The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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December 2018

Defining America

December 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Inspired by Western Carolina University's 2018 Campus Theme, Defining America brings together artists with different perspectives on the concept of "America" and asks visitors to reflect on the values, definitions, and assumptions attached to this concept. The exhibition will be on view throughout the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters at Western Carolina University, beginning September 11, 2018 and closing May 3, 2019.

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January 2019

30 Minute Make Your Own: A Hot Shop Experience. Cup, Ornament, or Paperweight

January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
North Carolina Glass Center, 140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801

This is an opportunity to receive a guided experience with this magical material and create your own glass keepsake in the “hotshop” or glass blowing studio. In this hands-on class, students work one-on- one with an experienced instructor to create a piece of glass art. Choose between crafting a paperweight, ornament or drinking glass. Customize your piece with colors of your choice, learn the basics, and feel free to ask questions as your instructor assists you with the entire process!…

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March 2019

School of Art & Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition

March 1 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

Outside of the classroom, faculty members in the School of Art & Design are active artists and scholars that make significant contributions to the arts. They regularly exhibit in venues across the globe, from New York to Los Angeles to Japan and speak at major conferences in their fields. The School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition provides students and the public an opportunity to view recent work created by these distinguished faculty members whose primary research output is…

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Outspoken: Paintings by America Meredith

March 1 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

As a painter, independent curator, and publishing editor of the First American Art Magazine, Meredith uses visual art and writing to address important issues in the Native community. Her work celebrates Cherokee language and culture, examines changing customs, and challenges Native American stereotypes. This exhibition draws particular attention to the importance of language in Meredith’s work, bringing together paintings that incorporate Cherokee syllabary, reference Cherokee oral histories, and pair found-object text with visual imagery. Painters, portrait artists, Cherokee language students,…

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Find Your Way With Clay

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - May 6 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$340

Find Your Way With Clay with Kristen Easters Mondays 6:30-9pm March 18- May 6 Totally new to clay? Or have you tried it out, got hooked, and can’t wait for more? In this entry-level class, we will approach making with a meditative and intentional, but lighthearted and fun mindset. We will cover all the technical basics of wheel throwing and learn to make a variety of functional forms including bowls, mugs, vases and more. We will explore several different surface…

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Illustrated Layers and Handbuilt Containers

March 19 @ 11:00 am - May 7 @ 1:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Illustrated Layers and Handbuilt Containers Lynne Hobaica Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm March 19- May 7 Join “decorated” instructor Lynne Hobaica for a fantastic exploration of surface decoration on handbuilt lidded containers. We will spend time making our forms then decorate the containers by building up layers of colorful underglazes, slips and glazes. We will carve into the clay and discuss where you can find inspiration for drawings, pattern, and design. Level: All Levels Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Good Forms, Good Firing: Making Pots For The Reduction Kiln

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - May 7 @ 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$375

Good Forms, Good Firing: Making Pots For The Reduction Kiln with Gillan Doty Tuesdays 3-5:30pm March 19- May 7 Come experience the excitement of Cone 10 firing! This class will be geared towards making more intricate forms on the potter’s wheel intended for the reduction kiln. Building on student’s basic wheel throwing knowledge, we will explore more complicated techniques, including stacking pieces together to create taller, more intriguing pots. Students will gain insight into the Cone 10 glaze firing, and…

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Let’s Get Plastered: Introduction To Plaster Mold Making

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - May 7 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Let’s Get Plastered: Introduction To Plaster Mold Making Tyler- James Anderson Tuesdays 6:30-9pm March 19- May 7 Let’s Get Plastered is a mold making class for beginner to intermediate students who would like to learn new ways of creating with clay. In this class we will make and utilize mold systems to produce beautifully replicable results. While we will focus heavily on plaster casting, there will also be demonstrations on how to use our molds to create lovely, crisp finished…

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Under The Glaze: Scratching The Surface

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - May 8 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Under The Glaze: Scratching The Surface Sara Ballek Wednesdays 6:30-9pm March 20- May 8 Discover how to personalize your work with decorative techniques that will give each piece a unique finish! Using a rich clay body, along with colorful underglazes, and slips, we will explore the ways of how to control and enhance what happens under the final glazing process. During this session, the work made will be fired at different mid-range temperatures to reveal the beautiful reds and browns…

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Scaling Up: Creating Larger Sculptures

