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].

sov·er·eign·ty: Expressions in Sovereignty of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Museum of the Cherokee People 589 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC

On view from March 15, 2024 through February 28, 2025, ‘sov·er·eign·ty: Expressions in Sovereignty of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ illuminates the complexities of tribal sovereignty and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ continuing legacy of resilience. Featuring objects sourced from the Museum of the Cherokee People’s own collections, 'sov·er·eign·ty' is designed to educate […]

$12

Movies in the Park: Free Family Films

Pack Square Park 121 College St, Asheville, NC, United States

Movies in the Park returns with free family favorite films projected on a massive outdoor screen in Pack Square Park just after dusk on the second Friday of the month! Community members are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the beloved summer tradition produced by Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) and sponsored by […]

Free

Gingerbread in July at The Omni Grove Park Inn

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

Join us at The Omni Grove Park Inn for Gingerbread in July and create unforgettable summer memories with a holiday twist. Ignite the holiday spirit early as children write their wishes to Santa Claus, gather the family for delightful games of bingo, delight in special appearances by Major Bear and the Gingerbread Man and enjoy […]

Rise & Yoga on the Roof at The Radical

The Radical 95 Roberts Street, Ashville

Rise & Yoga with The Radical Saturday at 9am. Guests can meet on The Roof for a complimentary 60-minute yoga flow brought to us by LOVE SHINE PLAY.

Summer Mountain Street Dances

Downtown Waynesville Main Street Main St, Waynesville

Swing, stomp, and spin along with our mountain community at Waynesville’s Summer Street Dances, a cherished tradition brimming with Haywood hospitality! Dance your way into the 100+ year history of families gathering to watch traditional dance teams, listen to live bluegrass, and cut the rug––or, in this case, the street. There will be three dances […]

Free

XP League Asheville – Esports Summer Camp!

XP LEAGUE ASHEVILLE 15 LOOP ROAD, SUITE 2B, ARDEN

XP League Camps are designed to engage kids at many different levels. Not only do kids get to meet new friends and improve their skills in the games they love to play, but they will learn about teamwork, communications, sportsmanship, esports health, nutrition, esports psychology, stretching and exercise, mindset and motivation, boosting focus, and so […]

$199.00

Annual Firefly Gathering 2024

Wild Human Preserve Green Mountain

Each summer hundreds of people come together in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina for the Annual Firefly Gathering, one of the largest earthskills gatherings in the country. Skilled instructors, artists, musicians, speakers and thinkers co-create this experience to expand our capacity to live well with one another and our beloved Earth. […]

5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers on Weds Nights hosted by Karen

Homewood 19 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC

Celebrate Summer: Are you having Fun in the Sun? Let's explore with our bodies the joy of Summer! We can enjoy the heat and warmth of the Sun on our bodies. The Heat is On! Staccato Rhythm which is the beat and fire in your movement, body and life! We move to the Maps created […]

$15 – $25

Ukulele Jam

Asheville Music School 10 Ridgelawn Rd., Asheville, NC, United States

This class is open to continuing ukulele students who have completed either a Level 1 or 2 class with Madelyn Ilana in the recent past, or have some experience on their instrument. This mini series will be a chance to continue playing some of our familiar tunes together over the summer, and to review the […]

$120

The Blackout Diaries Comedy Show at The Pulp

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

Chicago's Funniest Interactive Standup show is back in Asheville Wednesday July 17, 7-9pm. Hosted by Alex Joyce in The Orange Peel's Comedy Basement PULP. Get tix early! These shows sellout. The Blackout Diaries is a comedy show where standup comedians, plus 'regular' people (cops, firefighters, teachers, etc) tell hilarious drinking or other buzzed stories. Then […]

$15

Women’s Continuing Guitar

Asheville Music School 10 Ridgelawn Rd., Asheville, NC, United States

4-week series, July 17-Aug 7. This class is open to women with basic proficiency in guitar. Are you wanting to expand your knowledge of music theory? Are you a songwriter or aspiring songwriter looking to share some ideas in a supportive group setting? Are you tired of playing the same familiar chords and want to […]

$120

Rhythm & Brews

Presented by horizon Heating & Air, Experience the ultimate blend of live music, local craft beverages, and community camaraderie at the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series! Taking place on the third Thursday of each month from June to October, this free event transforms South Main Street into a vibrant hub of entertainment. The evening kicks […]

