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.

Aug
26
Wed
2015
UNCA: LSAT Prep Course
Aug 26 – Sep 30 all-day

Registration is now open for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville’s Office of Professional Education. Classes will meet on the university’s campus beginning August 26.

The LSAT prep course will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. for six weeks, August 26 – September 30. Students will learn test-taking strategies and work with test-simulation exercises covering analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing.

The LSAT is required for admission to all Law School Admission Council member law schools. The national 2015 test dates for the LSAT are October 3 and December 5.

Cost for the course is $450, which includes textbooks, practice tests and a CD. For more information contact Nancy Williams at 828.250.2353 or [email protected] Additional information, including a printable registration form, is available at agc.unca.edu/lsat.

Aug
27
Thu
2015
Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 27 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Not Now, Darling: a vintage farce
Aug 27 all-day

August 14-30, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm
All seats: $18.00

Friday, August 14: Opening Night with Pre-Show Champagne
Saturday, August 15: Sweet Saturday with Pre-Show Chocolates
Sunday, August 16: Q&A Matinee with Post-Show Talk
Park at the Renaissance Hotel next door for $5 (they donate every cent of that back to ACT)

Take a dash of Mad Men, add a pinch of Fawlty Towers, and a generous scoop of The Benny Hill Show, and you’ve got the recipe for Not Now, Darling, our final show of the season. Not Now, Darling is a vintage farce with style to spare! Set in a fur salon in London, this comedy is chock full of mistresses, mistaken identities, and missed opportunities. Plus, we actually get to use our extensive collection of donated furs!

Not Now, Darling premiered in London in the 60s, but this is the first time ACT has mounted the show! Our production is directed by Ralph Redpath and stars Jerry Crouch, Michael Keene, Cary Nichols, Kristen Livengood, Steve Turner, Heather Ingle, Jorja Ursin, Bruce Gruber, Emily Crock, Rachel Adams and Christian Carmean.

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 27 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

One Stop Deli & Bar : Phish N’ Chips – FREE SHOW
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One Stop Deli & Bar :

Phish N' Chips - FREE SHOW

Tickets: FREE
Ages: All Ages

One Stop Deli & Bar

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

The Orange Peel : Big Smo
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Orange Peel :

Big Smo

plus Haden Carpenter

Aug 27

Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$17 advance
$20 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Aug
28
Fri
2015
Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 28 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Not Now, Darling: a vintage farce
Aug 28 all-day

August 14-30, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm
All seats: $18.00

Friday, August 14: Opening Night with Pre-Show Champagne
Saturday, August 15: Sweet Saturday with Pre-Show Chocolates
Sunday, August 16: Q&A Matinee with Post-Show Talk
Park at the Renaissance Hotel next door for $5 (they donate every cent of that back to ACT)

Take a dash of Mad Men, add a pinch of Fawlty Towers, and a generous scoop of The Benny Hill Show, and you’ve got the recipe for Not Now, Darling, our final show of the season. Not Now, Darling is a vintage farce with style to spare! Set in a fur salon in London, this comedy is chock full of mistresses, mistaken identities, and missed opportunities. Plus, we actually get to use our extensive collection of donated furs!

Not Now, Darling premiered in London in the 60s, but this is the first time ACT has mounted the show! Our production is directed by Ralph Redpath and stars Jerry Crouch, Michael Keene, Cary Nichols, Kristen Livengood, Steve Turner, Heather Ingle, Jorja Ursin, Bruce Gruber, Emily Crock, Rachel Adams and Christian Carmean.

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 28 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
Aug 28 all-day

CCCD :

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Invites Audience Participation with New, Experimental Artist Series

Tanya Aguiñiga, Community Felt-In, 2014. Photo by Jim Newberry, courtesy of the artist.
     The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period. Collaborators invited and juried from across the United States will produce installations, performances, and other experimental activities that invite the audience to participate in the creation of a final work of art.

Back to the Drawing Board seeks to make the invisible creative process visible by providing a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. “Craft extends beyond what may be placed on a pedestal,” program curator and CCCD Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf states, “Back to the Drawing Board is designed to allow the viewer access to the often tumultuous creative process.”

Using media such as ceramics, glass, textiles, and book arts, the selected artists push the boundaries of what is or is not considered craft. The focus of these six projects ranges from environmental change and immigration to community empowerment and questioning domestic etiquette.

