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
Aug 21 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
Aug 21 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/

Canasta at Opportunity House!
Aug 21 @ 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 Farmers Market
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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)

STREET DANCE @ Rhythm & Brews
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

STREET DANCE

Rhythm & Brews

every third Thursday through September at the Azalea Parking Lot at the corner of Third Ave and King St in downtown Hendersonville. Free.

Asheville Humane Society : Yappy Hour at Zia Taqueria
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Asheville Humane Society :

Yappy Hour at Zia Taqueria

Thursday, August 21, 2014

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Want to dine and drink to help local animals while mingling with other dog lovers in the area? Join us and Mix 96.5 for the last Yappy Hour of the season! A $5 donation per person will be matched by our partner restaurant to benefit Asheville Humane Society!  Zia Taqueria is located in West Asheville at 521 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806. Event generously sponsored by Prestige Subaru.

Asheville Humane Society

14 Forever Friend Lane

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 761-2001

http://www.ashevillehumane.org/asheville-humane-society.php

Montford Rec Center : Badminton
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Montford Rec Center : Badminton

Thursdays

530-8

Fridays

530-730

FREE!

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

Montford Rec Center : Indoor Climbing Wall
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Montford Rec Center : Indoor Climbing Wall

Mondays & Thursdays

530-8

Beginners to advanced $5 – 2 wall access.

Gear & group rental available

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 : Line Dancing Class
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Line Dancing Class

Thursdays

6-7p

Join us to learn line dances both new and old!

$1 per class

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

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center : Step Aerobics & Weights
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center  : Step Aerobics & Weights

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6-7

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

The Lobster Trap : Hank Bones
Aug 21 @ 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/

Hendersonville Little Theatre : The Little Shop of Horrors
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm


Hendersonville Little Theatre :

The Little Shop of Horrors

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Book by: Howard Ashman, Music & Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
 
Show Dates: August 15-17. 21-24, 28-31, 2014
Director: Heather Denton

What do you get when you add up an unlikely romantic duo, a sadistic dentist, a troupe of doo-wop girls, and a huge man-eating plant named Audrey 2?  The campy-classic musical The Little Shop of Horrors, that’s what!  An absolutely hilarious crowd-pleaser that will have you dancing away singing!

 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays:   7:30 p.m. (Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m.)

 

Sundays: 2:00 p.m. (Box Office Opens 1:00 p.m.)

1025 State St

Hendersonville, NC

28739

(828) 692-1082

http://hendersonvillelittletheater.org/

White Horse : AmiciMusic Presents A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PIANO part 5 featuring DANIEL WEISER
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse :

 AmiciMusic Presents  
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PIANO part 5
featuring
DANIEL WEISER

Thu Aug 21st  7:30pm
Tickets: 
$15 in advance/ $20 at the door  


THE ROMANTIC HEART! featuring great music by Chopin, Brahms, and Grieg.

 Hear great stories about their lives and terrific solo music performed by AmiciMusic’s Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

 

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

BLUES / SWING / R&B Dancing
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BLUES / SWING / R&B  Dancing

Blue Dawg Band

8-11pm Thursdays at Olive or Twist in downtown Asheville.

Blues, swing, R & B, & jump swing. No cover.

Flat Rock Playhouse : The Mystery of Irma Vep
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick and Horizon Heating and Air present:

The Mystery of Irma Vep

by Charles Ludlam

August 14 – September 14

Playhouse Downtown

In the tradition of the Greater Tuna series, two actors rush through a series of quick changes, accents and genders to bring you this fast-paced farce. Set on the dark moors in England’s Victorian era, this hilarious comedy was first staged by New York’s Theatre of The Ridiculous and stars Scott Treadway and Preston Dyar.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Flat Rock Playhouse : Miss Saigon
Aug 21 @ 8:00 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/

Pisgah Brewing Company : ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm

Pisgah Brewing Company :

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOODBig Blues Super-Group!!

Aug
21
Thu
Inside the Taproom

Door:8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Food Vendor: TBA

$12 in Advance, $15 Day of Show

Pisgah Brewing Company

150 Eastside Drive

Black Mountain, NC

28711

Phone 828.669.0190

http://www.pisgahbrewing.com