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.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
VOICE of Addiction – South/southeast TOUR 2/28-3/23 @ United States
Mar 9 @ 7:42 pm – Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Voice Of Addiction (chicago punk est 2004) South/southeast TOUR
2/28 ST LOUIS MO @ Fubar www.facebook.com/events/136764777248770
3/1 SPRINGFIELD MO @ Outland Ballroom www.facebook.com/events/368461753938843
3/2 LITTLE ROCK AR @ Four Quarter www.facebook.com/events/558243807918952/
3/3 TULSA OK @ B.A.R. www.facebook.com/events/324928988142926
3/4 OKLAHOMA CITY @ Mothership Connection www.facebook.com/events/423135635097423
3/5 DALLAS TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop www.facebook.com/events/349215555662856
3/6 AUSTIN TX @ kick Butt Cafe www.facebook.com/events/222882498664585
3/7 SAN ANTONIO TX @ Ventura www.facebook.com/events/196602837917652
3/8 CORPUS CHRISTI TX @ Boozers www.facebook.com/events/1102551169916063
3/9 HOUSTON TX @ Big Top www.facebook.com/events/2728231650789977
3/10 BATON ROUGE LA @ Southside Arts Center www.facebook.com/events/300597917265995
3/11 NEW ORLEANS LA @ The Goat www.facebook.com/events/307313783230439
3/12 FT WALTON BEACH FL @ Green Door www.facebook.com/events/369960146896939
3/13 NEW PORT RICHEY FL @ Verona www.facebook.com/events/219178628962146
3/14 WEST PALM BEACH FL @ Respectable Street www.facebook.com/events/2249855478605595
3/15 ORLANDO FL @ Uncle Lou’s www.facebook.com/events/1943802002592683
3/16 JACKSONVILLE FL @ Rain Dogs www.facebook.com/events/2265867040325580
3/17 SUMMERVILLE SC @ Icehouse www.facebook.com/events/358060828297319
3/18 CHARLOTTE NC @ Tommy’s Pub www.facebook.com/events/2314395588627545
3/19 CLAYTON NC @ Clayton Beverage www.facebook.com/events/759256647791145
3/20 GREENVILLE NC @ Trollingwood Taproom www.facebook.com/events/2258300181053117
3/21 KNOXVILLE TN @ Birdhouse www.facebook.com/events/232381527693954
3/22 LOUISVILLE KY @ Mag Bar www.facebook.com/events/579829549109812
3/23 INDIANAPOLIS IN @ Melody Inn www.facebook.com/events/275749643102125

https://www.facebook.com/events/1842617752503321/

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Rockin’ Winter Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Description: Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year at Chimney Rock. Leafless trees make for expansive views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The sky is clear; you’re likely to find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. You may even see a critter scamper by you in the forest. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in our Winter Wonders Photo Contest and tell us about it. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/267246603967105/?event_time_id=267246703967095

Singing From The Heart led by instructor Laura Blackley @ Hanger Hall School for Girls
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For Students 6th-8th Grade

Get in touch with your true, authentic voice in this eight-week workshop with Asheville musician Laura Blackley. Whether you sing only in the shower or would like to take your talents to the big stage, this class has something for you. Learn strategies for projecting your voice, breathing, staying on pitch, improving confidence, singing with a group, and harmonizing.

8 Sessions for only $120

https://www.facebook.com/events/2267672113515619/?event_time_id=2268221613460669

Locals Night at Foothills Butcher Bars @ Foothills Local Meats
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We love our locals. Join us every Tuesday starting January 8th, 2019 for Locals Night with drinks specials, our Classics menu and a few other specials PLUS a meat case discount!

Asheville and Black Mountain locals will enjoy these perks at BOTH Butcher Bar locations…

DRINK SPECIALS
(all day)
$3 draft beers
$3 cans
$5 well drinks

SWEET & SIMPLE LOCAL DINNER MENU

Choose from:
Our Classics menu

$12 BBQ Platter o’ The Day – a rotating selection of meats, perfectly prepared in house, and served with two sides

$7 Famous Foothills Hot Dog – enjoy our famous hot dog BYO style and dress it any way you want at our toppings bar! Includes tallow chips.

