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
16
Sun
2019
Above & Beyond Summer Camp @ Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

Above and Beyond is an in-depth, two-week experience that is designed to immerse high school students in the multi-faceted world of space science and research. Originally designed as a partnership between the Learning Center at PARI and the Duke TIP Field Studies program, this camp explores the universe through astronomy, physics, and astrobiology.

https://www.facebook.com/events/494183461114749/

Jun
24
Mon
2019
DOI Rating Inspection
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

This is the tentative date for our Rating Inspection.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279953142876816/

Asheville Percussion Festival @ Odyssey Community School
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 29 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Percussion Festival
Concert + Workshops.

https://www.facebook.com/events/560162654490011/

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales @ Visit Gatlinburg
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The walkable streets of Gatlinburg become a live stage during the city’s summer-long performance festival. Visitors are invited to encounter costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s along the Parkway.

Daily performances from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352862205433672/?event_time_id=352862235433669

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales @ Visit Gatlinburg
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The walkable streets of Gatlinburg become a live stage during the city’s summer-long performance festival. Visitors are invited to encounter costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s along the Parkway.

Daily performances from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352862205433672/

Mondays Against Humanity @ Dry Falls Brewing Co.
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Have a terrible case of the Mondays? Got a sick a twisted sense of humor? Come play Cards Against Humanity with us! We have 3 box sets with every expansion. We’re pushing tables together, making new friends, and having laughs every Monday!

https://www.facebook.com/events/371611523634185/?event_time_id=371611593634178

Open Mic Night – It Takes All Kinds – Sanctuary Brewing Company @ Sanctuary Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It Takes All Kinds Open Mic Night at Sanctuary Brewing Company!

Calling all singers, songwriters, stand ups, poets and prophets! Come one, come all.

Host Josh Dunkin and Steven Durose of The Gathering Dark want to hear all of your stuff!

No Mimes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/531022364070354/?event_time_id=531022430737014

AMBA ASSOC. Grove Park
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Private

https://www.facebook.com/events/2006391522820412/

West Marches At Triskelion @ Triskelion Brewing Company
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Bearded Dragons Inn hosts their weekly West Marches game. This is a drop in game for all to join. If you have never played before come and join us. Our amazing community will teach you all you need to know. If you have years, or even decades of experience stop on by as well as you’ll experience a whole new style of play. For more information check out our website:
https://sites.google.com/outlook.com/westmarchesattriskelion/home

https://www.facebook.com/events/377998122745064/?event_time_id=377998202745056

Animal Safari – 3rd – 5th Summer Camp @ KidSenses Children's INTERACTIVE Museum
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 4:30 am

Reptiles, Mammals, Amphibians – oh my! Campers will spend the entire week discovering the Animal Kingdom. Together we’ll see and touch LIVE animals. We will also learn where our animal friends live, and the resources they need for survival!

**$20 OFF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL THROUGH 4/26**
KidSenses full day summer camps are $140 each for non-members and $120 each for members. Half day summer camps are $90 for non-members & $70 for members.

Register at: http://kidsenses.org/?page_id=2537

https://www.facebook.com/events/322662061783688/

Free Monday! To Be Sure ~ Tin Foil Hat ~ Gut Fauna ~ Andy Loebs @ The Mothlight
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 12:00 am

Free Mothlight Monday!
June 24th
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
*no cover*

To Be Sure
https://nathanmatthews.bandcamp.com/album/to-be-sure

Tin Foil Hat
https://tinfoilhatmusic.bandcamp.com

Gut Fauna
https://gutfauna.bandcamp.com/

Andy Loebs
https://andyloebs.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/332932240934228/

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Summer Fun Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. Submit your photos of your family hiking, sunlight making its way through the trees or of the fantastic views that make Chimney Rock so special. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No cost to enter contest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/540542089755630/?event_time_id=540542099755629

Summer Camp June 24-28 @ Fired Up Creative Lounge
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Fired Up Art Camp!

Campers will have the opportunity to explore new areas of art in a fun and creative way. Projects will include Pottery Wheel, Clay Hand Building, Glass Fusing, Canvas Painting, Mosaics and much more! 10% OFF if registered by 5/15/19 (Discount applies to full week only. Not valid with other discounts or offers.)

Sign up on our website! Questions? Message or call (828) 253-8181

5-Day Camp $130/week, 9:00 am – Noon. Individual days $35.00 per day, Ages 5-12 years old.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1840392702734155/?event_time_id=1840392709400821

Tuesday Morning 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers! @ French Broad Food Co-op
Jun 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am

5Rhythms is a movement journey of unraveling, unwinding and embodying the thread that connects us all. Soften as your soul borrows your head, hands, feet, hips… giving you an internal shower and sending you back out in this unpredictably magical world with a renewed lightness of being; knowing more clearly what you’ve always known….but perhaps, temporarily, forgot. ♥ $10-20 Energy Exchange. ***Please do not Park in the French Broad Food Co-Op lots!! Park in the small lot across from the Orange Peel, the LaZoom Lot to the left of the FBFC or the ALoft Parking Lot (all the lots have a small parking fee).

https://www.facebook.com/events/518151585260172/?event_time_id=518151665260164

AMOS-“Lunartics” @ Spindale Public Library
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us as the Asheville Museum of Science brings their inflatable planetarium to learn about the moon

https://www.facebook.com/events/2693139204090654/

Baby Gym @ Pack Memorial Library
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The WILDLY popular Baby Gym returns for the summer! FREE play time for the little ones ages 0-3 years features baby- and toddler- sized toys, tunnels, balls, climbing structures, and more active indoor fun.

