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PlanAhead: October 2020

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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.

Week of October 1

Thursday | October 1

Cause

JAWBREAKING Collab Release Party | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | Free entry | The kickoff to a monthlong fundraiser for JAWBREAKING, a Black-owned content, creative service + product company. $2 from every One World-exclusive pint will go to the biz. Bonus: DJ sets from Phantom Pantone and DJ Lil’ Meow Meow. Masks required.

Show

Moonfish 2 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Sit on the patio + enjoy an eclectic collection of tunes ranging from 70s-90s rock, bangers + more from Moonfish 2. 

Arts

Listen to This: Surprise and Shine | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | The popular local storytelling series founded by Tom Chalmers returns with true tales of unexpected events. 

Dish

Pumpkin Ice Cream Release | 2-9 p.m. | The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, 640 Merrimon Ave. | Free entry |  The Hops unveils their annual pumpkin ice cream (Editor Ali’s fave flavor) at all of their locations. Bonus: Pints of dairy free + vegan ice cream will be available for pickup.

Learn

10th Annual Justice Forum | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Pisgah Legal Services welcomes speaker Clint Smith, known for his writing, poetry and teaching surrounding justice, community and education.

Holiday

LaZoom Ghosted Walking Comedy Tour | Thurs., Oct. 1- Sun. Nov. 1 | Various Times | LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Avenue | $34+ | Although their beloved bus is currently closed due to COVID-19 regulations, LaZoom has added a walking tour just in time for the spookiest season. The tour will feature a primary guide, with secondary guides along the way, telling historical stories, jokes + more.

Friday | October 2

Cause

Elida Corn Maze | Fri., Oct. 2- Sun., Oct. 4 | Times vary, see schedule here | 2 Compton Dr., Asheville | $12 ages 4+ | Buy tickets and reserve your two-hour time slot in advance to weave your way through Asheville’s most iconic corn maze. Beer + cider available during select hours. 🌽

Pumpkin Patch for Consider Haiti | Fri., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave.| Free | Buy the perfect pumpkins and support Consider Haiti’s biggest annual fundraiser in one fell swoop. 🎃

Show

Camp Grier Concert Series | Fri., Oct. 2 | 5-10:30 p.m. | 985 Camp Grier Rd., Old Fort | $15/person (pay at gate), $55 weekend camping pass | Enjoy the Appalachian-inspired folk sounds of Jackson Grimm playing from a dock in the middle of Lake Refugat at scenic Camp Grier. 🎤

Fall Ball with Empire Strikes Brass at Mills River Brewing Co. | Fri., Oct. 2 | 8-11 p.m. | 336 Banner Farm Rd., Mills River | Free | Take in two outdoor, socially distanced sets of high energy music. 🎺

Dish

Food Truck Friday I Fri., Oct. 2 | 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Asheville Guitar Bar, 122 Riverside Dr. Ste. D | Free entry | Nosh on seasonal, Latin-inspired eats from new food truck La Semilla. 🌮

Arts 

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2020 I Fri., Oct. 2 | 8-9:45 p.m. | plēb urban winery, 289 Lyman St. | $10, sold online only | Indulge your inner film critic with nine short films at the 23rd iteration of this annual festival. 🎥

Saturday | October 3

Yoga in the Park  I Sat., Oct. 3 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 220 Amboy Rd. | $10 | The French Broad River is the backdrop for this all-level friendly Hatha/Vinyasa flow taught by certified yoga instructor Ceiara Cartony. 🧘

Homestead Dreams Workshop | Sat., Oct. 3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Creekside Farms Education Center, 339 Avery Creek Rd. | $65 | In this entry level workshop, explore designing + planning to live sustainably + self sufficiently on your land. 🚜

Learn

Homestead Dreams Workshop |10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Creekside Farms Education Center, 339 Avery Creek Rd. | $65 | In this entry level, exploratory workshop, explore designing + planning to live sustainably + self sufficiently on your land. 

Sunday | October 4

Hip Hop Fitness in the Meadow I Sun., Oct. 4 | 10-11 a.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | $10 | Get your sweat on with new + old hip-hop and R&B tunes. 

