#PlanAhead: Your September Asheville events calendar

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Week of September 1

Saturday | September 1

TryThis: The Painting Experience | 9:30–6 p.m. | The Refinery Creator Space | 207 Coxe Ave. | $410 | A weekend workshop dedicated to connecting with your authentic creative self by painting in a judgment free studio.

Arts: “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon | 35below at Asheville Community Theatre | 35 E. Walnut St. | 2:30 p.m. | $7 | Find out what the book of Job is like after it’s turned into a comedy set on Long Island.

Arts: Happy Place Opening Reception | 7–9 p.m. | 150 Coxe Ave Suite 101 | Free | ZaPow artist have created pieces that depict happy + safe places. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Our Voice.

Show: The Old Chevrolette Show | 8:30 p.m. | Cork + Keg Wine Bar and Taproom | 86 Patton Ave. | $5 | Laura Blackley and David Zoll perform old-school country songs + duets.

Show: [email protected] Series Tom Waits For no Man | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Active: Circulation! Library Fitness Hour | 10:30 a.m. | Pack Memorial Library | 67 Haywood St.| Free

Volunteer: Bailey Mountain Work Day | 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. | Bailey Mountain | Free | Help get the trails of Bailey Mountain ready for hiking.

Drink: Pleb Urban Winery Grand Opening | noon– 10 p.m. | 289 Lyman St. | $0+ | Celebrate the grand opening and NC Wine Month kickoff with wine, food, music, tours + activites throughout the day.  

Sunday | September 2

MustDo: plēb Urban Winery Grand Opening | noon– 10 p.m. | 289 Lyman St. | Free | Wine + food, plus an art tour with muralist Ian Wilkinson and live music from LYRIC at 8 p.m. 🍷

Cause: Yoga with Kitties | 8 a.m. + 9:15 a.m. | Asheville Humane Society | 14 Forever Friend Ln. | $15 | Two one-hour classes open to all levels. Bring your own mat (but not your own cat). 🐱

Show: Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Fest | 2 p.m. – midnight | The Mothlight | $10+ | w/ metal bands Bask, Temptations Wings + more. The second day of this 2-day fest happens at the Mothlight + the Orange Peel. 🎸

Arts: “God’s Favorite” by Neil Simon | 35below at Asheville Community Theatre | 35 E. Walnut St. | 2:30 p.m. | $7 | Find out what the book of Job is like after it’s turned into a comedy set on Long Island.

Dish: Monte Vista Boutique Hotel Hosts Labor Day Bash on Black Mountain | 4–8 p.m. | Monte Vista Boutique Hotel | 308 West State St., Black Mountain | $12+ | Live music from Big Deal Band, a BBQ Buffet + a full cash bar featuring brews from Pisgah Brewing.  

Dish: Asheville VegFest | 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Pack Square Park | Free | Vegan fare from local chefs and restaurants + live music from Laura Beck, Many a Ship + more 🥕

Learn: Booking Panel at Heavy Mountain Fest | noon–1 p.m. | The Mothlight | $10+ | Hear from booking agents on how to play shows at venues in town + around the country. Snacks provided.

MustDo: Living Arts Asheville Festival (LAAF) | noon–9 p.m. | Lexington Ave. | Free | Street festival to enjoy all of Asheville’s culture,and to promote + celebrate diversity.

Monday | September 3

Drink: Labor Day Cookout | noon– 9 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy | Celebrate the last days of summer with games, live music, beer + food from The Blind Pig.

Tuesday | September 4

Talk: Jacqui Castle’s The Seclusion | 6 p.m. | Malaprop’s Bookstore | Local author Jacqui Castle introduces her new dystopian young adult novel.

Wednesday | September 5

Community: 1 Million Cups Asheville 4 Year Anniversary Celebration | 9–11 a.m. | Asheville Social Hall | Free |

Show: US Girls + Michael Rault | 8 p.m.–midnight | The Grey Eagle | $12 GA | This droney pop act recently appeared on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list.

Show: NC Songsmiths Tour w/ Robin Lewis | 7–9 p.m. | The Wine and Oyster | 2 Hendersonville Rd. | $5 |

Thursday | September 6

Dish: Farm to Village Dining Under the Stars | 6– 10 p.m. | Historic Biltmore Village | $105.05 | Boston Way is closed an a table is set for 100 people to enjoy a meal under the stars. Proceeds benefit Manna Food Bank.  

