September PlanAhead: Your Asheville events calendar

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Happy September, Asheville. 🍂  Ready for changing leaves, cozy nights, cooler temps, and pumpkin + apple flavored everything? Read on for all the top events happening this month in the 828.

Sept. 1-5

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Show

  • 49 Wincester | Wed., Sept. 1 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Soulful alternative country. 

Thursday, Sept. 2

Show

  • Mdou Moctar + Speed Stick | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $17+ |  Saharan-inspired rock + psychedelic alt-rock. 
  • OXALIS | Thurs., Sept. 2-Sun., Sept. 5 | 7:30 Thurs.-Sat., 3:00 Sun. | Wortham Center for the Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $18+ | A play showcasing the highs and lows that come with bipolar disorder. 

Dish

  • Whole Hog Butchery | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chop Shop Butchery, 100 Charlotte St. | $90+ | Learn from Chop Shop co-owner and head butcher Matt Helms how to level up your butchery skills. 

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  • Rock and Roll with Rotary | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | $100 | Help support the Asheville Rotary Club + jam out to the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd with the Artimus Pyle Band. 

Friday, Sept. 3

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  • North Carolina Apple Festival | Fri., Sept. 3-Mon., Sept. 6 | Times vary | Downtown Hendersonville | Free | This annual Labor Day Weekend affair, now in its 75th year, features arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, and fresh-picked heirloom fruits galore. 🍎
  • Family Friendly Forest Bathing | Fri., Sept. 3| 1-4 p.m. | Location provided at registration | $55 | Leave your devices behind + connect with nature on this outing suitable for folks ages 7 and up.

Show

  • The White Buffalo | Fri., Sept. 3 | 8 p.m. |The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $25+ | Emmy-nominated eclectic Americana. 
  • Steve Earl & The Dukes and Los Lobos | Fri., Sept. 3 | 6:30 p.m. | The Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $35+ | Get down to country-infused rock and enjoy food offerings from Root Down and 3 other food trucks.

Festival 

  • Goombay Festival | Fri., Sept. 3-Sun., Sept. 5 | Various times | The Block, S. Market St. | Free | Celebrates the richness and diversity of food, music, and art across the African Diaspora.

Saturday, Sept. 4

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  • Forest Bathing in Asheville | Sat., Sept. 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Location provided at registration | $55 | Deepen your connection with nature with a relaxing stroll through the forest.
  • Grape Stomp | Sat., Sept. 4 | 1-4 p.m. | plēb urban winery, 289 Lyman St. | Free | Tix will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis at 12:45 for this socially-distant grape stomp.  
  • Rooftop Sunrise Yoga with Abbey | Sat., Sept. 4 | 7-8 a.m. | Rooftop at Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200 | $10 | Welcome the day with a refreshing 1 hour yoga flow suitable for all levels.

Parents 

  • Playful Parent Meet-Up | Sat., Sept. 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | West Asheville Park Playground, 198 Vermont Ave. | Free, donations encouraged | Take advantage of complimentary childcare to connect with other parents + learn ways to improve your parenting experience. 👪

Show

  • Maggie Rose | Sat., Sept. 4 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Rock + R&B-inspired country. 

TheBuy

  • Odditorium Community Flea Market | Sat., Sept. 4 | 9 a.m. | The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Rd. | Free | Treasure hunt til your heart’s content at this market dedicated to all things wacky, tacky, wild + weird.

Sunday, Sept. 5

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  • North Carolina Apple Festival | Fri., Sept. 3-Mon., Sept. 6 | Times vary | Downtown Hendersonville | Free | This annual Labor Day Weekend affair, now in its 75th year, features arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, and fresh-picked heirloom fruits galore. 🍎

Show

  • Jeff Sipes Electric Buddah | Sun., Sept. 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, 1069 Olivette Rd. | $10 | Psychedelic funk-rock.

Drink

  • Exploring Japanese Tea | Sun., Sept. 5 | 9-11 a.m. | Dobra Tea, 78 North Lexington Ave. | $20 | Learn about the history + production of Japanese tea while sampling it.

