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.

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2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Jul 31 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 : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition
Jul 31 all-day



Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce that 12 artists have been selected to have their work exhibited in Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition, which opens April 25 in the Museum’s New Media Gallery and runs through August 31, 2014. In January of this year, the Museum announced an open call to North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee artists working in single channel, screen-based new media, including video art, experimental animation and time-based media. More than 50 submissions were received, of which 12 were chosen as finalists. The selections represent just a sampling of the broad variety of works that fall into this category of contemporary art.

 

The 12 selected artists are:

Heather Freeman, Charlotte, NC , Nathan Halverson, Columbia, SC, Pete Hurdle, Charlotte, NC, Peter Kusek, Asheville, NC, Mary Anna LaFratta, Cosby TN, Daniel Lowe, Asheville, NC, Frank McCauley, Sumter, SC, Anna Norton, Highlands, NC, Charmaine Ortiz, Carolina Beach, NC,Dawn Roe, Asheville, NC, Josh Yates, Charlotte, NC, Josh Zerangue, Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

The Museum’s New Media Gallery, which opened in 2012, provides an opportunity to spotlight artists who are working in New Media, including stop action and hand-drawn animation, narrative film, Glitch Art, sound, video and light installations, and other live programs connected via the Internet. In 2012, the Museum hosted its first new media juried exhibition, inviting local artists to participate in the Museum’s programming and introduce viewers to an innovative and interactive medium. With the mission of the New Media Gallery in mind, the Museum has decided to establish the juried exhibition as an annual event, providing regional artists a chance to exhibit in one of the only galleries of its kind in Western North Carolina.

 

A preview screening and reception for Prime Time will take place in conjunction with Moogfest on Friday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Museum’s upper theatre (advance registration is required). Following the opening, the New Media Gallery will offer daily screenings of the works by the 12 finalists. The videos are played in a loop that lasts for about one hour.

 

This exhibition was organized by the Asheville Art Museum, and co-curated by David Teng Olsen, New Media Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College; Benjamin Funke, New Media Artist and Visiting Professor of Art at Humboldt State University; and Candace Reilly, Asheville Art Museum. Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Moogfest.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum : Artist Sharon Louden Brings Community to the Asheville Art Museum
Jul 31 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Artist Sharon Louden Brings Community to the Asheville Art Museum

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On view July 19, 2014–Ongoing

The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to present the second work in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space—artist Sharon Louden’s innovative installation Community. This installation is a continued conversation based on a series of work that Louden started in 2013 that traces its path through installation, animation, painting and drawing. In each genre, her gestures create an implication of dance — movement and energy — transposed against the resistance of fixed squares and rectangles of color.

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Louden has taught for 20 years since graduating from Yale in 1991. Her teaching experience includes studio and professional practice classes for students of all levels in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Louden is also the editor of a peer reviewed book published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press entitled Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.

Community: Sharon Louden opens to the public on July 19. The exhibition is sponsored by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation. More information is available at www.ashevilleart.org.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

SummerVoice Music Camp
Jul 31 all-day
Mon July 28-Fri Aug 1, 2013: SummerVoice Music Camp
by Voices in the Laurel at First Baptist Church of Waynesville, NC.  ½ day and full day programs for rising 1st – 12th graders.   Registration now through Mon Jul 28th at www.voicesinthelaurel.org or call 828-734-9163.

Voices in the Laurel announces that registration is now open for SummerVoice Music Camp. The musical day camp which will take place July 28 – August 1, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Waynesville. SummerVoice is open to singers in all area counties who will be entering 1st – 12th grades in the fall.  They will be divided into age groups to participate in a variety of musical experiences. 1st and 2nd graders can enjoy the half day program from 8:45-12:30 ($85 for the week).  Rising 3rd – 12th graders will experience full days of musical fun from 9am to 4:30 pm ($145 for the week).

Campers will learn to sing with proper vocal technique and in two and three part harmony.  In addition, participants will select an instrument (piano, guitar, percussion, violin or a capella for the older kids).  Some choral numbers will include choreography.  The fun-filled week will end with a demonstration concert on Friday. The camp fee includes all music, snacks, professional instructors, a tee shirt…and 5 days of fun music-making!

