Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Monday, December 9, 2019
Live Glassblowing Demos
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event

NAT ZEGREE Flat Rock Playhouse
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Join Flat Rock Playhouse dynamo Nat Zegree as he whisks you away on a musical journey celebrating the best holiday music from around the world!!! All proceeds for this special fundraiser performance will benefit the arts at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
ADDED SHOW: Nat Zegree in Feliz Nat-Vidad!
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Due to popular demand, we’re bringing you a SECOND NIGHT of Nat Zegree in Feliz-Natviad! 

 Join us as dynamo Nat Zegree whisks you away on a musical journey celebrating the best holiday music from around the world!!!

Open Mic at Vintage Kava every Tuesday
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Vintage Kava

Open Mic at Vintage Kava

Come share your talent with the community! All acts welcome (music, jokes, dancing, poetry, storytelling, etc)

Stop by to sign up for your slot!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm
Leiman Mainstage at Flat Rock Playhouse
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

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Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Fridays 8:00PM
Saturdays 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sundays 2:00PM

 

A family tradition has come home for the holidays. An all-new production. Sure to delight and entertain.  Join us for the celebration

Handle With Care
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
North Carolina Stage Company

“In this bilingual romantic comedy, circumstances both hilarious and tragic bring together a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man, who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident … or is it destiny, generations in the making?”

“a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy” – The New York Times

Studio Zahiya Dance Spectacular
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Orange Peel

VIP Front Row Seating available!

Join Studio Zahiya as we celebrate the end of the year with a Dance Spectacular! Performances include Studio Zahiya instructors, student dance troupes, our kids and teen groups, and special guests!VIP Front Row Seating available!

The Santaland Diaries
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

When an out of work slacker takes a job as an elf in Macy’s Santaland, his hilarious observations of the shoppers and employees are much more naughty than nice. This one-man-act can only be described one way: crazy funny. It’s the 18th year in a row for this show at ACT! Starring Tom Chalmers.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Live Glassblowing Demos
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grove Arcade - Suite 123

Since 2010 master scientific glass blower, Jason Probstein has been presenting live glassblowing demonstrations here at our art gallery.

And once again we are proud to announce that Jason will be blowing his unique Christmas ornaments and glass artworks here at Mountain Made gallery from now to December 23rd, 2019.

Jason will be demonstrating Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. He will also be blowing glass every Sunday from Noon to 2:00 PM.

We invite you come by Mountain Made for a fun, family-friendly event

Storytime & Art West Asheville Library
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Asheville Library

Come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones! The Education Department staff is visiting public libraries for preschool storytime at locations near your neighborhood.

Storytime & Art takes place at West Asheville Library on second Thursdays.

Our program for preschool-aged students accompanied by an adult is at a library near you! During the school year, come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones.

A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm
Leiman Mainstage at Flat Rock Playhouse
Half Off Thursdays
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville's Fun Depot

Includes All Non Redemption Arcade Games, Activities, and Attractions!

Such as…
Indoor Climbing wall | Indoor/Outdoor Go-karts | Arcade Games | Laser Tag | Bumper Cars | Mini Golf | Mini Bowling | X-Rider Theatre | AeroBall | & More!

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Revolve Now: An Evening of Performance
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Mark your calendars for this very special night at the Museum. Organized by REVOLVE program director and Appalachia Now! artist Colby CaldwellRevolve Now is a three-hour evening of sound, performance, movement, and spoken-word vignettes. Performers—stationed inside and outside the Museum—will animate the space and fill the building with some of this region’s most avant-garde and genre-defying artists. In addition, Arone Dyer will premier a new composition made especially for the event via her Dronechoir project.

Free for Members or included with Museum admission. This performance is presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now! and supported by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Anna Helgeson
Arone Dyer & Dronechoir
Avey Menard
Chandra Shukla
DeWayne Barton
Elaine Bleakney
Elisa Faires
Half|State
Kima Moore
Marcyanne Hannemann
Mountain Bitters
Richard Brewster
Shane Parish
Sonic Parlour
Spectral Habitat
Ted Pope
Zach Cooper

Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now!, in partnership with MAP/REVOLVE.

Performances

Music, dance, performance art, and other live performances bring artworks in our the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions to life. Performances include discussion of the intersections between art forms.

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flood Gallery

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

Mistletoe & Merlot: A Holiday Craft Market
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Radius Chiropractic

One of our goals in this community is to support other small, local businesses. This Holiday season we are excited to host Mistletoe & Merlot, A Holiday Craft Market designed to showcase makers, artist and craftspeople of Asheville.

This is a community event open to all of your family and friends. Come and enjoy FREE wine and food, while browsing items from local vendors. Need to cross some things off your Christmas list? This will be a one stop shop for all of your gift-giving needs.

We are excited to host:

Sweet Abode Artisan Soaps, Asheville Bag Lady, Mommabear Hoodies, Art by Pam Granger Gale, Art by Julie Armbruster, Jewelry by Designed to Dream, Poetry Prints by Morgan Holmes, Stones and Rocks by Carolyn Johnson, Winter wear by Coroin, Pottery from Batton Clayworks and candles and body care by Sage and Sunflowers.

And, don’t miss the raffle, where will be gifting items from each vendor throughout the night!

A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

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Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00PM and 7:30PM
Fridays 8:00PM
Saturdays 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sundays 2:00PM

 

A family tradition has come home for the holidays. An all-new production. Sure to delight and entertain.  Join us for the celebration

Handle With Care
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
North Carolina Stage Company

“In this bilingual romantic comedy, circumstances both hilarious and tragic bring together a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man, who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident … or is it destiny, generations in the making?”

“a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy” – The New York Times

The 10th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Magnetic Theatre

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An Asheville Holiday staple!

Special Event – Join the Bernsteins for their final year of the raucous holiday fun.

The Bernsteins have thrilled and cracked up Asheville audiences with their antics for a decade. With an all-star cast of local acting talent, the show features Best of WNC Award Winner Tracey Johnston-Crum, well-known Lazoom personality Glenn Reed, Erik Moellering, Sarah Felmet, and Darren Marshall, who has played both Santa Claus and Baby Jesus for all ten years of the Spectacular. Directed by Lucia Del Vecchio, the show is sure to be a rollicking comedy romp, that is most certainly not suitable for all audiences.

December 5 – 21, 2019
Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 7:30pm & 10 p.m.

Note: Groupons are not accepted for The 10th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular.

Contra Dance At The OFB
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm
Warren Wilson College

Come on out and Contra Dance with the Old Farmer’s Ball. Free lesson starts at 7:30 PM and the dance starts at 8.