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June 2018

Glass Catalyst: Littleton’s Legacy in Contemporary Sculpture

June 14 @ 10:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Celebrating the efforts of Harvey Littleton, one of the greatest proponents of using glass as an expressive medium, the exhibition explores the work of contemporary artists concentrating in glass and how they are building off the foundations laid by Littleton during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement. Artists featured in the exhibition include Alex Bernstein, Carol Milne, Hayden Wilson, Matt Eskuche, Shane Fero, Robert Burch, Carmen Lozar, Carole Frève, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Shayna Leib, and…

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August 2018

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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In Times of Seismic Sorrows

August 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free & open to the public.

When reflecting on the current state of the environment, it seems that we have entered into times of seismic sorrows. Carbon emissions, water pollution, fracking, and changing climate patterns all point to a troubling reality with serious consequences for human and non-human populations. Through weavings, installations, sculpture, and print, artists Rena Detrixhe and Tali Weinberg (Tulsa, OK) explore the complex relationship between humans and the planet, offering insights, expressing grief, and creating space for resilience and change. In Time of…

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Grids & Gradients: The Visual Systems of Vernon Pratt

August 21 @ 10:00 am - November 9 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Drawn primarily from the collection of the WCU Fine Art Museum, this exhibition brings together a selection of recently-acquired paintings by Vernon Pratt, an artist who worked at the intersection of art and mathematics. Pratt took a systematic approach to his creative process, often exploring the rich array of possibilities within a given set of parameters. The paintings on view focus on two of Pratt's characteristic elements—the grid and the gradient. Math activities for both college-age and middle-school students will…

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September 2018

Grace Centre Gallery’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

September 1 - October 17
Grace Gallery, Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Dr.
Mills River, NC 28795 United States

Grace Centre Gallery of Mills River NC proudly presents the 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. Apply and submit artwork online at www.youjudgeit.org/gracejuriedshow Deadline for entries is October 17, 2018. Submissions are $10 per work sample, max of 2 pieces submitted. All fees will be donated to this year's charity: Least of These, feeding Asheville's homeless population. More info at: www.leastoftheseasheville.com Our Opening Reception will be…

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STATE ARCHIVES EXHIBIT TO OPEN SEPT. 1ST AT MOUNTAIN GATEWAY MUSEUM

September 1 @ 9:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Mountain Gateway Museum, 24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 United States

A map used as evidence in the famous 1867 murder trial of Tom Dula, the earliest will known to exist in North Carolina, and audio recordings of World War I soldiers’ oral histories are some of the highlights to be found in Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives, a traveling exhibition set to open Saturday, Sept. 1st, at the Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center in Old Fort. Featuring a total of 26 rare documents, photographs, and other…

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Julie Buffalohead: You and I

September 11 @ 10:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Reception: Thursday, November 1 from 5-7PM The exhibition features mixed media works by Julie Buffalohead, a contemporary artist whose enchanting depictions of animal and human figures investigate the complexities of relationships, both personal and cultural. You and I examines the feelings of both togetherness and separation that are expressed in the artist’s images. Visitors of all ages, including artists, animal lovers, fairy tale enthusiasts, and those interested in Native American history and culture, will be drawn to Buffalohead’s powerful, dreamlike…

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Defining America

September 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Inspired by Western Carolina University's 2018 Campus Theme, Defining America brings together artists with different perspectives on the concept of "America" and asks visitors to reflect on the values, definitions, and assumptions attached to this concept. The exhibition will be on view throughout the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters at Western Carolina University, beginning September 11, 2018 and closing May 3, 2019.

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Mike Smith | Lost State of Frankland

September 28 - November 23
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works from photographer Mike Smith. Entitled The Lost State of Frankland, the exhibition features a selection of images that span over a decade, including recent works, that are a continuation of his career-long exploration of the character and culture of Eastern Tennessee. Smith has dedicated his artistic career to visually investigating one place, remaining aesthetically aware of his surroundings in a manner that has allowed him to beautifully photograph the…

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October 2018

A Sense of Place: Interpretations by Kari Morton and Lauren Rutten

October 5 - November 7
Flow Gallery, 14 S Main Street
Marshall, NC 28753 United States

Opening Reception - Saturday, October 5, 5:30pm-7:30pm Show runs through November 7 Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 4pm Flow Gallery, in historic downtown Marshall, NC www.flowmarshall.com This beautiful exhibit celebrates the works of photographer Lauren Rutten and quilter Kari Morton. What these two artists share in common are a partnership in the five-woman, artist-owned Flow Gallery in historic downtown Marshall, and a deep love of Madison County, their newly chosen home. In 2015, Lauren and her husband Andy, traveled…

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Building Healthy Communities with Healthy Children

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Join us for this lunch and learn led by Professor Kimberly Price, PhD, from our Public Health Department. We will discuss how ensuring our children's health means better overall community health locally and around the world. Topics of the day will include: immunizations, unintentional injuries, child visual health, and environmental health. Come and be a part of transforming our community into a community of care!

