April Plan Ahead: Your Asheville events calendar

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Happy April, Asheville. 🌷 If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to the flowers blossoming, sunny days, and spring showers— and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in AVL.

All month long

  • Be the Change Challenge & Virtual Race | Fri., April 15- Sat., April 30 | Various times | Virtual | $30+ | Help raise funds for the Be the Change Grant and programs of the Junior League of Asheville.
  • Kate Coleman | All month | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Asheville Gallery of Art, 82 Patton Ave. | Free | Look at this swannanoa resident’s paintings that are inspired by the nature around her. 
  • Trek Bicycle Asheville’s “Change for Change” | Sat., April 9- Thurs., April 28 | Various Times | Trek Bicycle Asheville, 4 S Tunnel Rd. | Donations | Put a coins in the box of your favorite organization and support the local cycling and outdoor community.  
  • Human | Thurs., April 28 -Fri., May 15 | Various Times | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | Free | This play explores human-ness, its extinction, and how to stay connected. 

April 1-3 

Friday, April 1 

  • John King Country Singer from Nashville | Fri., April 1 | 8 p.m. | Reeb Ranch, 315 Shoals Falls Rd., Hendersonville | $27 | Bring a chair or blanket and listen to original country tunes. 🎶
  • The Widdler, Pushloop, Chief Kaya, McDubbin | Fri., April 1 | 8 p.m. | Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Ave. | $23+ | Enjoy more than three years worth of  unreleased music on the Back to the Basics tour. 🎵
  • Soft Kill | Fri., April 1 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $14 | Thoughtful and evocative original tunes from a Portland, Oregon-based indie rock band.. 🎤
  • Total Gold | Fri., April 1 | 10 p.m. | O’Henrys, 237 Haywood St. | Free | Come dance with local DJs. 
  • Film Screening: King Richard | Fri., April 1 | 1-3:35 p.m. | Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. | Free | Watch the Oscar Winning Film about the tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams.

Saturday, April 2

  • Community Conversations | Sat., April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Black WallStreet, 8 River Arts Pl. | Free | A discussion from community members on how to prepare all Asheville City and Buncombe County students to graduate from high school ready to pursue their dreams by 2035. 
  • Week of the Young Child Kick Off | Sat., April 2 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | The local kick off for this annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children features chalk, bubbles, live animals, and more.
  • Shaping a book of Essays | Sat., April 2 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Learn to shape your essays into a book with authors Sebastian Matthews and Rebecca McClanahan.
  • Glass & Metal Day | Sat., April  2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy. | Free | Watch artisans craft + create using metal and glass with a range of techniques. 
  • Yin+ Pin | Sat., April  2 | 10-11:30 a.m | Western Carolina Chiropractic, 1200 Patton Ave. | $45 | Find feelings of relaxation and grounding through guided yin yoga poses. 
  • Spring Bloom -Garden Party Gala | Sat., April 2 | 2-5 p.m. | Rendezvous, 184 New Haw Creek Rd. | $12+ | This annual benefit for the Asheville Waldorf School will feature a silent auction, live music, and more.🌷
  • Aries Season | Sat., April 2 | 9 p.m. | Static Age Records, 110 N Lexington Ave. | $7 | Celebrate the Aries season by bringing some chaos to the dance floor.
  • Italian Cooking Class | Sat., April 2 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 East Sondley Dr. | $85 | Learn how to make home-made gnocchi w lamb ragu, some vegetable side dishes and profiteroles with chocolate sauce for dessert.
  • The SPARC Creative Market | Sat., April 2 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 225 E. Chestnut St. | Free | Shop and meet 20+ artists, health experts, and community partners at the third annual Creative Market.*

