The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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The Laurel of Asheville is a lifestyle magazine focused on the arts, culture, and communities of Western North Carolina, and submitted events should fall within this context. If your event occurs over several days, please submit multiple events. Events extending beyond a month will not be accepted. All submissions are subject to editorial approval and edits for clarity and style before being published online. If you are going to include a photograph, please be certain that you have the rights to utilize that image. If there is a question about image rights, we may remove the image. Also, images should be no larger than 2000 pixels wide. Large images will prevent the event from being submitted. Please allow up to 5 days for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email [email protected].

Palaces for the People: Guastavino’s Great American Places

Asheville Museum of History 283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC, United States

From 1882 to 1943, in 31 states and six countries, Raphael Guastavino and his son created more than 600 unique tile domes and vaultings that met his criteria of health, safety, and beauty. Palaces for the People is an exhibition about his life and works. It is now open at Asheville Museum of History, in […]

Spark of the Eagle Dancer: The Collecting Legacy of Lambert Wilson

WCU Bardo Arts Center 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of contemporary Native American art who encountered a beloved Cherokee sculpture as a student at Western Carolina University and decided to devote his life to supporting and encouraging Native artists. Wilson amassed an extensive collection during his lifetime, focusing primarily on artists of the […]

Free

EXHIBITION: Vera B. Williams / STORIES

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center 120 College Street, Asheville, North Carolina

Vera B. Williams / STORIES Eight Decades of Politics and Picture Making Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center January 26 – May 11, 2024 Vera B. Williams, an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, started making pictures almost as soon as she could walk. She studied at Black Mountain College in a time […]

Free

Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages at The Radical

The Radical 95 Roberts Street, Ashville

Love and lust are in the air at The Radical, the boutique hotel in the heart of the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina. The edgy hotel is offering two spicy Valentine’s packages now through February 29 including late checkouts, bubbles, sweets and more. Love birds can also indulge in Valentine’s specials at the […]

Join the Celebration! Complimentary Pubcycle Rides for Locals

As the hustle and bustle of tourist season approaches, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the heartbeat of our community—the hardworking locals who make our city vibrant year-round. To celebrate our community, we're excited to extend an exclusive offer: a complimentary ride along the Pubcycle of fun for all our AMAZING locals! Use […]

Free

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at NC Stage

North Carolina Stage Company 15 Stage Lane, Asheville

It’s 1973: Nixon is president, Aerosmith is releasing their debut album, and 19 year old Linda O’Shea has been tasked by her mother with explaining the birds and the bees to her little sister. Things quickly snowball into crisis after the conversation is overheard by the parish priest. As secrets are unintentionally revealed, it takes […]

$10 – $48

Adult Beginner Tap 1: Intro to Tap

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Teacher: Allison Starling Class Cost: $150 Min Students: 5 Max Students: 10 Class Dates: Saturdays, February 3 – March 30 (8 weeks) Time: 10 am to 11 am Location: Hendersonville Theatre’s Auditorium Must be 18+ to attend Refund Policy: The last day to receive a full refund* is January 12, 2024. After this date, no […]

$150

Adult Beginner Tap 2: Kicking it up a Notch

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Teacher: Allison Starling Class Cost: $150 Min Students: 5 Max Students: 10 Class Dates: Saturdays, February 3 – March 30 (8 weeks) Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Hendersonville Theatre’s Auditorium Must be 18+ to attend Refund Policy: The last day to receive a full refund* is January 12, 2024. After this date, no […]

$150

Sewing 101 (Tuesdays)

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Teacher: Allison Starling Class Cost: $150 Min Students: 3 Max Students: 5 Class Dates: Tuesdays, February 6 – March 26 (8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Hendersonville Theatre’s Costume Shop Must be 14+ to attend. Parents are encouraged, though not required, to participate with minor students. Refund Policy: The last day to […]

$150

Sewing 101 (Wednesdays)

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Teacher: Allison Starling Class Cost: $150 Min Students: 3 Max Students: 5 Class Dates: Wednesdays, February 7 – March 27 (8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Hendersonville Theatre’s Costume Shop Must be 14+ to attend. Parents are encouraged, though not required, to participate with minor students. Refund Policy: The last day to […]

$150

Hip Hop Adult Beginning Dance

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Teacher: Tawny Watson Class Cost: $150 Min Students: 3 Max Students: 12 Class Dates: Wednesdays, February 7 – March 27 (8 weeks) Time: 7 pm to 8 pm Location: Whitmire Activity Center, 310 Lily Pond Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739 Must be 18+ to attend Refund Policy: The last day to receive a full refund* is […]

$150

The River Arts District/UNC Asheville Artist Alumni Show

Blowers Gallery at UNC Asheville One University Heights, Asheville, NC, United States

