The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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October 2021

Farm Beginnings® Year-Long Farmer Training

October 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Organic Growers School, PO Box 17804
Asheville, 28816
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*This is a year long program, starting October 24th and ending September 2022* The Farm Beginnings® class is a 12-month training session that uses holistic management to help beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. Farm Beginnings will help you build these skills through one year of farmer-led training, mentoring, and networking. Farm Beginnings is designed for new and prospective farmers who want to plan a profitable farm business. Classes…

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November 2021

Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore

November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - November 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Biltmore Estate, 1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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November 2021 – November 2022 Immerse yourself in our new exhibition series, Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art and design. Each individual component of this year-long series offers fascinating ties to George Vanderbilt’s collection of treasures for his magnificent home on the grounds of…

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February 2022

Earthaven Ecovillage Tours

February 12 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 12:30 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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$25

Most Saturdays (Please see our website for dates) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (arrive at 9:45) Near Asheville, NC Want to get a feel for an ecovillage in your body? Only have a little bit of time for a visit and you’re on a shoe-string budget? Join one of our tours! Tours are a great entry point into learning the history, purpose, and development of Earthaven Ecovillage. These tours are designed to provide learners with a deeper understanding about living…

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April 2022

All Riot on the Western Front

April 1 @ 9:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave SW
Lenoir, 28645
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Free

Lenoir NC artist Tyler Stephens, a/k/a “Sour Steve,” will present his hand cut collage art exhibition “All Riot on the Western Front” at the Caldwell Arts Council April 1-May 27, 2022. By combining vintage pre-war and post-war adverts of the 1930’s-1950’s with more modern imagery of our current political and social landscape, Sour Steve’s art challenges the viewer to confront the incongruities and political paradoxes of our modern society. The Caldwell Arts council is open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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LOAM – Tarah Singh + Alex Stilber exhibit at Art Garden AVL

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Art Garden Avl, 191 Lyman St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Art Garden Presents: ~~~ LOAM ~~~ Grow from the Soil you were Sown in. Mother and daughter explore layers of the human experience through mixed media. Evoking self-reflection, cultivation, and introspection for personal growth and expansion. The reflective quality and conversations between their works reveal their multi- generational connection of consciousness as they explore the feminine experience. Artists: ~~~Tarah Singh is a Guyanese - American Artist who grew up between the mountains of western North Carolina and New Jersey. Singh's…

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May 2022

2022 “FESTIVAL OF PEONIES IN BLOOM”

May 2 - May 31
Free

Head to Wildcat Ridge Farm in Clyde during the month of May to enjoy beautiful peonies in bloom. We are a Certified Appalachian Grown Peony farm specializing in growing, propagating and selling the finest herbaceous and intersectional peony plants and peony cut blooms. Will be open everyday, from 10am to 4pm. It's free and we are inviting all peony lovers to visit the farm and enjoy our blooming peony paradise.

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Art Exhibit; East, West, and Beyond

May 6 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Ave SW
Lenoir, 28645
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Free

Garner NC artist Keiko Genka will present her acrylic on canvas art exhibition “East, West, and Beyond” at the Caldwell Arts Council May 6 – June 24, 2022. Originally from Japan, Keiko Genka creates art that is inspired by her Asian origin leading into living in the west today. “Although I now realize the beauty of simplicity and subtlety in my own culture, I still try to capture the excitement I experienced in those western books from my teenage years”…

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Kenn Kotara ,Order in an Unruly Zoo

May 6 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Free

Contemporary mixed media abstract artist Kenn Kotara exhibits his latest work at The Black Mountain Center for the Arts Upper Gallery May 6th-June 10. Artist's reception is May 6th 5:30- 7 pm. Featured will be about 20 two dimensional and three dimensional works both wall mounted and occupying the interior of the gallery. The artists work is geometric and architectural at is core, influenced by the natural environments of his southern Louisiana roots. The title of the show references a…

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The Magnetic Theatre presents: Starbright

