Through (8/19) – All Kinds of Quilts, by Asheville Modern Quilt Guild. Opening reception Sunday, May 4, from 2-4pm.
ONGOING – Sol LeWitt: Creating Place, “Wall Drawing #618,” conceptual art. Opening Aug. 9, 10am.
Through (10/1) – Submissions accepted for annual Short Story Contest, stories of 2500 words or less. $11. Contact for guidelines.
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 (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.
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 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 (8/31) – Lost at Sea, works by Sandee Johnson.
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 (8/28) – Submissions will be accepted for Anything Goes, Everything Shows, a multimedia mail-in art show. All submissions will be exhibited. Opening: Sept. 6. Free.
Through SA (8/31) – Handmade traditional Javanese Batik.
Through SU (8/31) – Corollaries, paintings by Suzanne Saunders.
Through (11/5) – Artists may donate works to be displayed and auctioned at Zuma Coffee in Marshall. Proceeds benefit this nonprofit animal therapy program for veterans and at-risk youth. Contact for details.
Through FR (9/26) – Students in grades 4-12 may submit works of fiction to the Telling Our Tales writing competition. Must be inspired by The Sun and the Rain. Contact for details.
ONGOING – Sol LeWitt: Creating Place, Wall Drawing #618, conceptual art.
Through FR (9/26) – Linear-Geometric Abstraction & Geometric Color Field Painting, a Resurrection and Resurgence, works by Matthew Zelder.
Through SA (9/20) – Edwina Bringle Retrospective, weaving.
Through (8/16), 12pm-2pm – CTRL+P 3D Printing Week, watch 3D printing in action. Free.
TH (8/14) through SA (8/16), noon-10pm – Includes food and kids activities. $35 per day. Contact for full schedule.
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FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/23), 7:30pm – The Taming of the Shrew. Free.
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SA (8/16), 9am-5pm – Training for all interested in being a Girls on the Run mentor. Held in UNCA’s Sherill Center. Registration required.
SA (8/16), 9:30am-4pm – Doll show and sale. Free to attend.
SATURDAYS through (8/20), 10am-11:30am- Outdoor yoga event. Free with donations to Homeward Bound or Helpmate encouraged.
SA (8/16), 9am – Proceeds from this race benefit brain cancer research at Duke University’s Tisch Brain Tumor Center. $25. Registration required.
SA (8/16), 10am-4pm – Includes putting contest, local vendors, kids activities and live music. Admission is donation of animal toy to Brother Wolf or can of food to MANNA FoodBank.
Through FR (8/29) – Bring Us Your Best XI, works by competition winners.
SA (8/16) through SU (8/17), 10am-6pm – Self-guided tour of pottery studios. Map and artist info on website. Free.
SA (8/16) & SU (8/17), 10am-3pm – Ranger-led tours of Cone Manor’s second floor departing hourly. Reservations required. Free.
SATURDAYS, 10:30am – Guided, walking history tour of downtown Brevard. Reservations required. $15/ free for children under 12.
SA (8/16), 10:30am-12:30pm – “Crafty Historian,” creating Monet paintings with shrink plastic. $5. Registration required.
SA (8/16), 11:30am-12pm – Interactive music workshop with Sonia Brooks. For ages 3-7. $5 per family.
SA (8/16) & SU (8/17), 2pm – Episodes nine and 10 of Ken Burns’ Jazz series. Admission fees apply.
$5 mimosas & bloody Marys
Food truck: El Kimchi (Korean/Mexican street food)
Seasonal Brew: Lion Tamer Red Rye (citrus, fruit-forward hops, seasonal)
SA (8/16), 5pm-6:30pm – Cone Manor Meander, a ranger-led two mile hike. Free. Meets at MP 294.
Live Music: The Mountain Laurels (folk, Celtic), 6-8pm
FR (8/15) through SU (8/17) – JUMP!. Fri. & Sat.: 6:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Suggested donation $15/$10 kids.
FRIDAY through SUNDAYS until (8/17), 6:30pm – Twelfth Night, performed by the MPP youth ensemble, Montford Moppets. Free.
Live Music: “Banjopalooza” w/ Jens & Uwe Kruger and Travis & Trevor Stuart, 6:30-8:30pm; Food Trucks: Little Bee Thai, Smashbox
Live Music: Fireside Collective Trio, 6:30pm
SA (8/16), 7pm – “Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain,” with guest speaker from the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. Free.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/24) – Sisters. Fri.&Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 3pm. $15/$12 advance, students and seniors.
FRIDAYS through SATURDAYS until (8/17) – Driving Miss Daisy. Fri.&Sat.:7:30pm; Sun.:2:30pm. $12-$22.
SA (8/16), 7:30pm – Open house and ice cream social. Free.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/31) – Little Shop of Horrors, Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. $24/$18 ages 18-25/$12 students under 18.
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.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (9/14) – The Mystery of Irma Vep, Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thurs., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40/$38 seniors/$25 students.
Live Music: Joe’s Truck Stop (honky-tonk, country), 8-10pm
Movie Night: Fargo (unless it rains), 15 minutes after sunset