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

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sunday Brunch Buffet at Roux
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Roux

In 2018, OpenTable named Roux one of their “Top 10 Best Brunch Spots in Asheville.

Monday, August 19, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Empower Hour
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

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]

Weekly Round Robin
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

Black Bear Coffee Co. Presents: Weekly Round Robin

Kelli Redmond and James Harrell of Letters to Abigail host this weekly acoustic round robin style open mic for all to join. Free and all ages, this event caters to anyone with a creative or curious bone! Bring in your instrument and join the fun, or sit back with a delicious craft beer and enjoy the talent the area has to offer! See you soon:)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Reduced Price Growler Fill Wednesdays
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 22 @ 2:00 am
plēb urban winery

Select a wine on draft and fill a plēb urban winery 500mL or 1L growler for a reduced price (see menu for availability and pricing). Growler purchase is separate. Carry out only.

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Beer Run with Wild Bill
Aug 21 @ 5:15 pm

Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.

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Adoptable Pet Night
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Company is a nano brewery and tap room committed to enriching the lives of humans through our excellent craft beer, and benefiting animals through local advocacy.

Adoptable Pet Night every Wednesday at Sanctuary Brewing.

147 First Ave East

Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

RJ Rockers Brewery Tour
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Tours of RJ Rockers Brewery every Wednesday!

226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel: (864) 585-BEER | rjrockers.com

Drink & Paint at Asheville Brew
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Smoking Chicken Class
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Chop Shop Butchery

We’ve partnered with our friend and smoking master, Shelton Steele, for a special smoking series to help you elevate your barbecue game.

In this fun and educational class, we’ll take a closer look at how to smoke chicken. Learn the different tools, techniques, tips, and myths of what it takes to make the best barbecue. After all, it’s easy to make good barbecue, but it’s the extra knowledge and experience that can make it great.

Shelton’s smoking classes are designed to teach barbecue as a life skill. The classes will cover the fundamentals of slow-and-low barbecue, while also sharing the competition tricks and techniques that create consistency every time you cook.

In this class you’ll:
-Learn the nuances of using different ingredients for smoked chicken, including the differences between using charcoal vs. wood and different kinds of rubs
-Get advice on how to build a great smoking fire for the smoker you have or are looking to buy
-Discover how time and temperature affect the end taste and texture
-Enjoy tasty, smoked chicken prepared during class
-Meet Shelton and ask questions!
-Enjoy locally-sourced beverages including beer and wine, plus house made and local charcuterie and cheese
-Take home PDF notes and recipes from the class

Sign up early and save $10! See ticket page for more details.

Princess Anne Hotel’s “From the Farm Dinner”
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Princess Anne Hotel

Princess Anne Hotel’s “From the Farm Dinner”

Hickory Nut Gap is one of the awesome purveyors local to Asheville that I always get super excited to work with. I know that there are strict guidelines that all of their farms must follow and it is comforting and exciting to know that we are always getting the best product that we possibly can. This menu was written with late days of summer in mind. The warm weather sparks memories of childhood when biting into a beautiful tomato or peach alongside a perfectly grilled pork chop was the only thought on my mind. At this dinner, our goal is to intrigue you with whimsical flavors and modern techniques.

We look forward to serving you!

Chef Amber

We are able and happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions. Please call us IN ADVANCE at the hotel to further discuss any substitution needs.

Friday, August 23, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Live Music at The Good Stuff
Aug 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

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Yoga with Cats!
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am

Sanctuary Brewing Presents Yoga with Cats!

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Sanctuary Brewing Company is a nano brewery and tap room committed to enriching the lives of humans through our excellent craft beer, and benefiting animals through local advocacy.

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Bendy Birds Yoga
Aug 24 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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Bend and Brew Yoga
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm

The Bywater Presents:

Bend and Brew

796 Riverside Drive- Followed by beer tasting

Quest Brewery Tours
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.

Quest Brewing Co. — Greenville, SC

55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC    29607

864-272-6232
[email protected]

Live Music at The Good Stuff
Aug 24 @ 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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
18th Annual Organic Fest
Aug 25 all-day
Pack Square

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Join us for a FUNtastic day of family-friendly fun, organic eats, live music, shopping at the Organicfest Marketplace & Greenstreet, Natural Arts & Crafts and plenty of eco- friendly fun for the little ones!

Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.

Sunday Brunch Buffet at Roux
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Roux

In 2018, OpenTable named Roux one of their “Top 10 Best Brunch Spots in Asheville.

Small Batch Sunday
Aug 25 @ 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

PSABC 2019 Potluck Picnic
Aug 25 @ 1:30 pm
Vance Birthplace
Join us for PSABC’s annual summer potluck picnic, this year hosted by the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site.  Show off your cooking skills and bring a dish for all to share.  Beverages, BBQ and tableware will be provided by your friends at PSABC.
There will be plenty of shade and tables and chairs for eating.  Bring along lawn chairs to relax after the meal!
Monday, August 26, 2019
Vance Elementary School and Ben & Jerry’s Art Showcase
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ben & Jerry' s Scoop Shop

There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer.

Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The exhibit depicts the students’ interpretation of the artist Kehinde Wiley and the contemporary portraits he creates inspired by traditional Baroque paintings. It will be featured through the end of the summer.

“Ben & Jerry’s is excited about showcasing art from the community inside our scoop shop,” said general manager Chris Carter. “Making use of our walls to show what local artists are creating complements our social mission — to be actively involved in the places we live and do business. I hope this is the first of many art exhibits on our walls.”

Carter gave all the credit for the exhibit to Ms. Lipe, who teaches kindergarten through 5th-grade students at Vance Elementary. She was named the North Carolina Arts Educators Association “Art Educator of the Year” in 2017-2018.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 19 Haywood Street. Current hours are Monday-Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm; Friday 12 pm – 11 pm; Saturday 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am – 10 pm.

For more information, call Carter at 310-601-6247.