Paint + Flow at Salvage Station | Sun., Oct. 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville | $40 | Join a one hour all-levels yoga class by the river led by Down Dog, followed by a Wine + Design painting class of the iconic Asheville ‘Good Vibes’ silo. Tickets include yoga, painted canvas, and $10 Salvage Station drink voucher. 

Week of October 5

Tuesday | October 6

FeaturedEvent

RunRA, A Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Study | Open now, 50 participants max | Virtual | Free | Prisma Health and UofSC researchers are seeking patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to be a part of a new study to improve communication between physicians and patients. If you are interested, you can complete this form for more details. Qualified participants will be compensated. 

Magnetic In The Smoky Park Outdoor Variety Show | Tues., Oct. 6 | 7 p.m. | 350 Riverside Drive | $15 | The Magnetic Theatre is teaming up with the wizards at Smoky Park Supper Club to host a live, outdoor variety show. Find comedy, theatre, music + so much more. Smoky Park’s full bar will be open for business + the event will be BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Chair). Shows will strictly follow all safety guidelines. 

Wednesday | October 7

Arts

Virtual Visiting Writer Series With Local Poets/Writers Luke Hankins + Sebastian Matthews | Wed., Oct. 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Local poets + writers Luke Hankins + Sebastian Matthews will read + discuss their work during this session of the Virtual Visiting Writer Series from UNC Asheville’s Department of English. The virtual event is free, but pre-registration is required. 

Show

Yonder Mountain String Band | Weds., Oct. 7 | 6:45 p.m. | Smoky Mountain Event Center, 758 Crabtree Rd., Waynesville | $150+ per car | Drive-in show presented by Asheville Music Hall. Up to four people are allowed per car. Each ticket includes two spaces – one to park and one to hang out and enjoy the show. 🎻

Show

Patio Show: Western Fire Relief Benefit | Weds., Oct. 7 | 6 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | W/ Steelin’ Time, Reverend Finster + Vaden Landers. All proceeds will go to support the cause. 🎶

Arts

Question Bridge: Black Males | Wed., Oct. 17-Mon. March, 15 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Thurs.); closed Tues. | Included with museum ticket ($15) | The exhibition, which runs through March 2021, explores issues within the African American male community through a three-hour, documentary style art installation. Located in the museum’s multipurpose space. 🎥

Civic

2020 Annual Meeting of the Buncombe County TDA | Weds., Oct. 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free; Register | The first of a two-part session on the road ahead for the tourism + hospitality industry. With guest speaker Earl B. Hunter, Jr., founder of Black Folks Camp Too. The second session is on Oct. 20. 🏙

Drink

Noble Cider Downtown Grand Opening | Weds., Oct. 7 | 2 p.m. | Noble Cider Downtown, 49 Rankin Ave. | Free entry | Grab a cider or a mead + a plate of local charcuterie. 🍎

Thursday | October 8

Holiday

Haunted Trail | Opens Oct. 8, Various Dates | Sweet Peak Tour 6:30 p.m., Haunted Trail 7-9 p.m. | Adventure Center of Asheville, 85 Expo Dr. | Prices Vary | Recommended for those ages 3-12 years old, you can expect to experience a very family friendly haunt with live actors, spooky sounds + props. The Aerial Glow Trail will also be available for those four + older. Social distancing + masks required, the haunt is no contact + outdoors. 

Learn

The Economics of Good and Evil | Thurs., Oct. 8 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Macroeconomic strategist Tomáš Sedláček is hosting a free webinar from UNC Asheville’s Department of Economics. Sedláček is the chief macroeconomic strategist at the Czech commercial bank CSOB and author of Economics of Good and Evil: the Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street.

Arts

What Do You Call a Novel, with Bestselling Novelist Wiley Cash | Thurs., Oct. 8 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Bestseller Wiley Cash will discuss his novel writing process + read from his u book as part of the Brown Bag series from UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. The virtual event is free, but pre-registration is required. 

