Here are some of the best events happening in Asheville this August. Get your iCal ready.
Week of August 1
Wednesday | August 1
Show: Kaleta & Super Yamba Band (Afrod-Funk) w/ Secret B-Sides | 9 p.m.–midnight | The Mothlight | 701 Haywood Rd. | $10
Active: French Broad Afloat | 9 a.m. | French Broad Riverkeeper | 29 N Market St. | Adult Full-Trip $950 | The annual French Broad Float is chance for participants to take a trip down a 45-mile stretch of the French Broad River + enjoying camping experiences.
Community: Asheville Street Tweaks Open Studio | 4–9 p.m. | Asheville Area Arts Council | 207 Coxe Ave. | Free, Register | An opportunity to share your ideas to redesign Coxe Ave. to be more bike + pedestrian-friendly
Thursday | August 2
TryThis: Slice Comedy Open Mic | 9–11:30 p.m. | The Pulp | 103 Hilliard Ave. | $5 | Interested in trying out a new stand-up routine? Make your big debut here.
Arts: Later: Readings from Then and Now | 7–9 p.m. | Black Mountain College Museum | 56 Broadway St. | $5+ at the door | Former Asheville resident and veteran BMC performer Jaye Bartell returns for a night of reminiscing and reading from former publications.
Learn: Mean Christianity: Finding Our Way Back to Christ’s Likeness | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Dr. Billy Ogletree joins Malaprop’s from Western Carolina University to discuss morality gone wrong and explore Christ’s original message of radical kindness.
Community: East Asheville Book Club | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | East Asheville Library | 902 Tunnel Rd. | Free | This month, the East Asheville Book Club will discuss The Japanese Lover by New York Times best-selling author Isabel Allende.
Arts: Wood Day | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Folk Art Center | Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway | Free | The Southern Highland Craft Guild makers showcase their process + production of wooden artifacts. Visitors will have the chance to participate in a number of hands-on activities.
Friday | August 3
MustDo: LEAF Downtown | 3 p.m. | Pack Square Park | Free | All-ages music, culture + arts fest with headliners Grandmaster Flash, Maceo Parker, Wax Tailor + more.
Arts: Pioneer Women Painters of the River District | 5–8 p.m. | AAAC Refinery Gallery | 207 Coxe Ave. | This exhibit highlights five warehouse studio women artists from the mid 90’s.
Arts: Grains of Breath, Out of Sand | 6:30 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum On The Slope | 175 Biltmore Ave. | Free | Choreographer Kathleen Meyers Leiner + local professional dancers debut a new multimedia movement work
Opening: Trigger Warning | 5–7 p.m. | Habitat Brewing Co. | 174 Broadway St. | Free | Join Pink Dog Creative for the opening reception of Trigger Warning, their new exhibit that explores the issue + consequences of gun violence in Buncombe County.
Saturday | August 4
MustDo: LEAF Downtown | 3 p.m. | Pack Square Park | Free | All-ages music, culture + arts fest with headliners Grandmaster Flash, Maceo Parker, Wax Tailor + more.
Drink: Great Rose Tasting | 10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Metro Wines | 169 Charlotte St. | Free | Experience six different bottles of Rose from around the world.
Talk: Cecil Bothwell Presents Fifty Wheys to Love Your Liver | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Asheville local politician and writer Cecil Bothwell is back with his latest collection of absurdist short fiction.
Wellness: Sweat & Soul Bootcamp and Yoga | 10:15 a.m.–noon | The Bywater | 796 Riverside Dr. | Free | Tabata-style High-Intensity Interval Training followed by yoga, with a live DJ. BYO yoga mat.
ForKids: Where’s Waldo Raffle Drawing | 2 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Find out which one of the Waldo sleuths from Malaprop’s July search will win prizes! Lemonade + cupcakes provided for the little ones.
MustDo: Biltmore Village Arts + Craft Fair | 10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Historic Biltmore Village | 10 Brook St. | Free | 114 artists from across the country come together to share the fun, rain or shine.
Opening: Asheville Tool Library New Location Grand Opening | City Transmission Building | Southside Dr. | Members of the community are encourage to come out to see what Asheville Tool Library has to offer.
Dish: 14th Annual Tomato Festival | 8 a.m.–noon | Henderson County Tailgate Market | 100 N. King Street | Free | Live music, fresh mountain produce + free tomato sandwiches, all in celebration of the tomato. 🍅
Drink: Clawhammer Oktoberfest Release Fest Party | noon–10 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co. | Free| 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | A dollar of every pint of Oktoberfest sold goes to the Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy. Bonus: The winner of the Mustache Contest wins $50 to Highland + a free cut and shave from Clipper + Comb Barber Shop.
Opening: Alchemy + Wear Opening Reception | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Penland School of Crafts | 67 Doras Trl. | Free | Two new exhibits at the Penland Gallery showcase mystical glasswork and wearable contemporary jewelry. The exhibits will be open until September 16.
