Browse through upcoming arts and theater events in Asheville, NC, including Broadway shows, musicals, plays, operas, and more.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
“Get Happy” with Tap Dancing Vagabonds Flat Rock Playhouse
May 30 all-day
online

This video was choreographed and directed by Lauren Hopkins and features a whole crew of performers from YouTheatre days, Studio 52, Former Apprentices, AEA company, and even director/choreographer Amy Jones!

Choreographed/Directed: Lauren Hopkins; Video edited: Ryan Jalernpan; Music edited: Amy Jones; Dancers: Lauren HopkinsAndrew LivingstonSher ShepherdLauren ImhoffAllison NockAmy JonesStephanie WahlCharlie JohnsonMaria BuchananDavid Paul KidderMillicent HunnicuttCara DolanDesiree RickerRaja JalernpanCasey Hebbel

Asheville Art Museum Summer Art Camp To Go!
May 30 all-day
online classes
Summer Art Camp To Go!

Join us for Summer Art Camp To Go! Sessions are available for K–12 students. Each weekly session includes several age-appropriate art projects using a variety of materials to engage students in an exploration of art through creativity and imagination. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required.

Registration includes instructional videos for each project, art materials, and daily virtual classes. Virtual classes—beginning at 10am via Zoom—include time for inspiration, Q&A, and sharing. Streaming instructional videos and creative challenges are designed to provide hours of creative engagement at your own pace each day. All art materials necessary for each session are available for curbside pickup at the Museum the week before each session begins; if you prefer to ship materials to your home, then two weeks’ advance registration is required. Registration starts this Monday. For more information, email Sharon McRorie, education programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x124.

Members: $85, Non-Members: $95 (additional charge for shipping materials)

Asheville Community Theatre: Class Interest Survey
May 30 all-day
Online

We are trying to see if there is enough interest in a Zoom class for Adult Improv, taught by Tom Chalmers. If you would be interested in this, please fill out the interest form. Thank you!

Fine Art Virtual Exhibit: Crista Matteson “Kindred”
May 30 – Jun 30 all-day
Online The Bender Gallery
Pink Bunny in the Garden
cast glass
7 x 8 x 13 in

Bender Gallery is pleased to announce Kindred, an exhibition for Seattle based mixed media artist Crista Matteson beginning on Friday April 3. Of course, we would have much preferred to have an in-person exhibition for Matteson at the gallery but we still feel very privileged to bring such beauty to our clients and followers at a time when we need it the most.

Matteson’s latest series Kindred stems from her observations and research into the connectedness of all living things as increased urbanization impacts the local ecosystem of her beloved Pacific Northwest. This theme of interconnectedness could not be more applicable to today, as a pandemic spreads the globe and people all over the world are going through the same experiences.

Flat Rock Playhouse Cancels 2020 Season
May 30 all-day
Flat Rock Playhouse

“We are heartbroken to have to make this decision,” said producing artistic director Lisa K. Bryant. “With state-mandated limitations on gathering sizes for the foreseeable future, as well as recent information that union rules for actors returning to work may not even be issued until summer, it is now clear we cannot reopen in mid-July as we had hoped. The right decision for the long-term health of the Playhouse and for our patrons is to move the entire 2020 season to 2021.” This decision was ratified unanimously by the Playhouse Board of Trustees.

Flat Rock Playhouse Lisa K. Bryant Interview on WLOS
May 30 all-day
online

Producing Artistic Director, Lisa K. Bryant, spoke with WLOS regarding our decision to postpone our 2020 season.

Grant Opportunities for the Crafts
May 30 all-day
online
The Craft Futures Fund will fund up to $30,000 each month from May 2020 – October 2020 to support craft-based education projects. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that envision and build new futures for craft.
Have You Taken Our Reopening Survey Yet? Asheville Art Museum
May 30 all-day
online
Reopening Resources for the Creative Sector
May 30 all-day
online

Asheville Area Arts Council

In addition to our COVID resources page, AAAC has a new Reopening Resources page to assist the creative sector with the reopening process. We will continue to add to this page as more information becomes available.
Reopening the Arts in North Carolina Guideline
May 30 all-day
online

Last Monday, Arts NC and the North Carolina Arts Council shared a new reopening guide for the arts in NC. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for arts organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop plans for reopening to the public. A webinar (recording above) was also held on Wednesday to go over the document and address questions.

