PlanAhead: July 2021

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By Claire Schoenfeld

July 1-4

Thursday | July 1st

Biz

Newcomer’s Welcome Reception | Thurs., July 1 | 8:30-9:30 a.m.| Hatchworks Coworking, 45 S. French Broad Ave., Ste. 170 | Free | Get plugged into the Asheville entrepreneurial community + enjoy free coffee and donuts. 🍩

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ArborEvenings | Thurs., July 1 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from Old Men of the Woods + Just Rick. 🌳

Film

Silent Cinema: Pulp Fiction | Thurs., July 1 | 8 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Watch the classic ‘94 Quentin Tarintino film. 🎥

Friday | July 2nd

Learn

Food Preservation Class – Fruits | Fri., July 2 | 2 p.m. + 6 p.m. | N.C Cooperative Extension- Henderson County Center, 100 Jackson Park Rd., Hendersonville | Learn how to can and preserve your favorite summer produce. 🥫

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ArborEvenings | Fri., July 2 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from Daniel Shearin + 5J Barrow. 🌳

Show

Jeremy’s Ten | Fri., July 2 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | 10+ | Pearl Jam tribute band. 🎸

Christie Lenée | Fri., July 2 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | 15+ | Acoustic, folk-pop + rock singer/songwriter. Seated concert with dinner.  🎤

Wellness

Sunset Hike + Yoga | Fri., July 2 | 6:45-9 p.m. | | Bearwallow Mountain, 4854 Bearwallow Mountain Rd, Hendersonville | $52 | Watch “Mother Nature’s light show” of lighting bugs on a mountain top while enjoying a sunset painted yoga session.  🧘

Saturday | July 3rd

Event

Ooh La La Curiosity Market | Sat., July 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Pritchard Park, 67 Patton Ave. | Free | Check out local artists, makers, and creators + support Animal Haven. 🐾

Montreat 4th of July Parade | Sat., July 3 | 10 a.m. | 100 Assembly Dr., Montreat | Free | Celebrate Independence Day with Montreat’s “MASQuerade” themed parade 

AVL Pinewood Derby | Sat., July 3 | 2 p.m. | The Whale, 507 Haywood Rd. #10 | Free | Watch Asheville’s classic + self-built car race. 🏎️

Family

Summer Party | Sat., July 3 | 5:30-8 p.m. | TC Roberson High School, 250 Overlook Rd. | Free | Round up the family and celebrate summer with inflatables, snow cones, yard games, live music + more. ☀️

What’s Shaking? | Sat., July 3 | 1 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Music + dance party for preschool and kindergarteners + adults. 🎶

Comedy

Beauty Parlour Comedy featuring Blaire Postman | Sat., July 3 | 7-9 p.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | 15+ | Enjoy comedy from the self-proclaimed high energy, fast-thinking, GenX “cool aunt” with no chill. 😂

Show

Independence Day Patriotic Concert | Sat., July 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd. | Free | Enjoy the Asheville Jazz Orchestra’s annual Independence Day concert. 🎷

End Of The Line | Sat., July 3 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $13+ | Allman Brothers tribute band. 🎸

The Foreign Landers | Sat., July 3 | 7 p.m. | | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | 15+ | Folksy Americana + bluegrass. Seated concert with dinner. 🎶

Wellness

Sunset Hike + Yoga | Sat., July 3 | 7-9 p.m. | Bearwallow Mountain, 4854 Bearwallow Mountain Rd, Hendersonville | $52 | Watch “Mother Nature’s light show” of lighting bugs on a mountain top while enjoying a sunset painted yoga session.  🧘

Sunday | July 4th

Event

Independence Day Fireworks Celebration | Sun., July 4 | 8 a.m.-10 p.m. | Lake Julian Park,  37 Lake Julian Rd. | Free | Food trucks, live music + fireworks.

City of Asheville Independence Day Fireworks Celebration | Sun., July 4 | 9:30 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 121 College St. | Free | Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, music + more. 🎆

July 4th Viewing Party  | Sun., July 4 | 8-12 p.m. | Twisted Laurel, 130 College St. | $30 | Watch fireworks from the patio + food and drinks. Reserved seating. 

