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

Dec
7
Fri
2018
The Greatest Showman Sing-Along Version! @ Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
Dec 7 – Dec 13 all-day

FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT IN 3 DAYS, SO WE ADDED ANOTHER!!!

BUY TICKETS WHILE YOU CAN! THIS WILL SELL OUT!

Earlier this year, our two screenings of The Greatest Showman Sing-Along sold out with the entire theater singing along. We’ve never seen so many happy faces walking out of the theater.

You don’t have to know the words to the songs! The Sing-Along version of the movie shows the lyrics of each song at the bottom of the screen to help the audience.

CLICK LINK BELOW to see a video example of what it’s like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4qCbA4r3WA

It doesn’t matter if you are a terrible singer, so come out for this unique screening and have some fun!

TICKETS: Tickets are only $3.00. You can also purchase tickets at our 675 Merrimon Avenue location.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

CONTENT GUIDELINE: Rated PG for thematic elements. The word “damn” is used a few times.

https://www.facebook.com/events/191586135054362/

Dec
9
Sun
2018
Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop @ The Asheville Masonic Temple
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

We’re back this holiday season popping up at the Asheville Masonic Temple!

Shop our festive 20-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 125 local & indie makers, designers, and vintage wares including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP
Open November 30 – December 19
10am-8pm everyday
The Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

OPENING PARTY
Saturday, December 1 | 6-9pm
Join us Saturday evening for our Opening Party, December 1st from 6-9pm and enjoy complimentary Bhramari Brewing Co beer, sweet bites, live music, and fairy hair.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, December 1 | 12-7pm
Take a timeless portrait with Revelry Tintype

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16 | 1-3pm
Take some time for your self during this busy season with a relaxing chair massage with LMBT Massage by Amy Gallagher Massey

For more details and a full list of vendors visit: https://www.showandtellpopupshop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2336118139996988/?event_time_id=2336118159996986

Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop @ The Asheville Masonic Temple
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

We’re back this holiday season popping up at the Asheville Masonic Temple!

Shop our festive 20-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 125 local & indie makers, designers, and vintage wares including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP
Open November 30 – December 19
10am-8pm everyday
The Asheville Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

OPENING PARTY
Saturday, December 1 | 6-9pm
Join us Saturday evening for our Opening Party, December 1st from 6-9pm and enjoy complimentary Bhramari Brewing Co beer, sweet bites, live music, and fairy hair.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, December 1 | 12-7pm
Take a timeless portrait with Revelry Tintype

Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16 | 1-3pm
Take some time for your self during this busy season with a relaxing chair massage with LMBT Massage by Amy Gallagher Massey

For more details and a full list of vendors visit: https://www.showandtellpopupshop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2336118139996988/

Every Sunday – All You Can Eat Crab Legs @ Tryon International Equestrian Center
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

That’s right, all-you-can-eat CRAB LEGS! 🦀 😋 Our mouths are already watering here at #TIEC. Join us every Sunday at Campagna Italian Cuisine from 11am-8pm to feast on delicious crab legs along with salad, corn, potatoes and green beans for $32.95 a person. For questions, call 828-863-1127 or email [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/713047739051461/

Irene’s Elves @ Farm Burger South Asheville
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us in spreading holiday cheer!

This holiday season Farm Burger and Irene Wortham Center, Inc. have teamed up to help provide presents to kids in need. Help us raise money for gifts by donating cash or bring in a toy for our toy drive! We will be accepting donations through December 12th

#christmas2018 #holidayseason #givingback #kidsrule #fundraising #ashevilleNC

https://www.facebook.com/events/2191487771105456/

Irene’s Elves @ Farm Burger Downtown Asheville
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Join us in spreading holiday cheer!

This holiday season Farm Burger and Irene Wortham Center, Inc. have teamed up to provide presents to kids in need. Help us raise money for gifts by donating cash or bring in a toy for our toy drive! We will be accepting donations through December 12th.