Show: Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers Summer Concert | 5:05 p.m. | The Cathedral of All Souls | 9 Swan St. | Free, donations welcome | This special 20th anniversary summer performance will include original settings/arangements of selected early American folk hymns + spirituals.
Sunday | August 5
MustDo: Biltmore Village Arts + Craft Fair | 12–5 p.m. | Historic Biltmore Village | 10 Brook St. | Free | 114 artists from across the country come together to share the fun, rain or shine.
Show: Pan African Music Extravaganza | 7 p.m. | The Mothlight | $10 | This is a celebration of African Diaspora music in honor of Black August month.
Drink: Archetype Brewing Turns One | 12 p.m.–10 p.m. | Archetype Brewing | Free | Archetype Brewing celebrates their first year of business with four new brews, a Farm Burger pop-up, ice cream by The Hop, live music + adoptable puppies from Brother Wolf.
Community: What’s on the Ballot? Interfaith Forum | 4–6 p.m. | Congregation Beth Ha-Tephila | 43 N. Liberty St. | Free | An opportunity to learn more about the November ballots and its impact on the community. Hosted by Democracy NC.
ForKids: Give to the Music Kids Day | Asheville Outlet Malls | 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | A back-to-school celebration sponsored by Give to the Music! Activities include live music, arts and crafts, interactive booths, face painting, balloon art + more.
Week of August 6
Monday | August 6
Learn: Marketing Your Business | noon–4:30 p.m. | A-B Tech Small Business Center | 1465 Sand Hill Rd. #1060 | Free | Register | Learn to improve your image with customers + attract your ideal audience at this free workshop.
Talk: Why Writing About Your Birth Matters | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Author and writing coach Jaime Fleres discusses why how writing about birth can help memoirists reclaim their stories as individuals, women + as a culture. Leave with more than 15 writing prompts.
Dish: FEAST in the Sunny Point Garden Benefit Dinner | 5:30–8 p.m. | Sunny Point Cafe | 626 Haywood Rd. | $50+ | Riverbend Malt House, Sunny Point Cafe + Bountiful Cities team for the 2nd annual dinner to benefit FEAST for a cause! Vegetarian options available.
Show: Christina Chandler | 7–10 p.m. | Pillar Rooftop Bar | 309 College St. | Free | Sip on some cocktails and listen to this Memphis native perform Americana acoustic music using guitar, looping pedals, ukulele + hand percussion.
Tuesday | August 7
Community: National Night Out with the Asheville Police Department | 5–8 p.m. | Asheville Mall, 3 S. Tunnel Rd. | Free | Meetup with the APD + AFD w/ kid-friendly activities👮
Learn: ZikaZoneUSA: A CASE Business for Vector-Borne Diseases | noon–1 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. Ste. 401 | $20 | w/ climate scientist Marjorie McGuirk. Feel free to bring a lunch.
Drink: Beer Tasting: Wicked Weed Brewing | 6–7:30 p.m. | Capella on 9 | 10 Broadway St. | Free | Capella on 9 will be hosting free beer tastings for the summer
ForKids: Pure Yoga Camp | noon–2 p.m. | Pure Yoga | 65A Biltmore Ave. | $18 | This camp will turn your kid into the AVL yogi they were always meant to be. And allow mom + dad to get some errands done. Ages 4-9.
Learn: Preparing for Small Business Loan | 9–11 a.m. | A-B Tech Small Business Center | 1465 Sand Hill Rd. #1060 | Free | Register | Ready to expand your business? This workshop introduces the process to secure a business loan.
Show: Cajun Dance Party | 8–10 p.m. | Cork and Keg Bar | 86 Patton Ave. | $10 at the door | Cajun accordion player Jesse Lege teams up with a guitarist and fiddle player to bring waltz and two-steps with a Cajun spin to the Cork and Keg.
Workshop: Summer Business Boost + Grower/Buyer Meeting | 8 a.m.–noon | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | 100 Sierra Nevada Way | $20 per person or $30 for two farm partners | Attn farmers: check in mid-season to make sure your business and marketing strategies are on track + explore new sourcing connections.
Arts: Larry Turner: Recent Paintings | 5–9 p.m. | The Wedge at Foundation | 5 Foundy St. | Free | Larry Turner, in conjunction with Pink Dog Creative, presents new work.
Wednesday | August 8
Drink: The Asheville Wine Focus Group | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Metro Wines | 169 Charlotte St. | RSVP | This event will present wines from around the world + there will be on the house tastings. Seating is limited.
Talk: Amber Tamblyn Presents Any Man | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Amber Tamblyn reads from her debut novel which blends poetry, prose, and suspense to interrogate rape culture + sexual violence.
Learn: Collider Discovery Day | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. Ste. 401 | $10 suggested donation | The Collider opens its doors to the public for a blend of an open house and pitch session to educate the public about their mission.
