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Catie Curtis and Hannah Aldridge

Catie Curtis is a veteran of the singer/songwriter folk scene, touring throughout the US for 20 years and releasing 13 CDs. She has been called a "folk-rock goddess" by the New Yorker, and has performed at the White House several times. Hannah Aldridge is an upcoming Americana artist and will open the show.

Cheryl Wheeler w/SPECIAL GUEST Kenny White

Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how entertaining a performer she is. If you’re not already familiar with Cheryl, you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Cheryl's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Melanie, Bette...

Earth Day

Join Chimney Rock State Park rangers, biologists and other environmental educators to learn about the great work being done to protect our beautiful landscape. Booths will be located in Chimney Rock Village behind the Old Rock Café. Kids have the chance to earn a Grady’s Kids Club annual pass to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Bring the whole family!

Halo Yoga Nidra at The Salt Spa of Asheville & Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary

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 air micro-climate in our Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary with Millions of Himalayan Salt Crystals on all walls and floor. The first 20 minutes of this class are dedicated to slow, conscious movements...

Humble Boy

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: 35below at Asheville Community Theatre
  • Address: 35 East Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Humble Boy By Charlotte Jones Directed by Andy Reed Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015: Performed at 35below at Asheville Community Theatre Sunday, April 26, 2015: Performed at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus In this rich, quirky comedy, Felix, a brilliant, insecure Cambridge astrophysicist, comes home for his father’s funeral, only to learn that his mother has dumped her husband’s beloved bees—and has long been having an affair with a family friend. Funny, ...

International Migratory Bird Day

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: 11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
  • Venue:  Cradle of Forestry

The spring forests and fields are alive with song as migratory birds arrive from their tropical winter homes to summer habitats in our mountains. Join the Cradle of Forestry in honoring this amazing annual phenomenon of nature. -8:30: Bird with naturalist Bill Sanderson (beginning and intermediate birders; wheelchair accessible) -Games and crafts conveying bird diversity, ecological roles and conservation -3:00 p.m. Live raptor program with Wild for Life

Legacy Run - 15K/5K/Kids Fun Run

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Brevard
  • Address: Downtown, 123 E. Main St., NC 28712-3740

Run or walk with Inheritance of Hope in the 3rd Annual Legacy Run 15K/5K/Kids' Fun Run to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent! About the Legacy Run: The 3rd annual Legacy Run will be in the heart of Brevard, North Carolina, on April 25, 2015, featuring a 15K, 5K, and Kids' 1/2 mile fun run. The 15K course will run along parts of the French Broad River and feature views of the beautiful Western NC mountains. The 5K course tours through the city of Brevard, providing severa...

Meditation for Blissful Peace at The Salt Spa of Asheville and Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary

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

Phuncle Sam

Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Dead~Centric “jam band”. Since their formation in 2004, Phuncle Sam has been firmly rooted in musical exploration. The band serves up inventive interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others. They have built up a faithful following by using an approach that respects the improvisational traditions of The Dead, while exploring what can happen when individual band members bring their unique influences and interpretations into the mix.

Pioneer Day

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Mountain Gateway Museum
  • Address: 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center will host its 31st Annual Pioneer Day Festival on Saturday, April 25, in Old Fort, NC. This free family-oriented event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum’s grounds at the intersection of Catawba Avenue and Water Street, just a quarter-mile off I-40 at Exit 73 in Old Fort. Parking also is free and will be available in the parking lot at the end of Water Street. The 2015 festival will feature a variety of traditional Appalachian Mo...

Race to the Taps - Race #1

Produced by the Asheville Radio Group and Kick It Event Management, the Race to the Taps running series features six, brand new 4-mile, chip timed road races. Each course is designed with varying degrees of difficulty appropriate for both the seasoned runner as well as the casual runner/walker. Strollers and pets will not be allowed. The Highland Brewing Company race will start and end in the outdoor Meadow beside the Highland Brewing Tap Room and highlights East Asheville with a mixed-surface t...

Special Story Time: Hometown Heroes

On Saturday, April 25, Spellbound will have a very special story time themed around hometown heroes, in anticipation of the Hometown Heroes event outside the shop that same afternoon, 2:00-4:00PM, presented by our neighbors at AMPed Up Kids Consignment & Boutique. Look inside a real fire truck, police car, and meet a brave K-9 officer! This free event is for all ages.

