The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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The Laurel of Asheville is a lifestyle magazine focused on the arts, culture, and communities of Western North Carolina, and submitted events should fall within this context. If your event occurs over several days, please submit multiple events. Events extending beyond a month will not be accepted. All submissions are subject to editorial approval and edits for clarity and style before being published online. If you are going to include a photograph, please be certain that you have the rights to utilize that image. If there is a question about image rights, we may remove the image. Also, images should be no larger than 2000 pixels wide. Large images will prevent the event from being submitted. Please allow up to 5 days for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email [email protected].

Palaces for the People: Guastavino’s Great American Places

Asheville Museum of History 283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC, United States

From 1882 to 1943, in 31 states and six countries, Raphael Guastavino and his son created more than 600 unique tile domes and vaultings that met his criteria of health, safety, and beauty. Palaces for the People is an exhibition about his life and works. It is now open at Asheville Museum of History, in […]

Spark of the Eagle Dancer: The Collecting Legacy of Lambert Wilson

WCU Bardo Arts Center 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Lambert Wilson, a passionate collector of contemporary Native American art who encountered a beloved Cherokee sculpture as a student at Western Carolina University and decided to devote his life to supporting and encouraging Native artists. Wilson amassed an extensive collection during his lifetime, focusing primarily on artists of the […]

Free

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

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

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

$12

Stellar Picks: A Community Choice Exhibition

WCU Bardo Arts Center 199 Centennial Drive, Cullowhee, NC

This exhibition is for everyone who has a favorite piece of art in the WCU Fine Art Museum collection—or would like to discover one! The Museum recently launched a new web portal for searching the Museum’s permanent collection online. The portal includes images and information about hundreds of works of art from the Museum’s 2,100-piece […]

$5 – $65

Upcycle Art Auction

Madison County Arts Council Gallery 90 S. Main Street, Marshall, NC, United States

ReClaim Madison Salvage & Thrift announces our 4th Upcycle Art Auction, a popular community-driven fundraiser event to benefit the Community Housing Coalition (CHC) of Madison County, NC. Hosted for the first time by the Madison County Arts Council in its prominent arts-based venue, the exhibit and silent auction will bring the people of Madison County […]

Free

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Reuter Family YMCA 3 Town Square Blvd, Asheville

The Pedaling for Parkinson's program is based on research indicating that forced exercise on a bicycle can reduce symptoms of Parkinson's. In fact, participants who ride three days a week over eight weeks have shown improvement in their Parkinson's related symptoms by as much as 35%

Free – $150.00

Movies in the Park: Free Family Films

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

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

Free

Poetry 101: The Curious Practice of Paying Attention

Story Parlor 227 Haywood Road, Asheville

Poetry is the written act of paying attention. Paying attention to words, rhythm, and writing but most importantly the worlds that inspire you to write. Namely, your world. "Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket." -Charles Simic Have you ever swooned at the thought of exploring your full expression, only […]

$210 – $250

54th Annual Brevard AAUW Book Sale

Boshamer Gym, Brevard College 1 college row, Brevard, NC, United States

The Brevard Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring its 54th Annual Book Sale. Net proceeds support local STEM and educational scholarships for girls (5th-12th grades) and women at Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College. Saturday, June 8 (10am – 7pm) Sunday, June 9 (noon– 7pm) Monday, June 10 (10am […]

Free

15th Annual Authors for Literacy Event featuring Lisa See

The DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore 115 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC, United States

We are honored to welcome New York Times bestselling author Lisa See at the 15th Annual Authors for Literacy Event! Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and […]

$95.00

Standup Comedy Contest FINAL ROUND

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

Thursday June 13, 2024. 7p-9p, doors at 6:30p The Orange Peel’s Comedy Basement, Pulp Lounge, 103 Hilliard Ave, Downtown Asheville Tickets: $15 (available at door or The Orange Peel website Cocktails available while you laugh the night away to some of the area's best Stand Up Comics in a ridiculously fun adult environment!! Free snacks […]

