Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

September – October 2014

Sep
30
Tue
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Sep 30 all-day


Asheville Art Museum :

Farm to Table: American Silver

HANK – elegant ewer with inscription

May 31 – October 5, 2014

Farm to Table: American Silver highlights different but inter-connected uses of American silver – agricultural awards and table service – as they progressed over the last 150 years. Farm to Table and associated programs will enable visitors to experience the farms and tables of the region as they reflect the stylistic changes of each era. Farm to Table brings new meaning to the “art of eating,” treating audiences to an intimate experience of handmade American silver objects celebrating our food and farms and appearing on our tables through modern times.

The exhibition will feature a variety of forms and objects representative of agricultural presentation silver and fine table settings, including silverware, hollowware and serving pieces. For example, the agricultural silver component will feature medals, trophies and engraved hollowware. Silverware for the table will span from Francis I to contemporary designs. Table settings and serving pieces will exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Craft styles.

Public Programs

The Museum has planned a series of public programs that contribute to the interpretation of the Farm to Table: American Silver exhibition. Educational programs will include a series of four cooking classes led by celebrated local chefs; a Dinner & A Movie event featuring a farm-to-table style dinner; engaging lectures by exhibition curators and silver collectors; and a special opening event aimed at attracting diverse audiences to the Museum. Check back for specific programming dates.


Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

 

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Sep 30 all-day

Asheville Art Museum
Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home

Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Mary Frank: Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a reception and gallery talk on Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home. The exhibition, which runs from September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015, presents a broad survey of Frank’s work from across her long and accomplished career. The Museum is thrilled that Mary Frank will be in the gallery to give a talk as part of the opening reception.

Over the course of her career, Mary Frank has worked in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, suggesting that her primary loyalty is not to a particular way of working or to any medium, but rather to the power of direct expression and to the act of creation itself. All of this work demonstrates her use of the intuitions and improvisations that arise naturally during the creative process.

Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933 and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In the early 1950s she began carving wood sculpture, and briefly studied with Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. In 1969, she worked on large multi-part, figurative clay sculptures, drawings and monoprints, which remained the major focus of her work throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. In the 1990s, she turned to painting as her primary medium. Frank has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions over the years, including a retrospective exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings organized by the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY in 1978. Her work is in the permanent collections of several institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Art Gallery.

About the Asheville Art Museum

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at www.ashevilleart.org.

Chimney Rock Park : Take a Child Outside Programs & Hikes
Sep 30 all-day


Chimney Rock Park :

Take a Child Outside Programs & Hikes Daily Sept. 24-30
Dates: Sep 24th – Sep 30th
Time: Varies per event
Cost: Included with Park admission; programs that start at the Old Rock and Rumbling Bald are free!
Take a Child Outside Week is a national movement started in NC that features special ranger-led programs at N.C. state parks. Fun hikes and nature education programs introduce children and families to the outdoors and healthy activities. Activities offered daily and open to the public. Check out our special family programs on Sept. 27-28. Check back in Sept. for a complete schedule. 

Learn about our TaCO educational programs for youth students Sept. 24-30.

Chimney Rock Park

431 Main St

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-9611

http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

UNC Asheville Art Exhibition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 30 all-day

UNC Asheville Art Exhibition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Works by Latino artists in Western North Carolina will be on view at UNC Asheville as the university celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public in the adjoining galleries in Highsmith University Union: the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery and the Intercultural Center Gallery. A public reception with the artists will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the galleries.

Victor Palomino, a native of Colombia who has worked as an artist and journalist in North Carolina for more than a decade, will display his works in wire sculpture, mixed media and ink in the Intercultural Center. Sandra Garcia will also display the Kaleidocycle, a project that documents the lives and journeys of immigrants in Western North Carolina.

In the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, works in a variety of media will be on view by Luis Martinez Cruz and Victor H. Verde of Mexico, Chris Corral of Texas, and Gustavo Villota of Ecuador. The exhibition will also include Mi Historia, stories of the lives of Latinos in Western North Carolina that have been collected at prior exhibits.

UNC Asheville’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and the student organization HOLA (Hispan@s Orgullos@s en las Americas) are joining to present the university’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, which include discussions, videos, food events, fairs and parties for students, and this art exhibition.

For more information, visit https://msp.unca.edu/.