Cause: River Heroes Film Party | 7 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing Company | 21 Craven St. | $10 + | Enjoy an evening of flim, beer + music to help raise funds for The Center For Cultural Preservation’s current film project.

Show: [email protected] Series Lincoln McDonald | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Civic: Love letters to Workers Rally + March | 5:30 p.m. | Cathedral of All Souls | 9 Swan St. | Free | Join the rally for higher wages and celebrate working people by distributing love letters to workers throughout Biltmore Village.  

Art: Lexington Street Public Art Installation | 5:30 p.m. | 65 N. Lexington Ave. | Free | Join the city of Asheville and artist Beatrice Coron for the installation ceremony of her metal sculpture “Lexington Life Column.”

Friday | September 7

Network: Mindful Mornings Asheville | 8 a.m. | Wedge at Foundation | Free, Register | This monthly one-hour meetup hosts a place to collaborate, learn + convene.

Learn: Conversations With America | 6–7 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Randy Bell reads from his new essay collection about government, politics, and more. Malaprop’s requests that you purchase books you would like to be signed by authors at their events.

Show: Montford Park Players Presents Hamlet | 7:30 p.m. | Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre | 92 Gay St. | Free |  

Show: [email protected] Series Karaoke with DJ Abu Disarray | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Must Do: 2018 NC Mountain State Fair | 9 a.m. – 1a.m | Western North Carolina Agriculture Center | 1301 Fanning Bridge rd. | $5+ | The NC Mountain State fair run through Sept. 16.

Arts: Cheryl Eugenia Barnes Solo Show Opening Reception| 7–9 p.m. | ZaPow | 150 Coxe Ave. | Free | Meet the artist + enjoy free New England IPA from Eluvium Brewery.

Community: Summit 2018: Migrations in the Mountains | 3– 8 p.m. | Crowne Plaza Resort | 1 Resort Dr. | $0+ | 3-day event with Birds, Brews + Bluegrass. Other festivities will take place on Saturday and Sunday with various trips to some of the areas most beautiful birding areas.

Saturday | September 8

MustDo: Woods and Wilds Storytelling and Live Music | 7 p.m.–11 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | 185 Clingman Ave. | $20 | Storytelling from DeWayne Barton, Nicole Townsend, Gary Sizer + more, plus live music from EarthCry (members of Papadosio)

Arts: Opening Event: Inspiration | 5:30–8 p.m. | Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery | 123 Roberts Street | This salon style show hopes to bring attendees back in time to the age of glamour to create a vintage atmosphere while perusing one-of-a-kind modern art created by local artists.

Arts: RAD Second Saturdays | 11 a.m.– 8 p.m. | River Arts District | Gallery walks featuring over 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Enjoy live demonstrations, live music, light refreshments + a free trolley circling around the River Arts District for transportation.

Show: Devils in Dust | Gates at 3 p.m., music at 5 p.m. | Lake Logan | 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln. | Free | The Cold Mountain Summer Music Series returns with food trucks, live music + beer. The waterfront will be open for swimming. 

Learn: Starting From San Francisco: Beats, Baby Beats + the 1970s San Francisco Renaissance | 6–7 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Thomas Rain Crowe reads from his new book about the literary scene in 1970s San Francisco.

Show: [email protected] Series The Lefties | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Must Do: Great American Campout | 4 p.m. | Buncombe County Sports Park Enka | $20 |  Join Asheville Parks and Rec and Buncombe County for a night of camping, adventure + an outdoor movie. Dinner + breakfast provided in registration fee. Participants must provide their own camping gear.

Sunday | September 9

Talk: TEDx Asheville 2018 | 7:30–10:30 p.m. | Isis Music | 743 Haywood Rd. | Local voices + performances under the theme of Higher Ground (about reaching for + sharing, thought provoking ideas from Asheville’s beautiful mountain city).

TryThis: Drive Electric Car Show | noon–4 p.m. | Asheville Outlet Mall | 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | Check out different models of electric cars (including the Tesla model 3) at the fifth annual EV showcase event.

Arts: Cheryl Eugenia Barnes Solo Show Opening Reception| 7–9 p.m. | ZaPow | 150 Coxe Ave. | Free | Meet the artist + enjoy free New England IPA from Eluvium Brewery.

