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February 2019

Self-Care Products from the Hive

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Bullington’s Kelsey Jarvis will teach you how to make your own self-care products using all-natural ingredients. Using products from the hive such as Beeswax plus shea butter, coconut oil, coco butter and vitamin E, you will learn to make your own lip balm, lotion, soap and sugar scrub. $50, limit 12.

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Featured Artist Open Reception: Ben Greene-Colonesse

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Glass Center, 140 Roberts Street, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28801

Join us in celebrating the work of our longtime friend Ben Greene-Colonesse, and his collection of exquisite fine glass art! Ben’s Artist Bio- ‘As a rock climber and avid outdoorsmen, I'm continually inspired by nature. In my work, I often incorporate uniquely-shaped rocks that I collect while exploring the granite mountains of Western North Carolina. Sometimes I use these rocks in their original "found" shapes, and sometimes I create molds to cast replicas in glass which I cut, carve, and…

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Groundhog Day/Post Plunge Party

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Balsam Ridge Gallery, 44 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
Free

Please join Balsam Ridge Gallery at 44 North Main Street in downtown Waynesville on Saturday, February 2, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. for a combined Groundhog Day celebration and Haywood Waterways Association post-Plunge party with live music. Themed costumes are welcome and encouraged. Prizes of no real value will be given for the best and worst costumes, with judging based purely on favoritism. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to this exclusive observance of ridiculous hilarity and genuine support…

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Courtney Hartman

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

Courtney Hartman (known from her time touring with bluegrass band Della Mae) is an acclaimed guitarist, singer and writer whose songs are luminous and expansive, drawing from the shadowed spaces of the intimate and natural.

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“Love Me Tinder” Seduction Sideshow (night two)

February 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0020.00

Celebrate another show at the amazing Isis Music Hall by indulging yourself with the very special dinner option, for fans interested in a more immersive and intimate experience. You can enjoy delicious dining as you bask in the tasty talents of our show’s opening act (local of course!) The Reversels. Two shows: Friday and Saturday Nights – 9pm Dinner Reservations in the Hall are available on Both Nights 18+

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Folded Book Art: Heart Workshop

February 3 @ 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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AmiciMusic presents “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN”

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0020.00

Join soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist Daniel Weiser in this powerful, inspiring, and exciting program of Spirituals and Ragtime to celebrate the African-American musical experience.

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Free Holistic Health Event

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FREE

In this interactive and engaging presentation, health, wellness and movement experts Brian Schwager, Founder of the Wellness Movement Center and Daniel Maresca, Founder of WellSense are to going to lift the veil and reveal how to get to the cause of the health challenges we face today

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New Moon Meditation inside the Salt Cave

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$38

Come join us in the Salt Cave for this New Moon meditation . During this sacred evening we will gather for 1 hour to slow down, relax, and fully drop in to the healing space of the salt cave. Harnessing the energy of the New Moon, we'll tune into our heart space and call in our intentions for the next moon cycle ahead. This evening includes a personal altar-making practice, and each participant leaves with their own altar item -…

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JLI Class: Crime and Consequence

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chabad of Asheville, 127 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$95

Crime and Consequence is a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation. Participants have a choice between Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning classes and will have the opportunity to challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing our criminal justice system today. Crime and Consequence is accredited…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
Free

Mason Via is a talented song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from North Carolina, making his mark across the region in coffee houses, concert venues and festivals and was the winner of Shakori Hills’ Fall 2014 band contest. With an impressive group of supporting musicians, you will hear an eclectic blend of funky folk, blues and jazz influenced covers that will make you want to get up and boogie. But his original compositions are the most surprising!

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JLI Class: Crime and Consequence

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chabad of Asheville, 127 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
$95

Crime and Consequence is a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation. Participants have a choice between Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning classes and will have the opportunity to challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing our criminal justice system today. Crime and Consequence is accredited…

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Lauren Anderson & Meg Williams (americana duo)

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
$10

Move over boys, cause the women just rolled into town. Lauren Anderson and Meg Williams are two front-woman based in Nashville, TN who joined forces on the road. Between Lauren’s soulful, rockin’ vocals and Meg’s high-energy, bluesy guitar this is a show you won’t wanna miss.