Voices in the Laurel Summer will feature Martha Weathers Brown, founding Artistic Director of Voices in the Laurel and Anna Watson, piano instructor and accompanist for Voices in the Laurel.

Quotations from last year’s camp include:  “It is the best week of the summer…It’s awesome…I wish it was longer than a week!”   Space for SummerVoice is limited, so register online soon at www.voicesinthelaurel.org, or call 828-734-9163.

Voices in the Laurel is a Haywood county based non-profit performance choir for young people ranging from 1st grade through 12th grade from Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties under the direction of Martha Brown.  For more information, visit www.voicesinthelaurel.org.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone
Jul 31 all-day


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone

Gallery B, West Wing
April 4-  August 2, 2014

 

Heavily influenced by early Modern American Art of the 19th century, the motivation behind Ivan Fortushniak’s recent work is to convey the dire state of man and their need for what the Gospel offers. For more information about the artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1191.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts: Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention- Penland Resident Artists
Jul 31 all-day


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

 

Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention- Penland Resident Artists

Gallery A & Mayer Gallery, West Wing

April 4- August 2, 2014

 

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education, hosting workshops of all varieties. This exhibition will feature the work of the six artists currently in residence at Penland. For more information on this exhibition and artists, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1229.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

Anderson County Farmers Market
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Anderson County Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Anderson County Farmer’s Market showcases the best home grown products Anderson County has to offer. Specializing in local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, plants and so much more. The Market is open three days a week and host numerous special events.

PLEASE NOTE: Market ONLY open on SATURDAYS 10 am – 2 pm from May 3 – May 31, and from November 29 – December 20, 2013.

 

Hours

ASHEVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION Recreation Swim Club
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

ASHEVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION

Recreation Swim Club

 

This summer, the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department is offering two sessions of the Recreation Swim Club in introductory competitive swimming.  Designed for youth ages 8 to 14, each four-week Recreation Swim Club session will focus on the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle competitive strokes.  Children will work on endurance, kicking, turns, and stroke specific drills. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke to enter the program.  Session 1: June 10 through July 3, registration begins May 26.  Session 2: July 15 through August 7, registration begins June 30.  All classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Recreation Park Pool located at 65 Gashes Creek Road.  Cost for each program is $50 and City of Asheville residents receive a $25 discount.

 

Register online at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks or in person at Recreation Park Pool.  For more information about this and all of Asheville Parks and Recreation’s programs, visit www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, www.facebook.com/aprca, or call (828) 259-5800.

Opportunity House : Watercolor Painting
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Opportunity House : Watercolor Painting

This wonderful class will instruct students on an introductory level to the beautiful art of watercolor painting. Students will be taught various techniques for basic to intermediate watercolor painting. Meets for six weeks.                                                                                                                                                   Instructor: Linda Hendricks
Thursdays 9:30-12pm    Starts July 31st                        Cost:$70 members/$85 non-members

Opportunity House

1411 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28791

828-692-0575 phone

828-696-3546 fax

http://www.opportunityhouse.org

Canasta at Opportunity House!
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Opportunity House :


Come play Canasta at Opportunity House!

Opportunity House, a Non-profit Arts & Crafts Cultural Center
in Hendersonville is now forming a new Canasta card game group.

This group will meet on Thursdays from 1-4pm.

You must be a member which is $40 per person or $60
for a couple, for an entire year.

1411 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28791

828-692-0575 phone

828-696-3546 fax

http://www.opportunityhouse.org

Flat Rock Playhouse : Miss Saigon
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

First Citizens Bank presents:

Miss Saigon

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil

July 24 – August 24

The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage

Broadway’s international hit musical is based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. The story takes place during the upheaval of war in Viet Nam in the late 1960s and early 1970s and follows the lives of American GI—Chris, and the young, innocent, Vietnamese girl—Kim, during the turmoil and aftermath of this tumultuous era. The musical–by the creators of last season’s Les Miserables, won several Tony and Oliver Awards including two for its stars Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce. See this epic saga unfold on our stage this summer.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Flat Rock Farmers Market
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Flat Rock Farmers Market

482Now in our 8th year!!! The Flat Rock Farmer’s Market (formerly Tailgate Market) invites you to shop Historic Flat Rock!

