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Special Events

Biltmore Concert Series: Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson

  • Aug 7
  • Biltmore
  • Location: Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Natalie Cole is one of our time's best R&B/Pop vocalists, with twenty -one albums winning nine Grammy® awards and selling over 30 million copies during her acclaimed career. Some of her hits include "This Will Be," "Miss You Like Crazy," and "Unforgettable."  Peabo Bryson is among the world's most dynamic and gifted R&B/soul vocal talents. Over the course of a career spanning from the mid-1960s, the 2x Grammy® winner has amassed critical acclaim...

Single-Day Events

A Wild Food Foraging Adventure

Ready to go WILD? Join us on a trip "off the eaten path." You'll learn how to SAFELY gather edible wild plants, mushrooms, and other "extreme cuisine." After our woodland shopping spree, we'll cook up a sampling for a wild foods pick-nic. Then take your pick: bring home the rest of your "catch of the day" or take it to one of four award-winning Asheville restaurants, where the chef will prepare whatever you bring in, on th...

Exhibit: Her Nobel Words

  • Aug 4
  • aSHEville Museum
  • Address: 35 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Come be inspired by aSHEville Museum's newest exhibit: Her Nobel Words - on the 16 women to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. These women fought to make the world a better place and were honored for their incredible achievements by the Nobel Committee. These are their words.

Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions Featuring Unspoken Tradition

5PM Door 7:30 Host Band :: Unspoken Tradition 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It's always a great evening of music and community. Music : ...

ZaPow! Presents: Heroes and Villains! A Member Artist Group Show

  • Aug 4
  • ZaPow!
  • Address: 21 Battery Park, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ZaPow! Presents: Heroes and Villains! A Member Artist Group Show Saturday August 1 - October 11, 2015 What: New Visions of Heroes and Villains created by ZaPow Member Artists; Rock Gods to parodied comic book Heroes, Goblin King to Legend.

Ancient Warfare at The Mothlight

  • Aug 5
  • The Mothlight
  • Address: 701 Haywood Road, Asheville, TX 28806

Lexington, KY band Ancient Warfare are coming to Asheville in support of their debut album The Pale Horse which is being released by Alias Records August 11.

Campfire Reverands

Bringing a variety of styles to the table, Campfire Reverends’ blend of Blues, Americana and Soul offers an infectious vibe to all in attendance. Comprised of founding members Benton Wharton and Brandon Archer, the troubadours style duo sees frequent sit-ins and jam-additions from a variety of players, so the one thing you can expect is the unexpected. Plan to sing-along, be lost in instrumental wonderment, and just plain have fun!

Elevations Wine Trail Tour

  • Aug 5
  • Location: Westgate Regional Shopping Center
  • Address: Westgate Drive, Asheville, NC
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

The Elevations Tour features three wineries south of Asheville - Burntshirt Vineyards, Parker-Binns Vineyards and Mountain Brook Vineyards. During your tour the altitude of the vineyards changes dramatically and passengers will experience a major change in altitude as the bus travels into the foothills. 5 distinct tastings will occur at each winery and specific information about each wine will be shared - often by the winemaker. Participants meet at the Westgate Regional Mall on Westgate Park...

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eigh...

An Evening with Cindy Alexander

Cindy Alexander is an L.A. based Singer/Songwriter, winner of a multitude of awards including David Foster's/NBC Star Tomorrow, L.A. Music Awards Songwriter of the Year/ Independent Pop Album of the Year, All Access Magazine's Best Female Pop Vocalist, and Just Plain Folks Song of the Year and Female Artist of the Year. Even with all the accolades and a "record deal" as the prize for winning a music reality show, she's chosen to stay a steadfast independent on her own label JamCat Rec...

Blue Ridge Parkway After Hours Hike

  • Aug 6
  • Location: Craven Gap Milepost 377.4

Blue Ridge Parkway After Hours Hike “I Love Rock and Cacti” Join Parkway rangers at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 6th for a moderate, 1.5 mile hike to learn about the unique geological history of the Appalachian Mountain Range and explore the special microhabitats found there. Discover our local cactus species and find out how it can survive in such a rainy environment. Meet at the Craven Gap parking area, located at Milepost 377.4. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes and long pants to pro...