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - May 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$25.00

Starbright is the story of Grace, an astrophysicist who lost her daughter Abby nearly a year ago. As Grace's life spins out of control, Abby appears to her and begins making predictions about the cosmos. Grace must determine if her daughter's appearance is a sign of her dwindling sanity, or proof that there's more to the universe than even she understands. When Grace’s visions from beyond the grave start seeping into her reality, husband Calvin and aunt Margaret must put…

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Ashevillians, a local comedy showcase

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$10

Ashevillians is a regular local comedy showcase featuring up and coming Asheville comedians and a few of your old favorites Hosted by Mario Trevizo Featuring Julia Macias, Jess Cooley and more! ages 21+ (must have ID with you) Tickets $10

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WNCHA History Hour – Missing History: Jewish Life in Western North Carolina

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom (Virtual), 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$10

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, May 19, at 6PM. This program airs live via Zoom. Little has been documented about the Jewish history of Western North Carolina, yet clues are all around us. Jews could be found in many towns including Brevard, Hendersonville, Statesville, Asheville, Rosman, Boone, Blowing Rock, Franklin, Sylva, Little Switzerland, Valle Crucis, Marion, Canton. Bryson City, Robbinsville, and Waynesville. Why did they come? What did they do? What is their lasting legacy? Join…

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Asheville Beatles Band at Sound Effects Benefit Concert

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
salvage station, 468 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC United States
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$20

At the eighth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School on Thursday, May 19 from 6 - 10 PM at Salvage Station, Asheville musicians team up to perform The Beatles' White Album. The Asheville Beatles Band, made up of an all-star cast of Asheville musicians, will perform songs from the fab four’s only double album, with classics like “Dear Prudence,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and the controversial “Helter Skelter.” “‘The White Album’ was recorded during an interesting…

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Rum Punchlines comedy open mic

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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Free

A tropical comedy open mic every Thursday from 6-8pm at Getaway River Bar. Rotating hosts each week Clay Jones, Katy Hudson and Mario Trevizo No cover, 21+ Signup at 6pm, show at 6:30. Improv, Sketch and Standup welcome! Signup order will not necessarily be show order. Each comic gets 5-7 mins of stage time

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Third Thursday – Live Music

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Hub Station Arts Center, 145 Cedar Valley Rd
Hudson, NC 28638 United States
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Free

Third Thursday Event House Concert on the Lawn Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8:30 PM Bring your lawn chair, grab a beverage from 3 Doors Down, and enjoy live music played on our front lawn! The amazing Darren Bryant will be performing live outside The Arts Center for all who wish to come to this free event. Come early to grab your spot!

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Kiki Thursday (drag and dance)

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$8

Party & Drag Show! Join the queer party and enjoy a night of electrifying fun hosted by Danielle Eclipse featuring an amazing cast. Doors open at 7pm. First show starts at 9pm (ish) and second show at 11pm with some exciting intermissions the night turns to Dance Party with DJ RexxStep until 2am 21+ At the Asheville Beauty Academy, the longer you stay the better you look.

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Annual Black Mountain Garden Sale

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain Town Square, 106 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, 28711
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free

Relax and soak in the southern hospitality when attending the Annual Black Mountain Garden Sale. This 2-day garden sale event will be held in the heart of Black Mountain at Town Square. The Garden Sale is a specialty sale that features garden related material. Vendors will feature their prized plant material and other gardening merchandise. This is a gardeners dream sale! This sale is sponsored by the Black Mountain Beautification Committee. Visit our booth to see what we do and…

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Craft Cinema: Ugetsu Screening

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Ugetsu is a 1953 Japanese supernatural drama directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Silver Lion winner of the Venice Film Festival, Ugetsu is was met with critical acclaim and has been credited with popularizing Japanese film in Europe and the United States. Set in the 16th century, the film centers on a rural potter in civil war-torn Japan who leaves home to sell ceramic goods is derailed by a mystical force.

