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PlanAhead: November 2020

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Week of November 1

Sunday | November 1st

Cause

Paws + Pints | Sun., Nov. 1 | 2 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Enjoy a brew + raise money for Charlie’s Angel Animal Shelter

Dish

Sunday Supper Series | Sun., Nov. 1 | 6-10 p.m. | Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Ave. | $85 | Avenue M’s second guest chef event in their Sunday Supper Series features guest chef, Ray Hui of Gan Shan West. 

Film

Family Outdoor Movie & Costume Party: Coco | Sun., Nov. 1 | 5 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Pull out your best costume + head over to Rabbit Rabbit for an outdoor family movie night. 

Monday | November 2nd

Arts 

Las Catrinas by Margarita Figueroa – Self-Guided Tours | Mon., Nov. 2 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $5 per guest, suggested donation | Oooh and ahh over Mexican artist Margarita Figueroa’s whimsical life-size Las Catrinas sculptures.

Arts

Art For Our Times | Mon., Nov. 2 | Various Times | UNCA, Virtual | Free | A week of activities provides opportunities to engage with visual, digital, performing, + contemplative art forms that offer a moment of pause, reflection, and meditation.

Tuesday | November 3rd

Watch

Election Night – Coverage Watch Party | Tues., Nov. 3 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Catch PBS’s election coverage on the big screen. Food + drink available. 🇺🇸

TryThis

Generative Writing Workshop | Tues., Nov. 3 | 7- 8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Nickole Brown + Jessica Jacobs of Sunjune Literary Collaborative prompt you in this deep dive session into generative writing. 

Election 

Election day is here. Check out your polling location + cast your vote, polling locations may have changed due to COVID-19. Polling centers will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 🗳️

TryThis 

Improvisational Hand Embroidery (Virtual) Workshop | Tues., Nov. 3 | 1:30- 3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Let your creative juices flow by practicing hand embroidery without a preset pattern or design.

Arts

Generative Writing Workshop | Tues., Nov. 3 | 7- 8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Nickole Brown + Jessica Jacobs of Sunjune Literary Collaborative prompt you in this deep dive session into generative writing. 🖊

Wednesday | November 4th

Film

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure | Wed., Nov. 4 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Enjoy an outdoor movie night with Pee-Wee Herman. 🎥

Holiday

Christmas at Biltmore: Virtual Tree Raising | Wed., Nov. 4 | 5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This year’s tree raising will be live streamed on Facebook + Youtube to commemorate the Christmas season + honor a beloved tradition, safely. 

Show

Magenta Sunshine | Wed., Nov. 4 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Enjoy the soulful sounds of this local band whose music blends funk, reggae, and rock + roll.

Arts 

Fantastical Forms Ceramics as Sculpture | Wed., Nov. 4-April 5, 2021 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. | $15 | Explore the Museum’s Collection of sculptural ceramics from the 1980s through today.

Thursday | November 5th

Show

Jeff Thompson Trio | Thurs., Nov. 5 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $12 | Enjoy the award winning singer, songwriter + guitarist, and performer, who also fronts the Radiohead + Steely Dan tribute bands, Off With Your Radiohead + Dirty Logic.

Film

Silent Cinema: Pulp Fiction | Thurs., Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Catch the cult classic on the big screen. Tickets sold per table; wireless headphones provided. 🍿

Show

Live at Lunch Online Concert | Thurs., Nov. 5 | 12 p.m. |  UNC Asheville’s student Funk-Fusion Ensemble + the Afromusics Ensemble will perform live on the UNC Asheville Quad via livestream on Facebook. 🎶

Watch

Coming Home to North Carolina | Thurs., Nov. 5 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A reading by Mildred Barya, UNC Asheville assistant professor of English + NC Humanities Council 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award winner. 🎤

Friday | November 6th

Learn

What the 2020 Election Results Could Mean | Fri., Nov. 6 | 11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Attend a live online discussion featuring WNC political specialists, registration required. 

