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What to Do – September 2014

Friday, August 29
Stories and Music of Faith, Hope, Charity

A program of inspiration, 7-9 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 768 Asbury Rd., Candler, NC. Info: (828) 670-0051 or Benefits church ministry and programs.

August 29 – September 1
The Core of Our Labor Day Weekend
The 68th NC Apple Festival will be held in Hendersonville from Friday, August 29 through September 1. The Festival’s Street Fair will feature quality arts and crafts and wonderful traditional festival foods. You can buy many varieties of locally harvested apples direct from the growers. Enjoy your fill of fried apple pies, apple freezes and apple ice cream just for starters!

The fair will be open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with a mini-fair on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also enjoy free entertainment and dancing under the stars at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse on Main Street.

A mixture of music, from bluegrass to rock and roll, will be performed Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Many more special events, including the Gem and Mineral Spectacular, Downtown Sidewalk Sale and the King Apple Parade, are listed at


through September 7
The Odd Couple
HART presents one of Neil Simon’s biggest comedy hits, September 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m.; September 7 at 3 p.m. $22; $18 seniors; $10 students. $6 tickets for students on Sunday. Box Office: Tue-Sat 1-5 p.m. Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. (828) 456-6322,

through September 20
Camped Out on Greasy Grass
A series of portraits curated by Jeremy Russell and Jameid Ferrin, and featuring displaced artists from the RAD’s Lyman Avenue Studios. At the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery, 1 Page Ave., in downtown Asheville. More details at


Monday, September 1
Whimsical Art for the Young at Heart!

Marcy Jackson of Red Cat Studio will be exhibiting her artwork for children of all ages. Narrative illustrations of fantastical creatures, places and designs. Art by Marcy Jackson on display September 1-30 at Flat Rock Village Bakery, 2710 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. Visit Marcy’s artwork year round at Art Mob Studios in Hendersonville.

September 1-13
Shop at Waynesville’s Mast General Store to support Friends of the Smokies

Mast General Store and Patagonia will donate proceeds from each product sold to Friends of the Smokies. Then on Friends Day, September 13, Mast General Store will donate 10% of your purchases to Friends! Mast General Store, 63 North Main Street, Waynesville. (828) 452-2101,

September 1-30
Whimsical Art by Marcy Jackson

Narrative illustrations of fantastical creatures, places and designs. On display at Flat Rock Village Bakery, 2710 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock.

September 2-28

First Friday Art Walk, September 5 from 5-8 p.m. Opening reception, Friday, September 19 from 6-8 p.m. Artwork by Barbara Fisher, Robert Winker and Pat Zalisko. Artetude Gallery, 89 Patton Ave. (828) 252-1466,

Friday, September 5
Fragments of Time and Space

Asheville Gallery of Art presents works by Sahar Fakhoury during the month of September. A reception takes place from 5-8 p.m. The public is cordially invited. The exhibit runs September 1-30, 2014. The gallery is located at 16 College Street in downtown Asheville, across from Pritchard Park. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 251-5796 or visit

Friday, September 5
First Friday Art Walks

5-8 p.m. Stroll galleries, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Through December in downtown Hendersonville and Flat Rock.

Friday, September 5
Mutual Benefit

With Dent May and Soft Cat at the Mothlight. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 adv / $12 at the door. For more information go to

Friday, September 5
Painter Among the Poets

Dan Rice at Black Mountain College. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Gallery talk by curator Brian E. Butler at 7 p.m. Free. On display September 5 – January 10, 2015. The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 56 Broadway, downtown Asheville. (828) 350-8484,

Friday, September 5
Shapes and Shadows

Various 2D and 3D works presented by the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League at the historic Red House Gallery, 310 W. State St., in Black Mountain next to the Monte Vista Hotel. On display through September 29, 2014. Mon.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-4. Call (828) 669-0351 or go to

Friday, September 5
Art After Dark

Continue the Labor Day festivities by taking a visit to downtown Waynesville.
For more information contact Twigs & Leaves Gallery at (828) 456-1940 or visit the Waynesville Gallery Association at

September 5 – October 26
Eliada’s 2014 Corn Maze

Over 4 miles of maze trails, and a field full of attractions. Sure to please children and parents. 9-4 p.m. Thursdays, 10-8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. $9 adults; $6 ages 4-11. Children 3 and under free! Call (828) 254-5356, or visit,


Live Music at The Green Room Café

Artisan crafted scrumptious food made fresh from local ingredients. Gourmet entrees, sandwiches, soups and salads, breakfast and baked treats, premium beer & wine, Fair Trade locally roasted espresso & coffees, loose leaf teas. Live dinner music Friday’s & Saturday’s from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 6 – Kevin Lorenz, guitar; Jazz, Pop, Ragtime, Bossa Nova & Classical.