Sunday, April 3

  • The Opera Locos | Sun., April 3 | 7 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $48 | Five eccentric opera singers perform physical comedy and repertoire from composers of their genre.   
  • Daniel Rossen | Sun., April 3 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $33 | The guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the indie rock band Grizzly Bear performs solo work. .🎤
  • Northern Lights | Sun., April 3 | 3 p.m. | Lipinsky Auditorium at UNC Asheville, 300 Library Ln., | $15 | Guest conductor John Gordon leads the orchestra in a Nordic-inspired ode to winter.🎶
  • What is this Really About? | Sun., April 3 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | This class for creative nonfiction writers examines how to make readers care about your writing..📝
  • Paws & Pints | Sun., April 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Sip beers and help support Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. 🍻
  • Sunday Bluegrass Jam Series | Sun., April 3 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Zillicoah Beer Company, 870 Riverside Dr. | Free | Bluegrass music live by the river. 🎼
  • AVL Punk Flea Market | Sun., April 3 | 12-4 p.m. | Fleetwoods, 496 Haywood Rd. | Free | Shop records, jewelry, prints, leather, beer, and more. 🛍
  • 3rd Annual Lenten Arts Series | Sun., April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. | Donation Based | Help support local playwrights and produce exciting work that has not been seen in this region. 
  • The Sandlot & Manna Food Drive | Sun., April 3  | 2 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Broker Asheville will be conducting a Food Drive and host a film screening.

April 4-10 

Monday, April 4

  • Dolly Day at The Hop West | Mon., April 4 | 2-8 p.m. | The Hop West, 721 Haywood Rd. | Free | Sign up your little one to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and take a selfie with a life-sized Dolly cardboard cut-out.
  • 4th Annual Outdoor Economy Conference | Mon., April 4 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.| Harrah’s Cherokee Conference Center | $175 |  Connect, learn, and get inspired by  leaders and doers working to grow the outdoor industry.

Tuesday, April 5 

  • April Business After Hours | Tues., April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Givens Estates, 2360 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Make new connections with other Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce members. 
  • Community Conversations | Tues., April 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Edington Center, 133 Livingston St. | Free | A discussion from community members on how to help all Asheville City and Buncombe County students to graduate from high school ready to pursue their dreams by 2035.
  • Car Seat Headrest Masquerade Tour | Tues., April 5 | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $27 | American indie rockers.🎸
  • Taking the Leap | Tues., April 5 | 6-8 p.m. | UNC Asheville, 118 WT Weaver Building | Free | This four week-long cohort discusses different aspects of starting a business
  • Generating Ideas for Short Fiction | Tues., April 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Brainstorm content ideas with award-winning author Doug Ramspeck. 🧠
  • Dine to Be Kind 2022 | Tues., April 5 | 7 a.m.-11:45 p.m. | Local restaurants | Various prices | Dine locally to help support the Asheville Humane Society. 🍽
  • Literacy Together Volunteer Orientation | Tues., April 5 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to help those struggling with literacy.📚
  • A Solar Panel Panel | Tues., April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Informative and interactive discussion on solar panels 
  • ACMS Presents the American Brass Quintet | Tue., April 5 | 8-10 p.m. | Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. | $40 | The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time.*

Wednesday, April 6

  • Smart Series: Acts of Conscious Inclusion | Wed., April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. + Virtual | $15+ | Foster inclusivity by discussing biases and microaggressions that can others.   
  • TODD SNIDER | Wed., April 6 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $35 | This American singer-songwriter will be playing music, telling stories, and taking requests.🎤
  • Rob Greenfield, Be The Change in a Messed-up World | Wed., April 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave. | Free | The activist + humanitarian discusses how to make a difference.
  • Home Exhibition vs Fayetteville | Wed., April 6 | 6:35 p.m. | McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Pl. | $13 | Join the battle of the villes.⚾️ 
  • Black Mountain Community Drop-In Event | Wed., April 6 | 3-6 p.m. | Black Mountain Library, 105 N Dougherty St. | Free | Engage with community members over  the 2043 Buncombe County Comprehensive Plan.