All the local & organic fresh foods, baked goods seafood and meats of a Farmers Market …AND entertainment, wine tastings education and more !

Now in our 8th season, you will find fresh produce of the highest quality that is home grown predominantly by organic, chemical free and/or sustainable agricultural practices.

Also fresh seafood, grassfed beef, pork and lamb, handcrafted cheeses, artisan baked goods, free range chicken and eggs, local wine, fruits and berries, herbs, fresh cut and dried flowers, wild and cultivated mushrooms, jelly, jams and relishes, annual, perennial and native plants and more!

Come have fun and shop in Historic Flat Rock, Thursdays 3:00 -6:00 — rain or shine –Sponsored by the Flat Rock Merchants Association

Hours

Our market season is from April 17, 2014 to October 30, 2014.

  • Thursday
    3:00pm — 6:00pm
Oakley Farmers Market
Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oakley Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownShop local at Asheville’s most kid friendly market! Located behind Oakley United Methodist Church, our market runs alongside a community garden in a safe parking lot away from busy roads. Let kids run around safely through the garden and enjoy activities and story time every week! Enjoy live music while you shop for local organic produce, dairy, meat, eggs, baked goods, body care products, crafts and more!

Hours

Our market season is from May 8, 2014 to October 16, 2014.

  • Thursday
    3:30pm — 6:30pm
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Blowing Rock Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Blowing Rock Farmers market includes farm raised produce, meats, eggs, honey, plants, herbs, sweet baked goods, micro greens, flowers,starter plants, perennials, preserves, breads, pasta, and whole foods from local farms, growers, and whole food producers.

Avery County Farmers Market in Banner Elk
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Avery County Farmers Market in Banner Elk

AppalachiangrownThe Banner Elk Farmers Market is a cooperative of area farmers that produce freshly grown, organic and conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh bread, homemade jams, jellies, herbal products, crafts, maple syrup, fresh eggs, ornamentals, and seedlings.

Hours

Our market season is from April 2014 to October 2014.

  • Thursday
    5:00pm — 7:00pm
Banner Elk, North Carolina
828-733-8274

Every Thursday on Tate Lawn @ Lees-McRae College (Banner Elk)

Home Malaprop’s : WHERE’S WALDO LOCAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm

 

Home

Malaprop’s :

WHERE’S WALDO LOCAL EXTRAVAGANZA

07/31/2014 5:00 pm

Throughout the month of July we’ll be partnering with other local businesses in a Where’s Waldo Hunt. Today we’ll draw names of our winners and celebrate!

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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

 

http://www.malaprops.com

The Lobster Trap : Hank Bones
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Lobster Trap : Hank Bones

Thursdays at &p until December 18, 2014

The man of 1,000 songs.

The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-0505

http://thelobstertrap.biz/

Brevard Music Center Festival : Sweeney Todd
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

 

 

Brevard Music Center Festival : Sweeney Todd

July 31

7:30p

Brevard Music Center

349 Andante Ln

Brevard, NC 28712

828.862.2100

http://www.brevardmusic.org/

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre : Promises
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

 

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre :

Promises

by Joel Williams

Promises logo

July 16, 2014

Joseph, a 67-year-old man sets out on a journey to fulfill a request made by his dying mother and comes to understand the truth of his own personal history. Letters and artifacts that once belonged to his parents instigate flashback episodes that reveal complex relationships and secrets that were hidden from Joseph for most of his life. His father loved two women. One gave him life; the other raised him as her own. The play deals with love, loss, betrayal, reconciliation and promises both kept and broken.

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre

College St

Mars Hill, NC 28754

828-689-1384

http://sartplays.org/

West African Dancing @ YMI Cultural Center
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learning African Style Dancing

West African Dancing

Thursdays at 7:30

Admission is Free!

West African dance class with Nadirah Rahman, Artistic Director of La.Ney West African Dance & Percussion.

All ages and levels welcomed!

For more information, call Nadirah Rahman at (336) 908-0987.

Event preceded at 6:30 by West African Drumming.