Gourmet Wine Trail

  • Aug 6
  • Location: Westgate Regional Shopping Center
  • Address: Westgate Drive, Asheville, NC 28753
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

A unique experience featuring award winning wines and a French Country Luncheon. This tour visits three vineyards - St Paul Mountain Vineyards, Addison Farms Vineyard, and Fontaine Vineyards. Wines are all sourced from North Carolina fruit much of it grown in the winery vineyard. As an added feature St. Paul will also serve an award winning Hard Cider. 5 distinct tastings will occur at each winery and three will be offered with lunch and specific information about each wine will be shared.. P...

Greg Ruby and Evan Price - "West Coast Gypsy Jazz"

Isis is excited to present West Coast Gypsy Jazz musicians Greg Ruby (Seattle) and Evan Price (San Francisco) in a rare Asheville appearance. In 2010, Price—a two-time GRAMMY -winning violinist best known for his work with the Hot Club of San Francisco and the Turtle Island Quartet—collaborated with Ruby on a recording of Django/Grappelli-inspired compositions. The result was a CD titled, Look Both Ways, which subsequently reached # 1 on the Roots Music Reports Jazz chart. Drawing on...

RLife Live Music with Carver & Carmody

Michael "Country" Carver and Mare Carmody discovered a kindred musical spirit upon meeting. Their voices ad guitar styles come together with a blend of grit and honey, covering classics and original songs.

The Freeway Revival

The Freeway Revival is a band that was forged on the road. A passion for creating and performing original music, and an extensive tour schedule, has built a seasoned songwriting and traveling group. The band also has an alchemic chemistry and powerful stage presence, that lends to a great live show. The Freeway Revival’s blend of classic rock, blues, country, and soul incorporates lyrics that are an expression of life on the road. Tasteful guitar harmonies, vocal harmonies, and an assortme...

1st Friday Art Walk: Lexington Glassworks Open Late

  • Aug 7
  • Lexington Glassworks
  • Location: Lexington Glassworks
  • Address: 81 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

Join us for the Downtown Asheville Arts District First Friday Art Walk. The Lexington Glassworks studio and gallery will be open late until 8PM, stop by and enjoy live demonstrations by the artists.

Addison Farms Vineyard Wine Tasting

  • Aug 7
  • Addison Farms Vineyard
  • Location: Addison Farms Vineyard
  • Address: 4005 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC 28748
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

We invite you to sample a wine flight in our Tasting Room every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A Tasting Flight is $8 + tax, and includes a souvenir Addison Farms Vineyard wine glass. Often, with prior notice, we are also happy to provide a tour of our vineyard and winery.

An Evening With Jonathan Edwards [Singer/Songwriter]

WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 28801 WHEN: Friday August 7th, 2015 DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm GENRE: singer/songwriter AGES: All Ages SEATS: seated general admission TICKETS: $25 Event Listing: Jonathan Edwards: WEBSITE: HEAR SOME MUSIC: SEE A VIDEO: Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit betwee...

Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk

  • Aug 7
  • Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Location: Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Address: Various Locations, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than 20 galleries that contribute to Asheville's reputation as vibrant arts community and "The Paris of the South." Within a half-mile radius of Pack Square and the city's center, you'll find unparalleled diversity....from fine studio crafts, to glass, photography, folk art and contemporary painting, metalwork, textiles, jewelry and more by local, regional, national and international artists.  Asheville an...

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week

  • Aug 7
  • Location: Mt Pisgah Picnic Area Milepost 407.8

Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week “A Walk in the Woods” Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, August 7th for a moderate, 2.2 mile round-trip hike through a high elevation forest. Learn about different forest types and some of the animals that live there. Meet at Mount Pisgah Picnic Area parking lot, Milepost 407.8. Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather. For more information, contact 828-298-5330, ext. 304.