#christmas2018 #holidayseason #givingback #kidsrule #fundraising #ashevilleNC

https://www.facebook.com/events/322055421952222/

Toy Drive – All Month @ The Burger Bar
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 2:00 am

Each individual who donates more than $25 worth of toys will be given a 10% discount, that day, toward their entire tab.

https://www.facebook.com/events/563935094055904/?event_time_id=563935130722567

Toy Drive – All Month @ The Burger Bar
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 2:00 am

Each individual who donates more than $25 worth of toys will be given a 10% discount, that day, toward their entire tab.

https://www.facebook.com/events/563935094055904/

Dance All Night – The Highwoods Stringband Story at the Cork&Keg @ Weinhaus
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Screen viewing of “Dance All Night – The Highwoods Stringband Story”. This iconic old-time band left it’s mark in our music culture, reviving old-time stringband music to much of the country in the late 60’s through the 70’s. They had many ties to the Asheville scene, not the least of which was their performing with the Green Grass Cloggers at many of the national festivals held around the US.
Movie screening via blue-ray provided courtesy of the film maker – Larry Edelman. Come join us for free, but we’ll also take up donations to send back to the producers of this excellent piece of history. They spent countless hours and cold, hard cash to make it available, so help if you can.
An old-time jam will break out afterwards!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2161125847538451/

JLAD Celebrates Jim Morrison’s Birthday! @ Sly Grog Lounge
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

JLAD (Jimmi Lang’s Almost Doors) is celebrating Jim Morrison’s Birthday.

https://www.facebook.com/events/203816867172244/

Old Fashioned Appalachian Christmas and Grand Illumination @ Shelton House
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sing along with the carolers, warm up inside the barn with hot chocolate, cider, and treats. Don’t forget to bring your wish list…Santa Claus will be in the barn from 4pm until 6:15pm. The Illumination of Shelton House will happen at 6:30pm on the front lawn after a reading of “The Night Before Christmas”. The Shelton House gift shop will be open with local crafts for sale. This is a FREE event so “Come All Ye Faithful” to the Shelton House on December 9 at 4pm. Parking is available at the Shelton House/Hart Theater parking lot. Hope to see you there! Lets start the Christmas Season with a little Happiness and Joy!

https://www.facebook.com/events/268350170546086/

Sunday Bywater Bluegrass Jam 4-7pm @ The Bywater
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bywater Bluegrass Jam Every Sunday from 4-7pm and hosted by Drew Matulich! Come out and enjoy some Bluegrass Music on the French Broad River and bring a friend!

https://www.facebook.com/events/256311128567439/

12.09.18 // Making Culinary and Holiday Spiced Ghee @ Villagers: Urban Homestead Supply
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ghee is an ancient method of transforming grass fed butter into a nourishing butter oil which doesn’t need to be refrigerated, can tolerate high cooking heat, and is lactose and casein free. It has many other benefits which we will discuss while we are learning how to craft a delicious ghee. We’ll also cover the many ways to use ghee and recipes will be provided. We’ll also make a holiday spiced ghee + cover the methods of making traditionally infused ghee.

$20 per person. Gift sets of Goddess Ghee will be available.

Marion Hearth is the founder and creator of Goddess Ghee, an Asheville based company crafting nourishing ghee from grass fed butter. She is enthusiastic about ghee as a kitchen staple and also as a vehicle for herbal medicine.

** Please pre-register on our website **

https://www.facebook.com/events/482856598900809/

Candlelight Christmas Evenings (December) @ Biltmore
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Evenings*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Saturday, January 5, 2019 (Select Dates)

*Check website for availability/dates
*By reservation only.
*Pricing varies by date.

Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

Learn more about #ChristmasAtBiltmore or plan your visit: biltmore.com/Christmas

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524627331014393/?event_time_id=1524627377681055

Candlelight Christmas Evenings (December) @ Biltmore
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Candlelight Christmas Evenings*
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Saturday, January 5, 2019 (Select Dates)

*Check website for availability/dates
*By reservation only.
*Pricing varies by date.

Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor of Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advance reservations are required for evening visits.

Learn more about #ChristmasAtBiltmore or plan your visit: biltmore.com/Christmas

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524627331014393/

Reiki Recharge Circle with Tara earth Murphy @ Appalachia Guild of Healing Arts
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us at the “Appalachia Guild of Healing Arts” for our monthly
*Reiki Recharge Circle!*

During these Circles, we will be uplifting one another, as well as the planet, through energetic therapy.

After a brief Chakra meditation, we will participate in a few energy building exercises before administering Reiki to one another as a group.
Then we will send distance Reiki to people/places/things around the world.

This group is to encourage Reiki practitioners to practice this modality with one another to strengthen our batteries so that we may become better conduits for Reiki.

This group is also for those who are not educated in Reiki so that he or she can learn and experience this healing energy. Whether you are or are not attuned to Reiki, you are invited!

Circles are held with an asking of $5-20 Love Donation.

• What to bring
You are welcome to bring crystals, wands, and other metaphysical props to participate in these gatherings.

• Important to know
Please come early as we have a limitation on our space. Doors shut at 5:45 to create a closed container.

Please RSVP at the link for MeetUp.com to ensure your space is reserved. This will be a monthly gathering. We prefer to create small, intimate circles and so must cap the total # of attendees to 11. Make sure to RSVP!!

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As the Guild’s lead therapist, ‘earth’ is a LMBT with 10 years of experience with many modalities including Deep Tissue, CranioSacral & Reiki Master level. Her passion is to absorb knowledge on healing the body and then apply it with the heart.

https://www.facebook.com/events/668032790214596/

The Christmas House
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Christmas House is Celebrating it’s 45yr of Decorating for our Community! We will have over 100,000 lights and displays to see this year. We are a drive-through event only. We do not charge, but there is a donation box if anyone wishes to help with expenses. So come out and see the sights and hear the sounds of Christmas at The Christmas House!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1255645907923088/

Come have your picture taken with Santa @ Hollywild Animal Park
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out and get your picture taken with Santa.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1751613038289126/

Holiday Lights Safari 2018 @ Hollywild Animal Park
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Lights Display

https://www.facebook.com/events/678011099229782/

Lake Julian Festival of Lights @ Lake Julian Park
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lake Julian Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many mountain families and visitors. The driving-only tour includes thousands of dazzling lights and displays placed along a magical journey on the road circling Lake Julian Park.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights takes place nightly from December 2-23. Want to experience the show by foot? Lights by the Lake Stroll Night is on Saturday, December 1. Please check our Facebook event page for information on any closings due to winter weather.

Tickets are $10 at the gate ($8 in advance) for a standard passenger car or van. A portion of the proceeds benefit Buncombe County Special Olympics.

https://www.facebook.com/events/260293307959881/?event_time_id=260293347959877

Lake Julian Festival of Lights @ Lake Julian Park
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lake Julian Festival of Lights has become a tradition for many mountain families and visitors. The driving-only tour includes thousands of dazzling lights and displays placed along a magical journey on the road circling Lake Julian Park.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights takes place nightly from December 2-23. Want to experience the show by foot? Lights by the Lake Stroll Night is on Saturday, December 1. Please check our Facebook event page for information on any closings due to winter weather.

Tickets are $10 at the gate ($8 in advance) for a standard passenger car or van. A portion of the proceeds benefit Buncombe County Special Olympics.

https://www.facebook.com/events/260293307959881/

Winter Lights @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through an outdoor winter wonderland and see the Arboretum’s gardens dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Roast s’mores by the fire, listen to your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, cider or beer. Proceeds from the event will support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibit and facilities year-round.

Tickets range from $8-18 and must be purchased in advance online at www.ncwinterlights.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/183329605927836/?event_time_id=183329675927829

Winter Lights @ The North Carolina Arboretum
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through an outdoor winter wonderland and see the Arboretum’s gardens dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Roast s’mores by the fire, listen to your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, cider or beer. Proceeds from the event will support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibit and facilities year-round.

