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.

Jul
28
Mon
2014
Malaprop’s : BOOKTOPIA Celebration of Authors – Open to the Public
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm

Malaprop’s :

BOOKTOPIA Celebration of Authors – Open to the Public

08/23/2014 6:30 pm
08/23/2014 9:00 pm

Hang out with Booktopia authors and Malaprop’s booksellers at this celebration of bookishness! The featured authors are Krista Bremer (My Accidental Jihad), Wiley Cash (This Dark Road to Mercy and A Land More Kind Than Home), Kim Church (Byrd), Denise Kiernan (The Girls of Atomic City and others), Ariel Lawhon (The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress), E. Lockhart (We Were Liars and others), and Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena). Booktopia is a confluence of authors and readers held in three cities each year, each time partnering with a local independent bookstore. It was started by Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness to bring together followers of their podcast, Books on the Nightstand. This is the only Asheville Booktopia event that is open to the public. We hope to see you here!

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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

http://www.malaprops.com

Jul
29
Tue
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Jul 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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.

Third Annual Physical Education Symposium at UNC Asheville
Jul 29 all-day

Third Annual Physical Education Symposium at UNC Asheville Emphasizes Social Media

Finding creative ways to use social media in physical education will be a leading theme when the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville hosts the third annual National Physical Education (PE) Institute, July 28-30.

Each year, hundreds of physical education teachers from K-12 schools all over the country and abroad have attended the institute, which takes place at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. With a mission to provide schools and school districts with tools, resources and practical approaches for “Linking Curriculum to Assessment,” this year’s National PE Institute will have a significant emphasis on social media in physical education.

UNC Asheville mass communication students Molly Smithson and Emma Anderson and Assistant Professor Sonya DiPalma will facilitate social media learning sessions with attendees at the institute’s first ever “Blog Nest,” and will present on utilizing social media to increase PE teachers’ visibility. During the institute, participants and the public will also converse via Twitter about ways to improve physical education; follow #PEInstitute14 to join in the conversation.

Keynote presenters at the 2014 National PE Institute will include:

  • Joey Feith, physical educator from Montreal, Canada, self-described social media geek and creator of ThePhysicalEducator.com,
  • Jean Blaydes Moize, founder of Action Based Learning, which combines neuroscience with teacher-friendly, kid-approved strategies for learning through movement,
  • Bob Pangrazi, professor emeritus at Arizona State University and author of books on dynamic physical education for elementary and secondary schools,
  • Guest speaker Shannon Miller, winner of seven Olympic medals in gymnastics and president of the Shannon Miller Foundation, dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

“We believe that in order for us to be the best, we must learn from the best,” said Artie Kamiya, National PE Institute director, and president/founder of theGreat Activities Publishing Company. “To this end, we are dedicated to assisting the many teachers, administrators, presenters, and keynoters who gather in Asheville each year.”

For the first time, NCCHW has awarded 16 physical education teachers from K-12 schools in North Carolina with fellowships to the National PE Institute. These NCCHW Fellows will facilitate social media throughout their institute experience and come away from the institute with training to incorporate social media in their schools’ physical education programs.

“We have a great cross-section of administrators and teachers throughout North Carolina for the NCCHW Fellows program. There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm about expanding their use of social media in their teaching,” said NCCHW Executive Director David Gardner. “My hope is that they will share that enthusiasm and excitement with other participants so that this whole movement toward social media in physical education really begins to grow throughout the profession.”

For more information, visit nationalpe.com or ncchw.unca.edu.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone
Jul 29 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 29 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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.

iPhoto Basics (for Mac) at Charlotte Street Computers
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

iPhoto Basics (for Mac) at

Charlotte Street Computers

 

First Tuesday of every month: 9:30 AM

Exploring iPhoto, the Mac.s built in photo manager including:

Importing and Exporting Photos; Events, Faces, and Places; Folders & Albums; Basic Photo Editing; Time Machine Backup

 

Charlotte Street Computers

Since 2002, Charlotte Street Computers has been providing Mac and PC repair to the wonderful people of Asheville and the greater Buncombe County area.  Some of the services we offer our customers include hardware repairs and upgrades, software installation and updating, tutoring, virus and spyware removal, data backup and recovery, and remote assistance.

 

Opportunity House : Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Opportunity House : Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace 

NEW!!!!
This program activates all 5 functions of the brain and addresses the 21 primary physical skills necessary for lifelong optimal function. It is all done sitting down in a chair! Meets for eight weeks. This class is on-going, you may sign up at any time.
                                                                                                            Instructor: Denise Medved
Starts: Tuesdays, 2-2:45pm & Fridays, 10-10:45 am
Cost: Silver Sneakers programs are covered in most cases for adults over 65 by their Medicare Supplement Insurance. We ask that you be a current member of Opportunity House. All others there is a $10 per class fee.

