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November 2018

Shueh-li Ong: Thereminist & Synthesist

November 30 @ 8:00 pm
Local 604 Bottle Shop, 604 Haywood Rd,
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$5

Shueh-li Ong is a Nashville-based songwriter, composer, producer, synthesist, and world-renown thereminist. Her music bears elements of her Australian-Singaporean heritage, and training in classical and electronic music. Shueh-li has been crowned “Queen” of the theremin in the Music City, and “Diva” by Singaporean media. Though flattered, she's simply eager to compose new material for the instrument played without touching. ThereminVox Italy said, "Shueh-li's an inspired artist with a solid background who has brought fresh ideas into the theremin field.” For…

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Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration: A Statewide Singing Circle

November 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0020.00

Oxford American magazine, Yep Roc Records, and Isis Music Hall are proud to present the Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Featuring a diverse group of beloved North Carolina musicians co-curated by Raleigh-based songwriter Tift Merritt, this special “Statewide Singing Circle” will showcase intimate collaborations between artists that call North Carolina home coming together for a unique once-in- a-lifetime show. Featured guests at…

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December 2018

Purple Crayon Open House

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States

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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Holiday Craft & Greenery Sale

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

The Holiday Craft Sale features nature-themed, handcrafted items, including tree ornaments and free-standing owls and snowmen. Wreaths and swags embellished with botanicals gathered on the Bullington Garden grounds and created by volunteers are ready for your home. Premium amaryllis, poinsettias and cyclamen plants are also available. The Holiday Greenery Sale features premium, freshly-cut Fraser fir trees ranging in height from five to eight feet. These native trees come from the Western North Carolina mountains, and are wrapped to protect them…

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Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Free

We're back this holiday season popping up at the Asheville Masonic Temple! Shop our festive 20-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 125 local & indie makers, designers, and vintage wares including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. You're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP Open November 30 - December 19 10am-8pm everyday The Asheville Masonic Temple 80…

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Santa on the Chimney

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more. Win a Free Climb with Santa’s elves! Each day, one lucky guest will…

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Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Launch

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
Free

Oxford American magazine, Yep Roc Records, and Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café are proud to present the Oxford American's 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café Asheville, NC. This free to the public event will feature a diverse group of writers reading stories from the issue, along with musical punctuations by co-curator, Raleigh-based songwriter Tift Merritt. Featured guests at the Asheville readings will include Nickole Brown, Wiley Cash, David…

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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$15 – $20

Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts (https://www.blackmountainarts.org/), just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or order online. Connie’s three-day workshop, “Taking Your Story to the Stage“ (https://storywindow.com/taking-your-story-to-the-stage/), emphasizes storytelling performance and…

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Asheville Christmas Show

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arts Auditorium, 419 McDowell St
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
$19 – $26

Kick off the holiday season with an evening of live music, dance, and comedy! This family-friendly, Broadway-style production features the finest performers from Asheville and Western North Carolina and special guest artists. Enjoy Christmas favorites including Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, O Holy Night, Let it Snow, and Go Tell it On the Mountain. Relax, unplug, and take time to share the joy, laughter, and peace of the season with your friends, neighbors, and families at The Asheville Christmas…

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THE 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Magnetic 375, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$27.00

The Magnetic Theatre invites you on a trip back in time, as we present the wonderfully wicked 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, which opens on Thursday November 29th at The Magnetic Theatre. Now in its 9th year, this R-rated holiday spectacle is a hilarious, envelope-pushing ode to the TV specials of yesteryear, with the dysfunctional Bernstein clan doing a variety of skits, and witty commercials for local businesses. This show is absolutely for adults only, and only for those…

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Gabriel Kahane

December 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Over the last decade, Gabriel Kahane has quietly established himself as a songwriter all his own, grafting a deep interest in storytelling to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. His major label debut, The Ambassador, a study of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses, was hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the year’s very best albums”.

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Zentangle® Star

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$50

Even if you don’t have a Christmas tree—or celebrate Christmas, for that matter!—these Zentangle® stars make a beautiful addition to any home décor. Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to use structured patterns—called “tangles”—to decorate pretty much anything you can imagine and turn it into a masterpiece. Certified Zentangle® teacher, Susan Goodman, will show you how. By the end of the workshop, you will have learned how to shape a 3D star, as well as several basic tangles, the strokes…

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Sarah Burton

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Rooted in Folk, and skirting Pop, Rock and Country, Burton’s music is a collage of her own adventures, and the people she meets along the way. From heart-tugging piano ballads to raucous pop-rock on the electric guitar, Burton’s show is diverse, intimate and a little sassy.

