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 amy@thelaurelofasheville.com.

Under The Stars Fall Fundraiser

Highland Brewing Company 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, , Asheville

The Asheville Museum of Science invites you to join us on September 15th, 2022 at Highland Brewing Company from 6pm – 10pm with a VIP reception from 5pm – 6pm. The Under the Stars Fall Fundraiser includes a full evening of dinner, drinks, live music, a featured guest speaker, and a premier live and silent […]

Third Thursday – Concert on the Lawn

The Hub Station Arts Center 145 Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Join us for Third Thursday! A monthly event centered around musical experiences for everyone to enjoy! Grab your friends, family and favorite lawn chairs for an evening concert on the front lawn of the HUB Station! Our featured musician will be Pat Kelleher an Irish Folksinger and storyteller traveling all the way from Ireland to […]

Free

Craft Cinema: Free Phantom Thread Film Screening

Center for Craft 67 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801 67 Broadway St, Asheville

Phantom Thread 2017 ‧ 2h 11m ‧ R ‍September’s Craft Cinema screening is the 2017 Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Phantom Thread." The film is set in a 1950’s London haute couture dressmaking atelier and follows the exacting fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who embroiders secret messages into his garments. The film depicts the laborious, […]

$5 – $10.

Yola

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Yola’s inimitable vocals share nuanced stories of allyship, black feminine strength through vulnerability, collective awakening and loving connection from the sexual to the social. Yola declares that it is only when we stand for ourselves, and acknowledge our complexity, that we can be truly alive. For Yola, living is more than merely surviving. Stand for […]

Getaway Comedy: Herbie Gill

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Herbie Gill is a comedian who learned from the best and seeks to blaze his own path in comedy. As a true student of the craft of comedy, audiences and fellow comedians alike notice Herbie's passion and dedication to stand up. Herbie's hard work and knack for presenting fresh new material earned him appearances on […]

$15

Drag King Air Guitar Competition

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

We're having an epic Drag King Air Guitar Competition at the Getaway River Bar! Will Pounder will be hosting an all King cast performing to hair metal and hard rock pretending to play the guitar. Its very dumb and performed in the name of world peace (can't hold a gun if you are holding an […]

$5

Heritage Day at the Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville

Saturday 10-4 Join us for an early autumn weekend honoring Appalachian Culture & the crafts of yesteryear on the Blue Ridge Parkway! There will be performances by regional bands as well as craft demonstrations throughout the weekend. Activities: Chairmaking, quilting, heirloom apples, sheep shearing, cornshuck dolls, woodcarving, blacksmithing, weaving, stone carving, soap making, crocheting, knitting, […]

Free

Makers Market

Atelier Maison & Co. 121 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville

This event of craft and design features local artisans in a beautiful setting. Come find out what Asheville artists are creating, try on a vintage outfit, grab a drink, or do some gift shopping. You can’t miss this thriving market with something new every month - craft classes, food trucks, and more! Created by Atelier […]

Free

ASAP’s 2022 Farm Tour

19 farms within an hour drive of Asheville

ASAP’s Farm Tour is back for 2022! Join us at farms across Western North Carolina on Sept. 17–18, 12–5 p.m. Connect with our region’s farmers and get a behind-the-scenes look at local food in the mountains. ASAP’s Farm Tour is a chance to experience how food is grown and raised through guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on […]

$35 – $45.

Hannah Bethel in concert

Isis Music Hall 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC

Storytelling permeates throughout popular music, but few songwriters can stop you in your tracks and transport you to a specific moment in time, making you feel love, heartbreak, and nostalgia, quite like Hannah Bethel. Her ability to tap into deeply personal songwriting was the turning point for Bethel, and beginning in 2018, provided a trilogy […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Gabe Pacheco

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

Gabe Pacheco, originally from Washington, DC, is an actor, comedian, host, friend, and roving academic. He’s an entertainer who inspires you to think, moments after you’ve already laughed. A bilingual performer with progressive leanings, watching 10 minutes of Gabe on stage can feel like you’ve smoked a joint of Ghost Train Haze sativa and mockingly […]

