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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month
Jul 14 – Jul 31 all-day
Throughout Henderson County

July is the Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month in Henderson County, hosted by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Explore three distinct trails guide visitors through the towns of Hendersonville and Flat Rock, and into the Blue Ridge Mountain countryside, showcasing 18 nationally-renowned artists in their studios and galleries on this self-guided tour.

Community Tool School Online Summer Camp: Dyeing For A Picnic
Jul 14 – Jul 17 all-day
Online

Flyers for online summer camps. Rockin' Paper Scissors, Hammer Time and Dyeing for a Picnic

Dyeing For A Picnic is 5 days of textile crafts. Participants will dye fabric, hand sew, create a hand bound journal, make reusable beeswax food wraps and learn cord knotting techniques. Recommended age 11+, with adult supervision – participants will be using chemical dye and will need access to the stove to melt beeswax. All materials are included in the kit and there will be a daily check in and video tutorials. Course runs July 13 – 17. $70 pp.

Girl Power: Virtual Dance Camp for Girls
Jul 14 all-day
Online

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Welcome to Zahiya Online’s LIVE dance classes! We are so excited to have you and big hugs and high fives for taking time for you and your wellbeing.
Our classes are for everyone and every body. All are welcome and all are celebrated, you belong in class.
Once you register for class, we will email you the Zoom link, get yourself set up and meet us online!
Here ‘s a little bit more about how it works:
Lincoln Center at Home presents Ballet Hispánico
Jul 14 all-day
Online

Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Ballet Hispánico presents choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia – a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera. Recorded at Lincoln Center, this riveting, imaginative and theatrical performance will be available online until Tuesday, July 14.

 

Smokin’ Hot Summer Online Vendor Event
Jul 14 @ 6:00 am – Jul 19 @ 11:45 pm
Online

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Come and hang out with us as a bunch of small businesses show you their products, play games, and participate in giveaways! It will be so fun!

Please fill out the registration form in the ticket link to join as a vendor and pay your fee.

“The Many Faces of Chimney Rock” Photo Contest
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am – Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock Park

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 – FRIDAY, JULY 31

Summer “The Many Faces of Chimney Rock” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

Summer is all about outdoor fun, spending quality time together as a family and taking in the wonderful sights of nature. During this time of year, it’s easy to find many human faces in the Park, but you can also see other faces as well. Whether it’s faces of animals, faces in the rock formations, or even outlines of faces in the ground. Be sure to submit your best photo interpretation into our summer-themed “The Many Faces of Chimney Rock” Photo Contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you can win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

CONTEST RULES:

  1. There is no fee to enter the contest. All photographs must be taken inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park only in areas accessible to guests between January 1, 2020 – February 29, 2020.
    The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers.
  2. Up to three photos per person can be submitted via any of the following ways to be eligible to win:
    1. Facebook: First, like the Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park page and share our photo contest post on your wall. Then post your photo to our wall with the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words) through your personal Facebook account. Next, send us a private message including your contact information specified in rule #3.
    2. Pinterest: First, re-pin our photo contest pin to one of your boards and follow our 2017 The Different Seasons of Chimney Rock Spring Photo Contest Board so we can easily contact you. Then pin your photo with the hashtags #chimneyrock AND #photocontest with your personal account, and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words).
    3. Twitter: First, follow Chimney Rock Park and retweet our tweet about the photo contest. Then tweet your photo to @ChimneyRockPark with the photographer’s name and the hashtag #photocontest. Next, send us private messages with your brief photo caption.
    4. E-mail: If you don’t have access to any social media sites listed above, you may email your digital photo with your contact information specified in rule #3 to [email protected].
    5. Snail Mail: Send your print photo with the clearly marked photographer’s name, city & state, a brief typed photo caption and a phone number to: Photo Contest, Chimney Rock Management LLC, PO Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.
  3. Every entry should be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, city & state, a brief photo caption your photo of the Seasons of Chimney Rock, an email address and the best phone number to reach you.
  4. Photos should be available at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (1 MB minimum) to be eligible to win. Photos taken via smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are welcome if they meet minimum requirements.
  5. For entries showing human faces, you must list their name(s) and have written permission from any photographed person(s) to use their image.
  6. Entries should reflect the photographer’s interpretation of love at Chimney Rock. Emphasis will be placed on quality, composition and creativity. All entries may be used in promotions of Chimney Rock and park-related activities.
  7. Digital images can be optimized but not dramatically altered with photo editing software. Black and white photographs are welcome.
  8. Decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. For more information, call 1-800-277-9611 or email us at [email protected].

Tebbe Davis Fine Art: Private Lessons
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
River Arts District Artists, Asheville

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Come to my studio for private lessons in Creative expression and unlocking the Artist within.