The first project will be led by Los Angeles based designer and artist Tanya Aguiñiga. Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand will be the fourth craft based performance in an ongoing series where Aguiñiga deconstructs her own making process and ideas and applies them to public based explorations. During Hand in Hand, visitors will learn the wet felting techniques best known in Aguiñiga’s furniture and product design, and apply it directly to bodies, experiencing the materiality of wool and creating a communal experience of making.

Visitors will be invited to felt one another’s arms by lightly massaging wool continuously around the hand and forearm area in order to build up a thick layer of wool. Once removed from the body, these hollow forms will be displayed in the gallery, marking the collective action of making through care for one another. The project aims to connect community members, teach new skills, engage visitors in the making of exhibited art, satisfy the need for human contact, while exposing individuals to contemporary craft.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Back to the Drawing Board will consist of a series of four events beginning in April and culminating in August with a special event, featuring three artists simultaneously working in the gallery.

Each project will begin with a public reception from 6 – 9 pm Friday evening and continue from 10 am – 6 pm Saturday.

April 3-4, Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)

May 1-2, In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)

May 29-30, Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, New York)

August 28-29,            Material Iterations, Jennifer Bueno (Penland, North Carolina)

Immigrant Citizenship Takeover, Aram Han (Chicago, IL)

Domensterventions: Inventions for Domestic Interventions, Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL)

 

All events will be held at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-785-1357 or visit www.craftcreativitydesign.org.

 

This program was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and receives media sponsorship from Industrious Productions.

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

East Asheville Tailgate Market
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market

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Fridays 3-6 pm. We offer our customers an array of fresh locally grown produce, plant starts, fresh eggs, pastured meats, delicious honey, jams and baked goods, as well as hand made crafts and jewelry. We are located in the Groce Methodist Church parking lot on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Our market season is from May 1, 2015 to September 25, 2015.

  • Friday
    3pm — 6pm
Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam


Every Friday

Free Dead Friday's featuring members of Phuncle Sam
Tickets: FREE
Ages: ALL AGES

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Altamont Presents: The Key of Q Reunion Show
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Key of Q Reunion Show – [funk]
Doors at 7:00 Show at 8:00:
Free // All Ages

Asheville Tourists vs Savannah
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists vs Savannah

August 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

Montford Park Players : Richard III
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

Montford Park Players

Montford Park Players : Richard III

08/07/2015 – 08/29/2015
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Asheville NC

Montford Park Players

92 Gay St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.254.5146

http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema
Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm

Courtyard Gallery & Agency Logo

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema

Foreign Film Series 

8pm each Friday night
upstairs in the Railroad Library
109 Roberts St, Phil Mechanic Studios
River Arts District, Asheville

The Courtyard Gallery

109 Roberts St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.273.3332

http://ashevillecourtyard.com/

Jack of the Wood : STRUNG LIKE A HORSE
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : STRUNG LIKE A HORSE

Friday August 28th

9 p.m.$5

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

The Orange Peel : Earl Sweatshirt
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel :

Earl Sweatshirt

plus Vince Staples & Remy Banks

Aug 28

Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$25 advance
$28 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Aug
29
Sat
2015
Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 29 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Not Now, Darling: a vintage farce
Aug 29 all-day

August 14-30, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm
All seats: $18.00

Friday, August 14: Opening Night with Pre-Show Champagne
Saturday, August 15: Sweet Saturday with Pre-Show Chocolates
Sunday, August 16: Q&A Matinee with Post-Show Talk
Park at the Renaissance Hotel next door for $5 (they donate every cent of that back to ACT)

Take a dash of Mad Men, add a pinch of Fawlty Towers, and a generous scoop of The Benny Hill Show, and you’ve got the recipe for Not Now, Darling, our final show of the season. Not Now, Darling is a vintage farce with style to spare! Set in a fur salon in London, this comedy is chock full of mistresses, mistaken identities, and missed opportunities. Plus, we actually get to use our extensive collection of donated furs!

Not Now, Darling premiered in London in the 60s, but this is the first time ACT has mounted the show! Our production is directed by Ralph Redpath and stars Jerry Crouch, Michael Keene, Cary Nichols, Kristen Livengood, Steve Turner, Heather Ingle, Jorja Ursin, Bruce Gruber, Emily Crock, Rachel Adams and Christian Carmean.