March 21 @ 11:00 am - May 9 @ 1:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$375

Scaling Up: Creating Larger Sculptures Mac McCusker Thursdays 11am-1:30pm March 21- May 9 Let’s scale up your ceramic sculptures! Come learn basic sculptural techniques (building solid, using slabs and coils) and combine these skills to make larger creations. Ever make a sculpture the size of the kiln? We dare you to try! Make work up to 24” tall and 27 “ wide. This class is going to be challenging and loads of fun! Level: Intermediate and Advanced Tuition: $310 +…

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Beginner Wheel Throwing

March 23 @ 10:00 am - May 11 @ 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$340

Beginner Wheel Throwing Laurie Caffery Harris & Nich Daunis Saturdays 10am-12:30pm March 23- May 11 Have you never used the wheel before or are you looking to improve your throwing skills? This is the class for you! We will explore fundamental forms for functional pottery including cups, mugs, and bowls. While focusing on growth on the potter’s wheel, students will also be given creative freedom to have fun and explore new ideas. Classes will include demonstrations, group exercises, and one-on-one…

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Teen After School Ceramics Ages 13-18

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - April 29 @ 6:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

Teen After School Ceramics Ages 13-18 Alyssa Ruberto Mondays 4-6pm March 25- April 29 Do you know nothing about clay, but always wanted to try? Join us! Do you already take pottery class in school? Here’s two more hours of every week where you can practice those skills while learning new ones without the pressures of getting graded. Come make with us! You’ll meet students from other local schools while you get your hands dirty on your own clay creations.…

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COMPOSE | DECOMPOSE Conversation: Eleanor Annand + Make Noise

March 26 @ 10:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States

The Penland Gallery will present "COMPOSE | DECOMPOSE | Conversation: Eleanor Annand + Make Noise". This exhibition is part of the ongoing “conversation” series pairing two artists. Through discovery of intersections between seemingly disparate materials or approaches, fresh perspectives emerge and the two bodies of work begin to form a dialogue that is often unexpected, compelling, and powerful. Artist Eleanor Annand is working primarily with cardboard, chosen for its ephemeral qualities as well as recycled and cast cotton paper to…

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Joseph Pintz | Simple Things

March 29 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, 67 Doras Trail
Bakersville, NC 28705 United States

The Penland Gallery will present "Joseph Pintz | Simple Things" in a solo FOCUS Gallery exhibition this April. Artist and educator Joseph Pintz works with a rich terra cotta colored earthenware clay, hand-building minimalist functional forms meant for use. In contrast to his muted pastel color palette, the surfaces are weathered and the textured clay body is solid and weighty. The resulting work is intuitive and personal – soft with implied history and contact with human hands.

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April 2019

It’s Wheely Fun! Ages 8-12

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

It’s Wheely Fun! Ages 8-12 Halima Flynt Thursdays 4-6pm April 4- May 9 Learn to throw on the potter’s wheel in this super fun 6-week class for beginners. Students will learn how to make all kind of cups, bowls, plates and more. You will leave feeling the confidence to create beautiful work in the studio! Tuition $225

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 9 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 4:00 pm
Western Carolina Fine Art Museum, 200 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, 28723
Free

The Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) program at WCU is pleased to announce the 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The exhibitions spotlight works by three graduating artists and represent a synthesis of each student’s experience at the WCU School of Art and Design MFA Program in Studio Art. The MFA Thesis Exhibitions features work in a variety of media and surveys a range of conceptual themes and creative approaches that characterize the global cultural landscape and contemporary art practice. MFA candidates…

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Tema Stauffer: Upstate

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Tracey Morgan Gallery, 188 Coxe Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

The exhibition features a selection of photographs centered on the intersection of the social, historical, and ephemeral landscape of the Hudson River Valley. Reception for the artist: Friday, April 12th 6-8pm

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Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Class

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - August 9 @ 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad #4 Friday, April 19, 7-9pm #5 Friday, May 10, 7-9pm #6 Friday, May 31, 7-9pm #7 Friday, June 14, 7-9pm #8 Friday, June 28, 7-9pm #9 Friday, July 12, 7-9pm #10 Friday, July 26, 7-9pm #11 Friday, August 9, 7-9pm 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…

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Jeff Mann & Julia Watts present LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

