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October 2018

Logan Marie EP Release Show

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10.00

Logan Marie is a singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC. She has been writing songs since she was a young girl, and has been performing live for a year and a half. Logan recently went to Nashville to record her EP with producers Shannon McArthur, and Aaron Sprinkle, of whom has worked with One Republic. Logan Marie offers a unique style to pop music, providing a foundation of acoustic guitar, with a flare of soul. Join Logan Marie for an evening of…

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Cat Fly Halloween Film Festival

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company, 21 Craven St.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

Cat Fly Halloween is a celebration of all films strange, set to return for its second annual event that just may haunt you forever. Come out and support local indie filmmakers of Asheville and the southeast! Drink ticket included upon entry for the first 50 in the door. Doors open at 7pm and then screening begins at 8:30. Prizes for Best Costume and Audience Favorite for the scariest short film. After the screening dance your booty off and then after…

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Creative Connections Retreat

October 13 @ 9:00 am - October 15 @ 3:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806 United States

Six visionary instructors...choose one to take you on a three-day jewelry-making adventure in the unique and creative town of Asheville. Spend quality time in a comfortable yet focused classroom environment, try different tools and techniques, and be guided to new discoveries. Share delicious lunches daily, enjoy friendly evening socials, and take in the sights of this beautiful city.

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Asheville Outlets Hosts Autumn in the Mountains British & European Car & Motorcycle Show

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
Free

Asheville Outlets (www.ShopAshevilleOutlets.com) is pleased to host the 19th Annual Autumn in the Mountains Car Show Saturday, October 13, 2018. The show will open at 9:00 a.m. with Best-of-Class awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Past shows have attracted over 120 cars and motorcycles. Admission is free and open to the public. Autumn in the Mountains Car Show is an annual charitable event which is open to any and all British and European cars and motorcycles. For this year’s…

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Highway 80 South Art Hop

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
OOAK Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop
Micaville, NC 28755 United States

The Sixth Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop is a destination weekend tour of 20 Open Studios and Galleries along NC Highway 80 South in Yancey County, following the South Toe River on the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway. Start your tour and pick up maps at One of a Kind Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop, Burnsville, NC 28714. Come see Art Hop artists Kim and Pete McWhirter for their Broke Holler Micaville Music concert at OOAK Art Gallery, Thursday, Oct…

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Birthday Bash and Art and Supplies Sale

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
Free

To celebrate Purple Crayon's First Anniversary, the studio is having a Community Art and Supplies Sale! Our talented members and instructors will be selling their art and new or gently used supplies. The public is welcome to attend. Come join us for what we hope will become an annual event!

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Folded Book Art: Teapot Workshop

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$35

Nothing warms up a room quite like a shelf of colorful books. Now you can use books to accessorize your home in a different way: turn them into folded book art! In this fun and easy, two-hour workshop, 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 teapot. The class will cover how to: select an appropriate book for your project;…

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Family Fun Day

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
center for craft, 67 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Bring your family to the Center for Craft for a fun, free afternoon of interactive gallery tours, story-time, and hands-on crafting. The Center for Craft invites children and their guardians to the gallery for kid-friendly exhibition tours and series of short, hands-on activities inspired by the work of the current exhibition, In Times of Seismic Sorrows. Did we mention treats? We will have treats on hand! Tours are hosted each hour, on the hour. Hands-on activities are on-site throughout the…

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Asheville Humane Society’s Taste of Compassion Gala

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$75 – $125

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Asheville Humane Society’s Taste of Compassion Auction & Gala! This elegant affair will be held at the spacious A-B Tech Conference Center on Saturday, October 13 from 6-9 PM. For guests who want the red carpet treatment, VIP Ticket holders will have access to the VIP Pre-Gala Reception from 5:30-6:30 PM where they will enjoy specially prepared cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Join fellow animal lovers for a full-filled night complete with local cuisine…

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South for Winter and The Traveling Ones

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1012

An evening of “offbeat Americana” with Nashville touring acts South for Winter and The Traveling Ones. The duo Traveling Ones will be opening with soulful harmonies, wailing slide guitar, and rocking rhythms while trio South for Winter will be headlining with a unique fusion of folk instrumentation, complex jazz phrasings, earthy vocals, and dancing cello parts.

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 13 @ 7:00 pm
Silvermont Park, 364 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712
$5

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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What Would Mary Ann Do? Dawn Wells Tells All!

