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

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance presents “HUNGER” @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, NC’s summertime professional contemporary ballet company, is thrilled to be re-staging Heather Maloy’s HUNGER, a work that dares to ask the question, “What do you hunger for?” This partnership with MANNA Food Bank was created to call attention to or region’s food insecurity crisis. At the root, we are all hungry. Most of us not in the strict use of the term, but we all have something that we crave. Told through high energy vignettes that range from funny to shocking, this audience favorite inspires the viewer to inspect the needs and desires that forge the trajectory of their lives, while contemplating how that path would be altered if the most basic needs, such as food, water and shelter, were not met.

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Soul Train Dance Party @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

Start digging through your parents’ closet and working on your dance moves because Sierra Nevada Mills River is throwing a Soul Train Dance Party on Friday, June 21st. The Digs and Marley Carroll will be supplying old school funk tunes from 6:00-9:30pm in the High Gravity Room. There will be a dance and costume contest with prizes, and of course…….A DISCO BALL!!

Jun
24
Mon
2019
2019 Asheville Percussion Festival @ Multiple Venues in Downtown Asheville
Jun 24 – Jul 1 all-day

THE ASHEVILLE PERCUSSION FESTIVAL ENCOMPASSES A WHOLE WEEK OF EVENTS -MONDAY, JUNE 24th THROUGH MONDAY, JULY 1st- INCLUDING: immersive workshops in frame drum, doumbek, handpan, djembe, samba, marimba, gamelan, and more, as well as concerts and demos for those who enjoy listening more than playing. Complete schedule, details, and ticket sales can all be found at the Info page of our website:
www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info
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This year’s theme, Rhythms of Diversity, brings percussionists from around the globe to Asheville to share their musical expertise, including four-time Grammy Award winner, Glen Velez; rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler; and Balinese Gamelan Ensemble from New York, Yowana Sari. We also welcome back Persian daf and tonbak player, Naghmeh Farahmand, and versatile musical prodigy, Adam Maalouf, as well as djembe player, Adama Dembele, from Ivory Coast and members of the Asheville-based Samba group, Zabumba.

Check out the Residency Artists page on our website (http://www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/artists) to learn more about the stellar lineup of talent for the 2019 festival. These inspiring musicians will create original compositions during the week to perform in a Masters Concert on Saturday evening, June 29th. Some of the featured artists will also offer workshops during the week-long intensive program and facilitate a sound meditation together on Sunday, June 30th, while several local musicians will facilitate the free community workshops on Saturday, June 29th.

This year’s Festival events, including the intensive program, are offered à la carte; create your own experience! This flexibility allows you to select the festival events you would like to attend, customized to fit your work and travel schedule.

Complete schedule, details, and ticket sales can all be found at the Info page of our website:
www.ashevillepercussionfestival.com/info

ALL TICKETS ARE DISCOUNTED 15% UNTIL MAY 1.
Please note: separate tickets are required for EACH event, including concerts and free workshops, even for intensive participants.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
City Dance @ Landmark Hal
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Masters of Percussion Concert @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MASTERS CONCERT
A thrilling full-stage performance of original collaborative compositions created during the Asheville Percussion Festival’s residency week by our world-renowned Residency Artists. The lineup includes four-time Grammy Award winner, Glen Velez; rhythm vocalist, Loire Cotler; and Balinese Gamelan Ensemble from New York, Yowana Sari. We also welcome back Persian daf and tonbak player, Naghmeh Farahmand, and versatile musical prodigy, Adam Maalouf, as well as djembe player, Adama Dembele, from Ivory Coast and members of the Asheville-based Samba group, Zabumba.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
City Dance @ Landmark Hal
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Aug
15
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
City Dance @ Landmark Hal
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Aug
29
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Sep
5
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Sep
12
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Sep
26
Thu
2019
City Dance @ Landmark Hal
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Oct
3
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Oct
24
Thu
2019
City Dance @ Landmark Hal
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Oct
31
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Contra Dance At The OFB @ Warren Wilson College
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.