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August 2018

ReStore ReUse Contest

August 1 - August 31
NC United States
Free

If you’ve recently built a structure from predominantly reused building materials, the Asheville Habitat ReStore wants to know. Projects can include garden sheds, artist studios, benches, chicken coops, playhouses and much more. Share your projects with the Habitat ReStore to help showcase innovative building projects made with reused materials and show off your creativity and talent for your chance to win in the 7th annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The contest runs July 1st through August 31st. For information and submission…

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Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS, at Momentum Gallery

August 1 - August 25
Momentum Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Free

Asheville, NC—Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville is pleased to participate in the Summer of Glass, a WNC celebration of glass art in conjunction with the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate, May-October 2018. The gallery exhibition, Reflections (July 1-August 25) nods to the Gilded Age, a period during the late 19th Century when the Biltmore Estate was conceived and constructed by railway tycoon George Vanderbilt. This curated exhibition features recent work by some of the country’s top contemporary glass…

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Mary Althea Parker: Abstract Impulse

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 24 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Mary Althea Parker was a passionate painter and educator who dedicated her career to exploring abstraction. This exhibition is a small selection of Parker's works held by the WCU Fine Art Museum, focusing primarily on Parker's paintings made after 1950.

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Joshua Adams: Facing Culture

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 24 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

The closing reception for the exhibition will be on Thursday, August 23 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition brings together a selection of masks and carvings of the human face by Eastern Band Cherokee artist Joshua Adams, who expresses a deep reverence for his culture through his artwork. A teacher of woodcarving at Cherokee High School, Adams' work reflects on the importance of preserving his culture and how outside influences have, and still do, impact Cherokee life and belief. Intended for…

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Family Animal Encounters

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - August 31 @ 2:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

We are lucky to have incredible Animal Educators to help us spread the word on the important roles they play in the Park. Join one of our Park naturalists for an informal program where your family will love meeting some of our wilder teammates! Kids of all ages are sure to take home some fun facts and special memories. Then, grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our…

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Sharon Core + Dawn Roe at Tracey Morgan Gallery

August 3 - September 22
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works from New York photographer Sharon Core. The artist creates extensively researched explorations of the living still life. In both series exhibited, 1606-1907 and Understory, we see the play between the illusion of a painting and the truth of a photograph set amidst the natural cycles of decay and renewal. This will be Core’s first show with the gallery. In 1606-1907, begun in 2011 and ongoing, Core references a 300-year…

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Sharon Core + Dawn Roe at Tracey Morgan Gallery

August 3 - September 22
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions, both opening Friday, August 3rd. SHARON CORE creates extensively researched explorations of the living still life. In both series exhibited, 1606-1907 and Understory, we see the play between the illusion of a painting and the truth of a photograph set amidst the natural cycles of decay and renewal. This will be Core’s first show with the gallery. DAWN ROE, a local artist, will be showing recent work from her series, Conditions…

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David Simchock Photography Exhibit

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - October 23 @ 5:30 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Free

Pisgah Brewing Company is proud to host the third annual music photography exhibition featuring the work of award-winning concert and festival photographer, David Simchock. David is the house photographer for the Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage Concert Series, and many of his fine works from the past 4 seasons at Pisgah Brewing will be featured in the exhibition. David will have prints on aluminum in the site’s taproom, most of which were captured at concerts and festivals local to Asheville. He…

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Terry Roberts with The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival Show

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Terry Roberts' direct ancestors have lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina since the time of the Revolutionary War. Among his forebears are prominent bootleggers and preachers but no one who, like Jedidiah Robbins, combines both preoccupations. Told with haunting lyricism, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy is the story of a preacher full of contradictions, a man for whom the way is never straight and narrow. It bends like the river, a river that leads him in the paths of…

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Garden Silk to Dye For

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Mary Martin will lead this workshop on using plants and other natural dyes to make stunning and unique silk scarves. Each participant will dye 2 scarves and select another already done. $50. Limited to 12.

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Garden Silk to Dye For

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Mary Martin will lead this workshop on using plants and other natural dyes to make stunning and unique silk scarves. Each participant will dye 2 scarves and select another already done. $50. Limited to 12.

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WelcomeFEST

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Haywood Street Congregation, 297 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

To be held as an annual event, this outdoor festival will feature live music and meals prepared on-site by seven local food trucks. WelcomeFEST will take place in the parking lot of Haywood Street Congregation (297 Haywood Street), where the free community meal known as the Downtown Welcome Table takes place, inside, every Wednesday and Sunday.