Show

Lawn Concert: Random Animals | Thurs., Oct. 8 | 6:30 p.m. | ISIS Music Hall + Kitchen, 743 Haywood Road | $15 | Enjoy food + drink on the ISIS patio while listening to an Asheville based Indie-Soul quintet built on thoughtful songwriting, catchy melodies + more. Reservations are highly recommended.

Friday | October 9

Holiday

North Carolina Haunted Farm | Select Dates From Oct. 9-Nov. 1 | Times vary, see schedule here | 624 Townsend Rd, Hendersonville | $30 general, $40 fast pass | The Haunted Farm in Hendersonville will be open this year for nights full of screams + fright with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Order tickets in advance to skip waiting in the queue. 

Holiday

Haunted Trail | Oct. 9-30 on Select Dates | 6:30-9 p.m. | Adventure Center of Asheville 85 Expo Dr. | $15-26 | A night full of haunting for the whole family with a haunted trail, an actor free Sweet Peak Tour + a glow trail. 

Show

Lawn Concert: LSD with Slim Gambill, Latavius Mulzac + Daniel de los Reyes | Fri., Oct. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | ISIS Music Hall + Kitchen, 743 Haywood Road | $15 | With everything from Afro-Latin jams to 70’s Jazz Fusion + more, this performance is sure to rock your socks off. Reservations are highly recommended.

Arts

Claying Around: Family Halloween Workshop | Fri., Oct. 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. | Black Mountain Center of the Arts, 225 W State St, Black Mountain | Starting at $75 | Make a spooky ghost or grinning jack-o-lantern for the Halloween edition of Claying Around for Families.  Rates include all supplies + firing. Pieces will be ready for 10-14 days after the session.

Saturday | October 10

Drink/Holiday

Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oktoberfest | Sat., Oct. 10 | 12-4 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top, 2a Huntsman Pl. | $15 Grab your friends + play festive games – including Keg Overhead + Bavarian Bingo – at your table as you compete against each other + against other tables. Bonus: Snackon Oktoberfest favorites like bratwurst + pretzels.

Show

Papadosio Drive In Concert | Sat., Oct. 10 | Doors 6:00 p.m., Show 6:45 p.m. | Smoky Mountain Event Center, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville | Ticket starting at $150 |  A local favorite, Papadosio is coming to your car for their high-energy, technologically perplexing, + utterly engaging drive in concert. Techno innovations + their earthy combine make for an incredible sound.

TheBuy

Spruce Pine Potters Market | Sat., Oct. 10 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | The Spruce Pine Potters Market will be held on line for their 2020 show featuring local region ceramic artists. Pottery enthusiasts will be able to see a wide array of styles + aesthetics, with links to each artist’s shop provided. A $5 entry raffle will be running as well during the event, with the drawing following on Oct. 11.

Edu

Paying For College | Sat., Oct. 10 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | MAHEC will be holding a free Paying for College event to help students and families better understand the financial aid process. The program will cover topics such as the FASFA, Residency Determination, student loans, scholarships + more. This is open to anyone, not just those going into a health care related field.

Show

Patio Show: Southron Rancor | Sat., Oct. 10 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle Music Hall, 185 Cligman Ave. | $10 | Asheville trio Southron Rancor is both a rustic + etheric sound with a tune of post punk, nostalgic incantations + washed out space tonk. The patio show will feature their new eponymous debut album. 

Show

○  Lawn Concert: Strung Like A Horse | Sat., Oct. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | ISIS Music Hall + Kitchen, 743 Haywood Road | $15 |  Looking for a signature, authentic brand of Americana? Strung Like A Horse’s rock, storytelling + bluegrass roots create an unpredictable energy + sound. Reservations are highly recommended.

Active

Kolo Bike Park Fall Saturday Shred Sessions | Sat., Oct 10 + Sat., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Adventure Center of Asheville, 85 Expo Drive | $65 per session | These outdoor programs are facilitated by experienced mountain bike counselors for riders ages 8-15. The mission of the program is to refine riders’ bike skills, build confidence on pump tracks, berms + jumps. Campers must be comfortable riding bikes on purpose built, natural trails + pump tracks.

Sunday | October 11

Family

Family Outdoor Movie: Frozen | Sun., Oct. 11 | 5 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Catch the Disney favorite on the big screen. Tickets sold per table. 

