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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Brass Monkey Photography Free Online Classes
Apr 1 all-day
Brass Monkey Photography Online

Hi everyone! I hope that you are staying safe (and sane) in this unprecedented time? I’d like to offer a FREE online class, (absolutely no catch) on getting the most out of your camera.

Do you have a digital camera that you only use in Automatic mode and would like to get more out of it? Have you ever wondered what the different settings are and how they could help you when taking portraits or landscape photographs?

I’d like to set up a few beginner sessions to go over the basics. I will create 60-90 minute segments (via video link) and will look at:

– Aperture
– ISO
– Shutter Speed
– How different lenses impact your photo
– And many more topics

They’ll be in bite size chunks that are more manageable and give you an opportunity to review your notes prior to the next class. The class will be interactive at points too – it’s not just me talking to you via a pre-recorded message. Let’s have some fun together and have you using your camera more this spring/summer!

Respond below and let me know. Please RSVP within 24 hours of the start of each class.

Thanks!

Natasha

Create Your Own Sculpture with Asheville Art Museum
Apr 1 all-day
online w/ Asheville Art Museum
After Authur Bradburn, Robot Lamp, circa 1985, mixed media sculpture electrical parts , 2001.14.33
MUSEUM FROM HOME

Create Your Own Sculpture

This artist used found objects to create this sculpture.

ACTIVITY

Look around your house for things you might use to create your own sculpture: a cardboard box, paper towel tubes, tea tin, caps off of juice or milk cartons. Then use glue, duct tape, or string to put a sculpture together and share it with us!

Take a picture, email it to [email protected] and you might see it posted on this page! You can also share it with us on social media, tagging @ashevilleartmuseum. Don’t forget to give your artwork a name. You don’t have to, but it’s fun. Happy sculpting!

Curtains Up Gala Save the Date!
Apr 1 all-day
Asheville Community Theatre

Save the Date!

We have a date for our Gala (aka the not-to-be-missed party of the summer)! Go ahead and put May 30, 2020 on your calendar. Tickets will go on sale on April 1!
Fantastic Fungi Film Sofa Cinema Grail Moviehouse
Apr 1 all-day
Grail Moviehouse Sofa Cinema Online

FANTASTIC FUNGI - Streaming Release

As we enter into an even vaster understanding of just how interdependent we are and how fast something travels between us all, we can appreciate the power of our interconnectedness. This can be seen in the thousands of cases in which a virus has impacted so much of our lives from travel, business, wellness and gatherings.
Fantastic Fungi is all about our interconnectedness and the common issues that we face as a species. We know that our biggest defense from these viruses is our own sense of wellbeing, our own immunity and the ability to live from a place of health and wellness both individually and collectively.

Fantastic Fungi Day:
More Global Than Ever

Watch Fantastic Fungi… At Home!

The messages of this film could not be any timelier, from the need to reconnect and understand the intelligence of nature, to partnering with fungi and our natural world to shift our consciousness. How prepared are we to face the pressing issues we have in our world?

We are facing a serious challenge, yet like the mycelium network we are adaptable. As a response to the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, we ask each community to take responsibility for establishing the best practice for them. We also know that we need to respond as mycelium and provide innovative ways of addressing these new challenges.

Join Us From The Safety of Wherever You Are.

In response to the Coronavirus we have decided to expand our reach and open the gates to the ever expanding movement of this film and provide an opportunity to people all around the world, no matter where you are located, to participate in Fantastic Fungi Day! Yes, we are creating an opportunity for everyone, wherever you are to view the film as well as tune into the post-screening Q&A. We have the ability to shift the way we are living in this world. Now is the time to tap into nature’s intelligence and come together as a worldwide audience seeking connection, hope and solutions.

With love and gratitude,
Louie, Paul and the FF Team

MUSEUM FROM HOME Color Our Collection
Apr 1 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

Coloring is great way to combat stress and anxiety. Download and print these free coloring sheets and note cards featuring works from Collection artist Lorna Blaine Halper. During this time of social distancing, we can’t think of a better way to show someone you care than sending them a card via snail mail. Use our coloring template or craft your own!

National Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tours
Apr 1 all-day
National Museum of Natural History On-line
Online Survey Asheville Art Museum
Apr 1 all-day
Asheville Art Museum
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Saint Francis Sofa Cinema Grail Moviehouse
Apr 1 all-day
Grail Moviehouse Sofa Cinema

SAINT FRANCIS - Streaming Release

Synopsis:
Flailing 34-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’ moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and difficulties of becoming a part of someone else’s family.
Director: Alex Thompson
Screenplay: Kelly O’Sullivan
Cast: Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith-Williams, Jim True-Frost, Francis Guinan, Laura T. Fisher, Lily Mojekwu
NR
106 min.

Sofa Cinema Grail Moviehouse: Once Were Brothers
Apr 1 all-day
Grail Moviehouse Sofa Cinema

ONCE WERE BROTHERS - Streaming Release

A NOTE FROM THE GRAIL MOVIEHOUSE
Thank you for watching ONCE WERE BROTHERS and Thank you to MAGNOLIA PICTURES!  Between today and April 2, 100% of net proceeds from tickets sold will go back to the Grail Moviehouse thanks to Magnolia Pictures. From 4/3 on, Magnolia will split net proceeds 50/50. By viewing this great film, you’re not only supporting Grail Moviehouse during a difficult time, you’re also supporting amazing idependentfilmmaking and helping to bring the world together through film.

Synopsis:
Inspired by Robertson’s 2017 bestselling memoir Testimony, ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is a confessional, cautionary, and sometimes humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. The film blends rare archival footage and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen and Ronnie Hawkins, among others.
Director: Daniel Roher
Cast: Robbie Robertson, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Jann Wenner, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Dominique Robertson
102 min.
R

Sofa Cinema Grail Moviehouse: Sorry We Missed You
Apr 1 all-day
Grail Moviehouse Online

SORRY WE MISSED YOU - Streaming Release

Synopsis:
The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.
Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.
But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children.  Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Kris Kitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster
Heavily Accented English with English Subtitles
100 min.

Sofa Cinema Grail Moviehouse: The Whistlers
Apr 1 all-day
Grail Moviehouse Sofa Cinema Online

THE WHISTLERS - Streaming Release

A NOTE FROM THE GRAIL MOVIEHOUSE
Thank you for watching THE WHISTLERS and Thank you to MAGNOLIA PICTURES!  Between today and April 2, 100% of net proceeds from tickets sold will go back to the Grail Moviehouse thanks to Magnolia Pictures. From 4/3 on, Magnolia will split net proceeds 50/50. By viewing this great film, you’re not only supporting Grail Moviehouse during a difficult time, you’re also supporting amazing international filmmaking and helping to bring the world together through film.

Synopsis:
In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Antonio Buil
English, Spanish, and Romanian with English Subtitles
97 min
NR.

Carl Sandburg Home: “Movement” Youth Art Show
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Sandburg Home



More than 700 students from across the country used canvases for an artistic expression inspired by Carl Sandburg’s poem “Night Movement,” and other poetry pieces in Sandburg’s collection “Smoke and Steel.” 71 canvases were submitted to the exhibit and each canvas reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what “movement” means to them. Visitors can see the installation in a building adjacent to the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally.

Sandburg Home: The Sandburg Home is a great place to start your visit! The ground floor of the home contains visitor information, exhibits, tour ticket sales, the park store, and you can watch the park video. The main and top level of the home are furnished with the Sandburg family belongings. Visitors may only access the furnished ares of the home on a guided tour.