Thursday, April 7 

  • Musical Brush | Thurs., April 7 | 4:30 p.m. | Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon | $40 | Dr.Igor Begelman will take you on a journey through time to witness how visual + musical artists have inspired each other. 
  • Literacy Together Volunteer Orientation | Thurs., April 7 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to help those struggling with literacy.📚
  • Community Conversations | Thurs., April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Edington Center, 133 Livingston St. | Free | A discussion from community members on how to prepare all Asheville City and Buncombe County students to graduate from high school ready to pursue their dreams by 2035. 
  • Season of Promise | Thurs., April 7 | 6 p.m. | Bottle Riot, 37 Paynes Way | Free | Newly-curated selections featuring artists Armone Pinkey, Emma Ensley, and Julianna Chioma. 🖼
  • Shakespeare Present: Twelfth Night | Thurs., April 7 -Sun, April 10 | Various Times | Donations | Carol Belk Theatre, 1 University Heights | TheatreUNCA and Venture Shakespeare’s joint production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. 
  • Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic | Thurs., April 7 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $15 | This open mic features local stand up comedian Jess Cooley whose material centers on personal subjects like Autism, religion, and more! 
  •  Money Visioning & Goal Setting |Thurs., April 7 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.
  • Firearms Awareness & Understanding | Thurs., April 7 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Basic educational discussion on what firearms are + how to handle them. 
  • Painting for Prevention Art Exhibit and Auction | Thurs., April 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Russell and Armstrong Gallery, 24 N. Lexington Ave. | Free | This is an awareness and auction event for Child Abuse Prevention Month + the Mountain Child Advocacy Center, sponsored by Mission Health.*

 Friday, April 8 

  • Ian Sherwood | Fri., April 8 | 8 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $35 | Listen to this artist’s mix of folk and pop-inspired music. 🎼
  • Western North Carolina Black Business Expo | Fri., April 8-Sun., April 10 | Various times | Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, 1 Resort Dr. | Free- $50 | Join this inaugural expo hosted by ​​WNC Minority Business Association.
  • Adam and the Testifiers Live | Fri., April 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Original indie and funk-inspired tunes.  
  • Court of the Grandchildren | Fri., April 8- Sat., April 23 | Various Times | The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. | $25 | CHeck out this play set in 2051 when AI has advanced and the younger generations rebel against it.   
  • Ivory Road Pop Up Dinner | Fri., April 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Botanist & Barrel, 32 Broadway St. | $58.40 | 4 course paired dinner.  
  • YMCA Mobile Market | Fri., April 8 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Oakley/South Asheville Library, 749 Fairview Rd. | Free | Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for your family.   

Saturday, April 9

  • Summer Camp Expo | Sat., April 9 | 1-4 p.m. | Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | Meet representatives from different camps and start planning for the summer.☀️
  • NAR an Exhibition of Mixed Media Collage | Sat., April 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 15 Broadway St. | Free | The grand opening of artist Nabil El Jaouhari’s exhibition features collages that explore fire’s capacity to destroy and recreate. 🖼
  • Catch the Excitement: Kids Fishing Tournament | Sat., April 9 | 8-11:30 p.m. | Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Rd. | $10 | Kids 15 and younger can compete at this catch-and-release tournament. 🎣
  • Masterworks 4 Enigma | Sat., April 9 | 8 p.m. | Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St. | $12+ | Conductor Darko Butorac and pianist Orion Weiss perform works by Brahams, Mozart, and Elgar. 🎼
  • Vintage Pop Up + Yard Sale | Sat., April 9 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2 Westwood Pl. | Free | Multiple local vendors with clothes, furniture, dishes, homegoods, and more. 🛍
  • LOAM – Tarah Singh + Alex Stilber exhibit | Sat., April 9 | 4-7 p.m. | Art Garden AVL, 191 Lyman St. | TBD | Through mixed media this mother and daughter explore the many layers of the human experience. 🖼
  • We Write The Songs | Sat., April 9 | 8 p.m. | American Vinyl Co., 217 Coxe Ave. | $10 | A night of music and songs performed by songwriters and storytellers including Zaq Squares (Of The Stars), Descolada (Colton Ray Nelson), Matthew Schwartz (of Pacifico), and Drew Montgomery.🎤
  • Cordage: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Fibers and Ropemaking | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Asheville | 45+ | Hands-on workshop where you’ll learn to make cordage from a variety of natural plant + animal fibers. 🪢
  • Book It to the Sidewalk Pop-Up Sale | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Black Mountain Library 105 Dougherty St. | Free | Books for all ages at great prices.
  • Joe Troop & Larry Bellorin | Sat., April 9 | 8 p.m. | Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave. | $10 | Listen to the two multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders.
  • Marketing Workshop | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Focal Point, 125 S Lexington Ave. | $39 | Workshop to show you how to get the word out for your business. 
  • What are you afraid of? | Sat., April 9 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | All writers learn to write from your most vulnerable core with award-winning author Latria Graham.
  • Swamp Rats Live | Sat., April 9 | 7-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Punk/metal inspired bluegrass/folk act.
  • North Asheville Bird Walk | Sat., April 9 | 9 a.m. | Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1056 Merrimon Ave. | Free | Make sure to register for this walk with the Blue Ridge Audubon Society for a guided bird-watching excursion.   
  • Youth Studio: Exploring Shape, Pattern, and Color | Sat., April 9 | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Sq. | Free | Create abstracted and realistic artworks inspired by shape, pattern, and color in the Museum’s exhibitions. 
  • Sand Hill Community Garden Workday | Sat., April 9 | 9-11 a.m. | BC Sports Park, 58 Apac Cir. | Free | Work with the community in any capacity needed. 