Tickets range from $8-18 and must be purchased in advance online at www.ncwinterlights.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/183329605927836/

Canceled: Sound Healing (will be rescheduled) @ Primal Studios
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is canceled for today ❄️❄️ We will reschedule, date tbt! enJOY the ❄️☃️☃️

Come and melt into a soundscape of gongs, crystal bowls, handpan, didgeridoo, west african harp, and other powerful and grounding sounds.🔮✨ Join Billy Zanski of Skinny Beats Sound Shop for a special Sunday evening class happening one time only this month at Primal Studios!

➳ 60 minute class – everyone is welcome to experience this deeply restorative and relaxing session!

➳ $12 drop in/ Pre-register on Mindbody app- Primal Studios to reserve your space + speed up the sign in process!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=781309&stype=-7&sTG=22&sVT=1021&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=12/09/18

* This class is also a part of the Primal Water and Fire Monthly Membership package! Sign up to reserve your spot!

➳ Our Studio is in the same building as Tribe Dance & Pole at 457 N. Lousiana Ave. in West Asheville

We can’t wait to restore with you! ✨

✨ Primal Studios is a Yoga/Buti Yoga/Movement studio that inspires you to move outside your comfort zone, and connect & thrive in the community as we evolve together! Visit us at 457 N. Louisiana Ave. in West Asheville, right inside the TRIBE Dance & Pole building! www.primalstudiosasheville.com ✨

https://www.facebook.com/events/307298263424234/

Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights @ Visit Gatlinburg
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tour Gatlinburg’s most dazzling light displays by hopping aboard the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights! This popular winter tradition is the perfect way to see our mountain town in all its Winter Magic splendor. Get your tickets today!

https://www.facebook.com/events/726348577700947/?event_time_id=726348641034274

Intro to Bhajans @ Veda Studios
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come experience the joy of Bhakti Yoga – the yoga of devotion!

Dr. Sarah Amedoro and Erin Gahan Clark will host this event the second Sunday of each month at Veda Studios. We will gather to chant and sing prayers from a variety of cultures and lineages. This offering is for everyone – no prior experience needed!

Song sheets will be prepared, pronunciation reviewed, and lineage/heritage discussed. This offering is donation based.

https://www.facebook.com/events/542252889548261/?event_time_id=542252912881592

CHAOS Seminar @ Budo Mountain Family Martial Arts
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come to Budo Mountain Martial Arts December 7th-9th for our Chaos Seminar 2018: a weekend of martial arts training with six of our area’s greatest masters. This is a unique chance to discover many different styles of martial arts in one great training experience!

Teachers for the weekend:
Charly Aurelia – Combat Systema
RJ Burle – Systema
Spencer Bolejack – IMA & Filipino Martial Arts
Sean Kennedy – Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
Steve Ledford – Krav Maga
Jeremy Miller – Shaolin Kung Fu
Stephen Opper – Neo-Classical Gong Fu

Friday, 12/7: 7pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, 12/8: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 12/9: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Early Bird Pricing: $125 for the entire weekend, available until 11/28.
Entire Weekend: $150
Friday: $25, Saturday: $80, Sunday: $60

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants!
Enroll by 11/16 to be entered in a raffle drawing for prizes from local businesses! REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1936913649723104/

Dave Desmelik With An Army Of Love at The Grey Eagle @ The Grey Eagle
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dave Desmelik With An Army Of Love at The Grey Eagle

‘Army of Love’ (Childhood Battles) is an album of 11 songs written and recorded by Dave Desmelik. The songs are sung by an all-star cast of Western NC musicians including Amanda Anne Platt (Honeycutters), Michael Ashworth and Mike Guggino (Steep Canyon Rangers), Andrew Scotchie, Jay Brown and Aditi Sethi-Brown, Alexa Rose, Jimmy Davidson and Rob Brown (The Worthless Son-in-Laws), Melissa Hyman and Ryan Furstenberg (The Moon and You), Aaron Woody Wood, Laura Blackley, Jane Kramer, and Shannon Whitworth. Additional musicians are Andy Gibbon, Josh Gibbs, and Derrick Gardner.

