The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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July 2019

Hoss Haley | Correction Line

July 30 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States

The Penland Gallery will present "Hoss Haley | Correction Line", a solo exhibition of the well-regarded North Carolina sculptor in August - September 2019. Haley works primarily with steel, both in large-scale public works and in works intended for more intimate interior spaces. In his ongoing Erratic series, he has explored the tenuous and often ironic balance of man-made industrial forms and materials placed in the landscape. Taking a reductionist boulder form paired with rectilinear blocks, he presents the marriage…

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August 2019

WEAR: Contemporary Jewelry

August 2 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States

The Penland Gallery will present "WEAR | Contemporary Jewelry" for the month of August. This will be the seventh year of our jewelry exhibition, which will include a group of 12-15 emerging and established artists, working in the field of contemporary jewelry. Many of these artists explore new uses for common materials and skillfully exploit the material qualities to produce exceptional wearable pieces. A number of artists may use more traditional materials and techniques - altered and refined with a…

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Strings & Suds

August 23 - August 24
Pisgah Brewing Company, 150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$25 – $65

Organizers of Jam In The Trees, The Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage Series, and HoosierDevil are proud to announce Strings & Suds , a two-day music event held at Pisgah Brewing Company’s legendary taproom and outdoor stage on August 23rd and 24th, 2019. The first-annual Strings & Suds, which derives its name from a former Pisgah Brewing event held in 2013, will feature Tex-Mex troubadours The Mavericks , roots music mainstays Donna the Buffalo , double-neck guitar slinger Junior Brown ,…

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Railroad Heritage Weekend

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 6:00 pm
Tweetsie Railraod, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
$30 – $50

Enjoy a unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture.

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Molly Stevens

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Nashville based Americana singer songwriter Molly Stevens is a powerhouse vocalist you don’t want to miss. She reels the crowd in with her truth telling lyrics and soulful grit.

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The Magnetic Theatre proudly presents INDECENT by Paula Vogel, A North Carolina Premiere

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$23

The Magnetic Theatre Company is proud to present the regional premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-nominated play, Indecent, with performances running August 2 – August 25, 2019 at the theatre’s intimate venue in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. For tickets, go to themagnetictheatre.org, or call 828-239-9250. In Indecent, an ensemble of 10 actors and musicians follow the trajectory of Sholem Asch’s controversial play God of Vengeance, the first play by a Jewish playwright to open on Broadway. Asch’s…

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The Currys and Highbeams

August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

The Currys are a folk-rock family band featuring thoughtful songwriting and tight vocal harmonies. Highbeams and The Currys share the Isis stage for the very first time! Join them on August 24th for a night of beautiful harmony, powerful lyrics, and high-energy, heartfelt Folk Rock.

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LaZoom Comedy: Kenny DeForest (Saturday Night)

August 24 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$10

Kenny DeForest is a stand-up comic, comedy writer, and actor best known for his appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Crashing, TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, and as a former producer and co-host of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory”, widely considered to be one of the best independently run comedy shows in the country. In 2017, he recorded his debut stand-up album "B.A.D. Dreams" with Comedy Dynamics, which debuted #1 on iTunes, and in 2015 he was named…

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Uncommon Market at Asheville Outlets

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

On the hunt for the old, the bold, the creative and the unexpected? Asheville Outlets (ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) is pleased to host Uncommon Market, Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Now in its 5th season, Uncommon Market Asheville is the city’s largest destination bringing together quality antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry, home furnishings and MORE! Food trucks and adult beverages will be available. Admission $2 per person; children and friendly dogs are free.

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David Joy presents Gather at the River

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

From editors David Joy and Eric Rickstad comes Gather at the River, an anthology of twenty-five remarkable essays on fishing from an ensemble of contemporary authors. Their experiences explore the ways we come to water, for renewal and reverie, or to simply stand waist-deep in a river and watch the trout rise. Gather at The River is more than a collection of big fish stories; it's Ron Rash writing about the Appalachia of his youth and C.J. Box revealing the…

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The Magnetic Theatre proudly presents INDECENT by Paula Vogel, A North Carolina Premiere

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$23

The Magnetic Theatre Company is proud to present the regional premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-nominated play, Indecent, with performances running August 2 – August 25, 2019 at the theatre’s intimate venue in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. For tickets, go to themagnetictheatre.org, or call 828-239-9250. In Indecent, an ensemble of 10 actors and musicians follow the trajectory of Sholem Asch’s controversial play God of Vengeance, the first play by a Jewish playwright to open on Broadway. Asch’s…

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Blue Yonder with Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Blue Yonder return for another lively evening of acoustic honky-tonk, classic Country blues, hard-driving Western swing, toe-tapping Rockabilly, and inspirational anthems. “It underscores, too, how sounds from another time can be renewed and re-imagined, by creative minds and right hands, in the present moment. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are ridiculously fun.” -Rambles.