Sunday, April 10 

  • An Afternoon with Ann Harwell | Sun, April 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Momentum Gallery, 52 Broadway St. | Free | See pieces of fabric quilted into scenes of outer space, astral phenomena, people, and so much more. 
  • Magical Mead Making | Sun., April 10 | 1-4 p.m. | Barnardsville | Sliding scale | Hands-on workshop will guide participants through the process of harvesting ingredients and preparing them for mead.   
  • Molly Hatchet | Sun., April 10 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $25 | American Southern rock band.🎶
  • Great Smokies Eco-Adventure |Sun., April 10-Tues., April 12 | 12-4 p.m. | Great Smoky Mountains National Park | $950 | This three day, two night outing includes guided hikes, luxurious off-grid camping, local eats, and live music.

April 11-17 

Monday, April 11

  • Spring Break Workshops 2022 | Mon., April 11- Fri., April 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave. | $280 | A week full of engaging STEM themed activities focusing on Spring.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Mon., April 11 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.

Tuesday, April 12 

  • Swing Dance + Lessons | Wed., April 13 | 7-10 p.m. | Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave. | $8+ | Learn and dance Swing.
  • Danielle Nicole | Wed., April 12 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Blues+Rock singer and bass player.    

Wednesday, April 13

  • Creativity Lab | Wed., April 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Story Parlor, 227A Haywood Rd. | $299 | A six-week exploration of the creative process. 
  • Equal Pay Day Event | Wed., April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | UNC Asheville, 1 University Heights and virtual | $10+ | A discussion on the wage and investment gaps and what we can do to remedy them
  • Hi-Wire Brewing’s Pop Up Twilight Market | Wed., April 13 | 4-8 p.m. | RAD Beer Garden, 284 Lyman St. | Free | 20+ vendors highlighting local creatives. 
  • in bloom: the spring market | Wed., April 13  | 6-9 p.m. | The Hideaway, 49 Broadway St. | $17 | Meditation circle + shopping local women owned businesses.
  • The Lifespan of a Fact | Wed., April 13-Sun., April 15 | 7:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. on Sundays| NC Stage Company, 15 Stage Ln. | $20+ | Check out this play about a young fact checker and how he might fall into some trouble.   

Thursday, April 14

  • Ribbon Cutting for Darë Vegan Cheese | Thurs., April 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 12 Locust Cove Rd., Weaverville| Free | Celebrate the grand opening of its brick and mortar with bites and drinks and   tour of the facility.
  • Customizable Friends Sign | Thurs., April 14 | 6:30-8:30 | Painting with a Twist, 2 Town Square Blvd. | $42+ | Customize your own Friends-themed sign.   
  • The Rhythmic Arts Project | Thurs., April 14 | 4 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sand Hill Rd. | Free | Club that embraces rhythm as a method to learn basic life skills, as well as teaching reading, writing and arithmetic
  • Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic | Thurs., April 14 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $15 | This open mic features local stand up comedian Morgan Bost who brand of comedy is described as smart. 
  • West of Caroline | Thurs., April 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom, 56 Patton Ave. | Free | Young blues rock trio.
  • Run, Slither, Swim | Thurs., April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston Ave. | Free | Slither, flutter and crawl around in animal fashion while learning about animals.
  • Belay Buds+ Brews | Thurs., April 14 | 6-10 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | $5 | Learn how to belay and drink some brews.   
  • Libation Station Film Project | Thurs., April 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | Free | Film screening of Cerro Torre where climbers David Lama and Peter attempt to climb the most difficult route in the world.
  • Easter Egg Hunt | Thurs., April 14 | TBD | BB Barns, 3377 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Shop, find eggs and win prizes.