The Conservation Theory Live at Oskar Blues

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC 28712
  • Venue:  Oskar Blues Brewery

Join us on Saturday, April 25 for a fundraiser for Michelle Wilkins! 43 percent of Taproom sales from the day will be donated to her fund. We'll have live music from the Conservation Theory from 6-8 p.m. and delicious BBQ from the CHUBwagon from 2-8 p.m. The trolley will be running from AVL - pick up at Aloft Hotel at 5 p.m. and will return at 9 p.m. Reserve your seats for FREE at

The Village Of Wildflowers Live Music, Food and Tour

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: The Village of Wildflowers
  • Address: 24 Empire Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Come and join us for live music, food trucks on site and an amazing time around Tiny houses!

Yellowcard plus Finch & The Downtown Fiction

Continuing their worldwide tour in support of their seventh studio album LIFT A SAIL (Razor & Tie), YELLOWCARD is announcing the second leg of their US tour. The tour begins on April 6th in Lawrence, KS and wraps around the states until mid-May. “We are finally able to announce our amazing Spring US tour plans,” said that band from a joint statement. “From April 6-May 10 we will be out supporting Lift a Sail. We are heading out with a band we have had the honor of sharing t...

Yoga in the Park

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Carrier Park
  • Address: 220 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC

Join SheJumps for a morning yoga session in the park with Courtney Reynolds! Spring is here, and it’s time to spring clean not only your closet, but also your mind and body. Let’s get moving together to work through stiff winter joints, stuffy spring allergies and soak up the sun in Carrier Park! Courtney’s style of yoga is gentle and fluid with a focus on proper alignment and a deep connection to yourself. All ladies attending will receive an Eco Lips balm!

Recurring Events

5th-Annual Creative Sector Summit

Our keynote speaker for 2015 is Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, one of the brilliant minds who wrote the well-respected seminal paper, Creative Placemaking, the report for the Mayors’ Institute of City Design (2010) that defined the field. This will be a rare opportunity to jump start what we hope will be an ongoing conversation in our region, one that can guide the future of our newly identified innovation districts, and can produce strategy to mitigate the negative effects of growth, and support t...


  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Asheville Community Theatre
  • Address: 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Asheville Community Theatre

Blanche DuBois is an attractive but fading Southern belle who arrives at the New Orleans apartment of her sister Stella and her husband, the brutish and sensual Stanley. Conflicts build between the three in the small, steamy apartment, with Stanley becoming increasingly cruel and violent. As a result, Blanche’s already tenuous ability to separate reality from illusion becomes gossamer thin.   Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., April 17-May 3.

A Wild Food Foraging Adventure

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: No Taste Like Home: Wild Food Adventures
  • Address: 624 Upper Grassy Branch Extension, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Venue:  No Taste Like Home: Wild Food Adventures
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Ready to go WILD? Join internationally-known "epicure of the obscure" Alan Muskat on a trip "off the eaten path." You'll learn how to SAFELY gather edible wild plants, mushrooms, and other extreme cuisine while enjoying The Mushroom Man's unique blend of stories, poetry, wit and wisdom. 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 ...

Addison Farms Vineyard Wine Tasting

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: 4005 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC 28748
  • Venue:  Addison Farms Vineyard
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

We invite you to sample a flight in our Tasting Room every Saturday and Sunday. A Tasting Flight is $8 + tax, and includes a souvenir Addison Farms Vineyard wine glass.

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Various Sites Around Asheville
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Competitors will gather for a few unforgettable weeks of athleticism and fun. Are you the more artistic type? Silver Arts Showcase, a major component of the Games, is the perfect time for you to debut yourlatest masterpiece or hit the stage with your musical skills. Visit for more information and to register.

Beer Week at Tupelo Honey

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Tupelo Honey Cafe
  • Address: 12 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Tupelo Honey Cafe

Three Cheers for Beer Week! Tupelo Honey Cafe is proud to have a long-standing reputation of sourcing quality ingredients that are fresh, delicious, and local including our craft beer selection. This is the first of many Beer Weeks at Tupelo and it’s our way of saying thank you to our craft beer fans. You help us support local breweries for a quality brew from the first sip to the last. SO, RAISE A GLASS TO LOCAL BEER!   Featured Beer Week Brewers We’ll be offering a ver...

Biltmore Blooms

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Biltmore's gardens are alive with color as spring arrives. Stunning floral displays – featuring nearly 100,000 tulips – across the estate celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy as Biltmore’s master horticulture planner. Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special menu items, with the Winery offering wine seminars.

Downton Abbey Afternoon High Tea

Recreation of Downton Abbey Style Afternoon High Tea Elegant turn of the Century setting with live Classical Music designed to have guests feel they have stepped back into the 1920’s. Guests are invited to a 2-hour respite from the modern world to rejuvenate, connect and delight. Menu: Selection of teas brewed in vintage tea pots Chef’s quiche Classic scones with lemon curd and butters Assorted tea sandwiches Pastries and tea cakes Fruit parfait with organic yogurt Pot de creme choc...