Week of September 10

Monday | September 10

Cause: The Blood Connection Blood Drive | 2 – 7 p.m. | Hillman Beer | 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | All participants will receive a free Hillman Beer gift card.

Cause: Be The One Documentary Screening | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | New Life Church of Asheville | 1417 Riverside Dr. | Free | Join the WNC Freedom Coalition for a screening of Be The One and a discussion on how the community can combat human trafficking in the Asheville area.

Tuesday | September 11

Workshop: Guitar League Launches New Chapter | 6–8 p.m. | Ambrose West | 312 Haywood Rd. | First meeting is free, $75 yearly membership | Become a part of a community of guitarists of all skill levels sharing skills, knowledge, techniques + fun. All levels welcome.

Wednesday | September 12

Workshop: Regional Artist Project Grant Workshop | 4–5 p.m. | Asheville Area Arts Council | 207 Coxe Ave. | Free | Learn more about how to apply for an AAAC grant with this free workshop.

Drink: Asheville Wine Focus Group | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | Metro Wines | 169 Charlotte St. | Free | Review a variety of wines + give input on what types should be sold in the shop. Reserve a spot online or call 828-575-9525.

Show: Ross Hammond, Parish/Nguyen, Isabel Castellvi | 9 p.m.–midnight | Static Age Records | 110 N. Lexington Ave. | Free | An evening with Asheville local + touring experimental musicians.  

TryThis: Soul Family Cafe Open Mic Night | 6–8:30 p.m | Flora Asheville | 428 Haywood Rd. | Free | Musicians, artists, poets, writers + listeners welcome.

Thursday | September 13

Dish: ASAP’s Local Food Experience | 6–8:30 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing Co. | 21 Craven St. | $25+ | Mingle, wine + dine with the farmers and chefs that grow and cook your food. Bonus: Silent auction to win a variety of prizes.

Learn: Travels With Foxfire: Stories of People, Passions, and Practices from Southern Appalachia | 6–7 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Phil Hudgins presents the latest installment of the Foxfire series on Americana history, nature + folklore.  

Cause: 103.3 Asheville FM Will Celebrate The “Nine Years In Your Ears” Benefit | 6-9 p.m. | Ambrose West | 312 Haywood Rd. | $25 in advance, $30 at the door | 103.3 Asheville FM is celebrating nine years with a benefit event to raise vital funds needed for the company. Raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

Network: Open House and ACF Fall Meeting | noon– 8 p.m. | 23 Asheland Ave. | Free | Foodservice and Restaurant Supply is hosting an open house to allow the public to learn more about the company. American Culinary Federation will host their fall meeting after the open house.

Show: [email protected] Series Stevie Lee Combs | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Community: Brews + Bears | 5:30–8 p.m. | WNC Nature Center | 75 Gashes Creek Rd. | $10 | Happy hour with an up-close view of their bear rehabilitation project.

Show: 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince | 8–10 p.m. | U.S. Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St. | $47+ | The music of Prince presented with a full symphony and curated by Questlove.   

TryThis: Ultimate Airdog Competition | 3–6 p.m. | Asheville Outlets | 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | This jumping + agility regional qualifier competition for dogs will take place over 3 days at aoutside Field + Stream. Full schedule here.

Show: Shawn Mullins with Jane Kramer + Jeff Thompson | 6:30–10 p.m. | Asheville Masonic Temple | $20 | Americana folk performance by a Grammy-nominated artist

Friday | September 14

Show: First Aid Kit | 7–10 p.m. | The Meadow at Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Highway | $32+

Show: Shawn Mullins w/ Jane Kramer and Jeff Thompson | 6:30–10 p.m. | The Asheville Masonic Temple | 80 Broadway St. | $20+ | The Grammy-nominated Americana artist performs with local singer-songwriters

Cause: Haywood Community College Shine + Dine Gala | 6–8:30 p.m. | Laurel Ridge Company Club | 49 Cupp Ln., Waynesville | $75 | Proceeds from the Gala will be used to construct the facility.

Learn: Make and Mingle | 5:30–7 p.m. | Asheville Museum of Science | 43 Patton Ave. | $15 | 18+ | Listen to music, drink local brews + work on a creative project in the AMOS STEM lab. Ticket includes one free drink.

