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 –
Food truck: Tin Can Pizzeria
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.
$3.50 pints at Merrimon location
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.