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.

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Ecological and Natural Building Workshop
Aug 16 – Aug 20 all-day

Ecological and Natural Building Workshop

Mollie Curry

Learn about characteristics of the most common naturalmaterials and techniques for designing a building that is ecologically sound. Experience natural building techniques  such as cob, earthen plasters and paints with your own hands.  Tour natural buildings that were built using a variety of techniques to get first hand experience of what is possible from foundations, roofs and wall systems to site selection and passive solar design.  This introductory course to natural building will provide you with a foundation to buildupon, empowering you to create energy efficient, beautiful, and Earth-friendly structures.

Aug
19
Sat
2017
River Valley Blues Festival |
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

River Valley Blues Festival |

Salvage Station

The 3rd annual River Valley Blues Festival, returning to Salvage Station on the banks of the French Broad River. This year TWO days of music, food, brews, vendors and more. Artists scheduled to appear include local favorites The Dirty Badgers, The Zuzu Welsh Band, The Paper Crowns, Ashley Heath, Roots & Dore, Virginia and The Slims, and Moses Jones, and two very special national headlining acts – Saturday night, Grammy-nominated Janiva Magness, and Sunday evening, the 2010 International Blues Challenge winner Grady Champion. Tickets will be $25 for either day individually, or $40 for the weekend.

Our emcee again this year will be AshevilleFM’s own Blueshound, host of the weekly blues show Soul Of The Blues, airing every Friday night from 7PM until 9PM.

 


  • Salvage Station 466 Riverside Drive 
  • Asheville, NC, 28801 United State
Aug
20
Sun
2017
Asheville Outlets Offers FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club @ Asheville Outlets
Aug 20 @ 7:30 am

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue are offering a FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club now through September 17, 2017. The on-going walkers club is open to the public. Healthy Hikers is a weekly set your own pace, track your mileage club. Members who turn in their weekly mileage at Customer Service on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. will be entered to win a special gift bag full of valuable prizes from Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue and Asheville Outlets retailers.

In addition, Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue will offer free health and wellness assistance on an on-going basis throughout the season. Health assessments, educational seminars and guidance will also be available at the Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue booth during Kids Day on August 13th and at the Health Fair on September 17th. Personal trainers will help members monitor weight, blood pressure, body fat, flexibility and more.

Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

WNC Farmer’s Market
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

It’s time for some fun water play! Splasheville, Asheville’s splash play fountain in Pack Square Park.

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We welcome everyone to come play in Splasheville! This interactive water feature delights children with its 21 jets of water that run in 12 combinations. You never know where it’s going to splash you next!

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Splasheville is open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily with the exception of closures for inclement weather or special events.

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Labyrinth – Black Mountain, NC
Aug 20 @ 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

Busker Broadcast
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Busker Broadcast w/ABBY THE SPOON LADY
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Busker Broadcast
WSFM 103.3 FM
Sundays 11am-1pm
Abby the Spoon Lady
Every Sunday

 

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Small Batch Sunday
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Co. Presents: Small Batch Sunday

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

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Sunday community meal
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

 

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

Please call for times: 828 595 9956

Sundays on the Island
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm

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Sundays on the Island

Blanahasset Island
Marshall NC

 

 Home Land
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Asheville Art Museum has organized a new exhibition opening July 22 titled Home Land, which features a number of southeastern Native artists who honor their ancestral land through their work. The exhibition, which will be on view at the Museum’s temporary On the Slope location, will run through September 17.

Inspired by the Museum’s recent acquisition Home Land, a cutting-edge contemporary basket by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn, Asheville Art Museum Associate Curator Carolyn Grosch and Cherokee Indian Hospital’s Lynne Harlan have co-curated an exhibition that explores the connections southeastern Native artists have to their ancestral homelands.

Drawn primarily from the collection of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of southeastern Native art for over 30 years, the exhibition brings together artists working in a variety of media whose art addresses the legacy of removal and the enduring ties Native artists and their communities have to their lands of origin.