Consider Haiti July 4th Freedom Gala | Sun., July 4 | 8:30 a.m. | Patton Parker House, 95 Charlotte St. | $50+ | Ride bikes, enjoy some BBQ, watch fireworks + support Consider Haiti. 🚴

Show

July 4th Jam | Sun., July 4 | 4:30 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $20+ | Grab your crew of patriotic, music-loving, beer-drinking friends + join the fun. 🎸

Taylor Martin & The Song Dogs | Sun., July 4 | 5 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $5 | Folksy bluegrass and blues + BBQ. 🪕

July 5- 11

Monday | July 5th 

Trivia

Totally Rad Monday Night Trivia | Mon., July 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Round up to 6 of your friends for a night of brews + trivia. 🍻

Tuesday | July 6th

Community

Literacy Together Volunteer | Tues., July 6 | 5 p.m. | Literacy Together, 31 College Pl., Ste. B-221| Free | Help those struggling with literacy. 📚 

ForKids

Kids Mini Cooking Camp | Tues., July 6 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Dr. | $75 | Give your kids an opportunity to experiment in the kitchen.🧑‍🍳

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Music Bingo | Tues., July 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. #200 | Free | Test your musical knowledge + have a brew. 🍻

Event

West Asheville Tailgate Market | Tues., July 6 | 3:30–6:30 p.m. | 718 Haywood Rd. | Free | Get produce + handmade specialty items from local vendors. 🥕

Theater

Magnetic in the Smoky Park | Tues., July 6 | 7 p.m. |  Smoky Park Supper Club Outdoor Event Space, 350 Riverside Dr. | $15+ | Join The Magnetic Theater for a variety show full of comedy, theater, music + more. 🎭

Wednesday | July 7th

Biz

Job Fair | Wed., July 7 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bombardier Recreational Products, 1211 Greenwood Rd, Spruce Pine | Free | Openings for manufacturing positions.

Arts

Faith in Arts- Aviya Kushner | Wed., July 7 | 1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Hear Aviya Kushner discuss her new poetry book “Wolf Lamb Bomb.” 📘

Trivia

Trivia Night | Wed., July 7 | 6:30 | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Show off your smarts. 🧠

Show

Well Crafted Wednesdays | Wed., July 7 | 6–8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste. 200  | Free | Enjoy a brew + hear local artists curated by Highland’s own Matt Smith. 🎶

Event

River Arts District Farmers Market | Wed., July 7| 3–6 p.m. | 289 Lyman St. | Free | Support local farmers, cheese makers, bakers + more 🌽

Thursday | July 8th

Biz

Job Fair | Thurs., July 8 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Bombardier Recreational Products, 1211 Greenwood Rd, Spruce Pine | Free | Openings for manufacturing positions.

Community

Literacy Together Volunteer | Thurs., July 8 | 10 a.m. | Literacy Together, 31 College Pl., Ste. B-221| Free | Help those struggling with literacy. 📚

Event

Sunrise Community’s 5th Birthday Celebration | | Thurs., July 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 121 College St. | Free | Celebrate with free ice cream, balloons, awards t-shirts + information and resources for mental wellness + substance use recovery services. 🎉

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ArborEvenings | Thurs., July 8 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from Juan Holladay + Jackson Grimm. 🌳

Friday | July 9th

Show

Jamey Johnson | Fri., July 9 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $48+ | Eleven-time Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter. 🎶

Mike Farris | Fri., July 9 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $35 | Soul + gospel Grammy award winner. Seated concert with dinner.  🎤

Arts

Golden Hour: Olympians Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. | Thurs., June 9 | 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | $15 | Check out the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit featuring highlights from the photographer’s museum collection. 📸

Event

Brews and Bears | Fri., July 9 | 5:30-8 p.m. | WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd. | 15+ | Watch black bears Uno and Ursa partake in a popsicle enrichment activity + enjoy drinks, music, and food vendors. 🐻

FeaturedEvent
Brevard Music Center Summer Festival | Thurs., July 9 – Mon., Aug. 9 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC 28712 | $20+ | The 2021 BMC Summer Music Festival will include 29 performances ft. symphony, chamber, jazz, opera, singer-songwriter + bluegrass artists.

