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

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Revolting Children grades 1-3 and grades 4-9 Theatre Summer Camp
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

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Separate workshops for students in grades 1-3 and grades 4-9

9-3pm Monday-Friday and Friday performance at the end of camp $300

Early and late care available for an additional fee of $50 (7:45am drop off and 5pm pick up)

Let’s explore musicals in which CHILDREN rise up and inspire social change! Matilda used her powers to get rid of Trunchbull with the help of the other REVOLTING CHILDREN. Annie escaped from Ms. Hannigan after spending a “Hard Knock Life” in the orphanage. The NEWSIES went on STRIKE and showed them all that they were the KING OF NEW YORK. There’s so much inspiration when you pay a little extra attention to these awe-striking stories. A really beautiful way of feeling that power bubbling inside each of us, in the big (and small) ways each and every day.

Tanglewood Summer Theatre Camp Ages 8-13
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Sponsor-kidsTanglewood Youth Theatre has long been a successful and inspirational part of children’s creative education in Western North Carolina. Our theatre camp has been extremely popular and is well-suited for any young person interested in exploring the exciting world of theatre. Our faculty represents some of the finest talent in the area, and we are thrilled to have them at Tanglewood.

For each session, classes include acting, music, movement, film, and design. Each session ends with a showcase for family and friends!

For ages 8-13:

All camp sessions will meet 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Each session will enroll up to 30 students total split into 3 groups of 10 students. Masks will be required. This summer, there will not be a final showcase for an audience of family and friends. Tuition: $275 / Scholarships available.

The Montford Park Players Summer Shakespeare Program: The Tempest
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre Gay St, Asheville, NC 28801

4 Week Session with 1 Weekend of digital performance 

Rehearse – Monday through Friday 12-2(3)pm (July 13th – August 7th)

Shows – pre-recorded and streamed, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 5:30 pm August 7, 8, 9
w/live Q & A after

Limit 20 Participants

Class Cost : $100 (plus $8.00 online processing fee if paid by credit card)
Limited number of Scholarships available by request. Applications MUST be submitted. Email Ashleigh at [email protected]

IMPROV (Virtual) Rising 5th – 7th Grades
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52

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Unlock your imagination in this fun, on-your-feet virtual improv class! Students will learn to think outside of the box, collaborate, quickly develop characters, and build on a creative idea by saying “yes! and…”  Through exercises, improv games, and creative prompts young artists will learn to take risks, access creativity, gain confidence, meaningfully connect with peers, and discover the FUN in fundamental improvisation.

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REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 19

Smoky Park Supper Club + Magnetic Theatre Outdoor Show
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club

Join us Tuesday nights, beginning April 13th, as The Magnetic Theatre teams up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host a live, outdoor variety show. We’ll be filling Smoky Park’s gorgeous, riverside outdoor space with comedy, theatre, music and so much more.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

  • This is a BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Chair) event.
  • In accordance with safety guidelines this show will be staged outdoors, with mask and social distancing protocols enforced. There will also be temperature checks and COVID waivers that need to be signed by each attendee at the gate.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7pm showtime.
  • We do require that masks be worn at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Jul 30 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

The Sword in the Stone w/ The Montford Park Players
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

The Sword in the Stone – July 30 – Aug. 28

by Shaan Sharma

The Arthurian legend begins right here, with some family-friendly adventure.

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Jul 31 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

Rock Cats Rescue presents The Amazing Acro-cats! Rescheduled
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre

These performances have been rescheduled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of touring performing house cats. This one-of-a-kind, two hour long purrformance features talented domesticated house cats who roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and more!

The finale is the only all-cat band in the entire world – Tuna and the Rock Cats! The current band lineup features St. Clawed on guitar, Bue on drums, Nue on keyboard, and NOW some brand new members: Ahi on woodblocks and Albacore on cowbell, Roux on trumpet, and Oz on Saxophone. There is even a chicken – Cluck Norris – rockin the tambourine!