Dave Desmelik is a journeyman songwriter and musician. His wife is Clare and their two sons are Holmes and Vincent. Dave and Clare’s oldest son, Holmes has an inoperable brain tumor. He was diagnosed in June of 2014 at age five. These songs were written during the summer of 2017 after watching their child go through intensive chemotherapy, surgeries, countless doctor appointments, and too much time for any kid to spend in hospitals. Along the way, Clare and Dave realized that although there is no cure for brain cancer, there is hope. Hope is powerful. This collection of songs revolves around pediatric illness and covers a wide range of emotions from anger and confusion to love and compassion.

Dave knew right away that although he wrote these songs, he was not the one to sing them. He wanted to involve more people, so he turned to some of his fellow musicians and friends in the Western North Carolina region for this project. Unbeknownst to them, the Desmeliks started calling them ‘Army of Love’. The truth is that the ‘Army of Love’ includes anyone who supports and cares for kids dealing with life-threatening battles.

The goal with this album is to raise awareness of pediatric illness. Any and all funds raised by this project will be donated to charities that have helped so many families on this journey. These are the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (in which funds will be delineated to brain tumor research), Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC, and Angel Flight Soars.

Music unifies. We are all connected. Love heals.

Some things you may not know…
– More than 28,000 children in the United States are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, and close to 13 more cases are identified each day.
– In the United States, the tax payer funded National Cancer Institute provides only 4% of its annual budget to childhood cancer.
– Make A Wish grants a wish, on average, every 35 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
– A combined 89% of doctors, nurses, and health professionals surveyed say they believe a wish experience can influence wish kids’ physical health.
– In 2017, total missions coordinated by Angel Flight were 3,431. That is 9 missions a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Why is your donation so important?…
– Because funding for research is essential in saving childrens’ lives.
– Because your gift gives children renewed strength to fight their illnesses, brings families closer together, and unites communities.
– Because nonprofit organizations are dependent on community support.
– Because your generosity creates a bond, helping to bolster relationships through a shared goal, and may inspire others.
– Because every donation counts, whether $1,000, $100, $10, or $1, every donation matters and makes a difference.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (curethekids.org) – The PBTF is the world’s leading nonprofit dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, with chapters and programs available across the country, the PBTF’s mission is to care for families along their journey, cure all childhood brain tumors, and help survivors and families thrive.

Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC (nc.wish.org) – Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The wish experience can be a game changer for a child; it’s more than a nice thing, it’s necessary! This one belief guides Make-A-Wish in everything they do.

Angel Flight Soars (angelflightsoars.org) – Angel Flight Soars is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the coordination of free air transportation for patients in need of distant, specialized medical treatment. Angel Flight utilizes the contribution from their incredible volunteer pilots – who selflessly donate their time, aircraft and fuel to fly patients to the medical care they require and deserve. The core vision behind Angel Flight is that the obstacle of transportation should never stand in the way of people receiving the proper medical care.

https://www.facebook.com/events/879158605614146/

Karaoke! @ Salvage Station
Dec 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

KARAOKE TIME!

https://www.facebook.com/events/277074999611674/

Good Tidings: An Ethical Pop Up Shop
Dec 9 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 6:00 am

We are Fair Goods Collaborative – a group of like-minded, women-led small businesses based in Asheville.
Our products differ, but we share a common vision: a fair marketplace for international craft.
We support human-scale, ethical trade around the world. Through your purchases of goods likes these, the impact of your decision is felt here at home and also in the many communities where we work.

Good Tidings: An Ethical Pop Up Shop
November 17 – December 28
51 College Street, Asheville NC 28801
Open 10-6 Daily // 10-7 Weekends // Closed Tues

Grand Opening
Saturday, November 17
5-8pm at WARE Avl (51 College St)

more at fairgoodscollaborative.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/2160946130838434/