$7

Story/Arts Residency Night 2: Beyond the Myth

Story Parlor 227 Haywood Road, Asheville

Join Story Parlor for the second iteration of its summer Story/Arts Residency, welcoming local artist Carolina Quiroga for a month-long exploration of myth and archetype. For this second night of the 2024 Residency, artist-in-residence Carolina Quiroga will delve into the mythology of fathers and prevailing narratives passed down throughout time. From tales traversing heroic figures, […]

$10 – $50

Legally Blonde The Musical

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

America’s favorite blonde, Elle Woods, is ready to prove who’s in charge in this fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie. In the ultimate tribute to girl power, Legally Blonde follows Elle’s transformation from the UCLA sorority house to the Harvard halls of justice as she tackles stereotypes and scandal to pursue her […]

$26.00

Modelface Comedy Presents David Louis at LaZoom

LaZoom Room 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States

Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week we have David Louis from Denver! David Louis is a 10 year comedian. He won Madison’s funniest competition at the renowned Comedy Club on State. He’s a regular at The Improv, Zanies, headlined The Laughing Tap, TeeHees, and Comedy Cabin. Been […]

$15

JORTS! Comedy Showcase at Catawba Brewing

Catawba Brewing Company South Slope Asheville 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville

Modelface Comedy presents JORTS! a stand up comedy showcase featuring hot comedy and even hotter knees! Put on your best jorts or cut up some jeans and make a new pair because tonight we are rolling knees out! All the comedians will be rocking their best pair and we want to see y'all in yours. […]

$15

A Slow Ride, a play by Joseph Reed Hayes

Asheville Community Theatre 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville, NC, United States

Three generations of women take a Sunday ride. A story about the tension, humor, affection and near-demented discord of families; the journey of mothers and daughters; in-jokes, embarrassment and eyeball rolling; but also the concerns and terrors of living under — and living with someone within — the shadow of encroaching dementia.

$20

Legally Blonde The Musical

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

America’s favorite blonde, Elle Woods, is ready to prove who’s in charge in this fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie. In the ultimate tribute to girl power, Legally Blonde follows Elle’s transformation from the UCLA sorority house to the Harvard halls of justice as she tackles stereotypes and scandal to pursue her […]

$26.00

Hot and Horny Comedy Showcase at Catawba Brewing

Catawba Brewing Company South Slope Asheville 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville

Modelface Comedy presents Hot & Horny Comedy Showcase Celebrate the hottest/ funniest time of the year with some of the horniest comics around! And what is sexier than a sense of humor? Jokes and stories about dating, love, lust and everything else. ages 21+ doors at 8:45pm, show at 9:15pm air conditioned venue Tickets $15

$15

Summer Expressions in Mixed Media Collage with Cynthia Llanes

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

Summer Expressions in Mixed Media Collage Date: July 20 (Saturday) Time: 11am – 1:30pm Cost: $125 (Materials included) Location: Riverview Station: 191 Lyman St. Asheville @ Studio 324 (2nd Floor of Art Garden) Duration: 2.5 hours Share your summer story by creating a unique work of art using and combining various materials, such as: acrylic […]

$125

Gluten-Free Comedy at Ginger’s Revenge

Ginger's Revenge 829 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, United States

Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country and all your local favorites! This Saturday we have Gluten-Free Comedy at Ginger's Revenge. Enjoy a cold pint of ginger beer while you laugh it up with Modelface Comedy ages 18+ doors at 6:30, show at 7pm Tickets $18

$18

A Slow Ride, a play by Joseph Reed Hayes

Asheville Community Theatre 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville, NC, United States

Three generations of women take a Sunday ride. A story about the tension, humor, affection and near-demented discord of families; the journey of mothers and daughters; in-jokes, embarrassment and eyeball rolling; but also the concerns and terrors of living under — and living with someone within — the shadow of encroaching dementia.

