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#PlanAhead: Your February Asheville events calendar

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#PlanAhead: Your February Asheville events calendar

Week of Feb. 1-7 

Monday | February 1st

Show 

Blue Monday with Mr Jimmy | Mon., Feb. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview | Free | Live blues.

Learn

Mishnah Pe’ah Learning Group | Mon., Feb. 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Jewish ancestral agricultural practices with scholar-in-residence Justin Goldstein. 

Wellness

Asheville FIT 50 Challenge | Mon., Feb. 1-Thurs., Apr. 1 | All Day | Virtual | Free, Register | Walk, run + roll 50 miles in 60 days to get a prize. 

Community

Compassionate Communication in Community Overview | Mon., Feb. 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to best practice nonviolent + interpersonal communication. 

Community

Animonday | Mon., Feb. 1 | 1-9 p.m. | Asheville Retrocade, 800 Haywood Rd. | Free | Talk, game + listen to all things anime. 

Cause

2nd Annual “A Heart for CART” | Mon., Feb. 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Brandy Bar, 504 7th Ave. E., Hendersonville | $10 Donation | All proceeds go to Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust. 

Tuesday | February 2nd

Watch

Night Time is the Right Time | Tues., Feb. 2 | 12:05-12:35 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Listen to featured works by Bach, Cochereau, Decker, + Vierne.

Network

Fletcher Area Business Association Coffee Club | Tues., Feb. 2 | 8-9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Brew coffee + network with local business leaders. 

Job

Ingles Markets Hiring Event | Tues., Feb. 2 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 352 Airport Rd., Arden | Free | Ingles hires for their new store on Airport Road.

Learn

Virtual Wilderness Wildlife Week | Tues., Feb. 2- Thurs., Feb. 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Celebrate the natural features, creatures + cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Event 

Live Groundhog Day Virtual Shadow Ceremony | Tues., Feb. 2 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet Sir Walter Wally + see his prediction on the length of winter.

Wednesday | February 3rd

Cause

Blood Drive | Wed., Feb. 3 | 2:30-7:30 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 2A Huntsman Place | Free, Register | Donate + receive a $20 visa + a COVID-19 antibodies test. 

Networking

Candy-Grams | Wed., Feb. 3 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce | Free, Register | Make candy grams for healthcare workers at MAHEC + the women of Project Cara. 

TryThis

Cabin Fever Defeater Series | Wed., Feb. 3 | 5:15-7:30 p.m. | Black Mountain Recreation, 304 Black Mountain Ave., Black Mountain | $12 | Socially distant indoor rock climbing.

Talk

How to Address Environmental Toxicity | Wed., Feb. 3 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Dr. Cynthia Libert as she discusses the connection between our brain + our gut.

Wellness

The Healthier + Happier Series | Wed., Feb. 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Atelier Maison + Co., 121 Sweeten Creek | Free | Dr. Brian Asbill  leads discussions on taking a broader look at how to live a healthier, happier life. 

Watch

Quarantine Livestream of Poetry Open Mic | Wed., Feb. 3 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Sovereign Kava features Caleb Beissert. Share a live video to the page to participate.

Thursday | February 4th

Show

Bluegrass Jam | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Ave. | Free | Drew Matulich + the gang pluck on some strings. 

Show

Colin Cheek | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Oklawaha Brewing Company,147 1st Ave. E., Hendersonville | Free | Listen to a local favorite. 

Wellness

Pop-Up: Slow Flow + Yin | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 7-8 p.m. | Waynesville Yoga Center | $20 | Clear your mind + body of tension. 

Arts

Art Travels: Birmingham Museum of Art | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Virtual | $15+ | Virtually travel to the BMA with the Asheville Museum of Art. 

FeaturedEvent

Rainbow Community School Virtual Open House | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the virtual event to learn more about the school and its offerings. RSVP on Facebook or by emailing [email protected] by Wed., Feb 3.  

Friday | February 5th

Job

Job Fair | Fri., Feb. 5-Sat., Feb. 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | B.B. Barns, 3377 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free, Register | Check out various available positions + learn more about seasonal opportunities with B.B. Barns. 

Wellness

Mindfulness Now: Meditation for All Moments | Fri., Feb. 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Asheville Community Yoga, 8 Brookdale Rd. | Donation | Learn mindfulness skills in a peaceful + supportive environment. Beginners welcome. 

