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 (7/7) – re/production, re/presentation, photography by Lorne Blythe.
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) through SU (6/8), 7pm – With Bailey Smith, former President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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.
SATURDAYS through (10/31), 8am-noon -
SATURDAYS through (10/30), 9am-noon -
Through MO (7/7) – 2014 Appalachian Pastel Society Non-Juried Exhibition.
SU (6/8), 9am – Birding hike. Meets at Holly Discovery Trail parking area.
SU (6/8), 9:15am – “Our Unique and Special Role in the Process of Evolution.”
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.
SATURDAYS, 11-11:30am – Storytime. Ages 2-6. Free.
SU (6/8), 11-11:30am – Community HU song.
SU (6/8), 11am-noon – Animal blessing by interfaith minister Rev. Michael Carter.
SUNDAYS, noon – Includes chanting, discussion and a vegetarian meal. Free.
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.
Live music: Bluegrass brunch; $10 pitchers all day
Bend & Brew Yoga ($15, includes beer tasting), 12:15pm
SU (6/8), 1:45-3:30pm – Sponsored by the Buncombe County Library Recreation Department. Starts at Black Mountain Elementary School. Funny outfits encouraged. Free.
SU (6/8), 2-4pm – Screening of The Happy Movie, a documentary about how different cultures experience happiness. $10. Ticket sales benefit CarePartners.
SU (6/8), 2pm – Monthly meeting with speaker from Kool-Logs.
SU (6/8), 3pm – Henry Niese discusses his book, The Medicine is Sacred.
$5 mimosas & bloody Marys
SUNDAYS, 4-6pm – Weekly meeting for LGBTQ youth and straight allies.
Food truck: El Kimchi (Korean/Mexican street food)
Live Music: The Stump Mutts (acoustic), 5-6:30pm
Live Music: Vollie McKenzie & Hank Bones (acoustic jazz, swing), 6pm
SUNDAYS through (6/15), 7pm – “Karma: A User’s Guide.” $8/$5 students & seniors.
SU (6/8), 7pm – Libby Kirkpatrick, folk musician. $10.
SU (6/8), 7pm – Neptune’s Car and Flagship Romance, acoustic folk duo.. $15/$10 students/free children under 14.
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.
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.