Friday, April 15 

  • Lua Flora Live | Fri., April 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Local folk band performs harmonious, Americana-inspired tunes
  • Billie Jean King Cup | Fri., April 15-Sat., April 16 | Various times | Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville | $40+ | Best-of-five match series between USA and Ukraine. 🎾
  • Slothrust | Fri., April 15 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | American alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts.🎶
  • PATIO SHOW: Hannah Kaminer, Kathryn O’Shea, Laura Boswell | Fri., April 15 | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $12 | Come listen to three local folk artists.🎤
  • Bare Feet, Bootstraps, and Liberation | Fri., April 15 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This panel focuses on exploring the complex journey to reconciliation in the USA as an inter-institutional discussion.

Saturday, April 16 

  • Garden Phenology | Sat., April 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Shiloh Community Garden, 59 Hampton St. | Free | Learn about the seasonal changes and natural life cycles of flora and fauna around the garden. 🪴
  • Mushroom Log Plugging Workshop | Sat., April 16 | 2-5 p.m. | Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St. | $50 | Learn to grow gourmet + medicinal mushrooms through hands-on demonstrations by The Forest Farmacy. 🍄
  • Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza | Sat., April 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Crossroads Church, 20 S Bear Creek Rd. | Free | Petting zoo, bounce houses, and 10,000 filled eggs for the little ones to find. 🐣
  • Plant Club Pop-up | Sat., April 16 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Art Garden AVL, 191 Lyman St. | Free | Find everything from rare tropicals to native medicinals at this event featuring 10+ local vendors. 🌱 
  • Easter Scavenger Hunt | Sat., April 16 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Biltmore | $86+ | Find giant Easter eggs in the gardens, inside Biltmore House, and in Antler Hill Village. 
  • The Chris Mondak Band | Sat., April 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Listen to Nashville composer and bassist.
  • Re-launch Party | Sat., April 16 | 2 p.m.-2 a.m. | Getaway River Bar, 790 Riverside Dr. | Dance, chill, drink, and eat all day long.     
  • Grand Opening at NC Open Gym | Sat., April 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | NC Open Gym, 565 Long Shoals Rd. | Free | Celebrate the new gym and join in on a workout.
  • Blossom & Become | Sat., April 16 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Willow Moon Farm, 3652 Gabriels Creek Rd., Jupiter | $25 | first annual, benefit for the Courtney Brooke Allen Memorial Scholarship with music, food, flowers and more.  
  •  Spring Open House | Sat., April 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Thyme in the Garden, 190 Weaverville Rd. | Free | Celebrate 15 years of this business with shopping plants, veggies, herbs, and more. 

Sunday, April 17

  • Brunch Pop-Up | Sun., April 17 | 12 p.m. | Bottle Riot, 37 Paynes Way | TBD | Easter Sunday Brunch.
  • Easter Egg Giveaway | Sun., April 17 | 11:30 a.m. | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 39 N Lexington Ave. | Free | Celebrate Easter with an egg giveaway and great cider.    

April 18-24

Monday, April 18

Tuesday, April 19 

  • Asheville Downtown Cleanup | Tues., April 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave.| Free | Gear will be provided + celebrate at the end with refreshments from Devil’s Foot Beverage Company.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Tues., April 19 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.
  • Prevention Screening “Spare the Child” | Tues., April 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Mountain Child Advocacy,124 College St. | Free |  A local film production from the Justice Film Collective dealing with child abuse.
  • Poetry Night | Tues., April 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | BAD Craft, 128 Cherry St. Black Mountain. | Free | Read your poems or just come and listen.  
  • 2022 Chicken Volunteer Training | Tues., April 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Rd. |  Register and help manage around 150 chickens.

