Browse through upcoming arts and theater events in Hendersonville, NC, including musicals, plays, operas, and more.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Fringe Fest 2020
Jan 19 – Jan 26 all-day
Fringe Fest Various Locations

100 ticketed show times from local, national and international artists, we have FREE Random Acts of Fringe popping up all over town, all week long, and lots of parties!  The Kickoff party returns to the Lazy Diamond at 7 pm, co-hosted by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, from 6-9pm, on Sunday, January 19th. Check out the new Artist Wine Party, hosted by Zapow Gallery, 7 pm, Tuesday, January 21st. Free after-parties return, starting at 10 pm, Thursday at Sly Grog, Friday at Mothlight and Saturday at The Block Off Biltmore, There you can enjoy more Random Acts of Fringe, meet the artists and chat about your favorite shows! See AshevilleFringe.org for all the details.

RiverLink’s Art & Poetry Contest Grades PreK-12
Jan 19 all-day
online
Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2020 at Blue Spiral
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Blue Spiral

Into the Blue_ Artist Invitational 2020

Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition presents artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year’s show features nine artists working in a range of media, including painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, and wood.

Artists: Anna Buckner, Mark Flowers, David Knox, Hiromi Moneyhun, Kris Rehring, Ben Strear, Gregor Turk

Knit-n-Give
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

The Last Great Hunt’s New Owner
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm
Tina McGuire Theatre

The Last Great Hunt's New Owner by Arielle Gray and Tim Watts, January 16 & 17, 2020 at 8pm; Jan. 18 at 2pm & 8pm; Jan. 19 at 2pm & 7pm

Bart is a boisterous puppy at the shelter, and Mabel is a lonely widow. The day they find each other marks the beginning of a profound friendship. But Mabel is old, and Bart is young – and, suddenly, he’s alone. Combining puppetry, live action and animation, New Owner transports audiences to a world full of adventures, told from a dog’s perspective. From the minds of Arielle Gray and Tim Watts, founding members of Australian theatre collective The Last Great Hunt, comes a touching and stunningly beautiful new story about loss, friendship and new beginnings — an up-close and personal experience at the intimate Tina McGuire Theatre.

Brilliant Traces
Jan 19 @ 2:30 pm
ACT 35Below

Brilliant Traces is compelling story about two people, Rosannah and Henry, who have both suffered from a series of unfortunate circumstances throughout their lives. One night, after traveling for many days with little to no rest, Rosannah mysteriously shows up on Henry’s doorstep, in Alaska. As Henry and Rosannah begin to open up to one another, they come to the realization that they both have had serious and emotionally complicated lives. Directed by Robert Dale Walker; Starring Shari Azar and Thomas Trauger.

Fringe Fest Kickoff Party
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lazy Diamond
The festival is bigger and more diverse than ever. Surprising themes that emerged from the collective creative mind this year are Revenge and Murder! and Culinary Delights! Dark Horse Theater is premiering “Ripper”, a goth punk phantasmagoria of 1970s New York, where there’s a killer on the loose. Edwin Salas presents “Dracula Killed My Mother” a time travel horror story based on real life personal events.”Lupita’s Revenge” is a shadow puppet vengeance play with a live soundtrack of Latin American classics and 80’s covers.

On the culinary side, we have “Dinner Bell” from Taproot Ensemble, a dance, song and storytelling exploration of what you’re not supposed to talk about at the dinner table, southern style. Includes treats from Early Girl Eatery. Lauren French brings us “Intimate Dinner or ‘Tap water is fine'”, a comic solo show about fine dining. A celebrity chef will perform actual cooking demos with audience help. Customers become more demanding, chaos ensues. Will the server keep her cool?

Our Fringe always has a strong dance component and this year is no exception with returning favorites like Yuhas and Company and Stewart Owen Dance, plus 16 other works incorporating dance.

Music will ring out through many shows and, of course, the parties. We have several experimental works, a growing theme over the last few years, including Perspective Collective (“The Pride of Pripyat” an opera about Chernobyl), Matthew Marcum (“Hymns and Oscillations” healing frequencies), and Emmalee Hunnicutt (“Biophilia” multimedia meditation on local green space).

Solo shows, interactive theater, and puppetry abound along with things that defy category, like “Ra Ra RA Da Da Da” a dadaist experiment in avant-garde, marginal, post neo-absurdist after-hours durational variety cabaret! The 18th annual Fringe has something for every weirdo.

