The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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October 2021

Haunted Chilling Tales at Hendersonville Community Theatre

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S Washington St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$15.00

Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer... Join us for a spooky evening of storytelling. Works by WNC playwrights: Blackberry Winter by Kai Elijah Hamilton An African-American mother finds herself in the abandoned house from her dreams… Kitchen Windows by Kai Elijah Hamilton A peeping Tom’s thoughts turn as dark as the night. The Sleep Walker by Kai Elijah Hamilton Buzzy by Kai Elijah Hamilton The Disir by Margie Royal A journalist goes to remote study center to cover a…

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Haunted Chilling Tales at Hendersonville Community Theatre

October 30 @ 11:59 pm
229 S. Washington Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739 Ph: (828) 692-1082
$15.00

Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer... Join us for a spooky evening of storytelling. Works by WNC playwrights: Blackberry Winter by Kai Elijah Hamilton An African-American mother finds herself in the abandoned house from her dreams… Kitchen Windows by Kai Elijah Hamilton A peeping Tom’s thoughts turn as dark as the night. The Sleep Walker by Kai Elijah Hamilton Buzzy by Kai Elijah Hamilton The Disir by Margie Royal A journalist goes to remote study center to cover a…

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Halloween Lore & Legends at Continuum

October 31
Continuum Art, 147 ste C, 1st Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Free

Halloween Lore and Legends at Continuum! We’re hosting a free and kid friendly event 11-7pm to celebrate Halloween and Dialosmuertos legend, lore and tradition. We’ll have spooky music, snacks and a cookie decorating table, and a mask making activity for kids and adults. For our local artists and tattoo artists, we’re also hosting a 2D art contest and Procreate brush sharing area. Details for our 2D art contest: Join our fright night of folklore and create artwork that tells the…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts Annual Boo Bash Halloween Event

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Families are invited to celebrate Halloween at Asheville Outlets at the Annual Boo Bash Halloween event Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 2 pm. to 4 p.m. Free Trick-or-treating will be enjoyed throughout the center. Children are encouraged to dress in costume and bring a goodie bag to fill as they visit various Asheville Outlets’ retailers. TapSnap Phototainment will also be onsite with a festive photo booth where guests can receive one free 4” by 6” photo and digital download of…

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Howl-O-Ween Dog Party at Aloft Asheville Downtown

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aloft Asheville Downtown, 51 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
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$5

Aloft Asheville Downtown is pleased to announce the return of its annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Party benefiting Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue and sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, on Sunday, October 31, from 2-6 p.m. Grab your furry friends and join us at our open-air rooftop, Splash, for a fun-filled afternoon of raffles, complimentary dog portraits, cocktails and puptails, and more, with the first 30 guests in attendance receiving candy bags from Rocket Fizz. The event will begin with a BYOD (Bring…

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November 2021

At Home With Miss Mary’s Meatloaf

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharing a meal, breaking bread with each other, creates a connection that runs deep in all of us. 'At Home With Miss Mary's Meatloaf' offers you the opportunity to enjoy the most popular of Haywood Street's Welcome Table's meals in your own home this November 3rd. You can host a party with this meal - including sides and dessert - for your family and friends. Meal packages are available in servings for one, six, or twelve. A brief video featuring…

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Suite Américaine Miniature Chest Building Workshop

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$35

Join us on Thursday, November 4th to build a 1:10 scale model of BA Harrington's Lineage #1 sculpture of a Hadley Chest. In this workshop, you will learn about the history of the Hadley Chest, see how it was referenced in sculpture in the exhibition Suite Américaine, and recreate one in miniature scale. The featured artist of Suite Américaine, BA Harrington, will speak about the Early American gender-specific furniture forms that inspire her work and lead the making of a…

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WNCHA Presents: 1874 Illustrations for “The Land of the Sky”

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom (Virtual), 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$5

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association Thursday, November 4 at 6pm as we bring you this special event via Zoom. History shouldn’t be boring. W.L. Sheppard’s illustrations for Frances Tiernan’s notable novel are not — illustrating her blockbuster tale of Victorian-era travel in Western North Carolina. Mike McCue will take us along on the rollicking 1874 adventure enjoyed by many thousands of readers around the nation — just as the railroad was being built over the mountains to Asheville…

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The Magnetic Theatre and Delighted Tobehere present Drag 101

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - November 7 @ 9:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$25.00

The Magnetic Theatre is thrilled to bring back to their stage the incredibly talented Delighted Tobehere for a one weekend engagement of Drag 101: A hilarious, live singing A to Z course in drag! A wise man once said, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Well, we’ll just ignore him for this show! In Drag 101, Delighted Tobehere will leave nothing to the imagination as she reveals ALL of drag’s best kept secrets! She’ll pull from over…