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Steel Magnolias Movie Screening

October 16 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$6.00

Join us on The BackPorch for a screening of the original film “Steel Magnolias”. M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Darren Nicholson Band

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Darren Nicholson is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards. Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the Year (2011), and Album of the Year (2006).

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Everyday Wellness: Partner Massage inside the Salt Cave

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$72

Bring a friend, parent, or partner of any kind to learn useful and nurturing at home massage techniques inside the Salt Cave. No massage experience or equipment necessary. Just bring your hands and the excitement to learn while relaxing and breathing in our beautiful restorative salt cave. This class is led by George Chambers, LMBT. George has been practicing and teaching massage for over 10 years. Tickets cost $72 per couple. Purchase one ticket for two people to attend. Visit…

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Throwing Basics: Tips and Tricks with Julia Claire Weber

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - December 12 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$340

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm October 17- December 12 No class November 21 Join Resident Artist and Odyssey Gallery Manager Julia Claire Weber as she guides you through a relaxed approach to throwing on the wheel with confidence! Class demos will focus on developing the basic techniques for throwing forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, tumblers, plates and vases. Class is geared for beginners, though seasoned potters and those looking to improve their skills are welcome! Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $295…

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Carly Taich (Asheville band) with My One And Only (Nashville duo)

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1012

Asheville’s Carly Taich, winner of the 2018 LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition, and her five-piece band will reunite with competition finalists, Americana husband-wife duo from Nashville, My One And Only, for an evening of storytelling via powerful vocals and brave lyrics.

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Ceramic Tile Design and Murals with Mac McCusker

October 18 @ 11:00 am - December 13 @ 1:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Thursdays 11am-1:30pm October 18- December 13 No class November 22 Tile murals can beautifully enhance your kitchen, bathroom, or outside sidewalks and paths. Students will design their own ceramic tiles using the slab roller and press molds, then incorporate ideas and imagery through carving, sgraffito, Mishima, and ceramic decals. Underglazes, glazes, and firing will be covered. Finally, we will learn how to install these finished pieces indoor or outdoor. Level: All Levels Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Pottery FUNdamentals For Kids Ages 8-12 with Halima Flynt

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - November 15 @ 6:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

5-weeks, October 18- November 15 Thursdays 4-6pm Looking for a way to get creative and messy after school? Always wanted to play around on the potter’s wheel? Join Halima this fall and discover the FUNdamentals of throwing. In this class, students will learn to center clay on the wheel and the essential techniques used to craft cups, mugs, plates and bowls. Students will create and decorate their functional masterpieces and leave with a set of handmade pots to use at…

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Kipyn Martin and Kirsten Maxwell

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

After meeting at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (where both were named Most Wanted Artists), Kipyn Martin and Kirsten Maxwell decided it would be a good idea to perform together and promoters and venue operators agreed. Kipyn and Kirsten tour regularly in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and when schedules align, give concert-goers a double dose of contemporary folk excellence.

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Choir Music Weekend at Lake Junaluska

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with others small and medium sized church choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. This year's event will feature a handbell track!

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Karyn Oliver and Carolann Solebello

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Award-winning songwriters, No Fuss and Feathers bandmates, and longtime friends Karyn Oliver and Carolann Solebello serve up two distinctly different, yet perfectly balanced flavors of smart songwriting and soulful vocals. Oliver’s seductive swagger and Solebello’s smooth sophistication – alone or blended – delight the ear, excite the intellect, and stir the soul.

