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#PlanAhead – Your March Asheville events calendar

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Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.

Monday | March 1

TryThis 

March Madness Culinary Cook Off! | Mon., Mar. 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Make a dish including an announced secret ingredient + win.

Tuesday | March 2

Talk 

Conversation with the Director: Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters | Tues., Mar. 2 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Director Ben Sharpiro discusses his film with photographer Gregory Crewdson.

Wednesday | March 3

Trivia 

Witty Wednesday Trivia Night | Wed., Mar. 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a brew + rattle out some of the best trivia answers. 

FeaturedEvent

The Book Club Play: Live on Zoom | Wed., Mar. 3 – Sun., Mar 21 | Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m. + Sun. at 2:00 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Life and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them.

Peace Education Program – Discover the Art of Knowing Yourself | Wed., Mar. 3-Wed., May 5 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the 10-week series focused on discovering your inner peace. 

Thursday | March 4

Art 

Art Travels: Detroit Institute of Arts | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Virtual | $15+ | Travel to the Detroit Institute of Arts with the Asheville Art Museum.  

Learn 

Zoom Café: Lessons on Using Zoom | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA hosts introductory workshops for Zoom. 

Trivia 

Virtual Trivia | Thurs., Mar. 4 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Join educators from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center + win a prize answering fun trivia questions. 

WaterCooler 

2021 Ingles SoCon Basketball | Thurs., Mar. 4-Mon., Mar. 8 | Various Times | Virtual | $5+ | Watch men’s + women’s basketball at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, virtually. 

Friday | March 5

ForPets 

Furry First Fridays | Fri., Mar. 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.   

Arts 

We Wear the Mask | Fri., Mar. 5 | 12-1 pm | Virtual | Suggested Donation | Join Kay Dunn + Susan Coleman for special exhibition Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens.

Saturday | March 6

ForKids 

Miniatures | Sat., Mar. 6 | 1-4 pm | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sqr. | $35+ | Create tiny paintings, handmade books + mini sculptures.

Show

Darren Nicholson Band | Sat., Mar. 6 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | American acoustic music. 

Show

Generous Electric | Sat., Mar. 6 | 3-6 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grateful Dead covers. 

TryThis

Italian Cooking | Sat., Mar. 6 | 4-7 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen | $80+ | Learn how to make delicious, simple Italian food. 

Sunday | March 7

Show

Asheville Winter Grass | Sun., Mar. 7 | 2-6 p.m. | One World Brewing, 520 Haywood Rd. | $20 | Hear bluegrass stars Songs From The Road Band + special guest Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry. 

Show

Mr. Jimmy | Sun., Mar. 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Live blues.

Monday | March 8

ForKids 

Art After School | Mon., Mar. 8 | 3:30-5 pm | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sqr. | $70+ | A four week exploration of art for those grades three through five.

Talk 

A Conversation with Mary Othella Burnette | Mon., Mar. 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm | Virtual | Free | Chat with the author of the Life of the Black Walnut Tree: Growing Up Black in Southern Appalachia.

Learn 

Winter Workshop 3: Art from your Yard | Mon., Mar. 8 | 6:30-8 pm | Virtual | Free | Work with natural pigment tempera paint + smashed flowers.

Tuesday | March 9

Talk 

Women Who Read Are Dangerous by Stefan Bollmann | Tues., Mar. 9 | 12-1 pm | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sqr. | Suggested Donation | Dive into the classic text.

Wednesday | March 10

Learn 

Zoom Café: Lessons on Using Zoom | Wed., Mar. 10 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville hosts introductory workshops for Zoom.

Trivia 

Witty Wednesday Trivia Night | Wed., Mar. 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a brew + rattle off some of the best trivia answers. 

Thursday | March 11

Show 

Alex Travers | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 6-8 pm | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free | 19th and 20th century music inspired by Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens.

Talk 

LitCafe: DuPont Forest with Danny Bernstein | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 6-7 pm | Virtual | $5 | Explore the DuPont Forest with author Danny Bernstein. 

Trivia 

Virtual Trivia | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Join educators from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center + win a prize answering fun trivia questions. 

FeaturedEvent

An Evening with Bestselling Author Chanel Miller | Thurs., Mar. 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $10 Student / $25 General Admission | Join the Break the Silence Speaker Series, Our VOICE’s largest fundraiser of the year with Chanel Miller, who will discuss her life after her breathtaking 2019 memoir, Know My Name.

Friday | March 12

Learn

Discovering Rural Landscapes | Fri., Mar. 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Suggested Donation | Join Megan Pyle for a conversation of works in the special exhibition Across the Atlantic.

TryThis

Thai Cooking | Fri., Mar. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Dr. | $80+ | Get to know the aromatic ingredients of Thai food.

