Things to Do

Arts & Culture

Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center

Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
“A must see” when visiting Asheville, NC.

(828) 253-3227

Asheville Community Theatre

Every year since 1946 ACT has offered Western North Carolina superb productions of comedies, dramas, and musicals, and this year will be no exception.

828-254-1320

The Old Farmer’s Ball Dance

The Old Farmer’s Ball Dance is held every Thursday evening at Warren Wilson College, so grab your partner and head over for some good music and dancin’.

32nd Annual Asheville Quilt Show

Visit the 32nd Annual Asheville Quilt Show “Quilts: From Inspiration to Creation.” from Sept 26th to 28th, Friday and Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4:30 pm. The show will be held at the WNC Agriculture Center, Expo Building featuring over 250 quilts. Find quilts for sale, a hand-made item gift shop, vendors and product raffles. Entrance fee $6.

WNC Agriculture Center, Expo Building, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC - Map It

North Carolina Stage Company

Professional theatre in downtown Asheville. NC Stage is a local hit, having won the 2005 Mountain Xpress Best Local Theatre Company award as well as producing many stellar successful productions. All performances at NC Stage Company Theatre, located on Walnut Street. For more information of current prodcutions please visit www.ncstage.org or call the Box Office.

828-350-9090, 828-669-4367

LYLAS

LYLAS, Asheville’s first all-female sketch comedy troupe. Written, directed, and performed by women, but performed for all genders without any pesky political or social messages, LYLAS is just plain funny. [email protected]

Asheville Art Museum

As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such resources available to the diverse communities in the region.

Asheville Area Arts Council

The Asheville Area Arts Council was founded more than forty years ago as a community arts council serving the needs of Western North Carolina. Designed as an umbrella service organization, AAAC is dedicated to developing cultural resources, city and audience development, fund raising and grant allocations, and administrative assistance.

828-258-0710

Asheville Poetry Festival

Asheville Poetry Festival is sponsored by Poetry Alive!, a local group of poets, artists and performers. Visit their site for more on their annual festival.

Asheville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Our performances include hilarious segues characterized by G-rated humor reminiscent of Vaudeville days. Though centered in Asheville, our membership includes men from five western North Carolina counties. We enjoy a variety of vocal music activities throughout the area and take pride in our affiliation with the world’s largest singing fraternity—the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Handmade In America

Among their goals is to develop community strategies that will enhance WNC’s role in the handmade field. A very complete site, includes their newsletter.

Asheville Sister Cities

Asheville Sister Cities
Designed to promote international understanding, this program has matched Asheville with several other cities of the world.

Southern Highland Craft Guild

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville, the SHCG displays the crafts of artists of the Appalachians.

Song O’Sky Chorus (Sweet Adelines International)

Invites all women 18 and over to join the fun of singing 4 part barbershop harmony every Tuesday at Covenant Community Church. We sing many different genres–gospel, blues, Broadway show tunes, folk songs–just to mention a few. No previous musical instruction is required; you don’t have to be able to read music. A good ear, a love of harmony, and the desire for instant friends and fellowship are all that’s necessary. Please visit our website www.songosky.org or call toll free. Better yet–plan to visit a rehearsal and see what we are all about: REAL women-REAL harmony–REAL fun!

1-866-824-9547

Womansong

We provide a place for women’s emotional, creative, and spiritual nourishment, healing, and support, as we celebrate the unity, diversity, & empowerment of women through music.

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center provides a source of inspiration to artists, educators and the general public.

Asheville Quilt Guild

Gather up those fabric scraps and join other area quilters for fellowship and inspiration.

Asheville Gallery of Art

Asheville Gallery of Art features original oils, watercolors, acrylics, lithographs and etchings by area artists.

16 College St., Asheville - Map It

828-251-5796.

Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Downtown The brightest stars…the greatest music…the finest performances…

254-7046