The basket Home Land, woven in a traditional Cherokee style single-weave technique, features a reproduced letter that Cherokee Chief John Ross wrote to the U.S. War Department in the 1830s, as well as generations-old medicine stories that speak to the healing remedies of indigenous plants and waters. These elements woven together represent the fierce connection Native people have to their land.

Live Music : Orchard at Altapass
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm
  • Live music performances at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, May through October
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  • Pisgah National Forest, 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm


Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League


For those interested in painting, drawing, pastels, or other media. Materials provided free of charge for the first two sessions. To continue, join the league for $25 per year. 2-4 p.m. at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, 78 Catawba Ave, in Old Fort. For the full schedule please contact Helen Sullivan at [email protected]

Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm
The Producers
Aug 20 @ 2:30 pm

Asheville Community Theatre Presents

The Producers

August 18-September 10, 2017

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

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Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session 

Sundays

1 till who knows when?

Traditional Irish music is kept alive at Jack of the Wood with our unplugged Sunday session.

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

Kimberly Cann & Friends Benefit Concert @ UNC-Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

Kimberly Cann and other members of the Piano Lab faculty will be performing a Benefit Concert in UNCA’s Lipinsky Hall on Sunday, August 20th at 3:00 pm. A mixture of piano pieces will be performed, including classical, jazz, and a few surprises! Light refreshments to follow. Please help us to spread the word and bring your friends and family! This will be a family-friendly program with great music for everyone to enjoy!
Suggested Donation: $10 for adults, $5 for kids
Proceeds will go towards The Piano Lab Scholarship Fund: supplemental financial assistance in continuing music lessons for worthy, hard-working students in need. Students who receive scholarship funds are asked to provide community service using their musical talents (e.g., playing at rest homes, outreach for younger students, etc.).

Jazz Showcase at Isis
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Presents:

Jazz Showcase

743 Haywood Rd

 

 

MerleFest Radio Hour
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

MerleFest Radio Hour

MerleFest Radio Hour is an hour long weekly show of live performances, album tracks and an interview segment with artists who have played at the festival. Hosted by MerleFest’s Steve Johnson and Mark Bumgarner, the show highlights the history of the artists while touching on what happens behind the scenes, and also will regularly feature the music of Doc and Merle Watson.

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Wagon Presents: Dueling Pianos

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

22 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm
Montford Park Players Presents Peter Pan
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Pan is HERE!

Montford Park Players Presents Family Classic, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie

Produced by Montford Park Players at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

Show Dates:
August 4-September 2
Fri, Sat and Sun @ 7:30pm 
 
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay St. Asheville, NC
  
Montford Park Players is proud announce their production of the family classic Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie. All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District, from August 4th through September 2ndon FridaySaturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. This performance like ALL of Montford Park Players’ shows will be absolutely FREE to attend.

Full of action, adventure and fun, Peter Pan tells the well-known tale of Peter, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, and his adventures with the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael, in the ever-magical Neverland. There they meet the nefarious Captain Hook, Tinkerbell the fairy, the Lost Boys, pirates, mermaids and other characters you’ve come to know and love. The play has all of the epic battles, flying and magic from all of the versions, from Disney to Spielberg, that have been produced over the 110 years since it was first performed for a live audience.

Director Jason Williams likes the play due to its author’s “childlike imagination,” and says, “In what other play do you get mischievous fairies, flying children, ominous pirates, special effects, swashbuckling swordfights, and a large ticking Crocodile? I am drawn to the play’s sense of adventure and magic.”

Focused on the works of William Shakespeare, Montford Park Players has never mounted a production of Peter Pan, and rarely takes on plays of such complexity and scope. Says Williams, “I hope the audience comes away from the show with a new respect for what theater is capable of. I hope they see it as something special and unique, and that they were excited to be there to witness it.”

Peter Pan has a huge cast of over thirty actors. Many of them are quite young and brand new to the theater world and even more of them taking their first spin on the Amphitheatre stage.

Young Mars Mignon takes on the role of Peter, with Sarah Holt, Brendan Nickerson and Aidan Short taking on Wendy, John and Michael, respectively. You can also catch MPP regulars David Mycoff as Captain Hook and Darren Marshall as his first mate, Smee.

