Things to Do

Calendar of Events

Growth Through Nature
Jul 23 – Sep 18 all-day

“Aurora; Rays of Dawn; Growth Through Nature” 

will be at The North Carolina Arboretum

Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, September 18  

in the Education Center – second floor gallery,

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806

The show will feature artists from Aurora Studio & Gallery.

Spink, Skabootch and Swipes – live theater
Jul 27 @ 10:15 am

The Carl Sandburg Home Presents:

Spink, Skabootch and Swipes – live theater

Take a journey with Sandburg’s daughters, Spink, Skabootch and Swipes (his loving nicknames for them) on a journey through Rootabaga Country.  Discover how the letter X made its way in the alphabet, hit the rails with the Great Golden Spike Limited as it speeds from coast to coast and marvel at how Hot Balloons and his two pigeon daughters crossed the Shampoo River!

All ages are welcome.  Performances held Wednesday and Friday morning at 10:15 am, rain or sine.

NO shows the week of July 11.  An alternative program will be offered.

Toddler Time
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am HomepageBuncombe County, North Carolina Library

West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806

Toddler Time Story Time (18 months – 3 years)



Asheville City Market South
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

Asheville City Market South

Wednesdays noon-4pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Strange Gardens: Julia Barello
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm

Strange Gardens: Julia Barello  

ARTIST BIOJulia Barello is Professor of Art at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. She has exhibited widely across the United States, at such institutions as the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Art and Design, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Museum of Contemporary Craft. Her work can be found in multiple permanent collections, including those of the Museum of Art and Design, Mesa Arts Center, Isle Royale Natural History Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

The Science of Art ~ Fabulous Felt!
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm
The Science of Art ~ Fabulous Felt!
(Ages 7-11) 
Bring your creativity and use colored wool to create felted beads, jewelry, and felted pictures.
$40 non members/$30 members. Fabulous Felt is sponsored by NC Printing.

318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Music Jam at the Orchard
Jul 27 @ 1:45 pm

Orchard at Alta Pass

  • Music Jam at 1:45pm on Wednesdays, May through September
French Broad Co-op Tailgate Market
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

French Broad Co-op Tailgate Market

Wednesdays 2-6 pm

Humpday Getaway
Jul 27 @ 2:30 pm

The Brewery Experience Presents: Humpday Getaway

Spice up your work week with a tour starting at Greenville’s newest and most unique brewery, Upstate Craft Beer Co. We roll on with stops at Thomas Creek, Brewery 85 or Quest Brewing. Each has its own unique setting, vibe, brew set-up and beer. Soak it all up with a fun and educational Experience.

Price includes all beer samples at each brewery, snacks and bottled water, plus a pint glass and plenty of insider beer knowledge to take home!

Meet outside Upstate Craft Beer Co., 400 Augusta St., Greenville. Free parking!

$59 per person

 Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Jul 27 @ 2:30 pm
Children’s Art with Alisa
Jul 27 @ 3:30 pm

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Children’s Art with Alisa

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000,


Live at Aloft
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm

Live at Aloft Hotels

Swing by Air Level throughout the summer, from 4-8 PM for our Live at Aloft Hotels music moments.

Enjoy live music, signature sips, and snacks while taking in spectacular Asheville mountain views.

Each live performance will feature local musicians and will benefit Asheville area charitable organizations.

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

7:30 PM
FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Adam Masters and Friends 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It’s always a great evening of music and community.
Doors open 5:00 PM
– All Ages Show –

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

Jack of the Wood :Old Time Mountain Music Jam
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Old Time Mountain Music Jam

Every Wednesday!

Starts at 5 pm

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Highland Brewing Company :

Woody Wood Wednesdays

Location: Highland Brewing Tasting Room
When: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tasting Room Hours: Open 4:00-8:00PM; Music 5:30-7:30PM (FREE)
Music Style: Rock/Soul/Funky Mountain Rock
Food Truck: Avery’s Hot Dogs

Woody Wood plays an acoustic show live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn’t take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.

One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.

Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-3370

Havana Nights: A Buena Vista Social Club Musical Revue and Cuban Dinner
Jul 27 @ 5:45 pm

LEX 18 Presents:

Havana Nights: A Buena Vista Social Club Musical Revue and Cuban Dinner

Join in a delightful immersive dining experience of Havana’s soulful music and food.   The timeless and fresh sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club’s album performed by Patrick Lopez and his talented group of musicians performing on conga, saxophone, piano, trumpet with the sexy vocals of Panamanian winner of Panama’s Got Talent Mr. Liley will make for a  sexy Havana Night.

Guests are treated to an intimate candlelit setting to enjoy a classic Cuban cocktail and an authentic Cuban dinner show.

Adoptable Pet Night
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm


Sanctuary Brewing Company is a nano brewery and tap room committed to enriching the lives of humans through our excellent craft beer, and benefiting animals through local advocacy.

Adoptable Pet Night every Wednesday at Sanctuary Brewing.

147 First Ave East

Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Karaoke at The Good Stuff
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

Good Stuff Presents: Karaoke

38 Baileys Branch Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Live Music w/Sons of Ralph
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

Scully’s Bar & Grille Presents: Live Music w/Sons of Ralph

13 W Walnut St, Asheville, NC 28801