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.

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Asheville Gallery of Art November 2017 Show “Small Works” @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Art’s November show, “Small Works,” features the work of 22 member artists. The show runs November 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artists on Friday, November 3, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.

The show provides artists the challenge of working within limited perimeters. All pieces in the show will be 11 x 14 inches or smaller. “Placed in an ‘unexpected’ spot, small artwork can work magic in a room or grouping. I love the effect they have and I especially love creating them,” says gallery artist Sally Lordeon.

This show is a great opportunity to own work in a wide range of subject matter, media, and styles by some of the most noted local artists in Asheville. Collectors will be able to find landscapes, still lives, and small abstracts. Asheville Gallery of Art hopes art lovers will not only enjoy the show, but will use it to purchase affordable (and packable) works of art for holiday gift giving.

The small works, as well as the work of all 31 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of November. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Give your feedback on the Thomas Wolfe Memorial historic site
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am

Survey: Win a Historic Tour

The N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) is seeking feedback on an Asheville tourist destination: the Thomas Wolfe Memorial historic site. Please click the link below to complete a brief 4-minute survey. Survey participant information is anonymous. Participants may opt to be entered in a random drawing for a private tour of a North Carolina state historic site.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dncrtwolfe

 

WNC Farmer’s Market
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC

Located behind the Light Center Dome. FREE. While you are here, please also enjoy our Light Room and Hiking Trails. They are also FREE.

UR Light Center

Landscape on Location
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Landscape on Location –

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000, www.JohnMacKah.com

 

PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: GUASTAVINO AND AMERICA’S GREAT PUBLIC SPACES
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am

From 1882 to 1943, in 31 states and 6 countries, Rafael Guastavino and his son created more than 600 unique tile domes and vaultings that met his criteria of health, safety, and beauty.

PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: GUASTAVINO AND AMERICA’S GREAT PUBLIC SPACES is an exhibition about his life and works that opened to great acclaim in Boston, moved to Washington, D. C., and New York City, and will open in the celebrated little town of Black Mountain, North Carolina, location of Guastavino’s former estate.

The exhibition opens in the Swannannoa Valley Museum April 8 and will run nine months, closing December 1, 2017. The museum is at 223 West State Street. The hours are 10 to 5 Tuesday-Saturday.

 

  Crafted Strangers 
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am
Crafted Strangers will be on view at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop between September 15, 2017, and January 6, 2018. The exhibition is curated by the emerging curatorial collective Matters Unsettled, a partnership between Cass Gardiner and Quizayra Gonzalez. Gardiner and Gonzalez received a 2017 Curatorial Fellowship from CCCD, which funded the planning and execution of the exhibition while providing the curators a platform and professional development. Crafted Strangers is the third and final Curatorial Fellowship exhibition to be mounted this year, following Tie Up, Draw Down and The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine 1941-1979.

 Jaret Vadera, No Country, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.
“I take pride in the fact that CCCD offers a space to display some of the best, most forward-thinking examples of craft in North America,” says CCCD Executive Director Stephanie Moore. The contemporary art world can often feel exclusive, making it difficult for emerging artists and arts administrators to challenge longstanding practices. By offering Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to curators like Matters Unsettled, Gonzalez explains CCCD is “actively making space for artists and curators from all backgrounds in an effort to change the art world’s rigid landscape.”
Gonzalez is a Dominican American artist and curator who holds an MA from Parsons and a BFA from the University of the Arts. Gardiner is an indigenous artist and curator who holds an MFA from Ryerson University and an Honors BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Together, Gonzalez and Gardiner seek to create exhibitions that serve as forums for cultural research and experimentation.
“From ceramic sculptures made from clothes left at the US-Mexican border to trading cards that position Indigenous women as superheroes, Crafted Strangers is a timely exhibition that brings an array of stories that challenge mainstream representations of Immigrant and Indigenous people,” explains the curators, Gonzalez and Gardiner.

 Joiri Minaya, #dominicanwomengooglesearch, 2016. Photo: Stefan Hagen.
The seventeen artists selected offer a diverse array of cultural perspectives and studio practices-though many are reinventing traditional craft practices on their own terms.  For example, the exhibition opens with a life-size mobile by the Dominican-American artist Joiri Minaya, featuring images drawn from the Google search: “Dominican Women”. Visitors will be able to walk among the swirling, cropped, and floating larger-than-life cut-outs and reflect on the creation and destabilization of social stereotypes in this graphic and colorful installation.
In support of Crafted Strangers, CCCD is presenting several programs that help further the conversation around identity, belonging, and shifting borders. During the opening reception, curators Gonzalez and Gardiner will offer brief remarks. On October 13, 2017, CCCD will assemble artists and thinkers for a “Trans– Across, Beyond, Through” panel, the 2017 Windgate Research and Collections Curator Lecture, to unpack this loaded, and powerful, prefix. Visitors can also build community during the “Craft with a Stranger” experimental collaborations and showcase (Saturday, October 28) or the “Recipe Exchange and Short Film Festival” (Thursday, November 2).
Art serves as an important catalyst for conversation, and the pieces in Crafted Strangers will invite visitors to consider current national and international events in a new light.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 – 6.