$15

The Campfireball: Yearning

Story Parlor 227 Haywood Road, Asheville

The Campfireball is kind of like if Mr. Rogers was the host of Double Dare. Every month at Story Parlor we pick an existential theme and find all kinds of different ways to explore the people in the audience’s real life stories, experiences and anedotes around that theme. In June we’ll dive into “YEARNING” — […]

$10

Modelface Comedy presents Mark Chalifoux at the LaZoom Room

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

Every Thursday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country! This weekend we have Mark Chalifoux from Cincinnati!!! Mark is a nationally touring stand-up comedian. His Midwestern upbringing contributes to the laid-back, relatable style that belies a sharp-wit and unflinching honesty honed through his rise in the comedy clubs of New […]

$15

Bark & Bolt 5k, One Mile & 100m Paw Pursuit

Patton Park 114 E Clairmont Dr, Hendersonville

Ready, Set…WOOF! Join us at Patton Park for a truly unique experience on Friday, June 14th for the 2nd Annual Bark & Bolt presented by Hunter Subaru in Hendersonville, NC! Various activities will be taking place from 5-8pm This family and pup-friendly event will feature the Bark & Bolt 5k, One Mile, and 100 meter […]

Comedy at Catawba: Louis Katz (early show)

Catawba Brewing Company South Slope Asheville 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville

Every Friday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week we bring you Louis Katz from NYC! Louis Katz performs punchline heavy, New York-style stand up with an understated intellectual edge that's been lovingly described as “cerebral filth.” Over the course of his career, Louis' stand up has been […]

$18

Philip Bowen + Aaron “Woody” Wood

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

Philip Bowen ("American's Got Talent," TikTok’s Greatest Talent) plays his Citizen Vinyl debut on Friday, June 14. Local blues artist Aaron "Woody" Wood opens. Show at 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Philip Bowen was born and raised in West Virginia, and his uplifting sound is heavily inspired by Appalachian roots. The dynamic, internationally touring […]

$18 – $22

Comedy at Catawba: Louis Katz (late show)

Catawba Brewing Company South Slope Asheville 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville

Every Friday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week we bring you Louis Katz from NYC! Louis Katz performs punchline heavy, New York-style stand up with an understated intellectual edge that's been lovingly described as “cerebral filth.” Over the course of his career, Louis' stand up has been […]

$18

Hendersonville Triathlon

Patton Pool 114 E Clairmont Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville

Get ready for the 5th Annual Hendersonville Triathlon - the ONLY sprint triathlon in this charming, WNC town! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15, 2024 and join us to swim, bike and run your way to this awesome finish line. This regional favorite race is perfect for both seasoned athletes and beginners looking to […]

The Maggie Valley Fly Fishing & Outdoor Festival

Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 3374 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC, United States

North Carolina's largest fly-fishing festival. Event is held at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds located in beautiful downtown Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The event will feature local and national fly fishing & outdoor recreational vendors, fly tyers, casting contest, live music and kids' corner with some of the best in local food vendors. There will […]

$10.00

Second Gear’s 20th Anniversary Block Party

Second Gear 99 Riverside Dr, Asheville

Second Gear Celebrates 20 Years of Community and Consigned Outdoor Gear + Apparel on Saturday June 15th with an all day MEGA SALE (biggest of the year!) and a celebratory 20th Anniversary Block Party from Noon-5pm with exciting Raffles, Free Kids Activities, Local Makers, Outdoor Vendors + Educators, Sweet + Savory Treats, Puppy Adoptions and […]

Free

Frozen JR. Live on Stage

Diana Wortham Theatre 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, United States

ASHEVILLE JUNIOR THEATER PRESENTS Frozen JR. June 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. June 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. […]

$20 – $25

Gluten-Free Comedy at Ginger’s Revenge

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

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

$18

Canna Comic Cuisine?–Infused Dinner Show

Rezonance 51-A College Street, Asheville, NC, United States

Slice of Life Presents: Canna Comic Cuisine? June 15, 7:30-9p Lounge VIA The Green Room 51 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Featuring a 3-course meal from Infuso including an infused Smashburger, infused salad, infused gourmet banana pudding, a selection of infused cannabis drinks and surprise samples from local hemp brands. Comedians curated by Slice […]

Frozen JR. Live on Stage

Diana Wortham Theatre 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, United States

ASHEVILLE JUNIOR THEATER PRESENTS Frozen JR. June 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. June 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. […]

$20 – $25

Asheville Junior Theater Presents-Frozen JR.

