Thursday, Nov. 19
• Reacquaint yourself with Brooklyn’s The Pimps of Joytime (below) (the band played Downtown After 5 in August). They bring their own brand of dance-y funk to the Pisgah Brewery (150 Eastside Dr., Black Mountain, 669-0190). 7 p.m., free.
• The UNC-Asheville Percussion Ensemble performs at Lipinsky Auditorium (1 University Heights, Asheville, 251-6600). The concert will include the premier of student compositions by Benjamin Falcon and Reid Weigner, as well as a modern interpretation of traditional Brazilian samba rhythms. 7:30 p.m., $5.
• Self-described “urban hillbilly” Wink Keziah (pictured) performs at The Back Room (2701 C Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, 697-6828). 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20
• Here’s how to start a Friday night: One Leg Up plays Gypsy jazz at the Highland Brewery Company (12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 299-3370). Fresh-out-of-the-cvask beer is a mere $3 a pint and Pineapple Jack’s is the food vendor. Tips encouraged. 6 p.m.
• Adorable and super-talented Hay Sugar is playing the opening of Old Fairview Southern Kitchen (formerly Razcal’s; 831 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-7117). 8 p.m., free.
• Athens, Ga.‘s Packway Handle Band comes to Jack of the Wood (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445). 9 p.m., $5.
• Touring pre record release (LP Sincerely, Severely is due out on Dec. 1), Gainesville, Florida-based quartet Morningbell (below) makes its way to BoBo Gallery (22 Lexington Ave., Asheville, 254-3426). 9 p.m., $5.
• Asheville’s Cobra Horse, led by guitarist Josh Carpenter, may or may not have started as a Billy Idol Tribute Band (that’s an awesome rumor, right?). They play Broadway’s (107 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 285-0400) with Boone’s Naked Gods (pictured). 10 p.m.
• Says local band the pOLES about bill-sharing group self-evident: “scorchingly good trio from the twin cities makes rare appearance in asheville in support of their new record Endings…will be bad-ass…and our humbled selves get to play with ’em boys.” New French Bar (12 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-6445). 10 p.m., $5.
Saturday, Nov. 21
• The 12th Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale (Christine’s World by Amy Voorhees, below) will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Ted Voorhees home, 123 Norwood Avenue in Asheville. This weekend show and sale is free and open to the public.
• Americana songstress Angela Easterling (pictured) returns to the Beacon Pub (204 Whitson Ave. Swannanoa, 686-0006) for a 9 p.m. gig with Brandon Turner. $5.
• The Honeycutters bring old-school country to Jack of the Wood (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445). 9 p.m., $5.
• Pampadoured bluesman Matt Walsh (below) visits Westville Pub (777 Haywood Rd., 225-9782). 9 p.m., $5
Sunday, Nov. 22
• The UNC-Asheville Chamber Orchestra performs a concert of classical music at Lipinsky Auditorium (1 University Heights, Asheville, 251-6600). The performance will include music by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Handel. Featured soloists include UNC Asheville students Sarah Fouharty, Amanda Fujikawa, Sara Kabliska, Aurora Keeler, Holly Rhymes and Erica Schinasi, and UNC Asheville alumna Maria Potapov. The orchestra is conducted by Ron Clearfield. 4 p.m., $5.
• Wrap up the weekend with Queens-based Blues Control (pictured), performing experimental-rock at Harvest Records (415 Haywood Rd, Suite B, Asheville, 258-2999) on the second-to-last night of their U.S. tour. 8 p.m., $5.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter