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

Dec
7
Fri
2018
The Greatest Showman Sing-Along Version! @ Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
Dec 7 – Dec 13 all-day

FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT IN 3 DAYS, SO WE ADDED ANOTHER!!!

BUY TICKETS WHILE YOU CAN! THIS WILL SELL OUT!

Earlier this year, our two screenings of The Greatest Showman Sing-Along sold out with the entire theater singing along. We’ve never seen so many happy faces walking out of the theater.

You don’t have to know the words to the songs! The Sing-Along version of the movie shows the lyrics of each song at the bottom of the screen to help the audience.

CLICK LINK BELOW to see a video example of what it’s like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4qCbA4r3WA

It doesn’t matter if you are a terrible singer, so come out for this unique screening and have some fun!

TICKETS: Tickets are only $3.00. You can also purchase tickets at our 675 Merrimon Avenue location.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

CONTENT GUIDELINE: Rated PG for thematic elements. The word “damn” is used a few times.

https://www.facebook.com/events/191586135054362/

Dec
10
Mon
2018
Foothills Humane Society 37th Make Believe Ball @ Foothills Humane Society
Dec 10 @ 5:15 pm – Dec 23 @ 11:59 pm

You are cordially invited to the Foothills Humane Society’s 37th Make Believe Ball!

This event ends on December 31, 2018 and all that’s needed for your participation is a kind donation. But hurry, donations received before December 30th will be entered in a drawing for a very nice “non-door prize”, a large flat screen TV.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2212127799108604/

Dec
11
Tue
2018
The Art and Science of Pressed Plant Voucher Preparation @ Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Dec 11 – Dec 12 all-day

The NC Natural Products Association (NCNPA) and WNC Medicinal Herb Growers Club present: The Art and Science of Pressed Plant Voucher Preparation.
In this special workshop, you’ll learn how to create plant vouchers from pressed dry plants. Bring your dry flowers, medicinal herbs, hops, roots, and more and turn them into art and identification plant mounts. Did you know vouchers are a verified botanical document of a plants identification? Vouchers are important for your plant based business no matter how small or large and provide gardeners with a helpful way to track their heirloom plants. Keep on file for potential buyers and for your own farm/garden records (or mount as art on your wall!)

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
Dec 11 all-day

All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!

Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 9, 2018, and operates through December 31, 2018.

2nd Annual Two Hearted Day in North Carolina @ North Carolina
Dec 11 @ 12:00 am – Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm

40 simultaneous events around the great state of North Carolina to celebrate our second annual Two Hearted Day!

Join us as we raise a glass to enjoyingTwo Hearted here in North Carolina for 11 years and celebrate the beer voted the #1 beer in the country by members of the American Homebrewers Association.

Cheers to a beer that introduced so many of us to craft beer and a love of IPAs!

There will be custom glassware, stickers and much more!

For a complete list of events, go here: https://www.bellsbeer.com/events/NC

https://www.facebook.com/events/516525328838313/

Shop For Equality 2018 @ In and around Asheville
Dec 11 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Make your holiday shopping and dining go further when you Shop For Equality on December 11, 2018!

Businesses across Asheville will come together to support the Campaign for Southern Equality’s work for LGBTQ lived and legal equality across the South.

Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a meal or a drink, or do your holiday shopping any time on Tuesday, December 11 at one of these amazing participating businesses and 5% of proceeds will be donated to CSE.

Check out a list of businesses at our website: https://southernequality.org/shopforequality/

Check back often – we are always adding more businesses!

RESTAURANTS: Loretta’s (10% donation); Curate; Button & Co. Bagels; Mayfel’s (participating on Monday, December 10 & donating 10%); Chestnut; Blue Dream Curry (10% donation)

COFFEE SHOPS, BAKERIES & SWEETS: Cafe Yuzu; Izzy’s Coffee Den (WAVL and Downtown locations); Dynamite Roasting; Liberty House Cafe; Trade & Lore

BARS: The Block Off Biltmore; O’Henrys (10% donation); Crow & Quill (10% donation); Nightbell; MG Road (10% donation); O’Henry’s (10% donation)

SHOPS & OTHER: Adorn Salon; Akira Satake Ceramics; Asheville Emporium; C&Co.; East Fork Pottery (10% from in-store purchases); Hip Replacements; Horse and Hero; Lexington Glassworks; One of a Kind Art Gallery (Micaville); Patton Avenue Pet Company (all 3 locations); SmartSign (Sponsor); WellFit; Cindy Smith, Animal Communicator; Instant Karma (Downtown and West Asheville); The Big Crafty (Sponsor).

