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January 2019

Bowled Over: How to Create Visual Interest on Simple Forms

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Bowled Over: How to Create Visual Interest on Simple Forms Laurie Caffery Harris Wednesdays 6:30-9pm January 9- February 27 Bowls are often overlooked by potters because they are such a simple form, but they have so much potential! In this intermediate level class, we will explore bowls of all sizes and shapes on the potter’s wheel to create forms that reflect your unique style. We will also discuss and practice surface design through mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving.…

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Beginning Knitting Workshop

January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$65

Who doesn’t fantasize about sitting in front of a fireplace (or gathering around Purple Crayon’s Stitching Circle!), in the dead of winter, knitting? Whether you’re completely new to the craft, have tried to learn to knit and failed, or simply want a refresher, this fun, four-week course is for you! Camille Daunno has been knitting since she was old enough to hold a pair of needles, and teaching folks—both kids and adults—how to knit for almost as long! (Not really,…

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Alternatives To Glaze

January 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$360

Alternatives To Glaze Cynthia Lee Thursdays 3-5:30pm January 10- February 28 Consider experimenting with some unorthodox surface treatments for a new look in your work. Using tiles, we will play with materials rolled on wet clay and cold surface techniques on bisque clay. Demonstrations and discussions will include applying these concepts to functional and sculptural work. Come with imagination, without reservations and a yearning for creative research! Level: Intermediate Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Kinky Boots

January 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$58 – $60

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of…

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CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENTS: An Evening with Robin & Linda Williams

January 11, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$27.0032.00

Robin & Linda Williams return to Asheville, for the first time in two years, appearing at Isis Music Hall on Friday January 11, 2018! Robin & Linda have been performing for more than four decades now and they perform the music they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” These dynamic live performers and awesome human beings were also the House band on Prairie Home Companion for…

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Winter

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Asheville Farmstead School, 218 Morgan Cove Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
Free

Who: All ages and all families! Theme: This month we will be exploring the theme of WINTER. We will be exploring ice and hibernation through crafts and learning activities. While this can be a brown and down time of the year in our minds nature is still alive and has a lot to teach us! What: Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. At each event we will provide a craft, forest…

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Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$330

Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel Alyssa Ruberto and Halima Flynt Saturdays 10am-12:30pm January 12- March 2 Get ready to throw! This 8-week beginner’s course is designed to teach new potters the fundamentals of wheel-throwing, trimming, and glazing to make a variety of complete, food-safe and functional wares. By the end of this course, students will be able to confidently make pottery in any studio setting. Seasoned beginners are also encouraged to try new techniques to reach an intermediate level. Level:…

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CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENT: An Evening with Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio

January 12, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$27.0032.00

Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio returns to Asheville for the first time in three years! One of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today, Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity is truly something that has to be experienced in the live setting. This will be the debut of Frank’s new Trio, after spending the last couple years recuperating from a bad ATV accident. Grab some dinner at Isis and enjoy an intimate, seated show with this incredible live act!

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ACMS Presents Trio Karénine (piano trio)

January 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$40

Schumann: Piano Trio in F major, Op. 80 Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Piano Trio, Op. 24 Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor Founded in Paris in 2009, Trio Karénine is lauded for its musical integrity and joie de vivre by critics and audiences alike. Top prize winner at the ARD International Competition in 2013, the ensemble has performed in major halls including Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montréal, Palazzetto Bru Zane…

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Tall Tales

January 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

It starts with good songs — lyrics that resonate, melodies that linger, an occasional left turn that stretches the ear… that’s where Tall Tales lives. We’re all over a wide range of American and international influences, and we love to sprinkle that magic dust over a good song just to see where it’ll go. C’mon out and be surprised with us!

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The Sam Bush Band

January 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$30.0035.00

Isis is proud to welcome back the “King of Newgrass” – Sam Bush and his band.

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What’s In The Kitchen?

January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$225

What’s In The Kitchen? For Kids Ages 6-12 Sara Ballek Tuesdays 4-6pn January 15- February 19 Learning about foods and objects in your kitchen can be exciting and fun to explore, but what if you had the chance to make some of your own? In this class students will develop work relating to items they use in their kitchen while learning more about sculpting and decorating clay. We will be focusing on using the wheel and a variety of hand…

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Caitlin Canty presented by Americana Music Association with special guests Oshima Brothers

January 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Americana Music Association presents Caitlin Canty with special guests Oshima Brothers as part of the Americana Tour Blueprint. Caitlin Canty is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. Her music was called “dreamy and daring” by Rolling Stone and she on tour in support of her latest album, Motel Bouquet.

