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.

    Mar
    2
    Mon
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Mar 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
    Mar 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/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Mar 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/

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Free Tax Assistance at the Libraries

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

    – See more at: http://www.buncombecounty.org/news_Detail.aspx?newsID=15507#sthash.ei73YF5A.dpuf

    Pack Memorial Library
    67 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville, 250-4700

    • Monday:  10 am – 4 pm
    • Wednesday:  10 am – 4 pm
    • Saturday:  10:30am – 3pm **VITA Tax AssistanceFree parking for the first hour at Civic Center Garage behind Pack Library
    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory
    Mar 2 @ 11:00 am

    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory

    Wednesday, January 21st – Thursday, March 19th

    11:00 a.m. Weekdays. Included with estate admission.

    Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection this winter. Capacity is limited to 15 guests daily. Reservations can be made during the day of your visit at any Guest Services location.
    Tour meets inside the center front doors of the Conservatory

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Poetry
    Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Poetry 

    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:

    Poetry 

    Tina Barr will lead “Sacred Questions,” which will explore poetry that engages with the idea of the sacred. Participants will study poetry from multiple points of view on concepts of faith, and will bring in their own poems and engage in a series of optional writing exercises. Barr’s latest poems have been published in Witness, Shenandoah, The Crab Orchard Review and elsewhere. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Tupelo Press Editor’s Award for her book, The Gathering Eye (Tupelo Press, 2005). Class meets Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 16, in Black Mountain.

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Children’s Books
    Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Children’s Books

    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:

    Children’s Books – “Heart of the Story,” with Joy Neaves and Frankie Bolt, is for writers who have prepared at least 45 pages of longer works of fiction intended for children. Participants will read and critique each other’s work, as well as develop the ability to examine their own work critically. The instructors will respond to all submissions and will cover topics from aspects of craft to ways to approach editors and agents. Neaves was senior editor at Front Street for a decade and is now a freelance editor of children’s books at namelos.com. Bolt has an MFA in creative writing from the writing for children and young adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first novel, Minus, is forthcoming from namelos.com. Class meets Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 16, in Asheville.

    UNCA: SAT Prep Course
    Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

     

    UNC Asheville Offers SAT Prep Courses Beginning Feb. 23

     

    Registration is now open for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus.

     

    The SAT prep class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for three consecutive weeks, Feb. 23 – March 11. After the classes officially end at 8:30 p.m., the instructors stay another 30 minutes to help individual students with problem areas and to give practice test items to those who want extra coaching and assistance.

     

    The prep course is taught by two experienced instructors, and covers all aspects of the SAT, including verbal ability and mathematical competence, and includes test-taking techniques, timesaving methods and logical reasoning. The SAT will be offered at area high schools on March 14.

     

    Cost for the prep class is $295, which includes 18 hours of contact time and all study materials. For more information or to register, visit agc.unca.edu/sat or call 828.250.2353.

    The Courtyard Gallery : Open Mic
    Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm

    Courtyard Gallery & Agency Logo

    The Courtyard Gallery :

    Open Mic

    Every Monday 

    @ 8:30PM


    Sign up at 8pm at the Courtyard Gallery

    The Courtyard Gallery

    109 Roberts St

    Asheville, NC 28801

    828.273.3332

    http://ashevillecourtyard.com/

    The Orange Peel : Gogol Bordello plus Fly Golden Eagle
    Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm

    The Orange Peel : Gogol Bordello

    plus Fly Golden Eagle
    gogolbordello
    March 2

    Show: 9pm
    Doors: 8pm
    $27 advance / $30 day of show

    Ages 18+

     

    The Orange Peel

    101 Biltmore Avenue

    Asheville, NC, NC 28801

    (828) 398-1837

    http://theorangepeel.net/

    Mar
    3
    Tue
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Mar 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
    Mar 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/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Mar 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/

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

    West Asheville Library
    942 Haywood Road, 250-4750

    • Tuesday:  9 am – 4 pm
    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

     

    Black Mountain Library
    105 N Dougherty Street, 250-4756

    • Tuesday:  10 am – 4 pm
    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Children’s Books
    Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Children’s Books