This collection, the first of its kind, gathers fiction and poetry from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer authors from Appalachia. Like much Appalachian literature, these works are pervaded with an attachment to family and the mountain landscape, yet balancing queer and Appalachian identities is an undertaking fraught with conflict. This collection confronts the problematic and complex intersections of place, family, sexuality, gender, and religion with which LGBTQ Appalachians often grapple. With works by established writers such as Dorothy Allison,…

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Using Perennials in the Landscape

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$14.00

Crissy Dzielak of Landmark Landscapes will highlight great perennials for Western NC, especially ones that are lower maintenance, and how these plants can be used in the landscape. $14

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Bonnie Kistler, author of House on Fire in conversation with Mark de Castrique

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and Celeste Ng, a tightly wound and suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent dead—and the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter. This richly conceived and tightly plotted exploration of family and tragedy will have you racing toward its shocking and thought-provoking conclusion. Bonnie Kistler will be joined by Mark de Castrique, author of the Buryin' Barry series.

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
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Mason Via is a talented song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from North Carolina, making his mark across the region in coffee houses, concert venues and festivals and was the winner of Shakori Hills’ Fall 2014 band contest. With an impressive group of supporting musicians, you will hear an eclectic blend of funky folk, blues and jazz influenced covers that will make you want to get up and boogie. But his original compositions are the most surprising!

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Professional Craft Artist Summit

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Haywood Community College Creative Arts Building, 185 Freedlander Dr
Clyde, NC 28721 United States

Experience a one day summit specifically designed to address needs and challenges faced by current and prospective craft artist business owners. Arts based businesses are unique ventures and require special business planning methods. This not to miss half day event will provide you with the tools needed to move your business forward. Take this opportunity to network with fellow and prospective craft artists, learning skills and the power of collaboration along the way.

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Glass-on-Glass Mosaic Workshop

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$140

In this fun—and very colorful!—three-week course, you’ll experiment with the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. You’ll create a beautiful, framed, 8"x10" transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. You can either get creative and develop your own design, use one of the designs that Pam Robbins, your instructor, can provide, or search online for ideas. In the first class, Pam will review what…

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Richie’s Alliance for Autism ‘Taste’ culinary fundraising event

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Laurel Ridge Country Club, 49 Cupp Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$50.00

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Richie’s Alliance for Autism will hold three days of charity events, April 22 – 24, providing outreach to Haywood County’s ASD children.  The Richie's Alliance ‘Taste’ event is from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Laurel Ridge Country Club and Event Center. Presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, this is WNC’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs, wineries, and brew masters — all coming together to donate their time and talent to…

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Emergency and Trauma Nursing 2019

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
London, UK, 47 Churchfield Road, t Street
London, AK W3 6AY United Kingdom
$699

Description: Trauma Nursing-2019 aims to discover advances in health practice opportunities and challenges for the nursing community, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. According to the reports, total health care spending in London, UK April 25-26, 2019 Theme: Exploring the Possibilities in Emergency and Trauma Nursing Title: 6th International Congress on Emergency and Trauma Nursing Dates: April 25-26, 2019 Venue: London, UK Tel: 0-800-014-8923 Postal Code: W3 6AY Short Name:…

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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$122

Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. In this four-week course, veteran artist, Camille Daunno, will help you solidify and build on its basic techniques. In addition to practicing simple strokes, Camille will teach you how to make more complicated strokes and when and how to incorporate color into your paintings. Subjects will include flowers, trees, birds, and branches. In the first class, Camille will review Chinese brush painting materials and basic techniques.…

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Bullington Gardens Spring Plant Sale

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States

Join Bullington Gardens and our spectacular army of volunteers at our annual Spring Plant Sale! Selection of various trees, shrubs & hard to find annuals. Unique perennials, natives and herbs. Come early for the best selection!

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Pardee Seminar: Options for Managing Joint Pain

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Henderson County Health Sciences Center, 805 6th Avenue West, Second Floor Room 2003
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness around the joints. The good news: there are many things that can be done to reduce pain and preserve joint function and mobility. Join Dr. Gregory Lavigne, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, to learn more about arthritis, treatment options, and overall joint health. Seminar is free. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

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Southern Storytellers Series: Lee Woods

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Folkmoot Center, 112 Virginia Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$10 – $18

Tickets for the 6pm event are $18 for adults, $10 for students, $23 at the door and include dinner. Woods is a descendant of families who lived in Hazel Creek, a community now both submerged by Lake Fontana and absorbed within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She’ll talk about the rich legacy of towns lost and people displaced she so vividly captures in her books. Hosted by Folkmoot and co-sponsored by Blue Ridge Books, the Haywood County Public Library…

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Erin McKeown

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Songwriter and activist Erin McKeown returns to Asheville with her highly original take on classic American blues, jazz, and rock. With her cool and collected voice and brash electric guitar playing, expect an evening of intimate songs that will stay with you long after the show.