Cause: Pints for Nonprofits to Support SAHC | 6–9 p.m. | The Casual Pint | 1863 Hendersonville Rd., Ste. 145 | Free | Drink to support for land and water conservation! A portion of proceeds from all sales of Wicked Weed’s Appalachian Session IPA + all cash tips will be donated to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
Thursday, August 9
Talk: The Illustrated Herbiary | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Maia Toll, owner of Asheville’s very own The Herbiary combines the secret language of flowers + herbs with her interest in tarot + art in this book of plant profiles.
Arts: Craft after Dark | 7–10 p.m. | Center for Craft | 67 Broadway St. | $65+ | This is an annual benefit celebrating the future of crafts + making hosted by the Center for Craft’s. There will be a dance party with DJ Marley Carroll, bar + signature cocktails with the Waterbird Asheville + Buchi Kombucha + many other vendors.
Workshop: #WomanUp: Know Yourself, Grow Yourself | 8–10:30 a.m. | Expo Center at Crowne Plaza Resort | 1 Resort Dr. | $25+ | This workshop focuses on how to improve your self-awareness and emotional intelligence in the workplace. Bonus: bring along your coworkers and get to know their leadership styles, too.
Arts: Inimitable Creation: Clay + Paper + Paint | 6–8 p.m. | Pink Dog Creative Gallery | 348 Depot Street | This unique media exhibition features the work of three Asheville artists in the forms of clay, paper + paint.
Network: International Coworking Day | 9–5 p.m. | Focal Point Coworking | 125 S. Lexington Ave. | Free | Get down to business with a complimentary work day at Focal Point Coworking. Plus, enter to win a month of free flex membership!
Opening: It’s Alive! 200 Years of Frankenstein | 5:30–8 p.m. | Asheville Bookworks | 428 Haywood Rd. | Free | Artists + printmakers from across the country contribute reimaginings of the story of Frankenstein. At 6:30, UNCA literature professor Kirk Boyle will give a thirty-minute talk at 6:30 about Frankenstein’s incarnations in literature with Q+A to follow.
Friday | August 10
ForKids: Tomato Tasting | 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. | WNC Farmer’s Market | 578 Brevard Rd. | Free | Sample fresh, local tomatoes + participate in kid-friendly activities.
Show: Montford Park Players: James and the Giant Peach | 7:30 p.m. | Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre | 92 Gay St. | The notorious Montford Park Players announce their upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. This performance will play August 10th – September 1st.
Arts: “Project Nim” Film Screening | 6–7 p.m. | North Asheville Library | 1030 Merrimon Ave. | Free | Watch a free screening of the acclaimed 1970s documentary about a linguist who raised a chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky as a human child with the goal of teaching him verbal communication.
Show: BomBassic with Bunsen Burner and Earthtone Soundsystem | 10 p.m. | Asheville Music Hall | Free; $5 suggested donation | Funky electronic for your Friday night
Learn: Illustrating Children’s Picture Books | 1–4:30 p.m. | Purple Crayon | 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd. | $51+ | Award winning author Linda Lowery will share her ten top tips to create successful illustrations for a children’s book.
Drink: Fermented Nonsense Beer Release | 6–10 p.m. | Craft Centric Taproom | 100 Julian Shoals Dr., Unit 40 | Free | Nanobrewery Fermented Nonsense Brewing showcases tropical sours, small batch IPAs + pastry stouts.
Dish: National S’Mores Day | 3–7 p.m. | Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont | 31 College Place | Free | Celebrate national s’mores day with some tasty s’mores made by Asheville’s Girl Scout services.
Saturday | August 11
Show: An evening with Lyle Lovett + his Large Band | 7:30–10:30 p.m. | Biltmore | 1 Lodge St. | GA $65 | This Texas-based artist fuses elements of different music genres that result in unique creations.
Arts: Dawn Roe: Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning | 2 p.m. | Tracey Morgan Gallery | 188 Coxe Ave. | Free | Artist’s talk on the exhibition of multimedia works created at the border of France and Spain.
Drink: Ben’s Sake Tasting Room Celebration | 6 p.m.–midnight | Ben’s Tune-Up | 195 Hilliard Ave. | Free | Sake tastings + live music from Mike Martinez + Savannah Faith Smith in Ben’s brand-new expanded space
Shop: Harvest Records 14th Anniversary Sale | 10 a.m.–8 p.m. | 415 Haywood Rd. | Free | Up to 20% off items, plus a raffle DJs, and free beer from New Belgium. 🎵
Arts: Second Saturday Opening | 4–7 p.m. | The Taylor Gallery | 122 Riverside Dr., Studio A | Free | w/ art from locals including Justine Briggs, Tarah Singh, Lesha Jacyszyn + more, live music, drinks + pop-up performances
Active: Letitia’s Graduation Celebration: Free Classes & Consultations | 12–3 p.m. | Purna Yoga 828 | 697 D Haywood Rd. | Purna Yoga is a new style of yoga that is alignment based, heart-centered + community oriented. Free 30 minute mini-class at 1:30 p.m for people attending the celebration.