Show

Dr. Bacon | Fri., Nov. 6 | 6:45 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville | $20 | Come to the riverside + watch Dr. Bacon and Hustle Souls tear through Appalachian funk + rock.  

Event

80s + 90s Silent Disco | Fri., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $6 | Come dance the night away with Molly Parti + DJ OSO. Tickets sold per table, wireless headphones provided.Cause

103.3 Asheville FM Fall Fund Drive Wrap Party | Fri., Nov. 6 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Online at Mr. Fred’s Presents | Donation-based | Help 103.3 Asheville FM meet their goal of raising $30,000 during the week, so they can continue serving the WNC community and stay on the air. Join their wrap party online (via Youtube + Instagram) 

Drink 

Cold Mountain Release Weekend | Fri.-Sun., Nov. 6-8 | 12-10 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | $10+ | Celebrate the locally + nationally loved Cold Mountain brew + join the celebration with family + friends. 

Show

JJ Grey & Mofro Drive In Concert | Fri., Nov. 6 | 7 p.m. | Le Parc, 337 Glen Cannon Dr., Pisgah Forest | $120+ | Settle in for a mix of blues, country + soul.

Saturday | November 7th

Learn

Black Humanity Matters: Closing the Opportunity Gap, Part II | Sat., Nov. 7 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | UNC Asheville Associate Professor of Africana Studies + Education Tiece Ruffin leads a virtual community gathering exploring best practices + solutions supporting positive academic outcomes for Black youth.

Art

Museums On Us | Sat.-Sun., Nov. 7-8 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | Free with Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card shown at the door | It’s the return of the Museums on Us partnership with Bank of America, occurring on the first full weekend of each month.

Show

Dr. Bacon | Fri., Nov. 6 | 6:45 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville | $20 | Come to the riverside + watch Dr. Bacon and Hustle Souls tear through Appalachian funk + rock. 

Cause

Calvary Annual Barbecue | Sat., Nov. 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 2840 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher | $5+ | All orders will be take-out this year, with proceeds going to Charlie’s Angel Animal Shelter.

Learn

Puppy Kindergarten | Sat., Nov. 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Asheville Humane Society Community Center, 1425 Patton Ave. | $150 | A six-week course that focuses on socialization, manners, house training + more. 

Learn

A Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed | Sat., Nov. 7 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Swannanoa Valley Museum + History Center, 223 West State St., Black Mountain  | $200 | A historic driving tour + exploration of the Burnett Reservoir + once-thriving North Fork Valley. 

Learn

Real To Reel: The Craft Of Documentary | Sat., Nov. 7 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Maryedith Burrell gives a lecture and conducts exercises to learn the basics of genre, script interview techniques + more for documentary film writing. 

FeaturedEvent

Spiritual Fusions Psychic & Holistic “Pop-Up” Expo | Sat., Nov. 7 – Sun., Nov. 8 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | WNC Agricultural Center – Boone Building | Daily admission is $9 ($3 off coupon here) | The spiritual community gathers for a weekend of healing therapists, intuitive consultants, aura photography, health professionals, psychics, an array of crystals, jewelry, gifts and more.  

Sunday | November 8th

Learn

Fresh Egg Pasta 101 | Sun., Nov. 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | $30 | Learn the basics of making fresh egg pasta + form shapes like farfalle + garganelli with this hands-on virtual class.

Learn

Discussion Bound | Sun., Nov. 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Suggested Donation | Exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks + the art world. This session features You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin by Rachel Corbett. 

Film

Family Outdoor Movie: Toy Story | Sun., Nov. 8 | 5 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | To infinity + beyond. Grab your kiddos + head over to watch Woody, Buzz + the gang take down Emperor Zurg.

Learn

Homemade Holiday Gifts From the Kitchen | Sun., Nov. 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Virtual | $20 | Make a slew of homemade kitchen gifts + discuss creative packaging while receiving 10 recipes for gift giving. 