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2022 Spring in the Garden Music Series featuring Dan Keller

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Asheville South, 9 Rocky Ridge Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

Join us Friday, May 20 for our 2022 Spring in the Garden Music Series featuring Dan Keller in our beautiful, expansive outdoor terrace (weather permitting) at the Hilton Garden Inn Asheville South- 9 Rocky Ridge Road Asheville 28806. We will have some amazing drinks 🍺 and fabulous eats 🥪available at our Garden Grille and Bar

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Getaway Comedy: Emily Walsh

May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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$15

Emily Walsh is a comedian who performs nightly in bars and comedy clubs across New York City. Originally from Boston, MA, Emily moved to New York City after college to pursue her dream of painting scenery for theatre, film and television. She still paints because comedy doesn’t provide health insurance. Emily was recently featured on Kevin Hart’s Lyft Comics on Peacock, and before the pandemic she headlined a sold out Stand Up NY as part of their Headliner Series. She…

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Plant Club Pop-up at Art Garden

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art Garden Avl, 191 Lyman St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Plant and plant goods pop-up sale featuring 10+ local vendors on the third Saturday of each month Come enjoy the Canopy Gallery and check out local growers and makers of all things plantie: from rare tropicals to native medicinals, handmade pots and trellises to botanical watercolor paintings, cut flower bouquets to herbal salves and teas.... (emphasis on rare tropicals. )

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Annual Black Mountain Garden Sale

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Mountain Town Square, 106 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, 28711
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Free

This 2-day garden sale event will be held in the heart of Black Mountain in Town Square. The Garden Sale is a specialty sale that features garden related material. Vendors will feature their prized plant material and other gardening merchandise. This is a gardeners dream sale! This sale is sponsored by the Black Mountain Beautification Committee. Visit our booth to see what we do and purchase raffle tickets to take a chance to win plants and other items. Help beautify…

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Neo Pre/Post Apocalyptic Blacksmithing: Intro to Blacksmithing

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
barnardsville, NC NC United States + Google Map

**REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, MAY 21** sign up at fireflygathering.org/perennial -- Note: There are only 6 spots in the class, so register early!! Join Tod Kershaw, engineer turned off-grid dumpster diver extraordinaire, as he walks us through the ins and outs of DIY Blacksmithing, foraging for metal in the scrap heaps and so much more! This class will empower students to find metal, tools and fuel and teach you what to do with it. All of the materials in the class…

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Makers Market

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atelier Maison & Co., 121 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville, 28803
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Free

Atelier Maison & Co. and Show & Tell are teaming up to showcase the best in art & design! Join us at the Atelier Maison & Co. showroom off of Sweeten Creek Rd for a monthly Makers Market every third Saturday in the Asheville Design District. Each month will feature vendors and artisans selling housewares, vintage clothing, original art, handmade crafts, fair trade imports, and more.

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Storytelling with Doug Elliott

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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$25

School of Integrated Living presents Doug Elliott, well-known storyteller, humorist and naturalist! Stories, songs, and lore celebrating our human connection to some amazing wild critters. The program is flavored with lively tunes, fantastic folklore, natural history fact stranger than fiction, and more than a few belly laughs. Fun for the whole family! Saturday, May 21 6:30 pm Dinner 7:30 pm Stories and Songs at Earthaven Ecovillage

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Beauty Parlor Comedy: Drew Lausch

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$15

Drew Lausch is a Brooklyn-Based comedian, writer, producer, actor, and an "oversharing flirt" (NY press) originally from Fargo, ND. He recently filmed an episode of MTV's "Singled Out" and made his headlining debut at LaZoom Room in Asheville, NC. Drew performs regularly at New York venues such as Chelsea Music Hall, Public Hotel, The Bell House, Union Hall, West Side Comedy Club, and at least one pizza parlor in the East Village. Drew's "easy confidence and stage presence" has been…

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The Hendersonville Symphony – New Beginnings