SPONSORS: The Big Crafty; SmartSign; JuneBug Retro Resort

If you own a business and want to participate, we’d love to have you. Please email Al Murray @ [email protected] for more information.

After you shop, join the CSE team for our Sip for Equality After Party from 7-9 PM at MG Road in downtown Asheville:
https://www.facebook.com/events/197795367799015/

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

https://www.facebook.com/events/261705991356991/

Reclaimed Creations @ NC Arboretum
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.

About the Artist

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general (but not identical) direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.”

WNC Farmer’s Market
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Peanut Butter & Jelly GAL Campaign @ Guardian ad Litem
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Programs Join Together to Contribute to Food Banks

The North Carolina GAL program is currently collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to food pantries across the state. Our Buncombe County donations will go directly to Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry and Owen Middle School. We are joining others in North Carolina in a project that honors service to others. We launch our PB&J campaign NOW, and we end on Sunday, January 20, 2019, the National Day of Service (the day before MLK Jr. Day).

This is our 3rd annual statewide service project undertaken by the staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of GAL. This is the 1st year that Buncombe County is participating; we’ll see how many donations we receive, and we hope this helps to further share our name with the greater community, bringing Guardian ad Litem more into the public eye. For 35 years, GALs have represented the best interest of children in court. Much of the work we do is confidential in nature and therefore, our work is largely unknown outside of juvenile court. This project is a way for us to engage our communities in provisioning their Food Banks while at the same time highlighting who we are and what we do.

Encourage your friends, family, local businesses, places of worship, schools and neighborhoods to get involved and participate. We have flyers for the campaign in our office if you’d be willing to post them in your local “hot spots!” Please use the attached logo and spread the word to all of your acquaintances. Post this logo/info. on social media. Feel free to share this in upcoming GALA newsletters through January.

We are pleased to offer our donations to SVCM and Owen Middle in January!

Please drop off all PB&J donations at the GAL office:
31 College Place, 204D
Asheville, NC 28801
We are here Mondays-Fridays and closed for lunch from 12:30-1pm.

If you have a large donation, you can call Dianna Ryel-Lindsey, GAL Program Specialist, to coordinate a pick-up:
#828-259-6603

Also, please contact our office if you are interested in making this project a success, have ideas, any brainstorming around this campaign- we are open to your creativity!
THANK YOU, dear GALs, we appreciate all that you do!
Happy holidays!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2059364420752893/

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration (December) @ Biltmore
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019 (daily)

*Included with estate admission.
*Does not include “Candlelight Christmas Evenings”

Experience the holidays wreathed with the wonder of Biltmore. Our celebration presents Christmas on a grand scale with more than 55 trees decorated by our talented staff, accented with miles of ribbon, garlands, and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

Learn more about #ChristmasAtBiltmore or plan your visit: biltmore.com/Christmas

https://www.facebook.com/events/104655743803303/?event_time_id=104655793803298

Help Us Share the Warmth! Coat Drive @ Prime Mortgage Lending of West Asheville
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Donate Coats, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Scarves, Sweaters, Hand Warmers, Socks Blankets- Anything Warm (New or Gently Used – All sizes needed) We are collecting for Three amazing organizations: Homeward Bound of WNC, Irene Wortham Center, Inc. and Children First/Communities In Schools – Children First CIS of Buncombe County We need your help. Drop off your items at 862 Haywood Road, 28806. See dates and times listed. With your help, we can share the warmth! Our GOAL is to collect 862 items! Contact Teona for more information at [email protected] or call 828-515-1398.

https://www.facebook.com/events/284334799080146/

realtor.com Results Series Break Through @ Crowne Plaza Asheville
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

This is what realtor.com had to say about this meeting…97% of attendees would recommend this workshop to their fellow realtor/agent. We share and explain several free tools for all attendees. These workshops are always more successful when the MLS/association sends an email invite out to all of their members.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2012038855529615/

Tattoos, Holidays, & WMR @ Freaks & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Holiday Season + Tattoos + WMR!

