The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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December 2017

Lake Junaluska Singers in Concert

December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States

Let the nostalgic charm of Appalachian hospitality warm you this holiday season. Awaken the spirit of Christmas through festive live music, hearty meals and local artistry. The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform a Christmas concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Lake Junaluska’s Appalachian Christmas event.

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Asheville Jewish Community Center Hanukkah 8K

December 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Asheville Jewish Community Center, 256 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$35

2017 JCC Hanukkah 8K Please join us for the Asheville Jewish Community Center’s 2nd annual JCC Hanukkah 8K!  The race begins at 9:15 am on December 10 at the Asheville JCC, 236 Charlotte Street.  Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. The event is a community-wide celebration of the upcoming 8 day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Proceeds of the JCC Hanukkah 8K will benefit Shalom Children’s Center. Race day registration is…

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Newtown

December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, 28731
Free

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America-Hendersonville Chapter is sponsoring a special screening of the powerful documentary “Newtown” at the Flat Rock Cinema on Monday, December 11th at 7:00pm. “Newtown” is an intimate account of how parents, educators, counselors, and first responders tried make sense of what happened that horrible day five years ago when 20 children and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There will be a short question and answer discussion after the screening.

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Growing your Business

December 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Ridge Community College – CONE Bldg. – Room 122, 45 Oak Park Drive
Brevard, NC 28712 United States
Free

Representatives from 5th & 3rd Bank, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, and The Western Women’s Business Center will discuss how to access capital through a bank vs. a non-traditional lender, the 5 C’s of Credit and how to qualify for a small business loan.

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Growing your Business

December 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Ridge Community College – Transylvania Campus 5 Oak Park Dr. – TRCT Bldg -Room 147Brevard, NC 28712, 5 Oak Park Dr.
Brevard,, NC 28712 United States
Free

Representatives from 5th & 3rd Bank, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, and The Western Women’s Business Center will discuss how to access capital through a bank vs. a non-traditional lender, the 5 C’s of Credit and how to qualify for a small business loan. INFORMATION A light breakfast will be provided. This event is offered free of charge, thanks to our sponsors! REGISTER HERE: jhanks@carolinasmallbusiness.org 828-633-5065 X102

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“Pricing for Profit” Farmer Workshop

December 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ASAP Office, 306 West Haywood Street, Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$20 - $30

Financial success in business rarely comes by accident, this seminar focuses on learning and using basic business financial planning and analysis techniques that are vital in creating profitability for farming enterprises. We will learn and apply techniques, such as determining your cost structure, evaluating revenue streams, and creating break-even analysis’, and discuss factors to take into consideration when pricing your products. Most of all we will learn how digging into the numbers can be enlightening and fun! Led by Barry…

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The Nutcracker

December 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

The Ballet Conservatory of Asheville presents the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. December 14 & 15, 4:30 and 7:30 at the Diana Wortham Theatre For tickets call 828 257-4530

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Crafted Strangers

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Free and open to the public.

In the United States and Canada government policies and popular media create a misleading narrative that places people of color at society’s margins. From cultural restrictions to harmful stereotypes the seemingly opposite experiences of the first and most recent people to live on this land share the same struggles. Framed within the Native American and immigrant experience, Crafted Strangers explores how craft can be used as a tool for regaining control over how one chooses to define themself. The seventeen…

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Vigil for Newtown

December 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Historic Henderson County Courthouse, 1 Historic Courthouse Sq # 4
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

Thursday, December 14th marks the fifth anniversary of the horrific shootings of twenty elementary school students and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut. Hundreds of vigils and events are being planned nationwide to observe this tragic day including a vigil in front of the historic Henderson County Courthouse.

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Forstchen Booksigning at Europa in Black Mountain

December 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Europa, 125 Cherry Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Free

Meet New York Times bestselling local author William R. Forstchen in Black Mountain at Europa at 125 Cherry Street at an author reception and booksigning from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 9. In Forstchen’s John Matherson trilogy, One Second After, One Year After, and The Final Day, a man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war that sends our nation back to the Dark Ages because of an Electromagnetic Pulse…

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Winter Dance Spectacular: A Benefit for LEAF

December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
$15

Studio Zahiya presents their annual Winter Dance Spectacular, a world dance showcase benefiting L.E.A.F. Community Arts on Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 7pm, at The Orange Peel. The show will feature various styles of Belly Dance, Indian, Hip Hop, Irish, Ballet, Fusion, and more, danced by students and professionals of all ages and levels. Tickets are available for purchase at squareup.com/store/studiozahiya/item/winter-show: $15 pre-sale, $17 at the door, $5 for kids, and $20 for VIP seating. All proceeds benefit L.E.A.F.'s community arts…

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FREE Santa Pet Photo at Asheville Outlets