Wednesday, April 20

  • Knitting 102 Class | Wed.,  April 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Echoview Fiber Mill, 70-76 Jupiter Rd., Weaverville | $45 | Elevate your knitting skills by learning to ​​turn your basic stitches into a usable garment.🧶
  • Sexual Abuse in Long-Term Care | Wed.,  April 20 | 10-11:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A team approach to preventing abuse and protecting residents webinar.
  • Legalize Appalachia | Wed.,  April 20 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about cannabis within Appalachia and learn how to help with the decriminalization of it within the south.  

Thursday, April 21 

  • Todrick Hall | Thurs., April 21 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25+ | This singer, songwriter, choreographer, and YouTube sensation takes the stage. 
  • Enchanted April | Thurs., April 21-Sun., April 24 | Various times | Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon I Donations | Follow the adventures of four women going on holiday together in this Tony award-nominated play.
  • Conversation on Conservation | Thurs., April 21 | 1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about conservation with a group of knowledgeable panelists like Lauren Pharr, Wildlife PhD Student from NC State University and others.   
  • All things recycling | Thurs., April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd. | Free | Casi Lohmeyer, Buncombe County’s Recycling Coordinator, presents on all things recycling and composting in AVL. 
  • Up Jumped Three | Thurs., April 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom, 56 Patton Ave. | Free | All-original jazz music.
  • Kanuga Job Fair | Thurs., April 21 | 12-6 p.m. | Kanuga, 471 Kanuga Chapel Dr. | Free | Learn about the employment opportunities here. 

Friday, April 22 

  • Ribbon Cutting for Wild Birds Unlimited | Fri., April 22 | 12-5 p.m. | Wild Birds Unlimited, 10 Crispin Ct. Suite D-102 | Free | Celebrate the newly remodeled store with coffee, cake, and sips from Holy Water Seltzer Brew Pub.
  • The Early Worm | Fri., April 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Local band playing funk, rock, and nostalgia music. 
  • “Artist’s Update on Ukraine: Through the Eyes and Eggs of Andrea Kulish” | Fri., April 22 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Marquee, 36 Foundy St. | Free | Ukrainian artist and activist talks about her Ukrainian pysanky eggs and how to help immediately in Ukraine. 
  • Earth Day Clean + Trash Bash | Fri., April 22 | 2-9 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | Free | Get a group and clean up an area of your choice then drop off the trash.   
  • First Responders & Frontline Heroes Appreciation event | Fri., April 22 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | Crown Plaza, 1 Resort Dr. | $25 | Show your appreciation and enjoy breakfast, music and awards.
  • Madison Country Potters Market | Fri., April 22 | Various Times | Marshall High Studios, 115 Blannahassett Island Rd. | Free | Celebrate its 10 year anniversary with shopping for some pottery.
  • Boys Campus Open House at French Broad River Academy | Fri., April 22 | 10-11 a.m. | French Broad River Academy Boys Campus, 1990 Riverside Dr. | Free | Attend the Boys Program Open House to learn more about this independent middle school that combines academics, experiential learning outdoor adventures, service, and travel.*

Saturday, April 23 

  • Goat Yoga – Morning Session | Sat., April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Franny’s Farm, 22 Frannys Farm Rd. | $25 | Interactive, all-levels yoga experience with baby goats. 🐐
  • 70th Annual Spring Plant Sale | Sat., April 23 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1000 Hendersonville Rd. | Free | Featuring 16 local growers and businesses.  
  • Spring Liberation Celebration | Sat., April 23 | 11 a.m. | Peace Gardens & Market, 47 Byrant St. | Sliding Scale | Peace Gardens annual spring plant sale with live music, BIPOC vendors, libations and more. 
  • Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration | Sat., April 23 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Moore Center, 303 Lookout Rd. | Free | Come select native plants from local nurseries and learn about native species.    
  • Bach the Teacher | Sat., April 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Cathedral of All Souls, 9 Swan St. | $25 | Listen to the modern-day premieres of musical motets from Florilegium Portense to celebrate its 400th anniversary.    
  • Indian Cooking Class | Sat., April 23 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E Sondley Dr. | $85 |  Explore the unique flavors of Indian cuisine and learn about the native spices and their therapeutic qualities.