Show

The Traveling Pilsburys’ Benefit for Asheville Guitar Bar | Fri., Feb. 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Head on over to support Asheville Guitar Bar. 

Show

Ryan Perry Band | Fri., Feb. 5 | 8-11 p.m. | The Social, 1078 Tunnel Rd. | Free | Electric country 

ForPets 

Furry First Fridays | Fri., Feb. 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville | Free | A pet adoption event in partnership with Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville every first Friday of each month.   

Saturday | February 6th

Show

Dirty Dawg | Sat., Feb. 6 | 3 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Members of the Dirty Dead Band play acoustic versions of the Grateful Dead + more. 

TryThis

Foraging Food Tour | Sat., Feb. 6 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Location Provided After Booking | $75 | Forage  mushrooms, wild fruits, + more with expert guides.

Sunday | February 7th

TryThis

Sunday School | Sun., Feb. 7 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | $20 | Create winter-centric, chocolate based treats for your sweetie or yourself. 

TryThis

Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike Workshop | Sun., Feb. 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Interested in hiking the PCT? Get budgeting help, tips for the trail + more. 

Wellness

Virtual SOMA Breathwork Circle | Sun., Feb. 7 | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | $11+ | Practice mindfulness + meditation as you discover rhythmic breathing. 

Outdoors

Skateville Meetup | Sun., Feb. 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | A casual weekly event for Asheville roller skaters to make friends, practice skills + more. 

Show

Jason Daniello | Sun., Feb. 7 | 3 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Electronic Dance Music + acoustics. 

Cause 

“Paws + Pints” | Sun., Feb. 7 | 2-5 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a brew + check out this adoption day with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue

Week of Feb. 8-14

Monday | February 8th

Show 

Blue Monday with Mr Jimmy | Mon., Feb. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview | Free | Live blues. 

TryThis 

Winter Workshop 2: Mountain Songs for the Soul | Mon., Feb. 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | $8+ | Musician Susan Pepper will teach traditional songs from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Community

Animonday | Mon., Feb. 8 | 1-9 p.m. | Asheville Retrocade, 800 Haywood Rd. | Free | Talk, game + listen to all things anime.

Art

Adult Studio: Surface Design and Monoprinting | Mon., Feb. 8-Mon. March, 1 | 9:45-10:30 a.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | $130+ | A four-part class on experimenting with paper + print materials + processes.

Tuesday | February 9th

Show

Jay Brown | Tues., Feb. 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Lobster Trap, 35 Patton Ave. | Free | Listen to an American roots musician. 

Outdoors

Asheville Ski Club Monthly Meeting | Tues., Feb. 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Love skiing? Check out this club. 

Talk

In the Shadow of the Moon | Tues., Feb. 9 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Amy Cherrix launches her book. 

ForKids

Construction Zone | Tues., Feb. 9 | 4 p.m. | Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton | Free | Create cities + more with Legos. 

TryThis

Love Remedies | Tues., Feb. 9 | 8-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | Spice up your Valentine’s date by learning to make 3 love inspired cocktails. 

Wednesday | February 10th

ForKids

Miss Malaprop’s Storytime: From Archie to Zack | Wed., Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Miss Malaprop for a Valentine’s-themed book by award-winning author + illustrator Vincent X. Kirsch.

Cause

Island Park Invasive Plant Volunteer Work Session | Wed., Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Island Park, Bryson City | Free, Register | Join MountainTrue + the Tuckasegee River Alliance to eradicate nonnative invasive plants at Island Park in Bryson City.

Wellness

The Healthier + Happier Series | Wed., Feb. 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Atelier Maison + Co., 121 Sweeten Creek | Free | Dr. Brian Asbill leads discussions on taking a broader look at how to live a healthier, happier life. 

Civic

Hendersonville Road Corridor Study Public Design Workshop | Wed., Feb. 10 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | See the final design proposed by the project team, including considerations for drivers, cyclists + pedestrians. Need more background on the planning so far? There’s a summary session at 10 a.m. (Zoom link here).

Art

Adult Studio: Oil Painting | Wed., Feb. 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | $225 | A six-part class on oil painting. 