Building Bridges of Asheville
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Building Bridges of Asheville

TUESDAYS

7-9pm 

Building Bridges of Asheville will feature speakers and films on topics relating to race relations. Held at First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St.

$30 with discounts for public school teachers.

Info and registration: buildingbridges-ashevillenc.org

or

777-4585.

The Grey Eagle : Pomplamoose
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm

The Grey Eagle :

Pomplamoose featured image
Sep 30 Tue
7pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only. 8pm
$14 ADV / $16 day o

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC

28801

http://thegreyeagle.com/

Oct
1
Wed
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Oct 1 all-day


Asheville Art Museum :

Farm to Table: American Silver

HANK – elegant ewer with inscription

May 31 – October 5, 2014

Farm to Table: American Silver highlights different but inter-connected uses of American silver – agricultural awards and table service – as they progressed over the last 150 years. Farm to Table and associated programs will enable visitors to experience the farms and tables of the region as they reflect the stylistic changes of each era. Farm to Table brings new meaning to the “art of eating,” treating audiences to an intimate experience of handmade American silver objects celebrating our food and farms and appearing on our tables through modern times.

The exhibition will feature a variety of forms and objects representative of agricultural presentation silver and fine table settings, including silverware, hollowware and serving pieces. For example, the agricultural silver component will feature medals, trophies and engraved hollowware. Silverware for the table will span from Francis I to contemporary designs. Table settings and serving pieces will exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Craft styles.

Public Programs

The Museum has planned a series of public programs that contribute to the interpretation of the Farm to Table: American Silver exhibition. Educational programs will include a series of four cooking classes led by celebrated local chefs; a Dinner & A Movie event featuring a farm-to-table style dinner; engaging lectures by exhibition curators and silver collectors; and a special opening event aimed at attracting diverse audiences to the Museum. Check back for specific programming dates.


Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

 

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Oct 1 all-day

Asheville Art Museum
Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home

Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Mary Frank: Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015

ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a reception and gallery talk on Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home. The exhibition, which runs from September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015, presents a broad survey of Frank’s work from across her long and accomplished career. The Museum is thrilled that Mary Frank will be in the gallery to give a talk as part of the opening reception.

Over the course of her career, Mary Frank has worked in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, suggesting that her primary loyalty is not to a particular way of working or to any medium, but rather to the power of direct expression and to the act of creation itself. All of this work demonstrates her use of the intuitions and improvisations that arise naturally during the creative process.

Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933 and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In the early 1950s she began carving wood sculpture, and briefly studied with Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. In 1969, she worked on large multi-part, figurative clay sculptures, drawings and monoprints, which remained the major focus of her work throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. In the 1990s, she turned to painting as her primary medium. Frank has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions over the years, including a retrospective exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings organized by the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY in 1978. Her work is in the permanent collections of several institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Art Gallery.

About the Asheville Art Museum

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at www.ashevilleart.org.

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze
Oct 1 all-day

Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze

September and October: OPEN 7 days a week from 9-6
Admission: $7/person, 2 and under FREE
$1 off weekdays
Group Rate (15 or more): $6/person

Our 2014 Fall Season Runs Aug 30 – Nov 2

Hay Rides, Horse Rides, Kiddie Carts:
All rides Sat + Sun ONLY, 11-4 pm
Kiddie Carts + Hay Rides: $3/ea, Horse Rides: $7/ea

kids on horses

Hay Rides, Kiddie Cart, and Horse Rides: Hay rides and horse rides are offered Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 – 4. Tickets for these activities must be purchased in addition to the regular admission charge.

kid in corn maze

Corn Maze: Perfect for families with young children, our corn maze is fun and educational. Answer our maze questions correctly and find your way out in a breeze, however wrong answers may lead you astray…

5 Sugar Hollow Road

Fairview, NC 28730

http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com/farm-activities-hickory-nut-gap-farm.php#fall

UNC Asheville Art Exhibition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct 1 all-day

UNC Asheville Art Exhibition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Works by Latino artists in Western North Carolina will be on view at UNC Asheville as the university celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public in the adjoining galleries in Highsmith University Union: the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery and the Intercultural Center Gallery. A public reception with the artists will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the galleries.

Victor Palomino, a native of Colombia who has worked as an artist and journalist in North Carolina for more than a decade, will display his works in wire sculpture, mixed media and ink in the Intercultural Center. Sandra Garcia will also display the Kaleidocycle, a project that documents the lives and journeys of immigrants in Western North Carolina.