Sunday, April 24

  • PATIO SHOW: Samara Jade | Sun., April 24 | 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Modern folk and multi-instrumentalist songwriter. 🎶
  • Manipulating Time | Sun., April 24 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Learn how to effectively manipulate time in fiction or nonfiction with author Tessa Fontaine.📝
  • Bike Clinic: Basic Maintenance w/ Matty Semkowich | Sun., April 24 | 2-5:30 p.m. | ReCyclery, 90 Biltmore Ave. | Sliding scale | Register to learn the basics of bike mechanics including flat repairs, brakes, derailleurs, torque specs, and proper bicycle sizing. 🚲
  • Artful Adventure: Let’s Eat! | Sun., April 24 | 11:30-12:15 | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Sq. | Free | Join for a friendly, themed interactive gallery tours.   
  • Rebuilding Affrilachia World Tour Pop-Up Art Show | Sun., April 24 | 12 p.m. | 8 River Arts Pl. | Free | Will feature DeWayne B-Love Barton art that represents his African American heritage and his lifelong work rebuilding communities. 
  • Seth Walker | Sun., April 24 | 2-6 p.m. | Olivette Riverside Pavilion, 1069 Olivette Rd. | $25 | American electric blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
  • Torah on Tap: Jews, God, and Pandemics | Sun., April 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | CBI, 229 Murdock Ave. | Discussion of the history of plagues and pandemics to see how they’ve affected the Jewish community.
  • Communion | Sun., April 24 | 5 p.m. | Mother, 20 Artful Way | Free | Block party to celebrate the new monthly wine+bread club.
  •  Earth Day Kids Festival | Sun., April 24 | 12-4 p.m. |  Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Learn about plants, animals, mountains, comparing, recycling, and more.
  • 2022 Mountain Chaser Release | Sun., April 24 | 12-5 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy | Free | Scavenger hunts, guided walks, live music and the first meadow market of the season. 

April 25-30

Monday, April 25

  • Girls Middle School Open House at French Broad River Academy | Mon., April 25 | 10-11 a.m. | French Broad River Academy Girls Campus, 1420 Riverside Dr. | Free | Attend the Girls Program Open House to learn more about this independent middle school that combines academics, experiential learning outdoor adventures, service, and travel.*

Tuesday, April 26 

  • Teresa Lee | Tues., April 26 | 7-10 p.m. | Ginger’s Revenge, 829 Riverside Dr. | $18 | Laugh along with stand up comedian, writer, and retired gogo dancer. 
  • ALT ASO | Tues., April 26 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $40 | Experience the golden era of American music in this new series that takes the orchestra to unique locations throughout Asheville.
  • Our Turn To Play Scholarship Dinner | Tues., April 26 | 6 p.m. | The Sherrill Center and Kimmell Arena, 227 Campus Dr. | $150 | Come hear USGA CEO Mike Whan speak, while raising funds for female student-athlete scholarships.
  • FLO 200th Birthday Celebration | Tues., April 26 | 12-6 p.m. | NC Arboretum | Free | Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted the father of landscape architecture with live music and games.

Wednesday, April 27

  • Grand opening of Julieta Fumberg Creative | Wed., April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Julieta Fumberg Creative, 348 Depot St. | Free | Celebrate the launch of this new business with hors d’oeuvres, drinks provided, a free mini photo session door prize.
  • Mat Kearney | Wed., April 27 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25+ | Nashville-based pop artist.🎶  
  • Back in the Spotlight | Wed., April 27 | 7 p.m. | Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 90 Gay St. | $5+ | An all-school musical revue performed by the K-8th grade students of The Learning Community School.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Wed., April 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.  
  • Coffee and Equali-Tea Time | Wed., April 27 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | An LGBTQ+ safe space to ask questions, encourage involvement, advocate and learn.

