Arts and Culture
3:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Arts and Performance / Community Calendar

Asheville Creative Arts - Innovavtive Theatre for Children of All Ages presents "Charlotte's Web."  This production features bluegrass and puppetry - it will be at NC Stage, in Asheville - July 17th through the 27th.
828-239-0263    thru-7/27

Folkmoot USA
Folkmoot USA - a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Folkmoot will be held at venues throughout Western North Carolina.  There will be performances, a parade and workshops by up to 300 performers from nine countries.
877-365-5872       thru-7/27

Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League
The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League presents "People, Places and Things" at the Red House Gallery, in Black Mountain.  The show runs from July 4th through the 28th.
828-669-0351      thru-7/28

Bender Gallery
Bender Gallery, in Asheville, presents “Primordial Forms,” a solo exhibition of contemporary cast glass sculpture by artist Chad Holliday. The exhibit is on view now and continues through July 31st.       on view now thru-7/31

Asheville Art Museum
The Asheville Art Museum presents "Dox Thrash, An American Journey: Georgia to Philadelphia" an exhibition celebrating the work of the artist who is celebrated for his discovery of the carborundum process, a printmaking technique that produces rich, velvety tones with incredible depth and nuance. The exhibition will be on view from June 28th thru September 7th.       thru - 9/7

310 Art
310 Art, in Asheville's River Arts District, presents "Hot and Cold - An Exhibition of Wax Arts" - on view now through July 31st.     thru - 7/31

All Kinds of Quilts
"All Kinds of Quilts," a special exhibit of the Asheville Modern Quilt Guild is on view through August 19th, at Handmade in America, in Asheville.  The exhibition will include quilts and quilted textiles made by members of Asheville Modern Quilt Guild.      on view now thru-8/19

Pink Dog Creative / David Holt
Pink Dog Creative, in Asheville, presents the exhibit "David Holt: Fully Exposed" featuring mixed media paintings and black and white photographs.  It's on view now and continues through July 31st.       on view now thru-7/31

Artetude Gallery
Artetude Gallery, in Asheville, presents "Evolution of the Landscape" on view July 2nd through the 27th.  Artists Jo Ridge Kelley, Ramona Bronkar Bannayan and William Vandever -  will be featured in this display of landscapes in different media. 
828-252-1466    www.artetude    thru - 7/27

Asheville Gallery of Art
Peggy Horne Taylor is the Asheville Gallery of Art featured artist for July.  Her exhibit, “Worlds Apart,” depicts places, people, and things she has encountered during her travels.
828-251-5796      thru – 7/31

Haywood County Public Library
The Haywood County Public Library presents their "Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale" – Thursday, July 24th from 9am – 7pm; Friday, July 25th from 9am – 6 pm; and Saturday, July 26th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Library, on Main Street, in Waynesville.
828-627-2370      7/24-26

Snake Alive / Sylva
The Jackson County Public Library, in Sylva, presents the program "Snake Alive!" on Thursday July 24th at 11:00, in the Library's Community Room.  The program will be lead by Ron Cromer.
828-586-2016        7/24

The Flat Rock Playhouse presents the musical "Miss Saigon," playing July 24th- August 24th at the Playhouse Mainstage.
866-732-8008      7/24 - 8/24

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host "Folkmoot USA," The State International Festival of North Carolina, is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance on Thursday, July 24th at 7:30.
828-524-1598     866-273-4615      7/24

Burlingame Country Club Art Exhibit at TC Arts
The Transylvania Community Arts Council has partnered with the artists of Burlingame Country Club for an exhibit that will be on view from through August 15th.  There will be a reception on Friday, July 25th during Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk from 5:00 to 7:00.
828-884-2787      7/25, thru-8/15

Brevard Music Center Festival
The Brevard Music Center Festival will feature Keith Lockhart conducting Mozart and Mahler on Friday, July 25th; and "A Night at the Movies" on Saturday, July 26th.            7/25-26

Brevard's 4th Friday Gallery Walk
The downtown art galleries, art spots and restaurants will host the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, July 25th from 5:00 to 9:00.  There will be art, music, food and drinks.  For those who want to ride to the different art areas – the Oskar Blues Shuttle will drop folks off at the Courthouse on Main Street, The Haen Gallery and 185 King Street, the TC Arts Council and back downtown again. The Oskar Blues Shuttle will make two loops an hour during gallery walk from 5:00 - 9:00.     
828-884-2787     7/25