Sept. 6-12

Monday, Sept. 6 

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  • North Carolina Apple Festival | Fri., Sept. 3-Mon., Sept. 6 | Times vary | Downtown Hendersonville | Free | This annual Labor Day Weekend affair, now in its 75th year, features arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, and fresh-picked heirloom fruits galore. 🍎

Tuesday, Sept. 7 

Show

  • Julien Baker | Tues., Sept. 7 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $20+ | Indie rock singer/songwriter. 

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Learn

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Show

  • Steel Panther | Wed., Sept. 8 | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Ave. | $27.50 | Glam rock with a humorous twist. 
  • HawkTail | Wed., Sept. 8 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $17+ | Instrumental acoustic quartet.
  • Halestorm | Wed., Sept. 8 | 8 p.m. | Harrah’s Cherokee Center- Asheville, 87 Haywood St. | $35.50+ | Grammy-award winning hard alternative rock. 

Arts

  • Fringe Summer Nights | Wed., Sept. 8 |  7:30-9 p.m. | Sly Grog Lounge, 271 Haywood St. | Free | Experience eclectic and innovative art + performances. 

Featured Event

  • KidCycle Club Balance Bike, Pedal Bike, and MTB Classes | Wed., Sept. 8-Sat., Oct. 2 | Class times vary | Kolo Bike Park, 85 Expo Dr. + Burton Street Community Center, 134 Burton St. | $15+ | KidCycle Club can teach your child how to ride a balance bike, a pedal bike without training wheels, or early mountain biking skills so they can enjoy riding with the whole family. Get a 20% on classes with code AVLTODAY20. 

Thursday, Sept. 9

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  • Literacy Together Volunteer Orientation | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to help those struggling with literacy. 
  • BYOB Flower Arranging Workshop | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Pollen Coffee & Flowers, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Ste. 150 | $75 | Learn to create your own unique arrangement with all the tools + floral materials you need. 💐

Dish

Network

  • September Business After Hours | Thurs., Sept, 9 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Asheville Sun Soo Martial Arts, 800 Fairview Rd. St.e D-2 | Free | Mix + mingle with other local professionals. 

Friday, Sept. 10

Show

  • Hippo Campus | Fri., Sept. 10 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $26+ | Minneapolis-based alternative rock.
  • The Uptown Hillbillies honk ‘n tonk the C&K | Fri., Sept. 10 | 8 -10:30 p.m. | Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave | $7 | Listen to veteran musicians play classic country music from the 50s + 60s. 
  • Fresh Phish Friday | Fri., Sept. 10 | 5:30 p.m. | Riverside Rhapsody Beer Company, 995 Riverside Dr. | Free | Come celebrate the music of Phish with two sets played by DJ Camaro.

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  • Release Party | Fri., Sept. 10 | 6-10 p.m. | 1556 Grovestone Rd., Black Mountain | $16 | Celebrate the release of Alex Krug Combo’s newest single, recorded at our very own Echo Mountain Studios.  
  • Black Mountain Fall Garden Sale | Fri., Sept. 10, 3:00- 7:00 p.m. – Sat., Sept. 11 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Monte Vista Hotel, State St. | Shop perennials, shrubs, pots + more at this annual garden sale.💐  
  • Mountain State Fair | Fri., Sept. 10 – Sun., Sept. 19 | Various hours |1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher | $10+ | Rides, food and so much more.  

ForFamilies

  • Blippi | Fri., Sept. 10 | 6 p.m. | Harrah’s Cherokee Center- Asheville, 87 Haywood St. | $26+ | Kids will delight in meeting Blippi and his crew as he teaches colors, letters + more. 

Network

  • Maker’s Mixer  | Fri., Sept. 10 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, registration required | Network virtually with WNC-based artists + creatives and get a sneak peek at the upcoming 2021 Fall Craft Your Commerce workshop series Beyond the Studio: Financials and Operations. 

Festival

  • Mountain Song Festival | Fri., Sept. 10, 4 p.m. – Sat., Sept. 11, 12 p.m. | Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Ln. | $37+ | Listen to bluegrass, gospel, country, and blues artists during this 2-day festival.