Come for Baby Story Time at 10:30 in the morning or just show up for Baby Gym in Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium. Baby Gym is every Tuesday, June 4-August 13, except for July 16.

#PlayLOCAL

https://www.facebook.com/events/2036785873096982/?event_time_id=2036785889763647

Baby Gym @ Pack Memorial Library
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The WILDLY popular Baby Gym returns for the summer! FREE play time for the little ones ages 0-3 years features baby- and toddler- sized toys, tunnels, balls, climbing structures, and more active indoor fun.

Come for Baby Story Time at 10:30 in the morning or just show up for Baby Gym in Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium. Baby Gym is every Tuesday, June 4-August 13, except for July 16.

#PlayLOCAL

https://www.facebook.com/events/2036785873096982/

Belly Dance with Michelle Middleton @ Black Mountain Center for the Arts
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

ATS® Level 1 – Dance Fundamentals
This is an on-going class series. You’ll learn the basic system of ATS® in a fun and supportive environment. Dance Fundamentals will have you dancing ATS® in your very first class! Each one hour class is divided into two sections.

1. Drill it – Learn the basic movements of ATS® with minimal verbal instruction and lots of following along, committing the steps to muscle memory with a fun workout-style drills.
2. Dance it – Experience the magic of ATS® and learn how to use the basic steps to dance with partners in a duet, trio, and quartet formations.

You can start this on-going class series at anytime and drop-in for drills and review.

ATS® (American Tribal Style) Belly Dance is an improv tribal style belly dance that is universal worldwide with every move having a certain cue with a leader and followers in a duet, trio, or quartet formation that is always changing leads. The beauty of ATS® is a strong Flamenco influence, along with India and North Africa dance, combined into tribal style belly dance. If you know ATS® you can dance with anyone in the world that also knows ATS®, even just meeting for the first time!

Bio
Michelle has been dancing ATS® (American Tribal Style) since 2006. She has taken countless ATS® workshop classes around the United States to further her education, knowledge, and skill of ATS®. Michelle received her ATS® Teaching Certification in 2015, and had her own troupe, Mystique Mountain Tribal Belly Dance, in Charlotte before moving to the Black Mountain area.

https://www.facebook.com/events/541775063005882/?event_time_id=541775149672540

Family Animal Encounters @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera!
Cost: Included with Park admission.

https://www.facebook.com/events/539272899873223/?event_time_id=539272969873216

Opening Day and Dates for Marion Tailgate Market @ Marion Tailgate Market
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Marion Tailgate Market will have a variety local produce and crafts. We will continue to offer the best of McDowell farmer’s produce and artisans.
The Market will double up to $20.00 for EBT users!
During the season, we are planning cooking demos with items from the Market Vendors, local music, smoothies and children activities.
Make plans to come and support the Farmers and Artisans on Tuesdays 3PM-6.00PM and Saturdays starting July 6th- August 31st, 9.00AM-12.00PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/336639643849279/?event_time_id=336639667182610

Wing Night! @ Sweeten Creek Brewing
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

8 Jumbo Smoked Wings with your choice of side for $10! Choose from our Dry Rub, Buffalo, or our weekly special!

https://www.facebook.com/events/290725515134456/?event_time_id=290725591801115

Black Mountain Tuesday Trailwork @ black mountain trailhead
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and help these Black Mountain Adopt-A-Trail partners work on one of Pisgah’s Iconic trails (and the one that sees some of the heaviest traffic!)
Tuesday Nights (2nd and 4th of the Month) join Cognative MTB and Crankjoy for a couple hours of trail work on Black Mountain.
If you HEART Black Mountain come out and show your love!
FS PPE is required (hard hats, long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and eye protection.)
Give back and show your love to Black on Tuesdays.
5-7pm, social to follow.
#wedigpisgah

https://www.facebook.com/events/834031356976290/?event_time_id=834031910309568

Black Mountain Tuesday Trailwork @ black mountain trailhead
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come and help these Black Mountain Adopt-A-Trail partners work on one of Pisgah’s Iconic trails (and the one that sees some of the heaviest traffic!)
Tuesday Nights (2nd and 4th of the Month) join Cognative MTB and Crankjoy for a couple hours of trail work on Black Mountain.
If you HEART Black Mountain come out and show your love!
FS PPE is required (hard hats, long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and eye protection.)
Give back and show your love to Black on Tuesdays.
5-7pm, social to follow.
#wedigpisgah

https://www.facebook.com/events/834031356976290/

PATIO SHOW :: Jangling Sparrows Duo at The Grey Eagle @ The Grey Eagle
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE PATIO SHOW :: Jangling Sparrows Duo at The Grey Eagle

More info >> www.thegreyeagle.com/event/1865622/

Were super excited to be unveiling the new duo show. The Grey Eagle Patio is a perfect environment for you to see us debut.

