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
27
Thu
2019
Secret Superheroes – An Intimate Pollinator-Derived Dinner Experience @ Asheville Masonic Temple
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bears Bees + Brews and Center for Honeybee Research present Pollinators: Secret Superheroes, an intimate dinner experience presenting the instrumental role pollinators play for the culinary world and for a healthy ecosystem.

Join us on Thursday, June 27 at The Asheville Masonic Temple, as Blind Pig prepares a delicious and diverse feast highlighting the tastiest pollinator-derived ingredients, paired by Pisgah Brewing ciders and beers, while enjoying pollinator and conservation presentations that will leave you feeling full of pollinated fare and wisdom. * Vegetarian option available!

We are proud to take part in Asheville GreenWorks and Bee City USA – Asheville’s 7th annual Pollination Celebration.

** To honor the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, please come dressed in black & yellow, with a hint of rusty orange.

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

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
28
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jun
29
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

LaZoom Comedy: Andy Sandford SATURDAY NIGHT @ LaZoom Room
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm

Andy Sandford is a comedian who got funny in Atlanta, GA and is now based out of New York City. Andy has performed his jokes on Conan and The Late Late Show with James Corden, as well as other, less prestigious shows. Andy’s debut album, Me the Whole Time; was one of Splitsider’s “9 Best Standup Albums of The Year.“ His hour special, “Shameful Information,” is currently featured on Amazon Prime. Sandford even played an animated version of himself on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The Village Voice called him, “one of New York’s comedic gems;” and despite all of this, he has managed to remain humble.

-“It’s a testament to Sandford’s deep well of material that midway through his album, he’s telling stories that most comics would save for their closers” – The Spit Take

-“It’s been said that the best comedy comes from pain. If that’s really the case, then somebody must have kicked the shit out of Andy Sandford…Sandford is a skillful linguist who carefully plays with pitch, tone and timing to spice up his jokes” – Creative Loafing Magazine

Featuring Powell Mansfield, Becca Steinhoff and Sofia Sanchez
Hosted by Jacob H. Koll

ages 18+
Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of
TWO SHOWS
FRIDAY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lazoom-comedy-andy-sandford-friday-628-tickets-59561726728

SATURDAY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lazoom-comedy-andy-sandford-saturday-629-tickets-59561918301

Jun
30
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
2
Tue
2019
Empower Hour @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 2 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Jul
4
Thu
2019
True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

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
5
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jul
6
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
7
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 9 @ 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.

 

Jul
10
Wed
2019
Community Dinner @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Jul
11
Thu
2019
True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

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
12
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Empower Hour @ YWCA of Asheville
Jul 16 @ 11:30 am

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Jul
18
Thu
2019
True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

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
19
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jul
20
Sat
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit @ NC Arboretum
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Knit-n-Give @ Mission Rathbun House
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Diabetes and PCOS Educational Support Groups
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutritious Thoughts is offering two new educational support groups.  The Diabetes Education and Support Group is open to members of the community who have diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational) and would benefit from extra education and support around this disease. The group will meet for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm at the Nutritious Thoughts office and will include a short education provided by Registered Dietitian, Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN. The gatherings will also include plenty of time for peer support for members to help each other deal with the daily demands of life with diabetes.

 “I’m excited to be able to offer this group as there’s a real need for education and support around this issue that is so common in our community,” stated Margaret Ruch, MS, RD, LDN.

The second group is open to all those dealing with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and looking for more comradery and assistance in navigating their relationship with food and PCOS.  This group will be led by Registered Dietitian, Katie Rhodes, RD, LDN, and will be held the 4th Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm at Nutritious Thoughts.