South Arts Sustainability Grants Arts Organizations
May 30 all-day
online

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified by email within three weeks of the deadline.
  • Funded expenses must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Urge Support for H1068 and Arts Funding During COVID-19
May 30 all-day
online

New NC Arts Funding Bill Needs Support

Joint Caucus on Arts and Arts Education Co-Chairs Rep. Becky Carney and Rep. Jeffrey Elmore are joined by Rep. Michele Presnell and Rep. Susan Fisher as primary sponsors of H1068, the new legislation that would allocate $3 million to arts organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the NC Arts Council.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
“Get Happy” with Tap Dancing Vagabonds Flat Rock Playhouse
May 31 all-day
online

This video was choreographed and directed by Lauren Hopkins and features a whole crew of performers from YouTheatre days, Studio 52, Former Apprentices, AEA company, and even director/choreographer Amy Jones!

Choreographed/Directed: Lauren Hopkins; Video edited: Ryan Jalernpan; Music edited: Amy Jones; Dancers: Lauren HopkinsAndrew LivingstonSher ShepherdLauren ImhoffAllison NockAmy JonesStephanie WahlCharlie JohnsonMaria BuchananDavid Paul KidderMillicent HunnicuttCara DolanDesiree RickerRaja JalernpanCasey Hebbel

Asheville Art Museum Summer Art Camp To Go!
May 31 all-day
online classes
Summer Art Camp To Go!

Join us for Summer Art Camp To Go! Sessions are available for K–12 students. Each weekly session includes several age-appropriate art projects using a variety of materials to engage students in an exploration of art through creativity and imagination. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required.

Registration includes instructional videos for each project, art materials, and daily virtual classes. Virtual classes—beginning at 10am via Zoom—include time for inspiration, Q&A, and sharing. Streaming instructional videos and creative challenges are designed to provide hours of creative engagement at your own pace each day. All art materials necessary for each session are available for curbside pickup at the Museum the week before each session begins; if you prefer to ship materials to your home, then two weeks’ advance registration is required. Registration starts this Monday. For more information, email Sharon McRorie, education programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x124.

Members: $85, Non-Members: $95 (additional charge for shipping materials)

Asheville Community Theatre: Class Interest Survey
May 31 all-day
Online

We are trying to see if there is enough interest in a Zoom class for Adult Improv, taught by Tom Chalmers. If you would be interested in this, please fill out the interest form. Thank you!

Flat Rock Playhouse Cancels 2020 Season
May 31 all-day
Flat Rock Playhouse

“We are heartbroken to have to make this decision,” said producing artistic director Lisa K. Bryant. “With state-mandated limitations on gathering sizes for the foreseeable future, as well as recent information that union rules for actors returning to work may not even be issued until summer, it is now clear we cannot reopen in mid-July as we had hoped. The right decision for the long-term health of the Playhouse and for our patrons is to move the entire 2020 season to 2021.” This decision was ratified unanimously by the Playhouse Board of Trustees.

Flat Rock Playhouse Lisa K. Bryant Interview on WLOS
May 31 all-day
online

Producing Artistic Director, Lisa K. Bryant, spoke with WLOS regarding our decision to postpone our 2020 season.