December 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806

Your four-legged, furry friends (dogs & cats only please) will have the chance to meet with Santa Claus at Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) to share their wish list and have their photos taken during the holidays on Thursday, November 30 and December 7, 14 and 21, 2017. 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Food Court. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will be on-hand and all donations are welcome. Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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Exhibition Opening: Small Works/Big Impact + Andy Farkas

December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Momentum Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Free

Kick off your New Year with Momentum! Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville opens two art exhibitions early on New Year’s Eve with a reception from 5-8 pm. Celebrate the opening of two new shows featuring original works by gallery artists and special guests. Local printmaker Andy Farkas’ magical work occupies Momentum’s Feature Gallery. His wood engravings and moku hanga (Japanese watercolor woodcut) prints consistently delight young and old with their narrative depictions of personified animals combined with poignant original sayings…

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Jargon’s New Year’s Eve Seven Course Dinner

December 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Jargon, 715 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$75

Join us for our reservations-only New Year's Eve dinner! Seven delectible courses from one of Asheville's best new restaurants. View and salivate over the full menu at jargonrestaurant.com/menu.

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Endings, Beginnings – New Year’s Eve at Urban Dharma: A Candlelight Vigil of Release & Renewal

December 31, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Urban Dharma NC, 77 W. Walnut St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

For our New Year's Eve candlelight service, participants are invited to write on small strips of paper any unresolved issues, emotional wranglings, destructive habits, resentments, grudges, unhappiness that they want to release and purify. These strips will then be offered into a large singing-bowl (which will be sounded 108 times to accompany the 108 singing of the Vajrasattva mantra) and at the end of the evening, all these strips of paper will be consumed in a fire symbolizing a new…

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January 2018

10th Anniversary of Lake Lure New Year’s Day Polar Plunge and Events

January 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Lure Beach Area, 2724 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC 28746 United States
Varies

Don your costume and braveness for the 10th Anniversary of the Lake Lure New Year's Day Polar Plunge and Events such as a Dash & Splash Fun Run and Plunge-A-War contest. Registration begins at 9am or register online at the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge's website. Or for more information go the the Lake Lure New Year's Facebook page or call Coordinator Kat Canant @ 828-243-0540

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Sierra Club Jan. 3: Greenways and Blueways

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Marcia Bromberg, President of Connect Buncombe, and Marc Hunt, Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, will explain the value of greenways and blueways to our community. They’ll share their enthusiasm for the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, a visionary $13.9 million public project to be developed by the Town of Woodfin and Buncombe County, and explain how you can be part of the greenway movement in Buncombe County. The Woodfin Greenway & Blueway will include five miles of new greenway fronting on the…

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Purple Crayon Workshop: Let’s Make a T-Shirt Quilt!

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$80

Now that the holiday crazies are over, it’s time to give YOURSELF a gift! Gather 16 of your favorite old t-shirts—from your favorite concerts, events, vacations, and school days (or, in a pinch, the local thrift store!)—and create a beautiful memory quilt! In this workshop, Purple Crayon's founder and avid quilter, Pam Robbins, will teach you the basic quilting skills you need to make an easy, but lovely (and snuggly!) blanket for your living room, basement, child's dorm room—or wherever…

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Grüt at Isis Music Hall

January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sunday, January 7, 2018 Doors 6:00pm || Show 7:30pm || All Ages Tickets on sale now! http://isisasheville.com/event/grut/ Formed in Atlanta in 2015, Grut has added new sounds to the city’s music scene while drawing on the region’s beloved improvisational and genre-blending traditions. Joining and furthering the musical conversations started by the likes of Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Mark Guiliana, and Snarky Puppy, Grut combines original compositions with unique improvisational concepts. The band has performed extensively in Atlanta and New York, released…

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Nich Daunis

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS Winter Session Class Mondays 6:30-9pm January 8- February 26 This course caters to those who are already familiar with throwing on the wheel. It will explore throwing multiples, making cohesive dinnerware sets, combining thrown parts to create more complex forms, and cultivating a unique personal aesthetic. The class will also analyze and discuss the works of ceramic artists to better understand various creative processes and the subtleties of form. Level: Intermediate and Advanced Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab…

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Camera Club of Hendersonville Photo Share Group

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hendersonville, 2012 Kanuga Rd
Hendersonville , NC 28739 United States
Free

Want to become a better photographer? Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville Photo Share Group, which meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2012 Kanuga Road at 1:00pm Tuesday, January 9th. Best sure to bring some of your best images for feedback from the group. See the Club Website for additional details about CCoH: www.cameraclubofhendersonville.com

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Pardee weight loss surgery information session

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pardee UNC Health Care will host free weight loss surgery information sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Mission Pardee Health Campus, located at 2775 Hendersonville Road in Arden. Chris Edwards, M.D., FACS, a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, will host both sessions. He will discuss how obesity affects a person psychologically and physically, and obesity treatment options. Attendees considering weight loss surgery will have an…

