Through (8/19) – All Kinds of Quilts, by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. Opening reception Sunday, May 4, from 2-4pm.
WE (7/23) through SU (7/27) – Annual convention including speakers, camping and live music. Contact for full events listings and locations.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
Through (10/14) – Applications will be accepted for this grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists.
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 (7/27) – 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.
Through SU (8/31) – Screen prints, stickers and other works by California artist Bigfoot.
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.
ONGOING – Community, abstract works by Sharon Louden.
Through (8/30) – Volunteers needed to monitor monarch butterflies to aid conservation efforts and knowledge.
ONGOING – Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
Through FR (10/3) – The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, photographs of child textile workers.
TUESDAYS through THURSDAYS, 9am-noon – Adult basic education/ high school equivalency classes. Registration required.
TH (7/24), 9am-4pm – Song writing workshop with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Registration required. BM.
TH (7/24), 10am-noon – Interactive session: “How to be a City Art Contractor.” Held at 170 Lyman St. Registration required.
THURSDAYS – T’ai Chi Qi Gong with Charles Pannell. $12 drop-in.
THURSDAYS, 10:11:30am – T’ai Chi Qi Gong class. $12.
TH (7/24), 10:30am – A visit from the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department. Preschoolers only. FV
TH (7/24), 10:30am – Slime making activity. LE.
TH (7/24), 11am – Juggling and magic show with Paul Miller. SS.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 12:30-3:30pm – Medical office support career classes. Registration required.
TH (7/24), 12:30-5pm – Black Mountain Neuro Medical Treatment Center, 932 Old U.S. Highway 70, Black Mountain. Appointment and info: 259-6908.
TH (7/24), 1:30-5:30pm – Ridgecrest Conference Center, 1 Ridgecrest Drive, Black Mountain. Appointment and info: 800-733-2767.
TH (7/24), 1:45-3pm – Cooking Local Together & Gardening with Kids. Parents and children are invited to create tasty snacks from local ingredients, and then learn ways to garden together.
THURSDAYS (through 10/31), 3-6pm –
TH (7/24), 3pm – Performance by musician Steve Weeks. Reservations required. WV.
THURSDAYS, 3:30-6pm –
TH (7/24), 5pm-9:30pm – A dinner meeting to increase and improve community awareness about brain injury and the services of nonprofits. Sponsored by Brain Injury Association, Irene Wortham Center and Liberty Corners. Free to attend.
TH (7/24), 5:30-7pm – Women’s Financial Empowerment Center class: “Savings & Goal Setting” Free. Registration required.
TH (7/24), 5:30-7pm – Discussion of plans for rest of year.
THURSDAYS through (7/31), 6-7:30pm – Stiff Guy Yoga. $40 for four sessions.
TH (7/24), 6-9pm – Seminar: “The New Era of Mobile Friendly & Responsive Web.”
TH (7/24), 6pm – Tickets to “Stir Crazy,” a cocktail and jazz party, benefit the nonprofit business incubator at A-B Tech. $25/$20 advance.
TH (7/24), 6-9pm – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, family hip-hop. Free.
TH (7/24), 6-7:30pm – Spiritual celebration of intuition, self discovery, community and oneness. Donation suggested.
Live Music: Paul Edelman, 6-8pm
TH (7/24), 6:30-8:30pm – Networking event for those interested in collaborative, purpose-driven business models. Free.
MONDAYS, 7-8:30pm & THURSDAYS, 8-8:40am – In the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. All levels. Free.
TH (7/24), 7pm – Chris Bohjalian discusses his novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.
TH (7/24), 7pm – Donation-based admission to bluegrass concert and silent auction sponsors scholarships to Pacolet JAM, a music program for elementary students.
TH (7/24), 7pm – Lynn Newsome of Quaker House in Fayetteville speaks on the topic, “Moral Injury: Hidden Cost of War.”
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.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (7/27) – Boeing, Boeing. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat.-Sun.: 2pm. $40/$30 seniors.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/24) – Miss Saigon. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40.
Movie night: You pick!, 8pm
TH (7/24), 9:30pm – Transcendence. Free.