 

Saturday | September 15

Cause: Hard to Recycle Collection | 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. | Madden Ace Hardware Parking Lot | 2319 US Hwy 70, Swannanoa | Free | GreenWorks will be accepting electronics, batteries, appliances, books + more working items for Habitat for Humanity.

Arts: Art in Autumn 2018 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Main St., Weaverville | Free | Featuring live music, food, and 114 juried artists + craftspeople.

MustDo: Heritage Weekend | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway | Free | The 37th annual Heritage Weekend remembers and celebrates traditional Appalachian craft, art, music + dancing.

Community: Asheville Community Yard Sale | 7:30 a.m.–noon | Asheville Outlets parking lot near Gap | 800 Brevard Rd. | Free | This yard sale will include various booths set up by residents + businesses. Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be present to accept donations.

Try This: Swing Dance | 6– 9 p.m. | Hendersonville Elks Lodge | 546 N Justice St. | Free | Swing dancing lesson from 6– 7 p.m., dance from 7– 9 p.m.. Donations will benefit Blue Ridge Honor Flight.

Active: Rock the Quarry 5k + fun run | Fun Run 9:15 a.m., 5K 9:30 a.m | Grove Stone + Sand Company, Black Mountain | $5+

Active: Arm Balance Workshop | 12–2 p.m. | Hot Yoga Asheville | $25 | 802 Fairview Rd. #100 | Build strength in your upper body to support arm balance poses.

Show: Frankie Cosmos, Lomelda, Stef Chura | 8 p.m.midnight | The Mothlight | $16 GA | A night of indie pop.   

Cause: Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast | 8–11 a.m. | Main Station | 1586 Charlotte Highway | $8/plate | All proceeds from this classic Southern breakfast will be donated to the fire department

Show: [email protected] Series Circus Mutt | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Show: Melange by Diana Wortham Theatre | 8 p.m. | Diana Wortham Theatre | 18 Biltmore Ave. | $20+ | Celebrate the opening of the 2018/2019 season with this mashup performance in which the audience chooses the program, including songs and genres, throughout the show. Refreshments will follow the performance.

Sunday | September 16

Learn: Vision Board Workshop | 2–4:30 p.m. | Purple Crayon | 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd. | Donation Contribution | Create a vision board to help you set a direction for your life. All materials supplied for you.

MustDo: Heritage Weekend | 12–4 p.m. | Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway | Free | The 37th annual Heritage Weekend remembers and celebrates traditional Appalachian craft, art, music + dancing.

Community: Writers At Home | 3–5 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Author Tommy Hayes hosts this monthly reading series from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program.

Community: Open Streets Asheville | 1– 5 p.m. | Pritchard Park | Free | A community, people-powered street party.

Community: Mountain Medicine Festival | 3– 5:30 p.m. | Wedge at Foundation | 5 Foundy St | Free | A community celebration + concert to highlight + benefit local environmental nonprofits.

Week of September 17

Monday | September 17

ForKids: Grace Lin Presents “A Big Mooncake For Little Star” | 6–7 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Grace Lin reads from her new illustrated children’s book. Malaprop’s requests that you purchase books you would like to be signed by authors at their events.

Show: Ben Phan | 7– 10 p.m. | Pillar Rooftop Libations | 309 College St. | Free

Tuesday | September 18

Drink: Wine Essentials | 6–7p.m. | Metro Wines Asheville | 169 Charlotte St. | $25 | Learn all the basics of wine. Tickets can be purchased in the store or on the phone 828-575-9525.

Show: Kind Clean Gentlemen | 7– 10 p.m. | Pillar Rooftop Libations | 309 College St. | Free

Wednesday | September 19

Dish: September Wine Dinner | 6:45–8:45 p.m. | The Princess Anne Hotel | 301 East Chestnut St. | $80+ | Register at 828-258-0986 | Chef Todd Ritter teams up with Grapevine Distribution to offer a classic Southern dinner with hand-selected wine pairings.

Learn: Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, Fuel Resistance | 6–7 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Carol Adams reads from her new book which provides suggestions for a more sustainable life.

 

Thursday | September 20

Arts: Visiting Artist Project Feedback Party | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Asheville Area Arts Council | 207 Coxe Ave. | Free | Hear + give your input on the proposals from the City’s first Visiting Artist Project, and learn about the paid artist + support positions for locals. Light food, beer + wine provided.