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Pottery Wheel 101 with Laurie Caffery Harris & Tyler-James Anderson

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$300

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS Winter Session Class Tuesdays 6:30-9pm January 9- February 27 Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. Classes will include demos, group exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students also have access to the studio outside of class time during open studio hours to practice new skills. Level: Beginner and Seasoned…

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Museum Hike Series Interest Meeting

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Free

Learn about the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series during this free informational meeting. The meeting will provide an introduction to the program offerings, details about the individual hikes, advice for hikers, and information about our scholarships. The Swannanoa Rim Explorer Hiking Series consists of 11 hikes that take place each month over the course of a year and will navigate the entirety of the 31-mile rim of the Swannanoa Valley. We will briefly overview our Valley History Explorer (VHE) Hiking Series*,…

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Portraits in Clay with Mac McCusker

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS Winter Session Class Wednesdays 6:30-9pm January 10- February 28 Have you ever wanted to make your favorite person out of clay? Students will learn how to adapt photographs and 2-D portraits to create 3-dimnensional figures in clay. Students will build busts and small figures using several techniques including sculpting a form from a solid block, slab construction, and coiling. Pieces will be fired and finished with glazes and/or paint. All skill levels welcome. Level: All Levels Tuition: $310…

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Museum Hike Series Interest Meeting

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asheville REI, 31 Schenck Pkwy
Asheville, NC United States
Free

Learn about the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series during this free informational meeting. The meeting will provide an introduction to the program offerings, details about the individual hikes, advice for hikers, and information about our scholarships. The Swannanoa Rim Explorer Hiking Series consists of 11 hikes that take place each month over the course of a year and will navigate the entirety of the 31-mile rim of the Swannanoa Valley. We will briefly overview our Valley History Explorer (VHE) Hiking Series*,…

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An Evening with Dennis Warner

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Nationally touring singer-songwriter Dennis Warner returns to Asheville Wednesday January 10th, making his first appearance at the Isis Music Hall with a 7pm concert. Though Warner grew up and still resides in Minnesota, his music has taken him to all fifty states and beyond. He is noted for blending humor, up-tempo and serious music into a fun and memorable concert. Based on radio play around the world, Warner’s ninth CD “SEEDS” was named one of the top albums of 2012…

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Metal Clay with Barbara McGuire

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$435

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS Winter Session Class Thursdays 10:30am-1pm January 11- March 1 Experience metal in clay form! This is an introduction to working with silver, copper, and bronze metal clay to design components for uniquely wearable art. Each clay is different in its consistency, handling and firing. You will discover which methods work best for you. You will also learn fundamental wire skills in attaching and designing finished works. Join us for this very fast paced and inspirational class! Level: All…

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Ryanhood comes to Asheville at Isis Music Hall

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12

AZ-based folk-rock duo Ryanhood were named 'Best Group/Duo' in the International Acoustic Music Awards, and are often referred to as a modern day Simon and Garfunkel. Ryanhood is on tour in support of their most recent release, Yearbook. Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven

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Museum Hike Series Interest Meeting

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series during this free informational meeting. The meeting will provide an introduction to the program offerings, details about the individual hikes, advice for hikers, and information about our scholarships. The Swannanoa Rim Explorer Hiking Series consists of 11 hikes that take place each month over the course of a year and will navigate the entirety of the 31-mile rim of the Swannanoa Valley. We will briefly overview our Valley History Explorer (VHE) Hiking Series*,…

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Road to Refuge: An Introduction to Buddhist Practice

January 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave
Asheville, 28801

Seeking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha is considered the gateway to Buddhist practice. Through engaging with these "Three Refuges," we are provided with the context, methods, and support for the transformation of suffering. In this series of three classes, Dr. Lye will share with us his reflections on Buddhist notions of faith, the value of dynamic engagement with doubt, and the non-dogmatic trust and clarity that can arise from holding both. This is a good opportunity for those…

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Italian Night with Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith

January 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Mike Guggino ( Steep Canyon Rangers ) joins Barrett Smith (Shannon Whitworth Band) 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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Enchanting Handbuilding Part II with Cynthia Lee

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS Winter Session Class Fridays 3-5:30pm January 12- March 2 Back by popular demand, it’s the return of Enchanting Handbuilding. In this second round, students will continue to create imaginative forms through hands-on instruction, but more time will be spent with finishes and surface demonstrations. This class will help develop basic handbuilding skills, glazing, and decorating techniques in a fun community atmosphere. Level: All Levels Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes with Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS ONE-NIGHT POTTERY CLASSES Friday, January 12 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM 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,…

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Mountain Soul Party 2018 Lounge

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Asheville Music School youth ensembles performing Pop-Rock, Classic Rock, Motown Soul covers, and more–to benefit the Burton Street ONEmic Studio / LEAF in Streets & Schools.

