The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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June 2017
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Pollination Celebration

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

OGS SUPPORTS POLLINATION CELEBRATIONS DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE. The Asheville and Hendersonville chapters of Bee City USA are offering events for their annual Pollination Celebration throughout the month of June. We are happy to announce our participation in a number of these events. Please note the dates (do not coincide with FB event dates) -- take your pick, and pass the word. Pollination Celebration, here we come! INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Veterans…

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Free

Monday Night Live!

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - June 26 @ 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Monday Night Live! features a diverse line-up of Latin, folk, country, salsa, jazz, and blues artists. Concerts are held every Monday night in June at the Visitor Center stage at 201 South Main Street, bring a chair. No pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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Free

Music on Main Street

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - August 18 @ 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Music On Main Street showcases oldies, rock n’ roll, and beach music every Friday night from June - August. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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$6400

Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion

June 10 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 2:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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The Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion is a 2-month residency at Earthaven Ecovillage, a 22-year old, permaculture-based community on 329 acres in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Learn what’s needed and how to make informed and responsible choices for your basic needs in applied Permaculture design and ecological living; forge deep, authentic relationships with yourself, others, and the Earth; and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable and just world for all. This program offers practical, real-life skills while fostering personal…

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$1800

Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - June 30 @ 3:00 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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Gain experience in systems-thinking and practical tools that deepen your leadership and strengthen your ability to help address the complex bio-cultural challenges facing the world. The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course at Earthaven Ecovillage is a residential intensive. This course will provide a unique exploration of regenerative, nature-based design, grounded in the 22-year community-scale permaculture experiment and living demonstration site that is Earthaven. Permaculture design principles train us to design any kind of system- land use, business, personal…

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$30

Lake Street Dive w/ Ron Pope

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
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LAKE STREET DIVE Since Lake Street Dive’s February 2016 release of Side Pony on Nonesuch Records the band has been a tour de force, hitting some major career milestones. They were invited to play at the White House, sold out 42 shows in 2016 throughout the United States and were musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Today Show. Lake Street Dive was featured on Chris Thile’s hosting debut of A Prairie Home Companion, among many…

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$100

“Beyond the Garden Gate” Tour

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Bullington Gardens, a non-profit horticultural education center and public botanical garden, is hosting “Beyond the Garden Gate,” a special tour of six privately-owned gardens usually not open to the public. The tour includes three gardens in South Asheville and three in Biltmore Forest. All gardens are magnificent and uniquely designed with special attractions. The day begins with refreshments served in the Bullington Gardens Pavilion, then a 9 a.m. departure in private coaches for the tour. A boxed lunch will be…

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Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate Pairing

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ten Thousand Villages Asheville, 10 College St
Asheville, NC 28801
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FREE Learn about the subtleties that make fair trade coffee and chocolate so delicious! Sample five different chocolate bars and coffee roasts to find your perfect combination of flavors. Plus, 10% off all mugs during the event!

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$30

ASAP’s 2017 Farm Tour

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm

On June 24 and 25, Western North Carolina farms will open their barn doors to the public. ASAP’s Farm Tour is your chance to experience how food is grown and raised in the Southern Appalachians, taste farm-fresh products, see farm animals, and connect with the community’s local food producers. Discover some of Western North Carolina’s unique and beautiful working farms through tours, demonstrations, and family-friendly activities. Learn more and purchase your Farm Tour pass at asapconnections.org.

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$25

Heart of Horse Sense Mane Event

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Heart Of Horse Sense, 6919 Meadows Town Road
Marshall, NC 28753 United States
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Round up the family, slather on some sunscreen, and come join us for a jam-packed family-friendly afternoon at the first annual Mane Event Celebration & Fundraiser! Heart of Horse Sense is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 to support quality, professional equine services for Veterans, their families and At-Risk Youth. Our vision is that every veteran and at-risk youth get access to the therapeutic opportunities horses offer; Horses heal wounds and change lives! We invite you to join us for…

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Free

Salon Series // Lines: A Brief History by Tim Ingold

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Following in the tradition of literary and philosophical salons of the 17th and 18th century CCCD is hosting a series of gatherings in conjunction with each exhibition at Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to engage with a central theme of the show. A book will be selected based on the theme and provide a framework for discussion. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome. The Tie Up, Draw Down Salon Theme is Lines. Our discussion will center around themes of the…

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Free

Paw It Forward Block Party

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane
Asheville , NC 28806 United States
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Head out for a howlin' good time at the Paw It Forward Block Party on Saturday, June 24 from 5-8PM at Asheville Humane Society (14 Forever Friend Lane)! Bring your kids of the human and furry variety for a fun-filled evening to benefit the animals in need at Asheville Humane Society! There will be food truck fare for sale from Amazing Pizza Co. and Gypsy Queen, delicious ice cream for people AND pups from The Hop, Oskar Blues brews, and…

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Music & Worship Arts Week

June 25 - June 30
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting education, worship, the arts and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors.