Week of October 12

Monday | October 12

Community

Book Club: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States | Mon., Oct. 12 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an online discussion of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. The discussion will be facilitated by Delesslin George-Warren + Kassidy Maeghan Plyler of the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project.

Watch

Outdoor Movie Night: Beetlejuice | Mon., Oct. 12 | 6 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…decide if you want to say it again + get into the Halloween spirit watching this seasonal classic. Tickets sold per table.

Tuesday | October 13

Show

Outdoor Movie Night: Beetlejuice | Tues., Oct. 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…decide if you want to say it again + get into the Halloween spirit watching this seasonal classic for a second showing. Tickets sold per table. 🎥

The Greenliners | Tues., Oct. 13 | 6 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | Free Entry | Sounds of progressive + traditional bluegrass, Southern Americana, folk + jamgrass paired with a collection of cold brews. 🎶

TryThis

Painting + Pints | Tues., Oct. 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Catawba Brewing, 32 Banks Ave. | $40 | Get boozy + crafty and paint a spooky 22” door hanger. 🍷

Wednesday | October 14

Community

WNC Fall Career Expo | Wed., Oct. 14-16 | 8 a.m.-5p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Chat with WNC employers live during the three day Career Expo. 

Show

Travis Book Happy Hour | Wed., Oct. 14 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $20+ | A 90 minute variety show featuring Travis Book, Mike G. + Barrett S. of the Steep Canyon Rangers. Reserved seating.

Mr. Jimmy | Wed., Oct. 14 | 6 p.m. | Sweeten Creek Brewing, 1127 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free  | Grab a brew + listen to authentic blues from Chicago bred + Asheville based Mr. Jimmy. 

Watch

Silent Cinema: Scream | Wed., Oct. 14 | 8 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Ready to…SCREAM, silently? Tickets sold per table. , wireless headphones provided.

Learn

Prints and Their Makers | Wed., Oct. 14 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Donations Accepted | Go behind the scenes + witness the creative process behind the versatile medium of prints.

Thursday | October 15

Civic

Reparations for Black Americans, in Asheville and Nationally | Thurs., Oct. 15 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free; register | UNC Asheville’s Department of Economics hosts William Darity Jr. presents his views + calculations in a free webinar on reparations for Black Americans, not only in Asheville, but nationally.  

Learn

Gerrymandering, Mathematics, + Fairness | Thurs., Oct. 15 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free; register | Moon Duchin of Tufts University, a national expert on using math to assess representational fairness, is delivering UNC Asheville’s 2020 Parsons Lecture.

Show

Taylor Pierson Trio | Thurs., Oct. 15 | 6 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | Free | Enjoy jazz, funk, and neo-soul tunes from the Asheville-based group. 

 

Learn

Gardening in the Mountains: Growing and Caring for Holiday Plants | Thurs., Oct. 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual, Register | Learn how to use seasonal plants + grapevine wreaths to create versatile decorations. 

 

Vote

Early Voting Kickoff Event | Thurs., Oct. 15 | 8 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | Free | Vote AVL will be sharing information on how + when to vote in the 2020 election.

Vote

NC Early Voting | Thurs., Oct. 15-Sat., Oct. 31. | Various Sites | Cast your vote in the 2020 election + find your early voting site. 

Friday | October 16

Film

Cider Cinema: Hocus Pocus | Fri., Oct. 16 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 72 School House Rd., Mills River | Free | Enjoy the classic film on the big screen. Food + popcorn will be available for purchase.

Show

Kitty Tsunami | Fri., Oct. 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Rd. | $10 | Psych rock band Kitty Tsunami performs on Fleetwood’s patio. 

Show

Songs From The Road Band | Fri., Oct. 16 | 5-10 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $10 | Award winning bluegrass band Songs From The Road will play on One World West’s patio.

Learn

African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference | Fri., Oct. 16 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free; register | The seventh annual event from UNC Asheville will be condensed into a one-day Zoom this year and will include a Q&A session.

