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 amy@thelaurelofasheville.com.

Colby Caldwell: landmarks

Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 5PM Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present landmarks, an exhibition of new work by photographer Colby Caldwell. On view are large-scale, wax coated color photographic prints of elements from the natural world abstracted by digital interventions. Paired with these are small, meditative photographs taken from the forest […]

Free

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville Theatre is proud to launch its 2023 Hometown Sound Music Series with Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues! Alabama Blues Hall of Fame member Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac […]

$25

Don’t Tell Comedy downtown Asheville

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

You've found Comedy's Worst Kept Secret. SHOW DETAILS This show will be at an indoor location At this show you can buy drinks at the venue and bring outside food and buy snacks at the venue. This show will have chairs provided SECRET COMEDIANS. All comedians remain unknown until they take the stage. Every lineup […]

$25

Don’t Tell Comedy South Slope

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

You've found Comedy's Worst Kept Secret. SHOW DETAILS This show will be at an indoor location At this show you can buy drinks at the venue and bring outside food and buy snacks at the venue. This show will have chairs provided SECRET COMEDIANS. All comedians remain unknown until they take the stage. Every lineup […]

$25

Ashevillians, a local comedy showcase at the Grey Eagle

The Grey Eagle 185 Clingman Ave. , Asheville

ASHEVILLAINS: Local Comedy Showcase Doors: 6:00 PM Show: 7:00 PM PREMIUM SEATING: $22.00 ADVANCED: $17.00 DAY OF: $22.00 - ALL AGES - FULLY SEATED SHOW - LIMITED NUMBER OF PREMIUM SEATING TICKETS AVAILABLE Purchase Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38201009 ASHEVILLAINS is a local comedy showcase produced by Modelface Comedy featuring a group of ashevilles favorite comedians. Hosted by […]

$17

Every Brilliant Thing at North Carolina Stage Company

North Carolina Stage Company 15 Stage Lane, Asheville

NC Stage Presents Scott Treadway in the heartwarming and heartbreaking comedy 'Every Brilliant Thing' by Duncan Macmillan. Dubbed "one of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression" by The Guardian, it will have your belly laughing and your eyes brimming. Based on true and untrue stories and told with the help of the audience, […]

$10

18th Annual Groundhog Day Celebration

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main St, NC

Join Chimney Rock’s naturalists and our favorite NC rodent to find out if spring is coming early or if we have six more weeks of winter. Cheer on our resident groundhog, Pumpkin, as he seeks his shadow and meet some of his animal ambassador friends, too.

Included with Park admission

Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic & Feature Comedy at Pulp Lounge

PULP Under The Orange Peel 103 Hilliard Avenue, Asheville, NC

What: Stand up Comedy at The Orange Peel's Pulp Lounge When: Thursday 2.2.2023. 8p-11p, doors at 7:30p Where: The Orange Peel's Comedy Basement, Pulp Lounge103 Hilliard Ave, Downtown Asheville Tickets: $14 (available at door or The Orange Peel website) Cocktails available while you laugh the night away to some of the area's best Stand Up […]

$14

Chaotic Comedy at GiGi’s Underground

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

Chaotic Comedy is a night of Improv, Sketch, Magic and Stand Up Comedy all in one show!!! Anything can happen Lineup: Marlene Thompson, Glenn Reed, Liam Nelson, Ty Colgate, Kenny Stempien, and more!!! ages 21+ Doors at 10pm, show at 10:30 Tickets $15

$15

Beyond the Binding Opening Reception

Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC

The opening reception for our community art show in partnership with The Black Mountain Public Library. Stop by to look at the incredible art created by members of the greater Black Mountain community. Light refreshments will be provided.

Free

The Creative Hand Opening Reception

Caldwell Arts Council 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir

The Creative hand opening reception will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 5pm-7pm. The show will feature recent works by Wen Redmond and Thomas Thielemann.

