PlanAhead: November 2021

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Happy November, Asheville. 🍁 If you’re anything like us, you’re delighted about the prospect of cozy nights, warm drinks, and seasonal celebrations — 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 the Land of Sky.

All month long

  • Bill George, November AOM: Collections | Mon., Nov. 1- Tues., Nov 30 | Various times | Asheville Gallery of Art, 82 Patton Ave. | Enjoy the Realism/Naturalism paintings from this artist all month long. 
  • Sippin’ Santa Pop-Up Cocktail Bar | Tues., Nov. 23-Sat., Jan. 1, 2022 | Various times | Montford Rooftop Bar | Free | Kitschy, festive décor and a tiki-themed cocktail menu with a rooftop view.
  • Coding and Cold Beer | Tuesdays | 6-8 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 174 Broadway St. | Learn Python coding over a pint with a professional instructor + developer.   
  • Trivia + Charcuterie Night | Sundays | 5-6:30 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 174 Broadway St. | $20 | Snag a charcuterie board and beer + enjoy a night of trivia. 
  • Montford Tai Chi | Tuesdays | 9 a.m. | Montord Recreation Center, 34 Pearson Dr. | Free | Class content will focus on the “Wudang San Feng Taijiquan 28” form.
  • Puke Pop-up | Tuesdays | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd. | Various prices | Join to eat Stu Helm and Chef Ben Hester unique dishes.
  • Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum | Fri., Nov. 19-Sat., Jan. 1 | Timed entry from 6-9 p.m. | North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | Prices vary by date | All the holiday magic is back in its traditional, walk-through format. :snowflake:

Nov. 1-7

Monday, Nov. 1

Tuesday, Nov. 2

  • Big Shot Drive-Thru Tour with Jeff Kinney | Tues., Nov. 2 | Various times | NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way | $15 | Meet and take a photo with the author of the Diary of a  Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney.  
  • Us Too | Tues., Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this prostate support group and learn from guest speaker Catherine Rudolph, Adult Oncology Dietitian with Duke Cancer Center.
  • Fernleaf Family Night | Tues., Nov. 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $8 | Join the first annual movie night fundraiser for Fernleaf Community Charter school where Coco will be screened. 
  • Makin’ Bacon Bourbon Brunch Ticket Flash Sale | Tues., Nov. 2 | Sale ends at 11:59 p.m. | Virtual | $40/person | For one day only, save $10 on admission (originally $50) to the Makin’ Bacon Bourbon Brunch, a part of the Hog & Barrel Festival happening on Nov. 7. Ⓟ
  • blu29, Asheville’s finest boutique, moves to new location | Tues., Nov. 2 | 70 Charlotte St. | Free | blu29, which carries brands like Raleigh Denim and Zadig & Voltaire, is now located in a beautifully renovated historic building. Ⓟ

 

Wednesday, Nov. 3

  • Writing an Agent Query Letter | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Learn from author Wiley Cash as he shares tips on working with literary agents.🖋 
  • Bluegrass and Brews | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Sip brews while jamming to Knob Creek Incident. 🎵
  • Ribbon Cutting for Fisher Creative Marketing | Wed., Nov. 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. | Join owner Holly Fisher to celebrate this event while enjoying refreshments.✂️
  • 2021 Exclusive Growth Breakfast | Wed., Nov. 3 | 8:30-10 a.m. | Virtual | $10 | Riverbird Research will present findings on key economic indicators and demographic shifts occurring in town.
  • Smart Series: Applying an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Your Business | Wed., Nov. 3 | 12-1 p.m.| Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. | $15 | AARP, Sherree Lucas will review the eight principles of entrepreneurship and how local businesses exemplify these principles. 
  • Distiller Drams: A Series Exploring Single Malt Whiskey | Wed., Nov. 3. | 6-7 p.m. | Oak and Grist Distilling Company, 1556 Grovestone Rd., Black Mountain | $16 | Explore single malt’s place in the great world of whiskey.
  • Virtual Tree-Raising at The Biltmore | Wed., Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in for a livestream of the annual raising of the majestic, 35 ft Fraser Fir. 
  • Starset | Wed., Nov. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25+ | Cinematic rock back. 🎸
  • The 10th Annual Creative Sector Summit | Wed., Nov. 3 | Various times + locations | $50 | This one-day conference seeks to address major issues impacting the local creative sector through 4 daytime panels. 🎤