Saturday | October 17

ForFamilies 

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts | Sat., Oct. 17 | 10-11 a.m. | Black Mountain United Methodist Church, 101 Church St., Black Mountain | $5 | Encourage your kids to use their observation skills to infer uses of ancient American Indian tools + contemporary crafts made by Cherokee artisans. 

Show

The Captain Midnight Band | Sat., Oct. 17 | 5-10 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $10 | Never heard of Waterbed Rock + Roll? Grab a brew + check out this unique hybrid of rock, jam + rhythm + blues. 

Holiday

Apple Harvest Daze | Sat., Oct. 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Downtown Waynesville | Free | Celebrate the autumn harvest + Haywood County’s agricultural heritage while snacking on fresh apple pies, sipping on ciders + viewing local artwork. 

Active

Thomas Wolfe 8K | Sat., Oct. 17 | 9-11 a.m. | Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, 52 N. Market St. | $35 | The 44th annual Thomas Wolfe 8K highlights historic Asheville sites. Bonus: When you finish, grab a free beer or hard seltzer from Catawba Brewing. 

Outdoors

Nature at Night: Fall Night Hike | Sat., Oct. 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St., Chimney Rock | Ticket prices vary | Marvel at Chimney Rock after sundown during this autumn nighttime excursion, led by a Park naturalist. Bring a headlamp or flashlight + dress warmly. 

Talk

Asheville’s Monuments: Past, Present, + Future Webinar | Sat., Oct. 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | The Western North Carolina Historical Association discusses monuments and commemoration in Asheville.

Sunday | October 18

Show

Drag Brunch | Sun., Oct. 18 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 2B Huntsman Pl. | $15 | Enjoy the art of drag with a special brunch menu from Foothills Local Meats.

Film

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Sun., Oct. 18 | 5 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Calling all Harry Potter fans, family outdoor movie night is back with a cult favorite. Tickets sold per table. 

Cause

Angel Tree Sign Ups | Sun., Oct. 18 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Various Locations, Salvation Army Event | Donation | Anonymous donors adopt + put toys, clothes + more under the tree for children that usually go without. 

Show

The Pearl Snap Prophets | Sun., Oct. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Grey Eagle Music Hall + Pub 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Sit out on The Grey Eagle’s Patio + enjoy storytelling folk music + outlaw country.

Week of October 19

Monday | October 19

Film

Hocus Pocus | Mon., Oct. 19 + Tues., Oct. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Sistersssssss. Gather around + watch a Halloween classic with your crew. Tickets sold per table. 

Civic

Virtual Planning Board Meeting | Mon., Oct. 19 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | The Buncombe County Planning Board meets via Zoom. Join here

Holiday 

Pumpkin Patch for Consider Haiti | Mon., Oct. 19 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave.| Free | Buy the perfect pumpkins and support Consider Haiti’s biggest annual fundraiser in one fell swoop. 🎃

ForFamilies

Biltmore Gardens Railway | Now through – Feb 15, 2021 | 11a.m.-8 p.m. | 1 Lodge St.| $84, included with admission | Experience the grounds with botanical model train displays from around the country handcrafted from items like bark + leaves. 🚆

Cause

“Power in Pints” WNC Bridge Foundation | Mon., Oct. 19 | 11a.m.-10 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd.| Free | Sip suds for a good cause: one dollar of every Hillman beer sold will go to support nonprofit WNC Bridge Foundation. 🍺

Tuesday | October 20

Arts

Virtual Visiting Writer Series With Novelist Xhenet Aliu | Tues., Oct. 20 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free; register | The author of the award winning novel Brass, Xhenet Aliu, will read + discuss her work as a part of the Virtual Visiting Writer Series from UNC Asheville’s Department of English. 

Show

Early Tuesday Jam ft. Trilateral Omission | Tues., Oct. 20 | 8 p.m. | The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, 55 College St. | $5 suggested donation | Head on out to the funkiest club in Asheville + catch Trilateral Omission.

Community

JAWBREAKING Game Night | Tues., Oct. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | Free | This event is in support of JAWBREAKING as a part of One World Brewing’s effort to support Black + Brown leaders, artists + business owners in the local Asheville community.

