Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- February 14-17, 2019

Updated Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Del Holston.

Couple at Biltmore Winter

Love is in the air this week as Valentine’s Day approaches. See the events listed below to help you plan the perfect date night, and be sure to check out our special packages and deals for winter romance. Also, take a look at fan favorite romantic restaurants in Asheville. Looking for something a bit different than your standard Valentine’s Day experience, we have a list of the best places to celebrate romance in Asheville.

Red PandaThis weekend be among the first to catch a glimpse of the new prehistoric Appalachian panda exhibit at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Featuring two red panda’s name Leafa and Phoenix, this adorable couple are ancient ancestors of the endangered animal, the Bristol’s Panda, which was once prevalent in the region. The male and female pair will be on display starting Feb. 14. Also check out the new entrance at the Nature Center, including other new exhibits and an events plaza.

The Winter at Biltmore event continues this week, and right now you can enjoy the lowest admission rates of the year. The latest exhibit, A Vanderbilt House Party - The Gilded Age, is now on display. Using information gleaned from letters, photographs and documents in the Vanderbilt archives, take a glimpse back in time to when the Vanderbilts entertained family and friends at Biltmore House. The Vanderbilts’ clothing, re-created by Academy Award-winning costumier John Bright, will be featured along with a new audio-guided tour (free with all online ticket purchases) that uses innovative 360-degree sound techniques, to bring these historic celebrations to life.

If you’re planning a trip, then be sure to check out ExploreAsheville.com's easy-to-use search feature to find out room availability and rates at Asheville area accommodations, and check events for any date by using our online events calendar search.

Here’s a look at what you can enjoy this weekend in and around Asheville.

Valentine's Day Events

Valentine's Special Le Vine Noir Wine Tasting in the Dark!

Thursday, Feb. 14, 3:00 p.m.
Condundrum

A special Valentine’s experience that will leave you laughing and loving more than ever!  Much like the extraordinary Le Vine Noir, you will heighten your senses of taste, smell, hearing and touch, while you sip five types of wine in complete darkness.  Wine pours are paired with tasteful snacks, and there’s a special Valentine’s treat to celebrate Cupid’s romance and connection.

Love Roux to the Moon & Back

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 – Saturday, Feb 16 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Roux – Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

Show your sweetheart that you love them to the moon and back! Join Roux in Biltmore Park for “Love Roux to the Moon,” a special Valentine’s Day dinner prepared by South Asheville’s famed chef Randy Dunn. This special three-course meal includes a Seared Scallop Crudo appetizer, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Seabass entree and Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée for dessert.

3rd Annual Hole Lotta Love

Thursday, Feb. 14, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hole Doughnuts

Hole Lotta Love will feature three Valentine's themed doughnuts and live music. One of the flavors will be Persian Love Cake inspired (with pistachios, rose and cardamom). The other flavors are Cherry Amaretto and French Broad Chocolate Malt. Ashli Rose will be playing guitar and singing love songs!

LaZoom’s Love Bus

Thursday, Feb. 14, 6:00 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
LaZoom Tours

Surprise your sweetie with LaZoom’s Love Bus! Featuring live music, champagne, French Broad chocolate, Poppy Popcorn, and a bizarre comedy act at The Wedge at Foundation. This once in a lifetime tour happens only on Valentine’s Day!

Live Entertainment

Diana Wortham TheatreBéla Fleck

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre

Béla Fleck is a banjo master who has performed alongside Appalachian sweetheart Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Garth Brooks and The Oak Ridge Boys. With 15 Grammy wins and 30 nominations (in more categories than any instrumentalist in history), Béla is a living legend.

Comedy Night with Cory The Gardener & Friends

Friday, Feb. 15 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Vintage Kava Tea House

Several local comedians will be coming together to provide you with an evening full of entertainment

Drivin N Cryin with Lauren Morrow

Saturday, Feb. 16, 9:00 p.m.
The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub

Celebrating their 33rd Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin is coming to Asheville. With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Arts & Crafts Workshop: Upcycled T-Shirt: Alabama Chanin Style

Friday, Feb. 15, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Purple Crayon

In this fun and budget-friendly workshop, you’ll learn how to turn old, worn-out or damaged t-shirts into something you’ll love to wear again—maybe even more than you did originally! Fiber artist, Julie Bagamary, will show you how to create a unique stencil for your project first. Then, you’ll use fabric paint to transfer your pattern onto your shirt. Finally, you’ll reverse applique your design, by hand, using a simple embroidery stitch, and watch as your t-shirt transforms into a stylish “new” garment! No access to, or knowledge of, machine sewing necessary!

Assembly Required, Asheville Designer Toy Expo Kick Off Party

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019
ZaPow

A new group of Nationally Acclaimed artists come together for the first show of its kind in Asheville. Twenty Artists from all over the country will be featured in this show. See new works by leading art toy makers.


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