Grant Opportunities for the Crafts
May 31 all-day
online
The Craft Futures Fund will fund up to $30,000 each month from May 2020 – October 2020 to support craft-based education projects. These one-time, unrestricted grants of $5,000 will be disbursed to craft-based education projects that envision and build new futures for craft.
Have You Taken Our Reopening Survey Yet? Asheville Art Museum
May 31 all-day
online
Reopening Resources for the Creative Sector
May 31 all-day
online

Asheville Area Arts Council

In addition to our COVID resources page, AAAC has a new Reopening Resources page to assist the creative sector with the reopening process. We will continue to add to this page as more information becomes available.
Reopening the Arts in North Carolina Guideline
May 31 all-day
online

Last Monday, Arts NC and the North Carolina Arts Council shared a new reopening guide for the arts in NC. The purpose of this document is to provide recommendations for arts organizations as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop plans for reopening to the public. A webinar (recording above) was also held on Wednesday to go over the document and address questions.

South Arts Sustainability Grants Arts Organizations
May 31 all-day
online

In response to COVID-19, grants between $5,000 and $20,000 are available to statewide or regional arts and cultural service organizations.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications must be submitted on or before June 10, 2020.
  • Applicants will be notified by email within three weeks of the deadline.
  • Funded expenses must occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Urge Support for H1068 and Arts Funding During COVID-19
May 31 all-day
online

New NC Arts Funding Bill Needs Support

Joint Caucus on Arts and Arts Education Co-Chairs Rep. Becky Carney and Rep. Jeffrey Elmore are joined by Rep. Michele Presnell and Rep. Susan Fisher as primary sponsors of H1068, the new legislation that would allocate $3 million to arts organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the NC Arts Council.
SoulCollage®: Build Your Practice at Home (Online Workshop)
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
online

Instructor: Marcia Gleason, LCSW

Skill Level: All

Materials & Tools Needed: To make this workshops accessible to women under stay-at-home orders, students will use materials commonly available at home: three pieces of 8” x 5” paper (the heavier, the better; cardstock, cardboard, and matboard are ideal, but regular paper will work), magazines or books with lots of images (that you’re willing to cut up!), scissors (small, sharp scissors are ideal, but any regular scissors will work), and glue (rubber cement or glue sticks are ideal, but any glue will work). If students have SoulCollage® materials, they are encouraged to bring them to the class.

During this period of sheltering, we are offering a unique opportunity to tap into your creativity to inspire and guide your personal journey. Uncertain times invite us to slow down and use our intuition and creativity to explore our lives.

SoulCollage® was developed by Seena Frost, M. Div., M.A., in the 1980’s as a way to learn about oneself through the collage process. Cards are made by tearing or cutting pictures from magazines or old picture books. The process itself is simple, yet engaging, and the results are oftentimes profound.

In this workshop, SoulCollage® facilitator, Marcia Gleason, LCSW, will explain (or review if you already have a SoulCollage® practice) the fundamental principles of Soul Collage® and, then, show you how to create and access wisdom through your own deck of cards.

No artistic experience necessary!

Already have a SoulCollage® practice? Please consider joining us as well for some focused creative time—and a new perspective on your cards! You’ll continue gaining insights at each workshop!

For more information about SoulCollage®, visit Marcia’s SoulCollage® website and the official SoulCollage® website.

​​Note: These workshops will be conducted using Zoom, an online meeting tool. You must have access to a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other internet-accessible device, as well as the internet. Instructions for accessing the workshop will be provided after registration.​

Steel Magnolias POSTPONED to 2021 Season
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Drive In Movies at Brevard Music Center Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
May 31 @ 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center

BMC @ THE MOVIES DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE

In accordance with phase one of the Governor’s reopening orders, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will begin presenting Drive-In Movies on its campus starting Saturday night, May 30, 2020. The eight-film series is made possible by BMC with lead sponsors, PLATT and the Transylvania County Library FoundationStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the first featured film in the series. The films will be presented on weekends at 9 PM on a big screen in the parking lot adjacent to BMC’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium (WPA) in Brevard.  Ticket sales for this event will begin Tuesday, May 26 at 9 AM.

Future movie titles and and on-sale dates for the weekly film series will be announced soon.