Saturday | July 10th

Event

Queer and Trans Clothing Swap and Benefit | Sat., July 10 | 2-6 p.m. | EMOTE, 508 Haywood Rd. | Free | Get rid of clothes that just aren’t right + find some new threads. 👖

Garden Party Pop-Up  | Sat., July 10 | 2-6 p.m. | Garden Party AVL, 315 Haywood Rd., Ste. 113 | Free | Shop CBD + handmade jewelry. 🌿

DJ Dance Party | Sat., July 10 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Archetype Brewing Lounge, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Dance your heart out to an eclectic mix of mainstream pop + house funk. 🕺

Show

Totally 80’s! Totally Murder! – A Killer Concert | Sat., July 10 | 7 p.m. | The Center for Arts and Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville | 46+ | Dress up in your totally tubular 80’s gear for this murder mystery party + concert. 🎵

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Thai Cooking Class  | Sat., July 10 | 4-7 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E Sondley Dr. | $80+ | Learn to create classic Thai dishes such as green papaya salad (Som Tam), chicken basil (Pad Ka Prao) + more. 🍴

Dish

Chow Chow: Sobremasa | Sat., July 10 | 12-3 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $125 | Enjoy drinks, tapas, and live music inspired by the open-air markets of Mexico + Central and South America. 🍸

Chow Chow: Pollinating Metamorphosis | Sat., July 10 | 5-9 p.m. | Olivette Riverside Community & Farm, 1069 Olivette Rd. | $200 | Enjoy a 5-course meal with drink pairings, live music, inspiring guest speakers, stunning views + more. 🦋

Wellness

Pure Barre Donation Class for Youth Outright | Sat., July 10 | 9-10 a.m. | The Meadow at Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste. 200 | $10 | Work up a sweat + support local LQBTQ+ youth in WNC. Reservation required. 💪

Sunday | July 11th

Event

Meadow Market | Sun., July 11 | 12-5 p.m. | The Meadow at Highland Brewing, 2 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Check out this week’s rotation of local artisans, makers, bakers + more. 🥖

The Big Crafty Together Again | Sun., July 11 | 12-7 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 121 College St. | Free | Enjoy basement and backyard artists, juried prize-winners, eclectic makers + more. 🎨

Trivia

Trivia Sundays on Broadway | Sun., July 11 | 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Trivia with pints + prizes. 🍺

Show

Alexa Rose Band | Sun, July 11 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15+ | Modern country + folk. Seated concert with dinner. 🎶

July 12- 18

Monday | July 12th

Film

The Little Mermaid | Mon., July 12 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Round up the family for this Disney princess favorite. 🧜‍♀️

Trivia

Totally Rad Monday Night Trivia | Mon., July 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Round up to 6 of your friends for a night of brews + trivia. 🍻

Tuesday | July 13th

Biz

Launch & Learn: Proving Demand Through Digital Marketing | Tues., July 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free |  Learn best practices for how to grow your business audience through online marketing practices. 

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Music Bingo | Tues., July 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. #200 | Free | Test your musical knowledge + have a brew. 🍻

Catawba Brewing: Painting & Pints | Tues., July 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Catawba Brewery, 32 Banks Ave. | $37 | Grab a brew + paint your own masterpiece. 🎨

Event

West Asheville Tailgate Market | Tues., July 13 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | 718 Haywood Rd. | Free | Get produce + handmade specialty items from local vendors. 🥕

Theater

Magnetic in the Smoky Park | Tues., July 13 | 7 p.m. |  Smoky Park Supper Club Outdoor Event Space, 350 Riverside Dr. | $15+ | Join The Magnetic Theater for a variety show full of comedy, theater, music + more. 🎭

Wednesday | July 14th

Arts

Perspectives: Sherrill Rowland | Wed., July 14 | 1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Hear NC-based artist Sherrill Rowland discuss his latest art installation  “After the Wake Up,“ inspired by acts of citizenship in the face of systemic violence. 🖼️

Trivia

Trivia Night | Wed., July 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Show off your smarts. 🧠

Show

Well Crafted Wednesdays | Wed., July 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200  | Free | Enjoy a brew + hear local artists curated by Highland’s own Matt Smith. 🎶

Event

River Arts District Farmers Market | Wed., July 14 | 3-6 p.m. | 289 Lyman St. | Free | Support local farmers, cheese makers, bakers + more 🌽

Behind the Gate Dinner Series | Wed., July 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Haiku I Do, 26 Sweeten Creek Rd. | $150+ | Experience a 3-course meal by  Chef Christian Albrecht + new and local art. 🍽️

Thursday | July 15th

Show 

Alex Williams | Thurs., July 15 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave | $17 | Old-line outlaw country. Reserved seating. 🎶

Sunset Rooftop Standup Comedy | Thurs., July 15 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $24+ | Featuring Cary Goff + other premier Asheville comics. 😂

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ArborEvenings | Thurs., July 15 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from Liz & Elizabeth + Red Echo Lab. 🌳

Friday | July 16th

Cause

Irene Wortham Center 21st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament | Fri., July 16 | 10 a.m. | Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lodge, 470 Brickyard Rd. | 250+ | Play some golf + help raise funds for disadvantaged children and adults.