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$22,

Flea for Y’all at Asheville Outlets

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday July 30, August 27, Sept 24 and October 29, 2017. Adult entry is $2, children…

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Local Author Marla Milling presents Legends, Secrets, & Mysteries of Asheville

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Beyond the beaten path of local landmarks, residents and tourists can find curious secrets, lost mysteries and fascinating legends. The famed Hope Diamond once found itself, and its mysterious curse, buried in an Asheville girl's sandbox. Elvis once handed a cherished guitar to a local man at an Asheville concert, and he held on to it for forty years. At a flea market, an Asheville attorney paid a few bucks for an old tintype likely of Billy the Kid, and…

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$12

Fairy Day at Bullington Gardens

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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The fairies are coming for a magical day at Bullington Gardens on Tuesday, June 27. Children ages 4 and older are invited to enjoy the fun and fantasy at Bullington Gardens’ Fairy Village. Reservations are available for two sessions: 9:30-11:30 a.m., and 1-3 p.m. Space is limited. The cost is $12 per child. A child can be accompanied by one adult. Each child can create their own fairy crown and build a small fairy house to take home. The children…

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Free

Camera Club of Hendersonville Print Competition

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hendersonvile Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd.
Hendersonville , NC United States
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Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville for its annual member print competition on Tuesday, June 27th. The prints will be judged by a panel of three judges who will select the top three winners from the submitted entries in each of two classifications, Enthusiast and Advanced. In addition to the judges’ selections, members will be encouraged to vote for a People’s Choice award for the best in each category. Both sets of winners will be announced at the end of…

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$15

Cindy Wilson (of the B-52’s) w/ Pylon Reenactment Society

June 27 @ 9:00 pm - June 28 @ 12:00 am
The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Cindy Wilson is a vocalist, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. Cindy Wilson’s current endeavor is as far from The B-52s as one can possibly imagine. Rather than shouting from the rooftops in "The World’s Greatest Party Band", Wilson swoons and whispers over swirls of subtle psychedelia, Quincy Jones-era strings, and pulsing synths. With echoes of Air, Bjork, Tame Impala, and Gary Numan, the band refers to its infectious brand of new wave electro-pop…

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Phakyab Rinpoche presents Meditation Saved My Life

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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This month our TEACH IN series will welcome Tibetan lama Phakyab Rinpoche. In 2003 Phakyab Rinpoche was admitted to the emergency clinic of the Program for Survivors of Torture at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. After a dramatic escape from imprisonment in China, at the hands of authorities bent on uprooting Tibet's traditional religion and culture, his ordeal had left him with life-threatening injuries, including gangrene of the right ankle. American doctors gave Rinpoche a shocking choice: accept leg amputation or risk…

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Free

Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina

June 29 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Western North Carolina continues to be one of the top epicenters for the production of studio craft in the United States. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains shelter a number of internationally renowned artists and many more are inspired by an ever-growing creative community. Forging Futures surveys 24 emerging and established artists shaping the future of studio craft in this region. Their work represents the range of forms, techniques and materials employed to create handmade works of art, including functional and…

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Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Retreat with J. Philip Newell

June 30 - July 2
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar from Edinburgh who has written over 15 books and is a leading expert on Celtic Spirituality. The weekend will include 4 sessions with John Philip, Taize Worship, and creative workshops. Lodging and meals are available at Lake Junaluska for this event.

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July 2017
Free

Ana J. Blanton Mixed Media Art Exhibit

July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 9:00 am
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street
Asheville, 28801
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Solo art exhibit by Ana J. Blanton in downtown Asheville at First Congregational United's Gallery, 20 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801 on July 1 - 31, 2017. The exhibit includes mixed media paintings inspired by organic shapes found in nature. In this series she experiments with the translucent quality in paint and the texture created by the layering of various mediums. contact: artistana@gmail.com

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Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebration

July 2 - July 4
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don’t miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals, and fireworks! Lodging and meals packages will be available.

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Balsam Range at Lake Junaluska

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Balsam Range will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 in Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska. The concert is part of Lake Junaluska’s Independence Day Celebrations, which will include more concerts, a BBQ picnic, parade, family-friendly games and activities and, of course, fireworks!

