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].

Wee Wine & Dahlias

Bullington Gardens 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Bullington Gardens invites you to experience the epitome of exclusivity with their new and exciting offering - twilight parties in the enchanting gardens. Now accepting reservations, this is your chance […]

$300.00

Yes, And… Adult Beginner Improv

Whitmire Activity Center 310 Lily Pond Drive, Hendersonville

Class cost: $180 Min students: 6 Max students: 15 Class Dates: Thursday, September 7-October 26 (8 weeks) Time: 7-9 pm Location: Whitmire Activity Center, 310 Lily Pond Dr, Hendersonville, NC […]

$180

The Grimm’s Tale: Riding Hood

Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center 285 Livingston St., Asheville

Monica McDaniel's original play, Riding Hood, is a modern adaptation of the original Grimm's Tale, Little Red Riding Hood. The play features an all Black cast and utilizes Monica's hometown […]

$20

Orly Cogan: Holding On & Letting Go

Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States

Using vintage fabrics such as table clothes, bed linens, and dish towels as her base material, Cogan adds hand interventions of embroidery, crochet, appliqué and paint, layering contemporary imagery onto […]

Free

Cole Caswell: The Source, From the Blue Ridge

Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC, United States

Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by photographer Cole Caswell in our project space. This is Caswell’s first exhibition with the gallery and is presented in […]

Radium Girls

Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC, United States

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious […]

$25

Asheville Outlets to Host National Drive Electric Events

Asheville Outlets 800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC, United States

Asheville Outlets will host a 3-day series of National Drive Electric events from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2023. Friday presents the Electric Equipment Expo, Saturday showcases the […]

Creative Expression in Oil and Cold Wax Painting

Re.Imagine Gallery 15 Spivey Lake Dr., Fairview

Painting with oil and cold wax is fun and highly creative. Whether new to cold wax or more experienced, learn and explore various techniques to establish foundations and build layers […]

$240

Comedy at Catawba: Ginny Hogan

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

Every Sunday Modelface Comedy brings you the best stand up comedians from all over the country! This week we have Ginny Hogan from NYC!!! Ginny Hogan is an NYC-based writer […]

$18

Freshen Up Comedy Showcase at Noble Cider

Noble Cider downtown 49 Rankin Ave., Asheville, NC

Freshen Up Comedy Showcase is the first monday of every month. The showcase highlights the best local comics from the Freshen Up Open Mic that happens every Monday at Noble […]

Free

Evolution of Modular Synthesis with Chris Meyer and Dave Rossum

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

The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its upcoming event featuring modular synthesis educator and musician Chris Meyer and synthesizer pioneer Dave Rossum. The event will take place on […]

$20

SAVE THE DATE 16th Annual HEAL Conference

MAHEC Education Building 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, United States

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders Annual HEAL Conference addresses disordered eating and eating disorders recovery by presenting experts from various sectors of the industry. HEAL offers professional development and […]

Varies

16th Annual HEAL Conference

MAHEC Education Building 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, United States

CRC for ED's 16th Annual HEAL Conference/Retreat, provided by MAHEC. Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) are pleased to present […]

$50 – $195

A Taste of the Vineyard Roaring 20’s

Point Lookout Vineyard 408 Appleola Rd, Hendersonville, NC, United States

Join BBBS of Henderson County on Thursday, October 5th at Point Lookout Vineyard in our mission to ignite the power and promise in youth. Attendees will enjoy a lovely evening […]

$75

Dharma & Discuss

Quietude 1130 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. When you arrive, make your self comfortable by joining the group in. At 7pm, meditation instructions will be given for any new comers, and […]

Free

Don’t Tell Comedy West Asheville

Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins 9 Midnight Drive, Asheville, NC

You've found Comedy's Worst Kept Secret. SHOW DETAILS This show will be at an indoor location At this show you can buy drinks at the venue and bring outside food […]

$25

Damn Tall Buildings

CoMMA Performing Arts Center 401 S. College Street, Morganton

Whether sharing lead vocals and instrumental solos or blending their voices into loose, joyous harmony, the three members of Damn Tall Buildings (guitarist/lead vocalist Max Capistran, bassist/lead vocalist Sasha Dubyk, […]

$28 – $38

Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic & Feature Comedy at Pulp Lounge

