June Plan Ahead: Your Asheville events calendar

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Happy June, Asheville. ☀️ If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to the first day of summer, lounging by the pool, and all the sunny days that are to come — 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

  • Nature’s Mirrors” Cynthia Llanes | All Month | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Asheville Gallery of Art, 82 Patton Ave. | Free | Check out this oil painter’s work that features the ever-changing phenomena of nature. 🖼

June 1-5 

Wednesday, June 1

  • Smart Series: Stand Out as a Trusted Industry Advisor on LinkedIn | Wed., June 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. | $15 | Learn to make the most of LinkedIn during this 30 minute workshop.
  • Fitz & The Tantrums and St.Paul & The Broken Bones | Wed., June 1 | 6 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $50+ | Enjoy original alternative + Southern soul-infused tunes. 🎵
    Queer Comedy Party: Powell Mansfield | Wed., June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | $12 | Stand up comedy and drag all in one show featuring Atlanta’s Powell Mansfield.
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog | Wed., June 1 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $17 | This folk rock band from Philly makes their Grey Eagle debut.🎸
  • Westie Wednesday | Wed., June 1 | 7-10 p.m. | Continuum ART, 147c 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville | $10 | Learn how to dance the West Coast Swing
  • Grand Opening of The Wedge at Grove Arcade | Wed., June 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Wedge Brewing Company, 1 Page Ave. | Free | Check out the beloved brewery’s third location. 🍻
  • Be Your Own Mixologist | Wed., June 1 | 6 p.m. | Barn Door Ciderworks, 23 Lytle Rd., Fairview | $25 | Impress your friends by learning how to make delicious cocktails and mocktails using ingredients that are already in your kitchen. 🍸
  • Rob Dietz Economic Forecast | Wed., June 1 | 7 .m.-1 p.m. | Crowne Plaza, 1 Resort Dr. | $50+ | The National Association of Home Builders’ Chief Economist Robert Dietz will provide an overview of economic and housing market conditions as the economy struggles with the highest pace of inflation in four decades

Thursday, June 2 

  • YMCA Mobile Market | Thurs., June 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Bring your grocery bags and get fresh food for you and the fam. 🥗
  • Online Spanish Language Practice Group | Thurs., June 2 | 5-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This group provides an intermediate level, immersive Spanish-speaking experience. 
  • A Fundraiser for SkillSet | Thurs., June 2 | 5-7 p.m. | UNC Asheville STEAM Studio, 821 Riverside Dr. | $30 | Help raise funds for programming scholarships
  • Crafts & Drafts | Thurs., June 2 | 7-11 p.m. | Great Wild Nowhere, 122 Riverside Dr. | Free | Drink and make some fun art with others. 🎨
  • OPIUO | Thurs., June 2 | 9 p.m. | Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Ave. | $27+ | Listen to Oscar Davey-Wraight play electronic tunes with an audio and visual set. 🎶

Friday, June 3 

  • Wine with Divine: The Happiest Hour | Fri., June 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Pleb Winery, 289 Lyman St. | $20 | This fundraiser event for Healing Solutions Counseling features casual storytelling, chats, interviews, and pours of wine with “Bearded Lady Divine.” 
  • Hora Del Cuento | Fri., June 3 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Skyland/South Buncombe Library,  260 Overlook Rd. | Free | Have fun with the whole family with books, rhymes, and songs in Spanish and English.📚 
  • Tropical Smooth Birthday Bash | Fri., June 3 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Downtown Taproom, 56 Patton Ave. | $15 | Celebrate the first anniversary of the Downtown Taproom and the release of the latest year-round IPA, Hazy Heights.🍻
  • The Enka-Candler Friends of the Library Big Book Sale | Fri., June 3-Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Enka-Candler Branch Library, 1404 Sand Hill Rd. | Free | Come stock up on the books for the summer.📚
  • The Bergamot Live | Fri., June 3 | 7-9 p.m. |  Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | This husband and wife power-pop duo serves upbeat indie folk music.🎵
  • Madelyn Ilana LIVE | Fri., June 3 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Ave. | Free | Local singer songwriter performs her folk-like compositions with a mixture of improv violin playing, slam poetry, and rap.🎤
  • Chaotic Comedy | Fri., June 3 | 8-10 p.m. | Blue Ridge Hemp Co., 61 1/2 North Lexington Ave. | $15 | A night of hilarious improv, sketches, and stand-up comedy. 
  • Date Night: Make a Jute Vessel! | Fri., June 3 | 6-8 p.m. | 67 Broadway St. | $15 | Bring a friend, partner, or family member to the Center for Craft’s date night and make your own coiled jute vessel.*