Friday, September 12 – Lake & Moore, acoustic guitar duo; Folk & Americana.

Saturday, September 13 – Jazz with Elise Pratt on vocals, Mike Holstein on guitar.

Saturday, September 20 – The Woody & Johnson Duo; Pop & Blues.

Friday, September 26 – Jazz & Pop, soft sounds on sax by Olivier.

Saturday, September 27 – Evalina & Marty, vocal and guitar duo; Blues, Folk & Troubadour music.

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


Saturday, September 6
Harvest Conference

Organic Growers School’s 1st annual event for backyard and urban growers and homesteaders. Keynote: A Field Guide to Hope with Janisse Ray, 8 p.m. at Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech Campus, Asheville. $40, register at

Saturday, September 6
Dillsboro Celebrates 125 years

Entertainment, vendors, exhibits, children’s games, and demonstrations of old-time arts and crafts. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. along Front Street by the railroad tracks in Dillsboro, NC. Call Brenda Anders for details (828) 506-8331,

Saturday, September 6
James Patterson Signing & Celebration

The beloved author of the Alex Cross books, the Maximum Ride series, the Homeroom Diaries series, Treasure Hunters, and many more will join us for a champagne and lemonade toast and book signing! We’ll be celebrating the generous grant Mr. Patterson gave to us as part of his Million Dollar campaign to help indie bookstores. While the reception is open to the public, the signing line requires a ticket. Signing line tickets will be given out on Saturday, September 6 with the purchase of a James Patterson book from Malaprop’s. The store opens at 9 a.m. Signing from 6-8 p.m. at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville. For more details please call (828) 254-6734, or visit

Saturday, September 6
Anything Goes – Everything Shows

Opening reception 6-9 p.m. at the Courtyard Gallery and the Flood Fine Arts Center, 109 Roberts St. in the Phil Mechanics Building located in Asheville’s River Arts District.

Saturday, September 6
Corey Harris & The Rasta Blues Experience

Original and classic material that celebrates the timeless sound of traditional blues with fresh, insightful lyrics. 8 p.m. doors open; 9 p.m. show. 18+; $12/$15. Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Avenue. Details at (828) 255-7777,

September 6 through October 3
Crimson Laurel Gallery

Sculptural and functional ceramics by Rob Pullyen and Joe Singewald. Alternative Firing exhibit features Maureen McGregor, Edge Barnes, and Conrad Weiser. 23 Crimson Laurel Way, Bakersville. (828) 688-3599

Sunday, September 7

Celebrating everything organic, sustainable, healthy, and FUN! 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville.

Sunday, September 7
European-Style Road Cycling

Take a Sunday drive on two wheels and see the Smoky Mountains from a whole new perspective during the Asheville Gran Fondo. The Asheville Gran Fondo takes place in downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park. Start time is 8 a.m. For more details or to register, visit For information about guided outings in the Smokies, events benefitting the park, priority park projects, and how to make a donation, visit

Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m.
Readings and signings by three poets at 3 p.m. This month features
Anne Harding Woodworth (Unattached Male), Quitman
Marshall (You Were Born One Time), and Pasckie Pascua (Red is the Color of My Night). Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe, 55 Haywood Street, downtown Asheville. Call (828) 254-6734, or visit

Sunday, September 7
Zoom In

Exhibition of Asheville street photography. Opening reception 4-6 p.m. at The Green Sage Cafe in the Westgate Mall. On display through October 15, 2014. Free. Visit or call (828) 505-0144.


Asheville Playback Theatre

Improvised theater based on personal stories from the audience. No scripts. No elaborate sets or costumes. The stories that come to life on stage are provided, on the spot, by random audience members.

Thursday, September 11 at the Henderson County Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville. Free.

Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27 at 8 p.m. at the BeBe Theater, 20 Commerce St., Asheville. $10; $5 youth.


