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

Arts and Performance / Community Calendar

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

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

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

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. 
828-884-2787      thru-8/15

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

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

Teen Science Experiments - Sylva
The Jackson County Public Library, in Sylva presents "Experimental Times. Teen Science Experiments" on Wednesday July 30th at 3:00. 
828-586-2016     7/30

Workshop / Cashiers
Mary Palmer Dargan will lead the garden workshop "My Magic Mix" on July 31st at Dovecote in Cashiers.  The workshop, will run from 10:00 to 2:00.  There will be a tour, plus a workshop on: using art elements in your garden, building terraces, lighting, drainage, building materials and more. Reservations are recommended.
828-743-0307     7/31

Live Music
5 Walnut, in downtown Asheville, presents live music from "Hank West & The Smokin' Hots" on July 31st from 8:00 to 10:00.      7/31

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

Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Seminar
Strauss and Associates presents a medicaid and veterans benefits seminar on Thursday, July 31st at 10:45 and 2:00 - at Habitat for Humanity, in Asheville. 
828-258-0994      7/31

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 Friday August 1st from 5:00 to 7:00.  The show runs through August 31st.    8/1

Lego Club for Kids
The Lego Club for Kids at the Enka-Candler Library will meet on Friday, August 1st at 4:00.  The club is for kids ages 5 to 12. 
250-4758     8/1

Asheville / First Friday Art Walk
The Downtown Asheville Art District’s First Friday Art Walk is happening on Friday August 1st from 5:00-8:00.

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

Valley River Art Guild
Downtown Murphy will host the First Friday Art Walk - presented by the Valley River Art Guild on Friday - August 1st, from 5:00 to 8:00.  Artisans will feature their weaving, pottery, basket making, quilting and woodworking and more.
828-644-0043       8/1

Pink Dog Creative
Pink Dog Creative, in Asheville presents the exhibit "Twenty Years of Progress - Large Scale Drawings by Tom Pazderka."
The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 1st from 6:00 to 8:00.  The exhibit remains on view through August 31st.       8/1-31

Drive Thru Cookout - Benefit
The Laurels of Hendersonville and Cherry Springs Village present a “Drive Thru Cookout” on Friday, August 1st from 11:00 to 1:00.  There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and more at The Laurels on Clear Creek Rd, in Hendersonville.  Proceeds from the event will go to Project We Care Henderson (Community Advocates Reaching the Elderly), to help support Meals on Wheels and MemoryCare, two agencies that address the needs of our Henderson County seniors by providing delivered meals to shut-ins and evaluation services to those struggling with memory loss.
828-692-6804     828-698-6504      8/1    

Live Music / Biltmore Park
The Series "Biltmore Town Square Concerts in the Park" continues on August 2nd from 7:00 to 9:00. The performance will be in the green space near Brixx Pizza and Hickory Tavern Grill & Raw Bar in Biltmore Park Town Square. Performing will be the "Michel Jons Band."      8/2

Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective
"Missed Connections" presented by the Bromelia Aerial Dance Collective - will be on stage on August 2nd at 2:00 and 8:00; and August 3rd at 2:00 - at the The Mothlight, in West Asheville. The performance features contemporary aerial dance with live accompaniment by local musicians. The Saturday night show is followed by DJ & Dance Party at 1:00.    8/2-3

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

Brevard Music Center Festival
The Brevard Music Center Festival - prersents the 2014 Season Finale featuring conductor Joann Faletta and pianist Conrad Tao on Sunday, August 3rd at 3:00 in the Whittington Pfohl Auditorium.       8/3

The Biltmore Brass Quintet will perform at St. Matthias Church, in Asheville, on Sunday August 3rd at 3:00.  The program will include works by Bach, Martini, S. Ward, Morricone and L. Anderson.
828-252-0643    828-242-3924     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

Midsummer Night’s Feast
Midsummer Night’s Feast is happening on August 4th.  The "Farm to Table" Dinner will benefit local organic farmers -  bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC.  The Midsummer Night’s Feast includes a sit-down meal, a film screening of the movie "GMO OMG" and a panel discussion featuring leaders of the local food community. The event will take place at the Hub, in West Asheville.  Doors open at 5:30.         8/4

Living Web Farms
 Living Web Farms, in Mills River, is offering a "Blight and Other Tomato Terrors Workshop" on August 5th from 6:30 to 8:00. The class will look at techniques for dealing with tomato diseases, from blight to blossom end rot. There will be information on prevention, soil health and nutrition, disease ID, and more.
828-891-4497   8/5

Jewish Jazz
AmiciMusic presents "JEWISH JAZZ" with Rachel Patrick, Matthew Boyles and Daniel Weiser on Wednesday, August 6th at 7:30 at White Horse Black Mountain.  The performance features the music of Milhaud, Schoenfield, Gershwin, Glick, and Benny Goodman.
828-669-0816    8/6

Pack Memorial Library
The Pack Memorial Library, in Asheville, presents a summer film series in August called "The Great American Musical" - on Wednesday, August 6th there will be a showing Mary Poppins at 3:00.  The film will be shown in Lord Auditorium.
828-250-4700       8/6

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

Editing Digital Photos Using Pixlr / Sylva
The Jackson County Public Library, in Sylva, are offering a class on editing digital photos online on Wednesday, August 6th at 5:45.  The class will be in the library's computer lab
828-586-2016     8/6

Transylvania County Art Guild
Local plein air painter, John E. Davis, will present a program at the August 7th meeting of the Transylvania County Art Guild at the  Transylvania Parks and Recreation Center.  The meeting and program will begin at 1:00. 
828-885-2573      8/7

ECO’s 7th Annual Green Homes and Edible Gardens Tour
The 2014 edition of "ECO’s Annual Green Homes and Edible Gardens Tour" is happening on August 9th.  This self-driving tour focuses on edible gardens and landscaping in addition to providing information on solar installations and small-house design.   Seven locations in Henderson County will be in the tour which runs from 10:00 to 4:00.  Home owners and gardeners will be on hand to describe their experiences and answer questions.
828-692-0385       8/9

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

Southern Highland Craft Guild
The Southern Highland Craft Guild presents a celebration of wood crafts at "Wood Day" on Saturday - August 9th at the Folk Art Center.  There will be live demonstrations, and the "14th Annual Carve Off" from 10:00 to 4:00.    8/9

2nd Saturday Studio Show
The 2nd Saturday Studio Show and sale will be held on August 9th at the historic Red House in Black Mountain, from 11:00 to 4:00.  Studios will be open to welcome guests with demos by featured artists Deb Anderson, Pat Cotterill and Ursula Goebels-Ellis.
828-669-0351     8/9

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

Carolina Mountain Woodturners
The Carolina Mountain Woodturners and the Southern Highlands Craft Guild will sponsor a woodturning demonstration by Molly Winton on Saturday August 16th from 10:00 to 4:00, at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.  Winton turns objects and then decorates them with pyrography.      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