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    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Apr 18 all-day

    Asheville Art Museum :

    Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    on View April 18 – August 16

    Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:00-5:00 p.m.


    Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

    The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

    Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

    This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC


    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 18 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms

    Friday, March 20th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 18 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center : Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images
    Apr 18 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

    Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images


    January 30 – May 23, 2015
    Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
    With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

    Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

    On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

    Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

    Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

    Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

    and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

    56 Broadway

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 350-8484

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 18 all-day

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

    12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

     April 3 – June 6, 2015

    Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing

    AMPC is a partnership program between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center. One of the region’s most prestigious photography competitions, AMPC attracts photographs by amateur and professional photographers from across the country with over 1,000 submissions last year. AMPC celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

    For more information and for updates, visit or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608


    WNC AG Center : WNC Junior Beef Spring Classic
    Apr 18 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    WNC Junior Beef Spring ClassicMCGOUGH ARENA4/17/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    Asheville City Market
    Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm









    Asheville City Market

    Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

    April 4 – December 19, 2015

    Find the freshest, best-tasting food around + local artisan products in two locations for your convenience: downtown and South Asheville! EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted.

    Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs, Growing Minds @ Market activities, and more. Follow Asheville City Market on Facebook and Twitter!

    Public Works Building

    161 South Charlotte Street

    Asheville, NC

    Yancey County Farmers Market
    Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Yancey County Farmers Market

    The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

    Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

    • Saturday
      8:30am — 12:30pm
    Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
    Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

    We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:

    Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

    • Saturday
      9am — 1pm
    Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
    Warren Wilson hosts Fiddles & Folklife
    Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Warren Wilson to host Fiddles & Folklife April 18


    Warren Wilson College will host Fiddles & Folklife, an annual Appalachian folklife festival and old-time music competition, April 18 from 11 a.m.5 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in and around Bryson Gym near the north entrance to campus.


    Fiddles & Folklife features an old-time music contest, including categories for fiddle, banjo and string band, as well as a youth category for banjo and fiddle contests. Musicians will compete for cash prizes.  There are no entry fees for the contests.


    In addition to the contests, the Youth Fiddle Showcase, a non-judged performance, is open to fiddlers age 7 and younger, and to those who have been playing fewer than two years.


    Musicians can contact Phil Jamison at 828-771-3722 or [email protected] for more information.


    Other activities at the festival include old-time music jam sessions, a hammered dulcimer raffle, food and craft vendors, cakewalks and folklife demonstrators.

    Lagniappe An Introduction to Some Musical Friends of John Heliker
    Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm


    An Introduction to Some Musical Friends of John Heliker 

    performance by Pianist John Cobb


    Saturday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.
    Asheville Art Museum
    Free with membership or Museum admission

    One of Asheville’s premier interpreters of contemporary music, Dr. John Cobb, will present an informal concert in the Appleby Memorial Foundation Gallery at the Asheville Art Museum, where the exhibition John Heliker: The Order of Things, 60 Years of Paintings and Drawings is on view through May 2. The program will include works by mid-20th century composers from the International Society of Contemporary Music with whom Heliker was associated, including Lou Harrison, John Cage and Samuel Barber, among others.
    The Altamont Theatre : Dying to Live Theatre
    Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm

    The Altamont Theatre :

    WHEN: Sunday April 19, 2015
    DOORS: 3pm | SHOW: 4pm
    GENRE:  experimental theatre
    AGES:  All Ages
    SEATING:  This is a seated show, first come first serve

    The Altamont Theatre

    18 Church St

    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 348-5327

    Asheville Tourists vs Greenville
    Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm

    Asheville Tourists vs Greenville

    April 18th

    6:05 pm

    McCormick Field Stadium

    30 Buchanan Place

    Asheville, NC 28801


    The Vanishing Wheelchair : Magic, Mirth & Meaning
    Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm

    The Vanishing Wheelchair : Magic, Mirth & Meaning

                “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” continues monthly at St. Mary’s Church at 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville, North Carolina as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Now in its third year, if you have not brought your family, you are missing some real magic. The stage is filled with people with varying disabilities, and their supporters, sharing their true colors with talents in story telling, singing, magic, and juggling on January 17 at 6:30 p.m. The show is free to the public with donations greatly appreciated. The hour-and-a-half event continues each month on February 21, March 21, April 18, with more dates to be announced.

    Inspired by the mystifying misdirection of Ricky D. Boone who uses magic and comedy to make his disability a great ability, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. has garnered the public’s imagination as it sees that anything is possible. “A magic show has always been an ultimate goal of The Vanishing Wheelchair,” says T.J. Shimeld, president and co-founder of the non-profit. “It gives an opportunity for people with disabilities to showcase their talents and work with one another as an ensemble. Everyone is the star of the show.” In fact, the non-profit is actively seeking future stars. “Come to the show and tell us about your talent. You could be part of a future production!”

    Funds from the shows are being used to launch “All Things Possible” with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. “We are looking to share our talents with other organizations that work with people with disabilities,” explains Shimeld. “We would like to bring a free meal, and offer lectures and workshops free of charge to their members.” Participants may learn skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working. “Our ultimate goal is to have our own space from which to offer these shows, lectures, and workshops,” Shimeld states, “and a hands-on museum at which children can experience activities to feel what it is like to live with a disability.”

    Tickets for the monthly fundraiser shows at St. Mary’s may be purchased online at A suggested donation of $10 for adult tickets and $5 for children tickets is appreciated. Or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina 28804, or call 828-645-2941.

    For more information on “All Things Possible” contact T.J. Shimeld at [email protected], 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina 28655. Call 828-391-6965.

    NC Stage : An Iliad
    Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm

    NC Stage : An Iliad

    An Iliad

    Mar. 25th — Apr. 19th, 2015

    Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

    Presented in partnership with Immediate Theatre Project.

    This modern and breathtaking retelling of Homer’s classic epic will keep you on the edge of your seat. This timeless story, told here through the modern lens of recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, shines a light on the grief and the glory of war.

    NC Stage

    15 Stage Lane

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 239.0263

    Pisgah Brewing Company : The LazybirdsLive Recording for Future Release!
    Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

    Pisgah Brewing Company :

    The LazybirdsLive Recording for Future Release!

    Pisgah Brewing Company

    150 Eastside Drive

    Black Mountain, NC


    Phone 828.669.0190

    U.S. Cellular Center: Asheville Symphony
    Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

    U.S. Cellular Center:

    Saturday, April 18, 2015


    Asheville Symphony Chorus, WCU Concert Choir

    8:00 PM / DOORS 7:00 PM

    $22 – $62 (student prices available)

    – See more at:

    U.S. Cellular Center

    87 Haywood Street

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 259-5736

    Jack of the Wood : BRADFORD LEE FOLK w/ Savannah Smith Band
    Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm

    Jack of the Wood : BRADFORD LEE FOLK  w/  Savannah Smith Band

    Saturday April 18th

    9 p.m.$8

    Jack of the Wood

    95 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 252.5445

    The Grey Eagle : Dirty Bourbon River Show
    Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle

    The Grey Eagle :

    Dirty Bourbon featured image
    Apr 18 Sat
    8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room.
    9pm $10

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    One Stop Deli & Bar : An Evening w/ Wavy Train
    Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm

    One Stop Deli & Bar :


    An Evening w/ Wavy Train

    Tickets: $5
    Ages: 21+

    One Stop Deli & Bar

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801