Diana Wortham Theatre 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, United States

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen […]

$20 – $25

Mobility Basics

Black Mountain YMCA 25 Jane Jacobs Road, Black Mountain

Join us at the Black Mountain YMCA to learn ways to improve joint mobility for more effective workouts and how to stretch for post workout recovery!

$10.00

Will Kimbrough | Sundays on the River Series

Riverside Pavilion at Olivette 1069 Olivette Road, Asheville

Musician's-musician Will Kimbrough brings his mix of roots and rock to Asheville's Olivette Riverside Pavilion by the French Broad River! Will Kimbrough has enjoyed a long and winding career as a song writer, performer, recording artist, and producer. Recognized as a young musician by John Prine, Will went on to tour with Todd Snider, Rodney […]

$25

DAD JOKES! Father’s Day Comedy Showcase

Catawba Brewing Company South Slope Asheville 32 Banks Avenue, Asheville

Every Sunday Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week we are celebrating Father's Day! Dad Jokes! is a show celebrating the worst form of comedy. Get ready to groan, roll your eyes and have the best dang time with a bunch of genuine dads! Featuring Clay Jones, Jimmy […]

$15

Icon Painting Workshop

Church of the Resurrection Asheville 116 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville

Asheville Church of the Resurrection invites you to participate in our upcoming Byzantine Icon Painting Workshop taught by renowned iconographer Theodoros Papadopoulos. Join us for an amazing experience of prayerful meditation. Theodoros' instruction is clear and precise. He makes it impossible to fail. We will all leave with a beautiful, completed Icon. Scroll through Theodoros' […]

$750.

XP League Asheville – Esports Summer Camp!

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

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

$199.00

FILM SCREENING + PERFORMANCE: Man Ray’s Return to Reason

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

Film Screening + Performance: Man Ray’s Return to Reason With a solo performance by Chad Beattie Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7 PM Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street} Free and open to all Join us for a screening of Man Ray’s newly restored experimental masterpieces Return to Reason (1923-1929) with […]

Free

Third Thursday at the Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, United States

Every Third Thursday the Museum comes alive with an evening filled with music, tours, art making and more! On June 20, join us for an eclectic evening featuring live music with Xor Music, a screening of the film Style Wars, special cocktails in the rooftop Perspective Café, and a public tour: Discovering Art in Asheville. […]

$15

Sustainable Happiness AVL

Asheville YMCA 30 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC, United States

Sustainable Happiness AVL is a community group that focuses on positive psychology and practical guidance to help cultivate joy and friendships. This safe, supportive group is free and open to the community. Our group is led by a Certified Holistic Life Coach who uses simple, practical guidance towards sustainable happiness. This group meets at the […]

Free

Eyes Up Here Comedy presents AVLGBTQ pride showcase

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

Eyes Up Here Comedy is a showcase of hilarious femme comedians from all over the country. Tonight we have a special AVL Pride showcase with all of our favorite transgender and nonbinary comics!! Modelface Comedy brings you the best queer comedians from all over the South. Celebrate all the aspects of queer life through laughter. […]

$15

Summer M.A.G.M.A. Land of Sky Gem Show

Land of the Sky Event Venue 39 Spring Cove Rd., Swannanoa

Our June Asheville gem show will have over 25 vendors with everything from affordable treasures to the finest gems, minerals & jewelry in the Southeast! Entering the show is always free and this is a fun family-friendly event. We are located only 15-minutes from Asheville in Swannanoa, NC. Food and drink are available daily. The […]

Free