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall, 180 W. Campus Dr
Hendersonville, 28793
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$12 – $45

John Concklin conducts our final program of the year and celebrates joy, wisdom, and hope. As the HSO looks to a new era, tonight’s program offers familiar and comforting works. We begin the evening with Mozart’s beautiful and at times gleeful, Overture to the Magic Flute. The amazing talent of cellist Miriam Smith is featured on Elgar’s Cello Concerto in e minor. This special evening will come to a close with Dvořák’s Symphony no. 9 in e minor, “New World”.…

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Life’s a Drag Brunch at Asheville Beauty Academy

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$38

Join us for a delicious Buffet and a fabulous Drag Show! Hosted by the queen of splits Euphoria Eclipse, the show features a mesmerizing cast every Sunday! Seating is limited so purchase your ticket today! $38 Tickets include the Brunch Buffet, Drag Show and a complimentary choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary but seating is limited so purchase your ticket today! Doors: 12pm | Buffet: 12:30pm | Show: 1pm Tickets for just the Show are $10 (available at the door…

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DEDICATES MARKER

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Patton Parker House, 95 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Asheville, NC – On Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will celebrate the installation of a Pomeroy Foundation Heritage marker honoring Helen Morris Lewis at the Patton Parker House, 95 Charlotte Street, Asheville. The public is invited to attend the free event. Helen Morris Lewis, a pioneer in the woman suffrage movement, organized in Asheville the first woman's rights association in the state of North Carolina in 1894.

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Brevard Philharmonic presents With Voices Raised

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Porter Center at Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Drive
Brevard, NC NC 28712 United States
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$37

With Voices Raised Featuring pianist Norman Krieger and the Carolina Concert Choir Celebrate the end of the Brevard Philharmonic’s season! Norman Krieger is one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation and is highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity, and virtuosic flair. He is no stranger to Brevard, NC as he is a seasoned faculty member of the Brevard Music Center. The Carolina Concert Choir will join the Brevard Philharmonic to lift our voices in celebration. Be…

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Comedy Night with Terence Hartnett at Blue Ridge Hemp

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
blue ridge hemp, 61 1/2 N Lexington Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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$15

New York City Comedian Terence Hartnett (Caroline’s, NY Comedy Festival Comic to Watch) was diagnosed with testicular cancer last year, and it was the first bad thing that has ever happened to him. For 31 years, his life was a piece of cake, smooth sailing, straight down the fairway (none of these are metaphors: he golfed, he sailed, and he enjoyed various cakes). 1 Ball Show is the story of a charmed life burdened by a single meaningful experience. Something…

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Freshen Up Comedy Open Mic

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5 Walnut, 5 Walnut Street
Asheville, 28801 United States
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Free

Every Monday Cameron Davis and Morgan Bost host Freshen Up at 5 Walnut Wine Bar. Stand up comedy open mic with a focus on new material. Bring your best new jokes each week. You don't need a new set but you need to try at least one new bit. Last Monday of every month will be a booked showcase of that months favorite performers no cover 5 Walnut Wine Bar ages 18+

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Trivia by the River at Getaway River Bar

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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Free

Monday nights are Trivia Nights at the Getaway! Hosted by James Harrod, teams will be 2-5 members each. Bring your friends or tag along and meet new people. No Cover - Venue is 21+

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Parthenon Huxley & His Ridiculous Band

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Gray Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, 28801
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Parthenon Huxley calls himself a “mid-20th Century artist.” His music avoids trends and reliably delivers guitar-centric rock with beautifully harmonized vocals and aspirational lyrics. Renowned North Carolina producer Don Dixon: “P. Hux has a way of drawing inspiration from the best songs of the 60s and 70s while creating recordings that are clearly his own.” Huxley’s music has been loved and lauded since his very first single, “Buddha, Buddha” (released in 1983 when he was known as Rick Rock) was…

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Beauty Parlor Comedy: Tiffany Burke