Show

Chilltonic | Sun., Nov. 8 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | This patio show showcases soulful melodies + refreshing rhythms with a blend of progressive sounds + nostalgia.

Dish

Sunday Supper Series | Sun., Nov. 8 | 6-10 p.m. | Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Ave. | $85 | Avenue M’s third guest chef event in their Sunday Supper Series features guest chef, John Fleer of Rhubarb.

Week of November 9

Monday | November 9th

Cause

Angel Tree Adoption | Mon., Nov. 9 | Various Times | Various Locations | Donation | You can visit The Center of Hope, The Asheville Mall or adopt online by visiting this link

Tuesday | November 10th

Film

Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox | Tues., Nov. 10 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | George Clooney + Meryl Streep as fantastic foxes? Sign us up.

Wednesday | November 11th

Holiday

Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony | Weds., Nov. 11 | 11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A celebration of our area vets with remarks from US Air Force Vietnam Veteran Allan Perkal, Mayor Esther Manheimer, and WWII Army Surgeon Dr. P.J. Moore.🎖 

Arts

TAYO: Video and Conversation with Grace Villamil | Wed., Nov. 11 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Check out the artist’s new light + sound community sculpture, then stick around for a video on the projects and a Q&A with the artist. 🎤 

Show

SuperHappy Trivia Challenge | Wed., Nov. 11 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top, 2A Huntsman Pl. | $10+ | The Magnetic Theatre’s comedy + improv game show returns as performers compete for laughs. Hosted by Rodney Smith. 😂

Show

The Travis Book Happy Hour | Wed., Nov. 11 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave | $20+ | A 90 minute variety show hosted by Travis Book, featuring Benny G. + Anders B. of Greensky Bluegrass. 

Show

Asheville Development Happenings Happy Hour | Wed., Nov. 11 | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free| Become a local expert  and learn about various ongoing + upcoming projects in the Asheville area with Broker Asheville of Keller Williams and Carla & Company.

Thursday | November 12th

Film

Silent Cinema: Fear + Loathing in Las Vegas | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Late 90s Johnny Depp + Benicio del Toro you say? Tickets sold per table, wireless headphones provided.

FeaturedEvent

Digital Diwali | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Celebrate India’s festival of lights with bollywood dancing, Indian cooking demos, crafts + art. 🇮🇳 

Show

The Hot Club of Asheville | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave | $10 | Gypsy jazz music. 

Friday | November 13th

Show

Saxsquash Saxual Healing | Fri., Nov. 13 | 5 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville | $30 | Need some Saxual Healing? Head on out to the riverside + watch Saxsquash to heal your vibes.

Show

Keller Williams: Drive-In Concert | Fri., Nov. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, 3374 Soco Rd., Maggie Valley | $75 | Rock, jazz, funk, bluegrass + more. 

Film

Cider Cinema: Nightmare Before Christmas | Fri., Nov. 13 | 7:45 p.m. | | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 72 School House Rd., Mills River | Free | The classic film on the big screen. Food + popcorn available for purchase. 

Holiday 

Vintage Market Days | Fri.-Sun. Nov. 13-15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | WNC Agricultural Center, 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher | $5+ | Vintage Market Days presents Give Thanks, a place to find interior designers, unique treasures + more. 

Saturday | November 14th

Art

Youth Studio | Sat., Nov. 14 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $35+ | Grades 6-12 can join Painting from Observation + experiment with two distinct styles of acrylic painting.

Art

Studio Stroll + Art Sale | Sat.-Sun., Nov. 14-15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | River Arts District | Free | Over 240 artists of Asheville’s River Arts District invite you to enjoy demonstrations, workshops + more.

Learn

Writing As Social Action | Tue., Nov. 14 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $35+ | Grades 6-12 can join Paint from observation + experiment with two distinct styles of acrylic painting.

Show

Empire Strikes Brass | Sat., Nov. 14 | 6 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive | $20 | Check out the outdoor event space on the French Broad River + listen to some live music. Rain or shine.