Contemporary Muralism in Context Opening Reception

Opening reception for Contemporary Muralism exhibit.  The mural scene in the United States is as vast and stylistically diverse as the generations of artists, building owners and photographers who helped create and broadcast it. Contemporary Muralism in Context: Street Art, Public Art, and Graffiti looks at a cross section of that scene - one that begins here in Western North Carolina, stretches up and down the eastern seaboard and across the west coast.

Dark Star Orchestra Night 1

DETAILS **TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 27th @ 10am** **2-DAY PASSES AVAILABLE @ $48- GA; $90-VIP** Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their cata...

Friday Night Dance Party with Jim Arrendell

Jim Arrendell hosts another Friday Night Dance Party at Isis. Join us for some dinner and dancing. Celebrate Life with an evening of Motown and Soul from the 50’s through the 70s. Music that will make you want to dance. Dinner reservations are available in the dining room, seating in the music hall and balcony will be first come first serve. Bring your dancing shoes - 21+ Show - Music : Genre: Oldies,R&B / Urban

Mountain Flow Fest

  • Aug 7
  • New Mountain Asheville
  • Address: 38 North French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Mountain Flow Fest is a 3-day movement arts festival emphasizing traditional and contemporary disciplines of yoga, dance and object manipulation. Workshops include yoga, poi spinning, staff spinning, hoop dance, juggling, bellydance and more!

Opening Reception 48th Annual Juried Art Show

  • Aug 7
  • Location: Red House Studios and Gallery
  • Address: 310 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Join artists and friends to celebrate award winners. Appetizers, beverages and desserts are served. Our three galleries and seven studios are open for viewing.

SART Presents: As Time Goes By

  • Aug 7
  • Location: Broyhill Chapel- Mars Hill University
  • Address: 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC 28754

As Time Goes By: Songs from the Silver Screen Ever since Al Jolson Burst into song in "The Jazz Singer (1927), Hollywood has been creating some of the most memorable songs that we all love. "Moon River," "Over the Rainbow," "Mona Lisa," and "The Way We Were" are just a few of the amazing songs that won an Academy Award and the list goes on . You will want to join SART favorites Beverly Todd, Liz Aiello, Bradshaw Call, Lyn Nihart and Kelly Christianson...

Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League Juried Show

  • Aug 7
  • Location: The Red House Studios and Gallery
  • Address: 310 West State St., Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy the 48th Annual Juried Members Exhibit of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL) will be held at the Red House Studios & Gallery in August and September. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.  The exhibit includes the work of both emerging and accomplished artists in a variety of two and three dimensional media.

A Drink and Paint Party Downtown

  • Aug 8
  • The Paint Bug
  • Location: WeinHaus
  • Address: 86 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Drink and Paint in scenic Downtown, Asheville with The Paint Bug! This is a fun and exciting way to explore your artistic abilities, all while enjoying your favorite adult beverage! Our talented artist will lead you step-by-step in creating a masterpiece. No Experience Necessary! We will provide all of the materials for the class. All you have to do is sign up, show up, and let the good times roll. So, join us at WeinHaus, Downtown Asheville for a fun way to cool off on a Saturday!

An Evening with the Maharaja Flamenco Trio

We are excited to have this talented group at Isis for an intimate Lounge Concert Maharajah Flamenco Trio delivers a moving and dynamic expression of Flamenco Nuevo, New Flamenco. Building upon traditional Spanish rhythms and blending them with classical, jazz and strands of world music, the unique approach and technical virtuosity of these three musicians combines to create a new and high-energy music. Music : Genre: Acoustic,Classical,Flamenco,World 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Se...

Bend and Brew

  • Aug 8
  • The Bywater
  • Address: 796 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28804
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

45 minutes of all levels yoga followed by a beer tasting-two of Asheville's finest!

Blue Ridge Rollergirls vs. Chicago Outfit

Join us on Saturday, August 8th as the Blue Ridge Rollergirls vs Chicago Outfit in our arena! Tickets on sale now!

Dark Star Orchestra TWO NIGHTS!

DETAILS **TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 27th @ 10am** **2-DAY PASSES AVAILABLE @ $48- GA; $90-VIP** ***2-DAY PASSES AVAILABLE AT NIGHT 1 TICKET LINK – CLICK HERE*** Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from th...

