Halloween is just around the corner, and this weekend offers a wide assortment of treats. From autumnal festivals to community art walks, gallery openings, haunted houses and traditional Day of the Dead celebrations – this weekend has goodies for everyone. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events!
Donna E. Price and Elisa Treml Installation and Textile Exhibit
TH (10/27) through TU (11/22) – Installation and textile exhibit featuring the work of Donna E. Price and Elisa Treml. Meet the Artists: Saturday, Oct. 29, 1-4pm. Held in Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University
2016 Annual Woodcarving Competition and Exhibition
SA (10/29), 9am-6pm & SU (10/30), 9am-4pm – Woodcarving competition and exhibition. Free to attend/$15 entry fee for competitors. Held at Folk Art Center, MP 382, Blue Ridge Parkway
‘Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders’
SA (10/29), 11am-1:30pm – Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders, documentary screening and discussion on the “spectrum of difference” sponsored by the Western North Carolina AIDS Project Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, and women and LGBTQ community leaders. Free. Held at Grail MovieHouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave.
Halloween Harvest Hoedown
SA (10/29), noon-3:30pm – Proceeds from this family friendly event with games, music, food, bounce houses, haunted house raffle and silent auction benefit Rainbow Mountain Community School and Children First/Communities In Schools. Free to attend/Purchase tickets for activities. Held at Rainbow Community School, 574 Haywood Road
First Annual Montford Artwalk
SA (10/29), noon – Self-guided tours of Montford neighborhood art, design and craft studios. Maps available at the Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Ave. and the Montford Recreation Center, 34 Pearson Drive on the day of the event.
SA (10/29), noon-4pm – Proceeds from this costumed dog walkathon benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. $25/$15 for children/Free for dogs. Held at Eliada, 2 Compton Drive
Fletcher Halloween Carnival
SA (10/29), 2:30-4:30pm – Fletcher family friendly Halloween carnival with games, costume contest, inflatables, obstacle course and hay rides. Contest for children under 12 begins at 4pm. Free to attend. Held at Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher
Halloween Pup Crawl!
SA (10/29), 3pm – “Halloween Pup Crawl,” doggie dress-up event and pet adoption with Blue Ridge Humane Society. Free to attend. Held at Sanctuary Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave., Hendersonville
Historic Haunted House Tour
FR (10/28) & SA (10/29), 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm and 8pm – “Historic Haunted House Tour,” led by historic interpreters through Round Knob Lodge. Tours last approximately 2 hours. Registration required. $35/$25. Held at Round Knob Lodge, 2345 Mill Creek Rd, Old Fort
Fund the Hub Benefit
SA (10/29), 6:30-9pm – Proceeds from this fundraising event with wild animals, food and drink, art auction, raffle and costume contest benefit Appalachian Wild’s work to open a triage facility to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Tickets: goo.gl/hNoKUO. $60. Held at London District Studios, 8 London Road
McDowell Arts Council Presents: ‘Night of the Living Dead’
SA (10/29), 7pm – Creepy Classics Film Series: Night of the Living Dead. $5. Held at McDowell Arts Council Association, 50 S. Main St., Marion
The Capitol Steps: ‘What to Expect When You’re Electing’
SA (10/29), 8pm – Proceeds from The Capitol Steps presentation of What to Expect When You’re Electing benefit the Diana Wortham Theatre. Tickets include reception. $75/$70 student/$20 children. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
FR (10/28), 10pm-midnight & SA (10/29), 8-11pm – Proceeds from the largest haunted house in WNC benefit the Asheville High School Bands. $10. Held at Asheville High School, 419 McDowell St.
‘The God of Hell’
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS (10/28) until (11/11), 8pm – The God of Hell. $20/$16 advance. Held at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road, Suite B
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
273-1193, saffsite.org/, email@example.com
FR (10/28) & SA (10/29), 9am-6pm & SU (10/30), 9am-4pm – Fiber fair with workshops, demonstrations, contests, equipment and supplies, handmade garments and accessories. $5/Free for children under 12. Held at WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road
Halloween Festivities at Beacham’s Curve
SU (10/30), 10am-3pm – Halloween festivities with a Wild for Life birds of prey exhibition, pop-up salon barber shop, costume contest, sugar skull decorating, costume party, apple cider press demonstration and tasting dinner. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1364865103524072/. Free to attend. Held at Beacham’s Curve Shops, Haywood Road
Weaverville Art Safari
SA (10/29) & SU (10/30), 10am-5pm – Self-guided tour of Weaverville artist studios featuring 41 artists. See website for map and details. Free to attend.
Paws for a Cause
SU (10/30), noon – Proceeds from getting a “Paws for Cause” tattoo benefit the Asheville Humane Society. $40. Held at Freaks & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow, 745 Haywood Road
The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series Presents ‘The Young Man From Atlanta’
686-1380, www.ashevilletheatre.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
SU (10/30), 2:30pm – The Young Man From Atlanta. $6. Held in the UNC Asheville Reuter Center
Día de Los Muertos Festival
SU (10/30), 3-6pm – Día de Los Muertos festival with raffles, candy, contests, arts and crafts (sugar skull painting), games for children, music, folk dances, traditional altars, typical Mexican appetizers and food for sale and information booths. Free. Held at Los Reyes Bakery, 810 South Grove Street, Hendersonville
Clan Destiny Circus presents ‘MAYA: Illusions of Experience’
FRIDAY through SUNDAY (10/28) until (10/30) – Clan Destiny Circus presents: MAYA: Illusions of Experience. Fri. & Sat.: 8pm. Sat.: 2:30pm. Sun.: 4pm. $20/$15 students/$10 children. Held at Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Sundays Live@Aloft Benefit for Charlie’s Angels
SU (10/30), 5-8pm – Proceeds from this “Sundays Live@Aloft” event with live music from Goldie and the Screamers benefit Charlie’s Angels. $5. Held at Aloft Hotel, 51 Biltmore Ave.
Ghouls for Schools
WE (10/26) through SU (10/30), 6-9pm – Proceeds from this outdoor haunted trail event benefit local school PTA and PTO programs. $13 ages 10 and up/$11 under age 10. Held at Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 East Side Dr., Black Mountain
Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert
SU (10/30), 7pm – Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra fall concert. $10.70/$7.49 children. Held at Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square