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Lauren Anderson & Meg Williams

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Move over boys, cause the women just rolled into town. Lauren Anderson and Meg Williams are two front-woman based in Nashville, TN who joined forces on the road. Between Lauren’s soulful, rockin’ vocals and Meg’s high-energy, bluesy guitar this is a show you won’t wanna miss.

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Lauren Anderson & Meg Williams

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Move over boys, cause the women just rolled into town. Lauren Anderson and Meg Williams are two front-woman based in Nashville, TN who joined forces on the road. Between Lauren’s soulful, rockin’ vocals and Meg’s high-energy, bluesy guitar this is a show you won’t wanna miss.

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Two-Needle Knit Socks Workshop

February 7 @ 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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Self-Care Products from the Hive

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
$50.00

Bullington’s Kelsey Jarvis and local beekeeper Patrice German will teach you how to make your own self-care products using all-natural ingredients. Using products from the hive such as Beeswax plus shea butter, coconut oil, coco butter and vitamin E, you will learn to make your own lip balm, lotion, salve and sugar scrub. $50, limit 12. Deadline to register is February 5th, 5:00 pm.

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Robert Turner launches Carrots Don’t Grow on Trees: Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

Twelve years after Michael Pollan first opened our eyes to the modern problems of the industrial food complex, organic farmer and successful businessman Robert Turner explores what has changed in our food culture and how the current 'grow local' and 'farm to table' movement is now determining where and how we live. In Carrots Don't Grow on Trees an organic farm takes center stage in a new kind of agriculturally-based community where residents gain closer connections healthy food and the…

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Sierra Club February 7: Driving to Net Zero

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Free

On February 7, join with the Sierra Club to imagine a future where each home powers not only itself but also the cars surrounding it. Imagine doing this with no fumes, no soot, and no emissions, from a fuel source that will never run out or jump in price. That future is possible now. Find out how households are driving to net Zero. This talk is free and open to the public. Speaker Dave Hrivnak received a BS in engineering…

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Asheville Truffle Experience

February 8 @ 5:00 pm - February 10 @ 1:00 pm
$59 – $515

The Asheville Truffle Experience will tantalize your tastebuds from Friday through Sunday, February 8th through 10th, with multiple mouth-watering sessions spiraling out from the Haywood Park Hotel in beautiful downtown Asheville. Guests will plunge into the mystery of this ultra-prized ingredient, the magical Tuber melanosporum—otherwise known as the Périgord (Black Winter) Truffle—traditionally hailing from the deep, dark woods of France, Italy and Spain, and now beginning to be successfully cultivated in our own mountains. Various events which you can experience…

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Join Folkmoot for a Lunar New Year Friendship Dinner

February 8 @ 6:00 pm
Folkmoot Center, 112 Virginia Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$18

Who: Folkmoot What: Lunar New Year Friendship Dinner, part of our Friendship Dinner Series When: February 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm Where: Folkmoot Friendship Center, Waynesville Tickets: Adults: $18 Students: $10 at 828.452.2997 or online: Folkmoot.org *** Join Folkmoot for a Friendship Dinner celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Lunar New Year, commemorated…

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Valentine’s Day Pottery For Couples

February 8 @ 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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Chuck Brodsky with Chris Rosser

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$20.0025.00

Chuck Brodsky is a storytelling, songwriting, modern-day troubador whose genuine warmth and quirky, finely-crafted songs touches hearts, funny bones, and a nerve or two. With irony and wit, he celebrates the eccentric, the holy, the courageous, the inspiring, and the beautiful, while poking fun at what needs poking.

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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$25.0028.00

” … you would think they’d been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then opens her cello’s throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter.” — Boston Globe

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Asheville Farmstead School: Family Discovery Day – Flying Friends

February 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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David Bromberg Quintet

February 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$35.0045.00

Isis Music Hall welcomes David Bromberg, the Godfather of Americana back to our stage You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. When that company has included Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Mississippi John Hurt, you realize you’re dealing with a very special case The Talbott Brothers will…

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Matt Nakoa

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0018.00

Often seen performing with folk icon Tom Rush, Singer/Songwriter Matt Nakoa returns to ISIS Music Hall on his own for an exciting evening of music.

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Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards)

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

There’s something somewhat frightening, yet utterly liberating when leaving the confines of a successful band to venture solo — especially a band whose latest record was called “effortlessly brilliant” by critics. But, such is the case with Erika Wennerstrom who is taking a break from her Austin-based rock band, Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut Sweet Unknown. Isis Music Hall is pleased to welcome Erka back to our stage.

