Weekend Picks: Friday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 25

FIND YOUR WAY: Eliada hosts WNC’s largest Corn Maze with 100 percent of proceeds going toward caring for the Eliada kids and families. The 2016 Corn Maze and Signature Event theme is “Going the Distance for Eliada Kids!” This year’s design features an airplane, clouds, a globe, and local business and title sponsor, MB Haynes. Photo of the past Eliada corn maze courtesy of Eliada

It is the first official weekend of Autumn and there are plenty of fun adventures ripe for the picking! Whether you are off to see The Montford Player’s presentation of Pride and Prejudice, Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a Pan Harmonia concert or to get lost in Eliada’s annual corn maze, this weekend is jam packed with options. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Eliada Corn Maze
eliada.org
WE (9/14) through SU (10/23) – Proceeds from the Eliada outdoor corn maze with kids activities benefit Eliada kids and families. See website for full schedule: eliada.org. $15/$10 for ages 4-16/Free under 4. Held at Eliada, 2 Compton Drive

Pink Beds BioBlitz & National Public Lands Day
877-3130, pinkbedsbioblitz.wordpress.com
FR (9/23), 10am through SA (9/24), 8pm – “Pink Beds BioBlitz & National Public Lands Day,” 36-hour event with citizen science field surveys and festivities. Free. Held at the Cradle of Forestry, 11250 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest

Greek Festival
FR (9/23) & SA (9/24), 11-9pm & SU (9/25), 11-4pm – Greek Festival with traditional greek food and beverages, music, dancing, kid’s activities and vendors. Free to attend. Held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Ave.

Art Trek Preview Party
upstairsartspace.org, 859-2828
FR (9/23), 5-7:30pm – Art Trek preview party. Free to attend. Held at Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade St., Tryon

Sip-N-Slide Benefit
MADabolic.com
FR (9/23), 6:30-8pm – Proceeds from this slideboard exercise event with raffle and beer benefit Girls on the Run WNC. $15. Held at Green Man Brewing Company, 27 Buxton Ave.

North Carolina Stage Company Presents Grounded
239-0263, ncstage.org/productions/grounded/
WEDNESDAYS through SATURDAYS (9/21) until (10/9), 7:30pm – Grounded. $16-$40. Held at North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane

Montford Park Players Present Pride and Prejudice
254-5146, montfordparkplayers.org
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS, (9/2) through (9/24), 7:30pm – Pride and Prejudice. Free to attend. Held at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, 92 Gay St.

Ying Quartet, l-r: David Ying (cello), Janet Ying (violin), new first violinist Robin Scott, and Phillip Ying (viola) outside Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music March 23, 2015  // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester
Ying Quartet, l-r: David Ying (cello), Janet Ying (violin), new first violinist Robin Scott, and Phillip Ying (viola) outside Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music March 23, 2015. Photo by J. Adam Fenster courtesy of the Asheville Chamber Music Series

Asheville Chamber Music Series: Ying String Quartet
259-3626, ashevillechambermusic.org
FR (9/23), 8pm – Ying String Quartet featuring works from Beethoven, Prokofiev and Brahms. $38.  Held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place

Transylvania Community Arts Council: Printmaking Exhibit
884-2787, tcarts.org
FR (9/23) through FR (10/21) – Printmaking exhibition featuring Southeastern printmakers. Reception: Friday, Sept. 23, 5-8pm. Held at the Transylvania Community Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell St.

Painters of Black Mountain College, exhibition
350-8484, blackmountaincollege.org/the-painters-of-black-mountain-college-selections-from-southern-collections/
FR (9/23) through SA (12/31) – Painters of Black Mountain College, comprehensive exhibition featuring 50 paintings from 38 Black Mountain College artists. Reception: Friday, Sept. 23, 7-9pm. Held at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, 56 Broadway

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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Internationally popular bluegrass-gospel band Mountain Faith will be among more than two dozen performing artists at the 42nd annual Mountain Heritage Day on the Western Carolina University campus Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission and parking are free. Photo courtesy of Western Carolina University

Mountain Heritage Day
mountainheritageday.com
SA (9/24), 9am-5pm – Mountain fair with art and craft vendors, live music and dance. Free to attend. Held at the Western Carolina University Intramural Field

Old Timey Fall Festival
oldtimeyfallfestival.com
SA (9/24), 10am-4pm – Outdoor festival with antique cars and tractors, live music, dance, games, and vendors. Free to attend. Held at the Town Square, Town Square Burnsville

Art Trek 2016
upstairsartspace.org
SA (9/24), 10am-5pm & SU (9/25), noon-5pm – Self-guided studio tours of foothills artist studios. See website for locations and map. Free to attend. Held at Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade St., Tryon

Greek Festival
FR (9/23) & SA (9/24), 11-9pm & SU (9/25), 11-4pm – Greek Festival with traditional greek food and beverages, music, dancing, kid’s activities and vendors. Free to attend. Held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Ave.

WNC4PEACE: Peace Day Awards Ceremony
wnc4peace.com
SA (9/24), 2pm – Awards ceremony for Buncombe County students who submitted entries for the Peace Day Creatives Contest and honoring the Peace Maker(s) of the Year. Free. Held at the Center for Art & Spirit at St. George, 1 School Road

 

Danielle Carlacci as Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank at Flat Rock Playhouse.  Photo  by Scott Treadway courtesy of the Flat Rock Playhouse
Danielle Carlacci as Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank at Flat Rock Playhouse. Photo by Scott Treadway courtesy of the Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse presents, The Diary of Anne Frank
693-0731
WEDNESDAYS through SUNDAYS (9/8) through (9/25) – The Diary of Anne Frank. Wed. & Thurs.: 7:30pm. Fri. & Sat.: 8pm. Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun.: 2pm. $15-$40. Held at Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Highway 225, Flat Rock

Music in the Mountains Folk Festival
682-7215, toeriverarts.org/events/music-in-the-mountains-folk-festival/
SA (9/24), 5:30-9:30pm – Folk music festival featuring bluegrass and traditional music, ballad singers, storytellers and dancing. $14/$12 students and seniors/Free for children under 6. Held at the Burnsville Town Center, 6 Main St., Burnsville

Parkway Playhouse presents The Great Gatsby
682-4285
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (9/24) until (10/8) – The Great Gatsby. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30pm. Sun.: 3pm. $20/$18 for seniors, students & military/$10 for children. Held at the Parkway Playhouse, 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville

UNC Asheville: Unveiled: A One-Woman Show
art.unca.edu
SA (9/24), 9pm – Unveiled: A One-Woman Show, created and performed by Rohina Malik. Free. Held in the Highsmith Union Grotto

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Greek Festival
FR (9/23) & SA (9/24), 11-9pm & SU (9/25), 11-4pm – Greek Festival with traditional greek food and beverages, music, dancing, kid’s activities and vendors. Free to attend. Held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Ave.

Fiesta Hendersonville
SU (9/25), noon-6pm – Fiesta Hendersonville street festival with live music, dance, artisans and vendors. Free to attend. Held outdoors on Main Street, Hendersonville

Art Trek 2016
upstairsartspace.org
SA (9/24), 10am-5pm & SU (9/25), noon-5pm – Self-guided studio tours of foothills artist studios. See website for locations and map. Free to attend. Held at Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade St., Tryon

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Pan Harmonia Concert
254-7123, pan-harmonia.org
SU (9/25), 3pm – “Asheville Baroque Concert Series” with works by H.I. Biber, J.G. Walther, W. Young, N. Matteis. $20/$5 students. Held at Oakley United Methodist Church, 607 Fairview Road

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