Featured Event

Saturday, Sept. 11 

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  • AVL Radio Museum 20th Anniversary | Sat., Sept. 11 | 12-3 p.m. | Asheville Radio Museum, AB-Tech , 315 Elm Building | Free | Learn about the history of radio, test out old radio technology + more.
  • Barn Day 2021 | Sat., Sept. 11 | 1:30 | The Lodge at Bear River, 189 Bear River Lodge Trail, Marshall | $45 | Enjoy a day of Appalachian barn history with tours, music, food + more. 
  • West Asheville Garden Stroll | Sat., Sept, 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | West Asheville Park, 198 Vermont Ave. | Free | Check out the cool and eclectic gardens found across West Asheville.

Show

  • The Dead Tongues | Sat., Sept. 11 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Sensitive, kaleidoscopic blues and soul. 
  • Heroes Among us | Sat., Sept. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave | $20+| Join the Blue Ridge Orchestra as they pay tribute.

Dish

  • Chow Chow: Sustainable Waters | Sat., Sept. 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Jettie Rae’s Oyster House, 143 Charlotte St. | $125 | Learn about issues of sustainability while enjoying responsibly sourced fish, shellfish + more. 
  • Jettie Rae’s Oyster Roast | Sat., Sept. 11 | 6:30-10:00 p.m. | Jettie Rae’s Oyster House, 143 Charlotte St. | $75 per person | Charleston-style oyster roast.
  • Outdoor Market | Sat., Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. | 123 Michigan Ave. | $5+ | Sample vegan treats like spiced cinnamon rolls + peach coriander handpies from All Souls Pizza’s pastry chef, Kelsianne Bebout.

Learn

  • How to Pitch Your Book | Sat., Sept. 11 | 1-3 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | Learn the art of crafting and delivering a pitch for your book from literary agent Maggie Cooper.

Active

  • Paddle the French Broad | Sat., Sept. 11 | 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Amboy River Road Park, 180 Amboy Rd. | $40 |  Float 6.5 miles through the River Arts District and beyond while learning about the river’s natural and cultural history.
  • Pisgah Monster-Cross Challenge | Sat., Sept. 11| 8-10 a.m. | Davidson River Campground, 1 Davidson River Cir. | $70+ | Race around the best gravel roads in Pisgah + Nantahala national forests.  

Arts 

  • Village Art & Craft Fair | Sat., Sept. 11-Sun., Sept. 12 | Times vary | Historic Biltmore Village, 10 Brooks St. | Free | Over 100 artisans gather to exhibit their work at the 49th annual iteration of this craft fair. 
  • West Asheville Art Pop Up |Sat., Sept. 11 | 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. | 735 Haywood Rd. | Free | Enjoy art from various local artists.

Festival

  • Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oktoberfest | Sat., Sept. 11| 12-4 p.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing, 2A Huntsman Pl. | Free | Games, a costume contest, music + lots of beer.
  • Dahlia Festival |Sat., Sept. 11- Sun., Sept. 12 | Free | Highland Historical Society, 524 N. 4th Street. | Walk around the town and enjoy the floral art from local gardeners.  

Sunday, Sept. 12

Show

  • Avatar | Sun., Sept. 12 | 7:30 | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $27+ | Blistering heavy metal.

Dish

  • Chow Chow: Root to Bloom | Sun., Sept. 12 | 12-3 p.m. | Yesterday Spaces, 305 Sluder Branch Rd., Leicester | $125+ | Learn about how to reduce food waste while enjoying a multi-course cocktail brunch. 

Active

  • PreCross | Sun., Sept. 12 | 6 a.m. | Elysium Center, 111 Howard Gap Rd | $20+ | Race some practice rounds with the North Carolina Cylo-Cross + VeloSports Racing team.

Sept. 13-19

Monday, Sept. 13 

  • Appalachian Experience: Blair Mountain: America’s Largest Labor Uprising | Mon., Sept. 13 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Virtual, registration required | $8+ | Explore the history and legacy of the 1921 Blair Mountain coal miners’ uprising in West Virginia.
  • Power in Pints | Mon., Sept. 13 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Sip suds and save homeless pets —  $1 for every Hillman Beer draft sold will go to Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue.

Tuesday, Sept. 14 

Show

  • Ron Gallo-and + Becca Mancari | Tues., Sept. 14 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15 | Hip-hop-inspired jazz and punk with twists on classic folk-rock.