Thursday, April 28 

  • Jacqueline Kelsh Live | Thurs., April 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom, 56 Patton Ave. | Free | Folk, country, singer-songwriter.
  • Catch Me If You Can | Thurs., April 28-Thura., May 14  | Various Times | Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy. | $35 | Comedy thriller of a classic Broadway whodunit.  
  • Human | Thurs., April 28 -Fri., May 15 | Various Times | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | Free | This play explores human-ness, its extinction, and how to stay connected.  
  • Strawberry Gap Volunteer Workday | Thurs., April 28 | 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Strawberry Gap Trail, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd. | Free | Help remove non-native invasive plant species from the land surrounding the trail.
  • Dining Out For Life | Thurs., April 28 | 7 a.m.-11 p.m. | Participating WNC restaurants | Prices vary | Support HIV prevention and client care in our community by Dining Out For Life at your favorite participating restaurant.* 

Friday, April 29

  • Color me Goodwill | Fri., April 29 | 6 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $20+ | Seven local designers present fresh, color-inspired pieces using clothing from Goodwill. 
  • ​​Joe Russos Almost Dead | Fri., April 29 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $45+ | Grateful Dead rock cover band.🎸  
  • Helado Negro | Fri., April 29 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $17 | Latin folk and electronic artist. 
  • Craft Cinema: Daughters of the Dust Screening | Fri., April 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St. | Donation | Film screening about the 1991 Sundance-winning film written and directed by Julie Dash.
  • Jesse Barry Live | Fri., April 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Soulful blues. 
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Fri., April 29 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.   
  • Film Screening: West Side Story | Fri., April 29 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. | Free | Community film screening of the adaptation of the 1957 musical.  
  • The Giver | Fri., April 29 | Various Times | Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St. | $26 | Adaptation of The Giver, a young adult dystopian novel written by Lois Lowry.  
  • Star Gaze | Fri., April 29 | 8:15 p.m. | Grassland Mountain Observatory, 2890 Grassland Pkwy. | Free | Watch the starry night from a perfect location.
  • 2022 Volunteer Work Day: Garlic Mustard Pull in the Roan | Fri., April 29 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Roan Mountain State Park, 527 TN-143 Roan Mountain | Free | remove invasive garlic mustard from the Park and heavily trafficked highways around Carver’s Gap.

Saturday, April 30

  • Natural Elements Art & Craft Workshop with Ona Cavey | Sat., April 30 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Art Garden AVL, 191 Lyman St. | $49 | Workshop using natural elements to create art.
  • Spring Makers Market | Sat., April 30 | 12-6 p.m. | Oak and Grist Distilling Company, 1556 Grovestone Rd. | Free | Shop from 30+ WNC Vendors and try out the Cajun food Pop-Up.
  • Chalwa Live | Sat., April 30 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Local reggae band.
  • Pisgah Project Day 2022 | Sat., April 30 | TBD | Pisgah Ranger District | Free | Register to volunteer and pick from a wide range of tasks you want to help with.   
  • Spring Fling Farm Fest | Sat., April 30 | 11:30 a.m.- 4p.m. | Ross Farm, 91 Holbrook Rd. | Free | Shop from the farm and CBD products + enjoy live music from local musicians. 
  • Mindtreks Forum: Learn, Discuss, Connect |  Sat., April 30 | 9:30 a.m. | Parker Concert Hall, 349 Andante Ln. | $45 | Learn about the climate change happening in WNC.   
  • Raise a Home Auction | Sat., April 30 | 6-9 p.m. | A.B Teach Mission Health Event Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr. | $50 | Help raise money for the Beloved Village. 
  • Spring Fling Farm Fest | Sat., April 30 | 11:30 a.m.- 4p.m. | Ross Farm, 91 Holbrook Rd. | Free | Shop from the farm and CBD products + enjoy live music from local musicians. 
  • Mindtreks Forum: Learn, Discuss, Connect |  Sat., April 30 | 9:30 a.m. | Parker Concert Hall, 349 Andante Ln. | $45 | Learn about the climate change happening in WNC.   
  • Raise a Home Auction | Sat., April 30 | 6-9 p.m. | A.B Teach Mission Health Event Center, 16 Fernihurst Dr. | $50 | Help raise money for the Beloved Village.