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.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Eliada’s 2017 Annual Corn Maze
Sep 30 – Oct 31 all-day

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Eliada’s 2017 Annual Corn Maze will be open from September 30th through October 31st, so stop by and join in the festivities!

  • Monday – Friday: 9am-3pm
  • Saturday: 10am- 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
Oct
1
Sun
2017
Booger Jim’s Hollow
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Take a guided tour through Booger Jim’s Haunted Trail completely renovated with all new scenes.

After the trail take an UNGUIDED HAUNTED HOUSE TOUR though Booger Jim’s Haunted House while your senses are being tested with unbalancing surprises crawling around every corner.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
Municipal General Election Early
Oct 19 – Nov 4 all-day

Municipal General Election Early Voting Schedule

Early Voting for the 2017 Municipal General Election is Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, November 4. During early voting, City of Asheville, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, and Woodfin residents can register and vote on the same day. Just be sure to bring proof of residence, such as a utility bill, bank statement or current driver’s license.

Municipality residents can view their sample ballot here. For more information, contact Buncombe County Board of Elections at 250-4200, or see the 2017 Municipal General Election early voting schedule attached below.


Main Site: (Open Entire Early Voting Period) – Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, November 4

  • Election Services Office
    77 McDowell St, Asheville NC 28801

Remote Sites: Saturday, October 28 through Saturday, November 4

  • First Congregational Church
    20 Oak St, Asheville NC 28801
  • North Asheville Library
    1030 Merrimon Ave, Asheville NC 28804
  • West Asheville Library
    942 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28806
  • South Buncombe Library
    260 Overlook Rd, Asheville NC 28803
  • Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center
    749 Fairview Rd, Asheville NC 28803

ELECTION DAY VOTING

Election Day voting will take place in the City of Asheville precincts on Tuesday, November 7 from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. You may vote ONLY at your assigned polling location on the day of the election. Find your polling location here.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
WNC Farmer’s Market
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

Image result for farmers market vegetables

570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Drawing or Painting at John Mac Kah Studio
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Drawing or Painting

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Monday & Thursday, 9-4 p.m.

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

 

Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC
Oct 23 @ 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

Mother Goose Time
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am

BuncombeCounty.org HomepageBuncombe County, North Carolina Library

West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806

Mother Goose Time (4-18 months)

 

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Oct 23 @ 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

Asheville Gallery of Art October 2017 Show “Grounded: Landscapes Real and Imagined” @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Art’s October show features the work of Cathyann Burgess, whose vibrant approach to subject matter mirrors nature’s fall exuberance. The show runs October 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, October 6, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.

Burgess declares she “loves to paint.” Whether using soft pastels en plein air or oil and cold wax, she energetically addresses wood, canvas, and paper with similar enthusiasm. While this show is about her view of places imagined and visited, she has also garnered recognition for her still life and portraiture. Most recently, she has been awarded for her landscapes in pastel.

“The ordinary, quiet moments of daily living are often filled with common observances that I find quite lovely,” says the artist. “I want the viewer to breathe a sigh of joy or lose themselves in the environments I create when viewing my work or living with it. This often violent world needs more of the beautiful and this is what I offer. I want to share with you the things that delight me.”

For this show, the viewer will be immersed in the images she happily produces in her home studio in Hendersonville, NC. Burgess also teaches workshops in oil or pastel. She exhibits her work at Asheville Gallery of Art and at Up Against the Wall Gallery, in Kingsport, TN. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the country.

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

Free Senior Yoga Classes
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm

Free Senior Yoga Classes

Did you know that every Monday at 4:30 p.m. the Leicester Community Center hosts a free Yoga class for seniors? Whether you’re in your 60’s, 70’s, or beyond, Yoga is a fantastic, low-impact workout for seniors.

According to the AARP, practicing Yoga:

Reduces Anxiety
Protects Your Joints
Brings Strength and Balance
Sharpens Your Mind
Bosses Your Mood
Helps Improve Your Quality of Health and Life
The Leicester Community Center is located at 2979 New Leicester Highway. The classes last for about an hour. Regular classes begin after the senior classes end at 6 p.m.

For more information about the recurring event, email [email protected], or give them a call at 828.250.4260.

The Art that Nature Makes
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm

Join us for a documentary screening of “An Art that Nature Makes: The Work of Photographer Rosamond Purcell” at the Flat Rock Cinema next Monday, October 23, 4:30pm.  Photographer Rosamond Purcell gains international acclaim for finding unexpected beauty in discarded and decayed objects.

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Marley Mondays
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

Scully’s Bar & Grille Presents:Marley Mondays

Live Steel Drum Music w/ Island Inspired Specials

13 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801

Old Time Music UpCountry Jam @ UpCountry Brewing Co
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

An Old Time Music Jam hosted by Banjo Mitch McConnell Lough.

Up Country Brewing

A great way to enjoy a dinner show for free.

1042 Haywood Ave, Asheville NC

Creekside Taphouse Trivia Night
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Creekside Taphouse Trivia Night

8 Beverly Rd. Asheville, NC

Old-Time Music at Urban Orchard
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Old-Time Music

Open Mic Extravaganza
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Good Stuff Presents: Open Mic Extravaganza w/Laura Thurston

38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Trivia w/Geeks Who Drink
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

Trivia w/Geeks Who Drink

 

Monday Night Contra Dance 
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm

Monday Night Contra Dance 7:30-10:30pm at the Center for Art and Spirit at St George’s, 1 School Road in Malvern Hills just off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Music and caller TBA. Admission $7. Enter through the Green Door marked Parish Hall by the playground. Bring Clean Shoes for Dancing. Bring a water bottle. Bring a snack to share.