$15

Don’t Tell Comedy downtown Asheville

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

You've found Comedy's Worst Kept Secret. SHOW DETAILS This show will be at an indoor location ages 21+ This show will have drinks for sale, will have food for sale This show will have chairs provided COVID safety requirements: Masks optional SECRET COMEDIANS. All comedians remain unknown until they take the stage. Every lineup is […]

$25

Asheville Off Road Series

The AORS (Asheville Off Road Series) consists of three main events: Asheville Duathlon, Trail Run, and Gravel Grinder Bike events. Each of these events gives a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts the ability to explore either by foot or by two wheels the Western North Carolina trails, gravel roads and scenic country paved roads.

$60

Wild Souls Authentic Movement Class

Dunn's Rock Community Center 461 Connestee Rd, Brevard

Wild Souls Authentic Movement Class, Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m. Get unstuck, move your body, uncork joy! Enjoy a conscious movement experience in a 100-year old building with a community of like-minded women at all life stages. Location: Dunn’s Rock Community Center, 461 Connestee Rd., Brevard, NC. $15 Host: nationally-recognized self-care author/speaker/teacher: Renee Trudeau Learn More: https://reneetrudeau.com/WildSoulsmovement/

$15

Night Teacher Patio Show at The Grey Eagle

The Grey Eagle 185 Clingman Ave. , Asheville

Patio Show! Night Teacher is the project of lead singer-songwriter Lilly Bechtel, whose haunting voice and poignant lyrics have combined with the sensibilities of producer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Wyatt to create a world that orbits between experimental folk, electro-pop, and alternative rock. Music writer Robb Donker writes of the group’s most recent single: "Wyatt's percussive […]

$10.00

WNCHA History Hour: Revisiting The Maya of Morganton

Zoom (Virtual) 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) for this History Hour presentation Tuesday, September 20 at 6pm via Zoom. This event airs live and will be recorded. In the 1990s, Morganton, North Carolina became the new home of several hundred Guatemalan and Mexican-born workers, and the site of their struggle for labor rights and […]

Free – $10

Local Author presents The Sky Club

Chestnut Hall 64 S Spring St, Hot Springs

Join the Friends of the Hot Springs Library in welcoming author Terry Roberts as he presents his latest novel " The Sky Club". Program will be held at Chestnut Hall in Hot Springs.

Free

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Roman Fraden

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

Roman Fraden is a comedian and a regular performer at classic Hollywood venues including The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Hollywood Improv. He has trained with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles and has performed in various ensemble casts in film and on stage. His one man show ‘Back In The […]

$12

Faith in Arts: A Conversation with Rodger Kamenetz

Live Online 0000, everywhere, NC

Hosted by BMCM+AC and UNC Asheville, these conversations and interviews with a diverse group of artists, curators, faith leaders, and scholars explore the role of arts in spiritual practice and religious life in the arts. MORE IN THIS SERIES Rodger Kamenetz is an award-winning poet, author and teacher. Of his thirteen books, his best known […]

Free

The Art of Pride at Marquee

36 Foundy Street, Asheville NC 28801 36 Foundy Street, Asheville

“The Art of Pride” will be an Exhibition and Celebration of Blue Ridge Pride at Marquee on September 22, 2022 from 6-8pm. Attendees of this free, community-wide event will enjoy an art exhibition, reception, light bites from Asheville Charcuterie, tunes by DJ Lil Meow Meow and beverages by Saint Brighid’s.

Masters of Soul

CoMMA Performing Arts Center 401 S. College Street, Morganton

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show […]

Night Teacher & Laura Boswell

Static Age Records 110 N Lexington Ave, Asheville

Join Night Teacher on Friday September 23rd for an evening of music at one of Asheville’s most beloved record stores and independent music venues. Static Age Records. Co-billing with Asheville-based singer-songwriter Laura Boswell. Music starts at 8 pm.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Student Series)

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

With a diverse repertoire ranging from ballet in toe shoes to street dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet explores the intersections of classical and contemporary music and movement. Recommended for Grades 5-12. Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Asheville. Tickets: $12 for individuals; $11 for groups of […]