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Susan Scoggins and David Wiseman – da6d

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
OOAK Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop
Micaville, NC 28755 United States
$5.00

Micaville Music presents Susan Scoggins and David Wiseman, Thursday April 25, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 in the OOAK Art Gallery. Cost for the concert is $5.00 at the door. Susan and David are known throughout our area for their unique musical talents and are excited to perform together for the opening night of the 2019 Micaville Music Concert Series. This will be the first time David and Susan have performed as a duo. Their intertwined voices present their own…

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On the Razzle

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - April 27 @ 10:00 pm
Kittredge Theater, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
$10

Swannanoa, North Carolina-- March 27, 2019--Warren Wilson Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s On the Razzle, running April 25th-27th at 7:30pm, with a 2:30pm matinee on April 28th, at Kittredge Theatre on the Warren Wilson College campus. Shopkeeper Weinberl longs to break free of the monotony of everyday life, so when his boss, Herr Zangler, takes a rare day off, Weinberl and his companion, Christopher, ride to Vienna for an adventure like no other! In Vienna, the duo encounter some wacky characters:…

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13th Asheville Butoh Festival

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - May 5 @ 10:00 pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street
Asheville, 28801 United States
$18 – $40

For this festival, we are producing Yuko Kaseki and Mari Osanai and will include solo evening performances by Jenni Cockrell and Constance Humphries. PERFORMANCES Constance Humphries: April 25, 8PM Presenting: The Beautiful Us, an evening length solo Yuko Kaseki: April 26 & 27, 8PM Presenting: SHOOT JEEZ MY GOSH Jenni Cockrell: April 28, 8PM Presenting: no cause, an evening of solos reframing iconic women of Shakespeare Jenni Cockrell: May 2, 8PM Presenting: no cause, an evening of solos reframing iconic…

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Mile Twelve with Zoe and Cloyd

April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Mile Twelve’s uncompromisingly authentic songwriting, crafted arrangements and gliding groove have thrilled audiences for the last 4 years throughout the States as well as Canada, Ireland, The UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Zoe and Cloyd will open and hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller.

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Mile Twelve with Zoe & Cloyd at Isis Music Hall

April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$12

Mile Twelve’s uncompromisingly authentic songwriting, crafted arrangements and gliding groove have thrilled audiences for the last 4 years throughout the States as well as Canada, Ireland, The UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Charm City Bluegrass calls them, “Progressive roots music at its absolute best. Expert musicianship, outstanding promoters and even better people.” Tim O’Brien calls them “a group to watch in the coming decade.” Zoe and Cloyd will open Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe &…

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Corey Smith Live at The Orange Peel

April 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
$25

Ages 18+ Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the…

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Dream Into Being Retreat with Diana McKendree & Lindsay McKinnon

April 26 - April 28
OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Dr.
Asheville, 28806
650$

Diana McKendree and Lindsay McKinnon are joining forces to bring you an exquisite retreat designed to help you work with your dreams - to remember them, explore them, and extract the deep wisdom that is there for you to understand and embody. The weekend will be filled with movement and meditation practices to anchor what you learn about your dreams, as well as discussion and ritual for your questions to be honored in a way that feels sacred. We will…

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Zentangle® Workshop

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$140

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns—called “tangles”—into tiny (3.5” x 3.5”) masterpieces that can, ultimately, be assembled into a larger mosaic. In this four-week course, you will acquaint, or re-acquaint, yourself with the basics of Zentangle®. Then, you will continue to build your knowledge by learning new, more complicated tangles and working with different colored squares and pens. In the first class, Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Susan Goodman, will review the history of the Zentangle® Method, the…

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Introduction to Fluid Art

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$38

Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art—also called pour painting, flow art, liquid art., etc.—might be just what you’re looking for! Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas, the possibilities are endless! In…

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Claudia Lucero presents One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese

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

Claudia Lucero can show you how to make quick and easy dairy-free cheese using farm whole food ingredients that fit any kind of diet, regardless of restrictions and sensitivities. And these recipes are free from the top 8 allergens, so will appeal to anyone following a vegan, plant-based, Whole 30, Paleo, clean eating, anti-inflammatory or Fast Metabolism lifestyle. Let her show you how to make fresh mozzarella using macadamia nuts and golden swiss made out of cauliflower. As an added…

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Micah Scott

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

Whether he’s stompin’ out some country blues or folky ballads, playing an original tune or belting out a rootsy cover; Micah Scott puts his all into his live performances. Armed with a National Resophonic guitar, harmonica and some other choice gear, you’ll dig his offering of old meets new music.

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Roberta Baum jazz tribute to ” THE IMMORTAL MAE WEST “

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
$15 – $18

Renowned jazz vocalist ROBERTA BAUM presents a musical tribute to “ THE IMMORTAL MAE WEST " on Friday, April 26th, 8pm at the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC. The show will feature songs from all of MAE WEST’S  films, accompanied by Asheville’s esteemed maestro Michael Jefry Stevens on piano, Craig Sandberg on upright bass, and Rick Dilling on drums. Award-winning Black Mountain poet, GAVIN GEOFFREY DILLARD, will share the stage, with intimate revelations, personal anecdotes, and infamous quips from…

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CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENTS: An Evening with Jonathan Edwards

April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$27.0032.00

Jonathan Edwards returns to Asheville for a concert after two and a half years! Don’t miss the man who brought you classics like the anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” and everyone’s favorite ode to putting a good buzz on, “Shanty.”

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Mother Earth News FAIR

April 27 - April 28
WNC Agricultural Center, 761 Boylston Hwy
Fletcher, NC 28732 United States
At the gate prices differ from pre-ordered prices.

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is returning to Asheville, North Carolina! This event features more than 150 workshops and demonstrations covering the gamut of sustainable living topics, as well as hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their sustainably minded products. The Mother Earth News Fair serves as your passport to money-saving hacks, health-boosting remedies, and environmental strategies from leading experts and entrepreneurs around the country.

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Independent Bookstore Day – It’s Party Time

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Celebrate Indies all day with fun, prizes and exclusive merch! Special merchandise ONLY at indies and ONLY available in-store starting that day. We'll also be hosting writers Amber Flora Thomas, Catherine Carter, and Sally Thomas at 6 p.m.

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Looking Into The Heart Of The Matter: Making Space With Kurinuki

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$85

Looking Into The Heart Of The Matter: Making Space With Kurinuki Shinara Taylor 1-Day Workshop April 27 Saturday, 1-4:30pm Slow down and relax in this afternoon kurinuki workshop. Enjoy the simple, nuanced Japanese technique of carving cups, bowls, and jars out of solid blocks of clay. An introduction to creating surface textures and alterations will be provided. Participants will finish with up to four unglazed pieces fired to cone 6 (optional). Level: All Levels Tuition: $85, No Lab Fee

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Johnson Farm Spring Festival

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Johnson Fam, 3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
$3 – $5

Come celebrate spring at Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville, NC on Saturday April 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. This event is suitable for all ages, and for individuals, families and children. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy tours of the 1880s farmhouse, animals, heritage skills demonstrations, the Heritage Weavers, wagon rides, activities for children, sale of crafts and food, bake sale.The Mountain Bridge Band is performing, as well as the Green Valley…

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Western Invitational 2019 Swim Meet

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Waynesville Recreation Center Pool, 550 Vance St
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
Free

Buncombe County Special Olympics + Haywood County Special Olympics invite athletes from WNC counties to the annual Western Invitational Swim Meet. Please email karla.furnari@buncombecounty.org for registration information. Families, volunteers, + community supporters are invited to join the fun + cheer on the teams at Waynesville Parks & Recreation's Waynesville Rec Center.

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Appalachian Spring Tea

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blue Ridge Assembly Black Mountain, United States
$8 – $175

On Saturday, April 27th the Museum will host our 2nd annual spring tea at the Weatherford home in Blue Ridge Assembly. Built around 1936 of native timber by Dr. Willis Weatherford, Sr., founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly; the home and surrounds are being opened to the public for what may be the last time, as the home will revert to a private residence within a few years. The tea will include sweet, savory, and scone (with homemade jam…

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