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.

Dec
18
Thu
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Dec 18 – Dec 19 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.

Dec
19
Fri
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Dec 19 – Dec 20 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.

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center : Pickleball
Dec 19 @ 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

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Senior Chair Exercise & Council on Aging
Dec 19 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Senior Chair Exercise & Council on Aging

Fridays

11:15 – 1:15

Provides seniors 65 & over the opportunity to increase mobility and strength through innovative chair exercises. Join us also for a healthy meal!

$1.50 donation

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

Montford Rec Center : Badminton
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 7:30 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

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Larke :: Friday Lounge Sessions in December
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

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ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

$5 at the door :: 7pm – 8:30pm Pamela Jones and her Band Larke will present a weekly Session in the Isis Lounge for three Fridays in December. Limited Tables are available with dinner reservation. Seating / Standing is otherwise available first come first serve. Call Isis at 828-575-2717 for reservations. Tickets are not available on-line. Come hear Pamela Jones’ newest band Larke and celebrate the release of their first EP!   Each week they will have a different special guest join them as they bring you brand new original tunes, mixed with a few of your favorite jazz standards.   Larke’s music ranges from folk to jazz, mixing in a bit neo soul and R&B.  Very exciting and fresh.

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party
LINE DANCEMonthly Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party 7-10pm at Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre, 991 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803. DJ: Jean Vick; Host: Denna Yockey. Light snacks and beverages provided. For more info send an email or call 828-274-8320.

Flat Rock Playhouse / Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Rug & Home presents:

Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas

December 11 – 14, 18 – 21

Playhouse Downtown

Originally released in 1973, A Motown Christmas featured performance by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. These unique arrangements of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” featured harmonies that epitomized the Motown sound. This amazing album will come to life at Playhouse Downtown with a group of singers that are guaranteed to bring some extra joy to your Christmas season.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Flat Rock Playhouse : A Christmas Carol
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Pardee Hospital presents:

A Christmas Carol

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

November 20 – December 21

The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage

The words of the Dickens classic come to life.  This new, adventurous interpretation of A Christmas Carol takes the famous story and infuses it with laughter, love and a brand new score that celebrates the holiday season. With over a dozen new songs and exciting new characters, this world premier is a Christmas event for the whole family.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Pisgah Brewing Company :Rumpke Mountain Boys
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Pisgah Brewing Company : Rumpke Mountain Boys

Dec
19
Fri
Inside the Taproom

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

$6 in Advance, $8 Day of Show

Pisgah Brewing Company

150 Eastside Drive

Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828)669.0190

http://www.pisgahbrewing.com

White Horse : Cabaret Jazz: Michael Jefry Stevens and Misty Daniels
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse :

 Cabaret Jazz: Michael Jefry Stevens and Misty Daniels
Friday, December 19
8:00pm
$15

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Russ Wilson “Have Yourself a Swinging Little Christmas”
Dec 19 @ 8:30 pm

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ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

$15 Advance / $18 Door General Admission :: A limited number of tables are available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations. There is also theater-style & balcony seating (stools) and standing available on a first come first serve basis. Doors 5pm, Show 8:30pm. Russ Wilson, North Carolina’s very own King Of Swing, will be presenting a fun, entertaining & swinging Christmas show entitled HAVE YOURSELF A SWINGIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS. This will be a Big Band Holiday Variety show which will feature: ~Russ Wilson And His Orchestra ~Wendy Jones ~Hank Bones ~The Mistletones (Acapella vocal group – Whitney Moore, Paula Hanke, Wendy Jones & Krista Tortora) and many other Special Guests. Russ will present all the Christmas favorites with a big band swing feel such as: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Man With The Bag, Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song and many others

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

The Odditorium : US Christmas, Bask, (Young) American Landscape
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Odditorium

The Odditorium :

US Christmas, Bask, (Young) American Landscape

December 19, 2014

9 PM // $5

The Odditorium

1045 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-9299

http://ashevilleodditorium.com/

The Orange Peel : Flosstradamus plus GTA & Curtis Williams w/ Two-9
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel : Flosstradamus plus GTA & Curtis Williams w/ Two-9

Flosstradamus
Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$25 advance / $30 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Dec
20
Sat
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Dec 20 – Dec 21 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.

Caldwell County Farmers Market
Dec 20 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caldwell County Farmers Market

AppalachiangrownWide variety of locally grown fresh fruits and produce in-season, eggs and goat cheese, baked goods and crafts.

Hours

Our market season is from May 3, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    6:00am — 12:00pm

120 Hospital Ave. NE

Lenoir, North Carolina

828-221-0223

Located at the Caldwell County main library in Lenoir.

Transylvania Farmers Market
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Transylvania Farmers Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 19 through December 20, 2014.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

498 AppalachiangrownThe Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Hours

Our market season is from April 19, 2014 to December 20, 2014.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Saturday Classical Brunch :: AmiciMusic presents The Woodsong Clarinet Choir of Western North Carolina
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am

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ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

$15 Advance / $15 Door 11:00AM Advance Tickets and Reservations can be secured by calling Isis at 828-575-2737. Tickets are not available on-line :: Reservations are Recommended. AmiciMusic’s Saturday Classical Brunch presents The Woodsong Clarinet Choir of Western North Carolina under the direction of Steve Loew.  The Choir features clarinets of all sizes and shapes played by the areas finest clarinetists. Be mesmerized by the sound that began in Brussels two hundred years ago and experience the immense range and organ-like tonality of the ensemble.  A stand-up Bass augments the ensemble with a deep pedal tone quality.  Have a great brunch for $7-11 and hear a wonderful concert for only $15.  All in the intimate setting of the upstairs room at Isis. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 828-575-2737.  Come with friends and enjoy a great brunch accompanied by beautiful music!