Cause

Crushing Cancer Jeep Trail Ride | Sat., Nov. 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Camp Cedar Cliff, 5 Porters Cove Road | $50 | All proceeds go towards their 2020 Relief Fund.

Holiday 

Enka-Candler Tailgate Holiday Market | Sat.-Sun., Nov. 14-15 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Candler | Free | Find local crafts, natural products, prepared foods + more for the holiday season. 

Show

The Soulamanders at Wagbar | Sat., Nov. 14 | 5-8 p.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville | Humans Free, Dog Membership | Asheville’s first dog park + bar brings you live music by the Soulamanders from 5-8 p.m., beer, treats + more. 

Art

Annual Benefit Event Gala 2020 | Sat., Nov. 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, Virtual Live Auction | $125 for pickup dinner | The one-year anniversary of the Museum’s reopening, features a Virtual Live Auction, Silent Auction, Fund-the-Need, Buy It Now items, performance art, entertainment, + special guests.

Sunday, November 15th

Film

Family Outdoor Movie: Willy Wonka + The Chocolate Factory | Sun., Nov. 15 | 4:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 |  The classic film with Gene Wilder.

Show

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | Sun., Nov. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave | $20 | Catch one of the world’s foremost country + blues fingerstyle pickers. 

Dish

Sunday Supper Series | Sun., Nov. 15 | 6-10 p.m. | Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Ave. | $85 | Avenue M’s fourth guest chef event in their Sunday Supper Series.

Show

Brother Smith Band | Sun., Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | Jack of the Wood, 95 Patton Ave. | Free | A unique blend mixing the heart of Country, the creativity of Funk, + the passion of soul.

Show

Sunday Sessions | Sun., Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Sunday Sessions is back with live music, in person + virtual by streaming.

Week of November 16

Monday | November 16th

Film

Outdoor Movie Night: Jurassic Park | Mon., Nov. 16 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Calling all dinosaur lovers + Jurassic Park enthusiasts.

Community

Brothers & Sisters Like These Combat Veteran Night | Mon., Nov. 16 | 5 p.m. | Virtual, Register | Free | A virtual meeting for combat veterans, their friends, + family to share stories through the arts + creative writing to help heal from wartime experiences.  

Tuesday | November 17th

Film

Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back | Tue., Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $7 | Dun dun dun dun daaaaa dun da da dun daaaa daa. You know the rest.

Civic

ART Transit Station Ribbon Cutting | Tues., Nov. 17 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Join in on the City’s Facebook or YouTube channel to see the improvements at the downtown ART station, including the renovated waiting area + restrooms, updated Wifi, updated arrival + departure displays, and new light fixtures. 🚌

Show

Magnetic in the (Smoky) Park | Tues., Nov. 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Smoky Park Supper Club, 350 Riverside Dr. | $15 | BYOC (that’s Bring Your Own Chair) for this live, socially distant variety show featuring comedy, theatre, live music + more. 🎤

Learn

Edible and Native Plants of WNC | Tues., Nov. 17 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | $40 | Designed especially for people interested in landscaping or working as landscapers. Get familiar with 40+ edible and beautiful landscaping plants. 🌿

Learn

Writing As Social Action | Tue., Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | $187.50 | In this 3-session creative nonfiction workshop, you will confront contemporary + historical injustices through short readings, writing exercises, + discussion.

Learn

Generative Writing Workshop | Tues., Nov. 17 | 7- 8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Nickole Brown + Jessica Jacobs of Sunjune Literary Collaborative prompt you in this deep dive session into generative writing.

Wednesday | November 18th

Show

G. Love | Wed., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $39.50 | Tangy soul-infused tunes. 

Show

Indigo De Souza at The Grey Eagle | Wed., Nov. 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $18 | Catchy, musical stories from an indie pop songwriter. 

Dish

RAD Farmers Market | Wed., Nov. 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | plēb urban winery, 289 Lyman St.| $Free admission | Stock your fridge + pantry at this open air local food & grocery pop-up market.