Talk

Trust in a Polarized Age | Wed., Feb. 10 | 7-8:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free; Register | Is a decline in trust inevitable or avoidable? Listen to author + associate professor Kevin Vallier discuss. 

Learn

Off-Road Essentials | Wed., Feb. 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Asheville Vehicle Outfitters, 5 Rutledge Circle, Fletcher; Virtual Option | $25 | Learn about navigation while offroading.

Watch

Quarantine Livestream of Poetry Open Mic | Wed., Feb. 10 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Sovereign Kava features Caleb Beissert. Share a live video to the page to participate.

Thursday | February 11th

Learn

Deep Dive Lab: Grant Writing for Your Small Business | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 10-11 a.m. | Online | Free | Learn how to write grants + research grant funding.

TryThis

Dye Lab: Painting Protein Fiber with Acid Dye | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 1-4 p.m. | 207 Coxe Ave. #11 | $10+ | Bring wool, mohair, alpaca or silk pre-soaked in vinegar, rubber gloves, plastic bins + dye.

Drink

Cider + Cupcake Pairing | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 1-7 p.m. | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 72 School House Rd., Mills River | Free | Enjoy specialty cupcakes from 3 Eggs Cakery + cider pairings.

ForKids

Art After School | Thurs., Feb. 11, 18, 25 + Mar. 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | $70+ | Explore a range of artistic processes + mediums.

Show

Patrick O’Neil | Thurs., Feb. 11, 18, 25 + Mar. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | Free With Museum Admission | Selections by Gabriel Fauré + Camille Saint-Saens, in conjunction with Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens

Community

Tiny House Meetup | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 225 Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Check out three Skoolies (converted busses) in the midst of conversion + completely converted.

Wellness

Contentment From Within | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $40+ | Practice yoga focused on cultivating self love + contentment.

TryThis

Overcoming Your Fears Before – and During – a Thru-Hike | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Ask questions + quell any concerns of making the thru hike you’ve been planning. 

Friday | February 12th

Cause

Buncombe County Mobile Free Pharmacy | Fri., Feb. 12 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Abernethy United Methodist, 1418 Patton Ave. | Free | Drive thru event.

TheBuy

Mountain RV, Boat + Recreation Show | Fri., Feb. 12-Sun., Feb. 14 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher | Free | See the latest in the recreation + outdoor industry. 

Cause

Blood Drive | Fri., Feb. 12 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Biltmore Park Town Square, 1 Town Square Blvd. | Sign Up | Donate blood + save a life. 

Wellness

Mindfulness Now: Meditation for All Moments | Fri., Feb. 12 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Asheville Community Yoga, 8 Brookdale Rd. | Donation | Learn mindfulness skills in a peaceful + supportive environment. Beginners welcome.

Dish

Valentine’s at Ivory Road | Fri., Feb. 12 | 5-9 p.m. | Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen, 1854 Brevard Rd., Arden | $32 | A three-course Valentine’s Day dinner. 

TryThis

Hi-Wire Big Top: Painting & Pints | Fri., Feb. 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 2A Huntsman Place | $37 | You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy a brew + swirl a paintbrush. 

Show

Russ Wilson | Fri., Feb. 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 734 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Enjoy songs of love + other fours letter words. 

Saturday | February 13th

Cause

Mountain Pet Rescue Valentine’s Adoption Day | Sat., Feb. 13 | 1-5 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Fall in love with your new furry friend while munching on Bun Intended Food Truck + listening to live music. 

Show

Love Machine | Sat., Feb. 13 | 4-8 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $10 | W/ The Fritz.  

Show

Rebecca and the Reckoning | Sat., Feb. 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Honky tonk americana with special guest Franklin Keel. 

Sunday | February 14th

Wellness

Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga | Sun., Feb. 14 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | $40 | Release stress, restore authentic connections + receive support from your loved one. Beginners welcome. 

Arts

Abominatron Virtual Listening Party | Sun., Feb. 14 | 2-3 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Hear the historic “Abominatron” tape, sent to Herb Deutsch from Bob Moog in 1964. 

Outdoors

Skateville Meetup | Sun., Feb. 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | A casual weekly event for Asheville roller skaters to make friends, practice skills + more. 

