Things to Do

Calendar of Events

May
23
Mon
2016
Memorial Day Stars!
May 23 – May 27 all-day
Celebrate National Pet Week! at HandsOn! Hendersonville
Sponsored by Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital.
All Day. Memorial Day Stars! All Ages.
Prepare to celebrate Memorial Day by making stars to use as decorations.
Free with $5 admission/free for members.
May
25
Wed
2016
Hendersonville Live Team Trivia
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Hannah Flanagan’s of Hendersonville Presents: Live Team Trivia

Every Wednesday night at 8 pm, with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and each Saturday night at 9:30 we host “toxic trivia,” an adult-theme contest.

300 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC
Phone: (828) 696-1665

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Warehouse Theatre Presents:  LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

When two Parisian aristocrats grow bored with their days, they enter into a lethal game of seduction and betrayal. When the Marquise de Merteuil challenges her ex-lover Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he develops a fascination with a virtuous married woman as well. As the pawns in their game engage, the consequences prove to be deadly. Swords will be brandished, hearts broken, and lives ravaged as desire drives this decadent tale of unrest in upper class society.
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TAKE THE CAKE KARAOKE W/DJ DP
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

O.Henry’s / THE UNDERGROUND

Asheville’s Gay Bar/An Alternative Industrial Dance Bar

TAKE THE CAKE KARAOKE W/DJ DP

 

Blues & Soul Open Mic Night
May 25 @ 8:30 pm

Tressa’s Jazz & Blues Presents:

Blues & Soul Open Mic Night

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28 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-7072

Dr. Brown’s Team Trivia
May 25 @ 8:30 pm

Barley’s Presents:

Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria - Asheville

Dr. Brown’s Team Trivia every Wednesday at 8:30 pm

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

Phone:(828) 255-0504

 

Country w/Dr. Filth
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Country w/ Dr. Filth

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Snarky Puppy
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

The Orange Peel Presents:

Snarky Puppy

The Orange Peel is a music venue located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. It has a capacity of 1,050 people and has hosted many well known acts, including Black Label Society, GWAR, Bob Dylan, The Alabama Shakes & Medeski Martin & Wood.

Address: 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

SPOONFUL OF TUNES
May 25 @ 9:00 pm
SPOONFUL OF TUNES w/ABBY THE SPOON LADY
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Wednesday Nights 9-11pm
WPVM 103.7 FM
Abby the Spoon Lady
May
26
Thu
2016
Drawing or Painting at John Mac Kah Studio
May 26 @ 9:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Drawing or Painting

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Monday & Thursday, 9-4 p.m.

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

 

A Summer Celebration and the Photographs of Ralph Burns
May 26 @ 10:00 am

A Summer Celebration and the Photographs of Ralph Burns

The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to have one of its travelling exhibitions, Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision, on view at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum through July 24, 2016. The celebration is free and open to the public, and guests will enjoy live music, refreshments and beverages, as well as six different exhibitions currently on view at BRAHM.

Burns has long been recognized as a documentary photographer whose images have captured the diverse and enigmatic nature of ritual and religion, and who has explored the subjective and often defining nature of belief, worship and culture. Like his predecessors — such as Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark and Robert Frank — Burns uses his cameras to probe a constantly shifting human landscape and to document the public and private aspects of culture and religion in transition, often working at the unclear and overlapping intersection of both. Throughout his career Burns has displayed a continuous and persistent interest in the motivations for worship and ritual while maintaining a compassionate and non-judgmental intimacy with his subjects. He has photographed both collective and individualized manifestations of what he sees as a seemingly irrepressible human need to ritualize loss, love and death, and to formally externalize and codify hope and the desire for transcendence.

The photographs in A Persistence of Vision, which was organized by the Asheville Art Museum in 2014, illuminate Burns’s concerns and interactions: an Elvis fan seemingly keeping vigil over a blanketcovered, bed-ridden Elvis icon in Memphis; a penitent in Mexico carrying the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, strapped awkwardly to his back; a man staring hard into the distance while being prayed over for healing at a Marion apparition site in Georgia; a woman in agonized ecstasy struggling with being baptized in the Jordan River in Israel.

A native of Louisiana and a resident of Asheville since 1975, Burns has travelled great distances to photograph a specific event or religious festival. He has photographed in New Orleans, Asheville and Western North Carolina, the American South, Mexico, Cuba, Israel, England, Thailand, Nepal, Afghanistan and Europe. Burns is recognized both nationally and internationally, exhibiting his photographs in museums worldwide.

Monday – Saturday    10 am – 5 pm
Sunday*                 1 pm – 5 pm
*(June – October)

Closed most major holidays (including New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day), and Sundays (November-May).

Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film
May 26 @ 10:00 am

NEW EXHIBITION! Fashionable Romance:  Wedding Gowns in Film

Cornelia in her wedding dress

Biltmore welcomes a new exhibition exploring centuries of wedding fashion through movie costumes and Vanderbilt family heirlooms. More than 40 award-winning costumes from films set in the years 1645 to 1935 will be displayed in Biltmore House. Wedding gowns from iconic movies including “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Out of Africa” will be featured, paired with floral designs complementing each film’s era. Guests will also see a display featuring stories and objects from 60 years of Vanderbilt-Cecil family weddings, along with the first-ever display of the wedding veil worn by Jacqueline Kennedy and her cousin, Mary Lee Ryan in her marriage to William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt.

Jenny Bowen: The Elemental Essence
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

May 20, 2016 – June 25, 2016

The Elemental Essence

Jenny Bowen, an accomplished assemblage artist, photographer and lifelong Ashevillian, is best known for her comprehensive photo documentary project “Faces of Asheville,” from 2009. A multi-award winning assemblage artist, her frequent shows over the last decade have been part of the creative renaissance of Asheville’s Artistic Revival.

The past several years her work has focused on intricately detailed assemblages using scavenged metal ephemera.  This exhibit’s scope of materials is the primal earthiness of natural gleanings from Mother Nature.  Bowen uses a mélange of characters in photographs who speak up from eras past, circa 1860-1960, cameoed within a diverse mixture of natural materials of leaves, nuts, bark, shells and stones.  Canvases vary from urban driftwood, farm lumber and sidings of historic homesteads. This exhibit of work brings into focus the point where cultural worship of nature and ancestors converge.s

The inspiration for finding and incorporating salvaged materials is an artistic process itself.  Creating these works is a synthesis of reclaiming lost objects with stories of their own and then intuitively and creatively combining them into a new story going forward.
While Joseph Cornell is the ultimate muse for much of her work, Bowen found inspiration in artists Hannah Dansie, Amy Friend, Maurizio Anzeri, Lisa Kokin and Butch Anthony – all of whom have a common thread of using found portraits in their art and breathing new life into them through the interaction with the present moment.

After we fade from living memory, and our bodies become part of nature again, all that is left of us and our stories are spectres in photographs. While this exhibit frames the past, it serves to bring an inner reflection about the present and the stories we leave behind.

Point of View: Dawn Roe
May 26 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

Point of View: Dawn Roe

May 20, 2016 – June 25, 2016

A thing re | sembling a win • dow

Public Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 3rd 5-8 pm

Panel Discussion & Performance: June 9th  6-7:30 pm

This exhibition puts the practice of six local and national artists in conversation through the production of both new and re-imagined works realized in response to the ongoing public art project, Window (re/production | re/presentation). Works will include sculptural fabrications, analog photographic process as material, durational painting studies, screen and digital prints, archived audio works, and performance. A panel discussion is scheduled for the week following the public opening.

Included in the exhibition are Bridget Conn (Asheville, NC), McLean Fahnestock (Sango, TN), Dana Hargrove (Maitland, FL), Anna Hegelson (Asheville, NC), Ursula Gullow (Asheville, NC), and Leigh-Ann Pahapill (Toledo, OH and Toronto, ON, Canada). Dawn Roe (Asheville, NC and Winter Park, FL) founded Window (re/production | re/presentation) in the spring of 2013, and will serve as curator for this off-site exhibition.

Thursday Morning Demos
May 26 @ 10:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Thursday Morning Demos –

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– 10 a.m. to noon

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

Biltmore Blooms!
May 26 @ 11:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Girl in Tulips

Each year, Biltmore’s gardens are alive with color as spring arrives. Immense floral displays – featuring nearly 100,000 tulips – across the estate celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy as Biltmore’s master horticulture planner.  Biltmore’s restaurants will feature special menu items, with the Winery offering wine seminars.

Preschool Fun
May 26 @ 11:00 am

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

Preschool Fun (3-6 years old)

Story Time

 

Appalachian Mountain Photography Exhibition
May 26 @ 12:00 pm

13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Contest Exhibition

One of TCVA’s most popular events, dazzling gallery-goers with images by photographers who’ve steeped themselves in the land and culture.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts – 423 West King St. – Boone, NC 28608

Pieces of the Puzzle: Outreach Programs at the Turchin Center
May 26 @ 12:00 pm

Pieces of the Puzzle: Outreach Programs at the Turchin Center

Our outreach coordinator brings the diverse talents of our community into the galleries, to explore how the Boone community makes art.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts – 423 West King St. – Boone, NC 28608

Strange Gardens: Julia Barello
May 26 @ 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.