 

Thursday, Nov. 4

  • November Business After Hours | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Melting Pot Social, 74 Patton Ave. | Free | Bring your business cards and make new connections.
  • The Record Company | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25 | Featuring special guest JJ Wilde.🎶
  • 2021 Fall Buzz Breakfast | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 8 a.m. | Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Expo Center, 1 Resort Dr | $25 | Last part of this series will look at how to provide housing for people in the community.
  • Composting Workshop | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 5:30-6:30 | Carrier Park,  220 Amboy Rd. | Free | Learn about composting and get a composting static bin and countertop pails to help start your compost journey.
  • The Coveralls | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Urban Orchid West, 210 Haywood Rd. | Free | Enjoy cider and covers from Buck Owens to Elton John.
  • Insight Full: Group Speed Coaching | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Masonic Temple |  $55 | Join certified coaches Wanda Marie + Lesley King for live speed coaching to talk business challenges, personal obstacles, and big goals. Advance tickets only.
  • Suite Américaine Miniature Chest Building Workshop | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Center For Craft | $35 | Build a 1:10 scale model of BA Harrington’s “Lineage #1” sculpture of a Hadley Chest.

Friday, Nov. 5

  • Opening Day: Van Gogh Alive | Fri., Nov. 5-Sat., March 5 | Various times | The Biltmore | $106+ | An immersive, multi-sensory experience of Van Gogh’s art. 🖼
  • The Uptown Hillbillies Honk ‘n Tonk | Fri., Nov. 5 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave. | $7 | Bring Proof of vaccination to enjoy true classic country music. 
  • Ribbon Cutting for T-Mobile | Fri., Nov. 5 | 12-2 p.m. | T-Mobile, 165 Weaver Blvd., Weaverville | Free | Join the opening of the new T-Mobile with free food and drinks. ✂️ 
  • Kerry Dunn Workshop | Fri., Nov. 5 | Various times | CONTINUUM ART NC 1st Avenue East, Hendersonville | $375 | Join this three day painting workshop. 🎨
  • Rock4HungerAVL | Fri., Nov. 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Harrah’s Cherokee Center, 87 Haywood St. | $38+ | Bring proof of vaccination to this event benefiting Food Connection. 
  • Fireside Serenade with Alex Krug Combo and WellSpring | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Oak and Grist Distilling Company, 1556 Grovestone Rd., Black Mountain | $9 | Come for the Sweet duets and Appalachian dream rock, stay for the oxtail + jerk chicken from Queen’s Island Cuisine. 
  • Asheville Tattoo Arts Convention | Fri., Nov. 5 – Sun., Nov. 7 | Various times | Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, 87 Haywood St. | $20, $40 3-day pass | Bring proof of vaccination to attend the 2nd annual tattoo convention. 
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Saturday, Nov. 6