Saturday, June 4 

  • The Flying Squirrel Ten Miler | Sat., June 4 | 7:30-11 a.m. | Downtown Asheville | $65+ | This premier 10 mile road race benefits the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. 🎽
  • RISE: Opening Reception for Carolina Lebar | Sat., June 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Art Garden AVL, 191 Lyman St. | X | A solo exhibit of graphite, watercolor, and oil-based original works by Carolina Lebar, in where a portion of the proceeds will go to Blue Note Junction. 🖼
  • Pop-up Mini Fair | Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy. | Free | Shop from local crafters working in different disciplines like bladesmithing, glassblowing, wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, and more.🛍
  • Bones for Bones | Sat., June 4 | 12-3 p.m. | 12 Bones Smokehouse South, 2350 Hendersonville Rd. | Free | Chow down on some yummy food and meet some adoptable pups from Mountain Pet Rescue.🐶
  • Comedy with Drew Morgan & DJ Lewis at Beauty Academy | Sat., June 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | $18 | Laugh along with DrewMorgan and DJ Lewis, co-hosts of the Southern gothic “Into the Abiscuit” podcast
  • Cold Mountain Music Festival | Sat., June 4 | 12 p.m. | Lake Logan, 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln. | $60 | Music, local food, drink vendors, and family-friendly activities.  
  • Just Brew It | Sat., June 4 | 2-6 p.m. | Pisgah Brewing Company, 2948 US-70, Black Mountain | $30 Just Economics membership required for entry | This homebrew competition, showcasing 40+ homebrewers, allows unlimited sampling of ~100 beers, including traditional IPAs, lagers, sours, and stouts.  
  • Asheville Zine Fest | Sat., June 4 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | The RAMP Studios, 821 Riverside Dr. | Free | This exhibition, made for independent publishers of small press and creators of zines, features readings, vendors + zine-making workshops. 
  • Summer Library Fest | Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | East Asheville Library, 3 Avon Rd. | Free | Celebrate summer with a performance from local kid-friendly hip-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, plus beach party games, mini golf, and other activities.   

Sunday, June 5

  • Circuit Des Yeux | Sun., June 5 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $15 | Listen to the works of Chicago-based vocalist, composer, and singer-songwriter Haley Fohr. 🎻 
  • AVL Honey Fest | Sun., June 5 | 12 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $12 | Celebrate all things bees, pollinators, and honey with music, food, and drinks. 🐝
  • Meadow Market | Sun., June 5 | 12-5 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Shop from local vendors, bakers, makers, and artisans. 🛍 
  • Moiré Quartet | Sun., June 5 | 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. | Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Ave. | Free | A night of soothing sounds by Hanako Hjersman + Will Franke on violin, Jason McCoy on viola, and Emmalee Hunnicutt on cello. 🎶  
  • Green Tea Class and Tasting | Sun., June 5 | 9-11 a.m. | Dobra Tea, 78 North Lexington Ave. | $22 | Taste the fresh spring green teas and explore its production and history. 🍵
  • Iced Tea & Gelato Summer Pop-Up Party | Sun., June 5 | 1- 4 p.m. | 99 Riverside Dr. | Free | Enjoy gelato iced tea floats in this collaborative pop-up from Sugar & Snow Gelato and Asheville Tea Company. 