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Mountain Soul Party 2018

January 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

A night of Soul and R&B music by musicians from various local and regional bands, including Ryan RnB Barber, the Secret B-Sides, CaroMia Tiller, Jesse Barry, Jordan Okrend, and members of Midnight Snack, the Digs, Empire Strikes Brass, the Business, and Tuesday Night Funk Jam house band.

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Purple Crayon Open House

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

Come play with us! Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, turnkey rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and classes. Comes see what all the excitement is about!

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Kids’ Coding Workshop with Robot! Pre-Registration Required

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, 640 Merrimon Avenue, #204
Asheville, NC 28805 United States
$1 - $45

*Previously submitted for 1/20; date has changed to 1/13* There’s always something fascinating about robots and now kids can take control of them in a hands-on computer coding workshop on Saturday, January 13, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. (This is a rescheduled workshop from December 9. If you registered for that workshop, you are still registered and will have received an email notice.) The workshop is for 3rd-6th graders only. With a limit of six students, there will be plenty…

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Cliff Eberhardt w/special guest Louise Mosrie

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$20

NYC award-winning veteran songwriter Cliff Eberhardt brings his literate Cole Porter meets Tom Waits style of pop/blues songwriting and dynamic performance skills with special guest and Nashville native/Americana songwriter Louise Mosrie opening the show as special guest. It’s a moving, collaborative show full of smart, passionate, heartfelt songs.

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Jesse Barry and Daniel Iannucci

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

This show presents the rare combination of the beautiful upright bass and sultry vocals. With a variety of blues, jazz, funk, & soul music, this duo’s song choices will make you sing, dance, laugh, and cry; an evocatively emotional show.

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Alien Music Club Presents Best in Blues vocalist, Peggy Ratusz

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

This performance features inspired interpretations of tunes by diverse artists such as Duane Allman, Chuck Berry, Joan Osborne, The Eurythmics, and many more, crossing over in styles from Jazz to Blues to Soul and beyond. This is guaranteed to be a show you don’t want to miss!

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My Favorite Sketchbook

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$90.00

Join Chad Alice Hagen, artist and veteran workshop teacher for an exciting new workshop at Bullington Gardens! There are sketchbooks and sketchbooks, but this particular adaptation of a Gary Frost design has become my favorite. It opens totally flat, it can be made from easy to find materials and features a textile cover! We’ll be making a 6″ x 6″ french link bound sketchbook in class with sewn boards and 120 pages of 98# multi-media paper. Once you make this…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Rob Parks and Friends

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.

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Book launch for Jon Michael Riley’s thriller, Photo Shoot

January 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malaprop's, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801

Western North Carolina resident Jon Michael Riley, author of fiction novels based on actual major events in recent history, has released the second book in his Channey Moran action/thriller series. Photo Shoot brings the reader face to face with Somali pirates during the kidnapping of a group of American tourists. Propelled into a gripping evaluation of his life, Channey must survive a rescue mission headed by the notorious Roy Roy while deciding to what lengths he will go to help…

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Terrarium Workshop

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$45.00

Enjoy the warmth of our greenhouse while you create your own miniature garden in a glass jar with Mary Martin. All materials will be supplied. $45 Please call to register or register online!

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An Evening with The Honey Dewdrops

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12

Virginia born, Baltimore based duo, The Honey Dewdrops, sing and play their own brand of ‘Tangled Country’- paying homage to the clarity of song over ornamentation. Deep rooted harmonies paired with acoustic guitars, clawhammer banjo and mandolin leave listeners with an evocative live performance that is described as “thrilling” and “gorgeous” by Sing Out! Magazine.

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More Than Blue: The Genius of Joni Mitchell’s For the Roses

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asheville FM, 864 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Music Matters is a series of bimonthly appreciation lectures given by Asheville FM DJs, volunteers, and affiliates. On Thursday, January 18, from 6–8 pm, join AFM for the next presentation in this series, "More Than Blue: The Genius of Joni Mitchell’s For the Roses,” presented by Asheville FM DJ, Sarah B. This event will take place at the Asheville FM Station at 864 Haywood Road in West Asheville. “Most people hear Joni Mitchell’s name and they think of her fourth…

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Noah Zacharin

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Literate, multi-genre songwriting from an open-eyed poet; distinctive arrangements from an acknowledged guitar master; emotion-drenched singing from a human with heart.

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$15

Grammy nominated duo from Nashville, TN. Award winning instrumentalists and singers playing the best in Americana Music.

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Juice

January 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Juice embodies a soulful and energetic mixture of sounds, all resulting in a deeply tangible experience. Juice has always sought to be bold yet honest, impassioned yet thoughtful, all the while giving you the means to reach out and feel, and touch something intrinsic and real.

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