Not for Children Only: Pack Library Book Discussions
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every other Thursday
Thursday, September 11 – Classic Fairy Tales by Iona & Peter Opie
Thursday, September 25 – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Thursday, October 9 – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Thursday, October 23 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, and The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Thursday, November 6 – Dragonwings by Laurence Yep, and The Giver by Lois Lowry
Thursday, November 20 – Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Not for Children Only: Children’s Classics for Adults takes place at Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street, Asheville. For more details call (828) 250-4718, or visit


Friday, September 12 at 9:30 p.m.
The Get Right Band CD release show

Tickets: $7. Asheville Music Hall, 31 Patton Ave., downtown Asheville. Call (828) 255-7777 or visit

Friday, September 12
David Mayfield

David Mayfield came up on the bluegrass circuit, winning contests on mandolin and guitar, playing bass with his families bluegrass band, and even doing a stint living in Bill Monroe’s old bus, Bluegrass Breakdown. Mayfield will be showcasing tracks from the album while on tour this summer with Jason Edwards (drums), Jenn Star-Symch (fiddle, synth), and John Warren Watson (bass, vocals), all members of his band, The David Mayfield Parade. 9 p.m. All ages. $10/$12. The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville. Call (828) 232-5800 or visit,

September 12-14
Playback Theatre Immersion Class

A full weekend of improvisation with Deb Scott, former Artistic Director of Asheville Playback Theatre. All levels welcome! $60 to $120, sliding scale. Asheville Movement Center, 4 Richmond St., Asheville. (828) 329-5169,

September 12 – December 15
Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II

Rosie the Riveter is the iconic symbol of women’s involvement in World War II.
She is one part of a larger story about the many ways women contributed to and were affected by war. World War II changed the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life in the United States, especially for women. Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II explores the lives of women in World War II. On loan from the Museum of History & Holocaust Education in Kennesaw. Traveling exhibit on display at aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St., downtown Asheville.

Saturday, September 13
5th Annual Hobo Ball

6 p.m. at Camp Ton-AWandah in Flat Rock. Fundraiser benefits Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. $85 includes a social hour followed by a hearty buffet dinner, live auction with Jerry Stone, dancing and storytelling. More details at (828) 696-3455 or visit

Saturday, September 13
Asheville Ghost Signs

Preservation Society downtown walking tour. Stroll and view hidden relics of history. 10 a.m. Pritchard Park. Dutch lunch at Laurey’s Biltmore Avenue. Details at

Saturday, September 13
Odyssey Cooperative Art Gallery

Dmonstrations, refreshments, music, and a showcase of ceramic arts by Joan Pennington, Christine Sams, and twenty five gallery members. Tues-Sun 11-5 p.m. 238 Clingman Ave., Asheville. Details at (828) 285-0210, or visit

Saturday, September 13
Growing Radiant Flowers with Pastels

Free demonstration by award-winning pastelist, Susan Sinyai. During the meeting of the Appalachian Pastel Society Susan will describe how she develops a pastel floral painting. She will explain and illustrate techniques and materials used in creating the underpainting, and then journey towards creating a sense of luminosity and delicacy. There will be a slide presentation, as well as a work in progress for the brief demonstration. The group will meet Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. until noon at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road in Mills River. Non-members welcome. For more information call Suzy Hart at (845) 986-3653 or visit

Saturday, September 13
Here’s Hope 2014

Luncheon and fashion show featuring cancer survivors. Live entertainment, silent auction, and raffle to benefit the Hope Chest for Women. At the Omni Grove Park Inn. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $50. Details by calling (828) 708-3017 or visit


Live Music at the Art House

Saturday concert series, 8 p.m. to midnight Local and regional artists perform in the 3,000 foot gallery/performance space. The space includes artists studios, a deck, and a cozy couch lounge.

September 13 – Chris Smith, acoustic folk/roots, guitar, singer-songwriter.

September 20 – Alec & Jacqui Fehl, eclectic mix of acoustic blues and decades rock.

The Art House Gallery and Studio, 5 Highland Park Road, East Flat Rock, NC 28726.


Sunday, September 14
Riders in the Sky

Featured in Toy Story, this band is known for award-winning harmonies, wacky cowboy wit and high-yodeling adventures. $21; $7 for students and children. 3 p.m. at Western Carolina University in the Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. (828) 227-2479 or


Pan Harmonia Concerts

Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. – Inspired by Bach. Franklin Keel performs JS Bach and original compositions inspired by the Baroque master on cello, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville.

Saturday, September 27 – The Angel and the Devil. Early music artists, Gail Ann Schroeder on viola da gamba, and Barbara Weiss on harpsichord, join forces to play virtuosic highlights of the French Baroque period. These rivals from the court of Louis XIV were reported to have played like an angel, Marin Marais, and a devil, Antoine Forqueray. L’Ange et le Diable: Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray, 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville.

Tickets to both concerts available online at and at the door.