For more information or to reserve seats, go to montfordparkplayers.org, or call at (828) 254-5146.

Come FLY with us!
Live Piano at The Social Lounge
Aug 20 @ 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.

Karoke at The Double Crown
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Karoke Sunday Nights

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Aug
21
Mon
2017
Greenville SC area TOTAL ECLIPSE EVENTS
Aug 21 all-day

Visit the Roper Mountain Science Center website for more information on eclipse events and activities, resources, safe viewing information, and more.

The Greenville Drive will play West Virginia at 1pm on eclipse day. Game play will stop for the totality portion of the game and eclipse glasses will be provided upon entrance to the stadium.

Furman University will host a free viewing of the total solar eclipse at Paladin Stadium from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Events include streaming live coverage from NASA, narration by Furman scientists, educational activities, “[email protected]” viewing glasses, concessions and live music. “[email protected]” provides the perfect place for family and friends to view this historic event in our city. Visit the Furman University website for more infomation.

Bob Jones University is also hosting eclipse viewing events that include hands-on science activities, telescopes with solar filters and informational talks by BJU science professors. They are also giving free eclipse glasses to the first 2,000 registrants. Visit the Bob Jones University Website to register or for more information on the BJU Eclipse Experience.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate will be having a “Total Solar Eclipse Party.” This event is rain or shine and all activities are free with museum admission. Activities include story time for all ages, pinhole projectors, moon phase activities, live streams from NASA and the Smithsonian, Women in Astronomy activities in the Spark!Lab and more.  Visit the TCMU website to learn more.

At NOMA Square, the “Eclipse over NOMA” party will be celebrating with tunes by Katie & Larry and a cash bar from 1-4pm. Click here for more details on their Facebook page.

Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center will be hosting an Eclipse Viewing Party on Verdae. There will be a casual cookout, specialty drinks, family friendly activities, games & pirzes and more! Click here for more details.

UP on the Roof will be hosting a Total Solar Eclipse Party fron 11 am-3 pm. Tickets include entry to the rooftop, light savory bites and mini sweet treats, tunes by Kelly Jo & Buffaloe and viewing glasses. There will be a cash bar with drink specials and fun swag too! See their facebook page for more details on this rooftop soiree. (This event is now SOLD OUT)

The Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery is hosting the “Total Eclipse of the Sun” party from 1:39-3 pm. There will be lawn games, cafe specials (like Moon Pies), and more. Visit their Facebook event page for more information.

Ink N Ivy will be hosting their rooftop party from 12-3pm. They will be having live music, food and drink specials and live music by Spencer Rush. Visit their facebook page for more details.

City Scape Winery will have eclipse events from noon – 5pm including live music, wine tastings, vineyard tours and even Pinot the Pig will be there! Visit their website for information.

Table Rock State Park will be hosting activities all day from 8am-4pm on eclipse day. Details can be found on their website.

At Paris Mountain State Park, they will be hosting an All American Solar Eclipse party from 1-4pm. See their website for details.

Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

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Eclipse Day!

No human action can disrupt the incessant dance of the cosmos, and the Moon’s shadow will not wait on you if you’re not ready. Like a mindless juggernaut, it plows its way through space toward a collision course with Earth. As predicted by the astronomers decades in advance, the shadow arrives with perfect accuracy, and touches down in the north Pacific Ocean at 16:48:33 UT*, at local sunrise. (At that spot, the Sun will actually rise while totally eclipsed. This is a sight few people – even veteran eclipse chasers – have seen, and from what we hear, it is quite uncanny.)

A minute later, the entire shadow (the “umbral cone”) will have made landfall – er, ocean-fall – and will be racing across the surface of the water at supersonic speed. Except for folks on ships at sea, and the occasional ocean-dwelling critter who dares to venture too near the surface, nothing sentient will note the passing of the umbra – until land gets in the way.

