The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 26-29, with two pre-festival gatherings. $13-$16 per show unless noted as free/$50 all-access pass. Tickets can be purchased online or in person, Monday, Jan. 23, through Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 6 p.m. at Fringe Central, 14 Battery Park Ave. Info at avl.mx/3an
Sky Lanes Bowling Center, 1477 Patton Ave.
- Fringe Festival Kick Off Party featuring The Accidentals — Sunday, Jan. 22, 5-8 p.m., free event
- I Freak Faster by Constance Humphries — Monday, Jan. 23, noon-6 p.m., free event
The BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St.
- Happy Birthday Stupid Kid by IRTE Theatre Company — Thursday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
- Dante’s Itch by Anam Cara Theatre — Thursday and Saturday, 9 p.m.
- The Fringe Dance Show featuring Downtown Replay, In Flight, Lauren Thompson, Lindsey Kelley, Michele T. Hower, Silvia Sheffield, and Susan and Giles Collard — Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m.
- Opening Amanda’s Closed Door by Amanda Levesque, Giovanna Allegretti and Tom Kilby — Friday, 9 p.m.
- Elec-Shun Movement Workshop led by Kathleen Meyers Leiner — Sunday, noon-2 p.m.
The Crow & Quill, 106 N. Lexington Ave.
- Butoh Parade — Saturday, 1-4 p.m., free event
The Dirty South, 41 N. Lexington Ave.
- Hot for T-Rex by Taylor Gruenloh — Thursday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
- The Unaccompanied Minor by Elan Zakir — Thursday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
Downtown Books & News, 67 N. Lexington Ave.
- Literary Circus featuring Alli Marshall, Jennifer Fulford, Nina Hart and Randi Janelle — Saturday, 5 p.m., free event
LaZoom, leaves from Coxe Ave. at Commerce St.
- LaZoom Bus Fringe Tour featuring Caroline Williford, Claire Dima, E McClain, Kathleen Meyers Leiner, Kevin Patterson, Rigel Pawlak, Sera Sehara — Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 4 p.m.
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St.
- The Ride Along by Deanna Braine — Thursday-Saturday, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 and 5 p.m.
- Unredeemable by Jim Sea — Thursday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
- Poetry Cabaret led by Caleb Beissert — Thursday, 9 p.m.
- Breakfast at Wimbledon by Brita Thorne and Willie Filkowski — Friday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 4 p.m.
- Black! by Michael Washington Brown — Friday, 9 p.m., and Sunday, 6 p.m.
The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road
- Fringe Double Feature: Mine and Yours … & No Shame and The Cardboard Sea — Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
- The Sexy, Weedy Reality Show — Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.
RockDoll Vintage, 46 Commerce St.
- A Disorienting Divertissement by Grayson Morris and Lynn Nesseth — Saturday, 2-5 p.m., free event
Toy Boat Community Arts Space, 101 Fairview Road
- Spuyten Duyvil by Amy Hamilton and Victor Palomino — Thursday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
- The Sealskin by West of Roan — Thursday and Saturday, 9 p.m.
- Who Are?! What Are! THE THUNDER ELVES! by Keith Shubert — Friday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 4 p.m.
- Fringe Double Feature: Ubu Faust & Roman Meal and Down With Pants — Friday, 9 p.m., and Sunday, 6 p.m.