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Ashleigh Caudill

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

Celebrated folksinger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ashleigh Caudill, has a sense of style that is unique and beyond categorization. Her performances hum with an excitement in the crisp arrangements that lift each song. Caudill’s sweet yet powerful vocals draw the listener in to the tales she spins pleasing the ears of music lovers everywhere. If you like your music sophisticated, fun and honest, you need look no further.

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PULP presents Uncle Kurtis

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
PULP Under The Orange Peel, 103 Hilliard Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$9

Launched in August, 2017, Asheville-based psyche/punk band Uncle Kurtis is on-the-rise for originality, musicianship, and captivating, highly energetic live performances. The band’s growing list of completely original songs blends their interests in punk, prog-rock, metal, classic rock, and countless other influences.

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Full Moon Meditation in the Salt Cave

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

On August 23rd, come retreat into the cool womb of the Asheville Salt Cave to celebrate the upcoming Full Moon! As we transition from the "dog days of Summer" back to school, back to routines, and back to the cooler temperatures of Fall, come take a moment of pause and set intentions for the season ahead. Together we'll slow down, explore a gratitude mediation, and then create personal altars to anchor in our prayers and intentions for Fall. This class…

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Jeff Black

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Thirty years of celebrated live performances and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Blackhawk and Dierks Bentley, JEFF BLACK is recognized as a pioneer in the modern music industry. Boston s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years.

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Jam in the Trees

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 11:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
50$

Headliners include The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, and More Jam In The Trees is proud to announce the lineup for the 2018 festival, which will be held on August 24th and 25th. The annual music festival returns with a diverse lineup for the third year to Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The roster includes legendary artists The Travelin’ McCourys, Jerry Douglas, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook, Jane Kramer, Gangstagrass, The Stray Birds, Jim Lauderdale, The Steel Wheels, Fireside…

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Caleb Caudle

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music — five years and four albums later,…

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Radney Foster

August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0025.00

For You To See The Stars is Radney Foster’s eleventh album. Foster has written eight number one hit singles, including his own “Nobody Wins,” and “Crazy Over You” with duo Foster & Lloyd. His discography contains countless cuts by artists ranging anywhere from country (Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys). Although highly recognized and accomplished in the music world, Foster is a…

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Show & Tell Summer Pop Up Shop

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 S Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Beat the summer heat, grab a brew and shop our 11-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 75 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. SUMMER POP UP SHOP Open August 16-26 | 11am-9pm Bhramari Brewing Company 101 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 For more details and a full list of vendors click the link above or visit: https://www.showandtellpopupshop.com/

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Make-Your-Own Craft Experience

August 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We’ve put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison…

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Writers at Wolfe with Terry Roberts

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
free

Join us as Terry Roberts discusses Thomas Wolfe’s influence on him as a writer and reads from his third novel, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival, just released in August of 2018. The novel introduces preacher Jedidiah Robbins’s Gospel revival as it travels through 1920s Western North Carolina spreading the Gospel and illegal moonshine.

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Stretch & Protect: an outdoor yoga series benefiting Conserving Carolina

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bearwallow Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$25

Unplug, unwind, and reconnect with nature during this exciting, outdoor yoga series in partnership with Conserving Carolina. Each class will take place in stunning outdoor locations on property protected by Conserving Carolina and opened to the public for these exclusive events by private land owners who support the values of conservation and connection with nature. All profits go to Conserving Carolina! The first in the series takes place on Sunday, August 26 at 10am. Enjoy a one mile hike with…

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Show & Tell Summer Pop Up Shop

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bhramari Brewing Co., 101 S Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Beat the summer heat, grab a brew and shop our 11-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 75 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. SUMMER POP UP SHOP Open August 16-26 | 11am-9pm Bhramari Brewing Company 101 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 For more details and a full list of vendors click the link above or visit: https://www.showandtellpopupshop.com/

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TEACH IN: Michael Gerhardt presents Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
Free

Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know is the deep reflection on the law of impeachment that everyone needs now. Written in an accessible and lively question-and-answer format, it offers a timely explanation of the impeachment process from its very meaning to its role in politics today. The book defines the scope of impeachable offenses, and how the Constitution provides alternative procedures and sanctions for addressing misconduct in office. As a legal expert and the only joint witness in the impeachment…

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Vance Gilbert and James Maddock

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$18.0020.00

Vance Gilbert‘s stellar songwriting, soaring vocals and crazy humor have made him one of the pre-eminent acoustic performers of today. A versatile artist, his influences range from Motown and R&B to classic Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell. As the Boston Globe put it, “He is that rare performer for whom people lean forward in their seats as eagerly between songs as they do during them.” “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in, craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he…