Asheville Outlets Offers FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club @ Asheville Outlets
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am

Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue are offering a FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club now through September 17, 2017. The on-going walkers club is open to the public. Healthy Hikers is a weekly set your own pace, track your mileage club. Members who turn in their weekly mileage at Customer Service on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. will be entered to win a special gift bag full of valuable prizes from Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue and Asheville Outlets retailers.

In addition, Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue will offer free health and wellness assistance on an on-going basis throughout the season. Health assessments, educational seminars and guidance will also be available at the Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue booth during Kids Day on August 13th and at the Health Fair on September 17th. Personal trainers will help members monitor weight, blood pressure, body fat, flexibility and more.

Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

WNC Farmer’s Market
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Asheville Splashville
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 8:30 pm

It’s time for some fun water play! Splasheville, Asheville’s splash play fountain in Pack Square Park.

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We welcome everyone to come play in Splasheville! This interactive water feature delights children with its 21 jets of water that run in 12 combinations. You never know where it’s going to splash you next!

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Splasheville is open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily with the exception of closures for inclement weather or special events.

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Drawing or Painting at John Mac Kah Studio
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am

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

Mother Goose Time (4-18 months)

 

Total Eclipse of the Sun
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am
On Monday, August 21, Brevard Music Center will host a special VIP event, Total Eclipse of the Sun, from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Visitors will experience the Eclipse from a prime viewing location on the BMC campus among an intimate group of only 200 attendees, as well as enjoy a delightful lunch of local BBQ with all the trimmings while listening to live lakeside performances. Western North Carolina blues/rock band, Daddy Rabbit, will be featured along with other local musicians. The $100 per person ticket price includes VIP parking, BBQ, live music, Eclipse safety glasses provided by the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), lectures by guest astronomers and Eclipse experts, a live stream of the Eclipse from other locations across the country, and access to prime, unobstructed sites to view the Total Solar Eclipse.
For the first time ever, Brevard Music Center will make accommodations available on its grounds, giving families and guests a unique opportunity to discover a host of campus amenities and priority access to all Eclipse events. Throughout the weekend, accommodations will be available in the cabins on the BMC campus. Each cabin sleeps four guests and a rollaway bed can be added for a child. Reservations can be made online at brevardmusic.org/about/accommodations/eclipse.
Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Aug 21 @ 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

Total Eclipse Party @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience to witness a Total Eclipse of the Sun on Monday, August 21st. The party will be from Noon until 4pm with the eclipse happening around 2:30pm. You will be able to experience a 99% blockage of the sun. We will have food specials, great beer and special musical guests putting together a set list worthy of such an occasion. Please remember, looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face within the narrow path of totality for up to 2.5 minutes. You can watch the progress of the eclipse for much longer with “Eclipse Shades” available all over town.

Free Senior Yoga Classes
Aug 21 @ 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.

Marley Mondays
Aug 21 @ 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

Welcome Jane Chu, Chairman of the NEA, to North Carolina!
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm
Welcome Jane Chu, Chairman of the NEA,
to North Carolina!
Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is making her first official trip to North Carolina and the North Carolina Arts Council is partnering with The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to host a public event in her honor. Since 1965 the NEA has promoted, strengthened and funded the arts to increase the creative capacity of our communities and expand opportunities for citizens to participate in the arts. Chairman Chu will make remarks on the public value of the arts, followed by a conversation with Wayne Martin, Executive Director of the North Carolina Arts Council.
This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available so reserve your seat at neameeting.eventbrite.com. Please make plans to attend this exceptional gathering!
 
Location:
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
67 Broadway Street, Asheville
Old Time Music UpCountry Jam @ UpCountry Brewing Co
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Creekside Taphouse Trivia Night

8 Beverly Rd. Asheville, NC

Old-Time Music at Urban Orchard
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Urban Orchard Presents:

Old-Time Music

Open Mic Extravaganza
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Good Stuff Presents: Open Mic Extravaganza w/Laura Thurston

38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Street Dances
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Street Dances

Visitor Center
201 South Main Street
Downtown Hendersonville

Bring a Chair / Admission is Free
No Pets, Alcohol, or Coolers Allowed