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June 2017

Author LiYana Silver presents Feminine Genius

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Women, here's a question for you: what would happen if we took all the energy we spend self-bashing, self-improving, and chasing impossible standards and instead channeled it into our true passions? Answer: our feminine radiance would light up the world. This is the promise of LiYana Silver's bold new book, Feminine Genius. "Your body is the key," writes Silver. "I'm going to show you that your body is wildly intelligent and that your deepest desires are your best guide. You'll…

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Pint & Pretzels Open House!

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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You're invited to mix and mingle with Lenoir-Rhyne University graduate students, faculty, and staff at an informal Pints & Pretzels Open House! The event will kick off with a brief presentation on programs, cost, financial aid options, and the application process. We also look forward to answering your unique questions about graduate school at LR and taking you on a tour of our downtown Asheville Center for Graduate Studies!

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Author Mark Powell presents Small Treason

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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In this thrilling new novel for fans of Adam Johnson's Fortune Smiles and Denise Johnson's The Laughing Monsters, four people's lives converge as they are consumed by the dangers of the world, both real and imagined. Tess is a stay-at-home mother who has developed an odd obsession: watching terrorist ransom videos online. She's become fixated on one in particular--an American journalist being held by ISIS. Her husband, John, is more distant than ever, and in her isolation Tess finds an…

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Free

Sierra Club June 7: Preventing Duke Energy’s 3rd Gas-Powered Electric Plant

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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On Wednesday, June 7, the Sierra Club will present an update from Asheville’s Energy Innovation Task Force about reducing energy use in Buncombe County so as to avoid construction of a new, natural gas peaking unit. Julie Mayfield, Asheville City Council; Brownie Newman, Buncombe County Commission; and Jason Walls, Duke Energy, will report on how the three-way partnership – Buncombe County, Asheville, and Duke Energy – is progressing. The Energy Innovation Task force has been working for just over a…

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Author Sarah Dooley presents Ashes to Asheville

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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For our younger readers (and fans of Asheville!) here is a tal of two sisters who take off on a wild road trip! For fans of Counting by 7s and Fish in a Tree, this one's for you! After Mama Lacy's death, Fella was forced to move in with her grandmother, Mrs. Madison. The move brought Fella all sorts of comforts she wasn't used to at home, but it also meant saying goodbye to her sister Zoey (a.k.a. Zany) and…

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Attack on Davidson’s Fort

June 8

Age 10 and up $5.00, .. Senior Citizens Free In July 1776 General Rutherford was informed of Indian attacks on the frontier of NC and that Col Charles McDowell had taken refuge in a fort with his Militia and 120 women and children. The Indians and Tories surrounding the fort did not stay long but, later ambushed Capt. Rollin White's rear guard company as McDowell fled to Catheys fort and later to Quaker Meadows. Come out on this date and…

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Pints, Porcelain and Pong

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
the bright angle, NC United States + Google Map

Join us for Pints, Porcelain and Pong! We are celebrating our collection release in our studio on Friday, June 9 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Refinery Creator Space. The event will feature handmade porcelain pint glasses made just for this event, a special spring sale, local craft brews, kiln-fired hors d'oeuvres, and beer pong with our handmade pint glasses. Our new pint glasses will be available for $15 each! We will celebrate our online shop opening and give…

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Free

Opening Reception / Christopher Charles Curtis

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 S. Church Street
Handersonville, NC 28792 United States
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The directors of CANVAS ArtSpace invite you to the opening of "Nature’s Black Crown: Tales of Restoration," a solo exhibition of new drawings by Christopher Charles Curtis, on view at CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 South Church Street, Hendersonville, from June 8 - July 4, 2017. In this body of work, Curtis presents a complex series of illustrated fairytales that allude to a dark overarching narrative. Nature’s Black Crown reimagines the ecological catastrophe that devastated the midwest during the 1930’s, commonly referred…

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Duets with Orchid: Biofeedback + Performance – BMCM+AC Performance

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Caitlyn Swett (dancer/choreographer) and Zach Cooper (electric guitar/contrabass) invite audience members to experience a physical and audio installation. Using the MIDI Sprout, which employs biofeedback technology to turn plant cells’ electrical signals into music, their installation will include duets and a trio with an orchid controlling a synthesizer. A talk with the artists follows both performances. $5 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members

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Free

Artist Melanie Norris: Opening Night Reception

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unit 42L, The Mill at Riverside, 2002 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Asheville artist, Melanie Norris, just finished a series of paintings inspired by her recent residency in a rehabilitated mental hospital in Finland. Melanie Norris will host an Opening Night Reception to showcase her new series of paintings. The exhibit will run throughout the month of June in Asheville. For Viewing Appointments, contact Melanie's studio at (423) 741-1195.