  • Silver Synthetic, MJ Lenderman, and The Playrights | Sat., Nov. 6 | 9 p.m. | Static-Age Records, 110 N Lexington Ave. | $10 | Listen to these indie bands play all night long.   
  • Weaverville Art Safari Fall Studio Tour 2021 | Sat., Nov. 6-Sun., Nov. 7 | Various times | Various locations | Free | Spend the weekend learning and connecting with weaverville artists.   
  • Kip Moore: How High Tour | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $35+ | Country music galore, featuring opener Jordan Fletcher. 
  • PumpkinPOST | Sat., Nov. 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, 99 White Pine Dr., Black Mountain | Free | Properly dispose or reuse all your Halloween pumpkins.🎃
  • Point of View with Lauren B. Davis | Sat., Nov. 6 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Learn how to effectively use point of view in fiction and nonfiction writing. 🖋
  • Coats for the Cold | Sat., Nov. 6 | 12-3 p.m. | Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, 225 Patton Ave. | Free | An opportunity for those without resources to pick up donated winter clothing, including coats, hats, gloves, and scarves.
  • Jewelry Making | Sat., Nov. 6 | 1-4 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square. | $40 | Kids from kindergarten to 5th grade can create pieced of jewerly inspired by the collections at the museum. 
  • Leicester Library Birthday | Sat., Nov. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Leicester Public Library, 1561 Alexander Rd. | Free | Celebrate 20 years of this library with art, music, and cake.  
  • Spiritual Fusion Pop-Up | Sat., Nov. 6-Sun., Nov. 7 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | WNC Ag Center | $6 | Have a weekend filled with Aura Photography, Healing Therapists, Intuitive Consultants, Health Professional and  Psychics.    
  • 8th annual African Americans in Western North Carolina & Southern Appalachia Conference | Sat., Nov. 6 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Hosted by UNC Asheville, this virtual event will feature keynote speakers Keith Young, Gholdy Muhammad, and Dwight Mullen. Ⓟ

Sunday, Nov. 7

  • Dogwood Alliance 25th Anniversary Celebration | Sun., Nov. 7- Sun., Nov. 14 | Various times | Virtual | Donation | Get exclusive access to the documentary film Stories Happen in Forests, musical performances, a cooking show, and more.
  • WNC Fermenting Festival | Sun., Nov. 7 | 11 a.m-5 p.m. | Madison County Fairgrounds, 30 Carolina Ln, Marshall | $5 | Proceeds from the festival will be benefit the local food pantry Beacon of Hope Services.
  • Sunday Supper Series | Sun., Nov. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Ave. | $130 | This supper will honor Chef Mark Rosenstein’s legacy by recreating a classic French dinner that he made back in 1974 for his restaurant The Frog & Owl. Call (828)-350-8181 to purchase tickets. 
  • Thunderstruck Partnership Hike with Highland Brewing Company | Sun., Nov. 7 | 9 a.m. | Waterrock Knob Visitor Center | Free | Hike over 5 miles while enjoying beautiful views.
  • Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City | Sun., Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. | Beth Israel Synagogue, 229 Murdock Ave. or virtual | Free | Author Andrew Lawler will sign and personalize books for those who pre-order.

Nov. 8-14

Monday, Nov. 8

Tuesday, Nov. 9

  • Crowder | Tues., Nov. 9 | 6 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $20+ | Featuring special guest musician Sean Curran. 
  • Omega Middle School Remote Open House | Tue., Nov. 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Rainbow Community School (virtual) | Free | Learn about the school’s unique middle school program, meet talented teachers, hear from alumni, and tour the campus to see the program in action. Ⓟ

Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • Black in Black on Black Virtual Tour & Discussion | Wed., Nov. 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the curators and exhibiting artists for a tour and panel of their works.
  • Mountain Raise 2021 | Wed., Nov. 10 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | The Event Space at Hi Wire Brewing, 2B Huntsman Pl. or virtual  | $20 | This event will showcase ScaleUp and Invested Graduates and present a different way to host a pitch event.   
  • GWAR | Wed., Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $30+ | A heavy metal band moment.
  • Michael Graff & Nick Ochsner, authors of The Vote Collectors | Wed., Nov. 10 | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood St. or virtual | Free | Listen to the authors talk about  the political shenanigans in Bladen County.