Show

Downtown After 5 | Fri., July 16 | 5-9 p.m. | North Lexington Ave. | Free | Enjoy live music from Acoustic Syndicate + Joe Lasher, food and beverages for purchase, a kids area + more. 🎶

Women of Synthpop  | Fri., July 16 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10+ | Featuring Angry Lovers, Ivy Hawkins + Astoria. 🎚️

Ages Past | Fri., July 16 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15+ | Classic Americana bluegrass. Seated concert with dinner.  🎶

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ArborEvenings | Fri., July 16 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from Kevin Williams + Steve Newbrough. 🌳

Saturday | July 17th

Show

Yolanda Rabun | Sat., July 17 | 8 p.m. | Wortham Center for Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $42 | North Carolina-based recording artist performs sultry soul + jazz. 🎶

The Rocket Man Show: A Tribute to Elton John | Sat., July 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center, 777 Casino Dr. | $19+ | See Elton John’s handpicked body double perform a tribute to the rock and roll icon. 🤩

Cause

United Way School Supply Drive | Now-Thurs., July 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free | United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual School Supply Drive sponsored by Bank of America is happening now through July 22. Support our local students and help create a united, resilient community by donating online.

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Moroccan Tagine Cooking Class  | Sat., July 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E Sondley Dr. | $80+ | Learn to make classic Moroccan dishes such as lamb, mint tea, and preserved lemons utilizing a tagine. 🥘

Active

Highland Brewing Night Flight | Sat., July 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 |  Run a 5K then enjoy some suds from Asheville OG craft brewery. 🍺

Sunday | July 18th

Active

Asheville Triathlon | Sat., July 17 | 7:30 a.m. |  Asheville Recreation Park, 65 Gashes Creek Rd. | $10 | Beginners, elites, and everyone in between are welcome to join the annual race. 👟

Event

Meadow Market | Sun., July 18 | 12-5 p.m. | The Meadow at Highland Brewing, 2 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Check out this week’s rotation of local artisans, makers, bakers + more. 

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Trivia

Trivia Sundays on Broadway | Sun., July 18 | 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Trivia with pints + prizes. 🍻

Show

The Appalucians | Sun., July 18 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | 15+ | Folksy roots and blues. Seated concert with dinner. 🎶

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Burlesque Brunch | Sun., July 18 | 12 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Join some dancing dames and dandies for a little singin’, strippin’ + sippin’. 🍹

 

July 19-25

Monday | July 19th

Trivia

Totally Rad Monday Night Trivia | Mon., July 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Round up to 6 of your friends for a night of brews + trivia. 🍻

Tuesday | July 20th

ForKids

Kids Mini Cooking Camp | Tues., July 20 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Dr. | $75 | Give your kids an opportunity to experiment in the kitchen.🧑‍🍳

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Music Bingo | Tues., July 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. #200 | Free | Test your musical knowledge + have a brew. 🍻

12 Bones Brewing: Painting & Pints | Tues., July 20 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 12 Bones South, 2350 Hendersonville Rd. | $37 | Grab a brew + paint your own masterpiece. 🎨 

Event

West Asheville Tailgate Market | Tues., July 20 | 3:30–6:30 p.m. | 718 Haywood Rd. | Free | Get produce + handmade specialty items from local vendors. 🥕

Theater

Magnetic in the Smoky Park | Tues., July 20 | 7 p.m. |  Smoky Park Supper Club Outdoor Event Space, 350 Riverside Dr. | $15+ | Join The Magnetic Theater for a variety show full of comedy, theater, music + more. 🎭

Wednesday | July 21st

Trivia

Trivia Night | Wed., July 21 | 6:30 | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Show off your smarts. 🧠

Show

Well Crafted Wednesdays | Wed., July 21 | 6–8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200  | Free | Enjoy a brew + hear local artists curated by Highland’s own Matt Smith. 🎶

Event

River Arts District Farmers Market | Wed., July 21 | 3-6 p.m. | 289 Lyman St. | Free | Support local farmers, cheese makers, bakers + more 🌽

Fly Fishing Expo | Wed., July 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd., Pisgah Forest | Free | Try out various hands-on fishing activities. 🎣