June 6-12

Monday, June 6

Tuesday, June 7

  • Ribbon Cutting for Center for Massage & Natural Health | Tues., June 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Center for Massage & Natural Health, 16 Eagle St. | Free | See the new renovations by touring the facility and receive a chair massage.
  • Reptile and Amphibian Encounters | Tues., June 7 | 4-5 p.m. | West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd. | Free | An educational program in partnership with the North Carolina Arboretum to learn about area reptiles + amphibians.🐍
  • LEGO Builders Club | Tues., June 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. | Free | Show off your building skills and make new friends with other lego lovers.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Tues., June 7 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals. 💰
  • WNC Prostate Support Group | Tues., June 7 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Find a community and learn about testing, treatment, and more.
  • Together Volunteer Orientation | Tues., June 7 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to help those struggling with literacy. 📚
  • Libation Station Film Project | Tues., June 7 | 8-10 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | Free | In the film “Builder,” Director Scott Secco captures the craft of trail building.*

 Wednesday, June 8

  • 2022 Annual Meeting | Wed., June 8 | 5-10 p.m. | The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. | $150 | Honor local business + community leaders at this meeting featuring two-time Paralympian John Register as the keynote speaker. 
  • Rock Stars! | Wed., June 8 | 10:30-11:30 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Learn about rocks in an interactive geology program.🪨   
  • Beauty Parlor Comedy: Jeremy Alder | Wed., June 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | $12 | Laugh along with this three-time “North Carolina’s Funniest” finalist. 
  • OaxaCalifornia | Wed., June 8 | TBD | Botanist & Barrel | $80 | Enjoy a four-course meal inspired by Chef Luis Martinez’s latest trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Thursday, June 9 

  • Meet the Author- Talk and Q&A with Jonathan Baurer | 6-7 p.m. | Thurs., June 9 | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Baurer discusses his new book Positive Parenting Solutions to Raise Highly Sensitive Children: Understanding Your Child’s Emotions and How to Respond with Radical Compassion, Love, and Confidence. 📚
  • Depression: From Surviving to Thriving | Thurs., June 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. | Free | Learn about different types, common causes, symptoms, and treatment methods for depression.  
  • Destroy Boys | Thurs., June 9 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $16 | American punk rock band.  🎵
  • Buncombe Chautauqua | Thurs., June 9-Fri., June 10 | 3 p.m. | Warren Wilson College, 701 Warren Wilson Rd. | $10 | An interactive theater experience featuring two historical portrayals and music.
  • ​​Weston Olencki + Laura Steeneberg | Thurs., June 9 | 7 p.m. | Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College St. | $8+ | This performance explores the relationship between experimental + traditional music via contemporary and obsolete audio technology.  🎶
  • Together Volunteer Orientation | Thurs., June 9 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to help those struggling with literacy. 📚   

Friday, June 10 

  • GAELIC STORM | Fri., June 10 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $20 | A mix of Irish, Scottish, and Celtic rock music.
  • Jeff Thompson Live | Fri., June 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Rousing jazz-infused tunes. 🎶    
  • Craft Cinema: Free “Uncut Gems” Screening | Fri., June 10 | 6- 8:30 p.m. | Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St. | Free | Join Center for Craft for a free screening of the comedic thriller “Uncut Gems” (2019) through the lens of craft and jewelry. 💍*