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Free

Asheville VeganFest

June 10 - June 11
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
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Asheville VeganFest expects 10,000 visitors to gather downtown this June in celebration of a plant-based lifestyle and compassionate living. • Pre-party: Kick-off Asheville VeganFest weekend; Friday, June 9, THE BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 S Market St., 6-9 p.m. • SpeakerFest: Panel discussions with guest speakers; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • Veg Speed Date: Sign-up for a speed dating session; Saturday, June 10, Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St., 4:30-6 p.m., purchase tickets…

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$120

Raku Magic

June 10
Odyssey Clayworks, 236 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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One-Day Workshop Saturday, June 10 9:30am-4:30pm Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this half-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We’ll glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from red-hot kilns and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials.…

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Free

Volunteer Orientation at Heart of Horse Sense

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Heart of Horse Sense, 6919 Meadows Town Road
Marshall, 28753 United States
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Heart of Horse Sense needs volunteers to help in a variety of ways, both with and without horses, veterans and youth. There are so many ways you can help!! This is an opportunity to work with an organization who will be providing impactful services to our local community. Upcoming Volunteer training (Tour-Volunteer Orientation hosted by Horse Sense of the Carolinas) In 2017, upcoming Volunteer Training is held on the following Saturdays: June 10, July 8, Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct…

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Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Events

June 11 - June 14
Lake Junaluska, 759 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, 28745 United States
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Each of these three-day youth group events offers morning and evening sessions with high energy worship, guest preachers, mission components, and a focus on giving! Events are led by a team of college students, guest speakers, and worship bands. Afternoons are free for groups to plan additional service projects, rafting trips, or to enjoy the swimming pool or boats at Lake Junaluska. The program is geared towards 6th through 12th graders. Program Dates are as follows: June 11 - June…

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$12

Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Rebecca Boone, frontier woman and wife of Daniel Boone, led a rollicking life of adventure. Renowned old time fiddler Bruce Greene chose the tunes for this play for historical authenticity, and he will play throughout the performance.

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Bullet Journaling Workshop

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Back by popular demand....BULLET JOURNALING!!! Do You Bujo? (Or Should You?) Bullet Journaling is building momentum as a smart one-place-for-everything system of journaling, planning, tracking, and note-taking. If your calendar, to-dos, and all else you need to track are are on bits of paper stuck in books, post-it notes, and notebooks that you never have with you when you need them, Bullet Journaling may be for you. Join us for an introduction to this practical, clever, and customizable system that…

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Author Ellen Tadd presents The Infinite View

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Written by internationally revered clairvoyant counselor and educator Ellen Tadd, The Infinite View is a spiritual classic in the making. People often lean towards either trusting their gut or relying on their analytical mind, but Tadd urges readers to consider a new approach that allows both emotions and the intellect to be guided by wisdom. Through describing how the Spirit, soul, and personality are integrated, she guides readers in deepening and expanding their perceptions to discover practical solutions to everyday…

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Free

Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hendersonville, 2012 Kanuga Rd
Hendersonville , NC 28739 United States
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Want to become a better photographer? Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group, which meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2012 Kanuga Road at 1:00pm Tuesday, June 13th. 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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Free

Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hendersonville, 2012 Kanuga Rd
Hendersonville , NC 28739 United States
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Want to become a better photographer? Join the Camera Club of Hendersonville Critique Group, which meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2012 Kanuga Road at 1:00pm Tuesday, June 13th. 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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Author Gail Goodwin presents Grief Cottage in conversation with Rob Neufeld

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to…

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$27 - $30

Wine in the Garden

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, 28806
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Sample, sip and enjoy the beautiful sights of The North Carolina Arboretum at its Wine in the Garden wine tasting and music series. Held every third Thursday of the summer from 6 – 8 p.m., the Arboretum invites visitors and members to come and enjoy a selection of sustainable wines carefully picked by the trained professional staff of Metro Wines in Asheville. Each ticket includes a chance to sample four boutique wines hailing from some of the best wine regions…

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362 Depot Grand Opening and Summer Soirée

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
362 Depot Street, Asheville, NC, 362 Depot Street
Asheville, NC United States
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362 Depot, a co-op gallery with working studios, recently opened its doors in the River Arts District (RAD), showcasing the work of ten local artists. A Grand Opening Reception and Summer Soirée will be held Friday, June 16, from 5–8 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists, listen to music and enjoy wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

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$40

Bruce Hornsby &The Noisemakers + Forlorn Strangers

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. Throughout this period, Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start. Hornsby and his band The Range’s first album The Way It Is(1986) was steadily…

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Local Author Dan Pierce presents Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Today Hazel Creek is located within the boundaries of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but the area and former community has had an extraordinary history. It has been the home of famous writer Horace Kephart, a mining boom town, a lumber boom town, and finally a bust town and focus of a 60-year dispute over the building of the North Shore Road.