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“Everybody is a Star” – Uplifting Songs to Celebrate the Season with Peggy Ratusz & Friends

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Best in Blues 2016-18, Peggy Ratusz brings together the finest for this concert tradition! Songs from Sister Rosetta-Tharpe to the Talking Heads, covered by all-female guest artists: Ruth Cooney, Ellen Trnka, Rebecca O’Quinn, Melodee Eddington-Leshon, Regina Loveday, Marijah, supported by an incredible all-male band: Aaron Price, Kelly Jones, Ben Bjorlie, Grant Cuthbertson and Micah Thomas!

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Unspoken Tradition

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

There are a lot of unspoken traditions that are a part of heritage music. These guy make sure that their music honors its creators and that it grows within tradition by adding an original approach. It’s always a great evening of bluegrass music.

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Caroline Cotter

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

New England based troubadour Caroline Cotter released her sophomore album, Home on the River, in 2018. ”Today’s folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner.” (Country Standard Time)

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Feed the Need – Manna FoodBank Benefit

December 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Join us for a very special benefit show ( MANNA FoodBank) featuring these extraordinary musicians: CaroMia Tiller (CaroMia) Leeda Lyric Jones (Lyric’s Fan Page) Jack Victor Music (of Midnight Snack) Stephanie Morgan (of Pink Mercury) David Earl Tomlinson Ashley Heath Juan Holladay Stevie Lee Combs (Stevie Lee Combs Music) Local spoken-word poets between sets (artists TBA) Hosted by Barbie Angell

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Adventures in Art Workshop

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$35

Remember how much fun art class was in high school? Now you can experience the pleasure again at Purple Crayon! Every month, veteran art teacher, Camille Daunno, will select a new theme for your art adventure, and, every week, she'll select a new project on that theme. You’ll have a ball developing new, or practicing existing, art techniques, such as water color painting, needle felting, etc. Registration is month-to-month, so you only sign up for the month’s you want. For…

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Appalachian Christmas at Lake Junaluska

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - December 9 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 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. Visit area shops or step back in time with turn-of-the-century Christmas décor at the exquisite Biltmore Estate. Festivities include concerts by the Lake Junaluska Singers and the Appalachian Christmas Craft Show showcasing dozens of local artisans. Lodging and meal packages are available for this fantastic event.

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FREE Santa Pet Photos at Asheville Outlets

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Asheville Outlets invites area pets (dogs and cats) and their families to visit with Santa on Thursdays, November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and receive two FREE photos and a digital download. Pets must be managed by owners on a leash or in a carrier. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and only allowed in designated Santa photo area. If interested, pet owners can make a…

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Jen Sincero presents You are a Badass Everyday

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Jen Sincero is a world-renowned author, success coach, and motivational speaker who's spent over a decade helping people transform their lives and their bank accounts. See Malaprop's website for ticket information. For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your…

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THE 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Magnetic 375, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$27.00

The Magnetic Theatre invites you on a trip back in time, as we present the wonderfully wicked 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, which opens on Thursday November 29th at The Magnetic Theatre. Now in its 9th year, this R-rated holiday spectacle is a hilarious, envelope-pushing ode to the TV specials of yesteryear, with the dysfunctional Bernstein clan doing a variety of skits, and witty commercials for local businesses. This show is absolutely for adults only, and only for those…

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Light Chasers

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - December 8 @ 9:00 pm
Western Carolina University, 176 Central Drive, #240, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, 28723
$10 – $20

We’re born, we grow together, we triumph, we lose, we fall apart, we mourn, we resolve, and then we depart. This is our collective journey. But is there more? This singularly unique production tells the story of one couple’s life together, from childhood to marriage, sorrow and reconciliation, and ultimately to departure, through the beloved art rock band, Cloud Cult’s, 2010 concept album, Light Chasers. Told through dance, movement, lights, and imagery, this beautiful and affirming piece finds joy in…

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Furnace Side Concert ft. Hot Point Trio

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Glassworks, 81 South Lexington Ave
Asheville, 28801
Free

Join us for the LAST 1st Friday of the year. Warm up by the furnace and enjoy live music by Hot Point Trio, local beer, and Hot Apple Cider! As always, this event is FREE, all are welcome!

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Shifting Paradigms

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carlton Edwards Architects, 103 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Join us for a reception, tour of our design studio, and pop-up art exhibit featuring Mark Bettis, Jacqui Fehl, & Brian Boggs Charimakers. We invite you to check out new art and familiar pieces from the artists and to see the transformation of our studio at 103 Broadway Street. For parking info, go to www.carlton-edwards.com/parking. Send us a message or email jenna@carlton-edwards.com for more info about the event.