    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:

    Children’s Books – Linda Lowery will lead “Writing Children’s Picture Books,” in which participants will learn specifics of the genre, including the art of weeding out words, of rhythm and rhyme, prose text and pacing for spot-on page turns, and the thinking process of an illustrator. Assignments include writing the text for two picture books, choosing one manuscript to revise and polish, and creating a 32-page book dummy. Lowery is an award-winning author of more than 60 fiction and nonfiction books for readers from preschool to middle grades. She has illustrated 13 of her books, including Trick or Treat, It’s Halloween(Random House, 2000), a bestselling picture book co-authored with her husband, Richard Keep. Class meets Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. beginning Feb. 17, in Asheville.

    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory
    Mar 3 @ 11:00 am

    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory

    Wednesday, January 21st – Thursday, March 19th

    11:00 a.m. Weekdays. Included with estate admission.

    Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection this winter. Capacity is limited to 15 guests daily. Reservations can be made during the day of your visit at any Guest Services location.
    Tour meets inside the center front doors of the Conservatory

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Poetry
    Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Poetry

    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:

    Poetry– Poet Brian Sneeden will lead “Articulate Wildness: Poetry as Creative Force.” In this workshop, students will explore the work of a different poet each week, combining close reading with interactive writing exercises. Sneeden’s poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review Online and Ninth Letter, among others. His manuscript, Ithaka, was a finalist in the 2013 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM Chapbook Award for Poetry. Class meets Tuesdays from 3-5:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17 in Burnsville.

    UNCA : Percussion Ensemble Concert
    Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

     

    UNCA : Percussion Ensemble Concert 

    • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
      5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Lipinsky Hall 125 – Auditorium

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Memoir
    Mar 3 @ 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 – Brian Lee Knopp will lead “The Devil You Know: The Art, Skill and Thrill of Writing Your Memoir,” which involves in-class and at-home writing and reading assignments, and says Knopp, a chance for “a daring rescue of the truth trapped inside your life’s labyrinth.” Knopp’s memoir, Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia (Cosmic Pigbite Press, 2009) was a Malaprop’s bestseller. He was the creator and contributing author of the collaborative 2012 novel, Naked Came the Leaf Peeper (Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 2011). Class meets Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17, in Asheville.

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Poetry
    Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Poetry

    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:

    Poetry– English teacher Eric Steineger will lead “Poetry Made Accessible—A Timeline.” This course will examine important developments in poetry over the last two centuries and lead up to modern day. There may be short writing exercises; however, the focus is learning about this often-misunderstood genre. Steineger teaches English at A-B Tech Community College and Mars Hill University and is the senior poetry editor for The Citron Review, an online journal. Class meets Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 17 in Asheville.

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Prose Master Class with Elizabeth Lutyens
    Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

    White Horse : IRISH JAM followed by OPEN MIC
    Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm

    White Horse Black Mountain

    White Horse :

    IRISH JAM 

    followed by
    OPEN MIC

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

    TICKETS:  NO CHARGE – A FREE EVENT

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

    White Horse

    105c Montreat Road

    Black Mountain NC

    28711

    (828)669-0816

    http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

    Malaprop’s : Relationship Enneagram Series
    Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm

    Home

    Malaprop’s :

    Relationship Enneagram Series

    Our Enneagram Series is back with a relationship twist! Sandra Smith will be back again to host this series starting the first Tuesday in January at 7pm. The series will run for the next couple of months on the first Tuesday of that month, so join us for all of them! February 3, discussion will be on types 6 & 9!

    Description: The maturity required to sustain intimate relationships is founded on a willingness to remain honest with ourselves. Being connected to self and available to others allows our inherent virtues to fully emerge. When we can be present to a full range of experiences – both our own and those of others – we can then be receptive, rather than reactive, and offer curiosity rather than judgment.

    For many of us, why relationships work or don’t work remains a mystery. We find ourselves repeating patterns that limit our potential. In this series, we’ll use the Enneagram system to explore each type’s focus of attention, world view and false-core driver and how these impact relationship. We’ll discuss the ways we over-protect our hearts and the gifts we bring to others and the world. You can learn more about our host, Sandra Smith on her website at http://www.alchemyworksevents.com.