Saturday, June 11

  • Friends of the East Asheville Library Bag O’ Books Sale | Sat., June 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | East Asheville Library, 3 Avon Rd. | $5 | Get a bag of books and support the library. 📚
  • Summer Block Party | Sat., June 11 | 10 a.m.- 7p.m. | Second Gear, 99 RIverside Dr. + Asheville Guitar Bar, 122 Riverside Dr. | Free | Shop from local vendors, listen to local musicians, and check out Sugar and Snow Gelato’s new menu.     
  • EmpTea Bowls Spring 2022 |  Sat., June 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, 99 White Pine Dr., Black Mountain | $35 | Annual fundraiser that sponsors the Garden’s Internship Program featuring music, tea, gourmet food, and activities.   
  • Plant Club Pop-up | Sat., June 11 | 11 a.m.-4p.m. | Art Garden AVL, 191 Lyman St. | Free | Shop plant and plant goods from 10+ local vendors. 🪴
  • Bluff Mountain Festival | Sat., June 11 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hot Springs Resort and Spa, 315 Bridge St. | Free | Enjoy old-time and bluegrass music plus art vendors.     
  • Greylan Hall and the Nasty Kings Live | Sat., June 11 | 6-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Blues and rock music.🎸
  • Clay Day | Sat., June 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway | Free | Celebrate one of the oldest craft mediums and the makers of clay through hands-on demonstration. 
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED | Sat., June 11 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Buncombe Partnership for Children, 53 Asheland Ave. | $69 | Get certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED at this six-hour class.
  • 31st Annual Antique & Vintage Show | Sat., June 11 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Downtown Hendersonville | Free | Vendors from around the region will have a variety of antiques, vintage decor, art, mid-century modern, industrial, upcycle, handmade items, and collectibles.
  • Bubble Blowing | Sat., June 11 | 6-9 p.m. | The Cottage Collections, 30 N. Lexington Ave. | Free | Join artists Mark and Louisa of Psychedelic Serenity for an evening of live music, refreshments, and bubble blowing — and get a Polaroid photo of your experience. 

Sunday, June 12

  • 1st Annual Rotary Bark | Sun., June 12 | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | $10+ | Enjoy music, food, and a dog contest while supporting Rotary charities and animal rescue organizations. 🐶
  • A Benefit Concert for Hawthorn + Fox Flower | Sun., June 12 | 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $15 | A concert supporting Woodfin’s Hawthorn + Fox Flower Montessori School.   
  • Comedy Night with Cara Connors | Sun., June 12 | 8-10 p.m. | Blue Ridge Hemp Co, 61 1/2 North Lexington Ave. | $15 | Check out this Second City graduate who’s also trained with the The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.
  • Laura Blakely and the Wildflowers Live | Sun., June 12 | 2-5 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy | Free | Local band that fuses Southern and modern sounds for  a timeless feel. 🎶
  • Laura Boswell | Sun., June 12 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Ave. | Free | Local singer-songwriter that plays intimate folk music. 🎵
  • Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup Watch Party | Sun., June 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | Free | Bike enthusiasts are invited to watch a replay of the Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill race in Leogang, Austria.*

June 13-19

Monday, June 13

  • The mewithoutYou Farewell Tour | Mon., June 13 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $30 | Take in theatrical and progressive punk and post-hardcore sounds from this five person band.

Tuesday, June 14

Wednesday, June 15

Thursday, June 16 

  • Live Jazz Hour | Thurs., Jun 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Enjoy music from host and composer Michael Jefry Stevens and his musician ensemble.   
  • Cycles of Dance | Thurs., June 16 + Sun., June 19 | 7- 9 p.m. | Hazel Robinson Ampitheater, 92 Gay St. | $25 | This performing arts show highlights the energetic ways we move through the seasons of life. 
  • Policy on Tap | Thurs., Jun 16 | 3:30-5 p.m. | White Labs Kitchen & Tap, 172 South Charlotte St. | Free | Hear from regional experts discuss the pros and cons of Medicaid coverage in NC.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Thurs., Jun 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.    
  • Riveter Community Night | Thurs., June 16 | 5-10 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | Free | Head to the Riveter for Community Night, ft. an outside slackline, tandem climbs on the boulder wall + more.*
  • American Chestnut Entryway Table Raffle | Now-Fri., July 15 | The American Chestnut Foundation, 50 N. Merrimon Ave., Ste. 115 | $25 | TACF hosts its 2022 raffle with proceeds benefitting the restoration of the American chestnut tree — enter for a chance to win a custom-designed wormy American chestnut table. 🌳*

Friday, June 17   

  • Wet | Fri., June 17 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $22 | Listen to this alternative indie pop artist perform tunes from their third album “Letter Blue.” 🎶
  • Pleasantly Wild Live | Fri., June 17 | 7- 9 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | This local indie, surf rock, and alternative group will perform in the Highland meadow.
  • Laura Boswell | Fri., June 17 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Ave. | Free | This classical guitarist, pianist, and singer-songwriter will perform an intimate folk music set.
  • Ray Barbee Photo Show | Fri., June 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Push Skate Shop & Gallery, 25 Patton Ave. | Free |  This solo art exhibit and auction will feature skate-themed photography.