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$28 – $30

An amazing evening of heartwarming and hilarious storytelling by one of the world’s most beloved actors. Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the premiere of “Gilligan’s Island” and her book “What Would Mary Ann Do?” Dawn Well’s shares anecdotes of her life and career including being trapped on an island. A very funny & candid self-portrait featuring a multi-media presentation filled with vintage family slides, rare clips and hysterical outtakes. Dawn wraps up the show by taking questions from the…

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Free Screening of “Power to Heal”

October 13 @ 7:30 pm
Free

AARP in the Mountain Region is hosting a free screening of Power to Heal, a one-hour documentary about the dramatic and historic struggle to secure equal and affordable health care for all Americans. Narrated by Danny Glover, this story is how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a momentous, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the U.S. practically overnight. At the screening, AARP will provide refreshments, and host a post-screening conversation author Dr. David Smith…

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The Belle Hollows & Josephine County

October 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

The Belle Hollows, a Nashville-based band, say that they feel most comfortable with the moniker “new folk”. The duo, comprised of siblings Rachel Johnson and Jeremy Johnson, blends rich harmonies with traditional and original lyrics, guitar, and sometimes some banjo to boot. Josephine County combines the talents of four powerful traditional musicians – Erica Brown, Matt Shipman, Hanz Araki, and Colleen Raney – into one exceptional musical experience ranging from Appalachia to French Canada, to Ireland and back.

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Highway 80 South Art Hop

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
OOAK Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop
Micaville, NC 28755 United States

The Sixth Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop is a destination weekend tour of 20 Open Studios and Galleries along NC Highway 80 South in Yancey County, following the South Toe River on the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway. Start your tour and pick up maps at One of a Kind Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop, Burnsville, NC 28714. Come see Art Hop artists Kim and Pete McWhirter for their Broke Holler Micaville Music concert at OOAK Art Gallery, Thursday, Oct…

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Intro to SoulCollage Workshop®

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$60

Do you enjoy discovering new aspects of yourself? Are you considering making a life change? Do you simply enjoy the process of collage? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! Join SoulCollage® Facilitator, Marcia Gleason, LCSW, as she teaches you the fundamental principles of SoulCollage® and how to create your own deck of cards. First, you’ll learn about the various suits of the SoulCollage® deck and how to explore your inner world through…

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The Reel Sisters – An Evening of Songs and Airs

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$2020

Celtic duo, The Reel Sisters, will be making their Asheville debut at Isis Music Hall as a part of Pan Harmonia’s Celtic Corner series. Join the Reel Sisters to experience the rollicking fun, love, heartbreak, and simple pleasure of this beloved tradition from the British Isles and Appalachia.

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The Reel Sisters – An Evening of Songs and Airs

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$2022

Celtic duo, The Reel Sisters, will be making their Asheville debut at Isis Music Hall as a part of Pan Harmonia’s Celtic Corner series. Join the Reel Sisters to experience the rollicking fun, love, heartbreak, and simple pleasure of this beloved tradition from the British Isles and Appalachia.

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Slaid Cleaves

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$2025

Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Slaid is one of the best songwriters we have had at Isis Music Hall – it’s his 5th visit to our venue.

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7th Annual Bids & Blues Fundraiser

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hendersonville Country Club, 1860 Hebron Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States
$40.00

Thrive's signature fundraiser will be held at the Hendersonville Country Club. Eric Congdon Blues Revue and Peggy Ratusz with Daddy Longlegs will headline Thrive’s 7th Annual Bids & Blues fundraiser on Monday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hendersonville Country Club. Guests will enjoy an evening of great food and music, a full cash bar, and a silent auction to benefit Thrive. The event raises money for Thrive’s programs, designed to help individuals and households living…

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Building Healthy Communities with Healthy Children

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Join us for this lunch and learn led by Professor Kimberly Price, PhD, from our Public Health Department. We will discuss how ensuring our children's health means better overall community health locally and around the world. Topics of the day will include: immunizations, unintentional injuries, child visual health, and environmental health. Come and be a part of transforming our community into a community of care!

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Lunch & Learn: Craft the Perfect Pitch

October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Collider, 1 Haywood Street, Suite 401
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Come to this event to learn about pitching, and leave with your own pitch video ready for the world to see. Trey Scott, former CBS News Reporter turned filmmaker, will present the fundamentals of what you need to know in order to communicate your idea to the broader public - and help you create a pitch that is truly attention-grabbing and unique. Equipped with the theory of how to develop a great pitch, the latter part of the session will…

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Seed Saving Workshop

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$12.00

Learn how to collect and store seeds from plants in the garden and in the wild for growing next season, and know which seeds will grow ‘true’. Led by Cooperative Extension’s Craig Mauney. $12

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Steel Magnolias Movie Screening

October 16 @ 7:30 pm
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 South College Street
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
$6.00

Join us on The BackPorch for a screening of the original film “Steel Magnolias”. M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by The Darren Nicholson Band

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Darren Nicholson is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards. Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the Year (2011), and Album of the Year (2006).