Live Music
White Horse Black Mountain presents another installment of their "Cabaret Jazz Series" on Friday, July 25th at 8:00 - with the show "Songs from Women in Blues History" - featuring Peggy Ratusz with Duane Simpson, Michael Hynes, Aaron Price, Patrick Armitedge and Jesse Barry.      7/25

Medicare Choices Made Easy
The program “Medicare Choices Made Easy,” will be at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center on July 25th.  The session features information from trained volunteers from the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program.  It runs from 2:00 to 4:00.
828-277-8288    7/25

DisAbility Partners
24th Anniversary and Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The staff of DisAbility Partners Center for Independent Living is holding a celebration for the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Friday, July 25th at 2:00.  The event will be at DisAbility Partners on the New Leicester Highway. 
828-298-1977     7/25

Waynesville / Street Dance
Waynesville will host the "Downtown is Alive at Night Street Dance" on Friday, July 25th from 6:30 to 9:00.  The old-fashioned mountain hoe down will hace live mountain music, demonstrations and instruction by local clogging teams.      7/25

Live Music
New Mountain Asheville, in Downtown Asheville, presents live music from "Lettuce" with the "Asheville Horns" on Friday, July 25th at 9:00.      7/25

Live Music
John McCutcheon will perform in concert at UNC-Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium on Friday July 25th at 8:00. 
828-258-1800     7/25

City Lights Bookstore
City Lights Bookstore presents author Curtis Sikes and illustrator Sheena Kohlmeyer on Saturday, July 26th at 11:00.  They will present their book "The Heart of a Friend."  
828-586-9499       7/26

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Isis, in West Asheville, presents live music on the 'On the Patio' with Chapel Hill's "Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends" on Saturday, July 26th at 7:00.      7/26

Cummings Memorial United Methodist Church, in Horse Shoe, presents a concert by the duo of Jason DeCristofaro, on vibraphone, and Michael Jefry Stevens, on Piano.  The concert runs from 4:00 to 5:15 on Saturday, July 26th.    7/26

One Center Yoga
One Center Yoga will host a two-hour class with Nicole Kintz on Saturday July 26th from 4:00 to 6:00.  The focus of this class is to explore the Neck & Shoulders to help relieve pain and stiffness.  The class is for all levels and ages, with or without neck and shoulder issues.
828-225-1904     7/26

City Lights Bookstore
City Lights Bookstore presents North Carolina author and storyteller, Sheri Wren Haymore on Saturday, July 26th at 3:00 to present her two novels, "A Higher Voice" and "A Deeper Cut."
828-586-9499       7/26

Salsa / Argentine Tango Workshop
Asheville Ballroom Dance & Event Centre will host a "Salsa / Argentine Tango Workshop" on Saturday July 26th from 2:00 to 4:00.  Rick Harris will teach a one hour Salsa lesson and a one hour Argentine Tango lesson.
828-274-8320      7/26

Writers' Workshop
The Writers' Workshop is hosting their 29th Annual Mid-Summer Celebration on Saturday, July 26, from 4:00 to 7:00 at 387 Beaucatcher Rd., in Asheville.  Members and guests are invited to read from their works, sell books, and bring a covered dish to share.  Advance registration is required.
828-254-8111       7/26

The Vanishing Wheelchair
“Magic, Mirth & Meaning” will be at St. Mary’s Church, in Asheville, to benefit The Vanishing Wheelchair.  The event includes story tellers, singers, magicians, and jugglers.  It's happening on July 26th at 6:30.      7/26

Peacock Playhouse / Red Hot Sugar Babies
"Red Hot Sugar Babies" will perform at the The Peacock Playhouse on Saturday, July 26th at 7:00.
828-389-2787        7/26

Live Music
White Horse Black Mountain presents an evening of sounds of the Big Band and Swing Era with The Asheville Jazz orchestra on Saturday July 26th at 8:00.      7/26

Wildflowers Program / Hayesville
The Moss Memorial Library, in Hayesville, presents the program "Late Summer Wildflowers of the Mountains of Wester NC" on Saturday, July 26th at 2:00.  Photographer and amateur wildflower enthusiast Chuck McCartney will lead the talk.
828-389-8401     7/26

Author Appearance
Scoops N' More, in Columbus, present a book signing event with author Marianne Blanchard on July 26th from 1:00 to 3:00.
Her latest book is "The Adventures of Red Wing Roussillon, an Irish Setter."
405-458-5642    7/26

The next concert in the "Sunday Concerts at Providence" series will be presented at Providence Baptist Church, in Hendersonville on Sunday, July 27th at 3:00.  The concert will feature Katie Cilluffo, soprano and Bryant Belin, baritone with a variety of vocal music accompanied by pianist, Andrew Rogelberg. 
828-693-3081      7/27