Saturday, June 18

  • Juneteenth of Asheville 2022 Freedom Festival | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m. | 1 Court Plaza | Free | Celebrate Black liberation with vendors, food trucks, art, music, and other live performances.   
  • Lord Huron | Sat., June 18 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $45 | This American indie rock band combines western, folk rock, rock and roll, pop melodies, and the surf rock genres into a moody + evocative performance. 
  • Seth Walker Album Release Show | Sat., June 18 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | $20 | Multidimensional talent whose sound is a mix of gospel and Southern. 
  • Weaverville’s Music on Main | Sat., June 18 | 5 p.m. | Main Street Weaverville | Free | Enjoy an open-air concert featuring two bands.  
  • Flower Mandala w/ Eco- Expressive Arts | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | ArtPlay, 372 Depot St. | $75 | Connect to the elements through dance + movement while creating your own mandala with natural materials. 

Sunday, June 19

  • Mt. Joy | Sun., June 19 | 5:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $39.50+ | Five-piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles.    
  • Music of Bob Marley for Kids | Sun., June 19 | 11 a.m. | The Grey Eagle | $12 | Bring the kids to sing and dance to the best of Bob Marley’s music. 
  • Go Skateboarding Day | Sat., June 19 | 12-5 p.m. | Foundation Skate Park | Free | Celebrate National Go Skateboarding Day with a Van’s skate jam featuring a live DJ, beer pours, the Chai Pani food truck, and a special appearance from skater Ray Barbee. 
  • Summer of Self-Love | Sun., June 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Aloft Asheville Downtown, 51 Biltmore Ave. | $20 | A dance and pilates fitness class with a view plus a complimentary chair massage.
  • Madelyn Ilana LIVE | Sun., June 19 |11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Ave. | Free | Local singer-songwriter performs her folk-like compositions with a mixture of improv violin playing, slam poetry, and rap.  
  • Cycles of Dance | Sun., June 19 | 7:00- 9:00 pm | Hazel Robinson Ampitheater, 92 Gay St. | $25 | Check out this performance that represents moving through the seasons of life. 

June 20-26 

Monday, June 20 

  • Dean Lewis | Mon., June 20 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $27 | Australian-born alternative singer-songwriter that has racked up over 1.1 million followers on TikTok.  

Tuesday, June 21 

Wednesday, June 22

  • Ty Segall & Freedom Band | Wed., June 22 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25 | A rock ‘n’ roll show from the American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and record producer.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Wed., June 22 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interactive online class focusing on money goals.💰 
  • Mikasa Nikkei Pop-Up | Wed., June 22 | 6-9 p.m. | 16 Court View Ln. | $140 | Enjoy an outstanding nine-course Japanese/Peruvian fusion dinner, great company, and beautiful mountain views.*

Thursday, June 23 

  • Chow Chow: Opening Party | Thurs., June 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Atelier Mason, 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | $100 | Come with an appetite for excitement and celebrate the kick-off of Chow Chow’s 2022 festival.
  • American Aquarium | Thurs., June 23 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $20 | Alternative country band from Raleigh, North Carolina.   
  • Supporting Children in Camps & Beyond: Honoring their Identities & Humanity | Thurs., June 23 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Sliding scale | Explore ways to support your child’s experience of joy and safety in summer camps.  
  • Libations Station Film Project: “Wild Waters” | Thurs., June 23 | 8-10 p.m. | Riveter, 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. | Free | From Olympic pools to wild rivers to world championship podiums, discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, one of the world’s most gifted kayakers.*

Friday, June 24 

  • Diaspora | Fri., June 14 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Atelier Masion, 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | $60 | A Chow Chow culinary event that explores the origin and fusion of cuisine, featuring Chefs Meherwan Irani and Luis Martinez.
  • ​​Flatland Cavalry | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $22 | Original country + Americana sounds from Lubbock, Texas.   
  • Get it Right Band | Fri., June 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Continuum ART, 147c 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville | $10 | A psychedelic indie rock power trio from AVL.   
  • M + N Album Release | Fri., June 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | Get inspired by the sounds of this Raleigh-based lyrical hip-hop duo’s new album. 