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  • Coffee Cupping + Tasting | Tues., Sept. 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Pollen Coffee & Flowers, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Ste. 150 | $5 | Sample the small-batch coffees Pollen serves + use the cost of the ticket towards a bag of coffee to take home.
  • Hatch Homecoming| Tues., Sept. 14 | 6:00-8:30 p.m. | Hatch AVL – Hatchworks, 45 South French Broad Avenue | Free| Enjoy a night filled with food, drinks, and pitches.

Learn

  • Low Elevation Basic Glade Habitat | Tues., Sept. 14 | 12 p.m. | Free | Virtual | Join this Lunch & Learn about a grassland that’s a key reservoir of biodiversity. 
  • Getting Your First Sale | Tues., Sept. 14 | 12-1 p.m.  | Free | Virtual | Join this Lunch & Learn that gives aspiring entrepreneurs across North Carolina to finalize their ideas before launching their start-up.
  • Taking the Leap | Tues., Sept. 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Virtual | Learn about all the different aspects of starting up your own business.
  • September Smart Series: Implicit Bias | Tues., Sept. 14 |12-1 p.m. | Free for members + $15 for non members | Chamber Board Room, 36 Montford Avenue | Learn with the executive director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center, Tina White about implicit bias and stereotype threats. 
  • Our VOICE: A Peoples History of Asians In America Workshop | Tues., Sept. 14 | 1-3 p.m. | Free | Burton Street Community Center, Burton St. | Workshop on the history of Asians in America. 

Featured Event

  • Tax-Smart Retirement Seminar | Tues., Sept. 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Biltmore Hilton Hotel, 43 Town Square Blvd. | Free | Whether someone is saving for retirement, transitioning to retirement, or living in retirement, attendees will learn the latest strategies and gain tools that they may need to help protect their wealth. Ⓟ 

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Show

  • An Evening with Jill Andrews | Wed., Sept. 15 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Americana-inspired by the tales of womanhood. 

Learn 

Featured Event

  • Tami’s SoulSpeak with Animals | Wed., Sept. 15 | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Is your pet an old soul? How do you know, and how does that affect your life together? Dive into the true meaning of “old soul,” plus the signs to look for, during this show with animal intuitive Tami Hendrix. 🐕 Ⓟ

 

Thursday, Sept. 16

Show

  • Clutch | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $35+ | Classic rock and roll. 
  • Mo Lowda the Humble | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $12.50+ | Indie alt-rock. 
  • Masters of Soul | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 7 p.m. | Wortham Center, 18 Biltmore Ave. | $20+ | Opening night performance filled with soul songs and artists.

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  • Wildlife Trivia | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 6-8 p.m. |Highland Brewing Co., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200 | Free | Test your wildlife knowledge while raising money for the Friends of the WNC Nature Center.

Dish

  • Chow Chow: Farmers Market Cook Along | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Virtual | $15+ | Join Chef J Chong of J. Chong Eats for a live Cantonese cooking demonstration + market-inspired recipe and shopping list in advance.

Art

  • Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 7-8 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | Free for Museum Members or included with general admission | Filmmaker Philip Shane follows architectural landscape photographer Jade Doskow on her 10-year quest.

Featured Event

  • YMCA Welcoming Week | Thurs., Sept. 16 | Times vary | Hendersonville Family YMCA, 810 West 6th Ave.; Woodfin YMCA, 40 North Merrimon Ave.; Reuter Family YMCA, 3 Town Square Blvd. | Free | The YMCA of WNC is hosting 3 events at different venues: Family Field Night at the Henderson Family Y, Family Salsa Dance at the Woodfin Y, and Family Game Night at the Reuter Family Y. 

Friday, Sept. 17

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  • Rustic Ridge IPA Release | Fri., Sept. 17 | 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | S&W Cafeteria, 56 Patton Ave. | Free | Come try Highland’s newest seasonal IPA n and buy from the pop-up craft fair.   

Show

  • Trial by Fire | Fri., Sept. 17 | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $12+ | Journey tribute band.  
  • Soul Blue Rocks the Cork & Keg |  Fri., Sept. 17 | 8 -10:30 p.m. | Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave | $10 | Listen to this “charismatic” classic soul, Blues, and R&B band and enjoy local wine and beer.
  • Asheville Chamber Music Series | Fri., Sept. 17-  Sun., Sept. 19 | Various times | Virtual | Free | Enjoy the highlights from last year’s season through a virtual concert. 