Falconry: The Sport of Kings

  • Aug 8
  • The Pisgah Field School
  • Location: Cradle of Forestry Historic Site
  • Address: Highway 276 North, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Time for you to live like a king! Peter Kipp and Jeff Curtis are both licensed falconers with over 40 years of combined experience in this ancient sport. Participants will learn about the history and art of falconry and birds of prey before getting up close and personal with several of our feathered friends! Please call 828-884-3443 for program location and more! Ages 6 and up only, please.

Halo Yoga Nidra Meditation at The Salt Spa of Asheville

Yoga Nidra is an ancient Indian tradition of going into the deepest possible relaxation state. Our Yoga Nidra instructor Katherine Caldwell has an unbelievable calming way of guiding through the meditation. Your experience will be deepened by the unique therapeutic negative ion rich dry Himalayan Salt micro-climate in our Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary. The first 20 minutes of this class are dedicated to slow, conscious movements to deepen the breath, center our focus and to set an intention for ...

Local Art Extravaganza at Sweeten Creek Antiques

  • Aug 8
  • Location: Sweeten Creek Antique Mall
  • Address: 115 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Join us for an outdoor event featuring local artists Farm to Fender and Appalachian Chic Food Trucks, French Broad Brewing CO., Music from old vinyls and FUN. Partial Proceeds go to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Donations of pet food and other supplies are being requested for Brother Wolf before/during/after event.

Loving Heart Meditation and Gentle Flute Sounds at The Salt Spa of Asheville

Leave all the hurry behind and enter our Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary for an hour long retreat. Ines Clark is guiding a meditation into the loving heart space for blissful peace - inside and out. Listen to meditation bowls, flute sounds and the sweet silence within and just be. Breathe the very therapeutic and calming dry, negatively ionized salt air for cleansing and rejuvenation. Reservation is required, please call us at (828) 505 1838

Opposites Attract! Make the Most of Color (Instructor: Lorelle Bacon)

  • Aug 8
  • Location: River’s Edge Studio and 310 ART
  • Address: At Riverview Station 191 Lyman Street #310, Asheville, NC 28801

Use selected color combinations to give your paintings the “wow factor” and to unify your paintings. Lorelle will help you understand some simple basic color principles that never fail no matter what medium or subject you choose. Oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil welcomed! References and handouts will be provided.

Painting Performance Plus...

  • Aug 8
  • Location: Riverview Station
  • Address: 191 Lyman St. #144, Asheville, NC 28801

3 reasons to visit Jonas Gerard's Riverview Station gallery: 1. Jonas paints large in front of an audience. Come early to get a seat! 2. The 30-foot mural Jonas painted in May is UP on the building. 3. The Naked Truth, his figurative works will be on display. 3.

Sound Healing with Solfeggio Tuning Forks

It has been said that everything that has ever been created, everything that exists, is made of frequency and vibration, including the human body. Sound carries a powerful healing ability to transform our thoughts and feelings. Co-Create Wellness sound practitioners, Shannon & Kate will use tuning forks specially attuned to the ancient Solfeggio frequencies to enhance your wellbeing and creativity while leaving you feeling relaxed and grounded. We invite you to come experience the sounds of ...

The Hermit Kings with P3riph3ral

The Hermit Kings genre-transcending music draws from both modern rock and roots influences to create a sound that is truly infectious. The Asheville, NC based group is continuing to create and evolve a live show that will make you a fan from the very first note. They are currently in the studio working on a new record with producer/engineer John Plymale (Superchunk, Portastatic, Squirrel Nut Zippers) and have added a new member to the lineup. The band consists of members Zaq Suarez (lead vocals,...

Wood Day at the Folk Art Center

  • Aug 8
  • Folk Art Center
  • Address: Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805

The Folk Art Center in east Asheville will host its annual celebration of wood crafts at Wood Day on August 8th from 10am to 4pm. The festivities include live demonstrations and the Fifteenth Annual Carve-Off Competition from 1 to 3pm. For the contest, participants have two hours to turn a simple block of wood into a work of art. Carvers must sign up by 12:30 to participate. The Folk Art Center's auditorium will be filled with lathes, sawhorses, wood tools and the master craftspeople who know ho...