The Year 2020 with Mountain Made Art Gallery
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mountain Made - Asheville Art Gallery

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THE YEAR 2020 While we aren’t able to do our live demos so far this year, we have another idea! Nancy Dillingham is one of our local writers and Nancy is a poet. She has written at least 10 books of poetry because we have them at Mountain Made. She has probably written more. “In Fred Chappell’s introduction to Dillingham’s book, Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems, he says: “Poetry is news that stays news” and that, in Dillingham’s poetry, “we wait both for the future to appear and for the past to subside.” Nancy is going to be our feature demo artist for the year and sharing her writing experiences. We are doing a book of poetry or thoughts on “The Year 2020”. They could be funny or serious. So our demo this year is going to be writing. Email it to us, bring it by Mountain Made, or use our demo table to put your thoughts down on paper and leave it with us. We are then, around the middle of Nov., going to put it all together into a book! It won’t be fancy but it will be for sale. We will take donations and it will all go to charity. We haven’t decided if it will be one or several but “The Year 2020” will let us know where it is most needed! We have a lot to think about this year so put it on paper and share your thoughts! Be sure to put your name on it, city and state but if you want to remain anonymous that is fine too.

Online Discussion: The Art Forger: A Novel by B.A. Shapiro
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online

Almost 25 years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth enters into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for 100 years—may itself be a forgery. The Art Forger is a thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas.

Moderated by Hilary Schroeder, assistant curator and Kristi McMillan, director of learning & engagement with special guest B.A. Shapiro, author.

Books are available via Malaprop’s for a 10% discount.

This free program will take place virtually via Zoom. Space is limited.

Claying Around Table Reservations
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Claying Around

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Due to the covid, we will have limited seating and reservations will be required to paint in store.

Masks or face coverings must be worn upon entering and while you are in the store. We have hand sanitizer at the front door for your use, and throughout the shop. The store has been rearranged to accommodate a 6 foot distance between tables and customers, and to accommodate a touch less environment. The claying around staff will pull and handle all pottery until it is placed on your table, and the paints will be poured for you. We will have lots of employee only areas, so be mindful of the floor markers.

We are also wearing face masks, sanitizing and disinfecting after every customer and throughout the day while following CDC guidelines.

We want to make this a safe environment as well as a relaxing outing for you and your family.

So, if you or one of your family members are not feeling well, we urge you to stay at home and reschedule your reservation for another day.

​Reservations are to hold your table and time, your fee will be returned at checkout.

Improvisational Hand Embroidery (Virtual)
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Online

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Together, we’ll explore the creative freedom and mental relaxation that comes from practicing hand embroidery without a preset pattern or design. We’ll set up our projects and free our minds to relax and wander while our hands create meandering designs. No sketching is involved, no hand sewing experience is required, and best of all, there’s no way to do it wrong!

See one possible result in this video: https://youtu.be/Rq9wzSWZsSM There will be a brief demonstration of this technique, and help getting started (for those who desire it). You are always welcome to go your own way and stitch what you wish.

We’ll gather around the virtual table to hand sew together on a series of Tuesdays:

July 7, 14, 21, 28 ~ 2020
from 1:30 – 3:30 pm and also
from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Show up once or every time – whatever suits you and your schedule.

This casual workshop takes place on Zoom. It is available live only and will not be recorded. A free Zoom account is required to participate. Click “Find Tickets” at the top of this event page to receive login instructions.

Each session is stand alone with no formal intent. There’s nothing to fall behind on if you miss a time or two.

Supply list:
~ a piece of clothing or fabric to sew on (woven non-stretchy fabric will be easier than stretchy knit)
~ an embroidery hoop (whatever size is comfortable for you)
~ a hand sewing needle
~ embroidery floss (in several colors, if you like)
~ snips or scissors
~ reading glasses (if you’ve reached that age)
~ needle threader (ditto)

(If you have a hand sewing project in progress and would just like some company, you’re welcome to work on that instead.)

Ages 17+. No hand sewing experience required.

Suggested donation: $1 – $5 per session

Improvisational Hand Embroidery (Virtual)
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online

No photo description available.

Together, we’ll explore the creative freedom and mental relaxation that comes from practicing hand embroidery without a preset pattern or design. We’ll set up our projects and free our minds to relax and wander while our hands create meandering designs. No sketching is involved, no hand sewing experience is required, and best of all, there’s no way to do it wrong!

See one possible result in this video: https://youtu.be/Rq9wzSWZsSM There will be a brief demonstration of this technique, and help getting started (for those who desire it). You are always welcome to go your own way and stitch what you wish.

We’ll gather around the virtual table to hand sew together on a series of Tuesdays:

July 7, 14, 21, 28 ~ 2020
from 1:30 – 3:30 pm and also
from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Show up once or every time – whatever suits you and your schedule.

This casual workshop takes place on Zoom. It is available live only and will not be recorded. A free Zoom account is required to participate. Click “Find Tickets” at the top of this event page to receive login instructions.

Each session is stand alone with no formal intent. There’s nothing to fall behind on if you miss a time or two.

Supply list:
~ a piece of clothing or fabric to sew on (woven non-stretchy fabric will be easier than stretchy knit)
~ an embroidery hoop (whatever size is comfortable for you)
~ a hand sewing needle
~ embroidery floss (in several colors, if you like)
~ snips or scissors
~ reading glasses (if you’ve reached that age)
~ needle threader (ditto)

(If you have a hand sewing project in progress and would just like some company, you’re welcome to work on that instead.)