Show: Josh Carter and the Creekside Crawfish | Gates at 3 p.m., music at 5 p.m. | Lake Logan | 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln. | Free | Cold Mountain Summer Music Series returns for another Saturday of food trucks, live music + beer. Family-friendly, and the waterfront will be open for swimming.
Cause: Pints and Purrs | 2–10 p.m. | Eluvium Brewing Company | 11 Florida Ave., Weaverville | Portions of beer sales (a special beer is being brewed for the event) will go to Asheville Cat Weirdos. Bonus: If you are (or know) a Cat Weirdo pick up a branded pint glass.
Community: Jazz Hour At Pack Library | Pack Memorial Library | 67 Haywood St. | 2–3 p.m. | Free | Local jazz group Up Jumps Three will add some sweet melodies to your book browsing.
Outdoors: Perseids Stargazing Party | 9–10:30 p.m. | Hickory Nut Gap Farm | $6 | w/ astronomer Stephan Martin. Bring a blanket or a chair.
Sunday | August 12
TryThis: Palimpsest Live | 2:30–4:30 p.m. | The Magnetic Theatre | 375 Depot St. | $5 | A live performance of the spooky podcast, which recently surpassed 10,000 downloads on iTunes, from Asheville-based director Jamieson Ridenhour + actress Hayley Heninger. Live music from Ian Ridenhour.
Show: Black Moth Super Rainbow | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $17 | Dark psychedelic music. w/ The Stargazer Lilies + Air Credits
Cause: Women’s Slingshot Tournament Benefit for Pink Boots Society | 12–4 p.m. | Wedge at Foundation | Donations via Paypal | w/ three different beer-related shooting challenges. All of the proceeds will go to benefit Pink Boots Society.
Cause: Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit Immigrant Families | 2:15–4 p.m. | Firestorm Books & Coffee | 610 Haywood Rd. | Funds raised will go to RAICES + CIMA, two area organizations that work in immigrant advocacy.
Shop: Asheville Punk Flea | noon–7 p.m. | Fleetwood’s | 496 Haywood Rd. | Free | Vintage treats for sale, plus food, beer, coffee + mimosas for your Sunday funday 🥂
Active: Tiny Tykes Triathlon | 8:45 a.m. | 8:45–11:30 a.m. | Pack Square Park | 80 Court Plaza | $12 | Toddlers ages 3-5 will bike, run + splash through pack square park. Participants must provide their own bike + helmet.
Community: Mull It Over Books + Beer Club | 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | The Wedge at Foundation | 5 Foundy St. | Free | This month, the Books + Beer Club will discuss The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice + The Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s by Kenneth Robert Janken. Anyone over 21 is welcome. 🍻
TryThis: Spanish Conversation Group | 5–6:30 p.m. | Pack Memorial Library | 67 Haywood St. | Free | Practice your Spanish-speaking skills at this bi-monthly meetup. No registration necessary!
Week of August 13
Monday | August 13
Arts: Etched Glasses and Candleholders | 5–8 p.m. | Center for Craft | 67 Broadway St. | $12 | The North Carolina Glass Center leads this workshop, where you’ll leave with a sandblasted candle holder or wine glass you created yourself. Bonus: Your ticket includes a local, fully loaded veg or meat hot dog from Foothills Meats.
Talk: A Mother’s Account of Raising An Autistic Son | Malaprop’s | 6 p.m. | Free | Susan Anderson reads from her memoir “Paul’s Prayers” about raising her autistic son and the prominent role that faith has played in their journey.
Show: Lo Wolf | 7–10 p.m. | Pillar Rooftop Bar | 309 College St. | Free | Sip on some cocktails and listen to original country, blues + folk compositions by Asheville resident Lo Wolf.
Show: Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel / Okapi / Sonic Parlor | 8 p.m. | Sly Grog Lounge | 271 Haywood St. | $8
Tuesday | August 14
Drink: Beer Tasting: Highland Brewing | 6–7:30 p.m. | Capella on 9 | 10 Broadway St. | Free | Capella on 9’s will be hosting free beer tastings for the summer
TryThis: The Office Trivia | 7–10 p.m. | Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop | 100 Julian Shoals Dr. #40 | All things related to popular tv show The Office. Prizes for first, second + third place as well as best team name.
Learn: Workshop: Interviewing & Salary Negotiation | 10 a.m.–noon | NCWorks Career Center Asheville | 48 Grove St. | Free | Learn how to effectively communicate your strengths, skills, + experiences during a job interview. Salary negotiation strategies will also be discussed.
Wednesday | August 15
Show: ABBA Tribute Band | 7–10 p.m. | Salvage Station | $30 | All the 80s goodness.
Learn: Adult Trauma Symposium | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | A.B. Tech/Mission Health Conference Center | 16 Fernihurst Dr. | $57+ | Sponsored jointly by Mission Hospital + Blue Ridge Emergency Nurses, this day of lectures geared towards healthcare professionals will cover a variety of social + medical topics relating to trauma.
