The Laurel of Asheville‘s Community Events Calendar

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The Laurel of Asheville is a lifestyle magazine focused on the arts, culture, and communities of Western North Carolina, and submitted events should fall within this context. If your event occurs over several days, please submit multiple events. Events extending beyond a month will not be accepted. All submissions are subject to editorial approval and edits for clarity and style before being published online. If you are going to include a photograph, please be certain that you have the rights to utilize that image. If there is a question about image rights, we may remove the image. Also, images should be no larger than 2000 pixels wide. Large images will prevent the event from being submitted. Please allow up to 5 days for your even to be posted. If you encounter difficulties submitting an event, please email amy@thelaurelofasheville.com.

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Jim Tews

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

Jim has performed all over the U.S., and even in a few foreign countries. He’s been a part of several notable comedy festivals including San Francisco Sketchfest and Just For […]

$15

Folkmoot Life Long Learning – Intro to Comedy Improvisation

Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville

Folkmoot USA and Dr. Darryl Nabors presents: Folkmoot Life Long Learning! Course: Introduction to Comedy Improvisation Date: Tuesdays, October 4th - November 8th, 2022 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Instructor: […]

$20

Conrad Tao

Tryon Fine Arts Center 43 Melrose Ave., Tryon, NC

Pianist Conrad Tao was listed by the New York Times as giving one of the Best Classical Music Performances in 2017 and 2018. He began playing piano as a toddler […]

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Jono Zalay

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St., Asheville, NC

Jono Zalay began his standup career in Boston, while simultaneously earning his Doctorate in Neuroscience (he gave cocaine to rats). Since dropping his science hobby to pursue comedy full time, […]

$15

Folkmoot Life Long Learning – History of the Civil War in Haywood Co.

Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville

Folkmoot USA and Dr. Darryl Nabors presents: Folkmoot Life Long Learning! Course: History of the Civil War in Haywood County Date: Thursdays, October 6th - November 10th, 2022 Time: 1:00 […]

$20

Folkmoot Life Long Learning – Intro to Genealogy

Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville

Folkmoot USA and Dr. Darryl Nabors presents: Folkmoot Life Long Learning! Course: Introduction to Genealogy Date: Thursdays, October 6th - November 10th, 2022 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM Instructor: Carol […]

$20

WNCHA History Hour: Lost Cove, North Carolina

Zoom (Virtual) 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, October 6 at 6pm via Zoom for this program exploring the lost community of Lost Cove in Yancey County. This event […]

Free – $10

Asheville Guide Presents Glam Girls Enchanted Cottage Dinner

eldr 111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville

Asheville Guide is pleased to present an elegant bon vivant affair in an enchanting historic Asheville cottage. Get ready for an enchanting evening as you are treated to a glass […]

$80 – $90

Luca Stricagnoli – Italy’s Guitar Prodigy

CoMMA Performing Arts Center 401 S. College Street, Morganton

After 100 million YouTube views and two astounding tours with International Guitar Night, Italy's Luca Stricagnoli is back with his own solo show, featuring high-energy renditions of rock songs played […]

Tryon International Film Festival

Tryon Theatre 45 S. Trade Street, Tryon

Few festivals compare both visually and operationally to the IMDb qualifying Tryon International Film Festival, which for three days, the entire town of Tryon, North Carolina lights up like a […]

CRC for ED’s 15th Annual HEAL Conference/Retreat

Lake Eden, Black Mountain 377 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain

HEAL presents professional development and networking opportunities as well as education for the general public. Our conference addresses disordered eating and eating disorders recovery by presenting experts from various sectors […]

$100 – $145

Folkmoot Life Long Learning – Swedish Weaving

Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville

Folkmoot USA and Dr. Darryl Nabors presents: Folkmoot Life Long Learning! Course: Swedish Weaving Date: Fridays, October 7th - November 11th, 2022 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM Instructor: Melanie Cochran […]

$20

ReVIEWING Black Mountain College Conference

Reuter Center at UNCA 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC

The 13th Annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference (scheduled for October 7-9, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina) will have a thematic focus on Black Mountain College faculty member and pioneering […]

$50 – $85

Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend

Earthaven Ecovillage 5 Consensus Circle, Black Mountain

An Introductory Dive into Earthaven Near Asheville, NC Earthaven Ecovillage Experience Weekend immerses participants in the life of Earthaven Ecovillage. If you would like even more time at Earthaven and […]