Ages 17+. No hand sewing experience required.

Suggested donation: $1 – $5 per session

Guardians of the Galaxy Drive In Movie
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm
Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium Parking Lot



Tickets on sale July 14th

Cosmic outlaws face an interstellar villain who seeks to control the universe with a powerful orb. Together, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer may be the galaxy’s only hope for thwarting Ronan’s sinister plan. Run-time for this movie is 2 hours and 1 minute plus previews.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Girl Power: Virtual Dance Camp for Girls
Jul 15 all-day
Online

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Welcome to Zahiya Online’s LIVE dance classes! We are so excited to have you and big hugs and high fives for taking time for you and your wellbeing.
Our classes are for everyone and every body. All are welcome and all are celebrated, you belong in class.
Once you register for class, we will email you the Zoom link, get yourself set up and meet us online!
Here ‘s a little bit more about how it works:
Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic 2020 Registration Begins
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am
Grandfather Mountain

Registration Information

Admission to the Camera Clinic is free for working photojournalists and active members of the N.C. Press Photographers Association. Admission to the Camera Clinic for photography enthusiasts who are not currently working photojournalists is $55 per person. Anyone wanting to secure a spot for the Camera Clinic (non-media or media) must purchase a $55 pass online beginning Wednesday, July 17. The $55 will be refunded to those who show active press credentials or a current NCPPA membership card at check-in.

A special two-day admission ticket is available for guests who do not plan to attend the clinic. Guests may also purchase extra tickets for the Saturday night buffet dinner. If you have a meal preference, e.g. vegetarian or vegan, or particular food allergies, please let us know when registering or by emailing [email protected]

On the day of the event, we ask registered participants to check in at MacRae Meadows gate 3 (about 10 yards on the Linville side of the driveway to the Grandfather Mountain Office and 30 yards on the Linville side of the attraction Entrance Gate) to pick up a gate admission pass. This will allow you to identify yourself when coming and going from the park. Visitors who do not have valid Camera Clinic admission will be expected to pay regular park admission and will not be admitted to the auditorium.

The Year 2020 with Mountain Made Art Gallery
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mountain Made - Asheville Art Gallery

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THE YEAR 2020 While we aren’t able to do our live demos so far this year, we have another idea! Nancy Dillingham is one of our local writers and Nancy is a poet. She has written at least 10 books of poetry because we have them at Mountain Made. She has probably written more. “In Fred Chappell’s introduction to Dillingham’s book, Like Headlines: New and Selected Poems, he says: “Poetry is news that stays news” and that, in Dillingham’s poetry, “we wait both for the future to appear and for the past to subside.” Nancy is going to be our feature demo artist for the year and sharing her writing experiences. We are doing a book of poetry or thoughts on “The Year 2020”. They could be funny or serious. So our demo this year is going to be writing. Email it to us, bring it by Mountain Made, or use our demo table to put your thoughts down on paper and leave it with us. We are then, around the middle of Nov., going to put it all together into a book! It won’t be fancy but it will be for sale. We will take donations and it will all go to charity. We haven’t decided if it will be one or several but “The Year 2020” will let us know where it is most needed! We have a lot to think about this year so put it on paper and share your thoughts! Be sure to put your name on it, city and state but if you want to remain anonymous that is fine too.

Live Marbling
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Online

VIRTUAL: Live Marbling

Virtually enjoy the process of marbling, the antique process of floating paint on a thickened water surface. Watch as Pam Granger Gale drops paint onto the surface and each drop expands. More and more paint drops push others around without mixing. Then combs and rakes are used to create both historical and freeform patterns. Paper is placed on the surface and captures this monoprint forever.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Asheville Artists: Mural Artwork Opportunity
Jul 16 all-day
Online

How To Enter:

Send in your submissions to [email protected]

Contest Timeline:

 

  • Submissions will be accepted June 15, 2020 through July 31, 2020.
  • Top 10 designs will be selected July 31, 2020 – August 31, 2020 on Facebook.
  • We will select the winning artist based on portfolio/resume submissions to be announced on Labor Day Weekend.

 

A Note to the Artists Regarding the Final Mural:

Once the final artist has been selected, the mural artwork will need to include 2 of the following elements: The Toyota brand symbol, Fred Anderson Toyota of Asheville logo, OR 1 Toyota vehicle.

Girl Power: Virtual Dance Camp for Girls
Jul 16 all-day
Online

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Welcome to Zahiya Online’s LIVE dance classes! We are so excited to have you and big hugs and high fives for taking time for you and your wellbeing.
Our classes are for everyone and every body. All are welcome and all are celebrated, you belong in class.
Once you register for class, we will email you the Zoom link, get yourself set up and meet us online!
Here ‘s a little bit more about how it works:
73rd Southern Highlands Craft Fair
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Harrah's Cherokee Center

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73rd Anniversary
Summer Edition, July 16-19 | (Fall Edition, October 15-18)
Thursday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

General Admission, $10.00 a day
Children under 12 free

In its 73rd year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, makers exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.