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9th, - 4:00-6:00 pm. 2024 Blowers Gallery in the UNC Asheville Ramsey Library , main floor. One University Heights. As part of Homecoming Weekend events, a special group of artists have come together to highlight their artistic abilities and celebrate the exceptional education and training experiences they received at UNC-Asheville. These […]

Free

MountainTrue First Annual Native Perennial and Shrub Sale in Asheville, NC

The Outpost 521 Amboy Rd., Asheville

We are thrilled to announce our first Asheville-based Annual Native Perennial and Shrub Sale. Get a jump start on Earth Day and take steps to get your yards and gardens back to their “roots”. Choose from several native perennial species and shrubs, including azaleas, ornamental native plants, pollinator species, and those particularly beneficial to wildlife. […]

$12 – $35

56th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

WCU Bardo Arts Center 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University’s Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is one of the longest-running Catamount art traditions. This exhibition is an extraordinary opportunity for WCU undergraduate students to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting. Entries are reviewed by an outside art professional who […]

Free

The Comedy Zone featuring Doug Smith

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 18 Biltmore Ave., Asheville

The nation’s largest comedy club network is back! After a popular run last season, this hilarious collective returns to bring top-notch comedians for four weekends of side-splitting laughter. Some of the hottest stand-up comedians of today — seen in specials on Comedy Central, HBO Comedy, Netflix, Hulu and more — deliver witty one-liners, preposterous punchlines […]

$28

Comedy at Catawba: Joe Pettis

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

Every Friday evening Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week we have Joe Pettis from Atlanta! Joe Pettis is a current stand-up comic and former senior class vice president (CCHS 2001). After graduating college with a degree in American Literature, Joe decided to pursue stand-up comedy and stopped […]

$18

Crisp Comedy live in Leicester, featuring Isaiah Pringle

Noble Cidery and Taproom 356 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC

Crisp Comedy takes place once a month in Leicester, NC at Noble Cider and hosted by Leicesters own Clay Jones! Modelface Comedy brings you a fresh batch of comics each month so no two shows are the same! This month we are featuring Isaiah Pringle from Atlanta! Isaiah Pringle is a hilarious comedian from Mississippi. […]

Free

Ryan ‘RnB’ Barber performance

LEAF Global Arts 19 Eagle St., Asheville

Ryan “RnB” Barber is LEAF’s Spark the Arts artist in residence for February 2024. He will perform on Friday, February 23, at 7 p.m. in LEAF Global Arts’ Sound Underground. Free event. The North Carolina Arts Council created Spark the Arts as an awareness campaign. It was designed to inspire public participation in the arts […]

Free

Skylar Gudasz with Amanda Neill & the Blue Roses

Citizen Vinyl 14 O'Henry Ave, Asheville, NC, United States

Skylar Gudasz, a self-described "daydreamer with the nightly blues," will perform at Citizen Vinyl on Friday, February 23. 6 p.m. doors / 7 p.m. show. Amanda Neill & the Blue Roses open. $15 advance / $18 at the door. ABOUT SKYLAR: With her luminous voice and captivating songcraft, Skylar Gudasz has won the admiration of some of […]

$15 – $18

Skylar Gudasz at Citizen Vinyl

Citizen Vinyl 14 O'Henry Ave, Asheville, NC, United States

Skylar Gudasz, a self-described "daydreamer with the nightly blues," will perform with her band at Citizen Vinyl on Friday, February 23. 6 p.m. doors / 7 p.m. show. Amanda Neill & the Blue Roses open. $15 advance / $18 at the door. ABOUT SKYLAR: With her luminous voice and captivating songcraft, Skylar Gudasz has won […]

Music Concert Weekend: Jeff Allen at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC, United States

On Friday, February 23, prepare for an evening brimming with infectious laughter during our comedy show headlined by Jeff Allen, known for his appearances on America’s Got Talent, Netflix, Amazon, Dry Bar Comedy and more. The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom of The Omni Grove Park Inn. Will Call begins at 7pm […]

$85

ATLiens, Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

Modelface Comedy presents ATLiens comedy showcase at Catawba Brewing! ATLiens is a celebration of the best comedians in Atlanta. Each show we feature a different group of the ATL's best and this month we have Joe Pettis, Greg Behrens and more!! ages 18+ doors at 8:45pm, show at 9:15pm Tickets $15

$15

Winter Botany & Wild-Foraged Tea

Come unravel botanical mysteries, learn how to identify plants, and cultivate deeper connections with yourself and your plant allies, with ethnobotanist and long-time Firefly instructor and friend Marc Williams, and enjoy a wild-foraged tea, harvested collectively by all participants. Increase your awareness of the natural world we exist in, in a fun and community-based learning […]