Art

  • Art Break:Rural Avant-Garde | Fri., Sept. 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square | Free for Museum Members or included with general admission | Learn with curatorial assistant Alexis Meldrum with an informal gallery talk and presentation.

 

Saturday, Sept. 18 

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  • ASAP Farm Tours | Sat., Sept. 18-Sun., Sept. 19 | Multiple locations | $35 | See how food is grown and raised through guided tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, tastings + more.  
  • Heritage Day | Sat., Sept. 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway | Free | Celebrate Southern Appalachian culture with old-time music and crafts.
  • Barketype + MPR Adoption Event | Sat., Sept. 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Join Asheville’s Mountain Pet Rescue as they host a dog adoption event. 

Show

  • D.R.I. | Sat., Sept. 18 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Hardcore punk + thrash-metal.
  • An evening of Atmosphere | Sat., Sept. 18 | 6 p.m. | REVOLVE, 821 Riverside Dr. #179 | $15 | Enjoy a film screening created and curated by 4 local artists. 

Active

  • 5K Run & Walk | Sat., Sept. 18 |8:30 a.m.| Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce Street | $30 | Join this annual event that benefits the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Featured Event

  • Art in Autumn | Sat., Sept. 18 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Main St., Weaverville | Free | The 14th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival returns to downtown Weaverville, ft. 100+ artists and craftspeople, plus live music, with booths lining Main Street. 
  • An outstanding tasting experience at VICARIO | Sat., Sept. 18 | 12-5 p.m. | 800 Old Jones Rd., Greer | $15 | This microdistillery and farm produces gin and 15 award-winning liqueurs, ft. farm-grown herbs + fruits for an intriguing and delightful garden-to-glass experience. Reservations are needed Tues.-Thurs.; walk-ins welcome Fri.-Sat. Ⓟ
  • Atelier Maison Monthly Warehouse Sale | Sat., Sept. 18 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Atelier Maison, 121 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Free | Enjoy bites from Black Bear Pizza (starting at 11 a.m.), local musician Ben Phantom playing from 3-6 p.m., and discounts up to 40%. Ⓟ

Sunday, Sept. 19

Show

  • The Front Bottoms | Sun., Sept. 19 | 7:30 | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $27.50+ | Indie rock.
  • Summer Salt | Sun., Sept. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $18+ | Intersection of ’60s pop, jazz + Bossa Nova. 

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  • Asheville Off Road Series | Sun., Sept. 19 | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | Ride Kanuga, 1249 Kanuga Lake Rd, Hendersonville | $10 | Run and bike in the Asheville Duathlon or partake in the Trail Run or Gravel Grinder Bike events.
  • Bike Clinic-  DIY Brake Overhaul | Sun., Sept. 19 | 2-5 p.m. | 90 Biltmore Ave. $15+, sliding scale |  Learn how to put brakes on your bike with different assemblies + how to maintain them.

Learn

  • AyurWHAT?! | Sun., Sept. 19 |2-4 p.m. | Ahimsa Healing Loft, 4110 Hendersonville Road #Suite 40, Fletcher | $25 early bird / $35 day of | Learn your dosha and learn simple ways to self care and self nurture.

Featured Events 

  • SYMPHONY IN THE PARK: A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS | Sun., Sept. 19 | 7 p.m. | Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza | Free | The Asheville Symphony returns to the stage with favorites by Gershwin, Brahms, and Copland, Broadway hits + music from James Bond and Star Wars — part of the Asheville Area Arts Councils LIVE! An Asheville Arts Benefit Series.

 

Sept. 20-26 

Monday, Sept. 20

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Shows 

  • Brian Felix Trio l Mon., Sept. 20 | 7-10 p.m. | The Little Jumbo, 241 Broadway St. | Free | Enjoy cocktails + a jazzy, piano trio. 🎹

Featured Events 

  • Field to Fork: You Are What You Eat | Mon., Sept. 20 | 7-8 p.m. | UNC Asheville Blue Ridge Room | Free | Keynote speaker Marc Williams presents this 1-hour talk as part of UNC Asheville’s traditional Greenfest, which will also be available via livestream. 