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Americana/Bluegrass Band The Devil Makes Three At The Orange Peel

January 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
$27.50

Americana triumvirate The Devil Makes Three — featuring Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino, and Cooper McBean – will be headlining the Orange Peel on January 17 as part of their much-anticipated Winter 2019 Tour. Supporting the recent release of their album Chains Are Broken, which debuted in the Top 10 Bluegrass Album Charts and Paste Magazine hailed as “an album imbued with solid hooks, catchy choruses and irresistible refrains,” this promises to be one show music lovers won’t want to miss.…

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Joe Crookston

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0025.00

From Ithaca NY, Joe Crookston returns to Asheville for a night of sublime, orchestral folk, hilarious stories, fiddle and slide guitar, original visual artwork, and beauty that will leave you feeling more awake and alive with a renewed sense of what’s possible. This will be your best night out in years. Grab a friend and decide to be part of this night. You’ll be glad you did. Promise.

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Handmade Book Sampler Workshop

January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$105

Book art has existed for thousands of years and can be seen in one form or another throughout all human history. In this fascinating, day-long workshop, you and your friends will learn how to make your own simple, yet elegant, book structures that are perfect for collecting memorabilia and journaling. Book artist, Karen Hardy, will teach you how to incorporate a variety of unique papers and materials into your books. Then, you’ll learn how to add features like built in…

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A Newberry New Year With Joe Newberry

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Isis favorite Joe Newberry returns in the new year with some new songs and a couple of new hats!

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Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Classes

January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$55

Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Classes Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad #1 Friday, January 18, 7-9pm #2 Friday, March 8, 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 some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is…

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“We Shall Overcome” A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring Damien Sneed

January 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$22 – $24

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed’s career covers an incredible breadth of genres. He has conducted and collaborated major original works for Wynton Marsalis, regularly accompanies Jessye Norman, collaborated with Lawrence Brownlee, and has toured extensively with Diana…

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Exploring the Landscapes of Story & Telling

January 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$265

A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NC Wednesday Mornings 10am-12pm January 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity! Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited to: Draw on memories & traditional…

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Mixed Media Pocket Shrine Workshop

January 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$50

Admit it. You hate throwing out those used mint tins. They’re so darn cute! Now you don’t have to! Join mixed media artist, Christy Ammerman, as she shows you how to turn them (and old matchboxes) into pocket “shrines!” You’ll start by decorating your tin or box with paint, paper, photos, fabric, or pretty much anything that will adhere to it. Then, you’ll continue adding various mixed media until your piece commemorates a person, place, or feeling—or just looks neat!…

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Bumper Jacksons

January 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0018.00

Bumper Jacksons! Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Dc-based sextet pulls together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously cohesive sound that strikes you right in the heart. Country swing, old-time blues, brassed-up bluegrass – these high-spirit wonders do and love it all. Powerhouse vocals and a hard-swinging rhythm section are flanked by a dextrous pedal steel and a brassalicious horn section.

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Chatham Rabbits Album Release

January 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Celebrate the release of Chatham Rabbits debut album, “All I Want From You,” (Robust Records) recorded with Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange) and Libby Rodenbough (Mipso). This duo quit their day jobs to pursue their dream of making music. Join them on their journey with an unforgettable night at Isis Music Hall Lounge.

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Blue Yonder featuring special guest Tony Creasman

January 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Charleston, WV’s Blue Yonder returns to Isis for another lively evening of acoustic honky-tonk, classic Country blues, hard-driving Western swing, toe-tapping Rockabilly, and inspirational anthems. Joining singer John Lilly, guitarist Robert Shafer and upright bassist Will Carter, will be drummer Tony Creasman (Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris).

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Carolina Blue Band

January 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$10.00

Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album "Nothing So Blue" by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones. Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. The band's repertoire consists of original songs; including Tim Jones' "Spring Will Bring Flowers", which was recorded by 2014 IBMA entertainers of the year…

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Freddy & Francine

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Americana-Soul-Folk duo Freddy & Francine continue their cross country tour supporting their new EP ‘MOONLESS NIGHT’. Rolling Stone says they have a “stripped down soulful sound.” Billboard Magazine says their music is “a step forward, more stylistically diverse but still rooted in the Americana realm where they’ve staked their musical claim.” If you like harmony singing and catchy tunes, you’ll want to join them on their joyful journey through song.