Arts

Traditional Appalachian Loom Weaving | Live Demo | Wed., Nov. 18 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.| Southern Highland Craft Guild, Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy. | Free  | Artist Barbara Miller will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center demonstrating her weavings on a traditional loom.

TryThis

Open Mic with Thomas Yon | Wed., Nov. 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Twin Leaf Brewery, 144 Coxe Ave.| Free admission | Participate in, or just enjoy, the music, poetry, or comedy that takes place. 

TryThis

Big Screen Trivia  | Wed., Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave.| Free admission | It’s the launch of Rabbit Rabbit’s new Big Screen Trivia series. Bar + food truck will be available.

Arts

Perspectives – John Cage: A Mycological Foray | Wed., Nov. 18 | 1 p.m. | Black Mountain College, Virtual | Free | Explore composer John Cage’s love for fungi and celebrate the release of Atelier Éditions’ new book on the topic.

Thursday | November 19th

Show

The PACK A.D. | Thurs., Nov. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave | $12+ | This patio show showcases acid wit, bruising vocals + destructive melody with their complex psychpop + garage rock.  

Friday | November 20th

FeaturedEvent

Virtual Arts & Draughts | Fri., Nov. 20 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Price varies | Catch amazing performances, art activities, gallery tours and more, all from home. 

Community

Half Day Hike + Jewelry Making Workshop | Fri., Nov. 20 | 9 a.m. | 70 College Street | $500 | Experience the charm of the local nature + art scene with this intimate private hike. 

Holiday 

Winter Lights | Fri., Nov. 20-Sun., Jan. 10 | 5:30 p.m. | The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $25 per vehicle | Due to the pandemic, the Winter Lights have been transformed into a drive-thru show that features unique exhibits covered in dreamy lights. 

Cause

Blood Drive | Fri., Nov. 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | Schedule an appointment to donate blood at the Asheville Outlets by registering online + entering code Ashevilleoutlets. Check in will be located at the food court.

FeaturedEvent

United Way’s Virtual Carpool Karaoke Challenge | Fri., Nov. 20 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Ten teams have pre-submitted their Carpool Karaoke videos, and each submission will be shown during the event. The kicker? This year you, the audience, will vote to decide the winners. 

Saturday, November 21st

Dish 

Indian Cooking | Sat., Nov. 21 | 4-7 p.m. | Verlocal. 332 East Sondley Dr. | $15+ | Learn how to make the beloved Indian dish Chicken Tikki Masala + more. 

Holiday

Photos with Santa + Mrs. Claus | Sat.-Sun, Nov. 21-22 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. + 3-5 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Get a socially distanced photo with Santa to kick off the holiday season.

FeaturedEvent

23rd Voorhees Family Art Show-Virtual Event for 2020 | Sat., Nov. 21-Sun., Nov. 22 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Virtual | Cost of Purchase | The Voorhees family continues the tradition of sharing their art with the Asheville community. Shop their paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and book art at their virtual show.  

Holiday 

Jingle Bell Market | Sat., Nov. 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Smoky Mountain Event Center, 758 Crabtree Rd, Waynesville | $2, Tickets at the door | Check out a variety of vintage, up-cycled, home decor, holiday decorations + more.

FeaturedEvent

ACMS Presents Calidore String Quartet | Fri., Nov. 20 – Sun., Nov. 22  | Times vary | Virtual | Free | Welcome Calidore String Quartet to the virtual stage. Attend virtually for free, or consider making a donation here.

FeaturedEvent

United Way’s Virtual Carpool Karaoke Challenge | Fri., Nov. 20 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Ten teams have pre-submitted their Carpool Karaoke videos, and each submission will be shown during the event. The kicker? This year you, the audience, will vote to decide the winners. 

Show

Still: Life | Sat.-Sun, Nov. 21-22 | Various Times | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts | $25+ | Stewart/Owen Dance presents a guided dance + spoken word exhibit. 