Show: Patio Show: Shane Parish | 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | 185 Clingman Ave. | Free |
Cause: Green Built Alliance Happy Hour Meetup | 5–7 p.m. | Wedge at Foundation | 5 Foundy St. | $2 of every beer purchased will go to help complete fundraising on the nonprofit Appalachian Offsets solar project at Isaac Dickson Elementary School.
Thursday | August 16
MustDo: Miami in the 90s | 6–10 p.m. | The Whale Craft Beer Collective | 507 Haywood Rd. | Free | Dress in your best neon + sip beers from Florida brewing companies Wakefield, Red Cypress + Green Bench, plus our own Zillicoah Brewing, whose founder is from the MIA.🌴
Talk: Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Brooke McAlaray reads from her new book that questions our assumptions about our success-oriented lifestyle.
Community: Best of WNC 2018 Party | 5–9 p.m. | Highland Brewing | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy | Free | w/ live music from Spaceman Jones + the Motherships, LYRIC + Peggy Ratusz, plus a Dunk-A-Nun booth from LaZoom.
TryThis: Appalachian Folk Tales | 6:30–8 p.m. | Wild Mountain Bees | 23 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville | Free | traditional Southern Appalachian tales + history of the Vance family from storyteller Dr. Delanna Reed
Drink: Dog Daze of Summer Social | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | 185 Clingman Ave. | Free | Grab a Safe IPA, brewed by Foothills (the Grey Eagle’s Brewery of the Month). 100% of sales will go to Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. Furry friends welcome. 🐶
Arts: Asheville Arts Alive Info Session | 4–5:30 p.m. | Asheville Area Arts Council | 207 Coxe Ave. | Free | Learn about the launch of AshevilleArtsAlive.org, a new database for artists + arts events in town. This info session will focus on how to post your art + events to the website.🎨
Arts: Front Row Focus Photography Exhibit | 6–10 p.m. | Pisgah Brewing Company | 150 Eastside, Black Mountain | Concert + music festival photography from David Simchook. Opening reception at 6 p.m. and live music from SondorBlue at 8 p.m. 🎸
Learn: Intro to Entomology | 3:30 p.m. | Enka-Candler Branch Library | 1404 Sand Hill Rd. | Free | Kids can learn about all the creepy + crawly insect friends living in their backyard.
Workshop: Beat the Robots: Get your Resume Past the System | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | NCWorks Career Center | 48 Grove St. | Free | Learn how to write + format electronic resumes that stand out when read by scanning software.
Friday | August 17
Arts: Vintage Market Days of Asheville | starting at 10 a.m. | WNC Ag Campus | 761 Boylston Highway | Free | Browse for vintage and antique treasures, seasonal plants + snacks.
Show: The Night Circus feat. Plankeye Peggy + Sirius B | 10 p.m.–2 a.m. | Asheville Music Hall | 31 Patton Ave. | $10 | This Ashevilled based band is known for their dangerous rhythm sounds composed into unique performance pieces.
Active: Rapid Recharge: Rafting & Glamping | Aug 17–Aug 19 | 4 p.m. | Near Asheville | $250 | A weekend-long white water rafting adventure for Nature Girls (ages 12+) and 2 nights of glamping in a rustic mid-century barn.
Arts: Book-To-Movie Film Screening | 3–5 p.m. | West Asheville Library | 942 Haywood Rd. | Free | Catch “August: Osage County” starring Meryl Streep + Julia Roberts on a big screen courtesy of the West Asheville Library.
Show: A Night With Shaken Nature | 10 p.m.– 1 a.m. | The Town Pump Tavern | 135 Cherry St.| No Cover |
Saturday | August 18
ForKids: Jerald Pope reads “Owl Girl” | 11 a.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | In the world of fairy tales, a little girl wanders alone in a dark wood… what could happen next?
MustDo: Riverfest 2018 | 1–7 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing | 21 Craven St. | Free | Grab some local food and beer + watch the annual RiverLink float parade down the French Broad River.
Learn: Ask a CPA Day | 9 a.m.–noon | On Tack WNC | 50 S. French Broad Ave. | Free | Receive personal or small business financial advice during a thirty-minute appointment with a CPA. Call 828-255-5166, ext. 3 to register.
Arts: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press One” Film Screening | 2–3:30 p.m. | North Asheville Library | 1030 Merrimon Ave. | Free | Join Dr. Margo Capparelli of Equinox Ranch for a public screening of the award-winning short documentary. Discussion to follow.
Arts: Films On Tap | 6–10 p.m. | The Wedge at Foundation | 5 Foundy St. | $15 | Cat Fly Films and Films on Tap curates local indie short film screenings + craft beer. Ticket price includes a complimentary flight of beer.
Learn: Needle Felted Mermaid Workshop | 9:30 a.m. | Purple Crayon | 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd. | $104+ | Learn how to create your very own needle felted mermaid with this fun workshop. This is a two-day workshop starting August 18 + ending August 19.
Arts: Black Mountain Creative Art Market | 10 a,m.–3 p.m | The Junction | 101 Black Mountain Ave. | Free | This market will feature paintings, pottery, jewelry + handcrafted items as well as live music.
Sunday | August 19
Talk: Remember Who YOU Are | 3 p.m. | Malaprop’s | Free | Two female execs share tips to avoid burnout, save time for yourself, and deconstruct the idea that you should have it all.
Watercooler: Asheville Tourists vs. Augusta Greenjackets | 2:05 p.m. | McCormick Field | 30 Buchanan Pl | GA $8.50 | Family fun day at McCormick field brings post-game autographs + children run the bases.
Drink: Oolong Tea Class and Tasting | 9–11 a.m. | Dobra Tea | 78 N Lexington Ave. | $20 | Taste 8 different varieties of Oolong tea + enjoy a presentation of the experiences of tea travelers in Oolong growing regions of China.
Week of August 20
Monday | August 20
Watercooler: Asheville Tourists vs. Augusta Greenjackets | 7:05 p.m. | McCormick Field | 30 Buchanan Pl | GA $8.50 | Children 12 + under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog + drink. Don’t forget to bring your dogs to the ballpark + let them be part of the action.
Network: Asheville Filmmaker Mixer | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Asheville Studio | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. #75 | This film-related social wants to bring together filmmakers + film enthusiasts to share experiences + benefit the Asheville film community.
Talk: Madeline Uraneck: How to Make a Life | 6 p.m. | Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe | 55 Haywood St. | Author Madeline Uraneck will be presenting How to Make a Life, an immigration story of crossing cultural bridges + finding family.
Show: Ben Phan | 7–10 p.m. | Pillar Rooftop Bar | 309 College St. | Free | Sip on some cocktails and listen to Ben Phan perform improvised guitar music.
Film: Asheville Movie Guys Screening: BlacKkKlansman | 7 p.m. | Fine Arts Theatre | 36 Biltmore Ave. | $10 ($6.50 for Citizen-Times subscribers) | screening + discussion
Film: Revolve Sight: Go | 7 p.m. | The Black Cloud | 723 Haywood Rd. basement | Free popcorn + pizza
Tuesday | August 21
Drink: Beer Tasting: New Belgium Brewing Company | 6–7:30 p.m. | Capella on 9 | 10 Broadway St. | Free | Capella on 9 will be hosting free beer tastings for the summer.
Watercooler: Asheville Tourists vs. Augusta Greenjackets | 7:05 p.m. | McCormick Field | 30 Buchanan Pl | GA $8.50 | Bring your Ingles Advantage Card for a BOGO General Admission ticket. Seniors eat free.
Wednesday | August 22
Learn: A Class in Early Modern English Necromancy | 6–7:30 p.m. | Raven + Crone | 555 Merrimon Ave. | $30 | This talk investigates the roles and powers of the dead in Western occult philosophy + magical practices. Cash only + refreshments provided.
Workshop: Garden Silk to Dye For | 10 a.m. | Bullington Gardens | 95 Upper Red Oak Trail | $50 | Learn how to use plants + natural dyes to create stunning silk scarves. Each participant will get to dye 2 scarves.
Dish: WelcomeFest |10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | 297 Haywood St. | $20 | This outdoor festival will feature live music + meals prepared on-site by seven local food-trucks. Each $20 ticket purchased feeds a member of the Asheville community in need, as well as the purchaser.
Workshop: Behavioral Interviewing | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | NCWorks Career Center Asheville | 48 Grove St. | Free | This workshop teaches job seekers how to respond most effectively to questions asked during a job interview.
Workshop: Garden Silk to Dye For | 10 a.m. | Bullington Gardens | 95 Upper Red Oak Trail | $50 | Learn how to use plants + natural dyes to create stunning silk scarves. Each participant will get to dye 2 scarves.
Cause: NC GOTV Phone Banking Session | 5:30–7 p.m. | Pack Memorial Library | 67 Haywood St. | Free RSVP | Indivisible Asheville’s first NC Get-Out-And-Vote Phone Banking Session. Bring a laptop or smart phone with headphones for calling.
Show: PULP Presents Uncle Kurtis | 8–11 p.m. | PULP | 103 Hilliard Ave. | $7+ |
Thursday | August 23
Health: Full Moon Meditation | 6 p.m. | Asheville Salt Cave | 12 Eagle St. | $38 | Celebrate the upcoming full moon by retreating into the cool atmosphere of the Asheville Salt Cave. This class will include guided meditation, oracle cards + essential oils.
Learn: Backcountry Cooking | 6–7 p.m. | Frugal Backpacker | 52 Westgate Pkwy | Free | Learn how to improve your camp cooking cuisine with tips + tricks for backcountry cooking from outdoor experts.
