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.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
“Winged Wonders: Step Into the World of Butterflies” Presented by NC Arboretum for Pollination Celebration @ NC Arboretum
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm

See the miracle of metamorphosis before your very eyes. On display inside the Baker Exhibit Center Greenhouse, Winged Wonders is an indoor butterfly exhibit featuring a chrysalis-rearing chamber and a walk-through butterfly house where visitors can meet a whole host of local butterfly species, including monarchs, swallowtails and more. Discover hidden fanciful fairy gardens & gnome homes constructed with local, natural materials within plantings of butterfly-attracting plants. Visitors may also enjoy the Arboretum’s signature Quilt Garden, which is designed in a butterfly quilt block pattern.

Audience: All Ages
Cost: Arboretum does not charge a per person admission, only a parking fee: $14 for personal vehicles ($7 on Tuesday, June 6)
Location: NC Arboretum, Baker Exhibit Center, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC

Asheville Gallery of Art June 2017 Show “Taking the Ordinary to Extraordinary” @ Asheville Gallary of Art
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Art’s June show features the work of Bill Cole. His colorful shapes, lines, and angles of everyday objects exemplify how the ordinary becomes extraordinary through the eyes of an artist. The show runs June 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.

Primarily a self-taught artist, Cole studied watercolor for a short period in Paris while living there in 1996. He has worked in watercolor, oil, acrylics, linocuts, and monotypes. His latest series of paintings are of buildings rendered in oil and acrylic, which he describes as, “leaning more toward minimalism than photographic realism.” In this series, he uses the lines and shapes of buildings as the format for exploring the interplay of shapes, colors, and textures.

A native of Arden, NC, Cole began painting after retiring from the Air Force. His other interests include playing mandolin in a small band called Blackberry Jam and hiking. He lives in Waynesville with his wife, Jane, an active art quilter, and their Airedale, Ollie, an expert at catching and fetching turtles.

Cole’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of June. 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.

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Jun
2
Fri
2017
Tie Up, Draw Down @ The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm

90% 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.

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Jun
27
Tue
2017
WNC Farmer’s Market
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
Jun 27 @ 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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Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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

 

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm

Bender Gallery presents:

12 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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.

“Flight of the Butterflies” Documentary Film @ The Collider
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by: The Collider and Oskar Blues Brewery

It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011, again in 2012, and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The movie will be followed by a facilitated conversation with Environmental Educator, Kim Bailey. Kim first visited the monarch overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2002 and has since co-led several trips to the area. After 14 years coordinating a statewide environmental education program for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, she fulfilled her longtime dream of launching Milkweed Meadows Farm in Fruitland, NC. She now enjoys growing milkweed, wildflowers, fruits, and vegetables; producing open-pollinated seeds for Sow True Seed; keeping bees and raising butterflies. Kim also works for the Captain Planet Foundation as their Curriculum Editor.
Audience: All ages
Cost: Free!
Location: The Collider, 1 Haywood St, Asheville, NC, 28801

Asheville Tourists Baseball
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists Baseball vs Greenville

Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Buffalo Nickel Presents:

Kipper Trivia

Live Music & Great Food
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Turntable Tuesday
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall Presents: Turntable Tuesday

31 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Weekly Round Robin
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Billy Litz

BMC Presents: Ricky Skaggs with Orchestra
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

BREVARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Brevard Music Center Festival is a music festival held in Brevard, North Carolina over summer.
FIRE JAM
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

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Rock the River Outdoor Concert Series
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm
THE WAILERS
June 27 at 8 PM • Starts at $30
 
The Wailers Band put reggae on the map.  Through the concerted musical support they supplied during the 1970s, The Wailers Band helped elevate Bob Marley to achieve the status of the first “Third World Superstar,” and in the process, brought the reggae of their native Jamaica to audiences on every continent.
Jazz & Funk Jam w/Pauly Juhl
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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/

Jun
28
Wed
2017
WNC Farmer’s Market
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
Jun 28 @ 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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Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Jun 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.

Toddler Time
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm

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ASHEVILLE CITY MARKET SOUTH

Wednesdays 12-4pm

Biltmore Park Town Square

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Jun 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

Crossings: A Boat Show
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm

Bender Gallery presents:

12 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Hear Our Voice
Jun 28 @ 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

The Orchard at Altapass
Jun 28 @ 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
Annie
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm
River Arts Farmer’s Market
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm

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River Arts District Farmer’s Market

175 Clingham Ave.

Wednesdays 2-6pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 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

 

Jack of the Wood :Old Time Mountain Music Jam
Jun 28 @ 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/