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The Timeless Art of Ikebana

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road
Asheville, 28804
$55

IKEBANA DEMONSTRATION AND LUNCHEON Ikenobo is the first ikebana school and is 555 years old. For any art form to survive, it has to evolve and today the ikenobo designs span the centuries from the original formal forms seen in monasteries to very modern free styles seen in galleries. Stephanie English will talk about and demonstrate these forms. Professor English has been active in ikebana and Ikenobo since 1993 and has achieved the rank of Sr. Professor, 1st grade, the…

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Beginner Wheel Throwing with Cayce Kolstad

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - October 2 @ 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$270

Tuesdays 3-5:30pm August 28- October 2 With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms of functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing in order to create food safe pots you can use at home. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $235 + $35 Lab Fee

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David Joy presents The Line That Held Us

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption, where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most,…

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Plates and Mugs: Focusing On Surface and Form with Laurie Caffery Harris

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - October 2 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$290

Plates and Mugs: Focusing On Surface and Form With Laurie Caffery Harris Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm August 28- October 2 These two popular forms offer endless possibilities of expression to the clay artist. In this intermediate level class, we will use the potter’s wheel to create our forms, then focus on creating a unique surface that reflects your individuality. Through demonstrations and practice on our own test tiles, we will cover surface design including mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving. There…

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Job Training Program Info Session

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center, 133 Livingston Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Looking for a job, training opportunities, or your GED® / high school equivalency diploma? Green Opportunities (GO) can help you meet your personal and professional goals! Join our staff for a Job Training Program Info Session on Wednesday, August 29th from 1-2 p.m. in the Edington Center Training Room to learn more about our Fall 2018 job training cycle. GO's Kitchen Ready culinary arts program starts September 4th, and the YouthBuild program for out-of-school youth (ages 16-24) starts September 10th.…

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An Evening About Fostering and Adoption in Appalachia with Authors Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

In Counting Down, Deborah Gold tells the story of forging a family within a confounding system. We meet social workers, a birth mother with the courage to give her children the childhood she never had herself, and a father parenting from prison. We also encounter members of a remarkable fellowship of Appalachian foster parents--gay, straight, right, left, evangelical, and atheist--united by love, loss, and quality hand-me-downs. In Fall or Fly, Wendy Welch invites people bound by a code of silence…

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An evening with internationally acclaimed singer-songwriters Wyatt Easterling and Rod Abernethy

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$15.00

WYATT EASTERLING: Wyatt Easterling is a performing singer-songwriter with deep roots in the Nashville music scene as a top music executive, helping many artists start their music careers including Keith Urban, Michael Johnson and Paul Thorn. With his latest album, “Divining Rod”, that charted #5 on Folk Alliance International’s Folk DJ chart, his songs span the gamut of truth, love and life’s many challenges. A master storyteller and songsmith, Easterling always delivers an unforgettable and heart touching performance. wyatteasterling.com ROD…

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Handbuilding Sculptural Vases with Mac McCusker

August 30 @ 11:00 am - October 4 @ 1:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$290

Handbuilding Sculptural Vases with Mac McCusker Thursdays 11am-1:30pm August 30- October 4 Have you ever wanted to scale up the size of your work, but weren’t sure how? The sky is the limit in this class, so let’s go big! Join Mac McCusker as you learn to make large, freestanding floor vases with slabs and coils. You can then theme your piece by adding imagery to the leather hard clay. Demonstrations will include experimenting with carving, additive methods, surface design,…

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Growing Orchids with the Orchid Goddess

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$15.00

BB Barns’ Cynthia Gillooly, aka the ‘Orchid Goddess’ will talk about and demonstrate the basics of growing and caring for orchids. $15

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Growing Orchids

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$15.00

BB Barns’ Cynthia Gillooly, aka the ‘Orchid Goddess’ will talk about and demonstrate the basics of growing and caring for orchids. $15

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TWO MULTIMEDIA, NATURE-THEMED EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT MOMENTUM GALLERY

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Momentum Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Free

On Thursday, August 30th, from 5-8pm, Momentum Gallery hosts an Opening Reception for the group exhibition, Transformation: Earth, Water & Wood along with a collection of new paintings and textile works by Samantha Bates. The reception takes place at the gallery’s Lexington Avenue location and is free and open to the public. The exhibitions continue through October 31st.