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February 2019

Folded Book Art: Heart Workshop

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$35

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? This Folded Book Art is sure to be a hit! You’ll absolutely LOVE this fun and easy, two-hour workshop! Book folding artist, Deana Murchison, will show you how to take a hardcover book and, with just a few simple folds, turn it into a work of art—in this case, a heart. The class will cover how to: select an appropriate book for your project; prepare your book; mark and fold your book; and…

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Two-Needle Knit Socks Workshop

February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$65

Socks. For most knitters, juggling four or five needles is challenging at best and frustrating at worst. What if you could knit a pair using just TWO standard straight needles? In this surprisingly fun four-week class, Camille Daunno will show you how! Camille has been knitting since she was old enough to hold a pair of needles, and she’s been teaching kids and adults for almost 50 years! The socks are knit in basic foot shapes and sewn together using…

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Valentine’s Day Pottery For Couples

February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$110

Valentine’s Day Pottery For Couples Cayce Kolstad, Kelsey Sickmeyer, Nich Daunis, Sara Ballek #1 Friday, February 8, 7-9pm #2 Saturday, February 9, 7-9pm #3 Sunday, February 10, 4-6pm #4 Thursday, February 14, 7-9pm . We have a special treat in store for this Valentine’s Day edition of Ready, Set, Throw. Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. You can dig your hands in the clay, or…

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Flying Friends

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Asheville Farmstead School, 218 Morgan Cove Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
Free

Who: All ages and all families! Theme: This month we will be exploring the theme of FLYING FRIENDS. Kids of all ages can learn about bird language, build your own bird house, and even learn about our other feather and non-feathered friends. The cove is a magical flying insect and animal paradise, even in February! What: Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. At each event we will provide a craft, forest…

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T-Shirt Quilt Workshop

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$85

If you’re into repurposing (and who isn’t in Asheville?!), you’ll love learning how to turn old t-shirts into beautiful, snuggly blankets! This easy piecing project is great for beginning quilters and experienced sewists alike! In the first class, Purple Crayon's founder and avid quilter, Pam Robbins, will teach you how to prepare your t-shirts, cut them out, and piece them into blocks. Then, you’ll have a couple of weeks to finish assembling your squares before meeting again, this time to…

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Cirque Eloize – Saloon

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$45 – $48

America is expanding. The railroad is stretching westward to lands of untold promise. In the middle of the desert, a town comes to life. The Saloon doors swing open to reveal a motley cast of individuals, each with a tale to tell. In Cirque Éloize’s Saloon, the infectious energy of folk music and strains of fiddle set the tone for an acrobatic comedy that sweeps spectators away in a mad flurry. Positioned at the heart of the renewal of circus…

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Custom Pottery Tools, Tricks, and Techniques

February 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$275

Custom Pottery Tools, Tricks, and Techniques 3-Day Workshop Ray Phinney February 15-17 Friday, 6:30-9pm, Saturday- Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm Take your throwing, trimming and refinement skills to the next level with this skills based workshop. Techniques will focus on throwing refined, elegant forms and creating embellishments such as handles, knobs, and decorative sprigs. We will also cover making and using your own custom tools to enhance both professional results, and ease the process of achieving a more precise execution of your work.…

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Rock of Ages

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$58 – $60

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip's last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line…

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Mardi Gras Masquerade Workshop

February 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Odyssey ClayWorks, 236 Clingeman Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$90

Mardi Gras Masquerade Workshop One-Day Workshop For Adults & Kids Paige Janeri Sunday, February 24 10am-4pm Come enjoy a day in the studio full of family, fun, and artistic expression! “Mardi Gras Masquerade” is a class for children and their guardians to explore, express, and celebrate your unique personalities. Spending time in the studio will strengthen and deepen relationships through teamwork and awareness of each other’s best qualities. Feel good about reflecting, creating, and working together, while also being silly…

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March 2019

Curve-Stitched Mandala Workshop

March 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$50

Even if you hate math, you’ll love creating these beautiful geometric mandalas using curve-stitching, a form of string art invented by Mary Everest Boole in the mid-1800’s. In this fascinating workshop, paper crafter, Barbara Mueller, will show you how to turn a seemingly complicated process into a fun, easy, and highly-satisfying activity. You’ll start by simply drawing angles, dividing them into segments, and connecting the dots. Once you’re comfortable creating parabolas—the basis of curve-stitching—the real fun begins! You’ll move onto…

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Marriage Enrichment Retreat

March 10, 2019 - March 12, 2019
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Based on the research and clinical work of Dr. Sue Johnson, Created for Connection combines the best modern insights about love and bonding with the deep wisdom of Christian tradition. Distance, frustration, and disconnection can enter through any number of life’s events. This workshop will help you to better understand your partner, and learn to cultivate a warmer, more joyful and loving relationship.

