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 (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 FR (8/15) – Works by artists of Burlingame Country Club.
Through SU (8/31) – Screen prints, stickers and other works by California artist Bigfoot.
Through WE (8/27) – Wooden sculptures by Mark Gardner.
Through TU (8/19) – Glass works by John Almaguer. Held at Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center, 1 Town Square Blvd.
Through FR (10/31) – Drifting Toward the Names of Things, paper works by Brian T. Leahy.
Through SU (8/31) – Life in Motion, works by Alyson Markell and Kenn Kotara.
ONGOING – Community, abstract works by Sharon Louden.
Through SU (8/31) – Paintings by Joyce Schlapkohl.
Through SU (8/31) – Swannanoa Fine Arts League members juried exhibit.
Through (8/30) – Volunteers needed to monitor monarch butterflies to aid conservation efforts and knowledge.
Through FR (9/12) – Carolina Through My Lens, photography by Joye Ardyn Durham.
Through TU (9/30) – Artifacts and Contraptions, glass and mixed media sculptures by Peter Wright and Audrey Wilson.
Through SA (8/30) – Paintings, architectural drawings and iron work by Anthony Lord.
ONGOING – Two Worlds, abstract watercolors by Mick Donelan.
Through SU (8/31) – Urban Photography From The Streets Of A Bohemian Mountain Town, street photography by Joe Longobardi.
Through SA (9/27) – Works from artists Kenneth Baskin, John L. Cleaveland, Brad Sells, Lee Sipe and Mike Smith.
Through FR (9/26) – British Invasion, works inspired by the British pop culture.
Through SA (9/27) – Ahead of the Curve, contemporary works focusing on lines.
Through (8/31) – Lost at Sea, works by Sandee Johnson.
Through TH (8/21) – Pattern, Texture, Emotion, quilts.
Through (8/30) – The foundation seeks two volunteers to serve as group facilitators for a proposed local support group. Contact for details.
Through SU (9/14) – Imagined Circus and Travelers, paintings by Diana LaRose-Weaver.
Through (10/28) – Into the Fire, glass, clay and metal works.
Through FR (9/26) – Linear-Geometric Abstraction & Geometric Color Field Painting, a Resurrection and Resurgence, works by Matthew Zelder.
Through (8/18) – Artists residing in North or South Carolina may submit works to be considered for the Views show. All mediums allowed. Contact for guidelines.
Through SU (8/31) – Photographs of the farm taken by local photographers
Through TU (9/30) – Merge, vintage and contemporary photography.
Through SA (9/20) – Edwina Bringle Retrospective, weaving.
Through FR (10/3) – The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, photographs of child textile workers.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (7/31) through (8/9), 8pm – Music on the Rock: The Songs of the 60s, tribute concert. $24.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/23), 7:30pm – The Taming of the Shrew. Free.
FR (8/8), 10am – Ranger-led moderate 2-mile hike discussing beech, birch and buckeye trees. Free. Meets at MP 363.
FR (8/8), 12:30pm – $20/ $15 AARP members. Registration required. Held at Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140.
FRIDAYS through (8/22), 2-3pm – Yoga Nidra meditation. $11/$40 for series.
Food truck: Melt Your Heart (gourmet grilled cheese)
FR (8/8), 4-5pm – For ages 6-12. Held at Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty Street
Clawhammer Oktoberfest Celebration w/ Raising Caine (country), 4-9pm; Food Trucks: Appalachian BBQ & Gypsy Queen Cuisine
FR (8/8), 5-10pm – Pet adoptions, food vendors, live music and a dog parade at 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit Friends of Madison County Animals. Held on Main Street, Marshall.
FR (8/8), 5-7pm – Opening reception and awards ceremony for Bring Us Your Best XI, all-media visual arts.
6pm – Book release for photographer Joe Longobardi and his book Urban Photography From The Streets Of A Bohemian Mountain Town. Free to attend.
Live Music: Nikki Talley (Americana), 6pm
FR (8/8), 6:30pm – The Fantastic Shakers, easy listening. Includes a car show. Free. Held on Main Street, Marion.
FR (8/8), 6:30pm – Jeremy Jones discusses his book Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland.
FRIDAY through SUNDAYS until (8/17), 6:30pm – Twelfth Night, performed by the MPP youth ensemble, Montford Moppets. Free.
FR (8/8), 7-9pm – Dashboard Blue, funk. Free.
FR (8/8), 7pm – “An Evening at PARI,” with discussion of solar activity with NASA solar scientist Mitzi Adams. Reservations required. $20/$15 seniors & military/$10 children under age 14.
SA (8/9), 9am-8pm & SU (8/10), 9am-5pm – Includes music, food and art vendors, children’s activities and 5K. Held in downtown Black Mountain.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/24) – Sisters. Fri.&Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 3pm. $15/$12 advance, students and seniors.
WE (8/6) through SA (8/9), 7:30pm & SU (8/10), 2:30pm – Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming. $26.56.
FRIDAYS through SATURDAYS until (8/17) – Driving Miss Daisy. Fri.&Sat.:7:30pm; Sun.:2:30pm. $12-$22.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/24) – Miss Saigon. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40.
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS through (8/16), 8pm – Titus Andronicus. $12.
FR (8/8), 8pm – Pub crawl for redheads and friends.
Live Music: Peggy Ratusz Trio (blues, Americana), 8-10pm