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$12

Atlanta's Tiffany Burke is back in Asheville! Tiffany Burke is a comedian, actor, improviser, and writer based in Atlanta, GA. A Georgia native that travels the world consulting and bringing laughs. Tiffany spent the last 18 months of the pandemic becoming a Club House Influencer and Club House Rap Monologue champion flexing her voice over skills learned from decades of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Tiffany is an American job creator, mother of two, and lover of crystal healing who uses…

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Kiki Thursday (drag and dance)

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$8

Party & Drag Show! Join the queer party and enjoy a night of electrifying fun hosted by Euphoria Eclipse featuring an amazing cast. Doors open at 7pm. First show starts at 9pm (ish) and second show at 11pm with some exciting intermissions the night turns to Dance Party with DJ RexxStep until 2am 21+ At the Asheville Beauty Academy, the longer you stay the better you look.

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Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - May 30 @ 1:30 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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$375

An Introductory Dive into Earthaven Near Asheville, NC Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend immerses participants in the life of Earthaven Ecovillage. If you would like even more time at Earthaven and additional ways to explore and experience community life, consider staying for the Ecovillage Action Week, which begins the day Experience Weekend ends. Our ecovillage provides the ideal living laboratory for a whole-life skills curriculum — a place to see regenerative systems in practice, food production in action, and community living…

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Benefit Concert for Ukraine

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
weaverville, nc 28787 + Google Map
Free

Featuring refreshments, a silent auction and music in the round by local songwriters and musicians at the Weaverville Community Center, 60 Lakeshore Drive. All proceeds will benefit UNWLA, which is supplying Ukrainians with food, water, medicine, hygiene kits and generators.

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Getaway Comedy: Ian Aber

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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$15

Ian Aber is a comedian, writer and comedy show producer. He was a national Finalist in NBC's Stand Up For Diversity and performs at clubs, colleges, music venues, bars, warehouses and pretty much anywhere there is comedy. His comedy is featured on Sirius radio and Audible. Ian has opened for Margaret Cho, Jo Firestone and Fortune Feimster and been accepted to and attended the Limestone Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival, Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, Scruffy City…

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Firefly Forest Bathing Tour

May 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Shared After Booking, Shared After Booking
Black Mountain,
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$75

Forest Bathing with Fireflies! Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species! The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll through private farmland into a peaceful forest, returning to an open meadow where we’ll settle in as the sun sets and sparkling…

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HO DOWN | Honky Tonk Drag Show

May 27 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
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$8

Turn it up some for a good ole Ho Down. Hosted by the whoo-wee momma Nova Jynah, the show features a badonkadonk cast. So grab your beer or your fruity drink, sit back and enjoy the show. Doors at 10pm - Show at 11pm 21+

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Asheville Outlets Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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There is a critical need for blood donations. Register for the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Asheville Outlets. Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. The donation drive will be held in Suite 348, across from RH Outlet. Donors are asked to register in advance by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/give and entering the sponsor code AshevilleOutlets. All Blood…

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Baby Goat Yoga

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Round Mountain Creamery, 2203 Old Fort Rd
Black Mountain, 28711
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$35

Yoga with baby goats…it is just as ridiculous and amazing as it sounds. You can expect to grin, giggle, move, and flow alongside the sweetest little snuggly socialites. The goats may pull your attention away from your movement practice from time to time but they are the most adorable anchors to the present moment and can spark pure joy. Upcoming public classes: May 28 June 11 June 25 Private classes available daily with advanced notice. Disconnect with stress and connect…

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2022 Summer in the Garden Music Series featuring Jason Whitaker

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Asheville South, 9 Rocky Ridge Road
Asheville, 28806
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Free

Join us Saturday, May 28 for our 2022 Spring in the Garden Music Series featuring Jason Whitaker, in our beautiful, expansive outdoor terrace (weather permitting) at the Hilton Garden Inn Asheville South- 9 Rocky Ridge Road Asheville 28806. We will have some amazing drinks 🍺 and fabulous eats 🥪available at our Garden Grille and Bar