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NUNSENSE Sr. Amnesia’s Country Western Jamboree

November 5 - November 21
229 S. Washington Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739 Ph: (828) 692-1082
$25.00

NOVEMBER 5-21 NUNSENSE Sr. Amnesia's Country Western Jamboree Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin This hilarious musical hoedown is Nunsense fun with a Laugh-In/Hee-Haw/Grand Ole Opry slant! In Nunsense, a wacky nun known as Sister Mary Amnesia regained her memory and recalled that she always wanted to be a country singer. In Nunsense II, her dream became one step closer to reality when Reverend Mother landed a recording contract for her. In this show, Nunsense Jamboree, Sister Amnesia's dream…

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ACMS Presents The ATOS Piano Trio

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual
$40.00

Pianist Thomas Hoppe, violinist Annette von Hehn and cellist Stefan Heinemeyer have been conquering the world's major concert series together since 2003. Around the globe, the ATOS Trio is hailed by audiences and met with critical acclaim. The ATOS Trio pushes expression and dynamics to the limits, and with its incredibly distinctive warm expressive unified trio sound, far beyond the comfortable, familiar, and expected. PROGRAM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No.…

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Saturday, November 6, 2021: Hemlock Treatment Demo at Flat Rock Playhouse

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Learn to treat your hemlocks! The Hemlock Restoration Initiative is partnering with the Flat Rock Playhouse to host a demonstration of chemical treatment methods to control the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid on Saturday, November 6 from 9:30 am. to 12:30 pm. at the Flat Rock Playhouse Gardens in Flat Rock. Today hemlock management is simpler and less expensive than ever before! Participants will practice assessing hemlock health to determine the best treatment options, and HRI staff will demonstrate HWA chemical…

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Weaverville Art Safari studio Tour

November 6 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 5:00 pm
weaverville, nc 28787 + Google Map
Free

The Weaverville Art Safari open studio tour resumes this Fall Nov 6 & 7 2021, after a 3-tour pause due to Covid.

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Dogwood Alliance 25th Anniversary Virtual Festival

November 7 - November 14
Online, England
London, E16 2DQ
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Free – $50

Dogwood Alliance has partnered with SlaytheMic to bring you exclusive access to our virtual 25th Anniversary festival including our award-winning documentary film, stories, musical performances, and more to celebrate with you! November 7th – 14th During this time you will be able to view all the event materials at your own convenience. We will host one live discussion with the director of our Stories Happen in Forests film and a few of those featured in the film. That conversation is…

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Mountain Makers Craft Market

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haywood Square Plaza, 308 N. Haywood Street
Waynesville, 28786
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Free

Mountain Makers Craft Market is a monthly indie art fair designed to cultivate community in Western NC. Located in Downtown Waynesville, we bring together 30+ artisans selling handmade and vintage goods that'll make you smile! Join us on the first Sunday of each month from 12-4 pm at 308 N. Haywood Street, and visit MountainMakersMarket.com

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Swing Night

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Continuum Art, 147 ste C, 1st Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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$12

Join us in our new monthly social swing event on the 1st Saturdays of every month - this week we’re also featuring SALSA dancing! The music, open vintage space and wood floors and is guaranteed to have you dancing East Coast and/or Lindy all night long! A free lesson is offered to kick things off and will include a different combination of moves each time. No partner or rhythm needed and dress is casual! 7:00-7:30 Beginner Swing Lesson by Ian…

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ACMS Presents The ATOS Piano Trio

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual
$40.00

Pianist Thomas Hoppe, violinist Annette von Hehn and cellist Stefan Heinemeyer have been conquering the world's major concert series together since 2003. Around the globe, the ATOS Trio is hailed by audiences and met with critical acclaim. The ATOS Trio pushes expression and dynamics to the limits, and with its incredibly distinctive warm expressive unified trio sound, far beyond the comfortable, familiar, and expected. PROGRAM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No.…

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ACMS Presents The ATOS Piano Trio

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual
$40.00

Pianist Thomas Hoppe, violinist Annette von Hehn and cellist Stefan Heinemeyer have been conquering the world's major concert series together since 2003. Around the globe, the ATOS Trio is hailed by audiences and met with critical acclaim. The ATOS Trio pushes expression and dynamics to the limits, and with its incredibly distinctive warm expressive unified trio sound, far beyond the comfortable, familiar, and expected. PROGRAM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No.…

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Farm Dreams

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, England
London, E16 2DQ
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$35 – $55

Explore Sustainable Farming with Farm Dreams! If you’re in the exploratory stages of starting your own farm, this entry-level workshop is designed just for you. You will receive practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward. • Learn about sustainable farming careers in Western North Carolina. • Discover and assess your resources, skills and farming intentions. • Begin to develop an educational plan toward farming. • Connect with regional training opportunities and support networks. • Prioritize your…

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LitCafé: Dr. Barbara Duncan Presents Living Stories of the Cherokee

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom (Virtual), 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$5

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association via Zoom Tuesday, November 9 at 6PM as our LitCafé series continues. Each year, we present the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award recognizing local authors or WNC-focused books which make significant contributions to our understanding of this region. In advance of our 2021 ceremony, we are revisiting the 1998 award-winning Living Stories of the Cherokee. This anthology of contemporary and historic stories from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians features creation tales,…

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Black in Black on Black Virtual Tour & Discussion

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Join Black in Black on Black curators, Ameena Batada, Dr. P.H., Professor of Health & Wellness, UNC Asheville; JéWana Grier McEachin, Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA); and Jill Fromewick, Sc.D., Executive Director of Sparrow Research Group and exhibiting artists, Ann Miller Woodford, Viola Spells, and Ronda Birtha, for a virtual tour of the exhibition followed by a panel discussion. ‍ Tour and discussion is hosted through Zoom. New to Zoom? Visit their Help Center…

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Fall Forest Communities Hike

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$5 – $15

Did you know there are over 30 Forest Communities in the Southern Appalachians? Join us as we immerse ourselves in the Tanawha Trail's spruce-fir Forest and High Elevation Red Oak Communities on a guided hike with our Public Lands Director and Ecologist, Bob Gale. We'll learn how to identify forest communities and individual tree species, including Red Spruce, Fraser Fir, Yellow Birch, Fire Cherry, Mountain Ash, Sugar Maple, and more. We'll also take in stunning valley vistas surrounded by neighboring…

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Toe River Arts Studio Tour

November 12 @ 10:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm

Toe River Arts will host a Fall Studio Tour on November 12, 13, and 14, 2021. A Studio Tour Preview Exhibition at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine gallery will accompany the Tour, on display November 12 through December 31, 2021.

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TEOA (The End of America) Performing at ISIS Lounge In Asheville, NC On November 12th

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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$20

TEOA (The End of America) is a band of friends who met on the road and found a kindred spirit in one another. The Philadelphia/NYC/New Hampshire based trio credit their name to Kerouac’s On The Road, travelling “across the groaning continent” in search of inspiration and reaching “the end of America, no more land, and now there was nowhere to go but back.” TEOA’s sound weaves three distinct lead vocals into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of folk, rock…

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The Magnetic Theatre hosts The Speakeasy Soirée

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - November 13 @ 9:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$15.00

The Magnetic Theatre partners with Speakeasy Improv to present a weekend of 1920s-themed laughter and fun, November 12th and 13th. You are cordially invited to the first annual Speakeasy Soirée, a two-night event where we party like it’s the 1920’s. So put on that fedora, get out your flapper gear, and join us for one or both nights full of stand up, raffles, prizes, improv, and a costume competition! Friday night features stand-up comedy from local favorite Morgan Bost, improv…

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Warren Wilson Theatre presents “Appropriate”

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - November 14 @ 7:30 pm
Kittredge Theater, 701 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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$10.00

Warren Wilson Theatre presents "Appropriate" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Lafayette family is haunted by ghosts of the past while staying at the plantation homestead of their late father. Maintaining both peace and the property is much harder when new arrivals and old memories seem to appear from thin air. Come see this family drama on November 12th, 13th at 7:30 pm and 14th at 2:30pm at Warren Wilson College’s Kittredge Theatre. For more information e-mail us at: theatre@warren-wilson.edu

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Waves and Particles- John Luther Adams performed by the JACK Quartet

November 12 @ 8:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$15

World premiere of John Luther Adams’ new composition Waves and Particles, performed by JACK Quartet. Presented on the opening night of the 12th annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College Conference (November 12 – 14, 2021) and in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends (September 3, 2021 – January 8, 2022).

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TL Lange Retrospective Exhibition: “Twenty Years Gone” Studio Stroll Reception

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Arguably the most talented of the three Lange brother artists, TL Lange was an actual rockstar in Atlanta before he was an art rockstar in Asheville. “He was going to participate in the Fall Studio Stroll (2001) but something came up. He dropped a couple of cardboard jericho cases with random unstretched canvases and paper pieces for me
to sell. This show has work from his Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Andrews, Charlotte and Asheville studios.
None of it has ever been viewed…

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Show & Tell Pop Up Shop & Market

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
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Free

Show & Tell returns to Rabbit Rabbit in Downtown Asheville for the fall! Join us at our new favorite outdoor venue in Downtown Asheville with a one-day celebration of local + indie craft, design, and vintage. We can't wait to see you! Sunday, November 14th 12-6pm Rabbit Rabbit 75 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 FREE! No admission Featuring the the best in handmade, vintage and fair trade with 50+ vendors in our curated pop up shop or the market area…

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Yonder Mountain String Band + The Del McCoury Band

November 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Riverside Dr.
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. The Del McCoury Band, fronted by the legendary McCoury, is the most awarded band in bluegrass history. The bands take the stage together for a one-night-only double-bill concert at the Schaefer Center.

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Yonder Mountain String Band + The Del McCoury Band

November 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Riverside Dr.
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. The Del McCoury Band, fronted by the legendary McCoury, is the most awarded band in bluegrass history. The bands take the stage together for a one-night-only double-bill concert at the Schaefer Center.

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Handmade Holiday Sale

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WCU Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28786
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Free

Join the WCU community for the Annual Handmade Holiday Sale from noon to 7 pm and enjoy shopping, free snacks, and holiday cheer! This event features high-quality, handmade gifts created by students, staff, and alumni. Items for sale include artwork, ceramics, wearable accessories, woodwork, and a variety of other handmade craft items. Get an early start on holiday shopping by supporting local artists. This event is presented by the WCU Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center and is located…

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Night Visions

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Fine art photographer, Daniel Iyari, presents his first solo show at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. This one evening event introduces Daniel's Night Visions, a series of light-painting photos in which Daniel explores life, dreams and the afterlife. He uses his creative skills in light-painting to evoke emotions in the natural landscapes he discovers while hiking at night.

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Comedy Night at Continuum

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Continuum Art, 147 ste C, 1st Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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$15

Hilliary Begley's southern charm combined with her sass make for an unforgettable night of storytelling. From tales of her religious upbringing to those of adulthood, Hilliary will share her life story with you one laugh at a time. Hilliary has opened for Jon Reep, Judah Friedlander, Chanel Ali, and Fortune Feimster. She has toured the United States on the Feral Hogs Comedy Tour. She made her film debut in the Netflix original Dumplin' as Aunt Lucy, or "Jennifer Anniston's fat…

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Annual Wreath Making Workshop

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mountain Gateway Museum, 24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762 United States
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$12.00

Join us for our annual wreath making workshop! The fee for the workshop is $12 per person, which covers instruction and materials, including a wreath frame, floral wire, hot glue, ribbon, live greenery, and a variety of ornaments. If you have other materials you wish to use, please bring them with you. Advance registration and prepayments are required and must be made by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Payment can be made via phone, or in person by credit card,…

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Miss Gay Latina and Mister Gay Latino Asheville announces 13th Anniversary Pageant

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wortham Center for The Perming Art, 18 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, 28801
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$40 – $80

Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 7pm Wortham Center for the Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Miss Gay Latina Asheville is excited to announce that preparations are underway for the 13th annual MGLA pageant styled this year as “Celebration of Life”. The enthusiastic theme provides a vast range of opportunities for participants to engage in artist expression through music, dance, and theatrics, while exploring the art and essence of female impersonation. Contestants are set free to be as creative…

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Drink & Draw at Continuum

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Continuum Art, 147 ste C, 1st Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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$10

We are hosting our very first drink and draw at Continuum! This event is BYOB and BYO-art supplies. We’ll supply the live model and instructor, Continuum Art owner and tattoo artist, Katie Montes. The class is open to beginners and advanced students. Join us Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm! Tickets are $10 and available online and day-of: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-draw-at-continuum-art-tickets-182896758127

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WNCHA Presents: Narrow Gauge Logging Railroads of the Champion Fibre Company

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom (Virtual), 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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$5

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association on Zoom Thursday, November 23 at 6PM as we bring you this virtual event featuring guest Gerald (Jerry) Ledford. In 1905, paper manufacturer Peter Gibson Thomson came to western North Carolina in search of pulpwood and a suitable location for a mammoth pulp mill that would provide pulp for his Champion Coated Paper mill at Hamilton, Ohio. He also planned to build a large chestnut extract plant. This is the story of Thomson’s…

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South Asheville Turkey Trot

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Biltmore Park, 8 Town Square
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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$40

The South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru returns to Biltmore Park Town Square for the 2021 edition! Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. Join us at Biltmore Park Town Square and enjoy some fresh air and exercise before gathering around the table for your Thanksgiving feast! You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts November American Red Cross Blood Drive

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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There is a critical need for blood donations. Please register for the American Red Cross blood donation drive at Asheville Outlets on Friday, November 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit RedCrossBlood.org/give and enter the sponsor code AshevilleOutlets. Organizers will practice advanced safety protocols and all donations will be screened for COVID-19 antibodies. For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.