Admission free and open to the public.

Questions of immigration, citizenship, belonging, and identity are more pressing and complicated now than ever. Using a variety of mediums, seventeen established and emerging artists from across the United States and Canada will exhibit work that problematizes identity stereotypes and opens up new notions of the self at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) this September.

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am

November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018

banquet hall christmas tree sparkles below a candelabra

A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses. Wrap yourself in the fragrant smell of fresh evergreens while admiring holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of thousands of ornaments on more than 55 magnificent Christmas trees. The celebration continues across the estate, from colorful holiday blooms in the Conservatory to our commemorative Christmas wine at the Winery, to special menus in estate restaurants.

Goin’ Across the Mountain
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Goin’ Across the Mountain

Goin’ Across The Mountain is eight hours of the best in Contemporary/Traditional and Historical Bluegrass Music on The Flagship Bluegrass Station, WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC.

Ancestors and Other Strangers
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm

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Ancestors and Other Strangers
The work of Bobbie Polizzi and Christopher Charles Curtis

A collaborative show with CANVAS ArtSpace

November 9 -26

The title of the exhibition refers to Polizzi and Curtis’ shared interest in old, found photographs and the mystery of the unknown sitters who inhabit them. “Ancestors and Other Strangers” attempts to explore this context from different vantage points. The show will also feature one piece that Polizzi and Curtis have created together. “I feel fortunate to have met Bobbie – we both share an affinity for old photos, doll parts, and strange objects,” says Curtis. Polizzi concurs. “I’m so excited to show with Chris. His work whispers, haunts, and speaks to the message of my art, which is to create stories for those whose stories have been lost,” she says.

Bend and Brew Yoga
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

Bend and Brew

796 Riverside Drive- Followed by beer tasting

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Disney on Ice presents Frozen
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm

BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA

NOV 14-26

1pm & 5pm

Greenville, SC

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project
October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope  |  175 Biltmore Avenue
Every year since 1988, technology entrepreneur and avid collector Peter Norton commissions an artist to create an original work of art that is then produced in multiples and sent to friends and select art institutions. The Asheville Art Museum is honored to be an annual recipient of the Norton Family Christmas Project since 1993. The Museum is excited to present a selection of these gifts in Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, an exhibition on view October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018.

Committed to helping promote and launch the careers of his favorite artists, Norton selects promising individuals and introduces new talent to a community of curators, such as Sanford Biggers, Vik Muniz and Kara Walker.

Takashi Murakami, Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 2000, plastic and audio disc, 10 x 6.25 x 4.88 inches. Gift of the Peter Norton Family.

Christmas Spectacular
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Peace Garden Maintenance
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm
Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

November 3, 2017 – January 6, 2018

evening view of biltmore house from front lawn with huge lit tree

During Candlelight Christmas Evenings, Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and twinkling lights on a towering Norway spruce on the Front Lawn. Inside, candlelight, firelight, and holiday lights reflect on thousands of ornaments decorating dozens of Christmas trees throughout the grand rooms. Live performances of traditional Christmas music add to your evening visit. Your self-guided Candlelight visit also includes daytime admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery, gardens, shops, and restaurants with special holiday menus (additional cost) on the day of your evening visit or the day after.

DANCE PARTY … Smoky Mountain Dance Club
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

DANCE PARTY … Smoky Mountain Dance Club – East & West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Nightclub, Two Step, Line Dancing and more. Dance from 7-10pm with a free lesson included. Downstairs in the lower level of the Elks Lodge, 546 N. Justice St. in Hendersonville. $5 members & $10 non-members. Next dances Aug 12, Aug 26, Sep 9, Sep 23, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 16, Dec 31, Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, March 10 & March 24.

Live Music & Great Food
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

We are a group of cooks, farmers, waiters, cheese-makers, organizers, ranchers, brewers and dishwashers who share a common philosophy about how we eat and in a larger sense, about life.

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

Live Music at The Classic Wineseller
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

 

 

The Classic WineSeller Presents Live Music

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Imagine a Harlem speakeasy in the 1920s – a secret venue where you can escape to a cozy atmosphere, and where the performers are within arm’s reach. The Classic Wineseller is evocative of Hollywood movies about that era, including European styling and Old-World charm. Everyone is seated around tables, with front row tables for two, where you could (not advised) reach out and touch the performers. Enjoy music LIVE at the Classic Wineseller every Friday and Saturday evening.

20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

 

 

 

Live Music at The Good Stuff
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

Good Stuff Presents: Live Music

Madison County’s premier family-friendly live music venue serving food, beer, and wine.

Located in downtown Marshall, NC.

38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Middle Eastern Music & Belly Dancing
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Jerusalem Garden Presents:

Middle Eastern Music & Belly Dancing

Family owned and operated for over twenty years, we serve authentic and delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Owner Farouk Badr brings recipes from his homeland- allowing you to transport your senses to faraway lands. So come enjoy our exotic, relaxing dining room in downtown Asheville!