TryThis

Night Out for Fermenting | Tues., Oct. 20 | 6 p.m. | Catawba Brewing Company, 32 Banks Ave. | $30 | Learn about fermenting kimchi, sauerkraut + more at home with Fermenti Foods. 

Wednesday | October 21

Learn

5 Artists in Conversation | Wed., Oct. 21 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Donations Accepted | Join five artists of the RAMP Gallery exhibition “in place of pleasing” in conversation moderated by writer Diana Stoll.

Thursday | October 22

Drink 

Challenge Your Taste Buds | Thurs., Oct. 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | White Labs is hosting a 90 minute interactive at home tasting experience for novice beer enthusiasts.

ForFamilies

Family Trivia Night | Thurs., Oct. 22 | 6 p.m. | McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Place | $80 | Test your knowledge of Disney, superheroes, fairy tales, wizardry, candy, + more for a chance to win Tourist Bucks.

FeaturedEvent

Baking Series Bright presented by The Omni Grove Park Inn | Thurs., Oct. 22- Thurs., Jan. 21 | Virtual Series | $29 | Learn how to make gingerbread houses at home in this three-part series featuring All-Star Chefs including Carla Hall. A portion of the proceeds will go to ACFEF’s Chef & Child Initiative. Participants will also receive 15% off a future stay at The Omni Grove Park Inn between January and March 2021. 

FeaturedEvent

Guess Who: A Costume Quest | Thurs., Oct. 22-Sat., Oct 31 | Thurs., Fri., + Sat. from 6-9 p.m. | 35 East Walnut Street | $25 per group (1-4 people) | Join the outdoor walking tour and interactive game that features costumed characters from past ACT plays and musicals. Guess who’s who, and after you do, there’s a take-home bag of candy and treats. Tours are staggered to maintain social distancing. 

Friday | October 23 

Film 

Cider Cinema: Halloween | Fri., Oct. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Bold Rock Hard Cider, 72 School House Rd., Mills River | Free | Enjoy the classic film on the big screen. Food + popcorn will be available for purchase. 🎃

FeaturedEvent

ACMS Presents Frisson | Oct. 23-Oct. 25 | Times vary | Virtual | Free | Welcome Frisson to the virtual stage. Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars. Attend virtually for free, or consider making a donation here. 

Saturday | October 24

Talk

What Is This Really About | Sat., Oct. 24 | 1-4 p.m. | Virtual | $75 | A workshop for creative non-fiction writers that helps investigate what your story is about + answer the question “Why do I care?” 

Cause

Mental Wellness Walk | Sat., Oct. 24 | All Day | Virtual | $15 | Walk to increase awareness of mental wellness + highlight community resources for individuals with mental health issues + their loved ones. 

Active

Down Dog Saturday Morning Outdoor Yoga | Sat., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $10 | Enjoy a 50 minute power flow yoga class from Asheville’s new yoga studio, Down Dog.

Edu

Discovery Day | Sat., Oct. 24 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free; register | UNC Asheville’s Open House House for prospective students + parents will be completely online this year.

Active

Race To The Taps | Sat., Oct. 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing 21 Craven St. | $32.50 | Love running + beer? Sign up for the Race to the Taps 5k + race your way to New Belgium Brewing.

Sunday | October 25

Holiday

Halloween With Highlands | Sun., Oct. 25 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Montgomery Sky Farm, Leicester Hwy. | Reservations | Dress in your best Halloween costume + spend the day petting, feeding + taking pictures with Highland cows + goats. 

Dish

Sunday Supper Series | Sun., Oct. 25 | 6-10 p.m. | Avenue M, 791 Merrimon Ave. | $85 | Avenue M’s first guest chef event in their Sunday Supper Series featuring Andrew McLeod + Jon Buck of Husk Greenville. 

Week of October 26

Monday | October 26

Cause

Blood Drive | Mon., Oct. 26 | 2-7 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free; register | The Blood Connection is offering COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors + Hillman is offering a $20 gift card to each donor. 

Film

The Addams Family | Mon., Oct. 26 + Tues., Oct. 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Da-da-da-dum, *snap snap*.  Join Rabbit Rabbit for this family favorite. Tickets sold per table.

