Through (8/19) – All Kinds of Quilts, by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. Opening reception Sunday, May 4, from 2-4pm.
Through FR (6/20) – Nominations will be accepted for the 37th annual Friends of the River Awards, for groups or individuals who have worked toward the restoration and enhancement of the French Broad River.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
TH (5/9) through (6/30) – Jamaica People, photography by Jessica Rehfield.
Through WE (6/11) – Resolve and Transform, self-taught Southern artists.
Through (6/20) – Portraits, paintings by John D. Monteith.
Through (7/7) – re/production, re/presentation, photography by Lorne Blythe.
Through FR (8/1) – Fly Over, photography of WWII warbirds by Barbara Sammons.
Through MO (6/30) – Espressioni, paintings by Ruth Ilg.
Through SU (10/5) – Farm to Table: American Silver, handmade American silver objects.
Through MO (6/30) – Visual Cues, encaustic paintings by Jane Wells Harrison.
Through FR (9/5) – Flora, botanical themed prints.
Through TH (6/12) – Area artists may apply for membership. Contact for requirements.
Through SA (8/30) – Submissions will be accepted for the Literary Fiction Contest. Contact for guidelines.
Through TU (7/1) – On the Verge, sculptors by Leonid Siveriver and photography by Robert Asman.
Through TH (7/3) – Primordial Forms, glass sculpture by Chad Holliday.
Through SU (9/14) – The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction, paintings and prints by Minna Citron.
SA (6/7) through WE (12/31) – Hillbilly Land: Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture.
Through (6/28) – Registration is open for this run to benefit the free summer concert series. $30/ $25 before June 26.
Through (6/14) – Volunteers needed to assist with this music and street festival held in downtown Lenior on June 13 & 14.
Through (6/20) – Artists may submit works to be considered for the Signature Piece, auctioned at WNCAP’s Raise Your Hand benefit auction in October. The winning entry raises funds for supporting AIDS patients and their families and will be featured in regional media publications.
Through WE (6/25) – Keeping of the Moon, paintings inspired by the Moon.
Through (6/29) – Rinse, sculptures and paintings by Randy Shull.
Through TH (6/26) – Instant Photography: 2003-2014, polaroids by Adam Void.
Through FR (7/4) – Registration is open for this event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of N. Buncombe, benefiting student scholarships. $25/ $30 after June 20.
Through (7/31) – A Lasting Legacy, works by local women from the late 19th century.
Through FR (7/18) – Works by NC art educators.
FR (6/6) through SU (6/8), 9:30am-5pm – “Heavy Metal Shoot,” shooting contest and camping event held in Marshall. $25. Registration required.
FR (6/6), 10am-5pm & SA (6/7), 10am-4pm -An art show and sidewalk sale featuring works from Art League members. Held at Laurel Park shopping center, Hendersonville.
FR (6/6) through SU (6/8), 7pm – With Bailey Smith, former President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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SATURDAYS through (12/20), 8am-noon –
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, 8am-noon –
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SA (6/7), 8am-3pm – For children 12 and under. Free.
SATURDAYS, 9am – Ballet. Ages 3 and up.
SA (6/7), 8:30am-4:30pm – Includes presentations on challenges and rewards of caring for people who lives are affected by dementia. $40.
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SA (6/7), 9am-3pm – Tickets to this car show benefit Blue Ridge Community College automotive students. $15/$12 advance.
SA (6/7), 9am-1pm- Self-guided public garden tour of member gardens. Proceeds sponsor creation of new donation gardens. $5 or $25/vehicle. See website for locations.
SA (6/7), 9:30am – Photo safari. Meets at Catawba River area office breezeway.
SA (6/7) & SU (6/8), 10am-6pm – “Geek” pop culture convention includes workshops and panels related to animation, film, comics, art and more . $25/$15 one-day pass/$5 children.
Through SA (8/23) – Ctrl + P, 3-D printer works
SA (6/7) & SU (6/8), 10am-5pm – 25th anniversary celebration includes vintage themed food and music and helicopter and WWII plane ride to benefit the museum.
FR (6/6) & SA (6/7), noon-5pm – Includes gold mining demonstrations, vendors and artisans. Free to attend.
SA (6/7), 10am-2pm – Featuring family friendly entertainment and low-cost preventative shots for rabies, feline leukemia and other ailments. Held on UNCA’s campus. Free to attend. Contact for shot pricing.
SA (6/7), 10am – Open house and guided hike at SAHC’s Community Farm.
SATURDAYS through (8/20), 10am-11:30am- Outdoor yoga event. Free with donations to Homeward Bound or Helpmate encouraged.
FR (6/6) through SU (6/8) – Self-guided tour of artists studios. Free. Fri.: noon-4pm; Sat.-Sun.: 10am-5pm. Opening reception and artist preview held June 6, 5-7pm at 269 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine.
SATURDAYS through (6/28), 1-2:30 – Beginner level dulcimer workshop taught in E. Asheville. Free.
SA (6/7), 1:30-7:30pm – Informational workshop on black solider flies and their use in composting and other growing needs. $15 donation suggested.
SA (6/7), 10-11am – Poet Fred Chappell reads from his works.
SA (6/7), 2-4pm – Author Michael Havelin discusses his writing process.
SA (6/7), 2pm – Southern folk singer Laura Boosinger performs in conjunction with Hillbilly Land exhibit. Held at AB-Tech’s Ferguson auditorium. $5.
SA (6/7), 3pm – Lynne Hinkey discusses her book Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons and Amy R. Biddle discusses her book The Atheist Prayer.
SA (6/7), 3-11pm – Featuring regional blues bands, barbecue and drinks. $25/$20 advance.
$5 mimosas & bloody Marys
Food Truck: Slow Smokin’ Barbeque, 4-11pm
SA (6/7), 6pm – “Teddy Bear Picnic” dance.
Live Music: Serious Clark (folk-rock), 6pm; Tour d’ Apple training ride, leaves from brewery at 9am
Live Music: The Blue Dragons (rock, blues, Americana), 6:30-8:30pm; Food Trucks: Little Bee Thai, The Lowdown
SA (6/7), 7pm – Author Lee Zacharias discusses her collection of essays, The Only Sounds We Make.
SA (6/7), 7pm – Clive Carroll, multi-genre acoustic guitar. $10.
SA (6/7), 7-11pm – Tickets to this “come-as-you-are” dance party and auction benefit MANNA FoodBank. $75.
FR (6/6) through SU (6/8), “An American Affair” with violin and piano. Held in private homes. Fri.: 7:30pm, Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 8am, 4pm. $35. Directions given with reservations.
FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS through (6/28), 7:30pm – Henry V. Free.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (6/29) – Spamalot. Fri., Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. $25/$22 seniors, students/$15 children.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (6/22) – Shunned. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm ; Sun.: 2:30pm. $25/$20 students.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS (5/29) until (6/22) – The Last Five Years. Wed.- Sat.: 8pm; Thurs., Sat., Sun.: 2pm. $40/$38 seniors/$30 students.
FR (6/6) through SU (6/8) – Roadkill Confidential. Fri., Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 1pm. $15/$12 advance.