$20

Legally Blonde The Musical

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

America’s favorite blonde, Elle Woods, is ready to prove who’s in charge in this fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie. In the ultimate tribute to girl power, Legally Blonde follows Elle’s transformation from the UCLA sorority house to the Harvard halls of justice as she tackles stereotypes and scandal to pursue her […]

$26.00

Secret Garden Comedy at Hi-Wire RAD

Hi-Wire RAD 284 Lyman St, Asheville, NC, United States

Every Saturday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week it's a secret lineup of amazing comedians!!! Secret Garden Comedy is live at the Hi-Wire RAD Beer Garden! A fun mix of local favorites and big city comics all the way from New York City and who knows who […]

$18

Asheville Triathlon

Asheville Recreational Park 65 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC, United States

The Asheville Triathlon is a thrilling multisport event that captures the essence of this vibrant and active mountain community. Held against the backdrop of Asheville's breathtaking natural beauty, this triathlon presents athletes with a unique and challenging course that encompasses swimming, cycling, and running. The dynamic course is appealing to triathletes from novice to elites. […]

A Slow Ride, a play by Joseph Reed Hayes

Asheville Community Theatre 35 East Walnut Street, Asheville, NC, United States

Three generations of women take a Sunday ride. A story about the tension, humor, affection and near-demented discord of families; the journey of mothers and daughters; in-jokes, embarrassment and eyeball rolling; but also the concerns and terrors of living under — and living with someone within — the shadow of encroaching dementia.

$15

Legally Blonde The Musical

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

America’s favorite blonde, Elle Woods, is ready to prove who’s in charge in this fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie. In the ultimate tribute to girl power, Legally Blonde follows Elle’s transformation from the UCLA sorority house to the Harvard halls of justice as she tackles stereotypes and scandal to pursue her […]

$26.00

Comedy at Catawba: Lydia Popovich

Catawba Brewing Company South Slope Asheville 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville

Every Sunday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This weekend we have Lydia Popovich from Nashville!!! Lydia Popovich originally hails from San Jose, CA but currently lives in Nashville, TN. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. On stage, […]

$15

XP League Asheville – Esports Summer Camp!

XP LEAGUE ASHEVILLE 15 LOOP ROAD, SUITE 2B, ARDEN

XP League Camps are designed to engage kids at many different levels. Not only do kids get to meet new friends and improve their skills in the games they love to play, but they will learn about teamwork, communications, sportsmanship, esports health, nutrition, esports psychology, stretching and exercise, mindset and motivation, boosting focus, and so […]

$199.00

An Evening with Dale Neal + Sheila Kay Adams

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

Malaprop's Bookstore / Café, in collaboration with Citizen Vinyl and Blue Ridge Public Radio, presents An Evening with Dale Neal + Special Guest Sheila Kay Adams. The author event takes place at Citizen Vinyl on Tuesday, July 23. Doors at 6 p.m., event at 7 p.m. Free. Dale Neal is the author of five novels: […]

Free

Funky Fresh Comedy at Ginger’s Revenge

Ginger's Revenge 829 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, United States

Modelface Comedy presents Funky Fresh Comedy at Ginger's Revenge! The Comedy is Funky but the ginger beer is Fresh Funky Fresh Comedy is an extra silly night of live comedy on the patio at Ginger's Revenge! A fun mix of your favorite local comics and some silly boys from NYC! All for only $7!!! Ginger's […]

$7

Performance: Ljubinka Kulisic (accordion)

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

Performance: Ljubinka Kulisic (accordion) Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 7pm Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street} TICKETS – $15 General Admission / $10 BMCM+AC members + Students w/ID Join us for an exciting performance by accordion virtuoso Ljubinka Kulisic, featuring works by John Cage and John Zorn, including Cage’s Dream, Souvenir, […]

$15.00

Listen To This: Stories and More on Stage

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

Listen To This: Stories and More on Stage Presents, "You're Under Citizen's Arrest" True Tales of Taking the Law Into Your Own Hands. Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m. doors and 8 p.m. show. $15 advance / $18 at the door. Featuring stories by David Greenson, Carmela Caruso, and a story into a song by Rebecca […]

$15 – $18

YIKES! Dating Disaster Comedy with Sarah Love

LaZoom Room 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States

Every Thursday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country! This week we have Sarah Love from Asheville and her friends!!! YIKES! is a show of dating disaster stories and stand up comedy hosted by local favorite Sarah Love. Join Sarah and a group of amazing comedians as they share their […]

$15

Story/Arts Residency Night 3: Beyond the Myth

Story Parlor 227 Haywood Road, Asheville

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$10 – $50