Through (8/19) – All Kinds of Quilts, by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. Opening reception Sunday, May 4, from 2-4pm.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
Through FR (8/1) – Fly Over, photography of WWII warbirds by Barbara Sammons.
Through SU (9/7) – Dox Thrash, An American Journey: Georgia to Philadelphia, print works.
SA (7/26), 6:30am-11:30am – Volunteers needed to assist with the Asheville Color Run, which benefits the foundation. Must be 15 or older.
Through SA (7/27) – Paintings and illustrations by Trek 6, Ishmael, Ted Harper, Topr, Melt FTK, Big Bertha and Gus Cutty.
Through WE (8/27) – Cash Crop, life-size sculptures of slaves during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. $6/Free students 12th grade and younger.
Through TU (7/31) – World’s Apart, works by Peggy Horne Taylor.
Through SU (7/27) – Evolution of the Landscape, works by William Vandever, Jo Ridge Kelley and Ranoma Bronkar Bannavan. Opening reception: July 18, 6pm
Through SU (8/31) – Pop Gun, photography Sandlin Gaither.
Through (7/18) – Art in Bloom, plein air paintings.
Through (7/27) – The Luminous Surface, channel video and audio visual works
Through MO (9/1) – Bits and Pieces, sculptures by Raven Tata. Artist’s reception: August 2, 5pm.
Through SA (7/12) – Volunteers needed to assist with Night Flight race. Part of Highland Brewing Company’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Through SA (8/2) – A Retrospective, sculpture and ceramics by R. N. Grinnell/Banister.
Through (8/16) – Applications will be accepted for the N.C. Arts Council Regional Artist Project. Open to artists in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties. Contact for guidelines.
SA (7/12), 8pm – Volunteers needed to assist in the Highland Night Flight race, which benefits the development of greenways.
Through SA (7/26)- Volunteers needed to prepare for and work at the Highland Ale Share benefit for the greenways.
Through WE (7/30) – Submissions will be accepted for the Hard Times Essay Contest, describing a difficult personal experience in 5000 words or less. $25. Contact for guidelines.
SA (7/12) & TU (7/22) & TH (7/31) – Volunteers needed to unpack and price merchandise at Ten Thousand Villages fair-trade retail store.
SA (7/12) – Volunteers needed to help create book packages for people placed in news housing by Homeward Bound of Asheville.
Through (7/28) – People, Places and Things, works by Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League members.
FR (7/11), 8-10pm & SA (7/12), 10am-6pm – Juried entries of independent films, audio projects and journalism. See website for full list. Free to attend.
ONGOING – Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
SATURDAYS, 7am-noon –
SA (7/12), 7:30am – Sponsored by Blue Ridge Pride, an advocate for the LGBTQ community. Includes a potluck family-style luck, Dog Costume Parade and kids activities. $35.
SATURDAYS through (12/20), 8am-noon –
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, 8am-noon –
SATURDAYS, 8am-noon –
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS, 8am-noon –
SA (7/12), 8am-5pm – Volunteers needed to remove invasive exotic plants at Lemon Gap on Tennessee/North Carolina border. Carpools from Asheville available. Previous experience not required.
SATURDAYS, 9am-noon –
SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm –
SA (7/12), 9am – Presentation on beavers in the park. Held in the basement classroom at the Catawba River area.
SA (7/12), 9am-6pm – Sidewalk chalk art contest across 6 blocks in downtown Hendersonville.
SATURDAYS through (8/20), 10am-11:30am- Outdoor yoga event. Free with donations to Homeward Bound or Helpmate encouraged.
SA (7/12), 10am-4pm – Self-guided tour of five private homes. $30/ $25 advance. Map pickup at Hendersonville Visitors Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville.
SA (7/12), 10am-noon – To raise awareness about coal pollution and alternative energy sources. Includes yoga, speakers and kirtan. Held during Yoga in the Park at Pack Square.
2nd SATURDAYS, 10am-6pm – Self-guided open studio tour through the River Arts District with artist demonstrations and classes. Free to attend.
SA (7/12), 10am-noon – July meeting with a presentation on “The Art of Promoting Art.” Free to attend.
SA (7/12), 10am – West Asheville Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. WA
SA (7/12), 9:50am – Three-hour guided walk along the trail discusses the history of the Overmountain Men. Meets at Greys Chapel Church on County Line Road in Polk County.
SA (6/28), 1030am – Bobby Norfolk. Free.
SA (7/12), 10:30am-1:30pm – Admission to this all-levels fitness and acupuncture event supports Girls on the Run scholarships. Registration required. $30-$60.
SA (7/12), 11am-4pm – Second Saturday Studio Show with demonstrations by artists Susan Shaw, Eileen Ross and Ray Mata.
SA (7/12), 11am – Ranger-led hike 2-mile hike on the Overmountain Trail discusses history of American frontiersmen. Meets at Holly Discovery Trail parking area.
SA (7/12), 11am – Kids Storytime with Harold Sims of Catman2 animal shelter.
SA (7/12), noon-2pm – Introductory lecture on Mindful Parenting Intensive. Free.
SA (7/12), 1-3pm – Yoga for Posture. $20.
SA (7/12), 1-5pm – Aerial dance and yoga students perform on silks, sling, trapeze and lyra. Suggested donation $2-$20.
SA (7/12), 1:30pm – Ranger-led hike along the Paddy’s Creek Trail. Meets at the bathhouse breezeway.
SA (7/12), 2pm – Poet Michael McFee and photographer Tim Barnwell will discuss their work in the Hillbilly Land exhibit. $5/free for members. Held at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus.
SA (7/12), 2pm – Rose Senehi discusses her novel Dancing on Rocks.
SA (7/12), 3pm – Lin Stepp discusses her book Down by the River.
SA (7/12), 3pm – Information session and action meeting. Held at Andrews Ballroom, 965 Main St., Andrews
$5 mimosas & bloody Marys
Traveler Brewery, Mustache Rides, 4pm
Food truck: El Kimchi (Korean/Mexican street food)
SA (7/12), 5:30pm – Interested individuals may participate in an demonstration calling for a constitutional amendment against corporate rights. Held during ShinDig on the Green in Pack Square.
Live Music: The Angie Haze Project, 6-8pm
SA (7/12), 6pm – Steve Weems & Caribbean Cowboys, beach music. Free.
SA (7/12), 6pm – The Jamunkatrons, funk/rock
SA (7/12), 7-10pm – An electronic dance music party with DJ Transputer. Free.
SA (7/12), 7pm – Jeff Vandermeer discusses his book Authority.
SA (7/12), 7pm – Ranger-led hike along Mills Creek Trail. Meets at the East Shelter in the Paddy’s Creek area.
SA (7/12), 7pm – “Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain” program looks at Revoluntionay War history. Held at Linville Falls Campground Ampitheater, MP 316. Free.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/13) – The Stardust Supper Club. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30p.m.; Sun.: 2:30 p.m.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/26), 7:30pm – Tartuffe.
SA (7/12), 7:30PM – Brevard Sinfonia plays British orchestral music. $15-40.
WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS (6/12) through (7/13) – My Fair Lady. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun.: 2pm. $40.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/27) – Boeing, Boeing. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat.-Sun.: 2pm. $40/$30 seniors.
New Brew: “Big Batch” American Saison released in kegs & limited bottles; Night Flight: 4-mile evening road race benefitting Asheville Greenways
Movie night: Blood Simple (Coen Brothers), 15 minutes after dark
Vinyl night w/ Robin Tolleson (funk, soul), 8-10pm