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 29 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
Aug 29 all-day

CCCD :

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Invites Audience Participation with New, Experimental Artist Series

Tanya Aguiñiga, Community Felt-In, 2014. Photo by Jim Newberry, courtesy of the artist.
     The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period. Collaborators invited and juried from across the United States will produce installations, performances, and other experimental activities that invite the audience to participate in the creation of a final work of art.

Back to the Drawing Board seeks to make the invisible creative process visible by providing a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. “Craft extends beyond what may be placed on a pedestal,” program curator and CCCD Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf states, “Back to the Drawing Board is designed to allow the viewer access to the often tumultuous creative process.”

Using media such as ceramics, glass, textiles, and book arts, the selected artists push the boundaries of what is or is not considered craft. The focus of these six projects ranges from environmental change and immigration to community empowerment and questioning domestic etiquette.

The first project will be led by Los Angeles based designer and artist Tanya Aguiñiga. Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand will be the fourth craft based performance in an ongoing series where Aguiñiga deconstructs her own making process and ideas and applies them to public based explorations. During Hand in Hand, visitors will learn the wet felting techniques best known in Aguiñiga’s furniture and product design, and apply it directly to bodies, experiencing the materiality of wool and creating a communal experience of making.

Visitors will be invited to felt one another’s arms by lightly massaging wool continuously around the hand and forearm area in order to build up a thick layer of wool. Once removed from the body, these hollow forms will be displayed in the gallery, marking the collective action of making through care for one another. The project aims to connect community members, teach new skills, engage visitors in the making of exhibited art, satisfy the need for human contact, while exposing individuals to contemporary craft.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Back to the Drawing Board will consist of a series of four events beginning in April and culminating in August with a special event, featuring three artists simultaneously working in the gallery.

Each project will begin with a public reception from 6 – 9 pm Friday evening and continue from 10 am – 6 pm Saturday.

April 3-4, Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)

May 1-2, In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)

May 29-30, Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, New York)

August 28-29,            Material Iterations, Jennifer Bueno (Penland, North Carolina)

Immigrant Citizenship Takeover, Aram Han (Chicago, IL)

Domensterventions: Inventions for Domestic Interventions, Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL)

 

All events will be held at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-785-1357 or visit www.craftcreativitydesign.org.

 

This program was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and receives media sponsorship from Industrious Productions.

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

Henderson County Tailgate Market
Aug 29 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

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One of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our market season is from March 14 to November 28.

  • Saturday
    7am — noonpm
Asheville City Market
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Asheville City Market

Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

April 4 – December 19, 2015

Find the freshest, best-tasting food around + local artisan products in two locations for your convenience: downtown and South Asheville! EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted.

Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs, Growing Minds @ Market activities, and more. Follow Asheville City Market on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Public Works Building

161 South Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Aug 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
Mills River Farmers Market
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

Local farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Our market season is from May 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon

5046 Boylston Hwy.

Mills River, North Carolina

828-891-3332

5046 Boylston Hwy., directly off NC 280 in the G&B Energy Plaza in Mills River. Holiday market Nov. 21. 9-1

North Asheville Tailgate Market
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Asheville Tailgate Market

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Visit us for an incredible local food experience at the area’s oldest producer only market with over 40 members offering a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. Seasonally, you will find an amazing assortment of fruits and vegetables, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, artisan cheese, bedding and native plants, mushrooms, honey, fresh pasta, farm fresh eggs as well as locally raised natural meats and a fabulous selection of baked goods and wood fired breads. We accept debit/credit cards and food stamps as well.

UNC Asheville (UNCA) Campus Commuter Lot #C. Enter UNCA from WT Weaver Blvd. traffic circle. Market is first lot on the right. Follow yellow signs for additional parking.

Holiday bazaar Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from Noon to 3 pm.

Our market season is from April 11, 2015 to November 21, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market

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Waynesville’s longest running tailgate market. We are starting our 31st year with a lifetime of farming and gardening experience. We are strong promoters of farms in Haywood county with all our produce grown in Haywood County. We are a grower run market. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey, and nursery stock. Watch for special events throughout the season, including cooking demonstrations, Watermelon Day, and cash giveaways! The market is easily accessible with plenty of parking.

Our market season is from May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Transylvania Farmers’ Market
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers’ Market

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The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 18 through December 19, 2015 with a smaller winter market from 10am–12pm December to April.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — 12pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

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The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

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Our market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.
Jackson County Farmers Market
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jackson County Farmers Market

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The Jackson County Farmers Market is open year-round and features only locally grown produce, products and crafts. Most of our growers use organic practices. We are located in downtown Sylva on Saturday mornings. April through October you can find us in Bridge Park near the pavilion from 9 am-noon with parking off of Railroad Ave. November through March we are located just across the bridge at the Community Table on Central Street near Poteet Park from 10-1. You can find vegetables all year as well as meats, locally made crafts, jams, herbal products, baked goods and more.
Leicester Farmers Market
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

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We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:
www.marshillmarket.org.

Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    9am — 1pm
Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
Altamont Presents: PW Gopal’s Big Blue Life CD Release Show
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm

PW Gopal’s Big Blue Life CD Release Show
Doors at 7:00 Show at 8:00
$15 Adv // $18 day of // All ages

Montford Park Players : Richard III
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

Montford Park Players

Montford Park Players : Richard III

08/07/2015 – 08/29/2015
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Asheville NC

Montford Park Players

92 Gay St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.254.5146

http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

White Horse : MJS Electric Jazz
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse : MJS Electric Jazz

Sunday, August 30
7:30pm

 $10 in advance/$12 at the door

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

White Horse : Yes The Raven
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse :  Yes The Raven

Saturday, August 29
8:00pm

$12

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

Jack of the Wood : DON MERKLE AND THE BLACKSMITHS
Aug 29 @ 9:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : DON MERKLE AND THE BLACKSMITHS

Saturday August 29th

9 p.m.$5

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

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Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
Aug 30 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Not Now, Darling: a vintage farce
Aug 30 all-day

August 14-30, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 pm
Sundays: 2:30 pm
All seats: $18.00

Friday, August 14: Opening Night with Pre-Show Champagne
Saturday, August 15: Sweet Saturday with Pre-Show Chocolates
Sunday, August 16: Q&A Matinee with Post-Show Talk
Park at the Renaissance Hotel next door for $5 (they donate every cent of that back to ACT)

Take a dash of Mad Men, add a pinch of Fawlty Towers, and a generous scoop of The Benny Hill Show, and you’ve got the recipe for Not Now, Darling, our final show of the season. Not Now, Darling is a vintage farce with style to spare! Set in a fur salon in London, this comedy is chock full of mistresses, mistaken identities, and missed opportunities. Plus, we actually get to use our extensive collection of donated furs!

Not Now, Darling premiered in London in the 60s, but this is the first time ACT has mounted the show! Our production is directed by Ralph Redpath and stars Jerry Crouch, Michael Keene, Cary Nichols, Kristen Livengood, Steve Turner, Heather Ingle, Jorja Ursin, Bruce Gruber, Emily Crock, Rachel Adams and Christian Carmean.

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 30 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

UNCA Mens Soccer vs LIU Brooklyn
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm

UNCA Mens Soccer vs LIU Brooklyn

Sun, Aug 30 Greenwood Field   1 pm

University of North Carolina Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

http://www.unca.edu/

http://www.uncabulldogs.com/

UNCA : Autumn Players Readers Theatre
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

UNCA : Autumn Players Readers Theatre 

  • Sunday, August 30, 2015
    2:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Reuter Center 102A TWO ONE ACT PLAYS, directed by Jim Reid, August 30, 2015, 2:30 p.m. Tickets – $6.00 at the door, (includes North Carolina sales tax)THE BROWNING VERSION – A searching, sensitive portrait of Andrew Crocker-Harris, a professor at an English public school. Once a brilliant scholar, he now must face the fact that his career, due to his rigid insistence on rules and regulations, has been a failure. His realization leads to a farewell address before a school assembly which is one is students will never forget.GOODBYE HOWARD – Three rich and wacky Southern sisters gather in the lobby of a small hotel to keep watch over their gravely ill brother. There they meet a well-meaning youth from the backwoods who is every bit as wacky as they are. When they mistakenly come to believe that their brother has died, pandemonium breaks out in this delightful comedy.

 

University of North Carolina Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

http://www.unca.edu/

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session 

Sundays

5 till who knows when?

Traditional Irish music is kept alive at Jack of the Wood with our unplugged Sunday session.

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/