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • Getting Back to The Beatles: Two Weeks in January ‘69 | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Citizen Vinyl, 14 O Henry Ave. | Sliding Scale | Join this Citizen Talks given by Asheville-based music journalist, Bill Kopp and Rich Nelson. 
  • Cold Mountain Release Celebration | Thurs., Nov. 11-Mon., Nov. 15 | Various times | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | $10+ | Enjoy your first Cold Mountain of the season with music, special programs, and packaged beer exclusives. 
  • Todd Barry | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $20+ | Laugh along with the star from Netflix’s Spicy Honey special. 
  • ​​Sunset Rooftop Standup Comedy | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $12 | Laugh the night away with premier Asheville standup comics. 😂
  • MakerSpace: Homemade Clay | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | $15 | Visit the galleries on a scavenger hunt for inspiration then make the clay and create fun designs.
  • Fall Charcuterie Workshop | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6:30 p.m. | 12 Bones Smokehouse South2350 Hendersonville Rd., Arden | $65 | Join the Asheville Charcuterie Company as they teach you everything from salami roses to cutting fruits perfectly.
  • Two Murals by Samantha Bates | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Momentum Gallery,  52 Broadway St. | Free | Meet the artist of the two murals, River Deep and Wade and celebrate her work.     SAHC Lunch & Learn: Americorps Project Conserve | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how Americorps members have contributed to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
  • Modern + Contemporary | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 117 Tunnel Rd. | Free | Bid on art from The Jerry & Deena Kaplan Collection of Modern Art and Crafts, The Rude Osolnik Collection, Andy Warhol + more. 🎨Ⓟ

Friday, Nov. 12

  • 2021 Asheville Championship | Fri., Nov 12 and Sun., Nov. 14 | Various times | Harrah’s Cherokee Center, 87 Haywood St. | $45 | Join the inaugural Asheville Championship for college basketball tournament.  
  • Bolokada Conde and Friends at Jubilee | Fri., Nov 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Jubilee Community Church, 46 Wall St. | $20 | Heal through music and movement at this drum and dance event.   
  • CloZee | Fri., Nov. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $26+ | This Toulous-dwelling producer awakens the wanderer within.
  • Raise A Cup for Paws | Fri., Nov 12 | 4-7 p.m. | Atelier Maison & Co., 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | $40 | Have some food, local beer, live music, and more while it all benefits the Asheville Humane Society.
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Fri., Nov. 12 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this online class by financial education & counseling business, OnTrack WNC.💰
  • ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 12 | Fri., Nov. 12-Sun., Nov. 14 |  Various times | Reuter Center, 300 Campus View Rd. | $75 | Attend this International Conference that aims to preserve BMC’s legacy.  
  • A Night Just for our Ladies- The Female Athlete | Fri., Nov. 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Mountain Running Company – Asheville, 4 South Tunnel Rd., Ste 230 | Free | Move your body, have some snacks, shop, and learn how to be extraordinary at any age.
  • Janisse Ray and Sami Grover in Conversation | Fri., Nov. 12 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free |  Join the conversation with Janisse Ray, author of Wild Spectacle and Sami Grover, author of We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now.
  • Silent Disco | Fri., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Dance the night away while wearing wireless headphones.    
  • ​​Fall Forest Communities Hike | Fri., Nov. 12 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Milepost 300 on the Blue Ridge Parkway | $15 | Join in on this 4 mile trek and learn how to identify forest communities and individual tree species.
  •  Peake Preserve – Trash Clean-up Crew | Fri., Nov. 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1.3 miles south of Carvers Gap along NC Highway 261 | Free | Help collect trash on the property and monitor the spruce restoration project. 
  • The Speakeasy Soiree | Fri., Nov. 12-Sat., Nov. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. | $15 | Bring proof of vaccination to this night of stand up and improv performances.
  • Worm Composting Workshop | Fri., Nov. 12 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Urban Orchid West, 210 Haywood Rd. | Free | Learn about worm composting. 