Tuesday, Sept. 21 

Show

  • Stephen Day | Tues., Sept. 21 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $10 | Folk singer-songwriter. 
  • Visiting Writers Series | Tues., Sept. 21 | 7-8 p.m | Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena, 227 Campus Dr. | Free | Celebrate the publication of Wiley Cash’s newest novel, When Ghosts Come Home

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  • Meet a Tree | Tues., Sept. 21 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Mountain Trail Outdoor School at Kanuga, 130 Kanuga Chapel Dr. Hendersonville | $30 | Hands-on outdoor ecology field trip.
  • Chamber Family Get-Down by the River | Tues., Sept. 21 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | Salvage Station, 466 Riverside Dr. | Free | Celebration of the Chamber members and honoring Covid humanitarians.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Show

  • Sylvan Esso | Wed., Sept, 22 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave | $35+ | Durham-based electronic pop duo. 
  • Son Volt | Wed., Sept. 22 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $20 | Folk-inspired alt-rock. 
  • Good Vibes Summer Tour 2021 | Wed., Sept. 22 | 5-10 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. | $36+ | Rebelution and special guests Kabaka Pyramid, Keznamdi, and DJ Mackle will be performing reggae tunes live. 🎸

Learn

Art

  • Preservation Through Art | Wed., Sept. 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy St. | Free | A Q & A with artists participating in the exhibition to raise funds to help preserve the French Broad River. 🖼️

Thursday, Sept. 23

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Show

  • Houndmouth | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $22+ | Alt-blues indie rock. 
  • Red Wanting Blue | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 195 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Midwestern rock heroes.
  • The Tempest | Thurs., Sept. 23 – Sun., Sept 26 | 7 p.m. | Rogers Park, 55 W Howard St., Tryon | $10+ | A classic Shakespearean play that explores themes of magic, betrayal, love, and forgiveness. 🎭

Dish

  • Chow Chow: Recipes from Rabbit’s Motel | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Smoky Park Supper Club, 350 Riverside Dr. | $50 | Try dishes inspired by the “Black-owned Tourist Court” and learn about the history of Rabbit’s Motel and Cafe.
  • DIY Sausage and Beer | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chop Shop Butchery, 100 Charlotte St. | $90+ | Learn how to make homemade sausage in a range of styles + try out house-made charcuterie. 

Networking

  • Expand Your Circle | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 5:30 p.m. | Focal Point, 125 S. Lexington Ave. | $10 | Connect with other entrepreneurial women. 🤝

Friday, Sept. 24

Show

  • Here Come the Mummies | Fri., Sept. 24 | 9 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $22 | Funk and blues inspired rock. 
  • The Connells | Fri., Sept. 24 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $22 | NC-based indie rockers take the Grey Eagle stage for the first time.

Cause

  • Have the Time of Your Life | Fri., Sept. 24-Sat., Sept. 25 | Times vary | Mountain Brook Vineyards, 731 Phillips Dairy Rd., Tryon | $35+ | Raise awareness and funds for, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce.

Learn 

  • 8 Immortals Qi Gong | Fri., Sept. 24 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Daoist Traditions College, 382 Montford Ave. | $150 | Join Jeffrey Yuen to learn about the 8 Immortals and their Qi Gong Exercises.
  • Creative Mornings: J Chong | Fri., Sept. 24 | 9-10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about J Chong’s experiences bringing authentic Cantonese cuisine to WNC. 🥟

Festival

  • 2021 Asheville Greek FestivalFri., Sept. 24-Sat., Sept. 25 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Ave. | Various prices | Enjoy classic Greek dishes through a drive-thru system. 🇬🇷

Featured Event

  • Fall Harvest Day at the WNC Farmers Market | Fri., Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 570 Brevard Rd. | Free | Enjoy bluegrass music from the Bald Mountain Boys + sample the best of what fall has to offer, including pumpkins, apples, and honey. Bring your kids to enjoy fall crafts, games, and more. 