Thursday | July 22nd

Dish

Chow Chow: Great Grains | Thurs., July 22 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | $125 | Try specialty crafted tapas and drinks inspired by a wide variety of grains. 🌾

Show 

Sunset Rooftop Standup Comedy | Thurs., July 22 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $24+ | Featuring Cary Goff + other premier Asheville comics. 😂

Lawn Concert with Nu-Blu | Thurs., July 22 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Bluegrass-inspired soul. Seated concert with dinner. 🎶

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ArborEvenings | Thurs., July 22 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from local and regional artists. 🌳

Down Dog: Paint Your Pet | Thurs., July 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Rd. | $45 | Grab a drink + paint your precious pet. 🎨

Dish

The Melting Pot Social- Grand Opening | Thurs., July 22 | 4 p.m. | The Melting Pot Social, 74 Patton Ave. | Free |Try out Asheville’s latest fondue-focused restaurant. 🧀

Event

Folkmoot Festival Opening Gala | Thurs., July 22 | 5:30-10 p.m. | Folkmoot Friendship Center

112 Virginia Ave. Waynesville | $100 | Enjoy food, drinks + live performances by international dance groups. 💃

Love♡Shine♡Play Festival | July 22-25 | 7 a.m.-6 p.m. | Pack Square Park | $100+ | This 4-day festival includes yoga, music, hiking, Acro, a beautiful marketplace, panels, meditation and much more.

Friday | July 23rd

Show

Strung Like a Horse | Fri., July 23 | 8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road | $15+ | American with an alt-rock edge. Seated concert with dinner. 🎶

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ArborEvenings | Fri., July 23 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from local and regional artists. 🌳

Event

Folkmoot Summerfest  | Fri., July 23 | 6-10 p.m. | Nanci Weldon Gym, 125 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska | $25 | Enjoy food, drinks + live performances by international dance groups. 💃

Saturday | July 24th

Dish

Chow Chow: The Grass is Greener | Sat., July 24 | 5-9 p.m. | Forestry Camp, 10 Shady Oak Dr. | $200 | Enjoy a 5-course meal, paired beverages, live-fire cooking + whole animal butchery demonstration. 🍴

Event

Shindig on the Green | Sat., July 24 | 7-10 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 121 College St. | Free | Experience the beautiful music + dance traditions of Southern Appalachia. 🎵

Blues Cheese Festival | Sat., July 24 | 1:30 p.m. | The Center for Arts & Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville | 28+ | Enjoy blues music while supporting the WNC Cheese Trail. 🧀

Folkmoot Summerfest  | Sat., July 24 | 6-10 p.m. | Nanci Weldon Gym, 125 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska | $25 | Enjoy food, drinks + live performances by international dance groups. 💃

BLVCK BRILLIANCE: A CELEBRATION OF MELANIN | Sat., July 24 | 7 p.m. | Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $20 | Part of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s LIVE! An Asheville Arts Benefit Series, this unique + joyful production is performed by a talented cast of local Black dancers and a violinist. Ⓟ

Dish

Chow Chow: A Find Dining Experience | Sat., July 24 | 12-3 p.m. | The Foundry Hotel, 51 S. Market St. | $125 | Enjoy tapas and drinks while learning from expert foragers on how to find wild bounty in our region’s fields + forests. 🌱

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Paella Cooking Class | Sat., July 24 | 4-7 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E Sondley Dr. | $85+ | Learn to make the traditional Spanish dish, seafood paella. 🥘 

Show

Glide + Siamese Dream | Sat., July 24 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $12+ | Stone Temple Pilots tribute + Smashing Pumpkins tribute. 🎶

FeaturedEvent
Yoga @ Hi-Wire Big Top
| Sat., July 24 | 11-11:45 a.m. | Hi-Wire Big Top, 2A Huntsman Pl., Asheville | $10 | Enjoy a 45-minute class at Hi-Wire Big Top led by instructor Jacqueline, and enjoy a beer afterward. 🧘 Ⓟ

Sunday | July 25th

Event

Meadow Market | Sun., July 25 | 12-5 p.m. | The Meadow at Highland Brewing, 2 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Check out this week’s rotation of local artisans, makers, bakers + more. 🥖

Trivia

Trivia Sundays on Broadway | Sun., July 25 | 5:00-6:30 p.m. | Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Trivia with pints + prizes. 🍻