MEAT CASE DISCOUNT

Shop local and source sustainably raised meat from local farms. Enjoy 20% off the meat case at both Butcher Bar locations.

NOTE: Our lunch hours and menu remain the same, then transition to Locals Night starting at 5pm.

See you then!

LEARN MORE: www.foothillslocalmeats.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/867583036906243/?event_time_id=867583073572906

Rockin’ Winter Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year at Chimney Rock. Leafless trees make for expansive views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The sky is clear; you’re likely to find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. You may even see a critter scamper by you in the forest. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in our Winter Wonders Photo Contest and tell us about it. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/265403914135277/?event_time_id=265403977468604

Rockin’ Winter Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year at Chimney Rock. Leafless trees make for expansive views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The sky is clear; you’re likely to find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. You may even see a critter scamper by you in the forest. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in our Winter Wonders Photo Contest and tell us about it. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/265403914135277/

Virtual Reality Public Nights @ Better Than Unicorns
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

These are our regular Public Events. If you want to schedule a private session you can here: https://www.betterthanunicorns.com/play-vr/

We pick the games, you pay a flat admission fee of $15 ($10 for students) and jam!
Come early… we will queue players up as you show up!

Sign our waiver, rules, and media release ahead of time here: https://www.betterthanunicorns.com/play-vr/

Bring your friends and #getyourheadinthegame!

Become a Patreon to join our inner circle to explore how deep the immersive rabbit hole goes: https://www.patreon.com/betterthanunicorns!

https://www.facebook.com/events/302734167026800/?event_time_id=302734277026789

Yoga Class on Tuesdays @ Foothills Wellness Center
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where? Foothills Wellness Center, Inc. – Fitness Center
When? Tuesday & Thursday 6pm
Who? Mark Sawyer
Cost? $10.00/class, discounts available for advanced purchase of punch card with multiple classes
More information? 828-859-5004 or [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/338945186681233/?event_time_id=338945203347898

Gardening Series: 6-Week Course with Diana McCall @ Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MORE INFO
https://organicgrowersschool.org/gardeners/spring-gardening/

Learn to design, plant, and manage your garden. This 6-week course—every Tuesday, March 5–April 9, 2019—is divided into 3 topics. You may register for 1 topic ($50), 2 topics ($95), or the full series ($135).

Topic 1—Designing—Tuesdays, March 5 & 12, 2019
Topic 2—Planting—Tuesdays, March 19 & 26, 2019
Topic 3—Managing—Tuesdays, April 2 & 9, 2019

Each TOPIC has two sessions…

SESSION 1—Classroom (March 5, March 19, and April 2)
7:00–9:00PM
Lenoir-Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

SESSION 2—Garden (March 12, March 26, and April 9)
6:00–7:30PM
Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
99 White Pine Dr.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

TOPIC 1—DESIGNING
• Why you should consider growing organically
• Important site, size, and design considerations for your garden
• Growing the soil and nutrient basics
• Garden seasons
• Useful tools

TOPIC 2—PLANTING
• Techniques for starting seeds and transplants
• Dealing with common problems
• How much to plant
• Composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms!)
• Converting your lawn to garden
• An edible yard
• Maximizing your garden space

TOPIC 3—MANAGING
• The virtues of mulch
• Water and fertilization considerations
• Compost tea
• Cover cropping and NPK—nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K)
• Organic disease and insect control
• Tips for Fall gardening

The series is taught by Diana Schmitt McCall, Garden Manager at Dr. John Wilson Community Garden and Eat Smart Black Mountain.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2275053316051105/?event_time_id=2275053326051104

Gardening Series: 6-Week Course with Diana McCall @ Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MORE INFO
https://organicgrowersschool.org/gardeners/spring-gardening/

Learn to design, plant, and manage your garden. This 6-week course—every Tuesday, March 5–April 9, 2019—is divided into 3 topics. You may register for 1 topic ($50), 2 topics ($95), or the full series ($135).