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$18 - $23

Laura Story in Concert

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Laura Story is a contemporary Christian artist who is dedicated to sharing her faith through music. Her album, God of Every Story, has gained recognition through the runaway hit "Blessings", which won a GRAMMY, Billboard Music Award and three Dove awards! She will perform on July 3 as part of Lake Junaluska's Independence Day Celebrations. Join us at Lake Junaluska for July 4th! Don't miss an incredible weekend of music and fun, which includes three concerts, a parade, special meals,…

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2017 Steak ‘n Shake Firecracker 5K

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
PNC Bank, 81 Weaver Boulevard
Weaverville, NC 28787 United States
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Now in its 24th year, this race in Weaverville presented by the Kiwanis Club of North Buncombe benefits scholarships for college-bound North Buncombe High School students. The course is through the neighborhoods of downtown Weaverville.

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Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

July 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform on Tuesday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Stuart Auditorium. This performance is part of the Lake Junaluska Independence Day Celebrations which will include two other concerts, a BBQ picnic, parade, family-friendly games and activities and, of course, fireworks!

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Glassworks Concert Series ft. The Barsters

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Glassworks, 81 S. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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The Lexington Glassworks serves as the backdrop for the ultimate local music, art, and beer experience. Join us the 1st Friday of each month from 4-8pm, April through December for a fun-filled evening of glassblowing, craft beer, and bluegrass. This event is a part of the 1st Friday Art Walk in the Downtown Asheville Arts District.

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$25

Yonder Mountain String Band

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND For nearly 18 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule.…

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$10

the undergrid (action is primary #4) – BMCM+AC Performance + Artist Talk

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 69 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Philadelphia-based choreographer Meg Foley will present the undergird (action is primary #4), a dance and spoken performance about mortality, birth, earth monuments, and the immediate, omnipresent body, alone and in Congress, and all that it’s not. the undergird stems from Foley’s seven-year development of action is primary, a solo performance practice. Seating is limited. $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members; purchase your ticket HERE To learn more about Meg Foley: Visit her website, movingparts.org Watch her…

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Free

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

July 9
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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The summer worship series includes a spirited traditional worship service on Sunday mornings in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. and a contemplative Taize service of prayer and song on Monday evenings. Join us for transformative worship and fellowship! Schedule of Speakers July 2 - J. Phillip Newell July 9 - Bob Bowling July 16 - Mary Beth Blinn July 23 - Sharma Lewis July 30 - Tim McClendon August 6 - John Ed Mathison

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LPC Triathlon

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
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The 5th annual Hunter Subaru LPC Throwback Triathlon is the perfect event to challenge one’s self, regardless of competition experience or athletic prowess. It features a 200-yard outdoor pool swim, a 17.5 mile bike on quiet country roads, and a rolling 5k run with an on-track finale to summon your mighty kick to the tape! The Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, which begins at 10:30, means even budding athletes can participate in the throwback thrills without adults towering overhead!

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Free

Street Dances

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henderson County Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, 28792
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Street Dances features mountain heritage music, clogging and square dancing every Monday night from July - August. Bring a chair, no pets, alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed; seating area opens after 5:30pm / early admission is prohibited, an event of Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street. Hendersonville, NC 828.693.9708 or 800.828.4244

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$215

Narrative Surface: Drawing On Ceramics

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - August 8 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Tuesdays 6:30-9pm July 11- August 8 During this course students will explore form, surface, line and color by making and decorating wheel-thrown functional forms. Through demonstrations and discussions we will cover surface design techniques including mishima (slip inlay), water etching, painting, and sgraffito carving. We will also include plenty of time to practice. Students should bring their favorite source materials including drawings and photos to begin to build a library of motifs. Open to all skill levels. Level: All Levels…

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Authors J.Robert Lennon & Adam O’Fallon Price present BROKEN RIVER and THE GRAND TOUR

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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BROKEN RIVER - A modest house in upstate New York. One in the morning. Three people--a couple and their child--hurry out the door, but it's too late for them. As the virtuosic and terrifying opening scene of Broken River unfolds, a spectral presence seems to be watching with cold and mysterious interest. Soon the house lies abandoned, and years later a new family moves in. Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of…

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Author Garret Woodward presents IF YOU CAN’T PLAY GET OFF THE STAGE: BLUEGRASS IN WWC & BEYOND

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Diving into the rich, vibrant and controversial history of bluegrass music, “If You Can’t Play, Get Off the Stage: Bluegrass in Western North Carolina and Beyond” is the debut work from Garret K. Woodward, arts/entertainment editor for The Smoky Mountain News. The book features interviews, profiles, quotes and conversations with the biggest names in bluegrass, mountain and string music, including: Balsam Range, Bobby Osborne, Claire Lynch, David Grisman, David Holt, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Jesse McReynolds, John Cowan, Larry Sparks,…