$12

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is a New York City-based company that combines remarkably gifted dancers, powerful choreography and the electrifying riffs of rocker Lenny Kravitz in LOVE ROCKS, part of a larger program that re-envisions ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess and sheer passion. Friday & Saturday, Sept. 23 & 24, 2022 at 8 p.m. at […]

$58

Getaway Comedy: Eric Neumann

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Eric Neumann is one of the fastest rising standup comedians in the United States. In February 2022, he made his late night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Vulture ranked his late night appearance the "Second best moment of late night TV that week". He has recorded two albums/specials: Nervous Lover, […]

$18

Indica’s PokéBash | Drag Show & Battle

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

You know it's your destiny to come to this drag show. You'll tip me and I'll tip you, PokéBash! Gotta yas'em all! Hosted by Indica Gemini, the Getaway is turning into an arena where you'll witness never before seen Pokémon evolutions & questionable moves. Bring your Pokémon cards if you want to play with the […]

$5

HOT BISH | a drag experience

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Burn your senses to the high temperatures of this HOT BISH drag experience as the night heats up for an unforgettable show. That's right, Danielle Eclipse is taking over and she's ready to sizzle that walk, drop into a split (unprovoked) and that's only the beginning because the more you scream the rowdier she'll get! […]

$5

American Revolution Patriot Research Workshop by the Edward Buncombe DAR

Veterans Restoration Quarters (VRQ), ACTS Building, 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC

Do you have an American Revolution patriot in your family tree? Through this lineage you could be a member of DAR! The Asheville Edward Buncombe Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting our Prospective Member “PAPER PARTY” workshop with a program on genealogy research & DNA. Our DAR Chapter members will assist you after […]

Asheville Outlets Hosts Wellness Expo with Yoga Nut

Asheville Outlets 800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC

Asheville Outlets will team with Yoga Nut to host a Wellness Expo on Saturday, September 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with booth proceeds benefitting Catholic Charities of WNC. Attending organizations include: Yoga Nut, Pathway to Your Health, AmeriHealth Caritas NC, Samantha Nivens Coaching, Asheville Salt Cave, Asheville Kids Yoga & Art, Moving Body […]

Free

Meadowlark Motel Live Music: Mike Ogletree

The Blaxcotsman (aka Mike Ogletree) was born and grew up in Scotland. His mother was a Scottish woman and his father, an African/American, was from Birmingham, Alabama. The blend of these cultural influences over time have given him a unique perspective on life and a singular approach to the art of music and what he […]

$10 – $15

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Jay Badlani

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

Atlanta's own Jay Badlani is coming back to Asheville with some of his best buds! Jay Badlani is a comic based out of Atlanta, GA. He is a paid regular at the famous Laughing Skull Lounge. He has been featured on the Red Clay Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Festival and Laugh Your Asheville Off. […]

$15

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is a New York City-based company that combines remarkably gifted dancers, powerful choreography and the electrifying riffs of rocker Lenny Kravitz in LOVE ROCKS, part of a larger program that re-envisions ballet through technical precision, athletic prowess and sheer passion. Friday & Saturday, Sept. 23 & 24, 2022 at 8 p.m. at […]

$58

Asheville Outlets Hosts Drive Electric Asheville

Asheville Outlets 800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC

Asheville Outlets will host Drive Electric Asheville Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Spectators will view a wide range of electric vehicles including Tesla’s, Kia EV6s, Bolt EVs, and more. Visitors will also get a chance to test the latest e-bikes and electric scooters, and enter-to-win an electric bike, sponsored by […]

Free

Urban Combat Wrestling: Mimosa Slam

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Celebrate Asheville Pride with Urban Combat Wrestling Wrestling, Drag, Mimosas and more! $12 cover ages 21+ (must have ID with you)

$12

The Learning Garden – Drop in and Learn!

Buncombe County Extension Office 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville

The Learning Garden offers the public the opportunity to Drop-In and Learn in the garden Topics for September include: Basic Composting; Harvesting and Preserving Dye Plants, Dividing Perennials, Fall Seed Starting, Plant Propagation No registration required; just drop in and learn!