Show

○ Transition | Sat., Nov. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | Mali, a collegiate basketball star, is trying to navigate her sudden want to withdraw from the limelight.

Watch

Fall Commencement Video Premiere | Sat., Nov. 21 | 9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Fall Graduates of the Class of 2021 Commencement celebration video premieres on the UNC Asheville Commencement webpage.

Sunday | November 22nd

Film

Family Outdoor Movie: Frozen | Sun., Nov. 22 | 4:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Catch the Disney favorite on the big screen. Tickets sold per table.

ForPets

Breed Meetup: Golden Retriever | Sun., Nov. 22 | 8-11 a.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville | Humans Free, Dog Membership | Frolic with other Golden Retriever owners at Wagbar’s first monthly breed meetup.  

Week of November 23

Monday | November 23rd

Show

Monday Motivation | Mon., Nov. 23 | 6-9 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Company, 32 Banks Ave. | Free | Lve music from Musicians in the Round + food from the Trashy Vegan Food Truck.

Outdoors

Relaxing Waterfall Yoga Hiking Tour | Mon., Nov. 23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Namaste In Nature, 30 mins from Downtown Asheville | $59 | Experience ancient Appalachian mountains + visit a 100 foot waterfall while hiking, meditating + practicing yoga.

Film

Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars Episode Vi: Return Of The Jedi | Mon., Nov. 23 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $7 | Calling all original trilogy lovers. Catch this + grab some brews with your best pals. 

Tuesday | November 26th

Holiday

Southside Garden Thanksgiving Celebration | Tues., Nov. 24 | 2-5 p.m. | Arthur R Edington Education + Career Center, 133 Livingston St. | Free | Celebrate + share pre-packaged food for Southside Public Housing Residents, do garden activities, + socially distanced art show.

Art

Improvisational Hand Embroidery Workshop | Tues., Nov. 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Donation 

TryThis

Wine & Charcuterie 101 Class | Tues., Nov. 24 | 5 p.m. | Hawthorne at Mills Gap, 60 Mills Gap Rd. | Free | Learn how to prepare a Charcuterie board from scratch. 

Cause

Steady Collective Syringe Access Outreach | Tues., Nov. 24 | 2 p.m. | Firestorm Books + Coffee, 610 Haywood Rd. | Free | Open to all; includes comprehensive harm reduction to improve overall community health by reducing the rate of drug overdose + the spread of infectious disease with education, advocacy, + direct services.

Wednesday | November 25th

Show

Open Mic With Thomas Yon | Wed., Nov. 25 | 7 p.m. | Twin Leaf Brewery, 144 Coxe Ave. | Free | Music, poetry, comedy + more. 

TryThis

Locals Night | Wed., Nov. 25 | 4 p.m. | Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Hangout with other locals for a socially distant community feel.  

 Show

Old Sap | Wed., Nov. 25 | 6 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Uptempo banjo + brews by the creek. 

Arts

Virtual Stitch Group | Wed., Nov. 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Purl’s Yarn Emporium, Virtual | Free | Work on a project, eat food + socialize with the local yarn community.

Film

Outdoor Movie Night: Planes, Trains + Automobiles | Wed., Nov. 25 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Steve Martin + John Candy star.

Thursday | November 26th

Holiday 

Thanksgiving Dinner | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 12 p.m. | Isa’s French Bistro | $65 | A 3 course dinner with entrée choices of Traditional Turkey Breast, Cedar Salmon, Vegan Sausage Ragout or Steak Frites. 

Show

Open Mic Wight With Tommy Yon | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 6 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Bring your vocals, your guitar + enjoy craft beer. 

Arts

BYOB Candle Making Experience | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 12 p.m. | Hummingbird Candle Co., 82 N Lexington Ave. | $35 | Hands-on experience, step by step instruction on how to hand pour a coconut oil based 9 oz. candle.

