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Kiln Building for Woodfire with Eric Knoche @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm

5-Day Workshop
August 13-17
Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm

In this hands-on workshop we will be building two small wood fired kilns: a soft brick, top loading, long-throat train kiln as well as a fast-fire, catenary arch kiln for vapor glazing made from high alumina brick. We will cover kiln design for general functionality and specific characteristics, site prep, foundation layout, and various brick laying techniques. Other topics will include arch form design, chimney construction, and buttressing for support. Kiln site workflow, maintenance and repair and wood processing will also be discussed. Students will leave this workshop with the functional knowledge necessary to build their own kiln.

Level: All levels
Tuition: $595, No Lab Fee

Menopause the Musical @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm

Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 17 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead.

Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”

Performance schedule:

Tuesday, August 14 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, August 16 at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m.

Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

$1/Pint of Lorelai to AVL Fire Fighters Association Foundation @ Bhramari Brewing Company
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 4:00 am

Our August add $1 partner is the Asheville Fire Fighters Association Foundation. Join us August 15th to see a performance from their Pipe and Drum Band and check out a Fire Engine in person. Or visit any day between August 15th-September 14th to buy a pint of Lorelai IPA. We’ll donate $1 for every pint sold.


$1 from Molly’s Lips to NC Craft Beverage Museum @ Bhramari Brewing Company
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 5:00 am

“The North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting our state’s craft beverage story, and celebrates its role in building and defining our local, state, and national community.”

Join us as Bhramari as we donate $1 from every pint of Molly’s Lips Black Gose sold to the museum to help them continue working on research, collecting oral histories, and produce traveling exhibits.


Tonic Thursdays Featuring Unique Gin & Tonic Cocktails @ The Poe House
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 3:00 am

Gin & Tonic- A simple and classic drink perfect for novice drinkers as well as seasoned veterans. Clean, crisp and refreshing, Gin and Tonic is everything you could ask for in a cocktail, so much so we are devoting a whole theme to it. On Thursdays we offer Tonic Thursday’s. We’ll introduce you to a whole new way of drinking G & T with a rotating special each week: A different tonic, a different gin, and so many different garnishes to choose from we’ll just keep searching for that perfect combination and include you in the process.

This Weeks Feature- Blueberry- Thyme Gin & Tonic- Tanqueray Rangpur Gin, Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water, Blueberries, Fresh Thyme, Cane Sugar Syrup, Lemon Wheel


Theology Beer Camp @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

To celebrate Homebrewed Christianity’s 10th year of podcasting, we wanted to do something a little special for this edition of #theologybeercamp. This year, we will be hosting Theology Beer Camp in an actual brewery, in HBC’s home state.

The theme for this edition of Theology Beer Camp is Resurrecting Prophetic Christianity. We’ve got activist theologian Robyn Henderson-Espinoza joining us for the fun, as well as Lindenwood University prof and deacon of dialectical theology W. Travis McMaken, Bill Leonard, and a bunch of our podcasting friends…

In addition to extremely nerdy talks, hanging out with other theology nerds just like you, you’ll also be getting some of the best craft beer in the Southeast. And in case we forgot to mention, all of the beer you can drink is included in the price of your ticket. One more time for the people in the back – your ticket to Theology Beer Camp gets you free beer from Habitat Brewing Co. for the entire weekend!

And make sure you join our friends from Brew Theology for an awesome pre-event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brew-theology-pre-theology-beer-camp-event-tickets-46305749744?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing


DELI LlaMMMa Food Truck @ One World Brewing West
Aug 16 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 3:00 am

Every piece of the Deli Llammma Food Truck was built by the owner, a couple of their amazing friends, a superhero dad, and a beautiful lady partner. Their goal is to outsource as many products as they can from our local network of growers, farmers, butchers, and bakers so that our community families can thrive. Taste the love Y’all! See more at:



Ralph Burns Photo Show Opening @ Elephant Gallery
Aug 16 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 2:00 am





The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Collaboration) @ The Mothlight
Aug 16 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 2:00 am

***Tickets become available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

COLLABORATION Prepare a five-minute story about teamwork. Dynamic duos, helping hands, partners in crime. United by a common goal, allied by a mutual enemy. Collective efforts in the kitchen, field or boardroom. Overcoming differences, agreeing to disagree. Celebrating in victory or commiserating in defeat. I jump, you jump. 1,2,3…


For more details on preparing a Moth story if you’d like to participate, follow the link above.