Wednesday, September 17
Hispanic Heritage Exhibition

Artwork by Luis Martinez Cruz, Victor H. Verde and Gustavo Villota, and “Mi Historia,” stories from Latinos living in WNC. Opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. On display September 15 – October 15. Open Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-6. More details at or call (828) 251-6990.

September 16 – October 28
Beginner Bluegrass Music Classes

Tuesday evenings. Learn bluegrass banjo, fiddle or mandolin. Taught by Wayne Erbsen, author of dozens of self-help music instruction books. At the Log Cabin Cooking & Music Center, 111 Bell Road in Haw Creek. For more information: (828) 299-7031,

Thursday, September 18
The Village Potters at the Junction

An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. The works will be on display through October 14, 2014 at the Junction, 348 Depot Street, in Asheville’s River Arts district. Call (828) 253-2424, or visit

Friday, September 19
Variety Musical Program

Free. First Baptist, 63 N. Main Street, Weaverville. 7 p.m. Featuring: Violin, flute, piano, vocal, guitar, marimba. Info at (828) 645-5798.

Friday, September 19
Elise and Phil Okrend reading and booksigning

5:30-7 p.m. at Grateful Steps Bookstore, 159 South Lexington Ave., Asheville. For more details please call (828) 277-0998.

Friday, September 19
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Yesterday and Today combines the songs of a generation, songs that are woven into the tapestry of our lives, with a set list compiled according to the audience’s requests prior to the show. All songs are performed perfectly by the McGuigan Brothers: no wigs, no faked accents, no pretense, just the music exactly as it was recorded. Catch Yesterday and Today at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30, Student $25, Children 12 and under $15; Student rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10.

Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20
12th Annual Quilt Fair

Quilts and handcrafted items for sale. Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jefferson Station, West Jefferson, in Ashe county. More details at

Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Asheville Symphony’s Opening Night concert

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the U.S. Cellular Center. Tickets start at $22 for adults and $11 for youth. For more information or to purchase tickets call (828) 254-7046 or go to Tickets are $38 each. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the ACMS website: or call Nathan Shirley at (828) 575-7427 or

Saturday, September 20
Journal Making Workshop

With Kent Stewart at 3 p.m. Intended for beginners, ages 11 through adult. $3 materials cost per person. Limited to 10 participants. Call Blue Ridge Books, (828) 456-6000, to sign up. Located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. More details at

Sunday, September 21
Angela Easterling in Concert

Angela Easterling is a country ballad singer/songwriter who brings to her music the sweet cultural heritage of her early years growing up on a Greer, SC farm – run by her family for seven generations. She is also the main artist of a duo/solo performance group known as “The Beguilers.” Free concert featuring Angela Easterling at 3 p.m. at the Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Avenue. (828) 648-2924.

Sunday, September 21
Classicial Harp Concert & Harmonics

Concert harpist, Linda Barton Paul, with preservationist and architect Robert Griffin. 4 p.m. at All Souls in Biltmore Village, 9 Swan St, Asheville. $20,

Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21
The 34th Annual Heritage Weekend

Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, September 21 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just north of the Hwy. 70 entrance in east Asheville.

Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21
Open Studio Tour of Henderson County

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Preview Party, Thursday, September 18 from 5-8 p.m. Azalea Parking lot, along King Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown Hendersonville. For details contact: David Voorhees (828) 698-8775, or Dian Magie (828) 890-3929.

Thursday, September 25

Full of explosive synthesizers and melodies made to climb the charts. The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. Details at (828) 398-1837, or

Friday, September 26
Garland to Joplin – Get Happy!

Cabaret Jazz Series featuring Annie Sellick and Michael Jefry Stevens, plus James Simmons, Byron Hedgepath and Billy Cardine. 8 p.m. White Horse Black Mountain, or (828) 669-0816.

September 26, 27 & 28
Greek Festival

In the Historic Montford District, 227 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call the church office at (828) 253-3754 or go online to

Saturday, September 27
The Gilded Ball

Tickets: $50; $100 VIP ticket includes VIP pre-party and sneak peek of art auction, food and special entertainment, access to VIP lounge and bar, and 2 drink tickets. Additional details at Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Call (828) 575-2737 or visit their website at

Saturday, September 27
Mountain Heritage Day

On the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. For more details, call WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center at (828) 227-7129, or visit

Saturday, September 27
Many Moods of McCartney

Benefit concert featuring the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Honoring Sir Paul McCartney’s classical compositions and well-known hits. 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Center, 87 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville. Tickets: $100 VIP, $69, $59 & $29. Box office (828) 259-5736, or

Saturday, September 27
Fall Into Vintage Open House

Over 40 vintage trailers! 1-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 children 6-12. All proceeds benefit local charities. Hosted by the Tin Can Tourists. Waynesville Boy Scout Troop 318 will host a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Pride RV Park, 4394 Jonathan Creek Road, Waynesville. Details at (704) 507-9565.