Free

Performance: Odeya Nini / Zach Cooper

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center 56 Broadway, Asheville, NC

Performance: Odeya Nini / Zach Cooper Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7PM Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street} TICKETS – $8 General Admission / Free for BMCM+AC members + Students w/ID Odeya Nini makes her return to BMCM+AC, in support of her latest album ODE (Populist Records), exploring the multidimensionality of […]

$8

AVL Underground Comedy: Liam Nelson

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

Liam Nelson is a 7 foot tall, 23 year old comic and comedy special producer from Atlanta Georgia currently living in New York City. He quickly began performing with names like Preacher Lawson, Sasheer Zamata and Joe Zimmerman both at home and on tour. He is currently on tour featuring for Joe Zimmerman, Kate Willett, […]

$15

Platinum-Selling Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers Announce Winter 2023 Tour Dates

The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville

On the heels of their successful Christmas Caravan Tour, Platinum-Selling Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers (SNZ) have unveiled additional Winter dates that include the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on Friday, February 3 with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.snzippers.com for the most up to date ticketing information. SNZ, […]

*Assembly Required: Asheville Designer Toy Expo

The Grey Eagle 185 Clingman Ave. , Asheville

*Assembly Required is the premiere destination for independent designer, bootleg and art toy artists and collectors. Refining inspiration from a variety of underground and subcultural elements, *Assembly Required honors this turn of the century pop surrealistic art movement, as the melting pot of artistic expression. 2023 will be *Assembly Required's 5th year running celebrating this […]

$3 – $14

Comedy at Catawba: Ahmed Bharoocha

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

Conan, Colbert and Comedy Central veteran Ahmed Bharoocha is half Irish Catholic, half Pakistani-Indian-Burmese-Muslim, and wholly a master of punctuating striking social commentary with high-energy theatrics. You may have seen him on Adult Swim’s absurd comedy Dream Corp LLC as the drug addled scatterbrained Nurse Ahmed. Or perhaps you recognized him as one third of […]

$18

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

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

What: Asheville's Premier Standup Feature & Open Mic comedy When: Sunday, February 5, 6:30pm (Come early to get your food and drinks!) Where: Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., Theater 2 675 Merrimon Avenue in North Asheville (onsite parking) Tickets: $14 Comedy open mic. Hosted by Morgan Bost featuring Allison Shelnut, Jess Cooley and Larry Griffin […]

$14

Creation Care Alliance 2023 Annual Symposium

Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Drive, Montreat

After a break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our winter retreat and symposium are back! We’re so excited to gather this winter and hope you will join us. This time is designed with creation care professionals, volunteers, lay leaders, and clergy in mind. Whether you’re new to creation care or a long-time advocate, you’ll gain […]

$15

Freshen Up Comedy Showcase at Noble Cider

Noble Cider downtown 49 Rankin Ave., Asheville, NC

Freshen Up Comedy Showcase is the first monday of every month. The showcase highlights the best local comics from the Freshen Up Open Mic that happens every Monday at Noble Cider downtown. Local comics come out each week to try all of their new material and the best come back for the showcase. Marlene Thompson […]

Free

Performance: Vijay Iyer

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center 56 Broadway, Asheville, NC

Described by The New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway,” composer-pianist Vijay Iyer is one of the leading music-makers of his generation. His honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, a Grammy nomination, and the Alpert […]

$10 – $15

Modelface Comedy presents: Gianmarco Soresi at Different Wrld

Different Wrld 701 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC

Gianmarco Soresi is an actor, stand-up comic, and writer based in New York City. He won critical acclaim for his stand-up special and documentary Shelf Life directed by Emmy Award winner Andy Buck, currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and is the host of the popular podcast The Downside with Gianmarco Soresi. He appeared in the […]

$15

Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic & Feature Comedy at Pulp Lounge

PULP Under The Orange Peel 103 Hilliard Avenue, Asheville, NC

2.9.23 The Orange Peel's Comedy Basement PULP What: Stand up Comedy at The Orange Peel's Pulp Lounge When: Thursday 2.9.2023. 8p-11p, doors at 7:30p Where: The Orange Peel's Comedy Basement, Pulp Lounge103 Hilliard Ave, Downtown Asheville Tickets: $14 (available at door or The Orange Peel website) Cocktails available while you laugh the night away to […]

