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 FR (8/1) – Fly Over, photography of WWII warbirds by Barbara Sammons.
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 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 (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 WE (8/27) – Wooden sculptures by Mark Gardner.
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 FR (10/31) – Drifting Toward the Names of Things, paper works by Brian T. Leahy.
ONGOING – Community, abstract works by Sharon Louden.
Through (8/30) – Volunteers needed to monitor monarch butterflies to aid conservation efforts and knowledge.
SA (7/26), 8am-4pm & SU (7/27), 8am-1pm – Mountain Rendezvous and Summer Arrow Search. $25 family/$10.
Through FR (9/12) – Carolina Through My Lens, photography by Joye Ardyn Durham.
ONGOING - Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
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SATURDAYS through (8/20), 10am-11:30am- Outdoor yoga event. Free with donations to Homeward Bound or Helpmate encouraged.
SA (7/26), 10am – Yoga on the Mountain hike with Lillah Schwartz. Blue Ridge Pastures in Fairview. $10/free for members. Registration, info and directions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SA (7/26), 10am-6pm – Dig This! Garden Celebration with games, activities and music. Sustainable Strings and Tiny House Talk & Tour, 4:30-6pm.
SA (7/26), 1030am – Asheville Storytelling Circle featured as part of Asheville’s Front Porch Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity. Free. Held in Rhino Courtyard.
SA (7/26), 10:30am – Montreat residents Mary and Joe Standaert discuss Swannanoa Valley history and their book, Swannanoa Valley: A Postcard History.
SA (7/26), 11am-noon – Fizz, Boom There is Magic in the Room. EA
SA (7/26), 11am – Author Curtis Sikes and illustrator Sheena Kohlmeyer discuss their book, The Heart of a Friend.
SA (7/26), 1-4pm – Stacy Merten and Robert Sauer sign copies of their book, Asheville Albemarle Park.
SA (7/26) & SU (7/27), 1-6pm – 2014 Farm, Garden and Studio Tour. Tickets priced by car: $25 for 2 days/$15 for one day/$10 for seniors, students. Info: Jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org.
Ale Share Festival w/ 18 regional breweries; Live Music: Mark Shane, Floating Action & The Sufi Brothers, 1-6pm; Food Trucks: Pho Ya Belly, Smashbox & Mama Dukes
SA (7/26), 2-4pm – Janiec Opera Company: Sister Carrie final showing. This year’s Opera In A Box will be the new opera, Sister Carrie, by Grammy-winning composer Robert Aldridge. $40.
SA (7/26), 3pm – Author and storyteller Sheri Wrenn Haymore discusses her two novels, A Higher Voice and A Deeper Cut.
Food Truck: Melt Your Heart (gourmet grilled cheese), 3pm
SA (7/26), 4-7pm – EWANA summer picnic. Potluck with games and music.
SA (7/26), 4-6pm – Ride America for Meals on Wheels, celebrating two Black Mountain riders’ 4,500-mile motorcycle journey with barbecue. Donations and info: mowabc.org
SA (7/26), 4-6pm – The League of Women Voters and El Centro will present a forum on immigration and social justice.
SATURDAYS, 6-8pm – Shiva and Sri Chakra Puja.
SA (7/26), 6pm – Somebody’s Child performs.
Live Music: The Gravelys, 6-8pm
SA (7/26), 7pm – Ali Abunimah reads and signs his book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine.
SA (7/26), 7pm – “Bitter Pill Rally.” Highlights gender issues in response to recent Supreme Court decision. Sponsored by Asheville Chapter of National Organization for Women.
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.
SA (7/26), 7:30pm – Screening of Wisdomkeepers, by Pago Andino, about the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. $20/$15 advance.
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.
Live Music: Preston Cate Trio (jazz, funk), 8pm; Food Vendor: DOGS
Movie Night: The Quitters (musical), 15 minutes after dark