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Takenobu

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Takénobu returns to Isis bringing their ethereal instrumentals and folk harmonies, they’ll be performing old songs and new ones from their 2019 release Conclusion.

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Rosemary Poole-Carter presents Only Charlotte with The Montford Park Players

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Join author Rosemary Poole-Carter and The Montford Park Players for a conversation about how the novel Only Charlotte was inspired by Shakespeare's play The Winter's Tale. The play will be performed in Montford Park between August 30 and September 14. Learn more at www.montfordparkplayers.org.

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Introduction to Figure Modeling with Leonid Siveriver

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$290

Mondays 6-9pm August 26- September 30 The human body is one of the most intriguing and challenging forms to sculpt. Working from a live model, students in this class will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. By first creating multiple fast sketches and then moving to longer portraits, students will gain proficiency in modeling the human form. Tuition: $235 + $55 Lab Fee & Live Model Fee Level: All Levels

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17th Annual Grace Juried Art Exhibition

August 27 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 9:00 pm
Grace Centre Gallery, 495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, 28759

Grace Center Gallery of Mills River NC proudly presents the 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. Apply and submit artwork online at: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6916 Deadline for entries is October 5, 2019. Submissions are $15 for the first piece and $10 for the second, max of 2 pieces submitted. All procedes from application fees will be donated to charity. Our Opening Reception will be Saturday October 19, 2019…

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Ikebana demonstration: 80 YEARS OF ICHIYO IKEBANA

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road
Asheville, 28804
$55

9:30 AM Ginza/ Silent Auction of Japanese & ikebana items 10:30 AM Demonstration 12 Noon Lunch is served COST: $55 /person. Members and guests are welcome. RSVP: Before August 17 DEADLINE Payable to: Ikebana International, AVL Chap. 74 Mail to: Diane Harker, 4 Foggy Ridge Way, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Ikebana International will be having their annual luncheon, demonstration and silent auction on August 27, 2019 welcoming and hosting guest presenter, Elaine Jo, a nationally known ikebana teacher, demonstrator, and…

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Karen Abbott presents The Ghosts of Eden Park, in conversation with Denise Kiernan at Little Jumbo

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Little Jumbo, 241 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. This speakeasy-style event starts at 6:30 pm. Little Jumbo opens at 4:00 pm. Attendees who are not already Little Jumbo members will need to pay Little Jumbo's one-time membership fee of $1.00 on site. To expedite check-in and new memberships, you will be asked for your address, name, and phone number when registering. Little Jumbo provides FREE PARKING in their lot at the corner of Broadway and Monroe. Visit https://www.littlejumbobar.com/ for more information about the venue…

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Altered Ego: Life After the Wheel with Dan Ayers

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$275

Tuesday 6:30-9pm August 27- October 1 A spring board to launch your work in new directions, Altered Ego: Life After the Wheel will provide students with the tools needed to confidently alter thrown forms. This class is open to intermediate and advanced students who love the wheel, but are looking to explore new avenues of creative expression. Students will be asked to research and implement creative new ways of working, breathing additional life into your thrown forms. Tuition: $235 +…

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Beginner Wheel Throwing with Laurie Caffery Harris

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$270

Wednesday 10am-12:30pm August 28- October 2 Have you always wanted to try the potter’s wheel but aren’t sure where to begin? Have you used the wheel before but still have plenty of room for improvement? This is the class for you! We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery including cups, mugs, and bowls. In the second half of the class, students will be given creative freedom to explore the limitless possibilities in clay, with plenty of support from…

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Handmade HomeGoods with Sara Ballek

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$275

Wednesday 3-5:30pm August 28- October 2 A one-of-a-kind, unique statement piece can shift the feel of any interior space. Join Sara Ballek for this six-week, project focused class on form and design. We will walk through a variety of practices for constructing statement pieces. This class will hone your coil and slab skills to create forms such as large baskets, flower bricks, as well as bisque molds you can use for years to come. We will be working with a…

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Rea Frey presents Because You’re Mine

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Single mother Lee has the daily routine down to a science: shower in six minutes. Cut food into perfect squares. Never leave her on-the-spectrum son Mason in someone else's care. She'll do anything--anything--to keep his carefully constructed world from falling apart. Do anything to keep him safe. But when her best friend Grace convinces her she needs a small break from motherhood to recharge her batteries, Lee gives in to a weekend trip. Surely a long weekend away from home…

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SHEL

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

SHEL is a dynamic force of harmony and bewitching song craft. Wrapped in the folds of sisterhood, audiences are lead from dark realms of intimate confession to soundscapes bursting with color.