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$220

Breaking (Down) The Mold

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - August 10 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Thursdays 6:30-9pm July 13- August 10 Come join Matt as he helps demystify the complexities and explores the potential of ceramic artwork made utilizing plaster molds. Whether a novice just diving into clay or a seasoned pro looking to expand your technical horizons, this class will focus on creating a variety of molds for press molding and slip casting both functional and sculptural forms. Break out of your mold and learn something new! Level: Intermediate to Advanced Tuition: $185 +…

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Local Author Kyle James presents NOT AFRAID OF THE FALL

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and their daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. In 114 days, they trekked across 15 countries and 38 cities with nothing but their backpacks, their smartphones, and each other. Not Afraid of the Fall is the unvarnished story of their off-the-cuff journey: From cliff-jumping on Croatia's untouched coasts to bathing with rescued…

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$55

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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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 if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the…

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$90

Best Laid Plans

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 401 N Tryon St Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in areas throughout the United States. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

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$25

Cody Jinks

July 14 @ 7:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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**TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 14th @ 12pm EST** LIMITED Special Ticket Packs Available! 4-pack tickets = $85 BrewMaster VIP = $125 1 VIP Laminate, an Autographed CD from Cody Jinks, A VIP Koozie from Cody Jinks, a ticket to the show, early entry and a private Meet and Greet with Cody Jinks. Purchaser must arrive 1 hour prior to doors Hopster VIP = $55 Includes preferred parking, early entry, guided brewery tour and tasting, private viewing area, private bar, private…

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$22.50

Papadosio’s Summer Seequence

July 15 @ 5:00 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
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PAPADOSIO Falling somewhere between rock, jazz and electronic mayhem we find space rock. This is a genre that is not readily defined, and is a state of mind as much as it could be considered a genre. This range of frequencies is where Papadosio tends to spend their time, sometimes dining in deep space, and other times snacking right on your front porch. Papadosio strives to create music that is strangely familiar, and calls all walks of humanity to bask…

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Author Joshilyn Jackson presents THE ALMOST SISTERS

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are. Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It…

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NYT Bestselling Author Matthew Quick presents THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war. After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard--that of a Native…

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$30

Rebelution “Good Vibes Summer Tour”

July 20 @ 5:30 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
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REBELUTION A dozen years into Rebelution’s stirring career, the release of the California reggae band’s fifth album Falling Into Place finds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014’s Count Me In debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, the band’s members have expanded their songwriting horizons and recorded 11 tight new tracks that fuse an ever-youthful attitude of celebration with the mature perspective of men of the world. The lyrics of “Lay My Claim” get right…

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TEACH-IN event with author Daniel Foor presenting Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Offering a practical guide to understanding and navigating relationships with the spirits of those who have passed, Daniel Foor, PhD, details how to relate safely and effectively with your ancestors for personal, family, and cultural healing. He provides exercises and rituals, grounded in ancient wisdom traditions, to help you initiate contact with your ancestors, find supportive ancestral guides, cultivate forgiveness and gratitude, harmonize your bloodlines, and assist the dead who are not yet at peace. He explains how to safely…

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Free

Malaprops Book Release & Ancestral Healing Talk

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world. Join local author Daniel Foor for a spirited teaching and inclusive dialogue on ancestral healing. Our talk will also consider implications of ancestral work for cultural healing (e.g., sexism, racism, colonialism). Expect…

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Oskar Blues presents Burning CAN (not justa) Beerfest

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - July 22 @ 12:00 pm
Oskar Blues REEB Ranch, 315 Shoals Falls Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
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TICKETS on sale NOW! www.burningcan.com/nc Burning CAN North Carolina celebrates canned craft beer in all it’s glory. Cans of craft beer were meant to be brought along and cracked open wherever you needed them – at a music festival, after a killer ride, on an epic paddle trip, or camping in the backcountry. Burning CAN NC condenses what’s best about the craft can lifestyle into a multi-day, outdoor festival with nationally touring bands, some of the best canning breweries from…

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$25

Robert Earl Keen

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain , NC 28711 United States
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ROBERT EARL KEEN “The road goes on forever …” It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) — just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but…

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Make Noise – BMCM+AC Performance + Artist Talk

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 69 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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“We want our instruments to be an experience, one that will require us to change our trajectories and thereby impact the way we understand and imagine sound.” Make Noise, an Asheville-based company that designs and builds analog modular musical synthesizers, will share their company philosophy and perform with their newest instruments. Come hear the notes between the notes and discover unfound sounds! Free Check out more about Make Noise at their website: http://www.makenoisemusic.com/

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