Show

Jason Daniello | Sun., Feb. 14 | 3 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Electronic Dance Music + acoustics. 

Show

Seth Walker | Sun., Feb. 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $20 | Contemporary Americana with a taste of Gospel + Southern soul. 

Week of Feb. 15-21

Monday | February 15th

ForFamilies

Welcome Samson + Bonita Red Foxes | Mon., Feb. 15 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd. | $6.95+ | Welcome the WNC Nature Center’s two new red foxes from Izzie’s Pond Sanctuary in Liberty, SC.

Cause

Power In Pints | Mon., Feb. 15 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | $1 for every Hillman beer sold will be donated to support Pisgah Legal Services.

Community

Animonday | Mon., Feb. 15 | 1-9 p.m. | Asheville Retrocade, 800 Haywood Rd. | Free | Talk, game + listen to all things anime.

Wellness

Create Your Intuitive Life Workshop | Mon., Feb. 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | $29+ | Listen to your body + create intuitive daily habits. 

Show 

Blue Monday with Mr Jimmy | Mon., Feb. 15 | 6-8 p.m. | The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview | Free | Live blues. 

Tuesday | February 16th

Cause

Winter Blood Drive | Tues., Feb. 16 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Long’s Chapel United Methodist, 133 Old Clyde Rd., Waynesville | Free, Register | Donate blood + save a life.

Community

North Asheville Book Club | Tues., Feb. 16 | 2-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Discuss the February pick,”Talking to Strangers,” by Malcom Gladwell.

Holiday

Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil | Tues., Feb. 16 | 4-8 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $36 | Join Umami Mami Food Truck, One World West + Joker’s Trade on Fat Tuesday

Trivia

Dog Trivia Night | Tues., Feb. 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville | Humans Free, Dog Membership | Are you a whiz on all things dog?

Holiday

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class | Tues., Feb. 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Co., 32 Banks Ave. | $25 | Grab a beer + decorate cookies with Jackie from 3-eggs Cakery.

Wednesday | February 17th

Cause

The Swannanoa Welcome Table Curbside Drive | Wed., Feb. 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | 216 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa | Free | Drive-thru heat + serve meals in partnership with Food Connection.

Wellness

The Healthier + Happier Series | Wed., Feb. 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Atelier Maison + Co., 121 Sweeten Creek | Free | Dr. Brian Asbill leads discussions on taking a broader look at how to live a healthier, happier life. 

Show

Satisfy Your Art’s Desire: A Virtual Valentine’s Concert | Wed., Feb. 17 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Stream local musicians Juan Holladay + Ben Hovey.

Art

Virtual Dye Studio – Basic Ice Dyeing | Wed., Feb. 17-Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Suggested Donation | A two-day ice dying project. 

Trivia

General Themed Trivia Night | Wed., Feb. 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Co., 32 Banks Ave. | Free | Bingeable! Trivia at Catawba. 

Watch

Quarantine Livestream of Poetry Open Mic | Wed., Feb. 17 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Sovereign Kava features Caleb Beissert. Share a live video to the page to participate.

Thursday | February 18th

TryThis

Blacksmith Class | Thurs., Feb. 18 | Various Times | Horse Shoe Gap Village, 3636 Brevard Rd., Hendersonville | $40 | Forge an oyster knife, steak turner, bottle opener, horseshoe knife, horseshoe fish or pendants. 

Drink

Donut Imperial Stout Release + Mr. Bob’s Donuts Pop Up | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 5-9 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Co., 32 Banks Ave. | Free | Taste Catawba’s new Raspberry-Chocolate Donut Imperial Stout + try Mr. Bob’s stuffed donuts. 

Community

Spanish Conversation Group | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 5-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Practice your Spanish speaking skills. 

Arts

Watercolors | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sqr. | $15+ | MakeSpace is back as artist Claire Simpson Jones demonstrates painting an Impressionist landscape.  

Wellness

Connection Practice: Trust | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | SeekHealing, 50 S. French Broad Ave. #300 | Free | Practice your skills in listening + connecting with others. 

Show

John Stickley Trio | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Grey Eagle brings you a live stream concert. 

Friday | February 19th

Arts

“The Dying Swan” Workshop with The Trocks | Fri., Feb. 19 |7 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $28 | Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo holds a workshop for dancers of all skill levels.