Opportunity House

1411 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28791

828-692-0575 phone

828-696-3546 fax

http://www.opportunityhouse.org

Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownLocal grower market in the municipal parking lot with easy, accessible parking. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, hormone-free meats, plants, flowers, soaps, goat cheese, and baked goods.

Hours

Our market season is from May 13, 2014 to December 16, 2014.

  • Tuesday
    3:00pm — 6:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am — 12:00pm
Opportunity House : Pottery Studio Time
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 


Opportunity House : Pottery Studio Time

Opportunity House, an Arts & Crafts Cultural Center in Hendersonville, NC is very proud to announce that we will now be extending our Pottery Studio Time.
Are you a potter or do you know someone that is? This is  the perfect “opportunity” to get your hands back into clay without the need of an instructor. Our facility has the perfect, fully equipped pottery room for those artists who enjoy working on the potter’s wheel or doing coil and free style pottery work.
We are now offering Pottery Studio Time Mondays, 1-8:30 pm and Tuesdays, 5-8:30 pm, along with Wednesdays 1-4pm.
You must be a member of Opportunity House which costs $40.00 a year for a single person, or $60.00 a year for a couple. You then pay $40.00 per month for Pottery Studio Time. This includes the use of of the potters wheels, a slab roller, texturing tools, trimming tools, clay, glazes and kiln firing.
We also offer an evening Pottery class for those of you that are interested in learning techniques in clay which meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm. The cost for this class is $120.00 for members and $140.00 for non-members.
This class is perfect for all ages so bring the family or a friend!

Feel free to stop in Opportunity House to check out our Pottery Room or call 828-692-0575 for more information.

Opportunity House

1411 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28791

828-692-0575 phone

828-696-3546 fax

http://www.opportunityhouse.org

Opportunity House : Beginner’s Pistol Shooting Class
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opportunity House : Beginner’s Pistol Shooting Class

This class is the NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation Class. It  is for beginner shooters and covers safety, pistol operation and marksmanship skills. Tuesday’s class is 3 hours of classroom instruction at Opportunity House. Wednesday’s class is a 1 hour range session at Rex’s Indoor Range. No prior experience needed. Guns and ammunition are available for an additional fee.

 Limit of six students per class.
                                                            
Instructor: Ed Majzlik
Monday, July 28th, 6-9 pm at Opportunity House
Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members
Tuesday, July 29th, 6-8pm at
Rex’s Indoor Range
This fee includes the range fee

Monday, September 29th, 6-9pm at Opportunity House
Tuesday, September 30th, 6-8pm at Rex’s Indoor Range

Opportunity House

1411 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28791

828-692-0575 phone

828-696-3546 fax

http://www.opportunityhouse.org

Opportunity House : Pottery-Hand Building in Clay
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opportunity House : Pottery-Hand Building in Clay

This course will cover techniques that include making a pinch pot, coil construction, throwing objects on the
potter’s wheel, glazing techniques with a bonus of making handles for pottery pieces. Supplies for the class are
included; clay, glazes, trimming tools, texturing tools, slab rollers, extruders and kilns. An extensive library of
resources and instructional books are also available. Meets for 8 weeks.         Instructor: Patrick Briggs

Tuesdays, 6-9 pm                                                                      This class is ongoing, you may sign up at anytime
                                                                                       Cost: $120 members/$140 non-members

Opportunity House

1411 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28791

828-692-0575 phone

828-696-3546 fax

http://www.opportunityhouse.org

Asheville Tourists vs The Charleston Riverdogs
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm


Asheville Tourists vs The Charleston Riverdogs

July 28th & 29th

705p

 

McCormick Field Stadium

30 Buchanan Place

Asheville, NC 28801

828.258.0428

http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t573

Building Bridges of Asheville
Jul 29 @ 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.

Home Malaprop’s : BILL MORRIS presents his novel MOTOR CITY BURNING
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

 

Home

Malaprop’s :

BILL MORRIS presents his novel MOTOR CITY BURNING

07/29/2014 7:00 pm

From the critically-acclaimed author of Motor City and All Souls’ Day, Motor City Burning is a hard-boiled thriller that touches on the SNCC, the race riots in 1968 Detroit, and all the swirling cultural and political conflict of that era. Of Motor City Burning, Nelson DeMille, author of dozens of beloved crime novels, says: “A wonderfully atmospheric novel that captures time and place, an illumination of a pivotal point in history. Bill Morris is an exceptionally gifted and savvy writer. The comparison to Graham Greene is fully merited.” A native of Detroit, Morris’s work has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, L.A. Weekly, and Popular Mechanics among others.

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

55 Haywood Street

Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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

 

http://www.malaprops.com

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre : Promises
Jul 29 @ 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/