Community: AdClub WNC Kick-off Party | 5:30–8:30 p.m. | New Belgium | 21 Craven St. | Free | Network with marketing professionals, art directors, agency producers + more

Show: Mayer Kirby Mayer Acoustic Group | 7:30 p.m. | The Orange Peel | $25+ | Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will receive 100% of proceeds from ticket sales

Show: An Evening with Stephane Wrembel | 8 p.m. | Ambrose West | 312 Haywood Rd. | $20+ | Gypsy jazz

Show: Laura Thurston & Andy Dale Petty | 7 p.m. | Habitat Tavern and Commons | 174 Broadway St. | Free |

TryThis: partyFOUL | 9 p.m. | The Odditorium | 1045 Haywood Rd. | Free | Drag show starts at 10 p.m.

Talk: Women for Women Fall Meeting | 4:30– 6:30 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. | $15 | Learn how the NC Department of Justice guards against domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in WNC.

Learn: Homeschool Festival at Biltmore | 9 a.m. | Biltmore | $23 | Students will enjoy hands on activities + demonstrations as well as self-guided tours of the estate.

Show: [email protected] Series Sarah  Tucker | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Dish: Vegan Ice Cream Flight Night | 3–9 p.m. | The Hop Ice Creamery | 167 Haywood Rd. | Free | This month’s flight night showcases vegan, gluten free brownie sundaes.

Arts: The Moth: True Stories Told Live | 7–10 p.m. | The Mothlight | True stories told live and without notes by randomly selected audience members. September’s theme is education.

Talk: Women for Women Fall Meeting | 4:30– 6:30 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. | $17 | Learn how the NC Department of Justice guards against domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in WNC.    

Cause: Denim + Diamonds Fundraiser | 6–9 p.m. | Highland Brewing | 12 Old Charlotte Highway | $250 for two guests + entrance into a raffle for $5000 | All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Arc of Buncombe County to aid children + adults with developmental delays.

Dish: Cooking With Tea | 6–8 p.m. | Ivory Road Kitchen + Cafe | 1854 Brevard Rd. | $65 | Prepare a complete meal including dessert using tea as the main ingredient. Glass of wine included with ticket.

Friday | September 21

Show: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit | 7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium | $48+ |

TryThis: Van Life Rally | 10 a.m.–8 p.m. | JuneBug Retro Resort | 355 Clark’s Chapel Rd. | Free | A special two-night event for van dwellers featuring live music, food trucks, a coffee rodeo + more.

Dish: Italian Wine Tasting | 6–7 p.m. | MetroWines | 169 Charlotte St. | $20 | Four Italian wines will be paired with small plates from Strada Italian Restaurant.

Dish: Fitzgerald Gin Tasting + Oyster Roast | 6:30–9 p.m. | The Omni Grove Park Inn | 290 Macon Ave. | $75 | Salute Fitzgerald with all of his favorite things: strong gin, oysters  lawn games. 20s attire encouraged!

Must Do: Downtown After 5 | 5–10 p.m. | North Lexington Ave. | Free | w/ The Pharcyde and Free The Optimus

Saturday | September 22

MustDo: An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan | 7 p.m. | U.S. Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St. | $49+ | This concert is a benefit hosted by Green Side Up Foundation + supports local pediatric cancer patients in the Asheville area.

Show: [email protected] Series Tempest | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

TryThis: Maker’s Market + Kenny George and EZ Shakes | Gates at 3 p.m | Lake Logan | 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln. | Free |  Cold Mountain Summer Music Series returns with food trucks, live music + beer. The waterfront will be open for swimming.  

Show: Leftover Salmon’s 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Jam | 4 p.m.–midnight | Pisgah Brewing Co. | 150 Eastside St. | $30+ | Expect bluegrass, country, Americana, reggae influences + more.  

Sunday | September 23

Drink: Taste + Sip of Appalachia, with a twist | 3–5 p.m. | Addison Farms Vineyard | 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester | $55+ |  Learn about the family farm, local conservation efforts + a behind the scenes peek to winemaking.

Learn: Introduction to Block Printing Workshop | 1–4:30 p.m. | Purple Crayon | 9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd. | $63+ | Use found object, fruits + other household items to design + carve a basic reduction print.

Show: Asheville Outdoor Show | noon–4:00 p.m. | Salvage Station | 466 Riverside Drive | This festival celebrates all things outdoors with educational workshops, informative speaks + interactive demos from regional gear makers.