Saturday, Nov. 13

  • David: The Faces of Love | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. or virtual | $20+ | Enjoy this musical written by Asheville native Fred Northup.  
  • Fall Harvest Revival | Sat., Nov. 13 | 6:30-9:30 | High Vista, 22 Vista Falls Rd. | $75+ |  Attend this five chef collaboration five course dinner event to benefit Bounty & Soul. 
  • Mountain Landscape Art Class: Watercolor our World with Nate Barton | Sat., Nov. 13 | 2 p.m. | Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd. | Free | Make sure to register for this guided painting class.
  • Heavy Metal Chili PRO-AM | Sat., Nov. 13 | 12-5 p.m. | The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd. | Free | Sign up to enter this chili contest.   
  • Affair In Red | Sat., Nov. 13 | 6 p.m. | Celine & Company, 9 Broadway St. | $75 | Support Loving Food Resources and having an entertaining night with Kat Williams, an open bar, and a live + silent auction.
  • PATIO SHOW: Tray Wellington Band | Sat., Nov. 13 | 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Listen to this high energy acoustic Newgrass group.   

Sunday, Nov. 14

  • PicklePalooza 2021 | Sun., Nov. 14 | 3-7 p.m. | Blue Ghost Brewing Company
  • 125 Underwood Rd., Fletcher | Donation | Partake in all things pickles on National Pickle day benefiting Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. 
  • Manipulating time with Tessa Fontaine | Sun., Nov. 14 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | Learn creative ways to play with time within your fiction or nonfiction writing. 
  • Dogs on the Catwalk | Sun., Nov. 14 | 2 p.m. | Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Rd .Suite 2 | Free | Join Down Dog’s first ever dog fashion show benefiting Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville. 

Nov. 15-21

Monday, Nov. 15

  • Shakey Graves Was Here | Mon., Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $30+ | A combination of blues, folk, country, and rock and roll.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

  • Noah Kahan | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $22+ | The critically-acclaimed singer and songwriter shares his second full-length album.
  • Indigo De Souza | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Local alternative + soul artist.  
  • Mikasa Nikkei Pop-Up | Tues., Nov. 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Unspecified | $110 | A 6-course dinner featuring Peruvian-Japanese cuisine. 
  • Crystal Wilkinson presents Perfect Black, in conversation with Deesha Philyaw | Tues., Nov. 16 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Join this conversation about Wilkinson collection of poetry and prose about girlhood, racism, and political awakening about growing up in Southern Appalachia. 
  • Fairview Book Club | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Discuss this month’s books The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness. 
  • Winter Tree Carnival | Tues., Nov. 16 | 4:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Donations | Joining for a night filled with class movies, drinks, festive trees, and the Ninjabread Man Porter release.  

Wednesday, Nov. 17

  • Use of Sound in Prose | Wed., Nov. 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Explore the influence of sound in literature with award-winning author Heather Newton.
  • Maple Crest Homecoming | Wed., Nov. 17 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Maple Crest Apartments, 20 Lee Garden Ln. | Donation | Join this celebratory ribbon-cutting of the Maple Crest at Lee Walker Heights. 
  • Sullivan King | Wed., Nov. 17 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $22.50+ | The Loud & Reckless Tour, also featuring musicians Blanke and LAYZ. 
  • Dried Wreath Workshop | Wed., Nov. 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Pollen Coffee + Flower Shop, 45 S French Broad Ave. Suite 150 | $75 | Work with naturally woven grapevine bases with dried goodies to make beautiful wreaths.
  • Dynamite Roasting Co. 13th Birthday | Wed., Nov. 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Dynamite Roasting Co. Production Facility,  2744 US Hwy 70, Swannanoa | Free | Take a tour of the new roasting headquarters.
  • November Chamber Orientation | Wed., Nov. 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. | Free | Learn what it means to be a chamber member.
  • Connections: Modernist Design | Wed., Nov. 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | Free | Join Hank Bovee, touring docent for a tour catered to adults with memory loss and their care partners.  

Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Sip and Smoke at Oak and Grist with B&B Tobacconists | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $25 | Join the experts for a dram and a cigar while exploring the world of new and unique spirits. 
  • Money Visioning & Goal Setting | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this online class by financial education & counseling business, OnTrack WNC.💰
  • Not Your Mama’s Old-Time Radio Comedy Show | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $18+ | A fun night of not so old-time style radio recordings with premier modern stand-up comics, presented by Slice of Life Comedy and Buzz Radio Asheville.
  • Sunset Rooftop Standup Comedy | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $12 | Laugh the night away with premier Asheville standup comics.
  • Listen to this | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Asheville Community Theater, 35 E Walnut St. | $15 | Listen to stories about days that didn’t go as expected.  
  • Not Your Mama’s Old-Time Radio Comedy Show | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m | The Orange Peel | $18 | Bring proof of vaccination to this show filled with many Asheville Rock-Stars of Comedy. 
  • Night Vision | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 5-8 p.m. | Renaissance Hotel, 31 Woodfin St. | Free | Join photographer Daniel Iyari for his first public one night exhibition. 
  • Root Cause Fundraiser | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 4-7 p.m. | Barn Door Ciderworks, 23 Lytle Rd, Fletcher | Free | Raise money for a non-profit dedicated to bringing food to community members in need. 
  • Food Truck Round-Up | Thurs., Nov. 18- Fri., Nov. 19 | 3-7 p.m. | Haw Creek Commons, 315 Old Haw Creek Rd. | Free | Enjoy food from Queens Island Cuisine, The Spotted Banana, Smashville, Ceilia’s Kitchen. 
  • November Policy on Tap | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | White Labs Kitchen & Tap, 172 South Charlotte St. | Join this quarterly discussion series highlighting affordable housing.

Friday, Nov. 19

  • The Voorhees Family Art Show | Fri., Nov. 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join to preview all the art being showcased at this 24th annual show. 
  • We Hate Movies | Fri., Nov. 19 | 6:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25+ | Hosts Andrew Jupin, Stephen Sajdak, Chris Cabin, and Eric Szyszka bring their antic and uproarious takes on bad movies to the stage.
  • Susto | Fri., Nov. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Rock band.
  • The Outsider | Fri., Nov. 19-Sat., Nov. 20 | 2:30 p.m. | Asheville Community Theater, 35 E Walnut St. | $8 | Political satire play.
  • ​​Make your own light up greeting cards | Fri., Nov. 19 | 10:30 a.m. | Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. | Free | Learn how to design and build a basic circuit using an LED, coin cell battery, and copper tape and how to design a greeting card.
  • Asheville Humane Society Fundraiser |  Fri., Nov. 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Rd Suite 2 | Donation | Come with your pup and enjoy some refreshing drinks and enter the raffle to win amazing prizes.   
  • Silent Disco: Glowstick Party | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Glow Sticks and dancing what more could you want.
  • Delivery Driver Open Interviews | Fri., Nov. 19 | 2-6 p.m. | Country Inn & Suites, 22 Westgate Parkway | Free | Open interviews for delivery drivers.      