Show: Jordan Okrend | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville Downtown | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free |
Friday | August 24
MustDo: Creative Mornings | 8:30–10 a.m. | Center for Craft | 67 Broadway St. | Free, register here | Speaker Marisol Jimenez, founder of Tepeyac Consulting, on “Community as Beautiful Resistance.” Breakfast + coffee provided. The event is full, but you can join the waitlist here.
Drink: Jam in the Trees Festival | Aug. 24-25 | 6 p.m. | Pisgah Brewing Company | 150 Eastside, Black Mountain | $25+ | Celebrate Pisgah Brewing’s Third Annual Jam in The Trees festival with brews, food trucks + more.
Show: Bryan Divisions Album Release Party | 9:30 p.m. | Timo’s House | 5 Biltmore Ave. | $8 | Bryan Divisions performs his new album, Surrender, with support from VVitchboy, WiZo, DJ Deacon + more
ForKids: Homeschool Discount Day at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park | All day | Asheville Treetops Adventure Park | 85 Expo Dr. | $25 per person | Get the monkeys out of the house and into the trees. 🐒
Show: Jesse Barry at Cork + Keg | 8:30 p.m. | Cork + Keg Bar | 86 Patton Ave. | Free | w/ EmE, Snek Dance + Jar
Show: Yanny | 10 p.m. | Static Age Records | 110 N. Lexington |
MustDo: East End Valley Street Heritage Festival | 6–9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr Park | 50 Martin Luther King Jr Dr | Free | A family-friendly community event featuring live music, drumming + dancing in the heart of one of Asheville’s most historic districts.
Arts: Art Break: Making It New | 12–1 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum On The Slope | 175 Biltmore Ave. | Free | Learn about the architectural process behind the construction of the Asheville Art Museum with a showcase of sketches, photography + acquisition.
Arts: In times of Seismic Sorrow | 5–8 p.m. | The Center for Craft | 67 Broadway | Free | Two artist from Tulsa, O.K. depict the impact of human actions on the planet through different mediums.
Saturday | August 25
Workshop: The Art of Origami | 10–11:30 a.m. | Oakley/South Asheville Library | 749 Fairview Rd. | Free | Craft your very own origami designs with your local librarians.
Show: Erik + Norma Hendrix and Noah Proudfoot | Gates at 3 p.m., music at 5 p.m. | Lake Logan | 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln. | Free | Cold Mountain Summer Music Series returns for another Saturday of food trucks, live music + beer. Family-friendly, and the waterfront will be open for swimming.
Dish: BaconFest Asheville | noon–4 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. | This 6th annual bacon festival is back at Highland Brewing Company with over 20 bacon dishes from local restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Vance Elementary PTO.
TyrThis: Geomancy: An Oracle of the Elements and Planets | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | The Hawk and Hawthorne | 133 N. Fork Rd., Barnardsville | $50 | A workshop on the sister divination system to astrology w/ origins in Arabic tradition
Dish: Appalachian Culinary Experience | 2–9 p.m. | 1100 Tater Gap Rd. | $150 | A day of foraging + dinner w/ wine pairings
Show: Soul Blue | 8:30–11 p.m. | Cork & Keg | 86 Patton Ave. | $5 at the door |
Community: Odditorium Community Flea Market | 9 a.m.–4:20 p.m. | The Odditorium | 1045 Haywood Rd. | This unique flea market is dedicated to exhibiting weird + wild items for purchase. Bring your witchy tinctures, taxidermy, vintage goods or anything legal you can sell.
Sunday | August 26
Health: Asheville’s Organic Fest | 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | North Pack Square 1 | This family-friendly fest celebrates living a healthy, organic + sustainable lifestyle with a festive day full of live local music, organic eats + treats.
Talk: Mark Mothersbaugh “Talks” | 7:30 p.m. | Bardo Performing Arts Center | Western Carolina University | $15 (free for students) | The DEVO frontman + music legend discusses his multimedia art + poetry.
Community: Flea For Y’all | 8 a.m.–3 p.m. | Asheville Outlets | 800 Brevard Rd. | $2 entry | Browse through some of the finest vintage pickings around as well as local handmade art + objects.
Dish: Service Industry Pop Up | 10 p.m.–2 a.m. | AUX Bar | 68 N. Lexington Ave. | Late-night food w/ Chef Kristina Fosberg. The theme is “Beauticorn.”
Show: Revolve Sound: Retribution Body, Mulhearn & Hunnicutt, Farrell | 8 p.m. | Revolve | 821 Riverside Dr. | $10 | experimental live music
Show: Live at Aloft Benefit Concert | 5–8 p.m. | Aloft’s Air Level | 51 Biltmore Ave. | $5 donation | Proceeds go to the AB Tech Scholarship Fund. Live at Aloft series is the only time air level is open to the public.
Active: Restorative yoga W/ Sound Immersion & Paige Gilchrist | 5–7 p.m. | Asheville Yoga Center | 211 S Liberty St. | $25 | Experience the deep relaxation of yoga enhances by the feeling of vibrational sound.