Show

Offended! Comedy Open Mic | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 9 p.m. | Ben’s Tune Up, 195 Hilliard Ave. | Free | Sign up + tell your best jokes, no cover.

Holiday 

South Asheville Turkey Trot | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 8 a.m. | Virtual Option or In Person at Bill Moore Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Rd, Fletcher | $25+ | This year’s trot will be capped at 300 in-person participants + will offer a virtual option to ensure safety. 

Friday | November 27th

Cause

American Red Cross Blood Drive | Fri., Nov. 27 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Biltmore Park Town Square, 1 Town Square Blvd. | Sign Up | Donate blood + save a life. 

Show

Deathbots | Fri., Nov. 27 | 8 p.m. | Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Rd. | $7 | Punk rock + robot apocalypse prognostication.

Active

Sweatsgiving | Fri., Nov. 27 | 10:15 a.m. | Asheville Yoga Center, Livestream | Free | Give thanks for your body + your ability to move it with Forrest Campbell.

Active

Mindfulness Now: Meditation for All Moments | Fri., Nov. 27 | 11:30 a.m. | Asheville Community Yoga, 8 Brookdale Rd. | Donation | Learn tools to instill inspiration + explore mindful meditation.

Show

Roots + Dore | Fri., Nov. 27 | 6 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Grab a fresh brew + enjoy live music outdoors.

Saturday | November 28th

Show

Jesse Stockton at Wagbar | Sat., Nov. 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave. | Humans Free, Dog Membership | Live music, beer, treats for you and your pup + more. 

Show

Joe Buck Yourself | Sat., Nov. 28 | 8 p.m. | The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd. | $12 | The Odditorium is back with live music in a socially distant environment.

ForKids

Twilight in the Treetops | Sat., Nov. 28 | 4:30 p.m. | Adventure Center of Asheville, 85 Expo Dr. | $49 | Illuminated trails + countless obstacles give tons of fun for those 4+. 

Cause

Read To Succeed Book Fair | Sat., Nov. 28-Sun., Nov. 29 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Barnes + Noble, 33 Town Square Blvd. | Free | A portion of your sale in the store goes to Read To Succeed Asheville/Buncombe.

Holiday

The ASAP Holiday Farmers Market | Sat., Nov. 28 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | AB Tech, Fernihurst Dr. | Free | Shop for locally-made, quality gifts, speciality foods, local produce + more.

Show

Jesse Stockton at Wagbar | Sat., Nov. 28 | 5-8 p.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave. | Humans Free, Dog Membership | Live music, beer, treats for you and your pup + more.

Sunday | November 29th

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Sunday Sessions | Sun., Nov. 29 | 3 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Sunday Sessions is back with live music, in person + virtual by streaming. 

Outdoors

Skateville Meetup | Sun., Nov. 29 | 5 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | A casual weekly event for Asheville Roller Skaters to make friends, practice skills + more. 

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Nina & The Buffalo Riders | Sun., Nov. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave | $10 

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The Log Noggins | Sun., Nov. 29 | 5 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 2A Huntsman Pl. | Free | A three piece Asheville based southern rock band brings blues, progressive rock + more.

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Myron Hyman | Sun., Nov. 29 | 3-6 p.m. | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 72 School House Rd., Mills River | Free | Relax, grab a cider brew + wind down to some live music at Bold Rock.

Week of November 30

Monday | November 30th

Watch

Monday Night Football Watch Party | Mon., Nov. 30 | 8 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 2A Huntsman Pl. | Free | Watch the big game on a big projector with plenty of seating + beer. 

TryThis

Bowling League Open House | Mon., Nov. 30 | 6 p.m. | AMF Bowling Co., 491 Kenilworth Rd. | Free | Get two hours of free bowling + to learn about the upcoming leagues.

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A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas | Mon., Nov. 30-Sun., Dec. 20 | 10 a.m.-11:59 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | This year, experience the magic + merriment ringing in the holidays with this local  favorite Christmas show in your home.