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

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Apr
27
Sat
2019
“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” film screening @ Grail Moviehouse
Apr 27 all-day

Back by popular demand! “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and writings of famed environmentalist, conservationist, and founding father of America’s National Parks, John Muir. Using interviews from noted psychologists, theologians, historians, members of the National Park Service, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, and others, this inspirational documentary seeks to look deeper into how people from around the world have been inspired by Muir to use nature to strengthen their own personal spiritual connections.

Apr
29
Mon
2019
Movie Night at The Collider: Hidden Rivers @ The Collider
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

The Collider hosts a monthly climate and environmental film series open to the public. This month, on Monday, April 29, 2019, The Collider is excited to present “Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia” in collaboration with Freshwaters Illustrated. The doors of The Collider will open at 6:30pm and the film will begin at 7:00pm. A Q&A discussion with one of the filmmakers, Rachael Hoch of NC Wildlife Resources, and Steve Fraley, Biologist, will follow the screening. This movie screening is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10/person or $20/family. Light refreshments and beer from The Collider’s official beer sponsor, Hi-Wire Brewing, will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Thomas R. Karl Internship program.

About the Film

Ten years in the making, “Hidden Rivers” is Freshwaters Illustrated’s newest feature film and photo exhibition that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region, and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of this aquatic life, and how many people are finding ways to protect it. “Hidden Rivers” was directed by Jeremy Monroe and David Herasimtschuk of Freshwaters Illustrated, with music by Humming House. A trailer for the film and a selection of photos from the touring exhibit can be viewed online at www.hiddenrivers.org.

About Freshwaters Illustrated

Freshwaters Illustrated is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 2003 dedicated to educated diverse public audiences about the life, study, and conservation of freshwater ecosystems through illustrative science-based efforts, and to provide illustrative resources and services to scientists, educators, and media specialists. Freshwaters Illustrated produces education media that explores freshwater ecosystems and the people who work to understand and conserve them. Their films, videos, photos, and social media content feature aquatic natural history, science, conservation issues, and cultural values surrounding freshwaters, and enlighten audiences about the imperilment of the freshwater ecosystems.

Support The Collider’s Internship Program

The Thomas R. Karl Internship Program was established in honor of Tom Karl upon his retirement as Director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. This program provides semester-long internships for undergraduates seeking to enter this growing field. All proceeds of this event directly benefit this internship program and will fund more opportunities for students to work with the climate solution providers that are members of The Collider.

About The Collider

The Collider is a nonprofit innovation ecosystem for climate entrepreneurship. We develop, train and fund next-generation entrepreneurs creating breakthrough solutions that enable humanity to adapt and thrive in a changing climate. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

May
3
Fri
2019
Wetland Wanderer Ep. 3 Video Release at Summit Coffee @ Summit Coffee
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee Asheville will be donating a portion of all proceeds throughout out the day to Dogwood Alliance to protect Southern forests and communities from destructive industrial logging. Come grab a cup of coffee to support our work protecting Southern wetlands, forests, and communities!

In celebration of American Wetlands Month, we’ll be sharing with Summit Coffee patrons the newest episode in our “Wetland Wanderer” video series! The Wetland Wanderer herself, Lucia Ibarra, will make a special guest appearance to talk about her adventures in our amazing wetland forests across the South, exploring the interconnection of wetland forest protection, climate change, and community justice

Wetlands give so much to our communities – climate regulation, clean water, flood control, and more. In this new episode, Lucia continues to explore all that wetlands have to offer as she ventures through Congaree National Park, a wetland filled with history and adventure. We’ll be screening this throughout the event, so come learn all about all Congaree!

Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

May
4
Sat
2019
CODE BLUE Premier Film Screening! @ Foster Church
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

May
17
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

May
18
Sat
2019
Tryon International Film Festival – 5th Annual BBQ, Music & Movie Fundraiser @ Mountain Brook Vineyard
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

5 th Annual Tryon International Film Festival BBQ Fundraiser
Brought to you by the Polk County Film Initiative
Join us for the 5 th Annual, Tryon International Film Festival BBQ Fundraiser, at Mountain Brook Vineyards
in Tryon.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, bell bottom jeans, tie-dyed shirts and free spirit, as we trip back to
1969 for a special screening of “Woodstock”.
Rap with all your friends and dig the music of Michael Baughman. Then munch out on the classic BBQ of
Bird Mountain and Tim Wright. Soak in the fabulous wines which are grown, bottled and produced on
Mountain Brooks’ spectacular seven-acre vineyard.
Asheville’s Power Band, “The Paper Crowns” will take the stage as the evening gets rolling. Then, as the
sun goes down, toss down a blanket let the Polk County Film initiative take you on a trip to
“Woodstock”. See how 50,000 tickets holders brought along 500,000 of their friends and turned
Woodstock into a pivoting point of the pop culture.
It will be a groovy evening to remember. Please support Year 5 of the Tryon International Film Festival.

May
21
Tue
2019
Movie Night at The Collider: Seeds of Time @ The Collider
May 21 @ 6:30 pm

The Collider hosts a monthly climate and environmental film series, open to the public. In collaboration with The Utopian Seed Project, The Collider will show Seeds of Time, a film by Sandy McLeod.

Seeds of Time: A man’s journey to save the future of our food
A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food.Seed banks around the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation and rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally. Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects, as they try desperately to save over 1,500 varieties of native potato in their fields.

With little time to waste, both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

“Seeds of Time offers a vital, clear-headed look at the effects of climate change on global food security.” – The Los Angeles Times

The Utopian Seed Project
The Utopian Seed Project is a hands-in-the-earth organization committed to trialing crops and varieties in the Southeast to support diversity in food and farming. Its utopian vision is create an engaged network of growers, gardeners, farmers, foodies, cooks and chefs to help us educate and celebrate this diversity. Based in Asheville, NC, The Utopian Seed Project works towards achieving its overarching vision to support food security in the face of climate change through diverse and regenerative agriculture.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments provided. The screening begins at 7 p.m. The event is free & open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10/person.

May
24
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

May
31
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jun
7
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

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

Open donation. 

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

Open donation. 

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

Open donation. 

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

Open donation. 

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Aug
2
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

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

Open donation. 

Aug
16
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation. 

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Classic World Cinema at Flood Gallery @ Flood Gallery
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open donation.