Saturday, Sept. 25 

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  • Get In Gear Fest | Sat., Sept. 25 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Camp Rockmont, 375 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain | Free | Explore outdoor vendors, gear, and activities with food trucks, beer, and live music.
  • Pop up Craft Market | Sat., Sept. 25 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Reems Creek Pottery, 181 Reems Creek Rd #6 Weaverville | Free | Come buy crafts from various vendors.  
  • Saturday Stroll | Sat. Sept. 25 | 12-6 p.m.  | Downtown Brevard | Free | Art, live music, and shopping from local makers and creators.  
  • Swannanoa Community Yard Sale | Sat., Sept. 25 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Swannanoa Ingles parking lot, 2299 U.S. Highway 70 | Free | Come by and buy from dozens of sellers.
  • Battle Below the Clouds | Sat., Sept. 25 | 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Hwy. | Free for guests; team registration is $200+ | Teams of amateur grillers + smokers will compete in a BBQ Cook Off, benefitting Lana’s Love Foundation, with guests enjoying a fun-filled day of live Bluegrass, BBQ, and prize drawings. Team registration ends Sept. 13.
  • Chalk the Walk | Sat., Sept. 25 | 12 p.m. | Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W State St. | Free | View the beautiful chalk art + Ephemeral art show.

Show

  • Ani DiFranco | Sat., Sept. 25 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $37+ | Folk, soul, and textured jazz-pop from the Grammy-award winning artist + activist.
  • Christopher Paul Stelling | Sat., Sept. 25 | 9 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Asheville-based acoustic singer-songwriter. 

Dish

  • Chow Chow: Burton Street Garden Gathering | Sat., Sept. 25 | 12-3 p.m. | Peace Gardens & Market, Bryant St. | $50 | Enjoy a collection of food, drink, art, music, poetry and performance celebrating the Burton Street community.

Active

  • Big Ivy Hike | Sat., Sept. 25 | 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. | Big Ivy Historical Park, 550 Dillingham Rd., Barnardsville | $10 | Tour the Big Ivy Historical Park then hike Little Snowball Mountain and Beetree Gap. 
  • MellowCross pb Looking Glass Wealth Advisors | Sat., Sept. 25 | 9 a.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd. | $30+ | Join the second race hosted by the WNC pre-season.

Sunday, Sept. 26

Show

  • Trey Anastasio Band | Sun., Sept 26 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $49.50+ | Classic rock from the lead vocalist + co-founder of the band Phish.
  • Katie Toupin | Sun., Sept. 26 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $12+ | Acoustic indie pop/rock. 

Dish

  • Chow Chow: Food Stories | Sun., Sept. 26 | 5-9 p.m. | Funkatorium, 147 Coxe Ave. | $200 | Hear how chefs share stories through food while enjoying a multi-course meal with paired-beverages.

Active 

  •  Vata Restore w/Sound | Sun., Sept. 26 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd. | $15 | Join this class that aims on “pacifying the vata dosha with yoga and sound”.

Sept. 27-30

Monday, Sept. 27

 

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Show

  • The Allman Betts Band | Tues., Sept. 28 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $30+ | Southern rock band comprised of the sons of rock legends Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts.
  • David: The Faces of Love |Tues., Sept. 28 | 7 p.m. | Wortham Center for the Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. + virtual| $20+, $10 for livestream | Listen to the work of Asheville native, Fred Northup.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Show

  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats | Wed., Sept. 29 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $50+ | Folk and rock-inspired soul. 
  • Chris Renzema | Wed., Sept. 29 | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. | $15+ | Pop-inspired folk.
  • Bluegrass & Brews | Wed., Sept. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge, 174 Broadway St. | Free | Enjoy some bluegrass from Knob Creek Incident and beer.

Learn 

  • Pricing for Profit  | Wed., Sept. 29 | 2-4 p.m. | Virtual | $5 | Financial experts offer protips on best financial practices for creative product + service based businesses. 

Thursday, Sept. 30

Show

  • Brothers Osborne | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 6:30 | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. | $49.50+ | Powerhouse country duo. 
  • Watkins Family Hour | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 8 p.m. | The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. | $32+ | Brother/sister folk duo. 

Dish

  • Beef Butchery Class | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chop Shop, 100 Charlotte St. | Learn how to level up your butchery skills from Chop Shop co-owner and head butcher Matt Helms.

TryThis 

  • Build your own Terrarium | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Pollen Coffee & Flowers, 45 S. French Broad Ave. Ste. 150 | $60 | Create your own lush terrarium with expert instruction and all tools + materials provided.