Sandburg Home Guided Tour Fee: (credit card only)
$8.00 for Adults 16 and older
$5.00 for Adults age 62 and older and all interagency pass holders
Free for Children age 15 and under

  • Reservations: Reserving in advance lets you pick your preferred house tour time. Tours fill up quickly. Last-minute, in-person tickets may not be available on the day you visit. Plan ahead and reserve house tour tickets at recreation.gov.
  • Passes: The park sells the America the BeautifulNational Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
    *These passes do not waive the house tour fee, but do provide a discount.
  • 30-minute house tours are offered every day. Visit recreation.gov for the current schedule.
  • Visitors may only tour the Sandburg Home on a guided tour.
  • Tours are limited to 12 persons.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the house tour, but there is a place to leave them for storage. Infants and small children should be carried through the house while on tour.
Natural Impressions: Prints from the Asheville Printmakers
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

On display daily January 18 – April 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upstairs gallery of the Education Center, the Asheville Printmakers’ newest exhibit, Natural Impressions, will feature a variety of two- and three-dimensional print pieces utilizing numerous printmaking processes. Works will inspire visitors to think about the beauty and fragility of plants and the natural world through various perspectives and printmaking techniques. All pieces are available for purchase and a portion of the sales will benefit The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Founded in 2013, the Asheville Printmakers is an energetic group of artists dedicated to expressing ideas and imagery through the medium of print. The group encompasses a wide range of processes and content, including traditional methods, such as lithography, woodcut and screen printing, and contemporary photographic printing processes, such as carbon printing, platinum-palladium and photopolymer etching. 

Parking Fees

  • Members: Free
  • Personal Vehicles: $14
  • Motorhomes / Vehicles (21’ or larger): $50
  • Buses: $100

There are no other admission charges required for visitors to access the Arboretum’s grounds and facilities during the day beyond the standard parking fees listed above.

The Power of Distinction: Main Gallery Exhibition Folk Art Center
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Folk Art Center

“Contemporary artists are still making traditional objects by hand using new techniques, skills, and materials. Their work is greatly influenced by twentieth-century art movements, formal education, and objects praised in modern galleries and museums. The SHCG’s Permanent Collection is a visual record of this passage of time.” – Nikki Joseff, curator.

Blue Ridge Craft Trails Exhibit
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Western Office of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

A new exhibit featuring the works of nearly three dozen Western North Carolina craft artists opens  at the Western Office of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville, North Carolina. The exhibit is an extension of the new Blue Ridge Craft Trails. It highlights the diverse works of craft found in the North Carolina mountains and foothills.

Artists in the exhibit include Billy J. Welch of Robbinsville with a hand-carved Cherokee Booger Mask, Pam Silva of Brasstown with a “flower vase” made of Merino wool and silk, and Janice MacDonald of Morganton with a “mica fish” crafted from screen wire and mica mined from local mountains.

“We are excited to showcase some of the best craft artists in our region,” said Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Executive Director Angie Chandler. “Their work is remarkable – you can tell they are inspired by the natural beauty and distinctive culture of Western North Carolina.”

The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between North Carolina Arts Council, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Appalachian Regional Commission, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Kids Hip Hop with Lisa Zahiya
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Studio Zahiya Online
CLOSED: Warhol: Silver Clouds Dates: March 6-May 25, 2020
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – May 25 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall

Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds create an immersive experience born out of the iconic Pop artist’s interest in innovation and experimentation. Warhol collaborated with Bell Labs engineer Billy Klüver to transform the then-new material Scotchpak into an enlivened and interactive work of art. First shown in April 1966 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City, these air- and helium-filled balloons float like pillows through a space which, combined with their metallic surface, garnered the name Silver Clouds. The clouds notably became part of the design and choreography of Merce Cunningham’s RainForest, which premiered in 1968. Like the dancers in Cunningham’s work, visitors are encouraged to gently interact with the clouds and be inspired by their movement.

Asheville Art Museum: WNC residents pay-as-you-wish 1st Wednesdays
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

WNC residents pay-as-you-wish on Wednesday, 4–6pm!
Asheville Community Theatre Online Happy Hour Parties  
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm
ACT Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleCommunityTheatre/

    • We are featuring singers (and dancers!) from the community during our #ACTHappyHour parties M-F at 5:00 pm!
Bellydance Drills Online Class
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio Zahiya Online