Get tattooed by @jeery and help homeless pets in the process! For the month of December you can come get a sweet tat off of this flash and all proceeds will go directly towards helping the pets in our care!

Appointment required
Limited Availability

Email [email protected] today to reserve your spot! Hurry, these appointments will go FAST!

https://www.facebook.com/events/287542735215900/

Express our appreciation to clients by offering! @ Noire The Nails Bar
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
We would like to express our appreciation to clients by offering special gifts from Dec,3rd to December 31, 2018.
Enjoy your holiday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/513049235869566/

In Times of Seismic Sorrows @ Center for Craft
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

When reflecting on the current state of the environment, it seems that we have entered into times of seismic sorrows. Carbon emissions, water pollution, fracking, and changing climate patterns all point to a troubling reality with serious consequences for human and non-human populations. Through weavings, installations, sculpture, and print, artists Rena Detrixhe and Tali Weinberg (Tulsa, OK) explore the complex relationship between humans and the planet, offering insights, expressing grief, and creating space for resilience and change.

In Time of Seismic Sorrows is curated by Marilyn Zapf and organized by the Center for Craft. The Center for Craft is supported in part by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Interweaving Southern Baskets @ The Bascom - A Center For The Visual Arts
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The South has always been home to a blend of cultures — from Native Americans here by 14,000 years ago to Europeans 500 years ago, followed by Africans forced to migrate. By 1500, cultures in the South included Creek, Cherokee, Catawba, Choctaw, Chitimacha, and Coushatta, from Europe English, Scottish, Irish, and German, and Africans from Senegal to Congo. Baskets were integral in daily life, as agricultural equipment for gathering, sifting, storing, and serving the finished product or as receptacles for tools, clothes, sacred objects, and even infants.

Initially each culture had its own preferred basket material and method of manufacture — twilled rivercane for Native Americans, plaited oak for Europeans, and coiled grasses for Africans. Interaction between groups spurred adaptations to changing circumstances, such as the use of white oak by the Cherokee in the 1800s, as rivercane stands were decimated by European settlements. Native Americans also adopted the European picnic, flower, egg, and market baskets to sell in the 20th-century art market. Native and European Americans wove honeysuckle into baskets after 1854, when introduced from Japan. By the 17th century African Americans discovered bulrush along the coasts, coiling it into large, round “fanners” to winnow rice. Later bulrush was one medium among sweetgrass, pine needles, and palmetto, giving rise to the name “sweetgrass baskets” along the coast.

Baskets were woven not only for use in the fields and homes or for sale in art galleries but also as a connection to ancestors and spirits, as designs were said to come from inside one’s head, from memories of one’s mother’s motifs, or from the Creator. Indeed, working with one’s hands in nature to gather materials and to form them into a basket was considered spiritually and physically healthy, becoming a part of the practice of occupational therapy around World War I.

Today, basketweavers in the South from all three traditions are teaching the next generation to continue this art. Artists from across the region work with old and new materials in old and new forms, innovating for their legacy, for art’s sake, and for political causes, as embodied in the varied vessels in this gallery and epitomized in the virtuosic miniature examples in the case at right.

Observations in Art and Movement for Veterans @ Skyland/South Buncombe Library
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Observations in Art and Movement for Veterans
Instructor: Cara McKinney
@ South Buncombe Library | 260 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free, but pre-registration is required

Veterans will practice objectivity and a journey inward through intentional movement, art, stillness, and writing in this class led by artist instructor Cara McKinney. This experience will explore and perhaps challenge our ideas of strength, balance, flexibility, and wholeness. It is a guided deep relaxation, a brief concentration or meditation, a series of movements, and a guided pastel drawing using color and word to express our experience of self. It is as light and silly and/or as austere as we want it to be.