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David Wilcox’s Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Show

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
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$22 – $30

Folk singer-songwriters have long been recognized for creating music that plays like hearts hanging on the sleeves of love, life, and everything in between. They are observers of the human condition, of the world around them, and of the intersection between the two. As listeners and even admirers, we frequently see ourselves in those lyrics. Their music is indeed universal. Veteran folk singer-songwriter David Wilcox certainly has the pedigree. The long-time Asheville resident with the warm baritone first came to…

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Asheville Outlets Hosts The Blood Connection Mobile Bus Blood Drive

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Blood donations are needed now more than ever. Visit The Blood Connection Mobile Bus at Asheville Outlets (located behind the Food Court) on Saturday, November 27, from 10 am. to 2 p.m. to donate. Advance registration is available at Donate.TheBloodConnection.org. For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.

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Asheville Outlets Tree Lighting

November 27 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Celebrate the season at the Asheville Outlets Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 27 with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. in center circle in front of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Home Furnishings. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a live broadcast by iHeart Radio starting at 4 p.m. leading up to the lighting countdown. Enjoy festive music from the Enka High School Marching Band. Help a child in need by bringing an…

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FREE Photos with Santa at Asheville Outlets

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Visit Asheville Outlets for FREE photos with Santa by TapSnap Phototainment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021 and Saturdays & Sundays, December 4 & 5, December 11 & 12 and December 18 & 19, 2021. Located in the center circle in front of Nike Factory Store. Visitors will receive one FREE 4” by 6” photo and digital download of a single image (while supplies last). For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.

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December 2021

Candlelight Christmas Tours

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - December 4 @ 7:30 pm
Historic Johnson Fam, 3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791 United States
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$15 – $20

Candlelight Christmas tours will be held December 3 and 4. Three tours will be offered each evening, at 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30 PM. The first two tours each evening will be more geared towards families with children, but everyone is welcome. Visitors will take part in a guided tour of the decorated 1880 farm house, visit with the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists, listen to live music by local high school students, partake in hot cocoa and cookies, and more.…

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Join MountainTrue on a Hike to Tusquitee Bald via Short Branch

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5 – $15

Western Regional Director, Callie Moore and husband, Philip will lead this full-day, 7.2 mile (round trip) moderate-to-strenuous hike on the Fires Creek Rim Trail to Tusquitee & Potrock Balds. Tusquitee Bald is the highest point in Clay County and lies within an inventoried roadless area that is eligible for wilderness. The Hike will be limited to 12 participants; registration is required. For avid mountain hikers, this is a moderate hike. For less frequent hikers or "flatlanders," the hike will feel…

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Ornament Extravaganza

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Crucible Glassworks, 60 Clarks Chapel rd
Weaverville, 28787
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Free

Crucible Glassworks in Weaverville celebrates its 23Rd annual Holiday Ornament Spectacular. Lots of Crucible ornaments, as well as 4 guest Artists featuring Holiday wares. Holiday snacks and a festive atmosphere

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24th Annual Santa on the Chimney

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States + Google Map
Included with Park admission

Chimney Rock has become Santa’s favorite place to train for his big night of deliveries. There’s no way he could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and meet live Park animal ambassadors.

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FREE Photos with Santa at Asheville Outlets

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - December 5 @ 4:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Visit Asheville Outlets for FREE photos with Santa by TapSnap Phototainment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021 and Saturdays & Sundays, December 4 & 5, December 11 & 12 and December 18 & 19, 2021. Located in the center circle in front of Nike Factory Store. Visitors will receive one FREE 4” by 6” photo and digital download of a single image (while supplies last). For more information, visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com.

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Mountain Makers Craft Market

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haywood Square Plaza, 308 N. Haywood Street
Waynesville, 28786
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Mountain Makers Craft Market is a monthly indie art fair designed to cultivate community in Western NC. Located in Downtown Waynesville, we bring together 30+ artisans selling handmade and vintage goods that'll make you smile! Join us on the first Sunday of each month from 12-4 pm at 308 N. Haywood Street, and visit MountainMakersMarket.com

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