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 (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.
Through SA (7/26)- Volunteers needed to prepare for and work at the Highland Ale Share benefit for the greenways.
Through FR (8/15) – Works by artists of Burlingame Country Club.
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.
Through (7/28) – People, Places and Things, works by Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League members.
FR (7/18), 4-10pm & SA (7/19), 10am-4pm – Includes music, vendors, kids activities and a 5K. $4 for Friday/$7 for Saturday.
Through SU (7/27) – Annual dance festival with dancers representing nine different cultures. Held throughout WNC. See website for full events listings and locations. $0-30.
Through SU (8/31) – Screen prints, stickers and other works by California artist Bigfoot.
ONGOING – Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
FR (7/18), 7pm – About Time, romantic comedy. Held in a private home. Free.
Through FR (10/3) – The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, photographs of child textile workers.
FR (7/18), 8pm & SA (7/19), 8pm & Sun (7/20), 3pm – Asheville Lyric Opera presents South Pacific. $17-$40.
FR (7/18), 10am – Moderate 1.5-mile hike to Fryingpan Fire Tower. Meet at MP 409.6.
FR (7/18), 11am-3:30pm – Blue Ridge Pharmacy, 948 Tunnel Road. Appointment and info: 298-3636.
FR (7/18), 3pm – Performance by Fish the Magish, children’s magician. Reservations required. SW
New Brew: Gose 2/11 (sour wheat w/ coriander & salt)
FR (7/18), 3:30-8pm – Weaverville Community at Rodney’s Auto Service, 37 N. Main St., Weaverville. Appointment and info: 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
Food truck: Melt Your Heart (gourmet grilled cheese)
Live Music: Rickshaw Roadshow, 6-8pm
FR (7/18), 6pm – Pioneer Chicken Stand, folk/alt-country. Free.
FR (7/18), 6pm – Art critic Garth Clark discusses the renewed interest in ceramic arts. Free.
FR (7/18), 6-7:30pm – Book & Pizza Party for middle school readers, ages 7 to 12. $10. Reservations required.
FR (7/18), 6:30pm – Mary Joyce discusses her book, Cherokee Little People Are Real.
Live Music: Circus Mutt (rock), 6:30pm
FR (7/18), 7-9pm – Deano and the Dreamers, oldies covers.
FR (7/18), 7-10pm & SA (7/19), 10am – Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/26), 7:30pm – Tartuffe.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (7/17) until (8/3) – Promises. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.:2:30pm. $26.56.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (7/18) until (7/27) – Art. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. $12.
FR (7/18), 7:30pm – BMC Orchestra performs Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2. $15-40.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/27) – Boeing, Boeing. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat.-Sun.: 2pm. $40/$30 seniors.
FR (7/18), 8-9:40pm – Alphaville by Jean-Luc Godard.
Live Music: Round the Fire (jam band), 8-10pm
Live Music: Phuncle Sam (Grateful Dead covers), 9pm