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
17
Wed
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Sep 17 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 17 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/.

Ashe County Farmers Market
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ashe County Farmers Market

497 AppalachiangrownAshe County Farmers Market is one of the few markets left in the country where all of the products are grown and made by local farmers and artisans. LOCAL FOOD. Shop for farm fresh eggs, fruit, honey & molasses, produce, fruit, fresh breads, cakes and pies, jams and relishes, and farm raised meats. ARTISAN QUALITY CRAFTS. From lye soap made the old fashioned way to functional pottery, the crafts at the Ashe Market are high quality and uphold our rich Appalachian Heritage. You will find blacksmith forged iron work, wood carving, pottery, soap, candles, fine art, photography, fiber arts and floral arrangements. Sat. morning market is open April-October from 8 am-1 pm. The Wed. morning market is open July-Sept. from 8am-1pm. Holiday Markets will be held Nov. 22, 29 & Dec. 6, 2014 from 10am-2pm.

Hours

Our market season is from April 2014 to October 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 1:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 1:00pm
Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

1209 AppalachiangrownHaywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, mid-Aril thru mid-December. Winter market functions the beginning of November through mid-December, 9 a.m. until Noon. (Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken, quail, duck), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, and birdhouses, feeders, and other items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Kid’s Market teaches youngsters where their food originates, offers market activities, and promotes healthy food habits.

For information, call Elizabeth Ure, Market Manager, at 828-550-4774.

Hours

Our market season is from April 26, 2014 to December 14, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:00am — 12:00pm
Brasstown’s Farmers Market
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brasstown’s Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownLocal produce, organic chicken, eggs. Open the last Wednesday in May thru the last Wednesday in October. 9 am to 1 pm. Located on Old Hwy. 64 in Brasstown, NC.

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center : Pickleball
Sep 17 @ 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

Chimney Rock Park : Wild Mushroom Walks
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am


Chimney Rock Park :

Wild Mushroom Walks
Dates: Sep 5th, Sep 19th
Time: 10-11am
Cost: No additional cost with paid Park admission
You’ll be amazed at the variety of fascinating fungi growing along the Park’s trails. Whet your appetite on this guided hike as we identify and learn about a dozen or so of the most common mushrooms of more than 1,000 species that could be growing in Western N.C. Led by Karen Johnson, member of State Parks and the Asheville Mushroom Club. Limit first 15 people; meet at Grady’s Den.Important: Collecting or removing mushrooms and plants from Chimney Rock and all N.C. State Parks is NOT allowed without a permit.

Chimney Rock Park

431 Main St

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

(828) 625-9611

http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/

HARVEST HOUSE TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

HARVEST HOUSE TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

September 16-18, 2014

The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Harvest House Recreation Center located at 205 Kenilworth Road.  The open house celebration will be September 16 – 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day featuring dance and musical performances, craft exhibits, a historical perspective, and much more.  Come celebrate Harvest House’s 50 years of active, artistic, and social experiences for adults of all ages.

For more information about this and all Asheville Parks and Recreation programs, visit www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, www.facebook.com/aprca, or by phone at (828) 259-5800.

South Asheville City Market
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Asheville City Market

Asheville City Market

https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleCityMarket

French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThis market has been a Wednesday afternoon institution in downtown Asheville for 12 years! Offering produce, breads, flowers, meats, and cheeses. Mushrooms and Cakes. Prepared foods also.

Hours

Our market season is from April 2, 2014 to November 26, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    2:00pm — 6:00pm
Montford Farmers Market
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Montford Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownCome shop this wonderful mid-week market for the best selection of local fruits & vegetables, breads & pastries, flowers & plants, meats, cheeses & eggs. Handcrafted soaps & bath salts, chocolates & cheesecakes, as well as jewelry and photography. Live music, food trucks & kid market activities weekly.

Hours

Our market season is from April 23, 2014 to November 26, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    2:00pm — 6:00pm
Spruce Pine Farmers Market
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Spruce Pine Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownWe have vendors from Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. Organic and naturally grown produce, fresh eggs, artisan breads, baked goods, honey, jams, goat cheeses, mushrooms, fresh pork, grassfed beef, pasture-raised chicken, artisan crafts, handmade baskets, herbal bath products, birdhouses, herbal salves and more can all be found at our market.

Hours

Our market season is from May 7, 2014 to October 29, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    2:00pm — 5:00pm
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Weaverville Tailgate Market

Listing AppalachiangrownWednesdays 2:30-6:30pm. We offer a great selection of fresh, locally grown produce, farm-raised beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and eggs, farmstead, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, seafood, eclectic handmade goodies ( dog treats, jewelry, hand knitted creations, etc.),and garden and landscaping plants. Open April-October. We now have vendors inside the community center as well as outside in the parking lot. Visit our website for weekly market updates: www.weavervilletailgate.org.

Hours

Our market season is from April 9, 2014 to October 29, 2014.

  • Wednesday
    2:30pm — 6:30pm
Montford Rec Center : Community Adult Basketball
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Montford Rec Center : Community Adult Basketball

Wednesdays

530 -8

Staff run half court pickup games. Free shooting on other half of court

$1

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 : Book Club
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Book Club

Wednesdays

6-7:30

Share a moment of company, laughter, fun & excitement while enchanting interesting viewpoints to a variety of enchanting books by different authors. Books will be obtained by participants.

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 : Break Dance Class
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stephens-Lee Recreation Center  : Break Dance Class

Every Wednesday 6p-8p

All ages welcome.

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

UNCA : LSAT class
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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UNCA :

  • LSAT class 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 18:006:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Owen Hall 203 – SMART Classroom (tiered) The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is a standardized multiple choice exam given four times a year and is required for admission to all 196 LSAC (Law School Admission Council) member law schools. The $450 registration fee includes textbooks, practice tests, and a CD. There is an additional $15 for registrations received less than 5 working days prior to the first class session.

University of NC Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

https://www.unca.edu/

UNCA : Documentary: “Who Killed The Electric Car?”
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

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UNCA : Documentary: “Who Killed The Electric Car?” 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 18:30

6:30 PM to 10:00 PM – Rhoades/Robinson Hall 125 – SMART Lecture Hall National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, 2014, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. FREE and open to the public.

University of NC Asheville

1 University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 251-6600

https://www.unca.edu/

Malaprop’s : LAIRD HUNT presents NEVERHOME
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Malaprop’s :

LAIRD HUNT presents NEVERHOME

09/17/2014 7:00 pm

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 : Ben Hovey
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

 

The Lobster Trap : Ben Hovey

7p

Wednesdays until December 31, 2014

Dub beats and Jazz

The Lobster Trap

35 Patton Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 350-0505

http://thelobstertrap.biz/