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Tony Wolff presents Lightening Up: The Yoga of Self Acceptance

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
Free

Lightening Up: The Yoga of Self-Acceptance offers an antidote to the striving for performance and achievement so common in modern yoga. Tony Wolff offers a new view of progress, one built not on learning to put your foot behind your ear, but rather on your ability to recognize and cultivate your own inner teacher. If yoga were about maximizing your physical flexibility, then any circus contortionist could start an ashram. Tony Wolff is at Malaprop's on Thursday, August 30, at…

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Handpan Concert in the Salt Cave

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

The Handpan is a unique instrument, which calls the listener into presence with the clarity of a bell, and then transports the awareness atop waves of intricate rhythms and subtle overtones. This musical Journey is an opportunity to sink into the deeply relaxing environment of the Salt Cave while immersing the body and mind in clear tones and healing resonances. Join Handpan player Jeff Fisher, for this expansive and rejuvenating tonal voyage. Join us for one full hour inside the…

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Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure with Leonid Siveriver

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - October 4 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$330

Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure with Leonid Siveriver Thursdays, 6-9pm August 30- October 4 You’ve asked for it, and this session we are pleased to announce that a live model, figurative sculpture class will be returning to Odyssey ClayWorks! Working from a live model each week, students will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating multiple fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will then advance…

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Phuncle Sam – Free Show!

August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Free

Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Dead~Centric “jam band”. Since their formation in 2004, Phuncle Sam has been firmly rooted in musical exploration. The band serves up inventive interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others. They have built up a faithful following by using an approach that respects the improvisational traditions of The Dead, while exploring what can happen when individual band members bring their unique influences and interpretations into the mix.

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Amazing Glaze with Gabriel Kline

August 31 @ 10:00 am - October 5 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$290

Amazing Glaze with Gabriel Kline Fridays 10am-12:30pm August 31- October 5 Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing? Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with a flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the class for you! Join Gabriel each Friday as he demystifies the techniques that will help you learn to…

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Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - September 1 @ 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The 48th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. Both nights will include a rich variety of the region's finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, jew's harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles.

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Ultrafaux :: Original Jazz Manouche

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

When Ultrafaux last performed in Asheville, they were co-headlining a sold-out show at Grey Eagle for the annual Django Birthday Party. They return on Friday August 31 for a very special intimate show at Isis Music Hall where they will be presenting some new compositions off of their upcoming CD. The show will feature a blend of jazz manouche, swing, musette, Balkan, funk, and be-bop styles.

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September 2018

The Painting Experience

September 1 - September 2
Asheville Area Arts Council’s The Refinery Creator Space, 207 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, 28801
$410.00

Explore the world of spontaneous creation! Join Betsy Vingle and Matt Belay for a weekend dedicated to connecting with your authentic creative self. In a studio environment free of judgment and critique, learn how to paint for process rather than product, follow your energy and relate in a new way to the inner critic. This August marks Betsy and Matt’s twelfth year leading this workshop in Asheville. This weekend workshop is usually held at the Asheville Art Museum, which is…

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“Exploring New Horizons”… the Great Piano Classics

September 1 @ 6:45 am - 8:45 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Program Highlights: The evening will feature pianist, Christopher Tavernier. “Exploring New Horizons” with the “Great Piano Classics” and Christopher will astound the classical purists with his grace and technique. The program will begin with some of the most demanding classical music written by the world’s greatest composers and will combine his passion for classical music with today’s musical themes from Hollywood’s Greatest Mega-Hits.

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Labor Day Weekend Family Fun

September 1 @ 8:30 am - September 3 @ 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

Enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer experiencing what makes Chimney Rock the ideal place to play. Hike on one of the Park’s many trails or join Fox Mountain Guides for a real rock climbing experience. Cost: Included with Park admission.

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RockFest at Emerald Village

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 6:00 pm
Emerald Village, 331 McKinney Mine Road
Little Switzerland, 28749

Bring your friends Saturday September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 and enjoy RockFest at Emerald Village, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland. Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Enjoy a picnic or some music in the tent both days! Gem mining, mine tours, gold panning and mineral collecting will be available (for a fee) all day long both days from 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM.…

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Art on the Greene

September 1 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Banner Elk School, 185 Azalea Circle SE
Banner Elk, 28604

Three times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring high-quality, handmade arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The show includes metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, painters, wood carvers and more. Art on the Greene takes place Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. The festivities include food vendors and other entertainment. Proceeds from the shows are used for restoration of…

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Purple Crayon Open House

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

Come play with us! Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, turnkey rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and classes. Comes see what all the excitement is about!

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