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Apr 29 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Asheville Gun & Knife ShowEVENT CENTER5/16/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
    Apr 29 @ 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
    Asheville City Market South
    Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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    Asheville City Market South

    South Asheville’s producer-only market featuring local food from local farmers including farm-fresh produce, grass fed beef, pastured pork, free range chicken, eggs, delicious pastries, gourmet artisan and farmstead cheeses, handmade pasta, and pre-made French specialties, as well as natural body care products, artisan art & crafts, nursery plants, mountain herbs, and cut flowers.

     

    Our market season is from April 1, 2015 to October 28, 2015.

    • Wednesdays
    • 12pm — 4pm

     

    Town Square Blvd., Biltmore Park Town Square

    Asheville, North Carolina

    828-348-0340

    www.asapconnections.org/citymarket.html

    [email protected]

    French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market
    Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Weaverville Tailgate Market
    Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Weaverville Tailgate Market

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    Wednesdays 2:30-6:30pm. We offer a great selection of fresh, locally grown produce, farm-raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and eggs, farmstead, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, seafood, eclectic handmade goodies ( dog treats, jewelry, hand knitted creations, etc.),and garden and landscaping plants. Open April-October. We now have vendors inside the community center as well as outside in the parking lot. Visit our website for weekly market updates: www.weavervilletailgate.org

    Our market season is from April 8, 2015 to October 28, 2015.

    • Wednesday
      2:30pm — 6:30pm
    Asheville Art Museum : Free Admission Wednesday Afternoon
    Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Asheville Art Museum :

    Free Admission Wednesday Afternoon

     3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum offers free admission from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    This is a great way to experience the exhibitions and explore the galleries!

     

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    Highland Brewing Company : Carolina Rivers Launch Event
    Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Highland Brewing Company :

    Carolina Rivers Launch Event

    Location:French Broad River – Asheville, North Carolina
    When:Wednesday, April 29th, 2015, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    Event Hours:4:30-6:30PM

    Join explorer Julian Monroe Fisher as he launches a two-year exploration of Carolina Rivers, starting with the French Broad River in Asheville. ‘Carolina Rivers – Education and Preservation through Exploration’
    You don’t have to go to Africa, Asia or Antarctica to be an explorer. All you have to do is explore a state park or paddle down a Carolina river.
    www.CarolinaRivers.com

    Julian Monroe Fisher is an explorer, an Anthropologist, an Ethnographic documentary filmmaker, a published author, a Fellow with The Royal Geographical Society in London, an International Fellow with The Explorers Club in New York City and a member of The American Anthropological Association. Between 2007 and 2014 he conducted six Explorers Club flag sanctioned research expeditions to the African continent. Monroe is originally from the Carolinas and a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He currently lives with his family in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Highland Brewing Company

    12 Old Charlotte Hwy

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (828) 299-3370

    http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

    Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
    Apr 29 @ 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/

    Member Mixer at Lexington Glassworks
    Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Member Mixer at Lexington Glassworks – April 29
    Join us at our next Member Mixer hosted at Lexington Glassworks on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30-7:30pm. Located at 81 South Lexington Avenue, Lexington Glassworks is Asheville’s premier glassblowing studio and gallery. Members will enjoy glassblowing demonstrations, food and beverages from French Broad Brewing and The Weinhaus.
    See Lexington Glassworks and other downtown art galleries this Friday, April 3 on the First Friday Art Walk.
    Public Hearing for Asheville Coal Plant Air Pollution Permit
    Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
    Public Hearing for Asheville Coal Plant Air Pollution Permit

    April 29th

    Location: Erwin High School auditorium, 60 Lees Creek Rd. Asheville 28804
    Time: 6:00PM
    RSVP: Please RSVP here
    Join Asheville Green Drinks as we attend the public hearing on the draft air pollution permit for the Asheville coal plant, held by the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency.New reports demonstrate that the plant’s operations have been causing sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution at levels considered unsafe by the Environmental Protection Agency for the past several years. An air modeling study by Air Resource Specialists shows that concentrations of SO2 in the air near people’s homes downwind of the Asheville plant are up to 3.5 times higher than what EPA has determined to be safe. Pollution from the plant has caused exceedences of these minimum public health standards approximately one out of every three to four days since 2010. Make your voice heard at the public hearing.