Film Screening
The Hendersonville Film Society presents a screening of the 1956 film "The Searchers" - showing at 2:00 on Sunday July 27th at the Smoky Mountain Theater, in the Lake Point Landing Retirement Community, in Hendersonville.
828-697-7310           7/27

Grey Eagle Contra Dance
The Grey Eagle's Monday Night Contra Dance is happening on July 28th at 8:00 - at The Grey Eagle in Asheville.  Beginners Lessons start at 7:30. Music will be provided by "Boys of Buncombe" with Michael Hamilton calling.              7/28

SummerVoice Music Camp / Waynesville
Voices in the Laurel presents their "SummerVoice Music Camp" July 28th through August 1st at the First Baptist Church of Waynesville.  SummerVoice is open to singers in all area counties who will be entering 1st – 12th grades in the fall.  They will be divided into age groups to participate in a variety of musical experiences.  There will be half day and full day programs.
828-734-9163       7/28

Musicke Antiqua, an area early music consort, will perform a concert at Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:30.
828-883-8344      828-884-2645     7/29

Learn About the Hospice Care
The seminar “Busting the Myth on Hospice: the Who, What, When and How of Hospice Care Giving,” shares ways hospice care giving benefits individuals and families at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 29th at the Henderson County Public Library.  The open discussion format will cover a range of experiences and perspectives related to care giving. Moderator Dot Moyer, chairman of the Four Seasons Board of Directors, will lead the discussion.  The presentation is for current caregivers as well as those who believe that they may become caregivers at a future time.       7/29

Film Screening
The documentary "Triple Divide" will be shown on July 30th at 7:00 at Mad Batter in Sylva, and at the Fine Arts Theatre in downtown Asheville on July 31st at 7:00.       7/30-31

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
The "87th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival" - the nation’s longest running folk festival is coming to Asheville Thursday through Saturday, July 31st through August 2nd.  The concert begins each night at 7:00 at the Diana Wortham Theatre, in downtown Asheville. The three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers.
828-257-4530     7/31 - 8/2

ADHD Center for Success
CoachRudy Rodriguez from the ADHD Center for Success will present a Time Management Workshop on July 31st at the AB Tech Candler Campus from 6:00 to 9:00.  Registration required.
828-450-5769        7/31

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is happening Thursday through Saturday, July 31st through August 2nd at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville.  Introductions begin at 6:50, each evening and the show starts at 7:00.  The festival showcases a repertoire of mountain performers - old-timers as well as the newest generation of bluegrass and mountain string bands, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers.
828-257-4530         7/31-8/2

Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League
The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League presents the "47th Annual Members Juried Exhibit at the Red House Studios and Gallery" in Black Mountain. The opening reception is August 1st from 5:00 to 7:00.  The show runs through August 31.        8/1-31

Live Music
Jim Lauderdale & Carlene Carter will perform at The Orange Peel, in Asheville on August 1st.  Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 8:00.       8/1

AmiciMusic Presents "Italian Inspirations" featuring Rachel Patrick (Violin) and Daniel Wiser (Piano) on Friday, August 1st at 7:30 at White Horse Black Mountain.      8/1

Pack Memorial Library
The North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library, in Downtown Asheville, remembers the many talents of Asheville native Anthony Lord with an exhibit showcasing his paintings, architectural drawings and iron work. The exhibit will run from August 1 through August 31, 2014.
828-250-4740       8/1-31

Asheville Antique Show and Sale
The U-S Cellular Center will be the site for the "Asheville Antique Show and Sale" - August 1st through the 3rd.  The event will feature antiques and collectibles.  It runs from 10-5 on Friday and Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday.     8/1-3

Lake Junaluska Associates present concert pianist David Troy Francis performing the music of Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and American Hymns - with special Guest Star-Broadway performer Mark Morales on Saturday, August 2nd at 7:30 at the Stuart Auditorium - in Lake Junaluska.
828-452-2881      8/2

Writers' Workshop
The Writers' Workshop, in Asheville, presents the class “Creating and Publishing the Poetry Chapbook” on August 2nd from 10:00 to 4:00.
828-254-8111      8/2

"Accordion Time Machine," Anam Cara’s Experimental Theatre Ensemble, presents…"House Fire" on Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 - at the Toy Boat Community Art Space, in Asheville.      8/2

Village Art and Craft Fair
The 42nd Annual Village Art and Craft Fair - is happening August 2nd and 3rd on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls, in Biltmore Village.  The event features artisans from throughout the Southeast and East Coast.    8/2-3