Find all the shows, ticketed and free, searchable by venue and date on our newly revamped website AshevilleFringe.org

The Last Great Hunt’s New Owner
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
Tina McGuire Theatre

The Last Great Hunt's New Owner by Arielle Gray and Tim Watts, January 16 & 17, 2020 at 8pm; Jan. 18 at 2pm & 8pm; Jan. 19 at 2pm & 7pm

Bart is a boisterous puppy at the shelter, and Mabel is a lonely widow. The day they find each other marks the beginning of a profound friendship. But Mabel is old, and Bart is young – and, suddenly, he’s alone. Combining puppetry, live action and animation, New Owner transports audiences to a world full of adventures, told from a dog’s perspective. From the minds of Arielle Gray and Tim Watts, founding members of Australian theatre collective The Last Great Hunt, comes a touching and stunningly beautiful new story about loss, friendship and new beginnings — an up-close and personal experience at the intimate Tina McGuire Theatre.

Monday, January 20, 2020
Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2020 at Blue Spiral
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral

Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition presents artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year’s show features nine artists working in a range of media, including painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, and wood.

Artists: Anna Buckner, Mark Flowers, David Knox, Hiromi Moneyhun, Kris Rehring, Ben Strear, Gregor Turk

Into the Blue_ Artist Invitational 2020

Itch to Stitch Weaverville Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Weaverville Library

Itch to Stitch

Bring your current needle project and work while socializing with other like-minded crafters

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2020 at Blue Spiral
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral

Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition presents artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year’s show features nine artists working in a range of media, including painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, and wood.

Artists: Anna Buckner, Mark Flowers, David Knox, Hiromi Moneyhun, Kris Rehring, Ben Strear, Gregor Turk

Into the Blue_ Artist Invitational 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2020 at Blue Spiral
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral

Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition presents artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year’s show features nine artists working in a range of media, including painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, and wood.

Artists: Anna Buckner, Mark Flowers, David Knox, Hiromi Moneyhun, Kris Rehring, Ben Strear, Gregor Turk

Into the Blue_ Artist Invitational 2020

Reception: Glass Center Artists at The Mars Hill University Weizenblatt Gallery
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Mars Hill University Weizenblatt Gallery

The Mars Hill University Weizenblatt Gallery is showing a collection of works created by North Carolina Glass Center artists. The reception will be held on Wednesday, January 22. You’ll have an opportunity to see the works and to meet and talk with the artists. The exhibition runs daily through February 6.

Weizenblatt Gallery is in the Moore Fine Arts Building on the Mars Hill University campus.  As always, the reception and the gallery are free.

Documentary Film on the History of Lynching in America
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
Highsmith Student Union Grotto.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Documentary Film on the History of Lynching in America

  • Always in SeasonThis 2019 film, produced and directed by Jacqueline Olive, won the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency at the Sundance Film Festival. Reporting on four American communities where descendants of victims and perpetrators are working together to heal, the film explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today – 7 p.m., Highsmith Student Union Grotto.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Into the Blue: Artist Invitational 2020 at Blue Spiral
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Blue Spiral

Blue Spiral 1’s most diverse annual exhibition presents artists who have never previously shown in the gallery. This year’s show features nine artists working in a range of media, including painting, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, and wood.

Artists: Anna Buckner, Mark Flowers, David Knox, Hiromi Moneyhun, Kris Rehring, Ben Strear, Gregor Turk

Into the Blue_ Artist Invitational 2020

Half Off Thursdays
Jan 23 @ 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!

https://www.facebook.com/events/323685011602260/?event_time_id=323685171602244

Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm
Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center

Join us as we present the documentary film “Come Hell or High Water, Remembering the Flood of 1916” by award-winning filmmaker David Weintraub.  Interviews with survivors and their children bring this film alive with the heartbreak, courage, resilience and benevolence of the mountain people.
David founded the Center for Cultural Preservation and is dedicated to preserving mountain heritage and sharing our cultural treasures through oral history projects, documentary films, public programs, books, education and more.
True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Jan 23 @ 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.

Family Fringe Fest: URIKUBU: Language without Frontiers
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
Magnetic Theater.

La Gaviota Teatro brings their multidisciplinary theatre work “URIKUBU: Language without Frontiers” from Mexico City to the Magnetic Theater. Have you ever seen a dragon being born or met the God of Time? Through puppetry, live music, dance and a language made up just for this show, experience the magic. 3 shows: Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 pm, Friday, Jan. 24 at 5 pm, Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 pm.

City Dance
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
Landmark Hal

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.