Topic 1—Designing—Tuesdays, March 5 & 12, 2019
Topic 2—Planting—Tuesdays, March 19 & 26, 2019
Topic 3—Managing—Tuesdays, April 2 & 9, 2019

Each TOPIC has two sessions…

SESSION 1—Classroom (March 5, March 19, and April 2)
7:00–9:00PM
Lenoir-Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

SESSION 2—Garden (March 12, March 26, and April 9)
6:00–7:30PM
Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
99 White Pine Dr.
Black Mountain, NC 28711

TOPIC 1—DESIGNING
• Why you should consider growing organically
• Important site, size, and design considerations for your garden
• Growing the soil and nutrient basics
• Garden seasons
• Useful tools

TOPIC 2—PLANTING
• Techniques for starting seeds and transplants
• Dealing with common problems
• How much to plant
• Composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms!)
• Converting your lawn to garden
• An edible yard
• Maximizing your garden space

TOPIC 3—MANAGING
• The virtues of mulch
• Water and fertilization considerations
• Compost tea
• Cover cropping and NPK—nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K)
• Organic disease and insect control
• Tips for Fall gardening

The series is taught by Diana Schmitt McCall, Garden Manager at Dr. John Wilson Community Garden and Eat Smart Black Mountain.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2275053316051105/

Team Trivia Tuesdays @ Sanctuary Brewing Company
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out and see what the fuss is all about! Team Trivia Tuesday at Sanctuary Brewing Company with host Josh Dunkin!

Team Trivia Western NC & The Upstate of SC is every Tuesday at 7 PM at Sanctuary Brewing Company on 1st Avenue in Downtown Hendersonville! There is no limit to how many people can participate on each team. You can have 1 or 20!

The game is free to play and the top two teams each week receive a gift card of $40 (1st place) and $20 (2nd place).

https://www.facebook.com/events/281414405828018/?event_time_id=281414442494681

Jeff Tweedy plus Jim Elkington – Sold Out @ The Orange Peel
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Jeff Tweedy
plus Jim Elkington
Show: 7:30pm
Doors: 6:30pm
$35 – $40
Ages 18+

Tickets & Info: www.theorangepeel.net/event/jeff-tweedy/

A PERSON GETS TO A CERTAIN STAGE IN LIFE — I’m there myself — no longer in the throes of child-raising (that magnificent distraction), when he starts to think of death not as some abstraction that happens to other people but as a big, indifferent train that, even at this moment, is rolling out of a station located at an unknown, but not infinite, distance away. “Isn’t it time, now, to finally be happy?” the universe starts asking, along with a second, complicating question: “But how can I be happy in a world like this?” Put another way: we seem born to love, and yet everything here is conditional (i.e., comes to an end). How should we live when the huge piano labeled “Death” is eventually going to fall, not only on us, but on everyone we love?

This album is, it seems to me, an answer. Or, more than an answer, it’s a nod to the validity of the question.

Should I be wary of life or enjoy it? the listener asks.

Yes, Jeff Tweedy says.

***

After many years of asking myself what art is for, I’ve arrived at this: the role of the artist is to reach across space and time and console — to offer, not a cure or a prescription, but, rather, non-trivial consolation.

Jeff is our great, wry, American consolation-poet. I don’t mean this abstractly: to see him play is to find yourself in a crowd of people being actively consoled — being moved, reassured, validated, made to feel like part of a dynamic aural friendship. Jeff told me once that what he’s trying to communicate to his listener is: “You’re OK. You’re not alone. I’m singing to you, but I also hear you.” A testimony to the value Jeff places on this connection: after playing a number of solo acoustic shows in 2016 and 2017, he decided to make an album of those songs that seemed to speak most directly to those audiences. WARM is that album.

***

Great art is really just great personhood in compressed form — a distillation of a human being that thrums with that being’s exact flavor. I’ve had this feeling meeting writers like David Foster Wallace, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison: a sense that years of hard work had refined what was personal in them into work that, though infused with particularity, has blossomed into universality. I have this feeling about Jeff and his music. The true mark of style in any art form is that, within a few seconds, you know who the artist is. Listen to five seconds of WARM and you’ll know it’s Jeff — by the sound of the guitars (the musical heart of the album is the circa-1930s Martin 0-18 that has been heard, at least a little, on every Wilco album, and is used on every track on this record) and by that magnificent voice: friendly (but formidable); tender (yet skeptical); edgy (but warm); but also by some other quality that seems, once things get going, to be present even in the pauses, some essential Jeffness that has come to be a vital component of my inner life over my many years of listening to him.
***
For a long time now, it seems to me, our culture has assumed that the function of art is to warn, to blame, to critique, to scoff, to dismiss. And those are some of its functions, for sure. But an art that only does those things is destructive. Destruction already being the dominant mode of our culture, we don’t need any more of it. Anyone who advocates “burning down the house” has likely never been inside a building on fire. By what do we really live? Our lives — our real lives — are made almost wholly of attempts at tenderness. We work hard on behalf of those we love, daydream about their future happiness, go out of our way to save them even the slightest pain, comfort them when the pain arrives just the same.

