MO (2/1) through MO (2/29) – Bonjour and Bienvenue, exhibition of Virginia Pendergrass urban sketches.
Ongoing drop-in group for female identified survivors of sexual violence.
FR (1/22) through SA (5/21) – Recorded Matter: Ceramics in Motion, exhibit of eleven artists who integrate video into their studio practice.
Through SA (2/20) – Point of View Exhibition: The Asheville Stockyards, From Brownfield to Brewery curated by Ken Abbot. Reception: Friday, Feb. 5, 5-8pm.
Through SA (2/20) – ARC Gallery: Collage by Lisa De Girolamo. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 5, 5-8pm.
FR (2/5) through SA (8/6) – Julia Barello’s large scale metalwork installation, Strange Gardens. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 5, 6-10pm. Held in the Turchin Center Mayer Gallery.
FR (2/5) through SA (3/19) – Faculty Biennial, multidisciplinary exhibit of faculty work. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 5, 6-10pm. Faculty Presentation Evening: Thursday, Feb. 25, 7pm. Held in the Turchin Center.
SA (2/6) through MO (2/29) – Exhibition of collage art by Bob Fakanga. Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 6, 11am-3pm.
FR (1/22) through SA (5/21) – Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter, painting exhibition. Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 22 5:30-8pm.
MO (2/1) through MO (2/29) – Exhibition of the ceramic art of Anna Koloseike and Kate Gardner.
SA (1/23) through SU (5/8) – Through the Needles Eye, embroidery exhibit from The Embroiderers’ Guild of America. “Stitch-in” by guild members: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10am-4pm.
(1/23) through (5/15) – Ocean Bound! exhibition featuring interactive exhibits. $8/$6 children.
Through (7/1) – With These Hands: An Appalachian Barn Photography Exhibit by Bonnie Cooper & Don McGowan. Artists’ reception: Thursday, Mar. 24, 5:30-7pm.
WE (1/27) through SU (7/31) – Appalachia a Century Ago, Craft through the Lens of William A. Barnhill, historical exhibition. Held in the Ramsey Center.
MO (2/1) through FR (5/20) – From Apartheid to Democracy, exhibit from the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Held in the Hunter Library 2nd floor gallery.
MO (2/1) through SU (2/28) – Registration open for adult spring ultimate frisbee league. $40.
Through TU (3/1) – Submissions accepted for the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. See website for full guidelines. $15 per entry.
Through (2/19) – Colors of Winter, group painting exhibition. Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 29, 4-7pm.
Through (3/25) – John Julius Wilnoty stone carving exhibit. Reception: Thursday, Mar. 17, 5pm. Held in the Fine Art Museum.
MO (2/1) through MO (2/29) – Gifted By Faith, painting exhibition by local artist Jenny Pickens. Artist reception: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:30-7pm. Held in the Highsmith Center Intercultural Gallery.
TH (2/11) through TH (2/25) – 12th Annual Miniature Show, exhibition of paintings 9 x 7 or less. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 12, 5-7pm.
SU (3/7) – Registration deadline for the “Family-to-Family Class” taking place 6:30-9pm, Tuesdays from Mar. 8 through May 24. For families and caregivers of adults living with a severe mental illness. Registration: 989-2365. Free.
Through (3/5) – Preserving African American Art in the Foothills, exhibition.
Through TH (3/18) – Architecture of Survival, exhibition of photography by Pedro Lobo & soft sculpture by Jarod Charzewski.
Through SU (2/28) – Expressions of the Heart, paintings by Laura Elliott and beadwork by Yona FrenchHawk. Reception: Friday, Feb. 12, 5:30-8pm.
WE (2/10) through FR (3/4) – Where Do We Go From Here? Sculptures by Molly Sawyer. Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6-8pm. Held in Weizenblatt Gallery.
Through SU (3/6) – WNC Regional Scholastic Art exhibition.
Through late June – Appalachian Innovators: Women Makers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, 1930–2000. Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 12, 5-6:30pm.
Through FR (3/4), 6-8pm – Julie Miles/Molly Sawyer Exhibition of the paintings of Julie Miles and the sculptures of Molly Sawyer. Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6-8pm. Held in the Wiezenblatt Gallery.
SA (2/13) – Paddle-n-Plant with the French Broad river keeper to prevent sediment erosion. Registration required: email@example.com. Free.
Through SA (2/27) – Contrast: Black + White, exhibition of of 2D and 3D works.
Through SU (2/21) – Open call for submissions for experimental lecture series on the theme of “BIRTH + DEATH.” See website for full guidelines.
FR (2/12) through FR (2/19) – “The Art of Our Children,” elementary student art exhibition. Reception: Friday, Feb. 12, 5:30-7pm.
Through TU (3/15) – Annual plant sale. Contact to order: 456-3575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd SATURDAYS, 7:30am – Discussion group meeting with optional breakfast. Free to attend.
SA (2/13), 8am – Traditional Tibetan smoke offering (Sang offering) for the year of the monkey. Admission by donation. Held at a private residence, 68 Kentucky Drive
FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS (2/12) through (3/6), 7:30pm – Seussical. $15-$25.
SA (2/13), 8:30am – Coaches training for the March-May spring season. Registration required: gotrwnc.org/get-involved/coach. Free.
