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
    2
    Thu
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 2 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 2 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 2 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/

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference
    Apr 2 all-day

     

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference 

    • Thursday, April 2, 2015
      7:30 AM to 10:00 PM – Karpen Hall 139 – Laurel Forum Navigating Normativities: 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville, April 2-4, 2015.The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities.For more information, please contact Lorena Russell at [email protected], 828-251-6594.

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Apr 2 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/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Short Fiction
    Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Short Fiction

    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:

    Short Fiction – “The Short Stories of Franz Kafka and Anton Chekhov: What They Have to Teach Us about Writing, Being Human, Being Bugs, and Being Kissed,” with Emilie White, is designed primarily for fiction writers, and will look to Kafka’s and Chekhov’s short stories as models to be emulated. White has served as an instructor of art history, composition, and creative writing at U.C. Berkeley, New Mexico State University and Warren Wilson College, where she was the 2001–02 Beebe Fellow. Her fiction has appeared in Colorado Review and has received two nominations for a Pushcart Prize. Class meets Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Feb. 19 in Asheville.

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Memoir
    Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop :  Memoir

    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:

    Memoir – In “Remembering, Misremembering, Disremembering: Our Memories Have a Story to Tell” with Christine Hale, participants will explore the particular challenges and possibilities of writing memoir. Using brief examples from published memoirs and in-class writing exercises, participants will model some techniques for turning memory’s mischief to literary advantage. Hale’s novel, Basil’s Dream, (Livingston Press, 2009) received honorable mention in the 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in publications including Arts & Letters, Hippocampus and Still, among others. Class meets Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19, in Asheville. 

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays
    Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays

    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.

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

    Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays – For advanced prose writers who have projects underway (or who want to start something new) GSWP Executive Director Tommy Hays offers “Keeping Ourselves Company: An Advanced Creative Prose Workshop.” Emphasis will be on reading and critiquing each other’s work. The instructor will respond at length to submissions. Instructor’s permission is required for admittance. Hays is the author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013), a SIBA Okra Pick and chosen by the Atlanta Constitution as one of best books for children for 2013. His novel, The Pleasure Was Mine, has been chosen for numerous community reads and was a Finalist for the SIBA Fiction Award. His In the Family Way (Random House, 1999) was winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Class meets Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 29, in Asheville.

    One Stop Deli & Bar : Phish N’ Chips – FREE SHOW
    Apr 2 @ 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/

    Spring Adult League Kickball
    Apr 2 @ 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.
    NC Stage : An Iliad
    Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

    NC Stage : An Iliad

    An Iliad

    Mar. 25th — Apr. 19th, 2015

    Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

    Presented in partnership with Immediate Theatre Project.

    This modern and breathtaking retelling of Homer’s classic epic will keep you on the edge of your seat. This timeless story, told here through the modern lens of recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, shines a light on the grief and the glory of war.

    NC Stage

    15 Stage Lane

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 239.0263

    http://www.ncstage.org/

    The Altamont Theatre : An Evening With comedian Jarrod Harris
    Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm

    The Altamont Theatre :

    WHEN:  Thursday April 2, 2015
    DOORS: 7:00pm  |  SHOW: 8pm
    GENRE:  comedy
    AGES:  18+
    SEATING:  seats/standing
    TICKETS:  $7 adv. / $10 d.o.s.

    The Altamont Theatre

    18 Church St

    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 348-5327

    http://thealtamont.com/

    The Grey Eagle : An Evening With Amy Speace & Tim Easton
    Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle

    The Grey Eagle :

    An Evening With Amy Speace & Tim Easton
    Speace and Easton
    Apr 2 Thu
    7pm doors. ALL AGES. Seated show.
    8pm $12 ADV / $15 day of show

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    http://thegreyeagle.com/

    Pisgah Brewing Company : SIMOw/ Max Gross Weight
    Apr 2 @ 9:00 pm

    Pisgah Brewing Company :

    SIMOw/ Max Gross Weight

    Apr
    2
    Thu
    Inside the Taproom

    Door:8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
    Food Vendor: TBD

    $7 in Advance, $10 Day of Show

    Pisgah Brewing Company

    150 Eastside Drive

    Black Mountain, NC

    28711

    Phone 828.669.0190

    http://www.pisgahbrewing.com

    The Orange Peel : Sylvan Esso plus Flock Of Dimes
    Apr 2 @ 9:00 pm

    The Orange Peel :

    Sylvan Esso

    plus Flock Of Dimes

    sylvanesso
    APRIL 2

    Show: 9pm
    Doors: 8pm
    $15 advance / $17 day of show

    Ages 18+

     

    The Orange Peel

    101 Biltmore Avenue

    Asheville, NC, NC 28801

    (828) 398-1837

    http://theorangepeel.net/

    Asheville Music Hall: First Thursday w/ Phuncle Sam
    Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm

    Asheville Music Hall:

    Apr
    2
    Thu

    First Thursday w/ Phuncle Sam

    Tickets: $7
    Ages: 21+

    Asheville Music Hall

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/

    One Stop Deli & Bar : Miles Tackett & the 3 Times (of Breakestra)
    Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm

    One Stop Deli & Bar :

    w/ TBD

    Apr
    2
    Thu

    Miles Tackett & the 3 Times (of Breakestra)

    Tickets: $5
    Ages: 21+

    One Stop Deli & Bar

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/

    Apr
    3
    Fri
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 3 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 3 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 3 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/

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
    Apr 3 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/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 3 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/

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference
    Apr 3 all-day

     

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference 

    • Thursday, April 2, 2015
      7:30 AM to 10:00 PM – Karpen Hall 139 – Laurel Forum Navigating Normativities: 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville, April 2-4, 2015.The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities.For more information, please contact Lorena Russell at [email protected], 828-251-6594.

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Apr 3 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/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Inkalicious
    Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

    Inkalicious

    Every two weeks (Fridays), 9:00am-12:00pm (full schedule below)
    All ages; Open to the public

    Come join the fun as you explore the wonderful world of alcohol inks with folks who participated in the appsummer workshop led by Cathy Taylor.  This is an open studio opportunity with no direct instruction.   Everyone is available to inspire and share ideas with one another.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608

    828.262.3017

    http://tcva.org/

    UNCA Humanities Lecture : Popular Culture
    Apr 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    UNCA Humanities Lecture : Popular Culture

    April 3, 2015

    Dr. Adcock, Assistant Professor, Department of Education & Director of American Indian Outreach

    Humanities Lecture Hall (HLH)

    11:25a.m.-12:35p.m.

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    https://humanities.unca.edu/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Blazing Easels: April in Paris
    Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Blazing Easels: April in Paris

    Blazing Easels: April in Paris
    Fridays in April from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Children (ages: 7-12)

    A workshop just for kids, every Friday in April at the Turchin Center.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608

    828.262.3017

    http://tcva.org/

    Asheville Art Museum : First Friday Art Walk
    Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Asheville Art Museum :

    First Friday Art Walk
    Friday, April 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Pay-as-you-wish

    The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to be a part of the Downtown Asheville Art District’s ‘First Friday’ Art Walks occurring the first Friday of every month April through December. On these evenings from 5:00–8:00 p.m., the Museum offers pay-as-you-wish admission, as well as special shop promotions and events.

    On this First Friday, visitors will enjoy 20% off of vases sold in our Museum Shop!

     

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
    Apr 3 @ 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/

    Highland Brewing Company : Allen Thompson Band
    Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Highland Brewing Company :

    Allen Thompson Band

    Location:Highland Brewing Tasting Room
    When:Friday, April 3rd, 2015, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Tasting Room Hours:Open 4:00-9:00 PM; Music 7:00-9:00 PM (FREE)
    Music Style:Americana / Rock / Folk
    Food Truck:TBD

    Allen Thompson Band plays live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

    Take a look at Allen Thompson’s record collection, and you’ll see names like the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, the Black Crowes, and the Band — groups that feel more like musical communities than straightforward rock bands.

    The same sense of community anchors the Allen Thompson Band, a rootsy outfit from Nashville, TN. Thompson’s country-soul vocals and earthy, literate songwriting may anchor the group’s latest album, “Salvation in the Ground,” but this isn’t a solo project. It’s collaboration between all six members.