    Event date:
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – 7:00pm

    Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

    55 Haywood Street

    Asheville, North Carolina 28801

    1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

    http://www.malaprops.com

    UNCA : World Affairs Council-India Changes Course
    Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

     

    UNCA : World Affairs Council-India Changes Course

    • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
      7:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Reuter Center 102A Come to the Reuter Center for these fascinating lectures and discussions that aim to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina’s global ties. The World Affairs Coucil Great Decision Lecture series is scheduled for the winter and spring terms on these dates – February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2015. On March 3, the topic is India Changes Course with speaker Keya Maitra of UNC Asheville. Meetings are scheduled for 7:30 p.m in the Reuter Center’s Manheimer Room. For more details about programs, consult the WAC website.

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    The Grey Eagle : An Evening With Jorma Kaukonen (of Hot Tuna)
    Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle

    The Grey Eagle :

    Jorma Kaukonen featured image
    Mar 3 Tue
    7pm doors. ALL AGES.
    Seated show. 8pm
    $27 ADV / $30 day of show

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    http://thegreyeagle.com/

    Jack of the Wood : HIERONYMUS BOGS
    Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm

    Jack of the Wood : HIERONYMUS BOGS

    HIERONYMUS BOGS

    Tuesday March 3rd

    9 p.m.Free (Donations Encouraged)

    Jack of the Wood

    95 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 252.5445

    http://www.jackofthewood.com/

    Asheville Music Hall : Turntablism Tuesdays
    Mar 3 @ 10:00 pm

    Asheville Music Hall : Turntablism Tuesdays

    Turntablism Tuesdays
    Turntablism Tuesdays – FREE SHOW – Every Tuesday

    Join us downstairs during Funk Jam for an all-star local cast of rotating DJ’s spinnin’ vinyl and scratchin’ like there’s no tomorrow!

    Tickets: FREE
    Ages: 21+

    Asheville Music Hall

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/

    Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
    Mar 3 @ 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/

    Mar
    4
    Wed
    2015
    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Mar 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
    Mar 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/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Gun & Knife Show
    Mar 4 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/

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Free Tax Assistance at the Libraries

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

    – See more at: http://www.buncombecounty.org/news_Detail.aspx?newsID=15507#sthash.ei73YF5A.dpuf

    Pack Memorial Library
    67 Haywood Street, Downtown Asheville, 250-4700

    • Monday:  10 am – 4 pm
    • Wednesday:  10 am – 4 pm
    • Saturday:  10:30am – 3pm **VITA Tax AssistanceFree parking for the first hour at Civic Center Garage behind Pack Library
    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory
    Mar 4 @ 11:00 am

    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory

    Wednesday, January 21st – Thursday, March 19th

    11:00 a.m. Weekdays. Included with estate admission.

    Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection this winter. Capacity is limited to 15 guests daily. Reservations can be made during the day of your visit at any Guest Services location.
    Tour meets inside the center front doors of the Conservatory

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    UNCA Baseball vs East Tennessee State
    Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm

    UNCA Baseball vs East Tennessee State

    Wed, Mar 04 Greenwood Field   4:00 p.m.

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    http://www.uncabulldogs.com/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Fiction
    Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : 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:

    Fiction – Novelist Susan Woodring will lead “From Character to Plot: Creating a Story with Character at the Center.” The class will progress from each participant’s creation of multi-dimensional and compelling characters to devising a plot structure for a novel with these characters at the center. Woodring is the author of the novel, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008). Her short fiction was shortlisted for Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010. Class meets Wednesdays, 5-7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19, in Black Mountain.

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Fiction
    Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : 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:

    Fiction – Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather mystery series (Bantam Dell) and the stand-alone novel, The Day of Small Things (Dell, 2010), will teach “Forty Pages.” Each student will submit forty pages of work for discussion and critique by the class and close editing with written comments by the instructor. The goal will be to polish those forty pages until they are ready to catch the attention of an agent, an editor or a publisher. Class meets Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 18, in Asheville.