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at Biltmore

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times" includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.

LAB Flights & Bites

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Lexington Avenue Brewery
  • Address: 39 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Lexington Avenue Brewery
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Lexington Avenue Brewery will be offering exclusive beer and food pairings in recognition of the NC Beer Month. On a weekly basis, we will pair three of our craft beers in a flight, with three 'bites' from our new dinner menu, as well as chef inspired daily creations. Beer Selections Week 1 - Crushin' Wit, Elenor's Rye, Three Threads Week 2 - 1st Gear, Hop Burst, Philosophe Week 3 - Bling, Waves of Grain, Philosphe Week 4 - Tabel Bier, White IPA, Roggen

Loving After Lifetimes of All This

Curated by Danny Orendorff, 2013-2014 Curator-in-Residence and Interim Programs Director for Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO, 'Loving After Lifetimes of All This' is an exhibition exploring the intersections of craft, (self-) care, apprenticeship, and survival within the practices of historically disadvantaged populations. Including artwork and ephemera from over 15 artists, activists, and archives nationwide, this exhibition considers ‘craft’ in an expanded sense to ...

North Carolina Tap Takeover at All Thirsty Monk Locations

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Thirsty Monk
  • Address: 92 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Thirsty Monk
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

With more breweries than any other Southern state, North Carolina’s ‘Beer Renaissance’ is in full swing, with Asheville among those leading the way in creativity, innovation and number of breweries per capita. In celebration of N.C. Beer Month, Thirsty Monk will not only feature breweries based in Western North Carolina, but also travel across the Foothills, Piedmont and Eastern Carolina to feature a variety of styles from our state-wide neighbors. The event will feature doz...

Pathfinder Society: Fantasy Roleplaying

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Wyvern's Tale
  • Address: 347 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday

Come join us for tabletop fantasy roleplaying adventure Saturdays at the Wyvern's Tale. Games start at 12:30 and 5:30, and if you don't already have a character, you can use a pregenerated one to jump right into the action. Each episodic adventure is stands on it's own, so you can play them in any order. What is Pathfinder Society? Pathfinder Society is an organization of adventurers building an epic reputation as explorers, monster slayers, and archaeologists. Cracking open the world of Gola...

Saturday Story Time

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: 50 North Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Venue:  Spellbound Children's Bookshop
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Join us each Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for a free story time lasting approximately 20-30 minutes. Most stories geared to ages 3-7 years, but all ages are welcome. We’ll choose appropriate stories based on the age of our audience that day.

The Birds and The Bees

  • April 25, 2015
  • Address: 111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Venue:  Grovewood Gallery
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Grovewood Gallery will be hosting a special group exhibition that will feature artwork, in various mediums and styles, relating to the theme of birds and bees. The Birds and the Bees opens on Valentine’s Day and runs through May 10, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 14 from 2pm – 5pm, which will celebrate not only these talented local and regional artists, but Valentine’s Day, though not in a traditional sense. This event is free and open to the publ...

The Boarder's Garb

In “Look Homeward, Angel” Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Upon the darkening porch, awaiting food, the boarders rocked, oh rocked with laughter.” One hundred years ago boarding and providing lodging were not unusual in American family life, as an estimated one-third to one-half of all urban Americans either boarded or took in boarders. A new exhibit, “The Boarder’s Garb,” opens Feb. 10 at Thomas Wolfe Memorial. “Visitors will discover Julia Wolfe’s boa...

Trees Plants and Fungi of the Southern Appalachians

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Wild Abundance
  • Address: 72 Sanford Way, Weaverville, NC
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Meet and explore the unique and beautiful plants and fungi of our Southern Mountains, and the remarkable forests in which they dwell. Classes cover botanical identification, edible & medicinal and homesteading uses, ecological connections and techniques for expanding awareness. Hands on activities, such as fire, cordage and shelter craft will be utilized to deepen participants connections with the living forest. Bird Language and Animal Tracking will also be interwoven.

Wildflower Music Exchange Bluegrass Kickoff

  • April 25, 2015
  • Location: Wildflower Music Exchange
  • Address: 24 Empire Ln, East Flat Rock, NC 28731

Come enjoy live bluegrass, local food fenders, artists, potters, and activists at our first event to kick off the warm season Featuring... New Car Caviar (A Jamgrass Tribute to Pink Floyd), Buncombe Turnpike, and other local artists!