White Horse Black Mountain
White Horse Black Mountain presents Acoustic Blues with Scott Ainslie on Sunday, August 3rd.  The show begins at 8:00.      8/3

English Country Dance
Homewood Event and Conference Center, in the Montford area of Asheville, will be the site for an English Country Dance on Sunday, August 3rd from 4:00 to 6:30.  A beginners' session starts at 3:30.  The leader for the dance is Bob Thompson with music by Atossa Kramer, Jane Weaver and Karen Gaughan.      8/3

The monthly series "Take Two: Jazz Duets at the White Horse Black Mountain" continues on Monday, August 4th... with Dr Bill Bares on piano and Andy Page on Guitar.  The concert begins at 7:30.        8/4

Creative Industry Management
The Asheville Area Arts Council in partnership with the NC REAL Institute, HandMade in America, and The Support Center’s Women’s Business Center of Western NC will be offering Creative Industry Management, Curriculum: Craft, a new entrepreneurship training course for craft artists in Buncombe County. The course will a utilize unique NC REAL teaching methods, Action Learning, and student generated learning meant to engage creative individuals. The learning experience involves activities with movement, brainstorming, team building, collaboration, quick timelines, problem solving, and perspective shifting.  The class will begin on Wednesday, August 6th, at HandMade in America - in Asheville.  Those interested can learn more at a Sneak Peek” on July 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 at HandMade in America.
828-258-0710        8/6

Shindig on the Green
The "48th Annual Shindig on the Green" continues in downtown Asheville on Saturday, August 9th at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage at Pack Square Park.  Other Shindigs will be held at the same location on August 16th, 23rd, and 30th.  The event is a celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville.
828-258-6101 x345    8/9-30

Children's Music Workshop
Spellbound Children's Bookshop, in Asheville, presents an Interactive music workshop for ages 3-7 with musician Sonia Brooks, (aka The Moozic Lady) on Saturday, August 9th at 11:30 - reservations are suggested.
828-708-7570      8/9

Bone Marrow Donations
You can register as a bone marrow donor on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00 to 2:00 at Groce United Methodist Church, in Asheville.  To get involved contact Groce United Methodist Church.
828-298-7647   8/9

Cooking Class
Asheville Art Museum presents “Back to Basics Cooking Class for Parent + Child” with Chef John Fleer on Tuesday, August 12th from 4:00 to 7:00.  The class will be at Rhubarb, at Pack Square, in Asheville.  Reservation deadline is Friday, August 1.         8/12

8th Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off
The "8th Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off" Festival Announces 2014 Lineup, Tickets on Sale Wednesday, June 18.  The five-day multi-venue festival spotlights more than 60 of the nation's comics.  The festival kicks off Tuesday August 12th, with the "Local Laughs for Brother Wolf" charity show at The Altamont Theatre. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.        8/12

Children's Music Workshop
Spellbound Children's Bookshop, in Asheville, presents an Interactive music workshop for ages 3-7 with musician Sonia Brooks, (aka The Moozic Lady) on Saturday, August 16th at 11:30 - reservations are suggested.
828-708-7570      8/16

Asheville Storytelling Circle
The Asheville Storytelling Circle presents a tell-off of "Folktales and Foolishness" on Sunday, August 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 - at the Buncombe County Recreation Park, Round Pavilion #3, adjacent to the WNC Nature Center.
828-667-4227    8/17

Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival / Cashiers
Some of the most riveting and moving student-created films from Western Carolina University’s annual Controlled Chaos Film Festivals will be shared at the inaugural Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival in Cashiers on Sunday, August 17th.  The event will be held at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley and will open with a reception at 6:00, followed by the screening of an hour-and-a-half of the most entertaining student films from the past five years.
828-227-7028    8/17

Fountainhead Bookstore
The Fountainhead Bookstore presents a launch of the new Ann B. Ross novel “Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day” on Tuesday, August 19th at 5:00 at the Skyland Theater in Hendersonville.
828-697-1870       8/19

Big Love Fest
Big Love Fest - showcasing indie, entrepreneurial and DIY Asheville is happening on August 24th in downtown Asheville.  The event features Asheville's indie microbusinesses, organizations and projects.  There will be 2 performance stages, with handcrafted local food, beer and more.      8/24

Organic Growers School / Harvest Conference
The Organic Growers School, in Asheville, presents "The 1st Annual Harvest Conference" featuring half and full day workshops on Friday and Saturday, September 5th and 6th.  The keynote speaker will be Janisse Ray.
828-564-1179        9/5-6