    Laurey’s: Wednesday Writer’s Night
    Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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    Laurey’s:  Wednesday Writer’s Night

      6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Join Jenna Lindbo at Laurey’s for Wednesday Writer’s Night, a free winter series for songwriters, poets, and word lovers alike.  Need a creative outlet, accountability, or simply a kick in the pants to open your notebook and put pen to paper?!  Wednesday Writer’s Night is for you!  Writers of all kinds welcome.  COST: Free.  We encourage you to bring a notebook and buy a glass of wine, one of our local brews, or treat yourself to dinner while tapping into a creative community gathering.

    Laurey’s Catering & Café * 67 Biltmore Avenue * 828-252-1500

    UNCA: SAT Prep Course
    Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

     

    UNC Asheville Offers SAT Prep Courses Beginning Feb. 23

     

    Registration is now open for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus.

     

    The SAT prep class will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for three consecutive weeks, Feb. 23 – March 11. After the classes officially end at 8:30 p.m., the instructors stay another 30 minutes to help individual students with problem areas and to give practice test items to those who want extra coaching and assistance.

     

    The prep course is taught by two experienced instructors, and covers all aspects of the SAT, including verbal ability and mathematical competence, and includes test-taking techniques, timesaving methods and logical reasoning. The SAT will be offered at area high schools on March 14.

     

    Cost for the prep class is $295, which includes 18 hours of contact time and all study materials. For more information or to register, visit agc.unca.edu/sat or call 828.250.2353.

    Malaprop’s : MAC McCLELLAND
    Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

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    MAC McCLELLAND

    An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones, and many others, Mac McClelland suffered severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after returning from Haiti in 2010. Her memoir, Irritable Hearts, offers a raw look into her struggle with her illness while navigating a relationship that grew out of the same time and place. Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist) says, “That we are as strong as we are frail is the most profound of many truths rising out of Mac McClelland’s astonishing Irritable Hearts…unforgettable.”

    Event date:
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 7:00pm

    Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

    55 Haywood Street

    Asheville, North Carolina 28801

    1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

    http://www.malaprops.com

    UNCA : Astronomy Club of Asheville
    Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

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    UNCA :

    • Astronomy Club of Asheville 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, October 2, 2014 – 19:007:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Reuter Center 102A The Astronomy Club of Asheville meets the 1st Thursday of each month 7-9 pm, at the Reuter Center with an interesting line-up of speakers and topics. Upcoming meetings and speakers are scheduled as follows: January 2, ‘Astrobiology: The search for alien life’ presented by Michael J. Malaska, PhD, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA/JPL, February 6-speaker TBA, and March 6, ‘Observatories in Chile’ presented by Judy Beck, Lecturer in the UNC Asheville Physics Department. Club membership is free. Club members on hand to advise and assist in the basics of astronomy and the techniques of observing celestial phenomena. For more information on the Astronomy Club of Asheville, visit their website at www.astroasheville.org

    University of NC Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    https://www.unca.edu/

    The Orange Peel : Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime 40 OZ to Freedom Tour plus The Lionz of Zion
    Mar 4 @ 9:00 pm

    The Orange Peel : Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime

    40 OZ to Freedom Tour
    plus The Lionz of Zion
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    March 4

    Show: 9pm
    Doors: 8pm
    $14 advance / $17 day of show

    Ages 18+

     

    The Orange Peel

    101 Biltmore Avenue

    Asheville, NC, NC 28801

    (828) 398-1837

    http://theorangepeel.net/

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    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Mar 5 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
    Mar 5 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

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

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    January 30 – May 23, 2015
    Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
    With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

    Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

    On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

    Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

    Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

    Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

    and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

    56 Broadway

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 350-8484

    http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

    U.S. Cellular Center: SoCon Championships
    Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day

    U.S. Cellular Center:

    Thursday, March 05th -9th, 2015

    GA / VIP tickets available for Single Sessions and All Session

    – See more at: http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Events.aspx#sthash.o0F9IkYV.dpuf

    U.S. Cellular Center

    87 Haywood Street

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 259-5736

    http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Home.aspx