$25 – $75

The Comedy Zone featuring Doug Smith

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 18 Biltmore Ave., Asheville

The nation’s largest comedy club network is back! After a popular run last season, this hilarious collective returns to bring top-notch comedians for four weekends of side-splitting laughter. Some of the hottest stand-up comedians of today — seen in specials on Comedy Central, HBO Comedy, Netflix, Hulu and more — deliver witty one-liners, preposterous punchlines […]

$28

Garius Hill with MuseCycle

Citizen Vinyl 14 O'Henry Ave, Asheville, NC, United States

You're invited to a special evening of music on Saturday, Feb. 24, featuring jazz pianist/composer Garius Hill. He'll be joined by drummer Jeff Tippins and Byron Hedgepeth on vibes, all in collaboration with multimedia artist Jennifer Bennett. 7 p.m. show, 6 p.m. doors. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Garius Hill […]

$15 – $18

Winter Concert Weekend: Monsters of Yacht at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC, United States

Spend Saturday, February 24, rockin’ to legendary sounds from Monsters of Yacht, playing yacht rock style classics from artists like Toto, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers and more. The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom of The Omni Grove Park Inn. Will Call begins at 7pm and all Eventbrite purchasers must show tickets to […]

$85

Shane Torres at Eulogy Asheville

Eulogy 10 Buxton Ave, Asheville

Modelface Comedy Presents at Eulogy: **Shane Torres** Saturday, February 24th, 2024 Eulogy - 10 Buxton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 Doors 7PM || Show 8PM **Shane Torres** Shane Torres is a stand up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Shane landed in Portland, Oregon and began his comedy career. Shane has performed […]

$25

Drag BingOh! at after/glow at The Radical Hotel

The Radical 95 Roberts Street, Ashville

Free and open to the public, all are welcome at this interactive bingo night hosted by Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2023 Alexis Black! Guests can enjoy a night of games, hand-crafted cocktails and music from DJ Cole (@deejaycolay).

Free

Alexander Technique Workshop

Asheville Music School 126 College St., Asheville

For all musicians who are wanting to feel more comfortable and supported while playing their instrument. Discover greater ease, fluidity and expressivity. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring their instruments. This workshop is a safe space to share questions, experiences and to explore together how to cultivate a sense of wellbeing while refining […]

$25

Backyard Baskets: Coiling with Kudzu

Art Garden Avl 191 Lyman St, Asheville, NC, United States

Join us for this in-depth, 4-hour basket-making workshop, Backyard Baskets: Coiling with Kudzu' with Alyssa Sacora of The Patchwork Underground! Tickets are $95.00 per person, purchase tickets here: https://www.thepatchworkunderground.com/store/p355/Backyard_Baskets.html Many local plants lend themselves to basket making. In this workshop, we will create a coiled vessel with kudzu vines! Coiling is a hand-stitching process that […]

$95

Figure Drawing * A Bit Deeper with Terrilynn Dubreuil

Re.Imagine Gallery 15 Spivey Lake Dr., Fairview

Join us at Re.Imagine Studio on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1 - 4 p.m. for Figure Drawing * A Bit Deeper with TravelingArtista - Terrilynn Dubreuil PSA ------------ You've started drawing figures - now it's time to dig a little deeper! You'd like a bit more instruction and confidence. This workshop continues the basic skills […]

$65

Harwood-Cole Literary Lecture ft. Pulitzer Prize Winner Carl Phillips

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC, United States

Carl Phillips is a former WWC MFA professor, a Professor of English at Washington University, and the author of numerous books of prose and poetry, most recently Then the War: And Selected Poems 2007-2020, which won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize. In his lecture, he will read excerpts from his works and discuss his life as […]

Free

Monster Comedy Jam!

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!! Modelface Comedy brings you the Monster Comedy Jam! Your favorite Asheville comics are revving their engines and ready to crush featuring Derek Boskovich, Ryan Gordon, Christian Lee, Clay Jones and more!! ages 18+ doors at 6pm, show at 6:30pm Tickets $15

$15

Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic & Feature Comedy at Asheville Pizza

Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co on Merrimon Ave 675 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC, United States

Another Great Comedy Show at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co, Theater 2! 6:30p, 18+, Get Dinner, Drinks & Laughs with the areas best standup comics. Featured and Open Mic Comedy. Get Your Tickets Now!! Hosted Mario Trevizo. Featuring Dante’ Quitman, Julia Macias & James Burks!! For more info and other standup comedy shows go to […]

$14

Shane Torres at The Radio Room in Greenville, SC

The Radio Room 110 Pointsett Hwy, Greenville

Shane Torres is a stand up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Shane landed in Portland, Oregon and began his comedy career. Shane has performed on festivals all over the globe including Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, Outsidelands, Bumbershoot, Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, Red […]

$25