Saturday, June 25 

  • Appalachian Homemade Wines Seminar | Sat., June 25 | 9- 11 a.m. | Botanist & Barrel, 32 Broadway St. | $25 | Lyndon Smith and Amie Fields with Botanist & Barrel lead a seminar on crafting homemade wines using ingredients from our mountain landscape.
  • Entrepreneurs of Color | Sat., June 25 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Atelier Mason, 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | $60 | Enjoy Puerto Rican limber de coco, decadent pastries, savory bright summer Thai salads, flavors of West Africa, and beyond at this culinary event that highlights the diverse talents of our local chefs. 
  • Food As Medicine | Sat., June 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Devil’s Foot Beverage Company, 131 Sweeten Creek Rd. | An exploration of traditional and contemporary eating practices to improve physical, emotional, and mental health. 
  • Fancy Wand-Making Drop-In Event | Sat., June 25 | 2-4 p.m. | Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd. | Free | Kids ages 3-5 can make a fancy wand in honor of Fancy Nancy month. 
  • Asheville Run For Recovery | Sat., June 25 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Carrier Park Shelter, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | Learn about local resources to treat substance abuse + celebrate the recovery community while running or walking a 5K. 
  • Hominy Creek Cleanup with Connect Buncombe | Sat., June 25 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hominy Creek, 230 Hominy Creek Rd. | Free | All supplies will be provided for this creek cleanup that also includes options for folks who don’t want to get wet. 🚮
  • Dog Days of Summer Pool Pawty | Sat., June 25 | 1-4 p.m. | Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Dog pools, hard root beer floats, a gift basket raffle, and adoptable pups from  Mountain Pet Rescue. 🐶
  • Over Easy | Sat., June 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free | This Chattanooga, TN-based band combines rock and roll and 70s funk for upbeat jam music.   

Sunday, June 26

  • Cherokee Fry Bread Workshop | Sun., June 26 | 9-11 a.m. | Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. | $50 | Tyson Sampson and Charles Taylor of the Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will share the complicated history of a food that is both delicious and comforting.
  • Appalachian Pride Brunch | Sun., June 26 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Smoky Park Supper Club, 350 Riverside Dr. | $125 | This seated brunch includes a cocktail hour, drag performances, and a four course meal prepared by local LGBTQ+ chefs.
  • Sunday Supper Series | Sun., June 26 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Atelier Maison, 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Donation based | This casual gathering features a donation-based buffet prepared from pantry staples by local chefs and craft beverage makers.  
  • Brady Turner Live | Sun., June 26 | 2-5 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | Free| This Season One American Idol contestant plays a mix of pop, soul, and R&B music.
  • Hendersonville Triathlon | Sun., June 26 | 7 a.m. | Patton Park, 114 E Clairmont Dr., Hendersonville | $90 | The 3rd annual Hendersonville Triathlon includes a 400m swim, 12.5 miles bike route, and a 5K.
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead | Sun., June 26 | 7 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $35 | Support MountainTrue and the French Broad River Keeper at this concert featuring roots-rock rhythms and immersive chords.

June 27-30

Monday, June 27

Tuesday, June 28 

Wednesday, June 29

  • Bio Bottles with Mountain Makers | Wed., June 29 | 3-4 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can design and create a mini terrarium. 

Thursday, June 30 

  • Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs Live | Thurs., June 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Downtown, 56 Patton Ave. | Free | This Winston Salem-based duo sings original tunes infused with the sounds of traditional folk and Americana. 🎵