Jeff is, to my mind, a warrior for kindness, who has made tenderness an acceptable rock-n-roll virtue. By “tenderness” I don’t mean that New Age thing, where someone drives a spike through your head and you place hands palm-to-palm and do a cheesy deep bow while thanking them for the new coat rack. No: Tweedy-tenderness is sophisticated and badass and funny. It proceeds from strength and good humor and does not preclude being angry or tough or peeved. It is based on the premise that you are as real as he is and as deserving of attention, and that the world is worthy of our full and fearless interest, just as it is.

***

A poet is someone who lets language respond to language, trusting that meaning and sound are good friends who, given a little room, will work things out. Jeff writes by getting a musical track together and then humming / mumbling along until he finds a melody, which will start forming itself into words and phrases, while he waits patiently to see what he has been wanting to say. This is a remarkably sensitive method that lets meaning come out on its own terms, as subtly or overtly as it likes, and I am somehow put in mind of fireflies (lightning bugs, as we used to call them in Chicago), swelling into brightness and then being gone, as you ask yourself: did I just see that?

Certain lyrical flowers sprout up with regularity across the ten song-yards that are this record. A son who has lost a father sings to his wife, his sons, that father. There are apologies, and mirror-twins; threats to enemies (“I’d love to take you down / and leave you there”) and entreaties (“Let’s go rain again!”) and dreamy challenges (“I wonder how much freedom we can dream”) and ornery morphings of language that serve a simple function: they make the listener love language again.

“I leave behind / a trail of songs,” Jeff sings in “Bombs above,” “From the darkest gloom / to the brightest sun.”

What can a song do in this world? Well, you know. It can open a person right up. It can jolt you out of some bullshit state of mind, of sloth, of hubris. It can make that dead world out there suddenly come alive. It can make you (father, husband, son / mother, wife, daughter) newly aware that time is short and whatever love you have had better get spent, pronto. It can make you fond of things — and of the writer — for causing all of that newness to appear in your tired, old, habituated mind, which, under the influence of the song, is a kid again, on a summer day.

***

WARM is one of the most joyful, celebratory, infectious collections of songs I’ve heard in a long time. It’s intimate and yet vast and feels lovingly made, by actual people, in some particular place, and not inside a computer. As I was listening, I kept picturing a tight little cabin in the woods somewhere (the woods of Chicago?) under a big yellow moon, with four or five Jeffs in there all playing different instruments, and Spencer on drums, and Susie and Sammy are there too, and there’s a fire going, and a feeling of love and discovery and fondness in the smoky air.

Also in there, I think, is the spirit of Jeff’s father, Bob Tweedy, who passed away in 2017. His death was, as Jeff puts it, “the death that most people would sign up for.” That is: he had what is called a “good death.” There was some concern that the family might not make it to his side on time, but they did, and he passed surrounded by love, everyone rising to that profound occasion, and apparently there may have been some singing involved. This is not the death everyone gets, but Jeff’s father got it, that strange and much-to-be-desired blessing. How must it affect one’s view of the world to see someone you love, at the end of his life, get the merciful gift of a dignified release? And so, one of the things I find coursing through this record is gratitude, even joy, that such a thing can happen, along with a sense of wonder at the realization that death, for as much as we fear it, does not actually negate anything, or anything essential.

“Oh, I don’t believe in heaven,” Jeff sings, in the title track, “I keep some heat inside. Like a red brick in the summer: warm when the sun has died.” What’s the red brick? That would be us, you and me. And Jeff too. Where does that warmth come from? What is that mysterious thing that is sustaining us, moment to moment (even in this moment), by infusing us with love and curiosity and a desire to go on?