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Meagan Lucas launches debut novel Songbirds and Stray Dogs

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Pop Up at The Center for Art and Inspiration, 125 South Main St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 7pm. Join local author Meagan Lucas as she launches her debut novel, Songbirds and Stray Dogs, with a reading, Q & A, and signing at the new Malaprop's Pop Up at the Center for Art and Inspiration in downtown Hendersonville. Meagan Lucas is an award-winning, and Pushcart-nominated writer. Her short work can be found in journals like: Santa Fe Writers Project, The New Southern Fugitives, Still: The Journal, and The Blue Mountain Review. She is…

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Hendersonville Pop-up: Meagan Lucas presents Songbirds and Stray Dogs

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Arts and Inspiration, 125 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
Free

This event is at the Malaprop's Pop-up in Hendersonville. Geography and a sense of place are central to Songbirds and Stray Dogs. It is a Southern story, born of sweet tea and the Bible Belt, chow-chow and cornbread, shotguns and porch rocking. But it is also a universal story of escaping the burden of your past and finding yourself at home in a strange land.

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Meagan Lucas launches Songbirds and Stray Dogs

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Center for Arts and Inspiration, 125 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States

Set on the coast of South Carolina and the mountains of Western North Carolina, geography and a sense of place are central to Songbirds and Stray Dogs. This is a Southern story, born of sweet tea and the Bible Belt, chow-chow and cornbread, shot guns and porch rocking. But it is also a universal story of escaping the burden of your past and finding yourself at home in a strange land.

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A Jarring Romance: Pottery and Fermentation with Shinara Taylor

August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$275

Thursdays 3-5:30pm August 29- October 3 Add flavor to your kitchen and pottery repertoire with these specialized fermentation jars. Learn how to make a kombucha brewing vessel; a countertop container for compost scraps (a different type of ferment!?); and a sauerkraut crock. These functional jars will be constructed with multiple thrown and hand-built parts. You’ll be guided through the process with demos and even fermented foods and recipes (free kombucha starters for all!). Find the “fun” in “functional”! Tuition: $235…

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Asheville Youth Choir Auditions

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Academy for the Arts, 5 Oak Street NC United States

Asheville Youth Choirs are community choirs open to children and youth in Kindergarten - 12th Grade. The Asheville Youth Choirs include the High School Chorale (grades 9-12), Middle School Chorale (grades 7-8), the Concert Choir (grades 3-6) and the Prelude Choir (grades K-2). These choirs sing in area churches, civic functions, seasonal concerts, and summer tours, offering the opportunity for children and teenagers to come together to traverse the false boundaries of school choice, race, family structure, or socio-economic status…

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Asheville Youth Choir Auditions

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Academy for the Arts, 5 Oak Street NC United States

Asheville Youth Choirs (AYC) are community choirs open to grades K – 12. AYC includes the High School Chorale (grades 9-12), the Middle School Chorale (grades 7-8), the Concert Choir (grades 3-6) and the Prelude Choir (grades K-2). AYC sing in area churches, civic functions, seasonal concerts, and summer tours, offering the opportunity for children and teenagers to come together to enjoy the challenge and friendship found in creating beautiful music, thereby making a positive impact in our community and…

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E. Patrick Johnson, PhD presents Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised, and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience and express racial, sexual, gender, and class identities--all linked by a place where such identities have generally placed them on the margins of society. Using methods of oral history and performance ethnography, E. Patrick Johnson's work vividly enriches the historical record of racialized sexual minorities in…

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Tiffany Williams and Matt Sellars

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Join Eastern Kentucky’s Tiffany Williams and Asheville’s own Matt Sellars for an evening of acoustic music.

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Chris Wilhelm with Life Like Water

August 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Join us for a night of heartfelt lyrics and hypnotic melodies! Life Like Water‘s music is like a midnight float down a star speckled river, or like a meditative stroll along a meandering mountain path! Chris Wilhelm and Friends will also take the stage for an evening of music with positive vibes and an uplifting message that will get you singing and your feet tapping.

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Queer Comedy Party ft. Moira Goree

August 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$7

Asheville's monthly all queer stand up comedy show! This months headliner is the local legend Moira Goree The Comedian Featuring Sam-antha Smith and Jess Cooley Tickets $7 advance, $10 day of https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queer-comedy-party-ft-moira-goree-tickets-69669091127

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Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - August 31 @ 9:30 pm
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

The 49th annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival offers two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian region.

