Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Light ‘Em Up! @ Flow Gallery
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Flow Gallery, located in historic downtown Marshall, presents Light “Em Up!, a show featuring handmade lamps and lighting fixtures from seven artists in a variety of mediums. Opening reception April 19 5:30 to 7:30 Show ends May 25, 2019

Diaper Drive hosted by Aeroflow Healthcare @ Aeroflow Healthcare
Apr 22 – Apr 26 all-day

Every mother wants to ensure their baby is happy, health and dry. Unfortunately, not all moms are able to provide diapers at the quantity they need. Most spend up to $80 a month on supplies and often have to make the decision between food or diapers. Help moms in need by donating a pack of diapers today!

All proceeds will be donated to Diaper Bank of North Carolina and distributed to the county with the highest child poverty rate in Western North Carolina (McDowell County – 25.9%).

Is your company interested in participating? Contact us for information on how you can have a donation box in your business.

Diaper Drive hosted by Aeroflow Healthcare @ Aeroflow Healthcare
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm

We are teaming up with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina to give families in Western North Carolina the opportunity to have happy, healthy and DRY babies!

Unfortunately, not all moms are able to provide diapers at the amount their child needs. Some even have to decide between buying diapers or food for their child. Help moms in our community by donating a pack of diapers today!

Ask us how your company/organization can be involved!

For more information, visit https://aeroflowurology.com/diaper-drive/ or contact Rebecca Grissom at [email protected]


Dine Out for Francine Delany @ BimBeriBon
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 pm

Join us April 24th! A portion of our proceeds will benefit West Asheville’s Francine Delany New School For Children


Safety Has A Name – Name our Safety Around Water Mascot @ Reuter Family YMCA
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Parker, Paxton or Piper? What should the name of our new mascot be for our Safety Around Water (SAW) program at the Reuter Family YMCA? Donate to the Annual Campaign to push your name to the top. We will announce the name May 1 at our next SAW program. Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help make sure children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely. Safety Around Water is not a traditional swim lesson. This eight-day course, taught by a certified instructor, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. Support giving children skills for a lifetime today. https://www.ymcawnc.org/programs/swimming/drowning-prevention


Shades of Spring Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Wildflowers springing from the ground are a sign that spring and warmer weather are right around the corner. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our Shades of Spring Photo Contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.


Shades of Spring Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Wildflowers springing from the ground are a sign that spring and warmer weather are right around the corner. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our Shades of Spring Photo Contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.


Wine Down Wednesdays @ Highland Lake Inn & Resort
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Season’s at Highland Lake will be hosting Wine Down Wednesday from January through April with half priced bottles of wine under $50 with the purchase of a main course lunch item or a dinner entrée!

Follow the link for our wine menu: https://hliresort.com/seasons/menu/drinks-wine/


Blushing Belgian Blonde Release @ Sweeten Creek Brewing
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Blushing Belgian Blonde is bashful in its Belgian characteristics. While the Belgian aromatics of clove and banana are noticeable, a light dry taste is present. This beer is an introduction to Belgians for those who are trying to branch out of their comfort zone. Aged on Boysenberry and Apricot to add a sweet tart component to the dry effervescent finish. Perfect for drinking on a warm spring day!


Reduced Price Growler Fill Wednesdays @ plēb urban winery
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Select a wine on draft and fill a plēb urban winery 500mL or 1L growler for a reduced price (see menu for availability and pricing). Growler purchase is separate. Carry out only.


2019 “Taste” Presented By Harrah’s Cherokee Casino @ Laurel Ridge Country Club & Event Center
Apr 24 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Taste” Presented By Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & featuring Vip Pol Roger Champagne

WNC’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs, wineries, and Brew Masters — all coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to help make Autism more understandable, held at beautiful Laurel Ridge Country Club. Big names bring bold flavors to “Taste”, a delightful evening of gourmet food, wine, and local Brews. Sample from many local restaurants and mingle with the areas top culinary talent, sip award-winning wines and beer from some of the best local breweries. The Master of Ceremonies Paul Viau will have the room alive with excitement & a live Auction will have our attention that will auction off some wonderful gifts and packages that will help our efforts for the Haywood County School Foundtion‘s ECP (Exceptional Children’s Program). The Exceptional Children’s Program provides specially designed instruction to ensure that all children with disabilities, ages 3 through 21, have available to them a free appropriate public education. The program emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.

Champagne VIP Pol Roger Champagne Experience

Beginning at 4:30 VIP guests will experience the exclusive VIP Pol Roger Champagne tasting in the Alliance Lounge, exquisite food as well as wine from around the surrounding areas, a first look at Silent and Live Auction items, live music and stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Then at 5:00 entrance to “Taste” will begin allowing the VIP Guests 30 minutes early admission. Priced @ $100 per guest

“Taste” General Admission

General Admission begins at 5:30 and also offers an evening of spectacular food, wine, and local beers. Sample from many local restaurants and mingle with the area’s top culinary talent. Bid on some of our silent action items, then dance the night away with a Live Band and await the action of live Auction with our Master of Ceremonies. This will be the premier Foodie event for Haywood County of 2019! Priced @ $50 per guest.

