Weekend Picks: Friday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 23

Whether you are raring to go to the Women & Money Conference, a scary open mic, a benefit in a castle, or a low country boil, Asheville has you covered this weekend! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events!


Scary OPEN MIC web‘SCARY WORD!’ Storytelling hosted by David Joe Miller
FR (10/21), 8pm – “Scary Word!” Spoken word series hosted by David Joe Miller and featuring storyteller David Novak and Alison Fields. $15/$12 advance. Held at Trade & Lore Coffee House, 37 Wall St.

Public Lecture by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery
FR (10/21), 11am – Public lecture by the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery. Free. Held in the Sherrill Center, Mission Health Mountain View Room

Teen Awesome Group
FR (10/21), 4-5:30pm – “Teen Awesome Group,” for grade 6 and up. Snacks and drinks provided. Free. Held at Weaverville Public Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville

Of Time and the River Benefit
252-8474, RiverLink.org
FR (10/21), 6-9pm – Proceeds from this gala landscape art show and reception featuring music by cellist and composer Ron Clearfield benefit RiverLink. $75/$50 members. Held at Zealandia Castle, 1 Vance Gap Road

‘The Legend of Tommy Hodges’
877-3130, cradleofforestry.com/
FR (10/21), 6:30pm, 7:45pm or 9pm – The Legend of Tommy Hodges, outdoor drama. $6/$3 youth. Held at The Cradle of Forestry, 11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest

Chris Allison, Maria Buchanan, Paige Posey, Scott Treadway and Peter Thomasson in “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Photo by Scott Treadway.

‘Vintage Hitchcock, A Live Radio Play’
693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org/
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/20) until (11/6) – Vintage Hitchcock, A Live Radio Play. Thurs.: 7:30pm. Fri. & Sat.: 8pm. Thurs., Sat., & Sun.: 2pm. $15-$40. Held at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery: ‘Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train’
254-2166, www.floodgallery.org/
FR (10/21), 8pm – Classic foreign film: Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train. Free. Held at Flood Gallery, 2160 Highway 70, Swannanoa

‘Decades Rewind’
257-4530, www.dwtheatre.com/
FR (10/21) & SA (10/22), 8pm – Decades Rewind, musical showcase. $25 and up. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square

‘Jewels of the River Arts District’
941-587-9502, www.markbettisart.com/
FR (10/21) through MO (11/21) – Jewels of the River Arts District, exhibition of jewelry by Vicki Rollo. Reception: Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30pm. Held at Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery, 123 Roberts St.

This piece will be part of “to shape, of thought,” a solo exhibition by Erin Canady at the Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery at UNC Asheville, Oct. 21-Nov. 11.

Exhibition of works by Erin Canady
FR (10/21) through FR (11/11) – To shape, of thought, exhibition of works by Erin Canady. Reception: Friday, Oct. 21, 6-8pm. Held at UNC Asheville, Owen Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery.


Women & Money Conference
SA (10/22), 9am-1:45pm – Women & Money Conference with financial literacy presentations and workshops designed specifically for women. Registration required. $15 includes lunch. Held at First Baptist Church of Asheville, 5 Oak St.

Howl-O-Ween at WNC Nature Center
298-5600, www.wncnaturecenter.com/
SA (10/22), 10am-5pm – “Howl-O-Ween” event with spooky arts & crafts, games, face painting, hay maze, costume contest, refreshments available for purchase, and educational animal encounters. Regular admission fees apply. Held at WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road

‘Little One Inch’
254-1320, www.ashevilletheatre.org/
SA (10/22), 11am – Little One-Inch, presented by Red Herring Puppets. $5. Held at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St.

Fall Festival at Lake Julian Park
250-6707, www.buncombecounty.org/parks
SA (10/22), 11am-2pm – Outdoor family friendly festival with a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving contest and activities for all ages. Registration for Scarecrow Contest: 250-4260. Free. Held at Lake Julian Park, 406 Overlook Road, Ext., Arden

native posterNational Disability Awareness Month Fundraiser
SA (10/22), 11am-4pm – Proceeds from this fundraiser featuring all you can eat ‘low country boil’ plates, music by Laura Blackley and a magic show by The Vanishing Wheelchair benefit Liberty Corner Enterprises and The Arc of Buncombe County. $15 for food/Admission by donation. Held at Native Kitchen & Social Pub, 204 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa

Fix it in 15: Bike Repair Clinics with Asheville on Bikes
785-1357, www.craftcreativitydesign.org/
SA (10/22), 1-3pm – Bike Repair event with Asheville on Bikes. Part of The Future of Fixing exhibition. Free to attend. Held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway

‘Our Unfolding Selves: Creative Writing as Connection and Imagination’
255-8115, www.firestorm.coop
SA (10/22), 6:30-8:30pm – “Our Unfolding Selves: Creative Writing as Connection and Imagination,” workshop. Free to attend. Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 610 Haywood Road

Astronomy for Everyone
584-7728, www.ncparks.gov/lake-james-state-park
SA (10/22), 7pm – “Astronomy for Everyone,” ranger led star gazing. Registration required. Free. Held at Lake James State Park, 6883 N.C. Highway 126, Nebo

Creepy Classics Film Series at McDowell Arts Council
652-8610, www.mcdowellarts.org/
SA (10/22), 7pm – Creepy Classics Film Series: The Stranger, suspense/thriller. $5. Held at McDowell Arts Council Association, 50 S. Main St., Marion

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UNC Asheville students Bjorn Goller Hagood, Emily Crock and Ryan Miller (seated) perform in “Marat/Sade.” Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat
828-251-6610, drama.unca.edu
THURSDAY through SUNDAY (10/20) until (10/23) – The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30pm. Sun.: 2pm. $12/$10 seniors/$7 students. Held at UNC Asheville,

Asheville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert: ‘In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE!’
254-7046, ashevillesymphony.org
SA (10/22), 8pm – Masterworks concert: “In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE!” Featuring Jason Posnock and Alistair MacRae and works by Brahms and Schmitt. $22 and up. Held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St.


Asheville Living Treasures
423-6476, ashevillelivingtreasures.com
SU (10/23), 1:30pm – Asheville Living Treasures recognition ceremony. Free. Held in the UNC Asheville Reuter Center.

Asheville Community Theatre’s production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ is directed by Jerry Crouch with music direction by Lenora Thom. The show runs until Sunday, Oct. 30. Photo courtesy of Asheville Community Theatre.

‘Sweeney Todd’
254-1320, www.ashevilletheatre.org/
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/7) until (10/30) – Sweeney Todd. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30pm. Sun.: 2:30pm. $15-$25. Held at Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St.

Free Planet Radio Concert
859-8322, www.tryonarts.org/
SU (10/23), 3pm – Free Planet Radio concert. Free. Held at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon


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