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Winter Chill: Local Music Series

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
$15

Keep the Asheville vibe all winter by supporting local musicians and venues with Winter Chill: Local Music Series. This three-part music series will highlight the music created right in our own backyard while also featuring venues so important to our creative economy. Join the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) and 103.3 Asheville FM in celebrating local community this winter. WNC is brimming with a diverse, talented pool of musicians and venues that delight locals and tourists alike. Purchase your tickets…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Weary Travelers

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806

The Weary Travelers are a band who love any kind of bluegrass from Flatt and Scruggs to The Lonesome River Band. This group of pickers are all apart of different bands in the Asheville area but love to come together have a good time and play the best music they can play as often as they can.

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Partner Massage in the Salt Cave

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asheville Salt Cave, 12 Eagle St.
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
$42

Spend this Valentine's with your bestie, a parent, a sweetie, or partner of any kind to learn useful and nurturing at home massage techniques inside the Salt Cave. You leave here with some great tools to use in your daily life. No massage experience or equipment necessary. Just bring your hands and the excitement to learn, nurture, and be nurtured while relaxing and breathing in our beautiful restorative salt cave. The practice will be done fully clothed, bring your playful…

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The Kennedys CD Release Tour

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

The Kennedys return to Isis Music Hallwith their first new CD in three years. Safe Until Tomorrow’s uplifting melodies dovetail with smart and oftentimes hard-hitting lyrics that address the things we all talk about in the office and online, but with The Kennedys patented tuneful sheen. That calls for a strong dose of classic folk-rock punch, Maura’s angelic vocals and straight-from-the-heart lyrics.

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Chris Wilhelm and Friends

February 13 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0010.00

Join Chris Wilhelm and Friends in this intimate space for an evening of music with positive vibes and an uplifting message that will get you singing and your feet tapping. For fans of acoustic Americana folk rock.

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Black Hearts Valentine’s Mixer

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Marshall Container Co., 10 South Main Street
Marshall, 28753 United States

We're seeking kind but gritty lil' sweethearts with a sense of humor for a night to remember. Join us for secret valentine note passing, a little experimental theater, and a couple of fancy drinks too. The Black Hearts Valentine's Mixer is possibly our most anticipated spectacle of the year and we're taking it up a few notches with some impromptu creative performances this go 'round. This is definitely an event for all the grownups – no matter your romantic situation.…

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Samson and Delilah: The Music of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0020.00

This Valentine’s Day, you are affectionately invited to hear a special tribute to the Grammy-award winning collaboration by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Raising Sand. Rebecca O’Quinn and Franklin Keel will perform music by Led Zeppelin and Alison Krauss and Union Station, followed by Raising Sand in its entirety. They will be joined by Ben Falcon, Tim Doyle, and Craig Sandberg. Seasoned Asheville artists, Rebecca O’Quinn and Franklin Keel, collaborate in a brand new project that features rich vocal harmonies…

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Divas Live! Valentine’s Edition

February 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Members of the band MOVES pay tribute to the female artists they love most. Similar to the VH1 Divas Live shows, this night aims to honor the best of the best in female singers and songwriters. Aretha Franklin, Regina Spektor, Sharon Jones, and Rhianna are only a few of the women we’ll be celebrating. There’s never been a better time to put a spotlight on the ladies who’ve shaped our sound and contributed to the soundtrack of our lives.

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Divas Live! Valentine’s Edition

February 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$15.0015.00

Members of the band MOVES pay tribute to the female artists they love most. Similar to the VH1 Divas Live shows, this night aims to honor the best of the best in female singers and songwriters. Aretha Franklin, Regina Spektor, Sharon Jones, and Rhianna are only a few of the women we’ll be celebrating. There’s never been a better time to put a spotlight on the ladies who’ve shaped our sound and contributed to the soundtrack of our lives.

