Weekend Picks: Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6

Photo of pottery demonstration during the 2013 WNC Pottery Festival courtesy of the WNC Pottery Festival


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.

cv-2016-image-draftCulture Vulture Film Festival
692-8062, saveculture.org
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’
505-2926, atticsalt.org/ 
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.

‘Anything Goes’
254-1320, www.ashevilletheatre.org/
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.

Balsam Range
257-4530, www.dwtheatre.com/
FR (11/4), 8pm – Balsam Range, bluegrass. $32/$27 student/$20. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square

‘Looking Back’
669-0351, www.svfalarts.org
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

Reproduction of Klimt painting by Lynn Newhouse courtesy of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League.

‘Fabulous Fakes’
669-0351, www.svfalarts.org
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
253-0095, appalachian.org
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: haley@appalachian.org or 253-0095 ext. 205. $10/Free for members.

WNC Pottery Festival
631-5100, wncpotteryfestival.com
SA (11/5), 10am-4pm – Outdoor pottery festival with demonstrations, pottery competitions, activities and 42 master potters. $5. Held along Front St., Dillsboro

Photo courtesy of the Zero Prostate Cancer Run.

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
298-5600, www.wncnaturecenter.com/
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

06263755-ca05-409a-9184-c9fbd9dcdd81The Chalk Garden
692-1082, hendersonvilletheatre.org
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
257-4530, www.dwtheatre.com/
SA (11/5), 7:30pm – Miss Gay Latina Asheville contest. Tickets: gonzalezdiazent@aol.com or 704-779-4500. $22. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square

‘Julius Caesar’
254-5146, montfordparkplayers.org
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (11/4) until (11/20), 7:30pm – Julius Caesar. Free to attend. Held at BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St.

Birth of Pulsar
Painting of pulsar by French artist Amelie Beaudroit courtesy of the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute.



‘Pulsar Journey’
862-5554, pari.edu
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
258-8737, wnca.org
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
258-0211, facebook.com/events/1755814504657052/
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


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