Thursday, Dec. 6
• The New York Studio for Stage and Screen, 2002 Riverside Drive, Studio 42-O, hosts a presentation and Q&A with Jeff Kluger, Time Magazine science editor and author of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13. The event marks the first in an ongoing series of talks with “fascinating people in arts, entertainment and media,” according to the organization’s website. 7 p.m. Free.
• Swamping, a local organization “dedicated to promoting local experimental and underground music + art + video” and the force behind this year’s New Weird Asheville music compilation, celebrates its one-year anniversary with three days of music at Apothecary, 39 S. Market St. From an event page for the opening night, “Join us for night one of Swamping’s one-year anniversary as we host Athens weirdo-pop quartet Bubbly Mommy Gun. Grammer School will open up the night and Morbids will close it, so don’t miss a second of the magic. Sweet, sweet magic.” 9 p.m. $5.
Friday, Dec. 7
• Browse an abundance of local arts and crafts during this month’s Asheville Art Walk, a self-guided tour of more than 20 galleries displaying a variety of mediums. Comprehensive guides are available for download here. 5-8 p.m. Free.
• The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St., hosts an opening reception for the BMCA Clay Studio’s annual teacher/student exhibition featuring holiday music by the Asheville Rhythm Section. The event is held in conjunction with the city’s Holly Jolly Christmas celebration and Christmas parade. Free.
• American Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Nyema, resident teacher at Ganden Buddhist Center, will explain how to find lasting happiness by changing our minds during “Change Your Mind, Change Your World,” a presentation at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave. 7 p.m. Free.
• Local experimental/drone label Bathetic Records hosts an album release party for Providence-based electronic artist Lazy Magnet at Broadway’s, 120 N. Lexington Ave. From an artist page on the label’s website, “Bathetic is more than excited to be involved with Lazy Magnet and the album Acts Without Error. For years on end, Jeremy Harris has been touring and physically living out the works of-, putting every ounce of soul into-, continuously pushing all genuine ideas throughout- the pure and heartfelt gristle that is Lazy Magnet. Because this album took a long time to complete is no mistake — it will soon be in constant rotation on your decks. Promise — cross our hearts, hope to die. With the help of Daryl Seaver, Lazy Magnet has produced a monumental album — cohesive in sound, sight and touch. Get ready to space-out, dance, drool and love these Acts Without Error. Long live the MAG.” Park, Kangarot and Housefire open. 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8
• The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy hosts a moderate, 3-mile hike through the tri-county area around Barnardsville. Bring lunch, water, rain gear and a camera. Free. Info, registration and directions: email@example.com or 253-0095.
• From a press release for the Appalachian Oyster Bash and Seafood Boil, “Join us for a benefit concert supporting RiverLink and The Downtown Marshall Association on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Marshall High Studios from 1-7 p.m. Hills to Holy Water is bringing together local bands, N.C. Catch seafood and local craft brew to the Town of Marshall to help raise money for RiverLink and the DMA. So get yourselves to town and enjoy a good time and good food for charity.” $8/$6 in advance. $6 per seafood bowl.
• Zapow! Illustration Gallery, 21 Battery Park Ave., Suite 101, presents an art sale to benefit the YWCA, featuring free beer and music by Lyric. 7-9 p.m. Free to attend; donations of books and art supplies welcome. Ten percent of sales benefit the YWCA kids after school program. More on the event here.
Sunday, Dec. 9
• From a Facebook event page, “Hello again, pals! The first Sunday Night Moving Picture Show at The Admiral was abnormally successful. If you missed it, I’m terribly sorry. Actually, I’m not. Being sorry is a sign of weakness. This Sunday, Andy ‘Rat Boy’ Herod and I present a very special film: The Warriors (1979). Once the dinner crowd clears out of the restaurant (10-10:30 p.m.), we’ll get things going. Come end your Sunday evening with us at The Admiral with a nice, enchanting ‘talkie’ and a couple drinks. If you haven’t seen The Warriors, you haven’t experienced massive loads of 5-hydroxytryptamine spraying down your brain.” 400 Haywood Road. Free.
A brief synopsis of the film, also from the event page, “‘In a future, dystopian New York City, turf gangs and cops rule the streets. When one gang leader tries to bring all gangs together against the cops, Coney Island’s ‘The Warriors’ are framed for his murder and the entire city turns on them …’”