BMC is also collaborating with the following community partners for the Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center series: The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania CountyRise and Shine Freedom SchoolSAFEVeterans History Museum of the CarolinasSharing HouseMeals on Wheels, and Bread of Life. Volunteers from these participating non-profit organizations will be giving each car a free bag of popcorn and candy along with literature about their missions in the community. Brevard’s own Co-Ed Cinema is providing the popcorn, and Ingles Markets will provide free candy to patrons.

Drive-in enthusiasts will enjoy featured movies on a 30-foot screen coordinated and constructed by PLATT. Audio will occur via FM transmission to the moviegoer’s car radio. In order to minimize physical interactions, tickets can only be purchased ahead of time via this website, and a limit of 80 cars per showing will be allowed.

Ticket prices for each movie are only $15 per car. All tickets must be purchased in advance – up to 1 hour before show time. No tickets will be sold onsite at BMC, and there will be no box office access during any Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center film presentation.

https://secure.brevardmusic.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=46747029-392C-4E6C-A362-4F8AF280F582&utm_source=Brevard+Music+Center&utm_campaign=3662c05937-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_31_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b154873bc5-3662c05937-131688489

Monday, June 1, 2020
Asheville Community Theatre: Peter Pan and the Great Adventure Online!
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre Online
#ACTHappyHour Watch Party on Facebook
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
facebook

New Online Programming!

Starting Monday, April 20, we’re launching online programming that anyone can enjoy! And even better – it’s all free! Find this content on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube!

Mondays

11:00 am – My ACT Memory – the craziest, most wonderful, or unbelievable things that have happened at ACT
7:30 pm – Movie Monday! We’ll watch a movie together using Netflix Party!

Tuesdays

11:00 am – ACT Reads: Storytime (for Young Children)
7:30 pm – Living Room Cabaret – A mini-concert from 3 local performers!

Wednesdays

Watch for our next e-newsletter!

Thursdays

11:00 am – Backstage Pass with Amanda and Chanda
7:30 pm – Face With a Name: Brief Interviews with Fascinating People

Fridays

11:00 am – ACT Reads: A Chapter at a Time (for Older Kids)
5:00 pm – #ACTHappyHour Watch Party on Facebook

Drive In Movies at Brevard Music Center Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center

BMC @ THE MOVIES DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE

In accordance with phase one of the Governor’s reopening orders, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will begin presenting Drive-In Movies on its campus starting Saturday night, May 30, 2020. The eight-film series is made possible by BMC with lead sponsors, PLATT and the Transylvania County Library FoundationStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the first featured film in the series. The films will be presented on weekends at 9 PM on a big screen in the parking lot adjacent to BMC’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium (WPA) in Brevard.  Ticket sales for this event will begin Tuesday, May 26 at 9 AM.

Future movie titles and and on-sale dates for the weekly film series will be announced soon.

BMC is also collaborating with the following community partners for the Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center series: The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania CountyRise and Shine Freedom SchoolSAFEVeterans History Museum of the CarolinasSharing HouseMeals on Wheels, and Bread of Life. Volunteers from these participating non-profit organizations will be giving each car a free bag of popcorn and candy along with literature about their missions in the community. Brevard’s own Co-Ed Cinema is providing the popcorn, and Ingles Markets will provide free candy to patrons.

Drive-in enthusiasts will enjoy featured movies on a 30-foot screen coordinated and constructed by PLATT. Audio will occur via FM transmission to the moviegoer’s car radio. In order to minimize physical interactions, tickets can only be purchased ahead of time via this website, and a limit of 80 cars per showing will be allowed.

Ticket prices for each movie are only $15 per car. All tickets must be purchased in advance – up to 1 hour before show time. No tickets will be sold onsite at BMC, and there will be no box office access during any Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center film presentation.

https://secure.brevardmusic.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=46747029-392C-4E6C-A362-4F8AF280F582&utm_source=Brevard+Music+Center&utm_campaign=3662c05937-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_31_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b154873bc5-3662c05937-131688489

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Asheville Community Theatre: The Snow Queen and the Impossible Journey Online!
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre Online