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

Live Music with Totally Slow, Irata @ Static Age Records
Feb 22 all-day
Live Music with Totally Slow, Irata @ Static Age Records | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Irata (Greensboro heavy metal)

Totally Slow (Greensboro punk)

Bad Molly (AVL) (heavy rock n roll/blues)

One Stop Deli & Bar : Phish N’ Chips – FREE SHOW
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One Stop Deli & Bar :

Phish N' Chips - FREE SHOW


Tickets: FREE
Ages: All Ages

One Stop Deli & Bar

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos @ Off The Wagon Dueling Piano Bar
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Alien Music Club
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm

Barley’s Presents:

Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria - Asheville

Alien Music Club

Alien Music Club is an eclectic blend of alternative music in diverse musical genres ranging from all forms of rock to jazz to funk to anything in between with intelligent lyrics and a playful sense of humor.

Barley’s is located at 42 Biltmore Avenue in Downtown Asheville, NC 28801

Phone:(828) 255-0504

Dueling Pianos
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm

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

290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

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International w/ DJ Flypaper
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: International w/ DJ Flypaper

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Florence Nature Preserve Volunteer Day with Conserving Carolina @ Conserving Carolina
Feb 23 all-day
Florence Nature Preserve Volunteer Day with Conserving Carolina @ Conserving Carolina | Hendersonville | North Carolina | United States

Habitat Restoration; removing non-native invasive species to restore native habitat.
Meet at Conserving Carolina office at 9:15am to carpool or at the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead at 10:00am. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring lunch and plenty of water.

Root Bound @ Old Edwards Inn and Spa; The Bascom; Highlands Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

Root Bound
Highlands, NC
February 23-25, 2018

Highlands’ popular celebration of Appalachian food, music and culture, Root Bound returns to Highlands February 23-25, 2018. Sip, Savor and jam with celebrated chefs, musicians and personalities of Appalachia. James Beard ‘Best Chef Southeast’ semifinalist, Chef John Fleer hosts Friday’s opening night dinner with live music at The Farm at Old Edwards. Saturday is filled with interactive workshops and a keynote “Appalachian Chat” with James Beard awarded author Ronni Lundy and New York Times Bestselling Author Sharyn Mccrumb. The popular artisans and farmers market will once again be set up during Saturday’s lunch at The Bascom. And Saturday night’s multi-chef dinner at The Farm breaks out even more culinary talent with live food stations by Ian Boden of The Shack, Ashley Capps of Buxton Hall Barbecue, Annie Pettry of Decca, John Fleer of Rhubarb and Adam Hayes of Canyon Kitchen. Afterward, Highlands Performing Arts Center sponsors and hosts Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The SteelDrivers. The 2018 event will culminate in a Sunday Bluegrass Gospel Brunch featuring popular Early Girl Eatery Chef John Stehling with crowd-favorite Denny Trantham. All access passes are now available for purchase at an early-bird price before December 1st. Space at this sellout event is limited, so be sure to book early. For more information visit or call 828-787-2635 to purchase passes.

Drag Show at O’Henry’s
Feb 23 @ 12:30 am


Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar



WNC Farmer’s Market
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Labor Challenges and Strategies (Fletcher, NC) @ Cane Creek Valley Farm
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Labor Challenges and Strategies (Fletcher, NC) @ Cane Creek Valley Farm | Fletcher | North Carolina | United States

Farms of all production sizes face challenges in coordinating the needed labor to get their crops in and out of the field. Join us for a half-day workshop to hear from area farmers and agricultural professionals about the pros and cons of different labor models, strategies for connecting with and sustaining reliable labor, and regulatory issues to consider.
Farms of all production sizes face challenges in coordinating the needed labor to get their crops in and out of the field. Join us for a half-day workshop to hear from area farmers and agricultural professionals about the pros and cons of different labor models, strategies for connecting with and sustaining reliable labor, and regulatory issues to consider.

Led by: Craig Mauney of NC Cooperative Extension, Cameron Farlow and Nicole DelCogliano of Organic Growers School, Martha Calderon of Calderon Produce, and William Shelton of Shelton Family Farm

Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

North Asheville:

  • Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Fridays at 10 a.m. (February 16 & 23).”Now and then a book comes along that might in time touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don’t know how to face. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander is such a work” — The New York Review of Books.
  • February is Black History Month and Buncombe County is grateful to be a partner in hosting multiple events focused on honoring the past of African Americans in our community, highlighting the many ways they have contributed to our community and also the struggles and challenges they have encountered as a community.  As we look at efforts across our community it is important for us to have a solid understanding of our history so we can shape a better future.
Plant-Based Nutrition Workshop: The Basics & Getting Started
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

Plant-Based Nutrition Workshop: The Basics & Getting Started

Join us for this introduction to plant-based nutrition that includes a 45-minute presentation, followed by 15 Q&A and short recipe demo.

Plant-based nutrition educator, Terri Edwards, will share how she shed 55 lbs. and a resolved a variety of health issues including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, joint inflammation and pain, adult acne, and sleep issues by changing her diet 5 years ago.

