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Upcoming Events

Chamber Music at Searcy: Café Music

Program to include works by Francaix, Schoenfield, and Martinu. Call: 828-862-2105 or visit: brevardmusic.org for additional program or ticketing information.

Seasonal School of Culinary Arts - Asheville Elements

  • July 14, 2014

Our stellar week in Asheville (July 13-19, 2014) will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned wine experts and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2014 will revolve around the elements (beginning with earth, water, wind and fire) and how they affect our culinary perceptions. Each day centers around a three-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch and a wine-tas...

Asheville Art Museum Series: Artist Faculty String Quartet

In conjunction with the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival, the Asheville Art Museum is honored to partner again with the Brevard Music Center to bring three performances to the Museum audience. In the spirit of Brevard Music Center’s mission, the Asheville Art Museum series will include performances by young musicians of exceptional talent, as well as members of Brevard’s renowned artist faculty.The second concert in the Asheville Art Museum Series features BMC Artist Facu...

Native Marketplace: Cherokee Art & Demonstrations

A group of contemporary Cherokee artists from Cherokee, NC, will be displaying their exquisitely authentic artwork for sale and offering demonstrations at the Native Marketplace. Come meet talented Native craftsmen, including a jewelry maker, basket weaver, an artist who creates soaps and lotions, and a modern wood carver who utilizes technology to etch, engrave and carve Cherokee designs, plus other artists. Free and open to the public, the Native Marketplace will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Boeing Boeing

  • July 16, 2014
  • Location: Flat Rock Playhouse - Downtown
  • Address: 125 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Venue:  Flat Rock Playhouse - Downtown

This sparkling, quick-paced farce follows the misadventures of handsome Architect Bernard, his hapless and nervous sidekick, Robert, his long-suffering housekeeper, Berthe and the juggling of Robert's social life with three different fiancées-all of them glamorous International Airline Hostesses (Italian, German and American). Everything has worked swimmingly well until the schedule of all the airlines change and Robert, Bernard and Berthe must feverishly work to ensure that Bernard is no...

Chamber Music at Searcy: International Contemporary Ensemble

Program to include works by Balter, Carter, Reich, Steiger, Scelsi, and Diaz De Leon. Call: 828-862-2105 or visit: brevardmusic.org for additional program or ticketing information.

Wildflowers, Butterflies & Birding

  • July 16, 2014
  • Address: Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  Folk Art Center

A relaxing day spent walking along roadsides and trails at high elevation, some walking in sun and shaded areas. We will carpool from the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382. Drivers will be given directions from here. We’ll drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mt. Mitchell, stopping at the Balsam Gap Overlook to hike a short distance out on the Big Butt Trail. Lots of ferns, False Hellebore, Blue-bead Lily foliage, asters, goldenrods and other wildflowers can be found alo...

Biannual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Summer

  • July 17, 2014
  • Location: US Cellular Center
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Over 200 exhibitors, craft demonstrations and live regional music and entertainment! For four days each July and October, the US Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C., comes alive with fine traditional and contemporary crafts. Over 200 craftspeople fill the two levels of the center, selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry.  The Fairs, a local tradition since 1948, showcase the work of members of the Southern Hig...

Blue Ridge Parkway After Hours Hike

Join Parkway rangers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th for an evening stroll starting from the third oldest river in the world. Learn about the geology and history, as well as the effects it has had on the area, chewing mountains to dust and taking them to the sea. Explore an interesting area that is so close to town! Meet just north of the French Broad River Bridge (north of NC-191/Brevard Road intersection) at Milepost 393.5 on the Parkway. There is a gravel lot alongside the Mountains-to-Sea ...

Cooking Class

In this intimate cooking class, you will learn how to fill the evening with great food – small plates that you can keep presenting throughout your party. Some examples of the small plates we will be preparing may include, Corn Chowder en demi tasse, Pickled Shrimp on Rye Croutons, New Mexico BarBQ Baby Back Riblets, Sesame Seared Tuna on Wonton Crisps, Panisse (chickpea fries) with Minty Yogurt Sauce, Pea Pesto Crostini, and Chocolate Truffles. This class is full participation, so bring an...

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