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Upcycled T-Shirt: Alabama Chanin Style Workshop

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purple Crayon, 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
$45

Spring—and spring cleaning—is just around the corner! If you’ve got a favorite t-shirt that’s too worn-out to wear, but you can’t bear to toss it, upcycle it—the Alabama Chanin way! In this fun and budget-friendly workshop, you’ll learn how to turn old, worn-out or damaged t-shirts into something you’ll love to wear again—maybe even more than you did originally! Fiber artist, Julie Bagamary, will show you how to create a unique stencil for your project first. Then, you’ll use fabric…

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Custom Pottery Tools, Tricks, and Techniques

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - February 17 @ 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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Margo Cilker & Field Heat with An American Forrest

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$10.0012.00

Margo Cilker & Field Heat is an international folk collective fronted by ever-wandering California songwriter, Margo Cilker. They’ve performed in concert halls and played impromptu street shows across Europe and the UK; now they’re bringing it stateside for a special winter tour across the US! An American Forrest opens.

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*Assembly Required: Asheville Designer Toy Expo

February 16 @ 11:00 am - February 17 @ 4:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy,
Asheville, 28803
$5

Unboxing Asheville presents *Assembly Required, the Asheville Designer Toy Expo February 16th and 17th at Highland Brewing, in Asheville, NC. Representing brands such as Suckadelic, Killer Bootlegs and Junk Fed Toys, *Assembly Required brings together art toy, bootleg and designer toy artists from across the country, to present and sell their work. $5 entry/kids ten and under free. *Assembly Required is sponsored by Morgan’s Comic’s, 103.3 Asheville FM, Appalachian Pinball Museum and ZaPow Art Gallery. More information can be found…

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Nashville Songwriters in the Round series launches at Folkmoot Center

February 16 @ 7:00 pm
Folkmoot Center, 112 Virginia Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$25

Price: $25/adult, $12/student No Food; cash bar available Time: Doors open at 6pm, Music at 7:30 Begun in Balsam in 1996 and modeled after similar performances at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, the Great Balsam Nashville Songwriters in the Round Series, now hosted at the Folkmoot Center at Historic Hazelwood School, presents signature in- the-round shows featuring Nashville area songwriters who pen the lyrics performed by country’s biggest stars. Many performances feature Grammy and CMA award winners, and all include writers of…

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Taj Mahal Trio

February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$52.0055.00

Taj Mahal is celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly single handedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific. The two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, and Americana Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award Winner will be perform at Isis Music Hall with his trio. We are pleased to have Taj back on our stage.

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The Promise is Hope

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$12.0015.00

The Promise is Hope captivates listeners with tightly woven harmonies, two guitars, and intimate songwriting as they present a beautifully moving, inspired & connected live performance. The wife and husband duo was nominated 2018 ‘Roots Act of the Year’ (New England Music Awards) after debuting their sophomore album, Every Seed Must Die, a set of “soul-cleansing songs simmered in collective courage…The songwriting on this album is exceptional (No Depression).”

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Declan O’Rourke: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806
$35.0035.00

“O’Rourke mines the darkest corners…of the Irish famine with a sensitivity that animates a raft of highly personal stories.” — The Irish Times Declan O’Rourke: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine in association with the Irish Arts Center NYC. Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke (“Gallileo”) makes his Isis Music Hall debut with a live performance of his epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, performed with an eight-piece all-star folk & trad ensemble, including John Sheahan (The Dubliners),…

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Asher Leigh Debut Album Release Show @ The Grey Eagle

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave.
Asheville, 28801
$10 – $12

Join Asher Leigh and her band, The Eyes of Amber, for this Album Release Show at The Grey Eagle introducing her new album, Roots Alive to be released March 1st, 2019. Asher Leigh is a singer/songwriter from Asheville, NC who shares alternative “soul-inspired folk” music. Leigh's music inspires deep personal reflection and connectedness among listeners, and is rooted in her unique process of self-inquiry and growth. Through past experiences of disconnection, anxiety, and relational distress, she has learned how to…

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Asheville GreenWorks Benefits of Trees Workshop

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States

Nurture your knowledge of trees and the benefits they provide our communities. During this workshop we will discuss the economic, social, and environmental benefits of trees. We will delve into ecosystem services, public health consequences, and ways to mitigate costs associated with urban trees and forests. Presenters will be GreenWorks very own Community Forestry Coordinator, Gabby Fitts, and Urban Habitats Education Coordinator, Peter Menzies. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/FdTSEMUT2umBqVah1 Funding for Asheville GreenWorks’ Tree Workshops provided by the NC Forest Service and…

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Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions hosted by Dryman Mountain Boys

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, 28806

This weeks session is hosted by Dryman Mountain Boys Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and…

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