Exactly, says Jeff.

— George Saunders

www.wilcoworld.net

https://www.facebook.com/events/574539919650976/

Turntable Tuesday at The One Stop @ The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall
Mar 19 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 2:00 am

10pm
21+
Donation$
One Stop

Join us downstairs during Funk Jam for an all-star local cast of rotating DJ’s spinnin’ vinyl and scratchin’ like there’s no tomorrow!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2261496624135396/?event_time_id=2261496667468725

Tuesday Night Funk Jam | Asheville Music Hall @ Asheville Music Hall
Mar 19 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 2:00 am

Tuesday Night Funk Jam – 11PM – Ca$h Donation$ – 21+

EVERY Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall!

Tuesday Night Funk Jam has been a huge part of Asheville’s vibrant music scene since 2008 and is #Asheville’s hottest weekly concert.

Tuesday Night Funk Jam is programmed and orchestrated by an evolved Legendary House Band with trombonist Derrick Lee Johnson at the helm.

At 11PM sharp, the Legendary House Band kicks off the night followed by opening up the stage to jam to our local community of musicians for an ‘Open Jam’.

While this is an amazing opportunity for musicians to network and refine their musical chops it is ALSO an event for the people who support our music scene and need a night to shake their hips to the best funk around town!

Regularly, nationally touring musicians, TONIGHT funk jam is going to be off the chain. We have Lee Allen (of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band) jumping back in with The Legendary House Band. Come out to the Asheville Music Hall tonight and help us kick off the first funk jam of 2019. We start at 11pm. #asheville #noplacelikehome #makemusiceveryday #mftnfj

https://www.facebook.com/events/786766998382570/?event_time_id=786767035049233

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Rockin’ Winter Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Description: Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year at Chimney Rock. Leafless trees make for expansive views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The sky is clear; you’re likely to find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. You may even see a critter scamper by you in the forest. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in our Winter Wonders Photo Contest and tell us about it. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/267246603967105/?event_time_id=267246700633762

Act it Out! led by instructor Wendi Loomis @ Hanger Hall School for Girls
Mar 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

For 4th-6th graders

Through improv and movement games, students will explore story structure focusing on how the beginning, middle, and end work together to introduce characters that develop through crisis and lead to resolution. We will discover how protagonists interact with an antagonist to change through a story. Students will learn to develop and then act out a story as a group.

8 Sessions for only $120

https://www.facebook.com/events/526963791116441/

Act it Out! led by instructor Wendi Loomis @ Hanger Hall School for Girls
Mar 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

For 4th-6th graders

Through improv and movement games, students will explore story structure focusing on how the beginning, middle, and end work together to introduce characters that develop through crisis and lead to resolution. We will discover how protagonists interact with an antagonist to change through a story. Students will learn to develop and then act out a story as a group.

8 Sessions for only $120

https://www.facebook.com/events/526963791116441/?event_time_id=526963804449773

Nourish & Flow @ Nutritious Thoughts
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

KENDRA GAFFNEY, RD, LDN, CEDRD-S
ANNA FERGUSON ROBAS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
Helping you …
Understand Nutrition Science
Get Expert Guidance on Food in your Daily Life
Learn Techniques for Intuitive and Mindful Eating
Explore the Neurobiology of Yoga and Food
Gain Skill in Using Yoga to Manage Your Energy & Emotions
Breathing Techniques to Increase Awareness

https://www.facebook.com/events/2160542334266833/

Reduced Price Growler Fill Wednesdays @ plēb urban winery
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Select a wine on draft (some exceptions apply) and fill a plēb 500mL growler for $12 or a 1L growler for $20. Growler purchase is separate. Carry out only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/859748727719594/?event_time_id=859748754386258

Rockin’ Winter Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Winter can be the most beautiful time of the year at Chimney Rock. Leafless trees make for expansive views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The sky is clear; you’re likely to find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. You may even see a critter scamper by you in the forest. Capture that special moment or scene on your camera, enter it in our Winter Wonders Photo Contest and tell us about it. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/265403914135277/?event_time_id=265403980801937