ForKids: Fairy Yoga | 11 a.m.–noon | Violet Owl Wellness | 62 Wall St. | $10-15 sliding scale | Move + balance with fairy wands and crystals. BYOW (bring your own wand), or use the provided ones.

Must Do: Fiesta Hendersonville | noon – 8 p.m. | Downtown Hendersonville | Free | More than 20 Latin American countries will be represented. Experience the culture of all the countries through food, music, dance + art. The festival will also include a parade.

Week of September 24

Monday | September 24

Show: Laura Thurston | 7– 10 p.m. | Pillar Rooftop Libations | 309 College St. | Free

Dish: Chai Pani Turns 9 | All day | Chai Pani | 22 Battery Park Ave. | Enjoy a special $9 all you can eat buffet + cake from Buxton Hall for lunch, plus a $9 dinner tasting menu to celebrate.

Tuesday | September 25

Show: Low Cut Connie + Ruby Boots | 9 p.m.–midnight | The Grey Eagle | $15 GA | Good old fashioned rock n roll.  

Arts: In Times of Seismic Sorrow Panel Discussion | 6:30–8 p.m. | Center for Craft | 67 Broadway | Free | w/ the artists, as well as representatives from the Center for Biological Diversity + the N.C. Institute for Climate Studies

Network: Incredible Towns – Asheville Business Radio Social | 5:30–7 p.m. | The Casual Pint | 1863 Hendersonville Rd. Ste. 145 | Free | Meet entrepreneurs + businesspeople from Asheville + Hendersonville. 🍻

Talk: UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writer Series presents Frank X Walker | 7–8:30 p.m. | UNC Asheville Reuter Center, Manheimer Room | Free | Frank is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets and winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award.

Cause: Boys + Girls Clubs Golf Classic | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | The Cliffs at Walnut Cove | 158 Walnut Valley Parkway, Arden | $1,250 for 4 golfers | The day includes lunch and dinner, player gifts + prize packages.

Wednesday | September 26

Show: Primus | 7–10 p.m. | The Meadow at Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Highway | $37+

Dish: Al Fresco Wine Dinner | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | BimBeriBon | 697 Haywood St. | $42 | Four courses hand paired with wine.

Thursday | September 27

Show: Chromeo | 9 p.m.–1 a.m. | The Orange Peel | $32+ | Electropop and 80s funk

Show: The Artisanals | 9–11 p.m. | Salvage Station | $5 | Springsteen-influenced rock n roll.

Show: Ott w/ Kaya Project | 9:30 p.m. | Asheville Music Hall | $17 | Electronic music + visuals

Network: September Hatch Pitch Party | 6–8 p.m. | Anthroware | 45 S. French Broad Ave. | Free | Bring your pitch to practice at this open mic night for entrepreneurs. The best pitch will have a guaranteed spot at an upcoming 1 Million Cups. Beer from Wedge will help ease your nerves.

TryThis: Silvermoon Chocolate Presents Harvest Moon: Cacao, Song & Rhyme | 7 p.m. | 225 East Chestnut St. | $10-$20 sliding scale | a night of song, poetry + hip hop w/ a cacao ceremony

Wellness: Yoga For High Heels | 5:45–7:45 p.m. | Asheville Yoga Center | 211 S. Liberty St. | $25 | Nourish your feet at the end of a long work week. All levels.  

Arts: All In The Timing | 7:30 | Owen Theatre at Mars Hill University | 44 College St. | $10 at the door | A collection of one-act comedies by David Ives.

Show: [email protected] Series Hope Griffin | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Show: Chromeo | 9 p.m.–1 a.m. | The Orange Peel | $32+ | Electropop and eighties funk.  

Active: Yoga For High Heels | 5:45–7:45 p.m. | Asheville Yoga Center | 211 S. Liberty St. | $25 | Nourish your feet at the end of a long work week. All levels.  

Friday | September 28

ForKids: Apple Tasting | 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. | WNC Farmer’s Market | 578 Brevard Rd. | Free | Sample fresh, local watermelons + participate in kid-friendly activities.

Arts: 36th Annual Asheville Quilt Show | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Davis Event Center at the WNC Agricultural Center | 775 Boylston Highway | $7 | See over 350 quilts + special exhibits, demonstrations, and vendors.