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Peter Pan & Friends on Ice

March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$15 – $25

There is a place where magic takes flight- a place where dreams are reality, and where your happiest memories last longer than before. Think of your happiest thoughts- think of laughter, think of snow, think of triple axels around they go! There is nothing quite as thrilling as the tale of Peter Pan- until you add ice! Pack your bags for an adventure to Neverland like never before! The magic begins when you skate inside the whimsical world of Neverland…

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Greening up the Cove

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Asheville Farmstead School, 218 Morgan Cove Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
Free

Who: All ages and all families! Theme: This month we will be exploring the theme of GREENING UP THE COVE. We will have activities that involve learning how to get your gardens ready for spring, a seed start station, and a four leaf clover hunt hike in the forest! What: Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. At each event we will provide a craft, forest exploration prompt, an engagement activity to…

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ACMS Presents Takács String Quartet & pianist Garrick Ohlsson

March 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$42

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 1 Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op. 80 Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67 The New York Times recently lauded the Takács Quartet for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more”, and the Financial Times described a recent concert at the Wigmore Hall: “Even in the most fiendish repertoire these players show no fear, injecting the music with a heady sense of freedom. At the…

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Jersey Boys

March 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$58 – $60

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical…

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Tree of Life Dreamcatcher Workshop

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$55

The term “dreamcatcher” means “spider” in Ojibwe—and that’s typically what we think of when we see one: a web of string wrapped inside a hoop. Unlike most dreamcatchers, however, the “string” used in these beauties is wire that’s been shaped into a tree of life! In this intriguing workshop, join wirework artist, Sarah Jane Oiler, as she shows you how to create your own 8” tree of life dreamcatcher using wire, beads, and hand tools. You’ll start by watching Sarah…

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Traveling Down an Irish Road with Switchback

March 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$18 – $20

Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, the Everly Brothers, and Simon and Garfunkel. Music Connection Magazine said of Switchback: "The words ‘American Roots & Celtic Soul’ only begin to describe this unusual act, whose…

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An Evening with Alberta Hall

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$10.00

Join us for an evening with Morganton’s own “Karaoke Queen” Alberta Hall. From Jazz and Motown to Contemporary Soul, Alberta performs it all!

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April 2019

Ultimate Nature Lovers Workshop

April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Mountain Lens, 6356 Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
$1,395

Ultimate Nature Lovers Workshop! Bryan Peterson Three-Day Workshop April 11-14th, 2019 Meet and greet April 10th, 7pm Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years. His clients include American Express, Kodak, UPS, Phillips, and Citibank. In addition, he has received awards from the Communication Arts Photography Annual seven times, Print Magazine four times and has also won the prestigious New York Art Directors Gold Award. He has also been a contributing editor at Popular Photography and Outdoor…

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Tied Up in Knotts Starring Karen Knotts

April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$20 – $21

A must-see for kids of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s who grew up laughing at Don Knotts as Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show! It’s a father-daughter story about growing up in a celebrity ‘Diva’ world with the love of Mayberry.

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Stewardship

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Asheville Farmstead School, 218 Morgan Cove Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
Free

Who: All ages and all families! Theme: This month we will be exploring the theme of STEWARDSHIP. We learn about Earth day, the meaning behind the Lorax, and what it means to be a steward of nature. We will also be planting some trees around the Farmstead so we can practice being stewards! What: Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. At each event we will provide a craft, forest exploration prompt,…

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The Sound of Music

April 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$58 – $60

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Morganton. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss”and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSICfeatures music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by…

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May 2019

ACMS Presents Asheville’s Schubertiade

May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$40

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D. 898 Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929 The first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmoniker. A Grammy nominated cellist. A world-famous pianist. Join Asheville-native Noah Bendix-Balgley, Peter Wiley, and Robert Levin for a singular special event celebrating one of chamber music’s most legendary composers — Franz Schubert. This performance is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these three chamber music masters perform the Austrian…

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Wind & Weather

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Asheville Farmstead School, 218 Morgan Cove Road
Candler, NC 28715 United States
Free

Who: All ages and all families! Theme: This month we will be exploring the theme of WIND and WEATHER. We will be creating wind catchers, learning about the clouds in the sky, and how we can use our own bodies to create wind! What: Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to come explore the Farmstead with family for FREE. At each event we will provide a craft, forest exploration prompt, an engagement activity to further explore the theme of the…

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