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

10.05.23 The Orange Peel's Comedy Basement PULP What: Stand up Comedy at The Orange Peel's Pulp Lounge When: Thursday October 5, 2023. 8p-10p, doors at 7:30p Where: The Orange Peel's […]

$15

Tryon International Film Festival

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC

Tryon International Film Festival (TRIFF) is in its 9th year of offering an amazing array of film screenings of productions from around the globe, education offerings and events in Tryon, […]

$5 – $150

Media Arts Education & Career Day

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC

Aspiring artists ages 6th Grade+ are invited to Drop In on October 6 from 9 AM to 2 PM for a Career & Education Fair focused on Media Arts! Our […]

$5 – $45

Adult Ukulele Class

Asheville Music School 126 College St., Asheville

In this ukulele workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice strumming, finger picking, changing chords, and even singing while playing if you feel ready! We will focus on rhythm […]

$195

THE LIL SMOKIES & TOWN MOUNTAIN-Outdoor show

Salvage Station 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, United States

The Lil Smokies & Town Mountain will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, October 6, 2023! Doors open @ 5:30 PM and the music […]

$27.50 – $32.50

THE LIL SMOKIES & TOWN MOUNTAIN WITH TWO RUNNER-Outdoor show

Salvage Station 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC, United States

The Lil Smokies & Town Mountain will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Friday, October 6, 2023 with special guest Two Runner! Doors open @ […]

$27.50 – $32.50

Contain Your Fear Exhibit Opening October 6th

Revolve 821 Riverside Dr #179, Asheville

Contain Your Fear, a multi-artist exhibit opens Friday, October 6th at Revolve in Asheville's River Arts District from 6–8pm. Just in time for spooky season, the exhibit runs through October […]

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park, Brevard, NC

Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St., Brevard

A beautiful artistic pumpkin light display for all every weekend in October Press release: August 31, 2023 -Supported by a Grant from Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority Contact: Maury Bandurraga […]

$3 – $13

Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Park, Brevard NC

Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St., Brevard

8th Annual Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont Returns to Brevard, North Carolina- Weekends in October! Dates and Times: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28 from 6-9 pm. (Note: […]

$3 – $13

Comey at Catawba: Evan Berke

Catawba Brewing 32 Banks Ave., Asheville

Every Friday evening Modelface Comedy brings you the best comedians from all over the country. This week we have Evan Berke from Nashville, TN! Atlanta native Evan Berke is a […]

$15

The Splatter Play!

The Magnetic Theatre 375 Depot Street, Asheville, NC, United States

This October, we invite every fall lover, horror aficionado, ghoul, goblin, and theatre fan to this mayhem-filled, gut-busting, rip roaring EXPERIENCE of a show! Join Tina as she desperately tries […]

$25

WNC Parade of Homes

Experience Western North Carolina's finest homes during the Parade of Homes – a two-weekend event showcasing newly constructed and remodeled houses. On October 7-8 and 14-15 from 11 AM to […]

Kenilworth Artists Studio Tour

Visit 25 artists in 14 sites in Asheville’s eclectic Kenilworth neighborhood. This annual arts event is known for the variety of work and stellar quality. Unique works of ceramics, knitwear, […]

Free

SylvanSport Big Fall Sale and Camping Open House

SylvanSport 21 Welcome St, Brevard, NC, United States

This event is free and open to the public, offering campers, trailers, and gear up to 50% off, as well as other fun activities. SylvanSport will be clearing 2023 inventory […]

Free

The Return of Zephyrus

St. Mary's Episcopal Church 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC

Asheville Baroque Concerts presents a program of Renaissance and Baroque music for voice, viola da gamba, lute and theorbo. The program features acclaimed soprano, Molly Quinn—TENET, Apollo’s Fire, Pacifica and […]

$15 – $25

StrathSpan in Concert

Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 W. State Street, Black Mountain, NC, United States

StrathSpan creates a musical tapestry of the rich tones of cello interwoven with the lyrical voice of the violin. The sound of StrathSpan starts with traditional Scottish pipe and fiddle […]

$15

Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k

Jackson Park Glover Street, Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC

Western North Carolina’s most popular, scenic, fall half marathon & 8k, mostly flat, lots of fun, and spectator-friendly! The 4th Annual Black Bear Half Marathon & 8k presented by Hunter […]