Saturday, September 27
French Broad Brew Fest

$75 ticket includes a souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer samplings from noon to 10 p.m., camping in Hot Springs campground, and great live music. $60 ticket for music and camping only (no beer sampling). Get tickets at, at Southern Raft Supply, 2000 Riverside Drive, next to Watershed and below Cheney Graphics, (828) 252-7111. Or, in downtown Asheville at ERA Sunburst Realty, 111 Central Ave., (828) 230-4054.

Sunday, September 28 at 3 p.m.
Asheville Area Piano Forum annual fall benefit concert

Diana Wortham Theatre. General admission $28, Patron $50, free for students 12 and under; students 13-21 $3. Tickets are available through the Diana Wortham Box Office, (828) 257-4530, or purchase tickets online at

Monday, September 29
Midsummer Night’s Feast

Farm to table dinner benefits local organic farmers. Mocktails & H’ors D’oeuvres at 5:30; 6:30 film, GMO OMG; 8 p.m. three-course seated dinner and panel discussion. $40. At the Hub, 278 Haywood Rd. in West Asheville.

October 3 & 5
Die Fledermaus

Friday, October 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theatre. Tickets available by calling the box office (828) 257-4530, or online at Students and other groups may purchase tickets to the Appalachian Party Preview Dress Rehearsal, held October 1 at 7 p.m., by calling the ALO at (828) 236-0670.

October 4 & 5, 2014
41st Fall Festival

John C. Campbell Folk School, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafts from over 200 vendors. Demonstrations, music and dance, great food. Fun for the whole family. $5; $3 ages 12-17; under 12, free. John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902. 1-800-FOLK-SCH,

Sunday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
Stuart Duncan and Noam Pikelny in concert

Fiddle and banjo roots music in duet. Tickets are priced at $30 adv. / $35 day of show for this all ages seated event at The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., Asheville. For more information call (828) 270-7747 or visit

October 16-19
The 39th LEAF Festival

LEAF has a stellar lineup of performing artists for the fall festival, taking place in Black Mountain. For the full line-up, details, tickets and more, call (828) 68-MUSIC [686-8742], or visit Prices are discounted through September 3. Adult tickets start at $41 for the day, or $147 for the weekend. Additional discounts for local commuting residents and youth ages 10 through 17. Children 9 and younger are always free. Limited car camping, lodge rooms and cabins are available. Festive attitudes welcome! Purchase tickets online at or by phone at (828) 686-8742.

October 16-19
Handcrafted Ukulele

Tryon luthier Jay Lichty has donated a handcrafted instrument for the annual fundraising raffle by LEAF Community Arts Programs. Retail value is $4,135. Raffle tickets are $10 each and may be purchased by calling (828) 686-8742, online at, or at the LEAF fall festival in Black Mountain October 16-19. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn October 19. The winner does not have to be present.

Every Saturday
North Asheville Tailgate Market

8 a.m. till noon at UNC Asheville Campus (Lot C). Local, sustainably produced vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, herbs, plants, flowers, prepared foods and crafts.

We Love This Place – September 2014

Where to meet nationally-and internationally-known authors many times each month, and participate in book clubs, discussion groups, community events, and book signings every week of the year?

Come to Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street, established 32 years ago in downtown Asheville. While at Malaprop’s, enjoy some of the best coffee in town and locally-baked pastry.

Tourists and locals alike appreciate the wide selection of guidebooks and maps for exploring parks, cultural sites, outdoor resources in WNC, and for travel to destinations worldwide. You’ll find contemporary bestsellers and classics, signed first editions, an expansive children’s section with books and book-themed gifts, and a rich selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by distinguished local and regional authors.

Consult the Malaprop’s “Staff Favorites” shelves to see what the booksellers are reading. Strike up a conversation with a bookseller whose favorites interest you, and who will surely find the perfect book for you. It’s a gift? Add a card by a local artist, and enjoy complimentary gift-wrap!

Prefer to shop on-line? You can do that at Find titles in hard copy, paperback and e-books too; all are available at this local, independent bookstore!

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801


Henderson County Events
Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, 201 S. Main St. in Hendersonville. For more details call (828) 693-9708 or 1-800-828-4244, or visit

Black Mountain Events
Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, 201 E. State Street, Black Mountain. For more details call (828) 669-2300, Toll Free: (800) 669-2301, or visit

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