Downtown Asheville First Friday Art Walks
1st FRIDAYS, 5-8pm – Downtown Asheville museums and galleries open doors to visitors. Visit the website for participating venues and full details. Free to attend.
Culture Vulture Film Festival
FR (11/4), 6pm – Proceeds from this film festival benefit the Center for Cultural Preservation. $25. Held at Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock
‘How I Learned to Drive’
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (11/4) until (11/20) – How I Learned to Drive, presented by Attic Salt Theatre Company. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30pm. Sun.: 2:30pm. $20. Held at 35below, 35 E. Walnut St.
FRIDAY through SUNDAY, (11/4) until (11/6) – Anything Goes, presented by the youth production class. Fri.: 7:30pm. Sat. & Sun.: 2:30pm. $6. Held at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St.
FR (11/4), 8pm – Balsam Range, bluegrass. $32/$27 student/$20. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
FR (11/4) through WE (11/30) – Looking Back, exhibit of past works from the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League. Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 5-7pm. Held at Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain
FR (11/4) through SA (12/31) – Fabulous Fakes, exhibition of copies of iconic paintings painted by members of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League. Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 5-9pm. Held at Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain
For Love of Beer and Mountains
SA (11/5), 10am – “For Love of Beer and Mountains,” moderately strenuous, 5-mile, guided hike with views of Thunderstruck Ridge. Hike offered in partnership with Highland Brewing. Register for location: firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-0095 ext. 205. $10/Free for members.
WNC Pottery Festival
SA (11/5), 10am-4pm – Outdoor pottery festival with demonstrations, pottery competitions, activities and 42 master potters. $5. Held along Front St., Dillsboro
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
SA (11/5), 10am – Proceeds from this 5K run and walk benefit national efforts to provide research for new treatments, to enhance patient support resources, and to educate men and families about prostate cancer. $25 5K/$15 1-mile/$15 kids dash. Held at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road
Sit-A-Thon Benefiting the Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville
SA (11/5), noon until SU (11/6), noon – Proceeds from this 25 hour meditation event benefit the Shambhala Meditation Center building fund. Admission by donation. Held at Shambhala Meditation Center, 60 N Merrimon Ave., #113
Local Authors Fair
SA (11/5), 1-4pm – Local authors fair with readings, book signings and sales and gift wrapping provided by the Friends of the Library. Free. Held at Waynesville Branch of Haywood County Public Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville
WNC Nature Center Wild Walk
SA (11/5), 1:45pm – “Wild Walk,” behind the scenes tour of the Nature Center. Registration required. $30/$15 for children under 16/$25 for members. Held at WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road
The Chalk Garden
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (11/4) until (11/13) – Enid Bagnold’s, The Chalk Garden. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30pm. Sun.: 2pm. $22/$18 students/$12 youth. Held at Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville
Miss Gay Latina Asheville
SA (11/5), 7:30pm – Miss Gay Latina Asheville contest. Tickets: email@example.com or 704-779-4500. $22. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (11/4) until (11/20), 7:30pm – Julius Caesar. Free to attend. Held at BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St.
SA (11/5) through SA (12/3) – Pulsar Journey, exhibition of paintings by Amélie Beaudroit. Held at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, 1 PARI Drive, Rosman
‘Great Illustrations: Kids Create Characters’
SU (11/6), 11am-1pm – “Great Illustrations: Kids Create Characters,” with Constance Lombardo and Laura Boffa. Free to attend. Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 610 Haywood Road
Green River Game Land Hike
SU (11/6), 12:30-5pm – “Green River Game Land Hike,” 3-4 mile guided hike through the Green River Game Lands. Register for location: action.mountaintrue.org/page/s/green-river-game-land-hike. Free.
Chamber Music Concert Featuring Viola Quintets
SU (11/6), 3pm -Chamber music concert featuring viola quintets and works by Michael Haydn and Ludwig Beethoven. Admission by donation. Held at St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St.
Spontaneous Sound for Standing Rock
SU (11/6), 6-9pm- Proceeds from this benefit featuring spontaneous song and dance benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Free to attend. Held at Center for Art & Spirit at St. George, 1 School Road