    “Ever since I began building a band,” Thompson explains, “I’ve always wanted a communal situation in which everyone gets an equal say and no one’s input is more important than anyone else’s. I kept myself from doing that for a long time, because everyone says you’re not supposed to do that…but it became increasingly evident that the harder I tried to be a solo artist, the harder it was to do the songs justice. I wasn’t standing out. I wasn’t really standing at all.”

    Highland Brewing Company

    12 Old Charlotte Hwy

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (828) 299-3370

    http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

    NC Stage : An Iliad
    Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm

    NC Stage : An Iliad

    An Iliad

    Mar. 25th — Apr. 19th, 2015

    Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

    Presented in partnership with Immediate Theatre Project.

    This modern and breathtaking retelling of Homer’s classic epic will keep you on the edge of your seat. This timeless story, told here through the modern lens of recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, shines a light on the grief and the glory of war.

    NC Stage

    15 Stage Lane

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 239.0263

    http://www.ncstage.org/

    The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema
    Apr 3 @ 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/

    White Horse : Shantavaani
    Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

    White Horse Black Mountain

    White Horse : Shantavaani

    Friday, April 3
    8:00pm

     $10 adv/$12 door

    White Horse

    105c Montreat Road

    Black Mountain NC

    28711

    (828)669-0816

    http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

    Jack of the Wood : MICHAEL MARTIN BAND w/ Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World
    Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

    Jack of the Wood : MICHAEL MARTIN BAND  w/  Matt Townsend and The Wonder of the World

    Friday April 3rd

    9 p.m.$5

    Jack of the Wood

    95 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 252.5445

    http://www.jackofthewood.com/

    New Mountain Asheville Presents: 2 Night Pass- Twin Peaks: Vol. 2– Two Nights of The Mantras
    Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

    New Mountain Asheville Presents:

    2 Night Pass- Twin Peaks: Vol. 2– Two Nights of The Mantras

    Moon Hooch, Empire Strikes Brass, Makayan, Electrochemical

    Fri, April 3, 2015 – Sun, April 5, 2015

    9:00 pm

    New Mountain

    38 North French Broad Avenue

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 785-1701

    http://www.newmountainavl.com/

    The Altamont Theatre : First Fridays with Zansa w/ Drew Heller(of Toubab Krewe)
    Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

    The Altamont Theatre :

    WHEN: Friday April 3
    DOORS: 8:30pm | SHOW: 9pm
    GENRE: afropop/world
    AGES:  All Ages!
    SEATING:  seats and standing

    Featuring special guests!
    Drew Heller of Toubab Krewe
    DJ Oskar Malinalli

    The Altamont Theatre

    18 Church St

    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 348-5327

    http://thealtamont.com/

    The Grey Eagle : The Mountain Goats w/ Ides of Gemini
    Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle

    The Grey Eagle :

    The Mountain Goats w/ Ides of Gemini
    Mtn Goats featured image
    Apr 3 Fri
    8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only.
    9pm $20

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    http://thegreyeagle.com/

    Asheville Music Hall: Govinda + Love and Light w/ Sacral Crown & SubSqwad
    Apr 3 @ 10:00 pm

    Asheville Music Hall:

    w/ Sacral Crown & SubSqwad

    Apr
    3
    Fri

    Govinda + Love and Light

    Tickets: $10 ADV / $15 DOS
    Ages: 21+

    Asheville Music Hall

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/

    One Stop Deli & Bar : TreeHouse! CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)
    Apr 3 @ 10:00 pm

    One Stop Deli & Bar :

    w/ Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

    Apr
    3
    Fri

    TreeHouse! CD RELEASE PARTY

    Tickets: $5
    Ages: 21+

    One Stop Deli & Bar

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/

    Apr
    4
    Sat
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 4 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 4 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 4 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/

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
    Apr 4 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/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 4 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/

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference
    Apr 4 all-day

     

    UNCA : 2015 UNC Asheville Queer Conference 

    • Thursday, April 2, 2015
      7:30 AM to 10:00 PM – Karpen Hall 139 – Laurel Forum Navigating Normativities: 2015 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville, April 2-4, 2015.The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities.For more information, please contact Lorena Russell at [email protected], 828-251-6594.

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/