ForKids

Little Explorer’s Club | Fri., Feb. 19 | 9-10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Ages 3-7 explore fun topics about Science related to nature, health + more. 

Arts

In the Stars | Fri., Feb. 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Painting With A Twist, 2 Town Square Blvd., #150 | $35+ | Paint a set or single at the in-studio event. 

TryThis

Friday Night DIY | Fri., Feb. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | AR Workshop Asheville, 3726 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Prices Vary | Create custom, charming home decor from raw materials.

Wellness

Mindfulness Now: Meditation for All Moments | Fri., Feb. 19 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Asheville Community Yoga, 8 Brookdale Rd. | Donation | Learn mindfulness skills in a peaceful + supportive environment. Beginners welcome. 

FeaturedEvent

Mountainfilm on Tour | Fri., Feb. 19 – Mon., Feb. 22 | All Day | Virtual | Free | Muddy Sneakers will be hosting a virtual screening with an inspiring program of films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.  

Saturday | February 20th

Art

Adult Studio: Seasonal Flora with Mixed Media and Metal Leaf | Sat., Feb. 20 | 1-5 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | $90+ | Celebrate your favorite season with images + designs of plants and flowers on mixed media. 

Sunday | February 21st

Wellness

Tea Meditation | Sun., Feb. 21 | 9-10 a.m. | Dobra Tea, 78 North Lexington Ave. | $20 | Guided meditation through preparing + drinking tea. 

Learn 

Taming the Muse:  How to Turn a Wild Muse into a Workhorse | Sun., Feb. 21 | 1-5 p.m. | Virtual | $44+ |The Asheville School of Film is hosting writer, improv artist + filmmaker Richard L. Bergh to share tips + trip on taming your muse + more in this writer’s workshop. 

Event

Oyster Roast | Sun., Feb. 21 | 2-5 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Co., 32 Banks Ave. | $65 | Jettie Raes + Catawba raise money for Our Voice.

Outdoors

Skateville Meetup | Sun., Feb. 21 | 3-5 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | A casual weekly event for Asheville roller skaters to make friends, practice skills + more. 

Show

Jason Daniello | Sun., Feb. 21 | 3 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Electronic Dance Music + acoustics. 

Learn

How to Select the Right Backpacking Gear for YOU! | Sun., Feb. 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Not sure what to stuff in your bag for a thru hike? Check out Blue Ridge Hiking Co.’s workshop + learn the best items to bring with you. 

Week of Feb. 22-28

Monday | February 22nd

Community

Animonday | Mon., Feb. 22 | 1-9 p.m. | Asheville Retrocade, 800 Haywood Rd. | Free | Talk, game + listen to all things anime.

Cause

The Blood Connection – Donate Days | Mon., Feb. 22 | 2-7 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Sign Up | Donate blood, save a life + get a Hillman Beer gift certificate. 

Show 

Blue Monday with Mr Jimmy | Mon., Feb. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | The Joint Next Door, 1185 Charlotte Hwy., Fairview | Free | Live blues. 

Learn 

Plot Writing – Part 1 | Mon., Feb. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $395 |Writer and filmmaker  Richard Bergh explores developing a compelling + effective plot in this six week course.  

Tuesday | February 23rd

Cause 

Blood Drive | Tues., Feb. 23 | 1-6 p.m. | Reserve at Asheville, 11 Asheville Springs Cir. | Free | Donate blood + receive a $20 VISA gift card. 

Learn 

Ennea-WHAT? Intro to the Enneagram | Tues., Feb. 23-Mar. 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Virtual | $299 | Center for Spiritual Wisdom Director Rob Field + Spiritual Director Paula Benton co-lead a 5-week online introduction to the Enneagram. 

Learn 

Crossing the Line- An Actor/Director Study | Tues., Feb. 23 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Virtual | $375  | The Asheville School of Film holds a six-week course concerning trust, boundaries + more between directors + actors. 

Talk 

LitCafe | Tues., Feb. 23 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Ann Miller Woodford discusses her book, When All God’s Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African American People in Far Western North Carolina.

Talk 

Black History Lessons on Famous Quotes | Tues., Feb. 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Review famous quotes written by Black authors with My Sistah Taught Me That.