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silvermont Park, 364 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712
$5

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ/ rupture

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$10

Friday, October 19, 8pm {120 College Street} The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture. Presented in conjunction with African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference, The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence is a video and performance by Jace Clayton. The video is a hand-drawn animation with texts that form part of the script for the performance. As Clayton and vocalist Arooj Aftab perform, their voices will be transformed and processed live, using the sonic…

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The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ/ rupture

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$8 – $10

Friday, October 19, 8pm {120 College Street} The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture. Presented in conjunction with African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference, The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence is a video and performance by Jace Clayton. The video is a hand-drawn animation with texts that form part of the script for the performance. As Clayton and vocalist Arooj Aftab perform, their voices will be transformed and processed live, using the sonic…

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Rhythm Future Quartet

October 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Rhythm Future Quartet supply hot jazz with a gypsy swing! Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, Rhythm Future Quartet are virtuosi players that demand attention, exhibiting an unmatched exuberance and personality on stage. Performing original compositions, inspired by their travels around the globe and masters of the tradition.

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Bearfootin’ Art Walk Auction

October 20 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
Main Street Hendersonville Hendersonville, NC 28792
FREE

The Bearfootin’ Art Walk has not only thrilled the many visitors and locals that visit the sidewalks of downtown, it has raised $167,900 in just the past four years. October ends the event with a live auction on the historic courthouse stairs. Watch the passionate bidding or bid on your own art bear and support your favorite non-profit. FREE! Live music and bidder registration opens at 3:00. Auction at 5:00.

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Needle Felted Pumpkins Workshop

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$55

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make these adorable needle felted pumpkins! Whether you use them to decorate your home, or turn them into something more functional, like pincushions, you’ll have a blast making these GOURDgious little guys! Fiber artist, Anne Magrath, will explain what fibers are appropriate for creating a needle felted structure. Then, she’ll teach you the basic process for needle felting a ball. Next, you’ll build your skills by adding additional layers—and…

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The Nouveaux Honkies

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1215

“All of these songs sound like something you’ve heard before — in the sense that they’re classics, not that they’re cliched. The Nouveaux Honkies confidently combine country, blues, and rock’n’roll with their signature loving and playful touch.” (No Depression/Rachel Cholst) “The Nouveaux Honkies’ imaginative originals are well-conceived interpretations of blues and R&B classics. They have a matchless sound and perform a blistering show with their futuristic approach to music that nevertheless retains an authentic American style. With fluid guitar work,…

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silvermont Park, 364 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712
$5

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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Naturalist Niche: Nature at Night

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

After the sun goes down, the fun begins! From hoots to howls you never know what you’ll hear or see during one of our nighttime naturalist programs. The guided night hike and owl prowl will keep the entire family intrigued during this non-scary fall adventure. All activities are considered easy –to- moderate so the entire family can attend. Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.

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Intro to Creating Personal Mandalas Workshop

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Mandalas, a Sanskrit word meaning center, circumference, and magic circle, are found everywhere: in nature, sacral art, and architecture. But did you know that they can also reveal how you view yourself? Join mandala specialist, Lynn Karegeannes, as she takes you on a fascinating journey to, first, create a personal mandala, and, then, explore possible interpretations of what you’ve expressed. Lynn will open the workshop by giving you a brief presentation about what mandalas are, how they’ve appeared and been…

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Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC
$10 – $15

Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a…

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Jenner Fox

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0012.00

Jenner left California, learned to sing and write, decided continue the family trade of river guiding, was urged to by his rafting clients to sell CDs, recorded 4 studio albums, and now spends his winters guiding rivers in Patagonia and the rest of his year touring and making up songs. Jenner (guitar & mandolin) will be on the road with Natalie Akers (keyboards)

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Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure with Leonid Siveriver

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - December 10 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$400.00

Mondays 6-9pm October 22- December 10 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 to a longer-term sculpture based on a single pose, with more attention to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver. Level: All Levels Tuition: $325 +…

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Put A Lid On It with Cayce Kolstad

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - December 11 @ 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Tuesdays 3-5:30pm October 23- December 11 A good casserole bakes and presents your food beautifully and certainly impresses at potlucks. But casseroles are complex forms to create and get just right. Join Cayce as he demystifies the process step-by-step, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Techniques demonstrated will include throwing hollow, making a tight fitting lid, and plenty of variations for knobs and handles. Soon you will be creating beautiful, functional casseroles to use and enjoy for years to come. Level:…

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Communicating Science

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lenoir Ryhne Center for Sustainability Studies

Dr. Melissa Booth will give a talk on creative pathways to build a more sustainable future in challenging times. Presentation is in the board room, where refreshments will be served.

