Through SA (9/20) – Edwina Bringle Retrospective, weaving. Artist’s reception: Aug. 16, 5pm.
FR (8/8) through FR (9/26) – Linear-Geometric Abstraction & Geometric Color Field Painting, a Resurrection and Resurgence, works by Matthew Zelder. Reception: Aug. 8, 6pm.
ONGOING – Sol LeWitt: Creating Place, “Wall Drawing #618,” conceptual art. Opening Aug. 9, 10am.
Through SA (9/20) – Works by Barbara Littledeer.
Through (10/1) – Submissions accepted for annual Short Story Contest, stories of 2500 words or less. $11. Contact for guidelines.
Through TU (9/9) – Serendipitous Accretion, paintings by Amanda Seckington. Free.
ONGOING – Classes for careers in the food and hotel industries. Includes American Hotel and Lodging Association Certification. Call for times. $25.
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 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.
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 (8/30) – Volunteers needed to monitor monarch butterflies to aid conservation efforts and knowledge.
Through TU (8/19) – Glass works by John Almaguer. Held at Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center, 1 Town Square Blvd.
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 SU (8/31) – Photographs of the farm taken by local photographers
Through TU (9/30) – Merge, vintage and contemporary photography.
Through TH (9/18) – Writers are asked to submit fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry on animals and animal rights for upcoming public reading. Contact for guidelines.
FR (8/22) through SA (9/20) – Camped Out on Greasy Grass: A Series of Portraits, works by artists from closed Lyman Avenue studios. Opening reception: Aug. 29, 6pm.
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.
Through (9/13) – Registration is open for this race to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina and families affected by autism. Call to register. $25. Held at UNCA on Sept. 13.
(pd.) August 30, 10 am at New Life Community Church on 1417 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804. Proceeds help Chris Spurrier get a van modified with computerized hand controls. Items range from local fine art to new practical items. View auction items on Facebook: Chris Spurrier Van Fund / Auction.
Through WE (10/15) – ZOOM IN: An Exhibition of Asheville Street Photography, works by six local photographers. Opening reception: Sept. 7, 4-6pm.
ONGOING - Sol LeWitt: Creating Place, Wall Drawing #618, conceptual art.
WE (9/3), 12:30pm & TH (9/4), 5:30pm – Open house for those interested in being a volunteer teacher assistant, tutor or mentor. Held at the ACSF central office, 85 Mountain St.
TH (8/21), 6:30pm – Presentation on fracking. Free.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/23), 7:30pm – The Taming of the Shrew. Free.
FR (8/22), 11:25am – “Toolbox for Humanities,” faculty panel from UNCA humanities department. Humanities Lecture Hall.
Through FR (8/29) - Bring Us Your Best XI, works by competition winners.
FR (8/22), 10am – “On Top of the World,” ranger-led moderate to strenuous hike discussing wilderness areas and their species. Meets at Black Balsam parking area off FR 816, near MP 420.
FR (8/22), 10am-2:30pm – Registration required: 299-0069.
SA (8/9) through SA (9/20) - Works by Barbara Littledeer.
TH (8/7) through SA (9/20) – Edwina Bringle Retrospective, weaving. Artist’s reception: Aug. 16, 5pm.
FR (8/22), 11:25am – “Colonialism and Enlightenment.” Lipinsky Auditorium.
FR (8/22), 11:25am – “State of the World.” Humanities Lecture Hall.
FRIDAYS through (8/22), 2-3pm – Yoga Nidra meditation. $11/$40 for series.
FR (8/22) & SA (8/23), 2:30pm – The Lion in Winter. $5.
FRIDAYS, 3-6pm –
FR (8/22), 3pm – A discussion with Asheville Lyric Opera director Craig Starkey. Free.
4th FRIDAYS, 5-9pm – Fourth Friday Gallery Walk through businesses in downtown Brevard. Free.
FR (8/22), 5:30pm – Science Pub: craft beer, snacks and discussion of the work of Don Johanson, who discovered the world’s oldest hominid fossil, “Lucy.” Free.
FR (8/22), 6-9pm – 40th Anniversary Celebration Barn Dance. Free.
FR (8/22), 7pm-8:30pm – Kriya yoga presentation. Free to attend.
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/24) – Sisters. Fri.&Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 3pm. $15/$12 advance, students and seniors.
FR (8/22), 7:30pm – “A Toast to the Steins.” $20/ $15 church members.
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.
FR (8/22) & SA (8/23), 730pm – Tickets to this performance of Broadway classics by local businessmen benefits Asheville Community Theatre. $20.
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS until (8/24) – Miss Saigon. Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thu., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40.
FR (8/22), 8pm-9:45pm – Bed and Board by François Truffaut.
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS until (9/14) – The Mystery of Irma Vep, Wed.-Sat.: 8pm; Thurs., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $40/$38 seniors/$25 students.