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Life’s a Drag Brunch at Asheville Beauty Academy

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801
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$38

Join us for a delicious Buffet and a fabulous Drag Show! Hosted by the legendary Ida Carolina, the show features a mesmerizing cast every Sunday. Seating is limited so purchase your ticket today! $38 Tickets include the Brunch Buffet, Drag Show and a complimentary choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary but seating is limited so purchase your ticket today! Doors: 12pm | Buffet: 12:30pm | Show: 1pm Tickets for just the Show are $10 (available at the door only) 1pm

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Ecovillage Action Week

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - June 3 @ 1:30 pm
Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Circle
Black Mountain, 28711
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$200 – $300

Serve and Connect with Earthaven Two Sessions! May 30 – June 3 or October 10 – 14, 2022 Earthaven Ecovillage Near Asheville, NC Do you want to experience community and network with community builders? Do you want to learn skills, gain insights and get to know the Earthaven community? Do you want to contribute to something larger than yourself while also enjoying yourself? Be an active participant in the everyday rhythm of life and work at Earthaven Ecovillage! The best…

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June 2022

WNCHA History Hour – “Queer Voices of the Past and Present”: Documenting, Remembering, and Celebrating LGBTQ Lives in Western North Carolina

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom (Virtual), 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$10

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, June 2 at 6PM as we kick off our month of Pride and LGBTQ+ history programming. This event airs live via Zoom. West of Asheville there has been little research on LGBTQ history or activism. Just last year, Dr. Travis Rountree and colleagues from Western Carolina received an internal grant to expand drag performer oral narratives to include other LGBTQ+ voices from Jackson County, NC. Our speaker will talk about how…

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Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium

June 3 - June 6
Blue Ridge Assembly Black Mountain, United States + Google Map

June 3 - 6: Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium, In person, Black Mountain, NC Over 25 presentations including: • Respiratory Resilience • Antiviral Herbs Native to the Appalachians • Epigenetics, Mental Health and Botanical Medicine • Geriatric Considerations in Treating Mental Health • Navigating Long-Term Drug Use with Herbs and Nutrition • Spirituality and Healing: The Meaning and Practice of Spiritual Care in Medicine • Pre-symposium Intensive: Herbal Compounding for the Clinic (Demonstration) with Kenneth Proefrock, NMD Plus medicine-making…

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Toe River Arts Studio Tour

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts, Mitchell and Yancey Counties + Google Map
Free

Since 1992, the Toe River Arts Studio Tour has showcased the talent and studios of North Carolina’s Yancey and Mitchell County artists. These world-renowned, well-traveled, and skilled artists bring beauty to the world by sharing their craft. All of the artists featured have a fascinating story, interesting background, and their own “Journey of the Arts.” The Studio Tour is a showcase for local artists to feature their work, processes, and studio spaces. Along with the Studio Tour, participating artists will…

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Jo Sandman / TRACES

June 3 @ 11:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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After a life-changing summer studying at Black Mountain College, Boston-based artist Jo Sandman decided to devote her life to art. At BMC during that pivotal summer of 1951, she studied painting and drawing with Robert Motherwell and photography with Harry Callahan, along with classes in anthropology and French, and was exposed to the ideas of faculty artists Ben Shahn and Joe Fiore as well. It was this “galvanizing experience” at BMC that prompted Jo Sandman to decide to follow the…

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Opening Reception: Jo Sandman / TRACES

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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After a life-changing summer studying at Black Mountain College, Boston-based artist Jo Sandman decided to devote her life to art. At BMC during that pivotal summer of 1951, she studied painting and drawing with Robert Motherwell and Ben Shawn; photography with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind; anthropology and French; and was exposed to the ideas of faculty artist Joe Fiore. It was this “galvanizing experience” at BMC that prompted Jo Sandman to decide to follow the path of an artist.…

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