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Swannanoa

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Swannanoa is a five piece band based out of Johnson City, Tennessee. The band has put together an energetic recipe of Bluegrass and modern Old-Time music sure to entertain audiences of all ages. All members of Swannanoa are seasoned, experienced musicians having toured and recorded with various groups in the past. Individual members have played the Grand Ole Opry (with Ralph Stanley), written a song that charted at number 12 on the national Bluegrass Charts, won the 2016 Rockygrass Banjo…

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The Haunted Trail At Pisgah Brewery

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - October 28 @ 9:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States

Gather up your ghouls to support your schools! The Haunted Trail returns to Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain. Wednesday October 24th - Sunday 28th 6:30-9pm. Featuring live actors, spooky sounds, and spectacular props, the Trail leads to the Party at Pisgah Park with Halloween crafts, contests, local food vendors, and Pisgah beer on tap for the grown-ups.  Ideal for ages 3-12. $1 from each ticket goes to Ghouls for Schools fundraiser for local PTA/PTO with $1000 grand for the school…

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Seafoam Green

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1010

Dave O’Grady – the singer & songwriter of the group ‘Seafoam Green’ – believes in following his muse. That muse led him as a young Dublin lad to root around his father’s LP collection when his dad was at work or away to discover gems like Neil Young, CCR, Paul Brady & others.

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Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Laura Cortese wears many hats: fiddler, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, community builder, and creativity instigator. Her band Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards is a quartet of singing string players whose original music draws from diverse traditions and experiences to create a broad-minded yet clear-eyed sonic vision.

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Linda Bacon

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
$30 – $65

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders presents a 4 hour CE event with Linda Bacon, Ph.D. - Researcher, professor, and best-selling author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight and Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight. Advance registration only; no on-site registration $65 registration with Continuing Education $30 for general attendance with no CEs For more information and registration link: https://www.crcfored.com/events/ Contact information: info@crcfored.com…

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Daymark – Irish Music with Swagger

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger.

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Keith Allynn – A Neil Diamond Tribute

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$19 – $23

Keith Allynn began his career in stand-up comedy at the age of 14 opening for such greats as Chris Rock, Tim Allen and Robin Williams. At 21, Keith discovered his musical talents while performing “All Shook Up” at a karaoke night. The girls went wild, and Keith was hooked. For several years he continued to perform as an Elvis tribute artist and was voted a top-ten Elvis by Graceland. Later, trying to impress a girl who was a huge Neil…

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Italian Night with Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith

October 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1212

Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith of the Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers join forces to perform an evening of string music. The music will be Italian themed and our chef will match the mood with several Italian dinner features . Come with friends and enjoy a great dinner accompanied by beautiful music!

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Autumn in Abstract: Capturing Color & Light in the Landscape

October 26 - October 28
Mountain Lens, 6356 Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
$279

October 26 – 28, 2018 Instructor: Susanna Euston Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced The beauty of Autumn can be amazing, especially when captured as Abstract photographs. The colors and light, with other features, mix to create images that range from painterly to surreal, images that capture the imagination. In this workshop, we’ll play with Autumn’s brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds; the light at all times of the day, in all directions (front, back, side, etc.); and in whatever weather…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts Ingles Air Dog Competition and Weekend of Family Fun

October 26 - October 28
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Asheville Outlets will host a weekend of free family fun from Friday, October 26, through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Ingles Ultimate Air Dog Competition (UAD), always a crowd favorite, will be held all three days. A Community Yard Sale, Health Fair for People & Pets, Cover Dog Competition and Junior League of Asheville Touch-A Truck round out the weekend activities. Weekend Schedule of Activities: Friday, October 26, 2018 through Sunday, October 28, 2018 Ingles Ultimate Air Dog Competition Dogs will…

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silvermont Park, 364 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712
$5

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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Downtown Black Mountain Historic Haunted House Tours

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - October 27 @ 10:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$25 – $35

The Swannanoa Valley Museum’s annual Historic Haunted House Tour will, this year, celebrate Black Mountain’s 125th birthday with a walking tour of downtown Black Mountain. The McKoy Building, one of the town’s oldest buildings, will be the first stop. Inside what is now called “The Junction,” a spell will transport guests back in time to 1893, the year Black Mountain was founded. Walking down the long, candle-lit hallway, guests will meet beautifully costumed spirits - of long ago summer folks;…

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes with Kelsey Sickmeyer, Cayce Kolstad & Laurie Caffery Harris Friday, October 26 Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even…

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