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.

Sep
19
Fri
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Sep 19 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/

UNC Asheville Art Exhibition Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 19 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/.

Burke Co. Farmers Market at Valdese
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Burke Co. Farmers Market at Valdese

AppalachiangrownThe Valdese Farmers Market offers locally grown, harvested fresh produce along with fresh baked local goods. We also offer local honey, jams and jellies. Come visit us on Faet Street. Open Wednesday from 8am until noon and Fridays from 2-6 pm beginning May through October.

Hours

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

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
  • Friday
    2:00pm — 6:00pm

Faet Street

Valdese, North Carolina

828-879-2129
East Asheville Tailgate Market
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownFridays 3-6 pm. We offer our customers an array of fresh locally grown produce, plant starts, fresh eggs, pastured meats, delicious honey, jams and baked goods, as well as hand made crafts and jewelry. We are located in the Groce Methodist Church parking lot on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Our market season is from May 9, 2014 to September 26, 2014.

  • Friday
    3:00pm — 6:00pm
RiverLink hosts talk with Bill Jones o
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm

RiverLink hosts talk with Bill Jones of Carolina Native Nursery about Fall planting season

Bill Jones
RiverLink is pleased to announce another Friday afternoon salon talk featuring Bill Jones, founder and President of Carolina Native Nursery, L.L.C. Bill will share his expertise from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the RiverLink office at 170 Lyman Street in the River Arts District.
“Fall is the best time to native plant trees and shrubs,” Jones explains. “We will review a list of native trees and shrubs that you will be able to locate regionally. We will also review some online resources regarding native landscape design, as well as plants to attract butterflies and birds. We will end with as discussion on proper planting and care techniques to help insure your plants thrive.”
UNCA : Symphony Talk with Daniel Meyer
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm

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UNCA :

  • Symphony Talk with Daniel Meyer 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2014 – 15:003:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Reuter Center 102A The best way to enjoy the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks concerts is to come to the Symphony Talk for the inside scoop on the music, composers, and soloists. Come early to get a seat; this popular series is very well attended. Free and open to the public. Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s music director and conductor Daniel Meyer will speak about the performance for the next evening’s concert and local music aficionado Chip Kaufmann will speak about the composers. On September 19, 3 p.m.: Opening Night Celebrating 10 years with Maestro Meyer.

University of NC Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

https://www.unca.edu/

2014 Downtown After 5
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2014 Downtown After 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Asheville Downtown Association presents 26th season of Downtown After 5 Taking place the third Friday of the month from May through September from 5-9pm on North Lexington Avenue, Downtown After 5 is always free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.ashevilledowntown.org/2014-downtown-after-5
Avery County Farmers Market
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Avery County Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Avery County Farmers Market is an association of area farmers that produce organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, breads, raw honey, maple syrup, fresh eggs, potting plants, ornamentals, seedlings, and more.

 

Hours

Our market season is from April 18, 2013 to September 20, 2013.

  • Friday
    5:00pm — 7:00pm
Montford Rec Center : Badminton
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 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

Line and Pattern Partner Line Dance Party
Sep 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.

Montford Park Players : Coriolanus
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm


Montford Park Players : Coriolanus

August 29 – Sept 20

Friday – Sunday

730p

Hazel Robinson Theater

Montford Park Players

92 Gay St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.254.5146

http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

Flat Rock Playhouse : Music of James Bond
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Music of James Bond

September 11 – 21

The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage

“Goldfinger,” “Diamonds are Forever,” “You Only Live Twice,” “Live and Let Die,” “Skyfall,” and countless other iconic songs about the world’s favorite spy comes to life on the Playhouse Mainstage. From Paul McCartney to Shirley Bassey to Gladys Knight and Adele, the music of James Bond has been recorded by some of the greatest vocalists of our time and this one-of-a-kind show brings their greatest hits together in one world premiere tour-de-force concert.

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

The Grey Eagle : Ray Wylie Hubbard
Sep 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Grey Eagle :

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Sep 19 Fri
8pm doors. ALL AGES. Seated show. 9pm
$15 ADV / $18 day of show

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC

28801

http://thegreyeagle.com/

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Sep 20 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/

ASAPS FARM TOUR
Sep 20 all-day

ASAPS FARM TOUR

Just what is the Farm Tour? On September 20-21, 2014, the gates and barns of WNC farms open to the public—even those farms that don’t normally allow visitors. Our self-guided driving tour is a chance to learn how food grows, taste farm-fresh treats, hang out with farm animals, and meet the community’s food producers. The tour features 37 farms in 7 counties of Western North Carolina.

BUY YOUR 2014 FARM TOUR PASS HERE!

Every year over 2,000 visitors participate in ASAP’s Farm Tour Weekend connecting people firsthand with the producers who grow their food.  Connecting farmers and consumers is a key goal of ASAP’s mission and helps us build a stronger local food system.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2014 (1-6 pm).

How does it work?
Purchase your Farm Tour pass online or from a participating vendor. One pass admits everyone in your car, so bring your friends and family with you! What do you need to prepare? Check out our tips for the tour to make the most out of your Farm Tour Weekend!

2014 Participating Farms

Meet the 37 farms on ASAP’s 2014 Farm Tour. From vegetable and meat farms to vineyards and creameries, our participating farms offer exciting and educational experiences for visitors of all ages and interests.  All 37 farms on the tour are Appalachian Grown certified by ASAP. Learn more about Appalachian Grown.

Click on a star on the map below to learn more about the farms in each cluster, or use the links provided below the map.

East Buncombe Cluster   |   Fairview Cluster   |   Henderson Cluster   |   Leicester Cluster   |   Leicester / Sandy Mush Cluster   |   Madison Cluster   |   North Buncombe Cluster   |   Old Fort / Lake Lure Cluster   |   West Cluster   |   Yancey Cluster

Chimney Rock Park : 6th Annual Flock to the Rock
Sep 20 all-day


Chimney Rock Park :

6th Annual Flock to the Rock
Dates: Sep 20th – Sep 21st
Time: TBA
Cost: No additional cost with paid Park admission
The region’s premier fall migration birding event is held at Chimney Rock, an official site on the NC Birding Trail. It features live Birds of Prey programs with a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl, bird walks led by local experts, workshops like bird photography and hummingbirds, plus family nature walks and owl pellet dissection for kids. 

Chimney Rock is home to 130+ species of birds throughout the year, including warblers, vireos, tanagers, woodpeckers, thrushes, owls and birds of prey, including the Peregrine Falcon. This prime birding weekend coincides with the annual hawk migration when dozens, sometimes hundreds, of hawks can be seen on their flight south. Learn more about birding at Chimney Rock.

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 20 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/.

UNCA Bulldogs Cross Country Cross Country Carnival
Sep 20 all-day

UNCA Bulldogs Cross Country Cross Country Carnival

Sat, Sep 20  CC  Asheville, N.C.  TBA

University of North Carolina Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

http://www.unca.edu/

WNC AG Center : WNC Hunter Schooling Circuit
Sep 20 all-day

WNC AG Center :

WNC Hunter Schooling Circuit MCGOUGH OPEN RING 9/20/2014 9/20/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Caldwell County Farmers Market
Sep 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.