Participants can expect to get a bit dirty using pastels for large scale drawing, (don’t worry, it washes out), and to create a life size “body map” bringing to life observations of the observance of self-reflection. All levels experience welcome.

For more information, call the AAAC at 828.258.0710 or visit www.ashevillearts.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/283083012312096/

Santa at the Aquarium! @ Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thanks to a special arrangement with the North Pole, Santa Claus will be visiting the Aquarium every day (except for Wednesdays and Thursdays) from November 24 to December 23 during the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm! Stop by to let him know what you want for Christmas!

Photos with Santa are available
*General Admission Required

https://www.facebook.com/events/311043353071258/

Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop @ The Asheville Masonic Temple
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

We’re back this holiday season popping up at the Asheville Masonic Temple!

Shop our festive 20-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 125 local & indie makers, designers, and vintage wares including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP
Open November 30 – December 19
10am-8pm everyday
The Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

OPENING PARTY
Saturday, December 1 | 6-9pm
Join us Saturday evening for our Opening Party, December 1st from 6-9pm and enjoy complimentary Bhramari Brewing Co beer, sweet bites, live music, and fairy hair.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, December 1 | 12-7pm
Take a timeless portrait with Revelry Tintype

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16 | 1-3pm
Take some time for your self during this busy season with a relaxing chair massage with LMBT Massage by Amy Gallagher Massey

For more details and a full list of vendors visit: https://www.showandtellpopupshop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2336118139996988/?event_time_id=2336118199996982

Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop @ The Asheville Masonic Temple
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

We’re back this holiday season popping up at the Asheville Masonic Temple!

Shop our festive 20-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 125 local & indie makers, designers, and vintage wares including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP
Open November 30 – December 19
10am-8pm everyday
The Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

OPENING PARTY
Saturday, December 1 | 6-9pm
Join us Saturday evening for our Opening Party, December 1st from 6-9pm and enjoy complimentary Bhramari Brewing Co beer, sweet bites, live music, and fairy hair.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, December 1 | 12-7pm
Take a timeless portrait with Revelry Tintype

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16 | 1-3pm
Take some time for your self during this busy season with a relaxing chair massage with LMBT Massage by Amy Gallagher Massey

For more details and a full list of vendors visit: https://www.showandtellpopupshop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2336118139996988/

Showing Up for Racial Justice
Dec 11 @ 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

 

Bell’s Two Hearted Day @ Flying Saucer Raleigh
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm

Come celebrate Bells with us, get cool swag, drink a variety of Bells beers including a Two Hearted Cask, Official, and Larry’s Latest Belgian Ale. Trivia starts at 7pm as well!

https://www.facebook.com/events/338105920305568/

Free Santa Photos (Nov 17-Dec 24) @ Asheville Outlets
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

FREE Santa Photos will be available at the center through December 24 at the The North Carolina Arboretum sponsored Santa Set. Every family who visits Santa at Asheville Outlets will receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. Free Santa Photos is hosted by Great Beginnings Lead To Great Smiles.

(Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply. Valid only through December 24, 2018.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/337462147058287/?event_time_id=337462220391613

FREE Santa Photos at Asheville Outlets @ Asheville Outlets
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

FREE Santa Photos are back at Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com)! From November 17th through December 24th, every family who visits Santa will receive two FREE 4”x6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. FREE Santa photo is sponsored by Great Beginnings Great Smiles; the FREE Santa photo set is sponsored by North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights.

Santa’s Photo Hours are:
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday, Sundays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer weekdays and Saturdays: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. + 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located at food court. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply, valid only through December 24, 2018.

Irene’s Elves @ Farm Burger South Asheville
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us in spreading holiday cheer!

This holiday season Farm Burger and Irene Wortham Center, Inc. have teamed up to help provide presents to kids in need. Help us raise money for gifts by donating cash or bring in a toy for our toy drive! We will be accepting donations through December 12th

#christmas2018 #holidayseason #givingback #kidsrule #fundraising #ashevilleNC

https://www.facebook.com/events/2191487771105456/

Irene’s Elves @ Farm Burger Downtown Asheville
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Join us in spreading holiday cheer!