$14

Basket Weaving: Willow Carry-All Baskets with Tyler Lavenburg

Weaverville Weaverville, NC

Welcome to the wonderful world of willow! Willow basket weaving is a traditional craft historically practiced throughout much of the world. Archeological evidence shows Native American pack baskets dating back to 900 BC, while they also tout themselves as one of the most common crafts throughout all of Europe. Willow is incredibly strong, beautiful, and […]

AVL Underground Comedy: Billy Wayne Davis (early show)

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

Modelface Comedy presents AVL Underground Comedy Billy Wayne Davis is a comedian who has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, lent his voice & producing skills to SquidBillies, hosted a travel doc for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson, and worked with Sacha Baron Coen on Who is America & Borat 2. Billy Wayne […]

$20

Calendar Girls

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC

By: Tim Firth Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Directed by: Brandi Andrade Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven middle-aged women who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise […]

$17 – $25

Rock N’ Roll Weekend at The Omni Grove Park Inn

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

Turn up the classics with this rockin’ weekend. Friday night kicks off with the legendary sounds of Absolute Queen, The Ultimate Tribute to Queen, while Saturday evening is filled with the music and nonstop energy of Departure, The Journey Tribute Band. Your package includes two nights of accommodations, The Morning Table at the Blue Ridge […]

$85

AVL Underground Comedy: Billy Wayne Davis (late show)

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

Modelface Comedy presents AVL Underground Comedy Billy Wayne Davis is a comedian who has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, lent his voice & producing skills to SquidBillies, hosted a travel doc for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson, and worked with Sacha Baron Coen on Who is America & Borat 2. Billy Wayne […]

$20

Zoe & Cloyd Valentine’s Concert

Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC

“A musical collaboration that demands to be heard.” - Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine ​ BMCA has hosted Zoe & Cloyd's annual Valentine's Concert for over 10 years. The innovative “klezgrass” music of Zoe & Cloyd springs from the rich traditions and complementary styles of fiddler/vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist John Cloyd Miller. They delight audiences […]

$25

An Evening with FREE PLANET RADIO and CHINOBAY

AyurPrana Listening Room 312 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC

Asheville’s acclaimed global-jazz duo, Free Planet Radio, partners with Ugandan musician, activist, and ambassador, Chinobay, for a special evening of musical fusion at the newly-opened AyurPrana Listening Room in West Asheville, in the beautifully renovated space previously known as Ambrose West. Born and raised in Kampala, Uganda, Chinobay (née Herbert Kinobe) grew up playing the […]

$25

Calendar Girls

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC

By: Tim Firth Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Directed by: Brandi Andrade Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven middle-aged women who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise […]

$17 – $25

Opening Reception for Seeing Life in Color by Beverly Kies

Grace Gallelry, Grace Community Church 495 Cardinal Dr., Mills River

Local Pastel Artist Beverly Kies is having a solo show entitled, Seeing Life in Color, at Grace Gallery in Mills River. The Opening Reception will be on Sunday February 12th at 12 noon. Stop by to enjoy the art and meet the artist. Beverly states, "My medium is pastel, which I live and breathe. I […]

Free

Calendar Girls

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC

By: Tim Firth Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Directed by: Brandi Andrade Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven middle-aged women who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise […]

$17 – $25

Freshen Up Comedy Open Mic

Noble Cider downtown 49 Rankin Ave., Asheville, NC

Every Monday Marlene Thompson hosts Freshen Up at Noble Cider downtown. Stand up comedy open mic with a focus on new material. Improv, sketch and musical comedy always welcome! Bring your best new jokes each week. You don't need a new set but you need to try at least one new bit. First Monday of […]

Free

Calendar Girls

Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC

By: Tim Firth Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Directed by: Brandi Andrade Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven middle-aged women who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise […]

$17 – $25