For more Information Please visit http://richiesalliance.org/event/taste/


Prestige Subaru Presents Music Video Asheville 2019 @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Music Video Asheville, now coming into its 12th year, is an annual event that showcases the collaborations between filmmakers and musicians. Area bands submit their music videos and the best 90 minutes of videos are selected for a viewing and awards ceremony at Diana Wortham Theater in Downtown Asheville. The red carpet event is a celebration of the creative, unique and diverse music community we have here in the heart of Western North Carolina.

Artificial Oceans
C.Shreve the Professor
Chuck Lichtenberger
Comet, Come Again
Don Clayton Music
Drunken Prayer
E.W. Harris
Eleanor Underhill
Erica Russo
Hearts Gone South
Indigo De Souza
Jane In Space
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
LLGLDNBKS (Little Golden Books)
Matt Williams
Musashi Xero
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers
Ryan Rnb Barber
Soft Talk
Spaceman Jones
Thanya Iyer


Foxy & Co Electronic Skills Class #2 @ Sly Grog Lounge
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Foxy wants to teach a class on how to wield a soldering iron with confidence, he also loves music, so he has put together a few kits for a class to build monophonic pocket sized synthesizers! He will teach everyone how to put the kit together an then,,,,,, circuit bend the synth!!

What you will learn:
How to read an electronic schematic
How to read and put together a PCB board
How to Solder components to a PCB like a badass
How to circuit bend the synth!

What you will need:
if you have a soldering iron, please bring it!

What you will leave with:
A finished electronic Synthesizer whoooo!

This Foxy Skills Class is limited to 15 people so act fast and get skilled!


Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Highland Brewing Company :

Woody Wood Wednesdays

Location: Highland Brewing Tasting Room
When: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tasting Room Hours: Open 4:00-8:00PM; Music 5:30-7:30PM (FREE)
Music Style: Rock/Soul/Funky Mountain Rock
Food Truck: Avery’s Hot Dogs

Woody Wood plays an acoustic show live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn’t take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.

One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.

Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-3370


James Hammel and Friends Live! @ Lookout Brewing Company
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our weekly dose of James Hammel’s awesome selection of cover songs and original tunes! Always a good show, and you’re bound to see someone you know at the bar!


Chili & Slaw Sessions with Tom Kirschbaum & Friends @ Asheville Guitar Bar
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An early 6:00 start to the evening at AGB with host Tom Kirschbaum, includes Drink & Snack Specials. Many of Tom’s musician friends join him for the evening, performing a wide variety of local music.

Tom Kirschbaum has been with us, helping grow the Asheville Guitar Bar, since we were doing Thursday Jams at our Paintbox Studio. He is a truly gifted musician, and well loved for his generosity, his friendship, and his ”Almost Famous Chili and Slaw”!

Food and drink specials begin at 6:00pm. At 6:30, Tom sets the stage, sharing his love of singing and playing his signature 12 string. He hosts many of his local musicians friends who share their own music for an Asheville Music Show not to be missed.

Please be prepared to donate generously to the bands, doing your part to help support local musicians and keeping local music alive. General seating. No admission charge.


Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.

FBVMA Mountain Music Jam @ Sanctuary Brewing Company
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The French Broad Valley Music Association: FBVMA jam session is focused on regional fiddle tunes and songs. Carol Rifkin and John Mitchell cohost weekly, bring an instrument to play or just enjoy the music, its free, kid friendly, donations encouraged. Key Players are intermediate to advanced but beginners are most welcome and encouraged to attend to listen, learn/quietly play along. More experienced players sit in the inner circle and take turns choosing fiddle tunes or songs. Guests, families and kids are invited to listen and often sing along. This style of community play has been used to entertain and pass down music to kids for generations.

The French Broad Valley Music Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization formed to celebrate local musical heritage. “Our community. Our music. Our sense of place.”


Flow & Wine @ Unearthed Yoga
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come practice with me every Wednesday evening at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards at 6pm-7pm to get over that crazy mid week hump!

All levels welcome for an upbeat and energizing power flow while focusing on turning inward and cultivating an intention that you can take with you off your mat!

10$ for 60 minute power vinyasa flow and glass of wine!
6pm-7pm Please share and feel free to bring your friends!
DM if you have any questions! Hope to see you there✨✨


Jukebox Night @ Southern Appalachian Brewery
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bill Berg (drums), Cameron Austin (bass), Jason DeCristofaro (vibes/piano), Patrick Lopez (trumpet)


Re-Imagine The Tourism Development Authority
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Join the Western NC Green Party for an evening of talking about the Tourism Development Authority – what is it, and how can we re-imagine the way it works? How could tourism dollars be used to improve the lives of residents of Asheville rather than simply being used to increase the advertising? What infrastructure needs could be met if that money was spent in a different way, or if the board was structured so that the public had some control? Your input is appreciated!