78 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Music & Dancing at The Old Home Place
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Homeplace Presents: 
Live country music & dancing on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm-10:30pm
The Old Home Place
4060 North Mills River Rd., Mills River
(828) 891-7704
 

 

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Wagon Presents: Dueling Pianos

Casual haunt featuring piano duels & specialty cocktails in a 1920s space with a convivial vibe.

22 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

The Mountain Faith Band Sounds of Christmas DVD Premiere Event @ Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm

Join Mountain Faith as they celebrate the sounds of the season with a DVD premiere event. Taped live on the stage of the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, and featuring family traditions, heart-warming Christmas classics and a few surprises, this new DVD is sure to become treasured viewing year after year. Enjoy a live pre-show concert by Mountain Faith before the premiere presentation.

Live at Feed & Seed
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm

The Feed & Seed Presents:

Live bluegrass & country music on Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.

No cover charge, donations appreciated.


3715 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher
(828) 216-3492

 

Christmas Spectacular
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Live Music at Blue Mtn Ale
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Live Music at Sanctuary Brewing
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of live music.

We’ve recently hosted celebrated acts like Dangermuffin and Town Mountain, so stay on top of our music calendar so you don’t miss out!

Every Wed- Sat.

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An Evening with The Kruger Brothers
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm

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743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

An Evening with The Kruger Brothers (Friday & Saturday Night)

Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass, Old Time

Main Stage Seated
Dueling Pianos
Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm

The Grove Park Inn Presents: Dueling Pianos at Elaine’s Piano Bar

290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

– See more at: http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park/dining/elaines-dueling-piano-bar#sthash.NWy4VKBC.dpuf

Hendersonville Toxic Trivia
Nov 25 @ 9:30 pm

Hannah Flanagan’s of Hendersonville Presents: Toxic Trivia

Each Saturday night at 9:30 we host “toxic trivia,” an adult-theme contest.

300 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
Phone: (828) 696-1665

Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Soul w/ DJ Lorruh
Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Soul w/ DJ Lorruh

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Admiral Dance Parties
Nov 25 @ 11:00 pm

The Admiral Presents:

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Admiral Dance Parties

Every Friday & Saturday Night

11:00 pm-2:30 am

 

 

Nov
26
Sun
2017
Give your feedback on the Thomas Wolfe Memorial historic site
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am

Survey: Win a Historic Tour

The N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (DNCR) is seeking feedback on an Asheville tourist destination: the Thomas Wolfe Memorial historic site. Please click the link below to complete a brief 4-minute survey. Survey participant information is anonymous. Participants may opt to be entered in a random drawing for a private tour of a North Carolina state historic site.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dncrtwolfe

 

WNC Farmer’s Market
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

Image result for farmers market vegetables

570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC

Located behind the Light Center Dome. FREE. While you are here, please also enjoy our Light Room and Hiking Trails. They are also FREE.

UR Light Center

Museum Store Sunday
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(special extended Sunday hours)

We are participating in Museum StoreSunday on November 26 – the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season. The Asheville Art Museum is participating with museum stores in all 50 states, five countries, and three continents to offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside museums and cultural institutions. Holiday shoppers will not only find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but purchases will also directly support the Asheville Art Museum. Discover unique gifts and stocking stuffers while enjoying refreshments and children’s activities!

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am

November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018

banquet hall christmas tree sparkles below a candelabra

A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses. Wrap yourself in the fragrant smell of fresh evergreens while admiring holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of thousands of ornaments on more than 55 magnificent Christmas trees. The celebration continues across the estate, from colorful holiday blooms in the Conservatory to our commemorative Christmas wine at the Winery, to special menus in estate restaurants.

Ancestors and Other Strangers
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm

Pres Release Flat Rock.jpg

Ancestors and Other Strangers
The work of Bobbie Polizzi and Christopher Charles Curtis

A collaborative show with CANVAS ArtSpace

November 9 -26

The title of the exhibition refers to Polizzi and Curtis’ shared interest in old, found photographs and the mystery of the unknown sitters who inhabit them. “Ancestors and Other Strangers” attempts to explore this context from different vantage points. The show will also feature one piece that Polizzi and Curtis have created together. “I feel fortunate to have met Bobbie – we both share an affinity for old photos, doll parts, and strange objects,” says Curtis. Polizzi concurs. “I’m so excited to show with Chris. His work whispers, haunts, and speaks to the message of my art, which is to create stories for those whose stories have been lost,” she says.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Small Batch Sunday
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Co. Presents: Small Batch Sunday

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Join us for some very special craft beer. Every Sunday we will release a flavor infused version of our standard beers. Think Carolina Panther Chocolate Porter infused with cherries, Our Winterfell IPA infused with Jabanero, and on and on!

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Sunday community meal
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm

 

Every Sunday we offer a free meal to anyone and everyone. Tips are welcome from those who can give a little something!

Please call for times: 828 595 9956

Disney on Ice presents Frozen
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm

BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA

NOV 14-26

1pm & 5pm

Greenville, SC