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$10

Packway Handle Band + Annabelle’s Curse Dual CD Release Show

June 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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2015 began with the Packway Handle Band touring in support of their Yep Roc release, Take It Like A Man, alongside producer and collaborator, folk surrealist, Jim White. The band’s second consecutive voyage aboard Kid Rock’s annual Chillin’ the Most Cruise yielded an invitation to join Kid Rock and Foreigner for forty amphitheater shows on the 2015 Cheap Date Tour. The tour took the Athens five-piece to all corners of the continental United States and included 10-consecutive sold out shows…

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$10

Packway Handle Band + Annabelle’s Curse Dual CD Release Show

June 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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2015 began with the Packway Handle Band touring in support of their Yep Roc release, Take It Like A Man, alongside producer and collaborator, folk surrealist, Jim White. The band’s second consecutive voyage aboard Kid Rock’s annual Chillin’ the Most Cruise yielded an invitation to join Kid Rock and Foreigner for forty amphitheater shows on the 2015 Cheap Date Tour. The tour took the Athens five-piece to all corners of the continental United States and included 10-consecutive sold out shows…

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Free

48th Annual AAUW Book Sale

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 22 @ 7:00 pm
Boshamer Gym, Brevard College, 1 college row
Brevard, NC United States
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20,000 books in every topic for sale. Proceeds go to scholarships and support for young women.  Any books left are made available to non-profits, churches, camps, home schools and other organizations.Wednesday -- all books 1/2 price.Thursday: fill-a-box for $5.00.

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Free

For the Love of Bats!

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) on Saturday, June 17th for a presentation, "For the Love of Bats!," by Tanya Poole, NCWRC Education Specialist, at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10:30 a.m. Join us to learn about the only flying mammals, bats. NCWRC regional educator, Tanya Poole, will discuss some of the bat species found in WNC, where they live, and why they are beneficial to have around. She…

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FREE

Better Dads Festival

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Asheville, Asheville, NC 28801 United States + Google Map

As part of the daylong Better Dad’s Festival in downtown Asheville, Connie takes to stage with her storytelling performance, “Fire on the Mountain: Stories to Light the Way.” Connie’s performance will be at 1:30pm on June 17th. There will be events taking place all day long including musical performers David LaMotte and Billy Jonas. It is a great way to spend the day with your family as these performances are perfect for every age group!

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$15

My Grandfather’s Prayers

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Jewish Community Center, 256 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS is a theatrical production based on the life of Cantor Izso Glickstein (1890-1947), an Eastern European musical prodigy. His golden voice expresses the passion and determination of people holding on to faith and tradition through the violent diaspora of the twentieth century. In America, his soulful singing inspires refugee families including the young Leonard Bernstein. Lisa Sturz combines music, shadow puppetry, marionettes, scrolling backgrounds, and poetry to connect with her renowned grandfather.

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Asheville/WNC Writer’s Coffeehouse

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse is a monthly meeting where area writers come together to discuss the business of writing, gather shared knowledge, and network. Open to writers of all experience levels, whether you’re a New York Times-bestselling author or someone just thinking about picking up a pen and putting it to paper. Co-hosts include local authors Jake Bible, Beth Revis, Jamie Mason, and Nathan Ballingrud.

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Author Jenny Allen presents Would Everybody Please Stop: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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One of the funniest writers in America.- That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen--and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable. With her eagle eye for the absurd and hilarious, Allen reports from the potholes midway through life's journey. One moment she's flirting shamelessly--and unsuccessfully--with a younger man at a wedding; the next she's stumbling upon X-rated images on her daughter's computer. She…

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Gallery Talk with Rob Amberg

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Photographer Rob Amberg will do a Gallery Talk/ Exhibition Walk through for his current exhibition "Staring" and how it relates to his oeuvre. Talk begins at 6pm with an opportunity for questions after.

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$175.00

Canyon Kitchen Summer Soiree

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canyon Kitchen, 94 Lonesome Valley Road
Sapphire, NC 28774 United States
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On Wednesday, June 21, Canyon Kitchen’s executive chef Adam Hayes will welcome Sonoma Vintner Guy Davis of the Davis Family Vineyards for a lively summer soiree to celebrate the summer release of the Canyon Kitchen/Guy Davis rosé collaboration. From 6 – 9 p.m. guests will enjoy live music, a seasonal feast of hors d’oeuvres, and a deliberate selection of wine pairings by Guy Davis all while relishing in the breathtaking scenery of the Lonesome Valley in Cashiers. Limited tickets are…

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Author/Musician Steve Katz presents Blood, Sweat, and My Rock’N’Roll Years: Is Steve Katz a Rock Star?

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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On paper Steve Katz's career rivals anyone s except the 1960s and 70s biggest stars: the Monterey Pop Festival with the legendary Blues Project, Woodstock with Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even producing rock s most celebrated speed addict, Lou Reed. There were world tours, and his resume screams Hall of Fame it won t be long before BS&T are on that ballot. He has three Grammies (ten nominations), three Downbeat Reader s Poll Awards, three gold records, one platinum…

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Robert Motherwell: The Quiet + The Wild – BMCM+AC Presentation

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Jerald Melberg, founder of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and representative of the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell Estate), will discuss the artist’s balance between wildly expressive work and his deep intellectualism and consideration of literature (particularly James Joyce), music (as in the "Lyric Suite"), and politics (as in the "Elegies"). Motherwell’s background will be covered as well as the artist’s Surrealist roots. The presentation is in conjunction with our summer exhibition "Robert Motherwell: The Quiet + The Wild."…

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$55

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

June 23 @ 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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$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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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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$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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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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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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