In the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, works in a variety of media will be on view by Luis Martinez Cruz and Victor H. Verde of Mexico, Chris Corral of Texas, and Gustavo Villota of Ecuador. The exhibition will also include Mi Historia, stories of the lives of Latinos in Western North Carolina that have been collected at prior exhibits.

UNC Asheville’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and the student organization HOLA (Hispan@s Orgullos@s en las Americas) are joining to present the university’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, which include discussions, videos, food events, fairs and parties for students, and this art exhibition.

For more information, visit https://msp.unca.edu/.

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

1209 AppalachiangrownHaywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, mid-Aril thru mid-December. Winter market functions the beginning of November through mid-December, 9 a.m. until Noon. (Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken, quail, duck), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, and birdhouses, feeders, and other items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Kid’s Market teaches youngsters where their food originates, offers market activities, and promotes healthy food habits.

For information, call Elizabeth Ure, Market Manager, at 828-550-4774.

Hours

Our market season is from April 26, 2014 to December 14, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Brasstown’s Farmers Market
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brasstown’s Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownLocal produce, organic chicken, eggs. Open the last Wednesday in May thru the last Wednesday in October. 9 am to 1 pm. Located on Old Hwy. 64 in Brasstown, NC.

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center : Pickleball
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center  : Pickleball

M/W/F

9-11

Monday nights

6-9

Fun game that combines tennis, ping pong & badminton.

FREE!

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center

30 George Washington Carver Rd.

Asheville, NC, 28801

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Portals/0/city-documents/parks/pdf/stephens-lee_programs.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,-79,1230

Malaprop’s : AUTISM Book Club discusses MOZART AND THE WHALE
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Malaprop’s :

AUTISM Book Club discusses MOZART AND THE WHALE

10/01/2014 1:00 pm
10/01/2014 2:00 pm

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

http://www.malaprops.com

Montford Farmers Market
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Montford Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownCome shop this wonderful mid-week market for the best selection of local fruits & vegetables, breads & pastries, flowers & plants, meats, cheeses & eggs. Handcrafted soaps & bath salts, chocolates & cheesecakes, as well as jewelry and photography. Live music, food trucks & kid market activities weekly.

Hours

Our market season is from April 23, 2014 to November 26, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    2:00pm — 6:00pm
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Oct 1 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownWednesdays 2:30-6:30pm. We offer a great selection of fresh, locally grown produce, farm-raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and eggs, farmstead, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, seafood, eclectic handmade goodies ( dog treats, jewelry, hand knitted creations, etc.),and garden and landscaping plants. Open April-October. We now have vendors inside the community center as well as outside in the parking lot. Visit our website for weekly market updates: www.weavervilletailgate.org.

Hours

Our market season is from April 9, 2014 to October 29, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    2:30pm — 6:30pm
Free Admission Wednesday at The Asheville Art Museum
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free Admission Wednesday at

The Asheville Art Museum

 

The Asheville Art Museum offers visitors free admission, including North and East Wing galleries, and the Art PLAYce for Children, on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month from 3:00 . 5:00 p.m.

See a list of current exhibitions here.

Also note, the Museum.s Shop (online storefront here), Biltmore Gallery, Holden Community Gallery and atrium art installations are all open to the public free of charge everyday!

 

Asheville Art Museum
828-253-3227
2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC, 28801
UNCA Bulldogs : Men’s Soccer vs Radford
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm

UNCA Bulldogs : Men’s Soccer vs Radford

Wed, Oct 01  Radford * Greenwood Field   5 p.m

 

University of NC Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

http://www.uncabulldogs.com/

Montford Rec Center : Community Adult Basketball
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Montford Rec Center : Community Adult Basketball

Wednesdays

530 -8

Staff run half court pickup games. Free shooting on other half of court

$1

Montford Rec Center

34 Pearson Dr

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 253-3714

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Portals/0/city-documents/parks/pdf/montford_adult.05.15.14.pdf

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Book Club
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Book Club

Wednesdays

6-7:30

Share a moment of company, laughter, fun & excitement while enchanting interesting viewpoints to a variety of enchanting books by different authors. Books will be obtained by participants.

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center

121 SHIloh Rd.

Asheville, NC. 28803

(828) 274-7739

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Portals/0/city-documents/parks/shiloh_adult_06-25-14.pdf