Calendar of Events

Celebrate National Pet Month with Recycled Critter Craft
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day

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All day. Celebrate National Pet Month with Recycled Critter Craft. All ages. 
What type of critter can you engineer from recycled materials? Can your critter move? How many legs does it have?
 This STEM event will get us ready for National Pet Week in May! Sponsored by the Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital.
 Free with $5 admission/free for members.

Rosdon Mall, 318 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792

15th annual Dining Out for Life
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Dining Out For Life

Join friends, clients, family, co-workers, and more than 100 area restaurants

for the 15th annual Dining Out For Life® benefit

to support the mission of the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP).

20% of your bill at any of these locations will be donated to WNCAP.

Shoemaking with Michael Ismerio
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day

Shoemaking with Michael Ismerio

Tobacco Turnshoe

10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles


Apr 27-30

This is an old style shoe with a button and flap closure and a very thin sole. The shoe is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. The sole is a mixture of rubber powder and glue which is pasted on the shoe in whatever thickness is desired. It also allows the wearer to indefinitely add more rubber as the old rubber wears away. These shoes allow you to feel the ground below your feet and have wonderful traction on rocks. I call them my hiking slippers and consider them my most comfortable shoes.

One Stop Deli & Bar : Phish N’ Chips – FREE SHOW
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One Stop Deli & Bar :

Phish N' Chips - FREE SHOW


Tickets: FREE
Ages: All Ages

One Stop Deli & Bar

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm




A master of satire known for his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris is a bestselling author, NPR humorist (with segments on This American Life), playwright and Grammy®-nominated comedian.

Sedaris is the author of NakedMe Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimWhen You Are Engulfed in Flames, a host of hilarious personal essays, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, all of which became immediate bestsellers. His sister, Amy Sedaris, is a comedian and author in her own right, and the two siblings have written several plays together under the name “The Talent Family.” David’s newest project, Theft By Finding, is a collection of diary entries and is set to be released in 2017.

Stick around before and after the show! David Sedaris will be signing books in the Peace Concert Hall lobby.

Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
West African Dancing @ YMI Cultural Center
Apr 27 @ 11:30 pm


West African Dancing

Thursdays at 7:30

Admission is Free!

West African dance class with Nadirah Rahman, Artistic Director of La’Ney West African Dance & Percussion.

All ages and levels welcomed!

For more information, call Nadirah Rahman at (336) 908-0987.

Event preceded at 6:30 by West African Drumming.


YMI Cultural Center-Activity Room (Suite 39D)
39 S. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801

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Live Music w/Station Underground
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Creekside Taphouse Presents:

Live Music w/Station Underground

8 Beverly Rd, Asheville, NC 28805

Alien Music Club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm

Barley’s Presents:

Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria - Asheville

Alien Music Club

Alien Music Club is an eclectic blend of alternative music in diverse musical genres ranging from all forms of rock to jazz to funk to anything in between with intelligent lyrics and a playful sense of humor.

Barley’s is located at 42 Biltmore Avenue in Downtown Asheville, NC 28801

Phone:(828) 255-0504

Dueling Pianos
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm

The Grove Park Inn Presents: Dueling Pianos at Elaine’s Piano Bar

290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

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Harold Night: Long Form Improv Comedy
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm

Harold Night: Long Form Improv Comedy

The early show features the best long-form performers in Greenville doing the most classic format, the Harold.

1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601

International w/ DJ Flypaper
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: International w/ DJ Flypaper

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
The Rainbow Community School is Raising Money by MAGIC!
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

The Rainbow Community School is Raising Money by MAGIC!

The Rainbow Community School has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic toAsheville on April 28 and 29 to raise money for the school. “Magical Moments of Asheville” is a two day magic festival beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday with The Vanishing Wheelchair’s “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” show and continuing all day Saturday with workshops on magic and juggling, a talk from Appalachian Faerie Folk School, a Kids Magic Show at 3 p.m., and a closing show at 8 p.m. highlighting variety performers of Asheville. All events will be held at the Rainbow Community Center, 60 State Street, inAsheville.


The festival will open Friday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.’s show “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” featuring numerous talents of people with disabilities and those who wish to help them. The family audience will enjoy singing, story telling, and of course magic all with a deeper meaning of tolerance for other’s differences.

The magic continues Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with Wendal Wandell’s Wonder Workshop in The Principles of Magic teaching beginner magic tricks followed at 11 a.m. with his Juggling Gestures teaching the fundamentals of juggling. At 1 p.m. Appalachian Faerie Folk School’s  founder and storyteller Vixi Jil Glenn will share faerie stories, crafts, and even an enchanted walk-about (weather permitting). Other fun surprises will continue throughout the day.

From 3 to 4 p.m. a special children’s magic show matinee will be performed by local kid show entertainers from the Western North Carolina Magic Club. The festival will close at 8 p.m. with the Magical Moments of Asheville show featuring local talents of the Carolinas including local celebrity, comedian, and magic shop owner Ricky D. Boone, magician and theatrical entertainer Wendal Wandell, cardician and magician Bobbini, Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth with jugglers Keith Campbell and Walter Beals, and famed WLOS’s Tales from the Red Rocker, Storylady Gwenda LedBetter, among others.

“We are delight to join such a magical school,” says T.J. Shimeld, president and co-founder of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. Magical Moments of Asheville will be a mutual fundraiser for the Rainbow Community School and The Vanishing Wheelchair to help support their goals.

Founded in 1977, the Rainbow Community School offers a private, independent, and alternative educational program for preschool through middle school-aged children that draws from the best in current educational thinking and holistic models of child development. Recognized nationally as a leader in contemplative and mindfulness education, its progressive program through collaborative projects supports the development of the whole child in seven domains: mental, spiritual, emotional, moral/social, physical, natural, and creative. The child-centered curriculum is designed to inspire curiosity through experiential thematic units of study. The Rainbow Community School encourages children to master essential learning skills that encourage self-directed exploration.

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities find their passion and meaning through the arts. The Vanishing Wheelchair has used the proceeds from the events it hosts to launch “All Things Possible” to teach skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working to everyone, including people with disabilities. A sampling of these workshops in magic and juggling will be featured at the magic festival. Eventually the non-profit wishes to expand to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.


Tickets and a full itinerary will be available in the Rainbow Community School’s office, online, and at the door. Each event will be priced separately at $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Drag Show at O’Henry’s
Apr 28 @ 12:30 am


Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar


WNC Farmer’s Market
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am

WNC Farmer’s Market

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570 Brevard Road, in Asheville, North Carolina

8-6pm Daily

Biltmore Blooms
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Courtney Dodd & Nicholaus Fruin
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am


Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

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The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:


207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801