“I can die happy now!” an audience member has claimed after seeing the band.

It all started with Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) and cat lover Samantha Martin. Training animals at a young age, she knew instantly she would be working with animals for the rest of her life. By founding Rock Cats Rescue, the real reason behind having a traveling animal show, she has saved the lives of over 230 cats and kittens. Using the magic of clicker training, Samantha (and a few other humans) travel with over 15 cats and kittens all across the United States, educating and entertaining audiences that cats actually can be trained while she tenaciously continues to save the lives of cats and kittens through rescue, foster, and adoption.

Featured on national TV shows like the 2018 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, Tuna and the Rock Cats purrformed the half-time honors! Their most recent national appearance was on a PBS special about cats and dogs.

The Sword in the Stone w/ The Montford Park Players
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

The Sword in the Stone – July 30 – Aug. 28

by Shaan Sharma

The Arthurian legend begins right here, with some family-friendly adventure.

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Aug 1 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

Rock Cats Rescue presents The Amazing Acro-cats! Rescheduled
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre

These performances have been rescheduled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

The Amazing Acro-cats Featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats are a troupe of touring performing house cats. This one-of-a-kind, two hour long purrformance features talented domesticated house cats who roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops, and more!

The finale is the only all-cat band in the entire world – Tuna and the Rock Cats! The current band lineup features St. Clawed on guitar, Bue on drums, Nue on keyboard, and NOW some brand new members: Ahi on woodblocks and Albacore on cowbell, Roux on trumpet, and Oz on Saxophone. There is even a chicken – Cluck Norris – rockin the tambourine!

“I can die happy now!” an audience member has claimed after seeing the band.

It all started with Chief Executive Human (or CEH for short) and cat lover Samantha Martin. Training animals at a young age, she knew instantly she would be working with animals for the rest of her life. By founding Rock Cats Rescue, the real reason behind having a traveling animal show, she has saved the lives of over 230 cats and kittens. Using the magic of clicker training, Samantha (and a few other humans) travel with over 15 cats and kittens all across the United States, educating and entertaining audiences that cats actually can be trained while she tenaciously continues to save the lives of cats and kittens through rescue, foster, and adoption.

Featured on national TV shows like the 2018 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, Tuna and the Rock Cats purrformed the half-time honors! Their most recent national appearance was on a PBS special about cats and dogs.

The Sword in the Stone w/ The Montford Park Players
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

The Sword in the Stone – July 30 – Aug. 28

by Shaan Sharma

The Arthurian legend begins right here, with some family-friendly adventure.

Monday, August 2, 2021
Merry ol’ Land of Oz/From Wizard (0f) Oz to Wicked Theatre Summer Camp
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

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Separate workshops for students in grades 1-5 and grades 6-10

9-3pm Monday-Friday and Friday performance at the end of camp $300

Early and late care available for an additional fee of $50 (7:45am drop off and 5pm pick up)

“Oh what a celebration we’ll have today!” Let’s follow the yellow brick road to Oz and explore the different musicals set in this place. Was Elphaba all bad or just misunderstood? Where did she really go when Dorothy dumped the bucket of water on her? Depending on the story…there are different outcomes. Was Glinda really POPULAR, like the song suggests?

Come and find out! This creative and performance based camp will culminate in a sharing session for family and friends. Whether you join our munchkin chorus or dive deeper into script analysis of these characters motives, you are sure to have a great week diving deeper into your craft.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Smoky Park Supper Club + Magnetic Theatre Outdoor Show
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
Smoky Park Supper Club

Join us Tuesday nights, beginning April 13th, as The Magnetic Theatre teams up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host a live, outdoor variety show. We’ll be filling Smoky Park’s gorgeous, riverside outdoor space with comedy, theatre, music and so much more.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

  • This is a BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Chair) event.
  • In accordance with safety guidelines this show will be staged outdoors, with mask and social distancing protocols enforced. There will also be temperature checks and COVID waivers that need to be signed by each attendee at the gate.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the 7pm showtime.
  • We do require that masks be worn at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm
Magnetic Theatre

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SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE

Directed by Tom Chalmers

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs!

Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.

 

Whose Live Anyway?
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

POSTPONED.  These events will not take place on the originally scheduled dates. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates when confirmed.

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE
Aug 5 @ 10:00 pm
Magnetic Theatre

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE

Directed by Tom Chalmers

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs!

Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.

 

Friday, August 6, 2021
Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Aug 6 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

Love, Marriage and the Irish!: Two One Acts by J.M. Barrie and G.B. Shaw
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm
Attic Salt Theatre Company

Fireworks fly in the drawing room as an unexpected visitor sends Harry Sims Into a tailspin on the day before he is to be knighted in J.M Barrie’s delightful play The Twelve Pound Look. And George Bernard Shaw infuses comedy into the terrible experience of war in O’Flaherty, V.C. as he depicts an Irish soldier trying to come to terms with what it means to be a hero.

Richard III –A Montford Moppets Production
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

Richard III – Aug. 6 – 15 at 5:30 pm

by W. Shakespeare

The Moppets close their summer season with this dark and brooding history of one of England’s most treacherous kings.

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Magnetic Theatre

M

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE

Directed by Tom Chalmers

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs!

Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.

 

The Sword in the Stone w/ The Montford Park Players
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

The Sword in the Stone – July 30 – Aug. 28

by Shaan Sharma

The Arthurian legend begins right here, with some family-friendly adventure.

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE
Aug 6 @ 10:00 pm
Magnetic Theatre

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE

Directed by Tom Chalmers

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs!

Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021
Peace Broadway! On sale Now!
Aug 7 all-day
Peace Center

Guarantee Your Seats for All 9 Shows!

Premium Seating

Peacekeepers may purchase up to TWO Premium subscriptions per $250 donation. Box seating is available with annual gifts starting at $1,500 for upper boxes and $2,500 for lower boxes. Gifts must be renewed annually to retain season tickets in this section. Please note, due to demand, this seating area is limited.

Patron Accessibility

The Peace Center offers a variety of accessibility services including assistive listening, ASL interpreted performances (Saturday matinees), audio described performances, wheelchair accessible seating, and transfer chairs. For the best experience, please discuss your specific need with a Customer Service Representative. Some services require advance notice.

Love, Marriage and the Irish!: Two One Acts by J.M. Barrie and G.B. Shaw
Aug 7 @ 2:30 pm
Attic Salt Theatre Company

Fireworks fly in the drawing room as an unexpected visitor sends Harry Sims Into a tailspin on the day before he is to be knighted in J.M Barrie’s delightful play The Twelve Pound Look. And George Bernard Shaw infuses comedy into the terrible experience of war in O’Flaherty, V.C. as he depicts an Irish soldier trying to come to terms with what it means to be a hero.

Richard III –A Montford Moppets Production
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

Richard III – Aug. 6 – 15 at 5:30 pm

by W. Shakespeare

The Moppets close their summer season with this dark and brooding history of one of England’s most treacherous kings.

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
Magnetic Theatre

M

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE

Directed by Tom Chalmers

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs!

Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.

 

The Sword in the Stone w/ The Montford Park Players
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

The Sword in the Stone – July 30 – Aug. 28

by Shaan Sharma

The Arthurian legend begins right here, with some family-friendly adventure.

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE
Aug 7 @ 10:00 pm
Magnetic Theatre

SKETCHES! OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN: A TMT COMEDY REVUE

Directed by Tom Chalmers

It’s been a weird year and half, y’all, and we don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready for a few laughs!

Writers Linda Azar, Carmela Caruso, Joe Carroll, Tom Chalmers, Marlene Thompson and Matt Wilson will take you on a wild ride exploring the ups and downs of the new, new normal.