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Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Class

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

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Class with Kelsey Sickmeyer, Cayce Kolstad & Laurie Caffery Harris Friday, December 7 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…

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Mama Maisha Annual Fundraiser: Celebrate Safe Motherhood

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd
Asheville, FL 28806 United States
$12

The Mama Maisha Annual Fundraiser is designed to benefit the non-profit organization's devotion to improving the health of mothers and babies through the three pillars of Healthy Pregnancy, Safe Delivery, and Family Planning. ~ Please join us in support of our mission to decrease the number of women dying from pregnancy related complications in resource limited settings through education and empowerment.

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Sarah Potenza

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

“Potenza is to the Blues What Adele is to Pop” – Rolling Stone

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Handel’s Messiah at Lake Junaluska

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The Lake Junaluska Singers join with community choirs and local musicians to perform Handel’s Messiah during Appalachian Christmas. Appalachian Christmas festivities include concerts and the Appalachian Christmas Craft Show showcasing dozens of local artisans. Lodging and meal packages are available for this fantastic event.

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THE 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Magnetic 375, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$27.00

The Magnetic Theatre invites you on a trip back in time, as we present the wonderfully wicked 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, which opens on Thursday November 29th at The Magnetic Theatre. Now in its 9th year, this R-rated holiday spectacle is a hilarious, envelope-pushing ode to the TV specials of yesteryear, with the dysfunctional Bernstein clan doing a variety of skits, and witty commercials for local businesses. This show is absolutely for adults only, and only for those…

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Appalachian Christmas Craft Show

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The Appalachian Christmas craft show brings together vendors from across the Appalachian region to sell their unique and beautiful crafts. The show is hosted by the Junaluska Woman's Club and all profits go toward charitable organizations. The show is open to the public.

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Potters Holiday Pop-up

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Club Eleven at 11 Grove St Asheville, 11 Grove St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
free

Be part of one of the finest free events to purchase Holiday gifts at the first ever Potters' Holiday Pop-Up at Club Eleven at 11 Grove St Asheville with plenty of free parking

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RAD South Holiday Market

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Riverview Station, 191 Lyman St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

To kick off the partnership between Riverview Station and the Foundation (RAD South), the group will host a Holiday Market on December 8 from 10AM-8PM. The work of over 75 artists and makers will be on display and for sale, and a scavenger hunt will encourage visitors to stop in at as many studios and shops as possible. Light refreshments will be served throughout the market. A post-market party will be held at Pleb Urban Winery, one of The Foundation's…

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Show & Tell Holiday Pop Up Shop

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
Free

We're back this holiday season popping up at the Asheville Masonic Temple! Shop our festive 20-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 125 local & indie makers, designers, and vintage wares including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. You're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP Open November 30 - December 19 10am-8pm everyday The Asheville Masonic Temple 80…

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Santa on the Chimney

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more. Win a Free Climb with Santa’s elves! One lucky guest will win a…

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Children’s author Debra Frasier as the “Queen of Letters”

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Join us for a fun, empoweing letter writing activity with Debra frasier, author and illustrator of A Fabulous Fair Alphabet and On the Day You Were Born. As the "Queen of Letters," Frasier will help children and parents set their intentions for the coming year. Take a seat in her beautiful red tent. Choose your alphabet cards and unlock her Golden Box of Wisdom Words. Discover your Word-of-Power — the word that will help make YOU a stronger YOU in…

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Christmas at the Farm

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Historic Johnson Fam, 3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
$3 – $5

Afternoon Christmas festival at Historic Johnson Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fun for families and individuals of all ages. Includes house tours, visit and photo op with Santa, live music, wagon ride, animal visit, visit to boarding house and Heritage Weavers, free cider and cookies. Available for purchase: bake sale items, selections from hot chocolate bar, raffle tickets for gift baskets

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Christmas at Johnson Farm

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Historic Johnson Fam, 3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
$3 – $5

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at Historic Johnson Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Holiday event suitable for individuals and families too. Features of the event include: tours of the 1880s farm house, animals, wagon rides, children's crafts, story reading, visiting the Heritage Weavers, live music, bake sale, gift raffle, hot chocolate bar, visit with Santa, gift basket raffle .