Try This: Greek Festival | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | 227 Cumberland Ave. | Free | Ongoing event until Sept. 30.

Must Do: Asheville Barnaroo | All Day | Franny’s Farm | 22 Franny’s Farm Road | $10+ | Non-stop music on 38 acres for 3 days to showcase local + regional singers, songwriters + bands.

Arts: All In The Timing | 7:30 | Owen Theatre at Mars Hill University | 44 College St. | $10 at the door | A collection of one-act comedies by David Ives.

Show: Darlingside | 8–11 p.m. | Diana Wortham Theatre | 18 Biltmore Ave. | $20+ | The harmony-heavy folk quartet  returns with all-new material to perform.     

ForKids: Pajamarama Story Time | 7–8 p.m. | North Asheville Library | 1030 Merrimon Ave. Free | Listen to stories in your jammies!

Saturday | September 29

Arts: 36th Annual Asheville Quilt Show | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Davis Event Center at the WNC Agricultural Center | 775 Boylston Highway | $7| See over 350 quilts + special exhibits, demonstrations, and vendors.

TryThis: Autumn Landscapes Photography Class | 1–5 p.m. | Location TBA | $220 | Capture your own one-of-a-kind images of autumn on the Blue Ridge Parkway during this three-part photography workshop.

Community: 6th Annual Root Ball | 6–9 p.m. | 350 Riverside Dr. | $20+ | End of summer party by the river hosted by Asheville Greenworks  

Drink: No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Downtown Burnsville | $25 | Homeplace Brewery is hosting 15 WNC breweries, Local food trucks and live music for their inaugural beer fest.  

Drink: Asheville Coffee Expo | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Pennycup Coffee Co. | 362 Depot St. | Free | A celebration of all things coffee, including tea + bakeries. ☕

Show: STIG tour Kickoff Show + Album Release Party | 10 p.m. | Foggy Mountain Brew Pub | 21 Church St. | Free

Show: [email protected] Series Kylie B and the Birds | 8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free

Show: War of the Worlds | midnight | Belk Theatre at UNCA | 1 University Heights | $12 | A reimagination of Orson Welles’ iconic radio series.  

Drink: Beers + Brats | 12 p.m.–11 p.m. | Archetype Brewing | 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Limited edition festbier and traditional German treats

Must Do: Asheville Barnaroo | All Day | Franny’s Farm | 22 Franny’s Farm Road Leicester |$10+ | This festival features non-stop music over 38 acres for 3 days. It’s purpose is to showcase, promote and celebrate local + regional singer songwriters + bands in the rock & roll, hard rock, folk, americana, bluegrass + funk genres.

Show: Brie Capone, Matt Townsend + CaroMia | 7 p.m. | The Masonic Temple | $10+ | A intimate evening with 3 Asheville singer-songwriters.

ForKids: Parents Night Out | 6–10  p.m. | Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance | 1501 Patton Ave. | $25 | Drop the kids off for a night of pizza, dance, crafts + a movie.  

TryThis: Revolutionary War Days | 11 a.m.–5 p.m. | Captain Charles McDowell, Jr. House | 119 St. Mary’s Church Rd. | Free | Historical reenactments to commemorate the war.

AdventureTalk: NOC Guest Appreciation Festival | 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.  | Nantahala Outdoor Center | 13077 W Hwy 19, Bryson City | Free | Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at low prices from the new and used gear sale, check out local vendors, listen to live music + experience a variety of activities for all ages.

Cause: Rockin’ For Rescue | 2–10 p.m. | Mills River Cider Company | 72 Schoolhouse Rd. | Free | Music charity event to benefit Asheville Humane Society. Cash + pet food donations accepted at event.

Sunday | September 30

Arts: 36th Annual Asheville Quilt Show | 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Davis Event Center at the WNC Agricultural Center | 775 Boylston Highway | $7 | See over 350 quilts + special exhibits, demonstrations, and vendors. 

Talk: Abbey Mei Otis In Conversation With Nathan Ballingrud | 3–4:30 p.m. | Malaprop’s | 55 Haywood St. | Free | Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters, supports Abbey Mei Otis for the release of Alien Virus Love Disasters.

Show: Sales | 9 p.m.–midnight | The Mothlight | $15 GA | Guitar-based pop music

Community: Flea For Y’all | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Asheville Outlets | $2 | Spend the day browsing through 100 local + regional vendors + artists.