This holiday season Farm Burger and Irene Wortham Center, Inc. have teamed up to provide presents to kids in need. Help us raise money for gifts by donating cash or bring in a toy for our toy drive! We will be accepting donations through December 12th.

#christmas2018 #holidayseason #givingback #kidsrule #fundraising #ashevilleNC

https://www.facebook.com/events/322055421952222/

Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA of Asheville
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am

The YWCA Racial Justice Workshop is open to our entire YWCA Asheville community – including our staff, volunteers, board, donors, program participants, Fitness Center and community members. This 90-minute workshop will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am and will be facilitated by Gerry Leonard, Racial Justice & Outreach Specialist and Lexus Walker, Tzedek Social Justice Fellow.

 

A Matter of Taste Exhibit @ The Bascom...A Visual Arts Center
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As Virginia Woolf said, “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Food and water are essential for survival, but mankind’s relationship to food has transformed over time from one of sustenance to one laden with personal and cultural significance.

A Matter of Taste explores depictions of food and drink in art and reveals how images of fruits and vegetables can function as complex metaphors for excess, status, memory, and politics. Drawn from southern museums and private collections, this exhibition showcases over 35 paintings, decorative arts, and works on paper by artists such as Andy Warhol, Wayne Thiebaud, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Claes Oldenburg.

This show spans 400 years and multiple continents, revealing the evolving role of food and drink in various media and cultural contexts. While depictions of fruit and vegetables appeared in ancient times, still life painting as an independent genre dates to 16th-century Holland.

In 19th-century America, still life paintings remained popular but evolved in terms of subject matter, media, and message. Painters such as Thomas Wightman, George Forster, and De Scott Evans embraced Dutch still lifes and used food as commentary on the current political climate and the transient state of the human condition.

Illustrated newspapers led to an increase of cartoons by artists such as Winslow Homer and William Hogarth, who utilized food and drink as social satire. The 20th-century modern art movement further changed the perception of food. The culture of mass production enabled Pop artists to elevate seemingly mundane foodstuffs to high art. Yet, other contemporary artists explored the symbolic and nostalgic role of food seen in works by Tim Tate, Linda Armstrong, and Laquita Thomson.

Visitors will also experience an elaborately set dining table fit for a sumptuous feast. Dining became its own art form over time and communicated one’s social standing and wealth. Each of the table’s six place settings represent a different culture and offer a glimpse into global dining customs. Selective drinkware will accompany this section revealing how tea sets and even punch bowls reflected an owner’s prestige.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Dec 11 @ 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

Discussion Bound: Looking at Mindfulness by Christophe André @ Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

DISCUSSION BOUND
Second Tuesdays, 12pm
Free
Meet at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801)
This monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Pick up some tasty local fare at the Malaprop’s Café to make the most of your midday break! Books are available at Malaprop’s for a 10% discount.

DECEMBER 11
Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live by Christophe André
“Stop doing, stop moving, stop twisting and turning.” These are the first steps toward inner calm and increased mental clarity, says psychiatrist and leading meditation practitioner André, who in this book guides us through the art of mindfulness, beginning with art itself. Looking at Mindfulness collects classic and esoteric paintings, from Rembrandt to Hopper to Magritte, and offers a lucid commentary on the inner workings of each. André describes the dynamic on the canvas, and turns to the viewer’s own reactions, exploring the connection between what we see and what we feel. Moving beyond the art on the page, André teaches us what it means to consider our surroundings, our daily interactions and obligations, and their effect on our inner well-being. The paintings are a visual and tangible first step to understanding mindfulness and the benefits of living in the moment. In practicing mindfulness, within ourselves and out in the world, each of us can make immediate, meaningful, and permanent changes in our well-being and the well-being of others. Beautifully written, wonderfully accessible for any novice or expert, Looking at Mindfulness delivers practical steps and a comprehensive understanding of the practice and meaning of mindfulness and meditation. An authentic and effortless voice, André brings clarity to what it means to live mindfully and how we can make a more conscious effort to do so.

https://www.facebook.com/events/588695164917871/