Saturday | March 13

ForKids

How to Ride a Bike | Sat., Mar. 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | REI, 31 Schenck Pkwy. | $80+ | Step by step, engaging activities to get your kids rolling. 

Event

Asheville Catholic School’s 14th Annual Shamrock 5K/10K | Sat., Mar. 13 | 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Asheville Catholic School, 12 Culvern St. | $30+ | Engage in a fun + challenging run in North Asheville. 

Arts 

Photography | Sat., Mar. 13 | 1-4 pm | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | Free with Museum Admission | Explore Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art + different techniques in the MakerSpace studio.

Event

28th Annual Spring Conference | Sat., Mar. 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | REI, 31 Schenck Pkwy. | $80+ | Step by step, engaging activities to get your kids rolling. 

Wednesday | March 17

Learn 

Zoom Café: Lessons on Using Zoom | Wed., Mar. 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville hosts introductory workshops for Zoom. 

Trivia 

Witty Wednesday Trivia Night | Wed., Mar. 17 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a brew + rattle off some of the best trivia answers. 

Thursday | March 18

ForKids 

Art After School | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | $70+ | Send your K-2 child on a four week session of art exploration.

Trivia 

Artful Trivia: Across the Atlantic | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Suggested Donation | Test your knowledge of French and American art, craft, + design from the 19th + 20th centuries.

Trivia 

Virtual Trivia | Thurs., Mar. 18 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Join educators from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center + win prizes answering fun trivia questions. 

Friday | March 19

Trivia 

Weaving Women: Creating with Fiber | Fri., Mar. 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Suggested Donation | Join touring docent Barbara Heller for an interactive conversation about four artworks.

Show

Seth Mulder and Midnight Run | Fri., Mar. 19 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | High-energy, Tennessee-based bluegrass band.

Saturday | March 20

Event

Asheville Half Marathon | Sat., Mar. 20 | 7:30 a.m. | Biltmore Estate | Registration Fee | Run through the beautiful Biltmore Estate. 

Wellness

Early Bird Yoga | Sat., Mar. 20 | 9:45-10:30 a.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Sq. | $7+ | BYOMat for family, friendly yoga + mindfulness.

Arts

Painting the Impressionist Landscape | Sat., Mar. 20 | 1-5 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | $60+ | Learn how to see + paint like the Impressionists.

Talk 

LitCafe: DuPont Forest with Danny Bernstein | Sat., Mar. 20 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Explore the DuPont Forest with author Danny Bernstein. 

Show 

Music at the Vineyard: Sandy Herrault | Sat., Mar. 20 | 2-5 p.m. | Burntshirt Vineyards, 2695 Sugarloaf Rd., Hendersonville | Free | Violin + fiddle.

TryThis

Pasta and Croissants Making Class | Sat., Mar. 20 | 4-7 p.m. | Asheville Mountain Kitchen, 332 E. Sondley Dr. | $80+ | Craft handmade pasta + croissants.

Show

Chuck Brodsky | Sat., Mar. 20 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Down to earth warm tunes + crafted songs.

Sunday | March 21

Show

Mr. Jimmy | Sun., Mar. 21 | 2-4 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Live blues.

Monday | March 22

Tuesday | March 23

Show

TV Girl | Tues., Mar. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Spector-esque girl-group pop.

TryThis

Holistic Crop Management | Tues., Mar. 23- Tues., Apr. 27 | Various Times  | Virtual | $225 | The Organic Growers School hosts a six part webinar series.

Wednesday | March 24

Trivia 

Witty Wednesday Trivia Night | Wed., Mar. 24 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a brew + rattle off some of the best trivia answers. 

Arts

Darkness to Light | Wed., Mar. 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Connections is an arts-based program serving community-dwelling adults with mild to moderate memory loss + their care partners. 

Thursday | March 25

Trivia 

Virtual Trivia | Thurs., Mar. 25 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | $5+ | Join educators from the Friends of the WNC Nature Center + win prizes answering fun trivia questions. 

Friday | March 26

Show

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers | Fri., Mar. 28 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Old timey, bluegrass swing music + more.

Arts

Listening to the Animals | Fri., Mar. 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Suggested Donation | Join Hank Bovee + Jim Crook for an interactive conversation about four artworks.

Saturday | March 27

Show

The Alex Leach Band | Fri., Mar. 28 | 7 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Celebrate their debut album Mountain Home Music.

Sunday | March 28

Monday | March 29

Tuesday | March 30

Wednesday | March 31

Trivia 

Witty Wednesday Trivia Night | Wed., Mar. 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewery, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a brew + rattle off some of the best trivia answers.