Learn: Impeachment: What Everyone Needs To Know | 3–4 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Author Michael J. Gerhardt sits for a Q+A on his new book about the ins and outs of impeaching a president. Malaprop’s requests that you purchase books you would like to be signed by authors at their events.
Week of August 27
Monday | August 27
Cause: Bulldog Athletic Association Scholarship Golf Classic | 8 a.m. | The Country Club of Asheville | $500+ | The annual event sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians raises scholarship money for the UNC Asheville Athletics Annual Scholarship Fund
Health: Healing with Animals and Culinary Herbs | 6 p.m. | North Asheville Library | 1030 Merrimon Ave. | Free | Experience the benefits of holistic healing with natural culinary herbs + human-animal interaction.
Film: These Are My Hours | 7:30 p.m. | The Mothlight | 701 Haywood Rd. | $10 | w/ special guest Utah Green and live score from Lobo Marino
Tuesday | August 28
Talk: Building Our City with Michelle Mapp | 6 p.m. | The Y.M.I. Cultural Center | Free | Learn about how thoughtful urban design affects communities, and how Asheville can learn from other cities as it continues to expand.
Drink: Beer Tasting: Terrapin Beer Co. | 6–7:30 p.m. | Capella on 9 | 10 Broadway St. | Free | Capella on 9 will be hosting free beer tastings for the summer
TryThis: Pixar Movie Trivia | 7 p.m.–10 p.m. | Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop | 100 Julian Shoal Dr. #40 | Put your Pixar knowledged to the test with this fun trivia competition. Prizes for winners.
Talk: David Joy Presents The Line That Held Us | 6–7:30 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | David Joy reads from his new novel about the cover-up of an accidental death and its dark consequences. Malaprop’s requests that you purchase books you would like to be signed by authors at their events.
Show: Jesse Lege, Sammy Lind & Nadine Landry | 8 p.m. | Cork & Keg Bar | 86 Patton Ave. | $10 | This group brings Cajun music with two-steppin’ + waltzes.
Wednesday | August 29
Arts: Summer Fringe Nights | 7–10 p.m. | Crow and Quill | 106 N Lexington Ave. | This is the last installment of three unique monthly performances by Asheville’s creative fringe.
Show: An Evening with Jordan Okrend | 8 p.m. | The BLOCK off Biltmore | 39 S. Market St. | $5 | Soul/funk/acoustic
Cause: Blood Drive With American Cross | 1– 6 p.m. | Diamond Brand Outdoors | 1378 Hendersonville Rd. | Donate blood + receive 20% of any item at Diamond Brand Outdoors.
TryThis: DIY Essential Oil Blends | 7 p.m. | Bhramari Brewing | 101 S. Lexington Ave. | $5 | Choose from poison ivy, bug bite treatment, or cooling spray
Talk: NC Room Presents Author, Hiker and Researcher Amy Duernberger | 7 p.m. | Pack Memorial Library | 6–7 p.m. | Free | The history + ecology of Southern Appalachian balds
Thursday | August 30
Dish: Outdoor Event: Doggie Ice Cream Social |3–9 p.m. | The Hop Ice Creamery | 167 Haywood Rd. | Bring your furry friend to The Hop Ice Creamery for a doggie ice cream treat. Regular ice cream for people will be on the menu as well.
Arts: Gallery Opening: Transformation – Earth, Water & Wood | 5 p.m.–8 p.m. | Momentum Gallery | 24 North Lexington Ave. | This opening reception will be exhibiting a collective work of art by five momentum artist partners. Light refreshments, wine + local craft beers will be served.
Community: Jazz Hour At Pack Library | Pack Memorial Library | 67 Haywood St. | 6–7 p.m. | Free | Local jazz musician Michael Jefry Stevens will add some sweet melodies to your book browsing.
Learn: Backpacking Basics at Highland Brewing Co. | 6 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, #200 | This class will give tips on how to lighten your pack, maintain gear on the trail + make your own ultralight gear to use in the backcountry.
Friday | August 31
Show: Emo Phillips + Art Sturtevant | 8–10 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $20+ | This stand-up comedian has lent his voice to animated shows like Adventure Time. Protip: the first 100 tickets will receive front-middle seating at no extra cost!
Show: The Snozzberries Presents: A Psychedelic Circus | 10 p.m.–2 a.m. | Asheville Music Hall | 31 Patton Ave. | $10 | Experience liquid lights dancing along the walls, live artists + face painters in this trippy rock show.
Show: One Leg Up | 8–10:30 p.m. | Cork & Keg Bar | 86 Patton Ave. | Listen to energetic swing music mixed with upbeat gypsy jazz.
Learn: Training for Therapist: When a client says “I’m Trans” | 1 p.m. | Vered Counseling | 29 Ravenscroft Dr. #208 | $20 | Therapists will go through the basis of understanding clients whose experience of gender may be different than theirs. Clinicians will receive 2 contact hours for CEUS.