Recurring Events

Girls on Deck at MG Road

  • Aug 4
  • MG Road
  • Address: 19 Wall St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Tuesday

Talented and creative female chefs, bartenders and DJs join the folks at MG Road to show off their skills. This month we welcome guest chef Jessica Mullice, cook at Kimball House, and guest bartender Kendall Cramer of Double Crown and The Lazy Diamond. All joined by a new set of killer DJs: Devyn Marzuola, Rachael Thorn aka Sweet Baby Ray, and Dani Harris. Don't miss this girl-powered night.

Heritage & Home: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm

  • Aug 4
  • Asheville Art Museum
  • Location: Asheville Art Museum
  • Address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

Heritage & Home: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm features approximately 40 images, as well as a selection of historic photos and artifacts, from photographer Ken Abbott's Hickory Nut Gap Farm Project. After discovering the old Sherrill's Inn in 2004 while chaperoning his daughter's preschool field trip to Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Abbott, a newcomer to Western North Carolina, spent the next several years photographing the Fairview, NC house and family. Ken Abbott received his MFA in photog...

Hoop Jam presented by Mission Health

  • Aug 4
  • Location: Pritchard Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

The Tuesday Evening Hoop Jam has become a staple in Pritchard Park with 2014 marking our 7th year of hooping in the park. Hoop Jam takes place Tuesday evenings from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 5:30-7:30pm. Asheville Hoops provides jammin tunes, demo hoops for all to use and a positive event that promotes movement, creativity, dance and FUN! This event is family friendly and a great way to put play in your kids day.

Kippers Totally RAD Trivia Night at Buffalo Nickel

  • Aug 4
  • Buffalo Nickel
  • Address: 747 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Come be entertained by Asheville’s infamous Kipper Schauer as he hosts Asheville’s most popular Trivia Night! Its Free, the drinks are strong, and the food is tasty!

Local Tuesday Cave Sessions

  • Aug 4
  • Asheville Salt Cave
  • Address: 12 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Every Tuesday is Local Tuesday at Asheville Salt Cave. Show us your ID. If you live within 40 miles of downtown Asheville, enjoy a 45-minute Salt Cave Session for just $15.

Salt & Smoke Food Pairings

  • Aug 4
  • Burial Beer Co.
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Burial Beer Co. is excited to announced another night of food at our taproom. Every Tuesday night starting on May 19th we will be featuring small plates from Salt + Smoke. Salt & Smoke is Chef Josiah McGaughy’s new project. McGaughy, currently a chef at Bull + Beggar will be combining classic charcuterie derived from various cultures with country cuisine. Food will start at 4PM. Salt & Smoke Tuesday’s at Burial Brewery offers affordable snacks and small plates to pair with an...

Surface & Texture: The Work of John Jordan

  • Aug 4
  • Grovewood Gallery
  • Address: 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is honored to host a solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John Jordan. The Nashville, Tennessee artist, known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, will have 30+ pieces on display in Surface & Texture: The Work of John Jordan. John’s work can be found in many prestigious permanent collections, including the White House Collection of American Crafts in Washington, D.C., the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and...

The Swannanoa Gathering

  • Aug 4
  • Location: Warren Wilson College
  • Address: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC 28778
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Founded in 1991, we are Warren Wilson College's educational program of summer folk-arts workshops held on our campus in the Swannanoa Valley near Asheville in the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to our summer programs, each spring we sponsor the Celtic Series of Mainstage Concerts at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville's arts & education center, Pack Place, featuring some of the world's finest Celtic musicians.

Amazing Beer and Fun Painting at Asheville Brewing!

  • Aug 5
  • The Paint Bug
  • Location: Asheville Brewing Co.
  • Address: 77 Coxe Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Enjoy an Award-Winning Craft Beer while you paint with The Paint Bug on Asheville's largest outdoor patio! Our talented artist will guide you step-by-step in creating your very own work of art! All materials will be provided and there is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! So come on down to the southslope and join us! Reserve your spot using our calendar at

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