A collaboration between Paul Edelman and Salt of the Earth (Steven Smith).
Marked by lush, omnipresent harmonies and interwoven guitars.

Plan on grabbing dinner at the Taquiria, which is outstanding, and a craft beer and your evening out is complete.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2281751302092944/

Adult League Volleyball @ Buncombe County Sports Park
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

***Registration is $25 per player until May 28 and includes an official tee with your team name. If any space is available after that date, registration is $35 and does not guarantee a tee.***

Soak up the summer sun every Tuesday on a soft, sandy volleyball court. Register as a free agent, group, or full team. Games are played June 18-August 13.

Play is 6 vs. 6 with rally scoring to 21. Each team will play two matches each week (consisting of 3 total sets each match) with each win and loss factoring into team standings. Games are scheduled at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 at Buncombe County Sports Park. You will receive a weekly schedule at the beginning of the season with play times listed.

Teams are:
🏐 Co-ed
🏐 Consist of at least 6 players (age 18+) with at least two female or two male players on the field at any time
🏐 Not required to have any previous adult volleyball experience
🏐 Not required to call lines (independent professional referees will be at each game)
🏐 Required to have fun and a “good sport” attitude

Interested in sponsoring the Adult Rec League? Sponsors get great perks like prominent logo placement on team tees, shoutouts on social media and press releases, complementary team registration, and more! For an affordable way to support the league and promote your business, email [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/396856131149416/?event_time_id=396856134482749

Adult League Volleyball @ Buncombe County Sports Park
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

***Registration is $25 per player until May 28 and includes an official tee with your team name. If any space is available after that date, registration is $35 and does not guarantee a tee.***

Soak up the summer sun every Tuesday on a soft, sandy volleyball court. Register as a free agent, group, or full team. Games are played June 18-August 13.

Play is 6 vs. 6 with rally scoring to 21. Each team will play two matches each week (consisting of 3 total sets each match) with each win and loss factoring into team standings. Games are scheduled at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 at Buncombe County Sports Park. You will receive a weekly schedule at the beginning of the season with play times listed.

Teams are:
🏐 Co-ed
🏐 Consist of at least 6 players (age 18+) with at least two female or two male players on the field at any time
🏐 Not required to have any previous adult volleyball experience
🏐 Not required to call lines (independent professional referees will be at each game)
🏐 Required to have fun and a “good sport” attitude

Interested in sponsoring the Adult Rec League? Sponsors get great perks like prominent logo placement on team tees, shoutouts on social media and press releases, complementary team registration, and more! For an affordable way to support the league and promote your business, email [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/396856131149416/

Asheville Community Hoop and Flow Arts Jam @ Asheville Hoops
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We are honored to host the Asheville Community Hoop and Flow Arts Jam in Pritchard Park, located in the heart of our beloved city.

This event began in 2008 and 2019 marks our 12th summer in the park! We are honored and thrilled to bring you this FREE event open to all ages and all levels of experience! Asheville Hoops provides jammin’ tunes, demo props for all to use and a positive event that promotes movement, creativity, dance and FUN!

Our Hoop Jam season typically runs from June-August and is a collaboration between the Asheville Downtown Association, the City of Asheville and Asheville Hoops! Many thanks to McGuire Wood & Bissette and all the supporters of this event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2133786883387092/

Indivisible Happy Hour! @ THE BLOCK off biltmore
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

* * * UPDATE * * * It’s Budget crunch time in the General Assembly, and the Republican-led majority is still trying to push through a budget WITHOUT Medicaid Expansion and WITHOUT adequate funding for public schools, while handing out another $800,000 in tax cuts for corporations. The Duke monopoly rate hike bill is also sneaking through committee and needs to be stopped. So bring your phone, plus a tablet or laptop if you like, and join us in a phone and email marathon! Action Sheets and talking points provided.
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By June 25th it will officially be summer, so we’re celebrating by turning the whole June meeting into Indivisible Happy Hour – an informal letter-writing drop-in.

Stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:00 for a drink and a chat. This is a chance to get together and talk about issues in Raleigh and DC, and also take some time to write to our reps or work on that next letter to the editor. Come catch up with activist friends, and share updates on other grassroots groups and upcoming events. As always, we’ll provide stationery and cards, plus Action Sheet summaries with key facts on high priority issues.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/666108857174489/

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales @ Visit Gatlinburg
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The walkable streets of Gatlinburg become a live stage during the city’s summer-long performance festival. Visitors are invited to encounter costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s along the Parkway.

Daily performances from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/352862205433672/?event_time_id=352862222100337

Yoga Class on Tuesdays @ Foothills Wellness Center
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where? Foothills Wellness Center, Inc. – Fitness Center
When? Tuesday & Thursday 6pm
Who? Mark Sawyer
Cost? $10.00/class, discounts available for advanced purchase of punch card with multiple classes
More information? 828-859-5004 or [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/338945186681233/?event_time_id=338945206681231