$375 – $475

Folkmoot Life Long Learning – Intro to Birds and Birding in WNC

Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave., Waynesville

Folkmoot USA and Dr. Darryl Nabors presents: Folkmoot Life Long Learning! Course: Introduction to Birds and Birding in WNC Date: Fridays October 7th - November 11th, 2022 Time: 3:00 - […]

$20

First Friday – Gretchen Griffith

The Hub Station Arts Center 145 Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Join Gretchen Griffith, a talented story catcher and author, for a book launch and reception at the HUB Station. Gretchen's newest book, "The Physician and the Forester", is an inspiring […]

Free

Bloom Flower Farm to Host Songwriters Round

David Childers and Zachary Warren will play Bloom WNC’s outdoor stage on Friday, October 7th. The concert begins at 5:30 PM, and audience members are encouraged to bring their favorite […]

$20

Tryon International Film Festival

Tryon Theatre 45 S. Trade Street, Tryon

The Tryon International Film Festival proudly presents season eight, October 7, 8 & 9, 2022 in Tryon, NC. Passes for one day, weekend, evening and VIP packages available for screenings, […]

$35

The 10th Annual Haunted Trail at The Adventure Center of Asheville

Adventure Center of Asheville 85 Expo Drive, Asheville

The Adventure Center of Asheville is excited to host the 10th annual Haunted Trail, Asheville's only family friendly haunt! This event is ideal for Halloween lovers of all ages, 3-12 […]

$4

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles at Isis Music Hall

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville

Hailing from New Orleans, LA, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles combine the influences of early New Orleans jazz, ragtime, and string band music into eccentric original songs that captivate audiences. […]

The Magnetic Theatre presents: The Frankenstein Rubrics

The Magnetic Theatre 375 Depot Street, Asheville, NC

The scientist. The monster. A creation suffering at the hands of his maker. We know the story, but what if the creation takes on a life of its own, and […]

$25.00

Getaway Comedy: Tina Friml

The Getaway River Bar 790 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Tina is a New York-based comedian, Originally from Burlington, Vermont. Having merged into standup comedy following an upbringing in local theater and a decade as a songwriter, she was named […]

$15

Chaotic Comedy at GiGi’s Underground

GiGi's Underground 122-002 College Street, Asheville

Chaotic Comedy is a night of Improv, Sketch, Magic and Stand Up Comedy all in one show!!! Anything can happen Lineup: Marlene Thompson, Joe Carroll, Christian Lee and more!!! ages […]

$15

Leah Waldo New Dawn Solo Show at Mars Landing Galleries

Mars Landing Galleries 37 Library Street, Mars Hill

Leah Waldo creates as a way to process and express her life experiences, drawing inspiration from her poignant experiences in nature. An abstract travelog of a lifetime of deep feeling […]

Triad LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk, & Celebration

Country Park 3905 Nathanael Green Drive, Greensboro, NC

Join us for the Triad LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Celebration! It will be a day of celebration and remembrance, as well as a day to take action and […]

Walking Stick Workshop

Bullington Gardens 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC

SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 10AM-12PM $20 per participant, $15 for Friends of Bullington Registration limited to 10 students What could make an autumn stroll in the beautiful forests of Western NC […]

$20.00

Yarn Bombing Community Project

DEPOT PLAZA Hendersonville 650 Maple Street, Hendersonville, NC

Yarn Bombing ART is coming to Hendersonville's 7th Ave District. Yarn Bombing is soft, removal art that will go on trees and lamp posts. Bring your own chair and supplies […]

Free

Appalachian Folk Festival Brevard, NC

Allison Deaver House 2753 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest,, NC

Appalachian Folk Festival on October 8th, 10 am - 3 pm. Enjoy a tour of the 1815 Allison Deaver House, the oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, […]

Free

Kenilworth Artists Association’s Fall Studio Tour

Kenilworth

The historic neighborhood of Kenilworth, just south of downtown Asheville, is the setting for a weekend of open studios where the works of 29 artists will be on display and […]

Synchronicity: A Journey Through Shapes and Colors

Foundation Studios 27 Foundy St, Asheville, NC

Exhibiting works of art with elements of form and hue coming into harmonious alignment. The showcase will communicate the significance of simultaneous occurrences through the use of stylistic features.

Free