Saturday, Nov. 20

  • Holiday Pop Up Market | Sat., Nov. 20 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Open Hearts Art Center, 217 Coxe Ave #4006 | Free | Attend this outdoor market and shop from local artists. 
  • The Voorhees Family Art Show | Sat., Nov. 20- Sun., Nov. 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.| 55 Woodward Ave. | Free | Collect some artwork from the Voorhees family.
  • 14th Annual MGLA: Celebration of Life | Sat., Nov. 20 | 7:30-11 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | Attend this pageant that gives a place for the art of male and female impersonation.
  • Asheville FM’s 2nd Annual Record Fair | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. |  Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, 87 Haywood St. | $5+ | The event features rare + vintage vinyl collections, along with beer and concession.
  • 26th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | View videos that celebrate the history, culture, and continuing contributions of North Carolina’s American Indian communities.
  • Artful Adventure | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | $15 |  Attend this themed interactive gallery tour that the whole family can enjoy.
  • Oyster Pop Up with Mera Brothers Oysters | Sat., Nov. 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Botanist & Barrel Asheville, 32 Broadway St. Suite 110 | Come meet the Mera Brothers and try their family’s recipe for “ceviche on a shell”.
  • Film: First Language | Sat., Nov. 20 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | Free | Watch this film about how the Cherokee language is endangered.
  • Asheville Symphony Masterworks 1: Uncaged | 8-10 p.m. | Sat., Nov. 20 | Thomas Wolfe Auditorium | $25+ | The Asheville Symphony opens its 2021-22 Masterworks Series with Wallen’s Mighty River, an Amazing Grace-inspired meditation on freedom and slavery, plus Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony. 🎶
  • Atelier Maison & Co. Monthly Warehouse Sale | Sat., Nov. 20 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Featuring overstock and clearance inventory at up to 40%,  Bear’s Smokehouse food truck (11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) + live music from Ben Phantom (3-6 p.m.). Ⓟ

Sunday, Nov. 21

  • Drink & Draw at Continuum Art | Sun., Nov. 21 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | CONTINUUM ART NC, 1st Avenue East, Hendersonville | BYOB and BYO-art supplies as Continuum Art owner and tattoo artist, Katie Montes lead the art class. 
  • Min Xiao-Fen & River Guerguerian | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. | $20+ | Join as these two artists perform together for the first time with their “genre-blurring music”.  
  • The Outsider | Sun., Nov. 21 | 2:30 p.m. | Reuter Center, 300 Campus View Rd. | $8 | Political satire play.  
  • Homemade Holiday Gifts | Sun., Nov. 21 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | $20 | Learn how to make infused vinegars, chocolate mint patties, Irish Cream and more.
  • Blue Note Junction Funk$hun | Sun., Nov. 21 | 3-6 p.m. | Peace Gardens, 47 Bryant St. | Sliding scale | Celebrate this new indicative to create a space for a community health & business incubator. 

Nov. 22-28

Monday, Nov. 22

  • 29th Annual Ingles Giving Tree | Mon., Nov. 22 | 5:30-6 p.m. | Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | Help local families struggling with hunger by attending this event that benefits MANNA FoodBank. 
  • Monday Meetups | Mon., Nov. 22 | 5-8 p.m. | Down Dog Yoga Studio & Dog Bar, 51 Sweeten Creek Rd. Suite 2 | Join this Lab meet up.
  • Bill George, November AOM: Collections | Mon., Nov. 1- Tues., Nov 30 | Various times | Asheville Gallery of Art, 82 Patton Ave. | Enjoy the Realism/Naturalism paintings from this artist all month long.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

  • Coding and Cold Beer | Tues., Nov. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 174 Broadway St. | Learn Python coding over a pint with a professional instructor + developer.
  • Puke Pop-up | Tues., Nov. 23 | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd. | Various prices | Join to eat Stu Helm and Chef Ben Hester unique dishes. 
  • Sippin’ Santa Pop-Up Cocktail Bar | Tues., Nov. 23-Sat., Jan. 1, 2022 | Various times | Montford Rooftop Bar | Free | Kitschy, festive décor and a tiki-themed cocktail menu with a rooftop view. 
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles | Tues., Nov. 23-Wed., Nov. 24 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Join for a free movie night. 
  • Functional Agility Training | Tues., Nov. 23 | 4:15-7:15 p.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | Free | Join the Asheville Fit Tribe Group for a 60 minute functional agility workout.  