It is brilliant and quietly addictive” – The London Guardian

“New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” – The Wall Street Journal

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.

Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.


Uncle Kurtis Album Release Show w/ Seven and a Half Giraffe + Over the Edge @ Asheville Music Hall
Aug 16 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 2:00 am

Genre: Psyche-Punk
Cover: $5 Suggested Donation
Show: 7PM (Doors: 6PM)
Ages: ALL AGES (under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian)

Asheville Music Hall is proud to host the Uncle Kurtis Album Release Show.

Uncle Kurtis

Launched in August, 2017, Asheville-based psyche/punk band Uncle Kurtis is on-the-rise for its originality, musicianship and captivating performances. The band’s growing list of completely original songs blends their interests in punk, prog-rock, metal, classic rock, and countless other influences. Its debut album “Let’s Kill Uncle Kurtis” is due out worldwide on August 15 via New York-based Girth Records.
To pre-order the album, visit http://unclekurtis.bandcamp.com.

vid: https://youtu.be/HbJTVSnHAxg

Opening for Uncle Kurtis will be #Asheville youth rock bands Over the Edge and Seven and a Half Giraffe. Leveraging their common roots in Experience Music of Asheville, these exciting young groups are pioneering new opportunities and setting new standards for up-and-coming youth bands.

vid: https://youtu.be/MjfvPG0hd3U


Asheville Tourists vs. Hickory Crawdads @ Asheville Tourists Baseball Club
Aug 16 @ 11:05 pm – Aug 17 @ 2:05 am

Thirsty Thursday Presented by Catawba Brewing & 105.9 The Mountain includes $1 beers and cokes.


Greenville Drive x Carolina Panthers @ Greenville Drive at Fluor Field
Aug 16 @ 11:05 pm – Aug 17 @ 2:05 am

Carolina Panthers and the Greenville Drive will partner for Football Night in partnership with the Two States. One Team. Tour.

At each game, the first 1,500 fans in the ballpark will receive a Panthers t-shirt! All games will appearances by Sir Purr, the TopCats, PurrCussion, the Black & Blue Crew and Panthers alumni players. The Play60 Truck will be on hand to feature exciting interactive stations and activities for children at select ballparks.


The Temptations and The Four Tops @ Biltmore
Aug 16 @ 11:30 pm – Aug 17 @ 2:30 am

About the artists:
The Temptations and the Four Tops hit the South Terrace stage for performances of their classics “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).”

The 2018 Biltmore Concert Series Line-Up:
Aug. 2 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger
Aug. 3 – Jay Leno
Aug. 9 – for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle
Aug. 11 – An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Aug. 16 – The Temptations and The Four Tops

Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, with breathtaking twilight views of Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sponsored by PNC

Please note: All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Children must be 10 years or older to attend most concerts. Tickets may be purchased at www.biltmore.com/concerts, or by calling 866-336-1255; or in person at Biltmore’s Reservation and Ticketing Sales Center, 1 Lodge St., Asheville, NC 28803. Performers and dates are subject to change.


Aug 17 all-day

For the seventh consecutive year, the Asheville Habitat
ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village is encouraging residents to show off their
creativity and talent for a chance to win in the ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist
studio, chicken coop…tree house, playhouse, tiny house…if you recently built a structure like
this using predominantly reused building materials, Habitat wants to know. The contest runs
July 1-August 31 and submissions must be sent electronically. Information and entry form will
be available on ashevillehabitat.org starting July 1 st .
The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed
predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they
make using materials purchased at the ReStore. This contest is a great way to showcase their
projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable materials,” said Scott
Stetson, ReStore General Manager.  Five judges will select winners in the following categories: Furniture, Homesteading, Live
and/or Work Space, Home Décor, Youth (age 16 and under), and Best in Show. Winners will
be announced in

Best of 2018 by Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool @ NC
Aug 17 all-day

Students at the Visual Arts Preschool at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design engage with pre-K education fundamentals through a dynamic, arts based curriculum. Literacy, numeracy, social skills, community building, cultural and environmental studies are approached through an art and design thinking lens, as students explore learning concepts experientially across multiple platforms.

The Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool ‘Best of 2018’ collection is a cross section of the diverse pre-K education program and includes investigations into art movements, community and culture, storytelling, and creative play.

Chihuly at Biltmore @ Biltmore House
Aug 17 all-day

The Biltmore Estate has been planning the largest exhibition in its historic gardens for almost a decade. And finally, last week, Chihuly at Biltmore opened with a mega installation of glass sculptures from the famous artist Dale Chihuly. Tens of thousands of glass pieces from all around the world reside in 14 locations around the Estate (which is the very first large-scale N.C. Chihuly installation).

The exhibition is up from now until Oct. 7th, free admission with a Biltmore day pass (and free for annual pass holders)Chihuly at Nightis a special, ongoing event where the glass sculptures are lit up, plus live music in the gardens + a wine bar. Tickets are $37.50 for kids + range from $65 – 75 for adults ($10 discount for pass holders).

Three new works
 were blown just for Biltmore, and 6 new compositions were put together.

Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS, Momentum Gallery @ Momentum Gallery
Aug 17 all-day

Asheville, NC—Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville is pleased to participate in the Summer of Glass, a WNC celebration of glass art in conjunction with the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate, May-October 2018. The gallery exhibition, Reflections (July 1-August 25) nods to the Gilded Age, a period during the late 19th Century when the Biltmore Estate was conceived and constructed by railway tycoon George Vanderbilt. This curated exhibition features recent work by some of the country’s top contemporary glass artists with many of the works in the collection speaking to Vanderbilt’s aesthetic of opulence, grandeur, and beauty. Other conceptual pieces examine concepts of memory and history, referencing the “downstairs” or “behind the scenes” of the palatial mansion as well. Sophisticated sculptures and stylish wall pieces incorporate a variety of glass techniques and explore the intricate detailing, ornamentation, and drama indicative of the Gilded Age. This Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Reflections includes works by: Thor & Jennifer Bueno, Amber Cowan, Jennifer Halvorson, Alli Hoag, Joanna Manousis, Andy Paiko, Kit Paulson, Pablo Soto, and Tim Tate.

Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance @ NC Arboretum
Aug 17 all-day

This exquisite, interactive exhibit is designed to inspire and educate visitors about the storied history and evocative power of scent while taking them on a full sensory journey, literally! Blending flora, fashion and science, Making Scents showcases some of Mother Nature’s most fragrant botanicals and unveils the plants and flowers behind some of the world’s most iconic perfumes. Visitors will explore the mysterious power of the sense of smell, learn about the artistry and science behind the fragrance industry and even compose their own basic fragrance.

From traditional harvest and extraction methods to chemical combinations of synthetic fragrances, Making Scents uncovers the technical processes behind fragrance creation through an immersive, multisensory experience. Art, passion and craft come together inside the exhibit’s iconic bottle display, which showcases the unique designs of more than 100 perfume bottles, some dating back to ancient the Greek and Roman eras. By integrating horticulture, history and pop culture, Making Scents is sure to enlighten the senses and engage the minds of visitors about the fragrance industry and the living world in a fun, dynamic way.

Mamma Mia! @ Flat Rock Playhouse
Aug 17 all-day

The #1 most requested musical at FRP and international phenomenon…MAMMA MIA!

Dance the night away to such ABBA favorites as “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All” and “Thank you for the Music” in this delightful musical comedy and Broadway sensation.

Following the release of the brand new musical movie, Mamma Mia 2 in movie theaters on July 20th, see where it all began at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage from July 27th to August 18th as WE present Mamma Mia!

Matinees: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM

Evenings: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30PM. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM

Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage
2661 Greenville Highway Flat Rock, NC 28731

Menopause the Musical @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Aug 17 @ 12:00 am – 2:30 am

COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 16 years!

Tickets: $50 Orchestra; $45 Balcony