Whether you are gearing up for Halloween with a walking tour of Riverside Cemetery or just wanting to enjoy some autumn cider at CiderFest, this weekend will not disappoint! There are plenty of shows, gallery exhibition openings and family events to choose from. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events!
Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction
254-3442, firstname.lastname@example.org, litcouncil.com
FR (10/14), 6-9pm – Proceeds from the 9th annual “Authors for Literacy” event featuring New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash and comedy by Clifton Cash benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. $75. Held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin St.
Black & White Gallery Gala
FR (10/14) 6-9pm – Proceeds from this black and white costumed gala reception for the Black & White Gallery exhibition benefit the Tryon Arts and Crafts School. $20. Held at the Tryon Arts and Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon
‘Revolutionary Mothering’ Author Event
FR (10/14), 7pm – Co-editor China Martens presents the anthology of stories, Revolutionary Mothering. Free to attend. Held at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 610 Haywood Road
The Vanishing Wheelchair: Magic, Mirth & Meaning
2nd & 4th FRIDAYS, 7pm – “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” family-friendly, hour-long storytelling singing, juggling and magic production. Admission by donation. Held at The Vanishing Wheelchair, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L
‘Beehive, The Musical’
THURSDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/13) until (10/30) – Beehive: The Musical. Thurs., Sat., Sun.: 2pm. Thurs.: 7:30pm. Fri. & Sat.: 8pm. $15 and up. Held at Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Highway 225, Flat Rock
‘Plato’s Allegory of the Cave’
FR (10/14) & SA (10/15), 8pm – Emersion presents “Plato’s Allegory of the Cave,” an interactive walk-through immersive theater installation. $10. Held at 43 West Chestnut St.
‘Wabi Sabi: Beauty in Imperfection’
FR (10/14) through SA (12/31) – Wabi Sabi: Beauty in Imperfection, exhibition of 21 local artists. Reception: Friday, October 14, 5-7pm. Held at The Gallery at Flat Rock
702-A Greenville Highway, Flat Rock
‘Black & White Gallery’
FR (10/14) through WE (11/9) – Black & White Gallery, exhibition of black & white works by regional artists. Held at the Tryon Arts and Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon
Family Discovery Day
SA (10/15), 10am-noon or 1-3pm – “Family Discovery Day,” with farm tour and family activities. Bring your own picnic lunch at noon. Free. Held at Two Sisters Farmstead, 218 Morgan Cove Road, Candler
American Craft Week Demonstrations
SA (10/15), noon-4pm – American Craft Week artisan craft demonstrations. Free to attend. Held at Firefly Craft Gallery
2689 D Greenville Highway, Flat Rock
SA (10/15), 1-5pm – Proceeds from this apple cider event with cider, mead and wine makers, food vendors, live music, workshops and arts and crafts vendors benefit the WNC Green Building Council. $15-$30. Held at the Salvage Station, 466 Riverside Drive
SU (10/15), 1:30pm – Author Lois Chazen and painter Mauro Reátegui Perez present “Peruvian Visions.” $8. Held at White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road, Black Mountain
Walking Tour of Riverside Cemetery
SA (10/15), 2pm – Self-guided walking tour of riverside cemetery. $10. Held at Historic Riverside Cemetery, 53 Birch St.
SA (10/15), 3pm – “French Connection,” AmiciMusic concert. $20/$20 church members/Free under 18. Held at All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St.
October Howl Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Rescue
SU (10/15), 3-6pm – “October Howl,” farm tour and potluck. Register for location: 664-9818. $5.
Creepy Classics Film Series at McDowell Arts Council
SA (10/15), 7pm – Creepy Classics Film Series: Carnival of Souls. $5. Held at McDowell Arts Council Association, 50 S. Main St., Marion
FR (10/14) & SA (10/15), 8pm – Motown Memories, performed by Sharon Cooper and Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre . $18/$15 students & seniors. Held at BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St.
‘A Modern Day Tour of Transylvania’
SU (10/16), 1-3pm – “A Modern Day Tour of Transylvania,” book signing and multimedia presentation by Dacre Stoker. $10. Held at Saluda Historic Depot, 32 W. Main St., Saluda
‘God of Carnage’
FRIDAYS through SUNDAYS (10/14) until (10/23) – God of Carnage. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30. Sun.: 2pm. $16. Held at Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville
Laura Ingalls Wilder Live! Storytelling and Fiddling
SU (10/16), 3pm – “Laura Ingalls Wilder Live,” featuring storyteller Daphne Ruth Darcy and fiddler Wayne Erbsen. Admission by donation. Held at St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St.
Blue Ridge Orchestra Concert
SA (10/15) & SU (10/16), 3pm – “Homage to Haydn,” with works by Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn. $15/$5 students. Held in UNC Asheville, Lipinsky Auditorium
Woolly Worm Festival
SA (10/15), 9am-5pm & SU (10/16), 9am-4pm – Family friendly festival featuring woolly bear caterpillar racing, woolly worm weather prediction, craft and food vendors and live entertainment. $5/$3 children 6-12. Held on Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk