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What to Do – November 2014

The Green Room Café

Live music from 6-8 p.m. For hours, live music schedules, menus, and much more, please visit

Saturday, November 1: The Woody & Johnson Duo. Pop & Blues.

Friday, November 7: Americana by Carrie Morrison. Vocals and keyboard.

Saturday, November 8: Lake & Moore, acoustic guitar duo. Folk and Americana.

Saturday, November 14: Jazz with Elise Pratt on vocals, Mike Holstein on guitar.

Saturday, November 22: Kevin Lorenz, guitar. Mix of jazz, pop, ragtime, bossa nova and classical.

The Green Room Café, 536 North Main, Hendersonville
(828) 692-6335,

Saturday, November 1
Paintings by Michael Phillips
Solo exhibition of bird and wildlife paintings. Reception from 3-5 p.m. At the Hilton Biltmore Park, 43 Town Square Blvd. On display through mid-January. Call (828) 209-2700.

Saturday, November 1
Variety Show Fundraiser
Storytellers, singers, magicians, and jugglers. 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 337 Charlotte St. in Asheville. Tickets are $10, $5 for children. Purchase at the door and online at Seating is limited. 100% of the money goes to the ALS Association. For more details call Magic Central, (828) 645-2941.

Saturday, November 1
Posada: Marigolds & Skulls
Limited edition prints by Jose Guadalupe. Opening from 6-9 p.m. Lecture at 7 p.m. by Volker Frank, Latin American Studies professor at UNCA. At the Pump Gallery, 109 Roberts Street on the main floor of the Phil Mechanics Building/Flood Fine Arts Center. For more information call (828) 273-3332.

November 1 and 2
Weaverville Art Safari
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s tour boasts 47 local artists. The free event provides the exclusive opportunity to delve into the thriving artist enclave located in Weaverville and Barnardsville. Guests can see new art collections, interact with resident artists, and enjoy free art demonstrations. Some studios also offer door prizes. For more information on the participating artists, visit

November 1 & 2
HART presents Macbeth
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 and Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available online at and from the HART Box Office at (828) 456-6322, Tues. – Sat. 1-5 p.m. HART Theater, 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville. Visit

November 1 – December 5
Crimson Laurel Gallery
Featured artists: Lynn Duryea, ceramics; figurative sculptural work by Lisa Clague and David Robinson; sculptural and functional works by ceramicists Shadow May, Justin Rothshank, and Jerilyn Virden. Opens November 1. On display until Dec. 5. (828) 688-3599,

Sunday, November 2
Grief Workshop
Michelle Baker will lead ‘Riting Grief: Composing Grief’s Rite of Passage,’ a workshop for adults experiencing loss. 2-4 p.m. at the Women’s Wellness and Education Center, 24 Arlington St. in Asheville. Tickets are available at, or at Eventbrite.

Sunday, November 2
Readings and signings by three poets at 3 p.m. This month features Megan Volpert (Only Ride), Libby Bernardin (The Book of Myth), and Jane Hicks (Driving with the Dead). Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville. Call (828) 254-6734, or visit

Sunday, November 2
Lye Soap Demonstration
Linda Stewart will demonstrate her traditional technique for making lye soap at the Cades Cove Visitor Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., weather permitting. Stewart has been making soap using the traditional method for 15 years. For more information visit; or call 1-888-898-9102.

Sunday and Monday November 2 & 3
Auditions for A Christmas Carol
Directed by Mark Jones, original score by Ann Rhymer Schwabland. Singing and non-singing roles for all ages. Professionals should come with a prepared monologue, head shot, and resume. Others read cold from script. 6:30 p.m. in the Feichter Studio of the HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville. Performances Dec. 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., and Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.


The Altamont Theatre

Sunday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Hip Harp: Deborah Henson-Conant. Electric harp, vocals, spoken word & humor. $27 adv., $32 day of show. All ages.

Wednesday, November 12 – An Evening with Kevn Kinney, Founder/Front-man of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’. Doors 7 p.m.; show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15

Thursday, November 13 at 8 p.m. – Stand-up comedy with Tim Northern. $7 adv., $10 d.o.s. 18+. Guest appearances by Tom Scheve and Cary Goff.

Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m. – The Morning After. Eclectic/Rock/Fusion. $5 adv., $7 d.o.s. All ages. High energy, eclectic mix of soul, rock, jazz, Latin and bluegrass.

The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, downtown Asheville
For tickets and more details call (828) 270-7747 or visit

Monday, November 3
Take Two Jazz Series
Pianist Dr. Bill Bares and violinist Lyndsay Pruett. 7:30 p.m. $12/$6 students w/ID. The White Horse, 105C Montreat Road, Black Mountain. For more details visit

Tuesday, November 4
Legendary Locals of Asheville
Reading and book signing by Kevan Frazier. 12 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. Free. (828) 251-6140,


Odyssey Cooperative Art Gallery

Tuesday, November 4 – New show celebrating the work of Adele Macy, Margaret Kleiber, Anna Koloseike, and twenty-five other gallery members.

Saturday, November 8 – River Arts District Second Saturday Event. Demonstrations, refreshments, and a showcase of ceramic arts.

Odyssey Cooperative Art Gallery, 238 Clingman Ave., Asheville.
(828) 285-0210,


Pan Harmonia

Local, Authentic, World-Class Chamber Music

Haen Gallery Concerts: Flutist Kate Steinbeck and percussionist Byron Hedgepeth, play compelling sounds of Asia, mid-century American song masters, jazz, tango, and even JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Monday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. Haen Gallery Asheville, 52 Biltmore Avenue.
Friday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Haen Gallery Brevard, 200 King Street. $24 in advance; $26 at the door; $8 Students.

Sunday, November 9 – ELEGY: 6th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Concert. Music of Leo Smit and Vítzslava Kaprálová performed by Kate Steinbeck, flute, Fred Lemmons, clarinet, John Ravnan, viola, Ivan Seng, piano. 5 p.m. at UNC Asheville, Manheimer Room. Free.

For more information please visit

Tuesday, November 4
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Farm to table psychedelic rock band promotes their new realease, Phosphorescent Harvest. Quirky, trippy, soulful, and downright magnetic. Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Tickets: $20 adv.; $22 d.o.s. 18+. Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville. (828) 398-1837,

November 6-9
The Asheville Cinema Festival 2014
Tickets and more information available at

Friday, November 7
Holiday Gift Market and mixed media show
Opening reception Friday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. The Red House is located at 310 West State Street. Gallery hours for November – December are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information go to or call (828) 669-0351.

Friday, November 7
Photographs by Rob Amberg. Opening Reception Friday, November 7, from 5-8 p.m. On display November 7 through January 11, 2015 at Pink Dog Creative, 348 Depot Street, Asheville.

Friday, November 7
Art After Dark
The Waynesville Gallery Association presents the perfect opportunity with Art After Dark, happening Friday, November 7, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Historic Frog Level. Call Twigs & Leaves Gallery at (828) 456-1940, or visit the Waynesville Gallery Association at for additional information.

Friday, November 7
Skies Over Appalachia
Western North Carolina landscape painter Jane Desonier is the Asheville Gallery of Art featured artist for November. “Skies over Appalachia” will run November 1-30. Opening reception Friday, November 7, 5-8 p.m. Asheville Gallery of Art, 16 College Street in downtown Asheville. Hours are Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. For more information, call (828) 251-5796 or visit

Friday, November 7
White Horse Black Mountain 6th Anniversary Celebration
All-star performances by BJ Leiderman, Kat Williams, The Belfast Boys and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. $15 advance/$18 door. White Horse, 105c Montreat Road, Black Mountain. (828) 669-0816, or

Friday, November 7
Asheville Playback Theatre
Invite your family and friends, share a story, and allow us to transform your ordinary stories into extraordinary events. No scripts. No elaborate sets or costumes. Stories are provided on the spot by random audience members. Jubilee Center Garden Room, Patton Ave. 8 p.m. $10; $5 youth. For more information: call Robert at (828) 273-0995; visit

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8
Prague’s Cirk La Putyka
Transcending acrobatics, contemporary dance, puppetry, concert, and sport, Prague’s Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata will have you on the edge of your seat. Mainstage Special Attractions Series, Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. 8 p.m. Tickets: $38, Student $33; Children 12 and under $15; Student rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. (828) 257-4530,


Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, November 8 – Asheville Symphony Chorus Concert: The Mass – Past & Present. Arden Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 11 – Behind the Notes with Chip Kaufmann. Deerfield Community Center, 4 p.m.

Friday, November 21 – Symphony talk with Daniel Meyer: Reuter Center, 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 22 – ASO Concert: Tchaikovsky’s 4th. Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 8 p.m. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. Tickets: $22 for adults; $11 for youth, available through the ASO office or the U.S. Cellular Center ticket office.
Call (828) 254-7046 or visit

Saturday, November 8
Thanksgivng Food Tasting
Noon to 6 p.m. West Village Market & Deli, 771 Haywood Rd., Asheville. For more information please visit, or call (828) 225-4949.

Saturday, November 8
Let’s Fall in Love
An original musical revue of Broadway’s great love songs. 7:30 p.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Fletcher. Tickets are $40 and include wine, coffee and Viennese desserts.

Saturday, November 8
Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
Doors open at 7 for this limited seating 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $28 in advance. The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. (828) 398-1837,

Saturday, November 8
Tryon Beer Fest
Noon until 6 p.m. in the Tryon Depot Plaza. An array of craft beers and authentic German food. The Oyster Roast starts at 12:30. Live Bavarian music during the day then rock out with a live band in the afternoon. Admission gets you unlimited beer and wine samples. 21+. Rain or shine. Visit

Saturday, November 8
Appalachian Pastel Society
Presentation and workshop by Karen Margulis on “Expressive Pastels: Loosen Up and Add Some Spice to Your Paintings.” Meeting and demonstration 10 a.m. to 12 noon; workshop 1-4 p.m. At Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River. Call Sparky Nelson at (828) 696-8074, or visit

November 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll
The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Fall Studio Stroll and Art Walk, welcoming the public to see and collect amazing art in their studios and galleries. The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former factories and historical buildings nestled along the French Broad River. More than 180 working studios, many with showrooms and galleries, are open every day, all year round. Artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. For more details, visit

Tuesday, November 11
Classic Hike of the Smokies
Hike along Deep Creek Trail. Views of the 80 foot Toms Branch Falls. 9 mile, moderately difficult hike led by hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein. $35 per person, includes membership to Friends of the Smokies. Carpools leave from Asheville and Waynesville. To register, contact or (828) 452-0720. Visit

November 12-16
Cucalorus Film Festival
Downtown Wilmington, NC. For more information and a complete list of films visit

Friday, November 14
Black Box Photography & Dot Editions
Rocky and Steve will be hosting an Open Studio on Friday, November 14, beginning at 5 p.m., and Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Put the dates on your calendar and take the opportunity to come meet Steve and Rocky and partake in food and beverages.

Friday, November 14
The Morning After
An eclectic Motown sound, fueled by bluegrass, dripping with soul with just a touch of latin and jazz. All ages. 8 p.m. $5 adv., $7 d.o.s. Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. For more details call (828) 270-7747 or visit

November 14-16
The Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy and Toto as they travel through the world of Oz and meet the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, a host of Munchkins, and the wickedest witch of all! Performed by students ranging in age from 5 to 15. Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, November 15 & 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, available at, by phone at (828) 254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office. Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville. For more details call (828) 254-1320, or visit

Saturday, November 15
Michelle Baker reading and booksigning, The Canoe
7 p.m. Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville. For more details, please visit, or call (828) 254-6734.

Saturday, November 15
Red June
Dynamic, refined sound featuring delightful three-part harmonies, electrifying instrumental work, and honest, soulful songwriting. Special guests Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith. Diana Wortham Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30, Student $25, Children 12 and under $15; Student rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. (828) 257-4530 or visit

Saturday, November 15
3rd Annual Yart Sale
Area artists will be clearing their studios of paintings, pottery, older works, unsold artwork (framed and unframed), and unneeded art supplies. Wide variety of art and vintage items at yard sale prices. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Hall, 1735 5th Avenue West, corner of White Pine Drive and 5th Avenue West in Hendersonville. For more information contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at (828) 693-8504.

Sunday, November 16
The St. Lawrence String Quartet
4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Asheville, corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte Street. Tickets are $38. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit, call Nathan Shirley at (828) 575-7427 or email

Sunday, November 16
Concert to Benefit the Victims of War
3:30 p.m., violinist Michael Dabroski will perform music by Bach and original works based on Palestinian melodies in a concert to benefit the victims of war in Gaza. Sponsored by Western Carolinians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East. At the Rainbow Community School concert hall, 58 State Street in West Asheville.Call (828) 505-7336 or visit

Wednesday, November 19
Maureen Corrigan reading and booksigning
7 p.m. Tickets are free with the purchase of “So We Read On.” Malaprop’s Café & Bookstore, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. For more information call (828) 254-6734 or visit


AmiciMusic Presents “Beethoven’s Cello”

Over four concerts in four different venues, celebrated cellist Lawrence Stomberg and Artistic Director/pianist Daniel Weiser will present the complete repertoire for cello and piano as composed by the great Ludwig van Beethoven, a total of nine works.

Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at All Soul’s Cathedral in Biltmore Village ($20 general, $15 for Church members, free for children). Discounts for advance reservations at

Saturday, November 22 at 11 a.m. at Isis in West Asheville at 743 Haywood Rd. ($15 for concert; optional brunch for $7-11 more). Reservations recommended by calling Isis at (828) 575-2737. For more details, visit

Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the White Horse Black Mountain. $20 at the door; $15 in advance. Call (828) 669-0816 or go to

Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Place in Asheville. ($20 for general, $15 for Church members, free for children). Discounts for advance reservations at

November 20 – December 21
A Christmas Carol
Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.. Matinees Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission $40. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock

Saturday, November 22
The 17th Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 23 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. 89 Woodward Avenue in the Norwood Park area of North Asheville. For more information and map visit

Saturday, November 22
Marshall Handmade Market
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Marshall High Studios, 115 Blannahassett Island. Just up the river from Asheville, Marshall is on NE 25/70, between Weaverville and Hot Springs. For directions and a list of exhibitors visit

Saturday, November 22
Farm Dreams
Entry level, exploratory workshop on sustainable farming and how to move forward. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buncombe County Extension Office, 94 Coxe Ave., Asheville. Bring a lunch. Cost: $55.

Saturday, November 22
Reading and Silent Auction
Literary reading exploring the tangled relationships between non-human and human animals. 6 p.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Auction proceeds benefit NC sanctuaries.

Saturday, November 22
Asheville Holiday Parade
68th annual parade rolls, marches and dances its way down Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville beginning at 11 a.m. Following the parade, JingleFest, a family-friendly celebration, will be held at the US Cellular Center from noon to 5 p.m. For more information please visit

Saturday, November 22
Art & Craft Bazaar
20 local craftsmen and artists offering woodworking, fiber art, paintings, pottery, and jewelry. Food truck on premise. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Art House Gallery & Studio, 5 Highland Park Rd., E. Flat Rock.

Saturday, November 22
Timpani Concert
Asheville Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s 4th, November 22 at 8 p.m. in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Tickets start at $22 for adults and $11 for youth, and are available through the ASO office or the U.S. Cellular Center ticket office. Details at or call (828) 254-7046.

Sunday, November 23
3 p.m. at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door on the day of the event. For more details please call (828) 667-4227 or (828) 274-1123. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of the Hwy 70 entrance in east Asheville.

Sunday, November 23
Billy Jonas Band
CD release show for Build It Back Again. Songs that engage all ages with funky rhythms and thoughtful lyrics. 4 & 7 p.m. at the Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville. (828) 232-5800. Tickets at

November 23 & 24
Auditions for A Chorus Line
Seeking singers who can dance and dancers who can sing. No previous experience required. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Directed by Chanda Calentine with musical direction by Gary Mitchell and choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor. November 23 from 12 noon – 3 p.m.; November 24 from 6-9 p.m. Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St., Asheville. Call (828) 254-1320, or visit

November 28 & 29
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Versatile actor Jeremy Webb has re-envisioned this classic by creating a 25 character, family-friendly, one-man play with puppets for ghosts. A definitive holiday experience. Diana Wortham Theatre. Friday, November 28 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 29 at 2 & 7 p.m. Tickets: $30, Student $25, Children 12 and under $15; Student rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. (828) 257-4530,

Live at The Strand Theater

Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic mystery thriller. Screenings Saturday, November 1 at 2, 5, & 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, November 4 & 5 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 8 – Gurf Morlix: storied producer, one-man roots band.

Thursday, November 13 – Live music by Juan Holliday of The Secret B-Sides, 7:45 p.m.

Saturday Morning Cartoons – Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cereal, milk, orange juice, continental breakfast goodies, plus coffee, LOTS of coffee, at the concession stand. PJs welcome. A fun, free, laid-back way to start the weekend!

The Lounge at 38 Main – Come early for your show to avoid the rush and stake out your seats. Buy your popcorn and beverage 23 minutes or more before your showtime and get 10% off if you mention the code phrase: “Early Bird!

The Strand Theater, 38 N. Main Street, Waynesville.


We Love This Place – November 2014

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An exhibit of recent drawings and paintings by Jason Rafferty opens this month. The solo show will feature the best of his works created in Asheville and in Argenton-les-Vallées, France. An opening reception will be held Saturday, November 8 at Metro Wines in Asheville. The show will run from November 1-30, 2014.

Thanksgiving will mark Rafferty’s one-year anniversary as a full time artist. Over the next several months he will be expanding his offerings of artwork and prints through his website,

Jason Rafferty opening reception, Saturday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Metro Wines Asheville, 169 Charlotte St. Open daily 11-7 p.m. (828) 575-9525.

Ongoing Events

Every Monday
Open Mic

8 p.m. at the Courtyard Gallery. Musicians, poets, comics, singer/songwriters, filmmakers, writers. Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 109 Roberts Street, Asheville.

John Mac Kah Classes & Workshops
Register anytime. Saturdays in the Studio. Thursday evenings Studio Painting/Drawing. Intro to Oils, Studies to Studio, Plein Air Workshops & Excursions. 122 Riverside Drive, Cotton Mill Studios. For more information, (828) 225-5000,, or visit

Every Sunday
Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League

For those interested in painting, drawing, pastels, or other media. Materials provided free of charge for the first two sessions. To continue, join the league for $25 per year. 2-4 p.m. at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, 78 Catawba Ave, in Old Fort. For the full schedule please contact Helen Sullivan at

Live Music Every Friday and Saturday
at the Classic Wineseller

Live music, kitchen serves small plate fare at 5:30 p.m. 20 Church St., Waynesville. (828) 452-6000, or visit

White Horse Black Mountain
Every Tuesday
– Irish Session at 6:30 p.m.
Come join us each and every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and listen to the sounds of fiddles, flutes, guitars, harps, bodhrans and more as regional musicians gather in a circle to share songs and tunes from Ireland and Scotland. No cover charge.

Every Tuesday – Open Mic at 8:45 p.m.
You never know who is going to show up to perform on open mic night at the White Horse. Come enjoy the sounds of rising stars, aspiring hopefuls and seasoned songsters. No cover charge.

White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Rd.
(828) 669-0816,

Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Every Tuesday – Two bands. This weekly jam is an amazing opportunity for musicians to network while refining their musical chops, and for the people who support our scene to shake their hips to the best funk around! Encouraging new bands to showcase their passion for music and live performance. 21+, free, 10 p.m. Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC. Call (828) 255-7777,

Information about all types of dance events, classes, workshops and performances. View the extensive listings at