Live Piano at The Social Lounge
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

Live Piano at the Social Lounge

Live Piano, Music By ReadyPlay Entertainment at The Social Lounge. Servers enjoy Industry Night specials every Sunday and Monday nights, and EVERYONE enjoys live music on the baby grand piano. Timeless elegance… nightly.

Taylor Martin Open Mic Night
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

Taylor Martin Open Mic Night

796 Riverside Dr, Asheville

The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance

Beginners welcome.

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-5800

Oct
24
Tue
2017
WNC Farmer’s Market
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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

PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: GUASTAVINO AND AMERICA’S GREAT PUBLIC SPACES
Oct 24 @ 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.

 

Showing Up for Racial Justice
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am

Firestorm Cafe & Books

Showing Up for Racial Justice, Every Tuesday mornings at 10 am

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome!

Firestorm Cafe & Books
610 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

 

  Crafted Strangers 
Oct 24 @ 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.

Snazzy Surfaces @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm
October 24- December 12

Are you curious about alternative surface treatments that don’t involve glazing? There are many other methods that can be used to finish your work. Each week we will delve into a different process and exciting material. We will examine mishima, sgraffito, slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, luster glazes, and more! A focus of this class will be successful note taking for tests. You’ll be able to recreate (or avoid) the surfaces you discover.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Oct 24 @ 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

Asheville Gallery of Art October 2017 Show “Grounded: Landscapes Real and Imagined” @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Art’s October show features the work of Cathyann Burgess, whose vibrant approach to subject matter mirrors nature’s fall exuberance. The show runs October 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, October 6, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.

Burgess declares she “loves to paint.” Whether using soft pastels en plein air or oil and cold wax, she energetically addresses wood, canvas, and paper with similar enthusiasm. While this show is about her view of places imagined and visited, she has also garnered recognition for her still life and portraiture. Most recently, she has been awarded for her landscapes in pastel.

“The ordinary, quiet moments of daily living are often filled with common observances that I find quite lovely,” says the artist. “I want the viewer to breathe a sigh of joy or lose themselves in the environments I create when viewing my work or living with it. This often violent world needs more of the beautiful and this is what I offer. I want to share with you the things that delight me.”

For this show, the viewer will be immersed in the images she happily produces in her home studio in Hendersonville, NC. Burgess also teaches workshops in oil or pastel. She exhibits her work at Asheville Gallery of Art and at Up Against the Wall Gallery, in Kingsport, TN. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the country.

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

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm

Echoview Fiber Mill Tours

Every Tuesday, starting at 1pm, we give free tours of our state-of-the-art fiber processing facility. Come hear our story and see the process of how we take raw fibers and turn them into the high quality yarns and products our customers know and love.

Beginner Wheel Throwing with Julia Claire Weber @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm

Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
October 24- December 12

Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware! Students will work with a variety of traditional techniques to create cups, bowls, plates, and other vessels. Class includes weekly demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students will also learn decorating techniques such as carving, stamping, wax resist, and glazing. All students are given creative freedom to develop their own personal aesthetic. Instructor Julia Claire Weber creates a positive and encouraging atmosphere that makes learning a joy.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner.
Tuition: $265 + $35 Lab Fee.

Children’s Art with Alisa
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Children’s Art with Alisa

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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

 

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

Tuesday
7:30 PM
FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Adam Masters and Friends 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.
Doors open 5:00 PM
– All Ages Show –

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Foster Parent Info Night @ The Bair Foundation office
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm

Come to The Bair Foundation’s information session and find out more about fostering!

This is a free event. Light snacks and bottles of water will be provided but please feel free to bring your own dinner. Through Bair, foster parent training classes, licensing and support are all free.

To reserve your spot, contact Claire Hopple at [email protected] or by calling 828-350-5197.

Camera Club Meeting
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

The Camera Club of Hendersonville Presents:

The general meeting  at the Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.

For more information please visit our website.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm

Cayce Kolstad

Fall Session
Tuesday 6:30-9pm
October 24- December 12

Got a taste for the potter’s wheel and ready for more? Come expand your horizons with Cayce as he covers the tricks, tips, and techniques for making beautiful creations on the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will include plates, utensil holders, casseroles, as well as a special class devoted to making large storage jars.

Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Buffalo Nickel Presents:

Kipper Trivia

Live Music & Great Food
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

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

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

TOP SHELF TUESDAY
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

TOP SHELF TUESDAY!!!!

Trivia Night at Black Mtn Ale
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Black Mountain Ale House Presents: Trivia Night

117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Turntable Tuesday
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall Presents: Turntable Tuesday

31 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Weekly Round Robin
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Black Bear Coffee Co. Presents: Weekly Round Robin

Kelli Redmond and James Harrell of Letters to Abigail host this weekly acoustic round robin style open mic for all to join. Free and all ages, this event caters to anyone with a creative or curious bone! Bring in your instrument and join the fun, or sit back with a delicious craft beer and enjoy the talent the area has to offer! See you soon:)

Billy Litz at Urban Orchard
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Billy Litz