Through WE (12/31) – Hops & Crafts, mugs, steins & tankards by regional artist.
Through FR (1/9) – David Raymond’s Other People’s Pictures and Eric Oglander: Craigslist Mirrors, photography. In the Bardo Arts Center.
Through WE (12/31) – Poster art by Joshua Marc Levy.
Through FR (12/19) – Gifts needed for children in the foster care system. Contact to be given a wish list from a child.
Through SU (12/21) – Works by Angela Cunningham and Anis Crofts.
Through WE (12/31) – The Power of Place, pastels by Everett Schmidt.
Through SU (1/25) – Paintings and wood etchings by Jim Southerland.
Through WE (12/31) – Expressionist landscapes by Jean Claude Roy.
Through FR (12/19) – Sacred Spaces, works by three artists.
Through WE (12/31) – Dollar-votes at this hand-decorated Christmas tree contest benefit Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries. Free to attend.
Through WE (12/31) – Wish List Celebration, exceptional pieces collected throughout the year.
Through TH (1/1) – Short scripts accepted for consideration in Brief Encounters 2015. Contact for details.
Through SU (3/15) – What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950, American Abstract Expressionism.
Through TH (1/15) – Applications accepted from WNC artists for the Art in the Park Arts and Community Grant. Contact for guidelines.
Through FR (1/9) – Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective, ceramics.
Through SU (12/28) – “Bedtime in a Bag,” drive for bedtime items for children in need.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until TH (1/1) – “Hometown Holidays,” includes lights, carriage rides, hay rides and pet photos with Santa Paws. Held in downtown Forest City.
Through TH (1/1) – Family activities including holiday lights, chili cook-off, hay rides and pictures with Santa. Contact for schedule. Free to attend. Held in Hickory Nut Gorge.
Through SA (1/31) – Microcosms: Our World in Paperweights, handmade paperweight exhibition.
Through WE (12/31) – Near and Far, plein air paintings by Stuart Roper and jewelry by Claudia Herr.
ONGOING – She-Pow, mixed media exhibit inspired by women.
WE (12/17) through FR (12/19) – The Nutcracker. Wed.: 6:30pm; Thur.-Fri.: 4:30 & 7:30pm. $22-$28.
Through FR (1/30) – Submissions accepted for the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. Contact for guidelines. $25/$15 NC Writer’s Network members.
Through SA (1/31) – Submissions of artwork incorporating orchids accepted for 2015 WNCOS Annual Orchid Show. Contact for guidelines. Free to submit.
Through FR (1/30) – Portfolios accepted from local and regional artists for 2016 exhibitions. Contact for guidelines.
Through (2/28) – Volunteers needed for preparation of free tax returns at various Buncombe County Libraries. Contact for details.
Through SA (1/4), 6-10pm – “Winter Lights,” light show and festivities in the garden. Admission fees apply.
Through FR (2/20) – Clay studio exhibit and pottery market.
TUESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/31), 11am-3pm – Holiday gift market. Free to attend.
Through WE (12/31), 11am-6pm – Holiday Gift Market, works by various local artists.
FR (12/19), noon-1pm – “Understanding Credit. Get it. Keep it. Improve it,” money management seminar. Free.
FR (12/19), noon – Monthly meeting. Held in private home. Contact for location.
FR (12/19), 3:30pm – LEGO Builders Club for ages 5 and up.
FR (12/19), 4pm – Teen Awesome Group planning meeting, 6th grade and up.
FR (12/19), 5-9pm – Holiday gallery stroll through studios in downtown Brevard. Free to attend.
Through TU (12/23), 6-9pm – Festival of Lights. $5-$25/vehicle.
Through SU (1/4), 6-10pm – Drive-through LED Christmas lights and music show. $20+/vehicle.
FR (12/19), 6-8pm – Holiday Cookie Party, donate four dozen or more cookies to Loving Food Resources’ clients.
THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS until (12/20), 7pm – The 38th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular. $20.
FR (12/19), 7pm – Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert. Held in private home. Contact for directions. Free.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – A Charlie Brown Christmas. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. $12-$22.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – Little Women. Thur.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. $20/$15 student/$10 children.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – A Christmas Carol. Thur.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun.: 2:30pm. Encore performances: Sun., Dec. 21-Tues., Dec. 23, 7:30pm. $10/$5 children.
FR (12/19) & SA (12/20), 7:30pm – Instant Christmas, improv comedy. $15.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21) – A Christmas Carol. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Wed., Thur., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40/$25 students/$10 children.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (12/21), 8pm – Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas, tribute concert. $24.
FR (12/19), 9pm – Tickets and donations to this fundraiser benefit Eliada Homes and the Be Loved House. $5 or gently used coat or blanket donation.