Show

Eugene Wolf in the Book of Mamaw | Sun., July 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center, 271 Laurel Valley Rd., Mars Hill | $20 | Enjoy a one-man show filled with stories, songs + sketches. 🎭

Mike Ramsey & The Five Ensemble with Sam Tayloe | Sun., July 25 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | 15+ | Crossroads of folk, alt-country + rock, Seated concert with dinner. 🎶 

Event

Folkmoot Festival Closing Ceremony | Sun., July 24 | 2 p.m. | The Stuart Auditorium, 20 Chapel Dr., Junaluska| $25+  | Enjoy a final performance expressing international goodwill and the bonds that have been built during the festival. 💃

July 26-31

Monday | July  26th

Trivia

Totally Rad Monday Night Trivia | Mon., July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | Free | Round up to 6 of your friends for a night of brews + trivia. 🍻

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Hi-Wire Brewing: Painting and Pints | Mon., July 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Co., 2 Huntsman Pl. | Grab a brew + paint your own masterpiece. 🎨

Tuesday | July 27th

TryThis

Music Bingo | Tues., July 27 | 6-8 p.m| Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. #200 | Free | Test your musical knowledge + have a brew. 🍻

Event

West Asheville Tailgate Market | Tues., July 27 | 3:30–6:30 p.m. | 718 Haywood Rd. | Free | Get produce + handmade specialty items from local vendors. 🥕

Theater

Magnetic in the Smoky Park | Tues., July 27 | 7 p.m. |  Smoky Park Supper Club Outdoor Event Space, 350 Riverside Dr. | $15+ | Join The Magnetic Theater for a variety show full of comedy, theater, music + more. 🎭

Wednesday | July 28th

Trivia

Trivia Night | Wed., July 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Show off your smarts. 🧠

Show

Well Crafted Wednesdays | Wed., July 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. Taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200  | Free | Enjoy a brew + hear local artists curated by Highland’s own Matt Smith. 🎶

Event

River Arts District Farmers Market | Wed., July 28 | 3-6 p.m. | 289 Lyman St. | Free | Support local farmers, cheese makers, bakers + more 🌽

Thursday | July 29th

Show 

Sunset Rooftop Standup Comedy | Thurs., July 22 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $24+ | Featuring Cary Goff + other premier Asheville comics. 😂

ArborEvenings | Thurs., July 29 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum,

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from local and regional artists. 🌳

Biz
Expand Your Circle: Roundtable for Women Entrepreneurs | Thurs., July 29 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Focal Point, 125 S. Lexington Ave. | $25 | This roundtable-style networking event is for women making moves. Each table will have 4 women + 1 seasoned entrepreneur, everyone getting a chance to present a problem, issue, or question for collaborative brainstorming. 

Arts
Black Mountain College Television screening party
| Thurs., Aug. 5 | 7 p.m. | 120 College St. + online | Free | Part of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s LIVE! An Asheville Arts Benefit Series, this premiere episode of BMC-TV (think: a happening meets variety show) features Asheville arts businesses, performers, musicians, artists, and craftspeople. 

Friday | July 30th

Show

Sane Voids | Fri., July 30 | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $10+ | Band of brothers bound together by a benevolent lust for rock and roll. 🎶

Brian Hilligoss | Fri., July 30 | 8:30 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | 15+ | Country-inspired bluegrass-adjacent Americana. Seated concert with dinner.

The Brothers Gillespie | Fri., July 30 | 8 p.m. | They Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Classic Appalachia with a rock and roll edge. Reserved seating. 

Try This

ArborEvenings | Fri., July 30 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum,

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $16 | Sip + stroll through the park while enjoying live music from local and regional artists. 🌳

Saturday | June 31st

Event

Shindig on the Green | Sat., July 31 | 7-10 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 121 College St. | Free | Experience the beautiful music + dance traditions of Southern Appalachia + concessions. 🎵

Dish

Stu Helm’s Punk Rock Hot Dog’s Competition | Sat., July 31 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Asheville Masonic Temple. 80 Broadway St. | $50 | Try hotdogs created and curated by local chefs + support the Asheville Masonic Temple fundraiser. 🌭

Show

The American Songbag | Sat., July 31 | 7 p.m. |  | The Center for Arts & Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville | 26+ | Enjoy a selection of American folksong-inspired works by Anton Dvorak, William Grant Still, Nina Simone + more. 🎶

Brother and The Hayes | Sat., July 31 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15+ | Bluesy country + bluegrass. Seated concert with dinner. 🎶