Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — November 15-17, 2019

Fall color and the holidays collide at Biltmore in Asheville, NC

Experience Asheville in all new ways this weekend by checking out some highly anticipated grand openings including the revamped Asheville Art Museum and a new National Craft Innovation Hub in downtown. Learn about these and other breweries, restaurants and lodging that have recently opened in our roundup of November openings.

An artist rendering of the new Center for Craft opening in Asheville, NC in November 2019Holiday festivities are under way in Asheville this weekend. Get into the spirit of the season with a trip Christmas at Biltmore to see all of the holiday grandeur on display. Here's a sneak peek of the gorgeous décor.  There's also a special appearance from Santa Claus planned for this weekend!

Come celebrate the holidays with us in Asheville. Utilize our easy-to-use search to check room availability and rates at Asheville area accommodations, and be sure to check out the special deals and packages. And, you can check events for any date by using our events calendar search.

Don't miss these great events happening this weekend!

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Friday, November 8, 2019 – April 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fans of the popular the global hit television series will love the new exhibit at Biltmore, which offers never-before seen interactive elements that connect you to your favorite characters, as well as the fashions, locations, and historic events of the time period. Showcased in two estate locations, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition pairs seamlessly with the real-life story of the Vanderbilt family. The Exhibition is included with daytime admission, Candlelight Christmas Evenings admission, or an overnight stay that includes daytime admission.

Asheville Symphony OrchestraFrom Russia With Love

Saturday November 16, 2019, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Listen to the music of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra as they perform three thrilling classics including Glinka’s rousing overture from Ruslan and Lyudmila. The concert highlights Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, his final testament and one of the most gripping and impassioned symphonic statements in the history of music.

Fiber Arts Open House and Makers Market

Friday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Echoview Fiber Mill

Enjoy a day of handmade inspiration, crafts, activities, food, and good company at Echoview Fiber Mill. Find handmade fiber art available for purchase, grab food from the bake sale and enjoy tasty drinks courtesy of Buchi Kombucha.

19th Annual Fall Concert of the Asheville Area Piano Forum

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Enjoy the classical works by Clara Schumann, Chopin, Schubert among others and original jazz & contemporary music. Performances will include a piano/violin duo, solo pianists, jazz on two pianos, and a pianist/vocalist combination. There will be something to appeal to every musical taste and you will be supporting a worthy cause.

Akira Satake Ceramic ArtistCeramics Invitational

Friday - Sunday, November 15 - 17, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Blue Spiral 1

Blue Spiral 1 invites you to view its new show 'Ceramics Invitational', which features work by 10 incredible ceramicists, including Nancy Kubale, Virginia Scotchie and Jim Whalen.

A Brother’s Revival – Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band

Friday, November 15, 9:00 p.m.
The Orange Peek

Watch former members of the Allman Brothers Band and Dickey Betts and Great Southern perform during a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. Hear all of the fan favorites, including Whipping Post, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Southbound, Ramblin Man, Melissa, Jessica, One Way Out, Midnight Rider, Soulshine, Statesboro Blues, Good Clean Fun and of course, Revival.

LaZoom Comedy: Chanel Ali

Saturday, November 16, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
LaZoom Room

Chanel Ali is a standup comedian who blossomed on the Philadelphia circuit before moving to New York City in 2015. Her stage presence and story teller style make her a crowd favorite as she covers her upbringing, her world view and life as a comedian who doubles as a polite person in real life. She has been featured on MTVs Girl Code, Laff Mobs Laugh Tracks, and Food Debate.

A Glass Artist Fires His Work at the North Carolina Glass Center in AshevilleArt Break: 50 Years of Western North Carolina Glass

Friday, November 15, 12:00 p.m.
Asheville Art Museum

Visit the newly re-opened Asheville Art Museum for a special lunchtime Art Break, a new series, which takes place on select Fridays.  These gallery talks engage visitors in dialogue with the curatorial and education staff to learn more about the art on exhibit.

Queer Comedy Party featuring Bobby Higley

Sunday, November 17, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Catch a stand up show in West Asheville. Bobby Higley is wild eyed, sassy, gay-ex-Mormon, middle child of 7. Fashionable, dark, & deeply irreverent, he has been a participant of both the Midwest and Portland Queer Comedy Festivals, Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, & the Altercations festival in Austin.

Ho Ho Ho! Free Santa Photo

Friday - Saturday, November 15-16, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Asheville Outlets

Santa is waiting for your wish list! Visit Santa this holiday season at his Asheville Outlets home and receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a high-resolution digital download of a single image for every family!

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