Weekend Picks: Friday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 16

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, volunteers@litcouncil.com, 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
645-2941, www.vanishingwheelchair.org
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

Danyel Fulton, Alexis Sims and Shaleah Adkisson in the Flat Rock Playhouse production of ‘Beehive: The 60’s Musical.’

‘Beehive, The Musical’
693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org
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.

Remain (1)
Photograph of Jennifer Halli’s sculpture, ‘Remain’ courtesy of The Gallery at Flat Rock. The sculpture is part of the ‘Wabi Sabi’ exhibition that opens this Friday, October 14, from 5-7 p.m.

‘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’
859-8323, tryonartsandcrafts.org
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
707-4236, twosistersfarmstead.org
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
231-0764, www.fireflycraftgallery.com
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

img-1CiderFest NC
254-1995, ciderfestnc.com
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

‘Peruvian Visions’
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
321-271-4593, psabc.org
SA (10/15), 2pm – Self-guided walking tour of riverside cemetery. $10. Held at Historic Riverside Cemetery, 53 Birch St.

AmiciMusic Concert
802-369-0856, amicimusic.org
SA (10/15), 3pm – “French Connection,” AmiciMusic concert. $20/$20 church members/Free under 18. Held at All Souls Cathedral, 9 Swan St.

FMF image
Photo courtesy of Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary

October Howl Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Rescue
664-9818, fullmoonfarm.org
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
652-8610, www.mcdowellarts.org
SA (10/15), 7pm – Creepy Classics Film Series: Carnival of Souls. $5. Held at McDowell Arts Council Association, 50 S. Main St., Marion

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater dancers Sara Keller and Megan Jackson in ‘Motown Memories.’ Photo by A Bird in the Clouds Film and Photography Services.

‘Motown Memories’
254-2621, www.acdt.org
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’
692-1082, www.hendersonvilletheatre.org
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

DaphneRuthDarcyAsLauraIngallsWilder Head Circle
Storyteller Daphne Ruth Darcy and fiddler Wayne Erbsen bring to life stories and fiddle tunes from the ‘Little House’ books. Photo of Daphne Ruth Darcy as Laura Ingalls Wilder courtesy of Daphne Ruth Darcy

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


Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.