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Stretch & Protect: an outdoor yoga series to benefit Conserving Carolina

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Laughing Waters Retreat Center, 3963 Gerton Highway
Gerton, NC 28735

Unplug, unwind, and reconnect with nature during this exciting, outdoor yoga series in partnership with Conserving Carolina and Asheville Wellness Tours. Each class will take place in stunning outdoor locations on property protected by Conserving Carolina and opened to the public for these exclusive events by private land owners who support the values of conservation and connection with nature. All profits go to Conserving Carolina! The third event in the series takes place at the stunning Laughing Waters Retreat Center…

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Everyday Wellness: Partner Massage inside the Salt Cave

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$72

Bring a friend, parent, or partner of any kind to learn useful and nurturing at home massage techniques inside the Salt Cave. No massage experience or equipment necessary. Just bring your hands and the excitement to learn while relaxing and breathing in our beautiful restorative salt cave. This class is led by George Chambers, LMBT. George has been practicing and teaching massage for over 10 years. Tickets cost $72 per couple. Purchase one ticket for two people to attend. Visit…

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Carly Taich (Asheville band) with My One And Only (Nashville duo)

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1012

Asheville’s Carly Taich, winner of the 2018 LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition, and her five-piece band will reunite with competition finalists, Americana husband-wife duo from Nashville, My One And Only, for an evening of storytelling via powerful vocals and brave lyrics.

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Kipyn Martin and Kirsten Maxwell

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

After meeting at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (where both were named Most Wanted Artists), Kipyn Martin and Kirsten Maxwell decided it would be a good idea to perform together and promoters and venue operators agreed. Kipyn and Kirsten tour regularly in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and when schedules align, give concert-goers a double dose of contemporary folk excellence.

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TOWNE and Zoe Child

October 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Come see Nashville’s brightest up-and-comers, TOWNE, LIVE at the ISIS Music Hall on October 18th. Join us for an intimate evening full of beautiful tunes, stories, and chills you won’t soon forget. Get your tickets NOW before they’re gone! Charleston singer/songwriter, ZOE CHILD, will be playing her first Asheville show this fall at Isis Music Hall with the Nashville band, Towne.

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Fall Pop Up Shop

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
14 Riverside Dr, 14 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

We're welcoming the cool crisp air of Fall as we host our first Pop Up Shop in the River Arts District! Shop our 10-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 50 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL POP UP SHOP Open October 19-28 | 10am-8pm 14 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801 Across from the Curve Studios OPENING PARTY…

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Choir Music Weekend at Lake Junaluska

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 11:00 am
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, 91 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 United States

Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with others small and medium sized church choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. This year's event will feature a handbell track!

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Karyn Oliver and Carolann Solebello

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Award-winning songwriters, No Fuss and Feathers bandmates, and longtime friends Karyn Oliver and Carolann Solebello serve up two distinctly different, yet perfectly balanced flavors of smart songwriting and soulful vocals. Oliver’s seductive swagger and Solebello’s smooth sophistication – alone or blended – delight the ear, excite the intellect, and stir the soul.

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silvermont Park, 364 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712
$5

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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Comedian Pete Lee (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend)

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
$16

Pete Lee was the first standup comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on…

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The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ/ rupture

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$10

Friday, October 19, 8pm {120 College Street} The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture. Presented in conjunction with African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference, The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence is a video and performance by Jace Clayton. The video is a hand-drawn animation with texts that form part of the script for the performance. As Clayton and vocalist Arooj Aftab perform, their voices will be transformed and processed live, using the sonic…

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The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ/ rupture

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$8 – $10

Friday, October 19, 8pm {120 College Street} The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence by Jace Clayton aka DJ /rupture. Presented in conjunction with African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference, The Jacob Lawrence of Jacob Lawrence is a video and performance by Jace Clayton. The video is a hand-drawn animation with texts that form part of the script for the performance. As Clayton and vocalist Arooj Aftab perform, their voices will be transformed and processed live, using the sonic…

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Rhythm Future Quartet

October 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1515

Rhythm Future Quartet supply hot jazz with a gypsy swing! Led by violinist Jason Anick and guitarist Olli Soikkeli, Rhythm Future Quartet are virtuosi players that demand attention, exhibiting an unmatched exuberance and personality on stage. Performing original compositions, inspired by their travels around the globe and masters of the tradition.