Wednesday, Nov. 24

  • Mary Lattimore + William Tyler | Wed., Nov. 24 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $17+ | Indie music with harp and effects of pedals harp. 
  • Well-Crafted Wednesdays w/ Matt Smith | Wed., Nov. 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Taproom At Highland Brewing Co. 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite 200 | Free | Enjoy live music and beer. 
  • Friends Trivia Night | Wed., Nov. 24 | 6 p.m. | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 72 School House Rd. Mills River | Free | Test your knowledge on the Friends TV show. 
  • Heart of the Matter Meditation offered on Zoom | Wed., Nov. 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Virtual | Donation based | Register to attend this meditation class for all levels of experience. 
  • Virtual Rise and Write-In | Wed., Nov. 24 | 9-10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Register to connect with other writers and get started on writing a novel.  

Thursday, Nov. 25

  • South Asheville Turkey Trot 5k | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 9 a.m. | Biltmore Park Town Square, Town Square Blvd. | $20+ | Attend this classic tradition benefiting Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.🦃
  • ​​Thanksgiving in the Nerd Sanctuary | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Morgan’s Comics, 600 Haywood Rd. | Free | Get a Thanksgiving covered dish meal. 
  • Thanksgiving at Lake Logan | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. | Lake Logan, 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln., Canton | $35 | Eat and drink by the lake this thanksgiving.
  • Bargello Thanksgiving Meal | Thurs., Nov. 25 |  Bargello, 7 Patton Ave. | 12-8 p.m. | $75 per person | A prix-fixe, multi-course meal that includes autumnal salads, deep fried turkey breast, and sides.
  • Isa’s French Bistro Thanksgiving Dinner | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 12-8 p.m. | Isa’s French Bistro, 1 Battery Park Ave. | Various prices | Three course prix fixe menu with entrée selections of herb-brined turkey breast, salmon, vegan sausage ragout, and steak frites. 
  • Pack’s Tavern | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce St. | $49.99 | Attend the annual buffet which features traditional fare such as turkey, dressing, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, collards, sweet potatoes, and desserts.

Friday, Nov. 26

  • The Nutcracker | Fri., Nov. 26-Sat., Nov. 27 | 7 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $23.50 | The Academy at Terpsicorps presents a new production of the classic holiday ballet. 
  • David Wilcox’s Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Concert | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $22+ | Folx singer. 🎤
  • The Black Friday Blackout Diaries | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 7 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $18 | Enjoy a night of triumph and hilarious drunk stories.  
  • Black Friday Black Light Silent Disco | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Special edition of the Silent Disco nights with black lights.
  • Asheville Humane Society Fundraiser |  Thurs., Nov. 26 | 2-6 p.m. | Wag Bar, 320 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville | Donation | Come with your pup and enjoy some refreshing drinks and enter the raffle to win amazing prizes.  
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive | Thurs., Nov. 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd. | Come donate blood and help make a difference in the lives of others.   

Saturday, Nov. 27

  • Tree Lighting Event | Sat., Nov. 27 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | Enjoy live music take holiday photos and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.  
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive |Sat., Nov. 27 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Rd. | Come donate blood and help make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Zydeco Ya Ya | Sat., Nov. 27 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave. | $10 | Bring proof of vaccination and get ready to waltz.   

Sunday, Nov. 28

 

Nov. 29-30

Monday, Nov. 29

  • Freshen Up Showcase | Mon., Nov. 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Asheville Club, 20 Haywood St. | Donation | Laugh away the monday blue with local comics

Tuesday, Nov. 30

  • Community Blood Drive w/The Blood Connection | Tues., Nov. 30 | 3-8 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Each blood donor receives a $20 gift card. 🩸
  • Aquanet: Goth Night  | Tues., Nov. 30 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. | Free | Enjoy a night of traditional goth music with the local goth scene. 🕸
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan | Tues., Nov. 30 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $25 | Bring proof of vaccination and listen to this American swing and jazz band perform. 
  • Skills for Bridging the Divide | Tues., Nov. 30 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Joining this workshop to learn and practice skills on having productive political conversations.