FeaturedEvent

Sona Pharmacy: Access Week | Mon., Oct. 26-Fri., Oct. 30 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Virtual via Facebook Live | Free | Join Sona Pharmacy all week where they’ll be giving away local prizes, answering questions about the Sona Access program, and celebrating real patients’ stories.  

Tuesday | October 27

Film

The Addams Family | Mon., Oct. 26 + Tues., Oct. 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Da-da-da-dum, *snap snap*.  Join Rabbit Rabbit for this family favorite. Tickets sold per table. 

Wednesday | October 28

Drive-Thru Fall Festival | Wed., Oct. 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Mills River United Methodist Church, 137 Old Turnpike Rd., Mills River | Free | Stay in your car + enjoy candy + a family-friendly scavenger hunt.

Thursday | October 29

Talk

Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning: Wretched Yew | Thurs., Oct. 29 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Donations Accepted | Watch the dynamic discussions of the issues + processes of the Wretched Yew. 

Film

Get Out | Thurs., Oct. 29 | 8 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $5 | Grab five of your best friends + head over to Rabbit Rabbit to watch Jordan Peel’s thriller Get Out. Tickets sold per table, wireless headphones provided.

Holiday

Fall-O-Ween at Lake Julian | Thurs., Oct. 29 | 5-7 p.m. | 406 Overlook Rd. Ext., Arden | Free, register | Lake Julian is transforming into a cooky, spooky + haunted drive for families with younger kids. Families are encouraged to wear costumes as they drive through the event. Want to be a part of the scene creation? Register by Oct. 16 to help out.

Music 

Greensky Bluegrass Drive In Show | Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 29-31 | 6:30 p.m. | Blue Ridge Falls, 337 Glen Cannon Dr., Pisgah Forest | $185+ | Greensky Bluegrass is celebrating 20 years with a socially distanced drive-in show. Space is limited, but a webcast of all three nights will be available for those unable to get tickets.

Friday | October 30

FeaturedEvent

103.3 Asheville FM Fall Fund Drive | Fri., Oct. 30-Fri., Nov. 6 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Online | 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. 

Saturday | October 31

Holiday

Treats On The Street | Sat., Oct. 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Main Street, Waynesville | Free | Children can collect Halloween treats along main street in Downtown Waynesville.

Outdoors

Down Dog Saturday Morning Outdoor Yoga | Sat., Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $10 | Enjoy a 50 minute sculpt yoga class from Asheville’s new yoga studio, Down Dog. 

 

Outdoors

Pumpkin Pedaller | Sat., Oct. 31 | 10 a.m. | Various Locations | Register | Grab your best costume + get ready for a socially distanced scavenger hunt ride. Event packets, maps + checkpoints available after registration. 

 

Holiday

Dogtoberfest Howl-O-Ween Pawty | Sat., Oct. 31 | 8 a.m-11 p.m. | Wagbar, 320 Merrimon Ave. | Free, Dog Membership | Asheville’s first dog park + bar brings you dog costume contests, live music by the Soulamanders, beer, treats + more. 

Holiday

Halloween Bar Crawl | Sat., Oct. 31 | 2-11 p.m. | Asheville Downtown South Slope | $19.99Did someone say bar crawl? Pull out your best costume + head out to the South Slope for a chance to win over $500 in cash + prizes throughout the night. 

 Holiday

Howl-O-Ween Party | Sat., Oct. 31 | 5-10 p.m. | Lookout Brewing Company, 103 Ridgeway Ave., Black Mountain | Free | Do you + your furry friend have an out of this world costume? Both of you can enter in costume contests + hang around the fire pit. 

Holiday

Fall Festival at Oak Grove Christian Church | Sat., Oct. 31 | 4-7:40 p.m. | 5 Morris Rd., Arden | Free | Trunk or treat, food, games + more at this socially distant + family-friendly gathering. Bonus: live music.  

Holiday

Fall Carnival | Sat., Oct. 31 | 3-6 p.m. | Freedom Baptist Church, 50 Rice Rd. | Free | Put on your Halloween costume for games, food, activities, treats + more.