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Nashville to Asheville – An Evening of Songs and Storytelling with Jared Anderson and Kenna

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.00

Nashville songwriters Jared Anderson and Kenna are excited to make their joint debut at Isis Music Hall for an evening of original music and the stories behind the songs.

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Dos Calles CD Release Party

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Come join Dos Calles, for their CD release party, August 30th, 9 PM at Isis Music Hall. special guests: Whitney Moore, Jake Wolf, Juan David de Narvaez, Jesus Nieves, and Matt Williams. Dos Calle is a new project founded by Juan Benavides and Tino Garrido.

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LaZoom Comedy: Mia Jackson (Friday Night)

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$10

Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”) and self proclaimed know-it-all. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and the movie Mother's Day. In 2017, she was named a New Face at the…

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Fungi Fest 2019

August 31 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
$5 – $20

What's the difference between a mushroom and a toadstool? How many different varieties are there, and how can I tell which ones are edible? Why do they appear after rain, and how long do they stay around? Come to The Asheville Mushroom Club's FungiFest at Warren Wilson College on Saturday, August 31, 2019, and get answers to all the questions you ever had about mushrooms and the ones you never thought to ask! As well as a huge display of…

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Mindful Making with Kristen Easters

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$275

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm August 31- October 5 The pots you make equal the time you take. In this class, we will approach refining our pottery forms with a mindset focused on intention and staying present with the material. Students will brainstorm ideas via sketching before executing. We will discuss how each element of the pot affects the entire aesthetic of the piece. Form, shape, texture, line, movement and glaze are all parts of the pot we will examine. The goal of…

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Design Asheville

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Design Avenue Home Furnishings, 3 Design Avenue, Suite 101
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
Free

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a day of shopping, live music, and fun with Design Avenue Home Furnishings! Get home styling tips from Owner, Mercedes Cotchery as she showcases a new line of home accessories from Chelsea House and learn about our new customer loyalty program with Christie's Lighting Gallery! Enjoy live music from Linville Creek Bluegrass as you learn how to create your very own fairy garden with Flora Botanical Living and leave with a little extra magic dust…

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The Lonetones

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0012.00

“Think of the Lonetones as spiritual kin to Wilco or the Byrds… folky, a little rock and constantly finding new and gorgeous sounds to expand their horizons.” – Knoxville News Sentinel

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Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - September 2 @ 7:00 pm
Jones Farm, Happy Valley, 3590 NC-268
Lenoir, NC 28645 United States
$10 – $15

Three days of music, dancing, camping, food, and children's activities on the banks of the Yadkin River. Friday's fun begins at 7pm. Saturday's competitions start at 10am ($10 for ages 16+), with final competitions at 6:30pm. Sunday's concerts start at 11am ($15 for ages 16+) and feature an all-star lineup of folk music, blues, gospel, old-time and bluegrass musicians.

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LaZoom Comedy: Mia Jackson (Saturday Night)

August 31 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue, LaZoom Room: 76 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$10

Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”) and self proclaimed know-it-all. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and the movie Mother's Day. In 2017, she was named a New Face at the…

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September 2019

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Grail Movie House, 45 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer…

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Marbin

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Unique jazz fusion with a shredding guitar and tiny saxophone — MARBIN is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world.

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Dirty Logic – A Steely Dan Tribute

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$30.0035.00

Asheville super-group, Dirty Logic brings you the music of Steely Dan. “Playing this music the way that it should be played”, The collective delivers a true Dan experience. You’ll be blown away!

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Tour d’Apple

September 2
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States

The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a Century (100 miles), a metric-century (100km), as well as 45 and 25-mile options.

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Breakfast & Storytime with Laura Vaccaro Seeger and “Why?”

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, 28801
Free

Join two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger for an interactive storytime with complimentary doughnuts and orange juice! Start your Labor Day holiday out right. Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn't know why. Why? tells a disarmingly simple story about the lovable characters Bear and the unfailingly curious Rabbit. Geared to ages 3-8.

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Linda Bledsoe presents Through the Needle’s Eye

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Through the Needle's Eye is told through the authentic voice of Jessie, a precocious girl raised in the Blue Ridge Foothills of Southern Appalachia after World War II. Saddled with an alcoholic narcissistic father and a passive mother, Jessie is charged with mothering her siblings as generational curses and poverty never cease to overwhelm her family. As providence would have it, Granny Isabelle sets her eagle eye upon Jessie, the child neither parents nor teachers think worthwhile.

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Casey Cep presents Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New…

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