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Lake Junaluska Singers Christmas Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The Lake Junaluska Singers will perform throughout the Appalachian Christmas weekend, first during Handel's Messiah on Friday night and then in their own Christmas concert on Saturday night. The Lake Junaluska Singers were formed in 1954, and their legacy includes national and international performances for conferences, dignitaries and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk, traditional hymns and musical theater. Appalachian Christmas festivities include concerts and the Appalachian Christmas Craft Show showcasing dozens…

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THE 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Magnetic 375, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$27.00

The Magnetic Theatre invites you on a trip back in time, as we present the wonderfully wicked 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, which opens on Thursday November 29th at The Magnetic Theatre. Now in its 9th year, this R-rated holiday spectacle is a hilarious, envelope-pushing ode to the TV specials of yesteryear, with the dysfunctional Bernstein clan doing a variety of skits, and witty commercials for local businesses. This show is absolutely for adults only, and only for those…

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Pysanky Ornaments

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$60

Pysanky are a lot like Asheville: unique, fun, and colorful! In this workshop, we will be making beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs: pysanky. You will learn the method of batik (also called wax-resist) dying. You will also be familiarized with the wide range of Ukrainian folk art traditional patterns, designs, and symbols and their history. The designs are made with beeswax, which is melted in a candle flame and applied to an egg using a tool called a kistka. The eggs…

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Don Quixote: A Bolshoi Ballet Production

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC
$10 – $15

Inspired by the heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi's critically-acclaimed staging of this exalted performance. "With a flourish of capes and a clicking of castanets, the company match the richness of their material…

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Free Planet Radio: Album Release Concert and Sound Meditation

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NC
$20 – $45

Immerse yourself in a tranquil exploration of beautiful, compelling, and mystical sounds with world-music trio, Free Planet Radio, to celebrate the release of their newest album, Stillness. The special evening will consist of two sets. The first set will be a sound meditation featuring compositions from their newest album, Stillness. The second set will be a performance of gems from their world fusion repertoire, which spans seventeen years, four published albums, and a collective well-spring of creative inspiration. To maintain…

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Claudia Nygaard

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Claudia Nygaard‘s amber honey voice would be reason enough to catch her show, but she is also a quick-witted and captivating storyteller who writes emotionally fearless songs are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy, and sensual. The award winning songwriter’s last CD “Let The Storm Roll In” climbed to #1 on the Roots Country Chart.

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Friction Farm in Concert

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1 Edwin Pl
Asheville , 28801

Acoustic Journeys Concert Series presents modern-folk music duo Friction Farm. A husband and wife team of traveling troubadours, Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay, combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. They have been Kerrville New Folk Finalists, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter winners. Friction Farm's latest CD, “So Many Stars” reached #6 on the Folk chart and was inspired by their travels across the country…

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Joe Jencks & Si Kahn

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0025.00

Joe Jencks & Si Kahn together in concert is an engaging experience. Both are award-winning songwriters and widely respected in the Folk world. Merging a deep commitment to social justice with an abiding love of the art and craft or songwriting, they present an unforgettable show, bridging cultures, ideas, and generations.

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AdClub WNC Presents Brand Character Expert & Animator Pat Giles (+ Toy Drive)

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Attic Salt Theater, 2002 Riverside Drive Suite 42-O
Woodfin, NC 28804 United States
$20

What do the Pillsbury Doughboy, The TRIX Rabbit, Lucky the Leprechaun, The Green Giant, My Little Pony and MTV's Daria have in common? Creative Director, Animator and Cartoonist, Pat Giles. Come and meet the man behind some of the best-known brand icons in the world. Pat will be discussing the history and importance of brand characters, and how they become the heart and soul of a brand. Pat was also a designer on seven TV series, including Disney’s "Doug," MTV’s…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Darren Nicholson Band

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Darren Nicholson is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards. Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the Year (2011), and Album of the Year (2006).

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Jacob Johnson’s Almost Acoustic Christmas

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Part virtuoso and part storyteller, you might say that Jacob Johnson does with a guitar what Gene Kelly did with dance. Although his songwriting has won awards and his guitar-playing has put him on stage with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy, his ability as an entertainer is what has won fans throughout the southeast. Join Jacob this holiday season for an evening of his quirky and inventive renditions of Christmas classics, as well as a few you…

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State Birds with Sipe Seal Fountain & Lopes

December 12 @ 8:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

Fast , elegant and beautiful, Mike Seal, Jeff Sipe, Bryan Lopes & Neal Fountain take musical flight together as “State Birds” (the name is a nod to a Bruce Hampton). The music is mesmerizing, Delivered with joy and passion . The Near telepathic communication is a result of years of chemistry together. The bands’ roots go back to 1983 in Atlanta. Each of the band members played with Bruce Hampton for a spell and share a unique musical bond.

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