SA (2/13), 8:30-11:30am – Valentine wellness expo with information booths. 5k begins at 9:30am. Fun run begins at 9am. Registration: blackmountainrec.org. $30 for the 5k/Free fun run/Free expo.
SA (2/13), 8:45am – 3 mile easy hike on the Givens Estates Trail Loop. Free/$3 optional carpooling fee.
2nd SATURDAYS, 9am-1pm – Urban Forest Workdays: Richmond Hill Park invasive plant removal work days.
SA (2/13), 9am-2pm – 3rd annual conference features speakers who are autistic self-advocates. Registration required. $25/$40 for two tickets.
SA (2/13) & SA (2/20), 9am-12:30pm – “Manage Your Money Series,” seminar.
2nd SATURDAYS, 10am-6pm – Self-guided open studio tour through the River Arts District with artist demonstrations and classes. Free to attend.
SATURDAYS through (2/20), 10am – Tricky, Tricky Trickster Tales. $5.
SA (2/13), 10am – Poodle adoption event. Free to attend.
SATURDAYS, 10:30am – Yoga with cats. Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Free
SA (2/13), 10:30am-3pm – Free tax preparation assistance with trained UNC Asheville volunteers. – Trained UNCA volunteers. Available to households with incomes under $54,000, the elderly and people with disabilities or limited proficiency in English.
SATURDAYS until (4/2), 10:30am-3pm – Income tax preparation for incomes under $54K. Free.
SATURDAYS (1/2) through (2/27), 11am-2pm – Basic meditation class. Admission by donation.
SATURDAYS, 11am – Storytime for ages 3-7. Free to attend.
SA (2/13), 11am-3pm – “Critter check-up,” event for kids to bring a stuffed animal to for a wellness check up with Nature Center’s veterinarians. Regular admission fees.
2nd SATURDAYS, 12:30-3pm – Open meeting regarding climate change solutions. Free.
SA (2/13), 1-3pm – “A Gospel Sound Celebrating our History from Then to Now,” Black History Month celebration and potluck. Free.
SA (2/13), 1:30pm – “Charcuterie Intensive,” workshop on curing meats. Registration: form.jotform.com/60044153858960. $15.
SA (2/13), 2-4pm – For people interested or concerned with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
2nd SATURDAYS, 2-4pm – Occasionally meets additional Saturdays. Contact for details.
SA (2/13), 2pm – Crafty Historian: 1880’s Victorian Tea Party with crafting and learning manners. Reservations required: goo.gl/forms/OzSt2cHQ2N. $20.
SA (2/12) & SU (2/14), 2pm – Music on the Rock: The music of Barry Manilow. $25.
SUNDAYS (2/12) through (2/21), 2pm – All You Need is Love, three short plays by Sue Bargeloh. Admission by donation.
SA (2/13), 2pm – Marilyn Ball discusses The Rise of Asheville.
SA (2/13), 2pm – Artist talk by Seanna Reilly. Part of the CONTRAST: Black + White gallery exhibition. Free to attend.
SA (2/13), 3pm – Ross Howell Jr. presents his novel, Forsaken.
SA (2/13), 3pm – Up for Discussion: “Make It Shine,” presentation on art conservation by conservator Wendel Norton. $8/$7 students & seniors.
SA (2/13), 6pm – Proceeds from “Puttin’ on the Ritz” annual cabaret, pasta dinner and silent auction benefit Cantaria: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville. $30.
FR (2/12) & SA (2/13), 6:30pm – Proceeds from the murder-mystery comedy “Dying to be Loved, A Dinner Theatre Event,” benefit Parkway Playhouse. $45
SA (2/13), 6:30pm – Poetry Pickens, program covering poets of the Harlem Renaissance. Free.
SA (2/13) & SU (2/14), 6:30pm – Proceeds from this dinner and live music show featuring Kelly McGillis and Kat Williams benefit Our Voice. Show starts at 7:30pm. $65 dinner and show advance/$30 show only.
MONDAYS, 7pm –
SA (2/13), 7pm – Jacar Press presents the anthology, Intimacy: Poems.
SA (2/13), 7pm – Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, boogie-woogie jazz. $30/$15 students. Held in the Schaefer Center.
SA (2/13), 7pm – Carolina Blue, bluegrass. $5/$3 under 12.
SA (2/13), 7:30pm – Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller valentine’s concert. Bluegrass/folk/old-time. $15 plus tax.
THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS (2/11) through (2/27), 7:30pm – The Caro Savanti Experience! $24/$21 advance.
FR & SA (2/12) through (2/21), 7:30pm – All You Need is Love, three short plays by Sue Bargeloh. Admission by donation.
SA (2/13), 7:30pm – Andy Buckner with Southern Soul Campaign. $11.
THURSDAYS through SATURDAYS (2/13) until (2/27), 7:30pm – The Caro Savanti Experience, by Jim Julien. $24/$21 advance.
Fri (2/12) & SA (2/13), 8pm – Music on the Rock: The music of Barry Manilow. $25.
SA (2/13), 8pm – Masterworks concert with violinist Bella Hristova. $35.50/$24.50 youth.