Event 

Catawba Brewing: Painting & Pints | Tues., Feb. 23 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Company, 32 Banks Ave. | $37 | Grab a brew + swirl some paint with Wine + Design.

Wednesday | February 24th

Cause

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive | Wed., Feb. 24 | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St. | Free, Register | The 11th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is on, food will be served during the event.

Cause

The Swannanoa Welcome Table Curbside Drive | Wed., Feb. 24 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | 216 Whitson Ave., Swannanoa | Free | Drive-thru heat + serve meals in partnership with Food Connection.

Learn 

Blogging 101 Class | Wed., Feb. 24 | 1-5 p.m. | Virtual | $39 | Start that travel blog you’ve been dreaming of. 

Film

Incredibles 2 | Wed., Feb. 24 | 3 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5+ | You’re not good, you’re super. Heated tables available. 

Watch

Quarantine Livestream of Poetry Open Mic | Wed., Feb. 24 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Sovereign Kava features Caleb Beissert. Share a live video to the page to participate.

Community

Grief Recovery Support Group | Wed., Feb. 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Brookstone Church Merrimon Campus, 283 Merrimon Ave. | Free | Walk alongside others during your time of need.

Talk

Claudia Rankine | Wed., Feb. 24 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Poet, essayist + Guggenheim Fellow presents a reading + talk.

Thursday | February 25th

Cause

Rotary Club Blood Drive | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St. | Schedule | Donate + save lives. 💉

Networking

Asheville Women In Business | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Engaged Asheville, 41 N. Merrimon Ave. | $20 | Connections, champagne + charcuterie. 🧀

Show

Rod Sphere | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Oklawaha Brewing Co., 147 1st Ave. E., Hendersonville | Free | Sounds of the 50s, 60s, 70s + 80s. 🎶

Talk

WNC History Lecture Series: Settlement of Western NC | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Peter Koch will present on the settlement of + transportation within WNC. 💬

Friday | February 26th

Cause

Blood Drive | Fri., Feb. 26 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Biltmore Park Town Square, 1 Town Square Blvd. | Sign Up | Donate blood + save a life. 

Community

Community Workday | Fri., Jan. 22 | 2:30-5:30 p.m. | George Washington Carver Edible Park, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. | Free | Mulch pathways, do light tree pruning, and clear invasive plants.

FeaturedEvent

ACMS Presents the Meccore String Quartet | Fri., Feb. 26-Sun., Feb. 28 | Times Vary | Virtual | Free (Donations Accepted) | Enjoy world-class chamber music virtually, with a performance by the Polish group, Meccore String Quartet.

Saturday | February 27th

Wellness

Yoga on the Mountain Public Hike | Sat., Feb. 27 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Bearwallow Mountain Trail, 4854 Bearwallow Mountain Rd., Hendersonville | $52 | Take a two mile round trip hike + do yoga surrounded by vast mountains + stunning views. 

Cause

Asheville Cat Weirdos Cat Pantry | Sat., Feb. 27 | 12-2 p.m. | The Thrift Hound, 234 New Leicester Hwy. | Free | Sign up to receive a supply pack of cat food, litter + more. 

Watch 

Virtual Critter Check Up | Sat., Feb. 27 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Step behind the scenes at the WNC Nature Center + watch a veterinarian examine a red panda. 

Show

The Page Brothers Quartet | Sat., Feb. 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Swinging jazz. 

FeaturedEvent

Wandering With Magnetic: something i cared about | Sat., Feb. 27-Sun., Mar. 14 (Shows on Sat. + Sun.) | Times Vary | Red Creek Greenway | $23 | Come see the love story of Alyx and Dru, performed on the Reed Creek Greenway. Audiences follow a trail guide to see different pairs of actors in each scene.

Sunday | February 28th

Wellness

Mindfulness Now: Meditation for All Moments | Fri., Feb. 28 | 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Asheville Community Yoga, 8 Brookdale Rd. | Donation | Learn mindfulness skills in a peaceful + supportive environment. Beginners welcome. 

Outdoors

Skateville Meetup | Sun., Feb. 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | A casual weekly event for Asheville roller skaters to make friends, practice skills + more. 

Show

Jason Daniello | Sun., Feb. 28 | 3 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Electronic Dance Music + acoustics.