Screen Printing 101 Workshop (Family Friendly) @ Moonlight Makers
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to screen print at the Moonlight Makers workshop!

There will be a short overview of how Moonlight Makers got started (screen printing in Claire’s kitchen) to how we print now. This will be followed by a short tour of the workshop.

We will then have a verbal overview of how a screen is made (*no screen burning demo), and a process overview of how one color screen printing works.

Your ticket includes 1 tri-blend short sleeve shirt or tank top from our blank shelves. You may also bring any other fabric items from home you wish to print on. Everyone will get a turn screen printing their own shirt and any other materials they bring to print on.

Our workshop is led by Mikey the Firefighter!
Mikey started screen printing in 2000 in the San Fransisco Garment District before he moved to Asheville 16 years ago. He continued screen printing while serving his community as a Firefighter and raising his two boys here in the Mountains. Mikey was one of Moonlight Makers very first employees, teaching us how to screen print.

*Please note:
– You will not be learning how to burn a screen
– You will not be printing your own artwork. You will be printing Moonlight Maker’s own artwork
– We use non-toxic Air Dry water-based inks.
– We will have chilled sparkling water
but you are welcome to BYOB

This is a family friendly event.

Event Cost: $25 per person
Please reserve your spot in advance:

Holler with any questions!


Mead Making: Fruit & Herbal Wines from Honey with Kaleb Wallace @ Villagers: Urban Homestead Supply
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn to transform the herbs and fruit of your garden (or the wild) into delicious wines. Instruction will include techniques for wild and innoculated fermentations, types of sugar sources, yeasts, and the best techniques and timing for adding herbs, spices, fruit, and other additions. Some meads will be available for tasting.

$20-$35 sliding scale in advance, $25 + up at the door (please pre-register!)

Kaleb Wallace is a cook, naturalist, fermentation enthusiast, and general tinkerer with 16 years of mead making experience. He has been based in the Asheville area since 2001.


SCB Trivia Night @ Sweeten Creek Brewing
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Head full of useless knowledge? Now’s your time to shine! Join us every Wednesday at 6:30pm for a night of interactive trivia perfect for all skill levels.

Live scoring, music rounds, photo rounds and even themed categories!

Prizes awarded each week for the 1st place team!


Trivia Night @ Legends on the Lake
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Trivia Night is every Wednesday Night at Legends on the Lake starting at 6:30pm. Arrive early to secure your seats and ensure that you do not miss any of the action! Compete as a team or individually for prizes each week. Trivia is free to all who would like to compete. Prizes will be distributed by team, one prize per team. The certificates are good for any following visit. We ask that teams be limited to a maximum of 8 players for the sake of seating and space.


¡TriskaTrivia! Themed Trivia Night! @ Triskelion Brewing Company
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

2019’s Themes: (updated as they are determined)

Feb 20 – Game of Thrones
Feb 27 – World Geography
March 6 – 80’s Music & Pop Culture
March 13 – Food & Drink

¡TriskaTrivia! is Triskelion’s Themed Trivia Night!
Starts at 7pm, and usually lasts at least an hour and a half.

Glorious Prizes:

First Place Team: $25 Gift Card
Second Place Team: $15 Gift Card

Each member of the team that wins the Very Hard Questions Round (almost always Round 3), will win a free beer.

If at least 6 people dress up in costumes that relate to the night’s theme, then the best dressed (determined by me) wins a free beer!

(that means if your entire team of 6 are the only ones dressed up, then a member of your team is destined to get a free beer)

There are six rounds, with 10 questions each, and each round will be on a different subject that relates to the night’s theme… Each question is worth 5 points.

Teams can consist of up to six players, or you can play by yourself if you have no friends.

Cheating is not allowed… no phones, no “yelling out of answers” (even wrong ones), and no handy reference materials… This is not an open book trivia night.

Come on out and show off your Brainz!!!

(or lack thereof)


Eric n Paul Live at Poe House @ The Poe House
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bouzouki and Violin come together to scramble your mind on classic jams and original excursions


Gypsy & Me with Bird in Hand @ Isis Music Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Gypsy & Me hails from Brevard, NC. Singing of life, love, and travel through thoughtful lyrics and melodic harmonies. With influences of Americana, Folk, Rock and Old Country, Gypsy & Me is bound to have a little something for everyone.

Bird in Hand brings an evening of Appalachian Thunder Folk. A night filled with deep traditional mountain sounds mixed with fast-paced rock-inspired rhythms and vocals, you will be guaranteed to have a floor-stomping good time.

Seated Lounge Show:: Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations


Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos @ Off The Wagon Dueling Piano Bar
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Other Worlds Are Possible Book Group
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Other Worlds Are Possible Book Group

This discussion group focuses on science fiction, speculative fiction and fantasy literature with a feminist, social justice and/or “radical” theme. We’ll read a book each month and discuss both the vision presented by the author and how the book contributes to our understanding of our present moment.

Note: The selected book will be available at Firestorm with a 15% discount during the month prior to each meeting. Join our book buyers club and save 25%!


610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806