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Bearfootin’ Art Walk Auction

October 20 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
Main Street Hendersonville Hendersonville, NC 28792
FREE

The Bearfootin’ Art Walk has not only thrilled the many visitors and locals that visit the sidewalks of downtown, it has raised $167,900 in just the past four years. October ends the event with a live auction on the historic courthouse stairs. Watch the passionate bidding or bid on your own art bear and support your favorite non-profit. FREE! Live music and bidder registration opens at 3:00. Auction at 5:00.

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Fall Scenic Hike with MountainTrue

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10 – $35

Join MountainTrue's Ecologist and Public Lands Director, Bob Gale, for a gorgeous and educational hike through Pisgah National Forest. Bob has been studying and protecting the forests of WNC with MountainTrue since 1998. He knows these mountains like the back of his hand and will be sharing some knowledge on the hike, discussing everything from plant identification to the seasonal migration of Monarch butterflies. We will be hiking the Pilot Cove Loop Trail in Pisgah, which is approximately 4 miles…

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Fall Pop Up Shop

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
14 Riverside Dr, 14 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

We're welcoming the cool crisp air of Fall as we host our first Pop Up Shop in the River Arts District! Shop our 10-day pop up shop featuring some of the area’s best in handmade and vintage. We’ve curated goods featuring over 50 independent vendors of handmade and vintage goods including clothing, jewelry, decor, greeting cards, and more. FALL POP UP SHOP Open October 19-28 | 10am-8pm 14 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801 Across from the Curve Studios OPENING PARTY…

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Needle Felted Pumpkins Workshop

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$55

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make these adorable needle felted pumpkins! Whether you use them to decorate your home, or turn them into something more functional, like pincushions, you’ll have a blast making these GOURDgious little guys! Fiber artist, Anne Magrath, will explain what fibers are appropriate for creating a needle felted structure. Then, she’ll teach you the basic process for needle felting a ball. Next, you’ll build your skills by adding additional layers—and…

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The Nouveaux Honkies

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$1215

“All of these songs sound like something you’ve heard before — in the sense that they’re classics, not that they’re cliched. The Nouveaux Honkies confidently combine country, blues, and rock’n’roll with their signature loving and playful touch.” (No Depression/Rachel Cholst) “The Nouveaux Honkies’ imaginative originals are well-conceived interpretations of blues and R&B classics. They have a matchless sound and perform a blistering show with their futuristic approach to music that nevertheless retains an authentic American style. With fluid guitar work,…

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Pumpkin Fest at Silvermont

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Silvermont Park, 364 E. Main St.
Brevard, 28712
$5

Fri and Sat Oct 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 7-9 pm Family friendly fun with beautiful lighted pumpkin trails, music, food, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, historic mansion open, food. Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Fundraiser for Friends of Silvermont to help park and historic mansion. Admission $5. Parking onsite $5. Silvermont Park 364 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712 Music Oct. 12- Clint Roberts, 13- Bradford Carson and Friends, 19- Josh Carter and Friends,…

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Naturalist Niche: Nature at Night

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St NC 28720 United States

After the sun goes down, the fun begins! From hoots to howls you never know what you’ll hear or see during one of our nighttime naturalist programs. The guided night hike and owl prowl will keep the entire family intrigued during this non-scary fall adventure. All activities are considered easy –to- moderate so the entire family can attend. Cost: Includes Park admission: $23 Adult, $8 Annual Passholder, $13 Youth (ages 5-15), $6 Rockin’ Discovery Passholder. Advance registration required.

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A Night of Blues – The Eli Carlan Band with Ross Osteen Band

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S Washington St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$20

You'll find a warm welcome, here at Hendersonville’s favorite entertainment venue. Join us for A Night of Blues featuring The Eli Carlan Band with Ross Osteen Band. These musicians feature the sounds of familiar blues and southern rock favorites along with their original compositions.

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Intro to Creating Personal Mandalas Workshop

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Mandalas, a Sanskrit word meaning center, circumference, and magic circle, are found everywhere: in nature, sacral art, and architecture. But did you know that they can also reveal how you view yourself? Join mandala specialist, Lynn Karegeannes, as she takes you on a fascinating journey to, first, create a personal mandala, and, then, explore possible interpretations of what you’ve expressed. Lynn will open the workshop by giving you a brief presentation about what mandalas are, how they’ve appeared and been…

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Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Western Carolina Bardo Arts Center NC
$10 – $15

Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a…

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Jenner Fox

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0012.00

Jenner left California, learned to sing and write, decided continue the family trade of river guiding, was urged to by his rafting clients to sell CDs, recorded 4 studio albums, and now spends his winters guiding rivers in Patagonia and the rest of his year touring and making up songs. Jenner (guitar & mandolin) will be on the road with Natalie Akers (keyboards)

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