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Montford Rec Center : Table Tennis
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Montford Rec Center : Table Tennis

Saturdays

11-2

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

BILTMORE ESTATE : Santa in Antler Hill Village
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BILTMORE ESTATE : Visit Santa in Antler Hill Village

Saturdays & Sundays Until December 21st

Included with estate admission. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the Antler Hill Barn on Saturdays and Sundays. Santa will also make an appearance the Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s the classic Christmas moment you never outgrow, and one your children will talk about forever and ever.

Flat Rock Playhouse / Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Rug & Home presents:

Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas

December 11 – 14, 18 – 21

Playhouse Downtown

Originally released in 1973, A Motown Christmas featured performance by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. These unique arrangements of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” featured harmonies that epitomized the Motown sound. This amazing album will come to life at Playhouse Downtown with a group of singers that are guaranteed to bring some extra joy to your Christmas season.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Flat Rock Playhouse : A Christmas Carol
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Pardee Hospital presents:

A Christmas Carol

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

November 20 – December 21

The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage

The words of the Dickens classic come to life.  This new, adventurous interpretation of A Christmas Carol takes the famous story and infuses it with laughter, love and a brand new score that celebrates the holiday season. With over a dozen new songs and exciting new characters, this world premier is a Christmas event for the whole family.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Pisgah Brewing Company : Gaslight Street
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Pisgah Brewing Company :Gaslight Street

Dec
20
Sat
Inside the Taproom

Show:8:00 pm
Food Vendor: DOGS

Free Show

Pisgah Brewing Company

150 Eastside Drive

Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828)669.0190

http://www.pisgahbrewing.com

White Horse : Malcolm Holcombe
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse :

 Malcolm Holcombe
Saturday, December 20
8:00pm
$12 in advance/$15 door

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : The 3rd Annual Bluegrass Holiday Benefit with Town Mountain and Mandolin Orange
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

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ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

$20 Advance / $20 Door. General Admission Standing :: Some Balcony Seating Doors 5pm, Show 9pm. $20; 5PM door / 9pm show; raffle Town Mountain, New Belgium Brewing Co. and The Isis Present: The 3rd Annual Bluegrass Holiday Benefit with Special Guests Mandolin Orange. The Benefit is for the MANNA FoodBank & Funding America Through Entertainment (FATE). New Belgium Serves Up Several Special Beers With A Portion of Sales Being Donated and a portion for the tickets sales wil be donated as well

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Jack of the Wood : CANYON CREEK BLUEGRASS
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

Jack of the Wood :  CANYON CREEK BLUEGRASS

Jack of the Wood : THE GREENLINERS
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : THE GREENLINERS (FEATURING MEMBERS OF SANCTUM SULLY)

Saturday December 20th

9 p.m.$5

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

The Odditorium : Edhoculi
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

The Odditorium

The Odditorium :

Edhoculi

December 20, 2014

9 PM // $5

The Odditorium

1045 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-9299

http://ashevilleodditorium.com/

The Orange Peel : Rising Appalachia plus Climbing PoeTree
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel : Rising Appalachia plus Climbing PoeTree

risingapp
Show: 9pm
Doors: 8pm
$18 advance / $20 day of show

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

Dec
21
Sun
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Dec 21 – Dec 22 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.

BILTMORE ESTATE : Santa in Antler Hill Village
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BILTMORE ESTATE : Visit Santa in Antler Hill Village

Saturdays & Sundays Until December 21st

Included with estate admission. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bring the family to visit Santa at the Antler Hill Barn on Saturdays and Sundays. Santa will also make an appearance the Friday after Thanksgiving. It’s the classic Christmas moment you never outgrow, and one your children will talk about forever and ever.

Flat Rock Playhouse / Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Rug & Home presents:

Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas

December 11 – 14, 18 – 21

Playhouse Downtown

Originally released in 1973, A Motown Christmas featured performance by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. These unique arrangements of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” featured harmonies that epitomized the Motown sound. This amazing album will come to life at Playhouse Downtown with a group of singers that are guaranteed to bring some extra joy to your Christmas season.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

Flat Rock Playhouse : A Christmas Carol
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Pardee Hospital presents:

A Christmas Carol

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

November 20 – December 21

The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage

The words of the Dickens classic come to life.  This new, adventurous interpretation of A Christmas Carol takes the famous story and infuses it with laughter, love and a brand new score that celebrates the holiday season. With over a dozen new songs and exciting new characters, this world premier is a Christmas event for the whole family.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

UNCA Bulldogs : Men’s Basketball vs WesternCarolina
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

UNCA Bulldogs : Men’s Basketball vs WesternCarolina

Sun, Dec 21  Western Carolina Kimmel Arena   2:00 PM

 

University of NC Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

http://www.uncabulldogs.com/

The Orange Peel : Three Spirits: A multimedia performance of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

The Orange Peel : Three Spirits: A multimedia performance of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

threespirits
presented by Central, Skyland, and Trinity UMC

Show: 7pm
Doors: 6:30pm
$8 – $2 for kids under 12

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

The Odditorium : Wet Brain, Spliff
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm

The Odditorium

The Odditorium :

Wet Brain, Spliff

December 21, 2014

9 PM // $5

The Odditorium

1045 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-9299

http://ashevilleodditorium.com/

Dec
22
Mon
2014
Asheville Art Museum Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Dec 22 – Dec 23 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.

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