Numerous nutritional studies demonstrate strong links between plant-based diets and prevention — and even reversal — of the top killer diseases in the United States. In some cases, the diet has been more effective than medication and surgery. It is the only diet proven to reverse heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women.

Come gain knowledge and explore the power of food for healing the body. This is not a sales outlet for supplements, vitamins, or food products. Terri simply and effectively teaches what foods we should be eating and why, and she even teaches how to cook them!

Featured Workshop Topics:

  • What is plant-based nutrition and its benefits

  • How do I get started

  • What can I expect

  • And much more….

Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Cost is $15 per person

Terri Edwards is a licensed Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and teaches plant-based nutrition education and cooking classes at medical practices and other venues in Western NC and Upstate SC.

For more information go to by clicking blue link.

Since receives instant notification of registrations, there is no need to print EventBrite tickets from this site.

Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects @ Center for Craft
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects @ Center for Craft | Shelby | Ohio | United States

To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice.

Artists: Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Josh Copus (Marshall, NC), Dustin Farnsworth (Montreal, QC), Brian Fleetwood (La Mesilla, NM), Ani Geragosian (Salem, MA), Adam Ledford (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Manson (Bedford Hills, NY), Rachel Mauser (Louisville, KY), Aaron McIntosh (Richmond, VA), and Mark Reigelman II (Brooklyn, NY).

Volunteer Opportunity with Conserving Carolina
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

February 23rd 10:00am-3:00pm

Volunteer Opportunity with Conserving Carolina

Florence Nature Preserve Workday

Habitat Restoration; removing non-native invasive species to restore native habitat.

Meet at Conserving Carolina office at 9:15am to carpool or at the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead at 10:00am. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring lunch and plenty of water.

To RSVP please email [email protected] or call Olivia at 828-697-5777 ext. 211

Asheville Gallery of Art February 2018 Show “Inspired by Nature” @ Asheville Gallery of Art
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Gallery of Art February 2018 Show "Inspired by Nature" @ Asheville Gallery of Art | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Asheville Gallery of Art’s February show features the work of two new members, Ana Blanton and Zoe Schumaker. Though they paint in two different styles and mediums, the artists’ work represents the inspiration each derives from nature. The show runs February 1-28 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 artists on Friday, February 2, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.

“When I process ideas, I see them as layers of images rather than words, and as my thoughts become imagery, I feel more comfortable expressing myself through abstract form,” says Ana Blanton. Of her latest series of mixed-media paintings she says, “In this series I am more interested in representing the sense and feel of light in nature. It is about exploring the sense of energy and movement that is unique to light traveling through air, water, and objects in nature or a simple still life.”

Blanton, who has lived in Asheville since 1997, has a BA in Art Studio from Mars Hill University. She studied Art Conservation at University of Madrid, Spain, and mural painting and mural Conservation at the International School of Mural Painting Miguel Farre, Barcelona, Spain.

Zoe Schumaker says, “From an early age, I tried to capture the beauty I saw by drawing and photographing my surroundings.” Raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, the artist spent many afternoons immersed in imaginative drawings of the mountains, lakes and forests, and the animals that live there.

Schumaker rediscovered her passion for painting upon moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2005. “As I explored the area, I started bringing my backpack kit of pastels. It was not long before I decided to pursue art full time.” The artist teaches painting at the John C. Campbell Folk School and is active in several regional environmental non-profits. She frequently donates her work to support these causes. “Nature is my muse. I hope my paintings capture the joy and reverence I feel for our beautiful home.”

The featured works by Blanton and Schumaker, as well as the paintings of the other 29 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of February. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Feb 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

Pruning Seminar
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

Bullington Gardens

(1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

Pruning Seminar

Learn how to properly prune ornamental trees and shrubs with Bullington’s John Murphy. $12

Please call to register or register online!


Bullington Gardens

95 Upper Red Oak Trail

Hendersonville,   NC   28792            (828) 698-6104


Reception to Welcome Mia Hall @ Center for Craft
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception to Welcome Mia Hall @ Center for Craft | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Please join the Center for Craft and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) for a reception to welcome Mia Hall as the new Director of Penland School of Crafts. Mia was most recently chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A native of Sweden, Mia holds an MFA in furniture design and woodworking from San Diego State University in California.

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration required, free. RSVP requested by Friday, February 16.

About the Center for Craft:
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators and critics. The Center has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students and arts organizations. Each year, the Center administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field.

About the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG):
SNAG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse international jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. SNAG publishes award winning Metalsmith magazine, holds conferences, and a wide range of programming to elevate and promote the work and careers of its members.

About Penland School of Crafts:
Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, local programs, and a gallery and information center.

Cover photo: Mia Hall at the Penland auction, courtesy of Penland School of Crafts

Undergrowth Community Meeting – Every Friday at Firestorm
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm

Firestorm Cafe & Books

Undergrowth Community  Meeting – Every Friday at Firestorm

Discussing the use of music and art to support forest restoration and preservation.


Firestorm Cafe /Tue thru Sat 8am – 9pm | Sun thru Mon 8am – 3pm | 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC

Live Music & Great Food
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm



The Classic WineSeller Presents Live Music

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
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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 @ Off The Wagon Dueling Piano Bar
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

The Tesla Quartet at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Tesla Quartet at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Join us as the Tesla Quartet performs a rarely heard composition by Hugo Kaulder, originally performed at Black Mountain College’s Summer Institute of 1945. Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire. The group was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008 and includes Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello). This special program is presented in collaboration with Hugo Kauder Society. Kauder was a composer-in-residence at BMC in the summer of 1945. The program will include Kauder’s String Quartet 4, a piece performed at BMC in 1945, as well as Bartok’s String Quartet 3 and transcriptions of works by Gesualdo and Ravel by Tesla violinist Ross Snyder.In the 1930’s and 40’s Black Mountain College was a haven for many European refugee intellectuals and artists displaced by the rise of Nazi Germany. After a fruitful period in Vienna, Hugo Kauder fled Austria for Holland in 1938, then settled in the United States in 1940. He rebuilt his own life with the help of a vital network of refugee musicians, including a core group that made up the Black Mountain College music faculty in the 1940’s. Presumably Kauder first met Heinrich Jalowetz in Vienna in the 1920’s. Jalowetz was a central figure in Arnold Schoenberg’s circle of pupils and colleagues, and he and Kauder shared common ancestral roots. (Jalowetz was also born in Moravia, about 45 miles from Kauder’s birthplace, Tobitschau) During his short time in Holland, Kauder befriended musicologist Edward Lowinsky, who wrote an insightful and passionate essay on Kauder’s music in 1946.

The Black Mountain College Summer Institutes in art and music began in 1944. The Second Music Institute in 1945 was devoted to the study of polyphony and ensemble playing. According to the college’s own press release, “The Gordon String Quartet performed the Quartets No. 4 and No. 7 of Hugo Kauder, who was invited to the Music Institute as resident composer, and as a representative of a contemporary polyphonic style. Among the works of Hugo Kauder performed during the Music Institute were a sonata for violin and piano, songs, choruses, a horn sonata, and a trio for oboe, horn, and piano.” Other participants and performers included Erwin Bodky (harpsichord/piano), Emanuel Zeitlin (violin), Josef Marx (oboe), Eva Heinitz (viola da gamba/cello), Gertrude Straus (violin), and Willem Valkenier (horn). Many of Kauder’s works for horn were inspired by and dedicated to Valkenier. They had been close friends since meeting and working together in Vienna before 1920.

The Tesla Quartet’s goal is to reconnect and establish Kauder’s legacy as part of the ongoing rediscovery of the artists and work associated with the legendary Black Mountain College.


Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. The museum is open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00–5:00 p.m. Admission is by donation.

About Black Mountain College
Legendary even in its own time, Black Mountain College attracted and created maverick spirits, some of whom went on to become well-known and extremely influential individuals in the latter half of the 20th century. A partial list includes Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Cy Twombly, Kenneth Noland, Susan Weil, Vera B. Williams, Ben Shahn, Ruth Asawa, Franz Kline, Arthur Penn, Buckminster Fuller, M.C. Richards, Francine du Plessix Gray, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Dorothea Rockburne and many others who have made an impact on the world in a significant way. Even now, decades after its closing in 1957, the powerful influence of Black Mountain College continues to reverberate. 

The Vanishing Wheelchair’s Sixth Season of Magic!
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Vanishing Wheelchair’s

Sixth Season of Magic!

            The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre is the permanent home of the 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity for people with disabilities, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, in Asheville is the venue for several magic and variety shows for the public and is available for private functions and parties. The monthly magic and variety show, “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” is a family-friendly, hour-long production that features story tellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians. The show continues the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. with performances on January 12, January 26February 9February 23March 9, March 23, and continuing through the year. Donations of $10 for adults and $5 for children are recommended.

            The show “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” features numerous talents of people with disabilities and those who wish to help them. At any given show, an audience may see singing, story telling, and of course magic. The show appeared and disappeared for several years since the non-profit’s founding on November 24, 2010. On February 20, 2013 the show began appearing in Asheville on a monthly basis, finding its stride at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

            The Vanishing Wheelchair has used the proceeds from the events it hosts to launch “All Things Possible” to teach skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to people with disabilities. These workshops are available to other non-profits to share with their clientele and will be conducted at the 175 Weaverville Highway location. Eventually the non-profit wishes to expand to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.

            Come support and see what The Vanishing Wheelchair is all about. Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at, or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, AshevilleNorth Carolina 28804, or call 828-645-2941.

For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at [email protected]1129 Allman Ridge RoadMorgantonNorth Carolina 28655. Call 828-443-8414.

9 to 5 The Musical
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

9 to 5 The Musical

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Directed by Jerry Crouch

February 9-March 4, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances at 7:30 pm

Working 9 to 5, three female employees team up to dream up ways they could rid themselves of their horrible chauvinistic boss. These ladies live out their wildest fantasy to give him the boot and, while he is out of commission, take control of the company. There’s nothing these ladies can’t do!

Live at Feed & Seed
Feb 23 @ 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