Sunday | July 1
Community: Asheville Anarchist Field day 2018 | noonâ6 p.m. | Carrier Park | Celebrate the second annual day of fun, food + activities for all ages with your local anarchist community. This event is open to everyone. đ¤
Show: Hardworker | 7â9 p.m. | Fleetwoodâs | 496 Haywood Rd. | Free | Check out this loud rocking band from Durham, North Carolina.
Cause: Paws & Pints | 2â5 p.m. | Hillman Beer | 25 Sweeten Creek Rd. | Enjoy a pint at Hillman Beer + interact with playful doggos that are ready to be adopted into a loving home. đś
Trivia: Parks and Rec Trivia | 6â8 p.m. | The Casual Pint | 1863 Hendersonville Rd. #145 | Test your knowledge of all things Pawnee with this Parks + Rec themed trivia competition.
Art: Reflections: Contemporary Glass Exhibition | 5â8 p.m. | Momentum Gallery | This exhibition commemorates the Summer of Glass, a WNC celebration of glass artwork in connection with the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate. đ¨
Monday | July 2
TryThis: Summertime Snuggle Sanctuary | 6:30â10 p.m. | Location TBA | $20 | Explore conscious connection, authentic consent + empowered platonic boundaries to create a comfortable + healthy snuggle interaction with others. Register for further details + location.
Cause: Pet Photoshoot + Brother Wolf Fundraiser | July 2 | 6â8 p.m. | Archetype Brewing | 265 Haywood Rd. | $50+ | Renowned pet photographer Andy Goldberg will be in Asheville for private, high-quality pet shoots. Part of the proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Rescue. Register in advance here.
Film: Asheville Movie Guy Screening: Hearts Beat Loud | 7:20â10:20 p.m. | Fine Arts Theatre | 36 Biltmore Ave. | $6.50+ |
Tuesday | July 3
Outdoors: 50 High Points World Record Challenge | Mt. Mitchell | Free | Witness Colin Brady breaking a world record as he travels across the highest points in all 50 states. Heâll be on top of Mt. Mitchell (6684â) today. Use the live tracking feature on the website to find him.
Show:Â TNFJ âDeacon Jamâ in Memory of Jeff âDeaconâ Knorr | 11 p.m. | Asheville Music Hall | 31 Patton Ave. | Donations accepted | This one-time special edition of the Funk Jam is a tribute to beloved Asheville musician Knorr. Proceeds go to the Jeff Knorr Scholarship Fund.
Drink: Burial & Friends w/ Other Half, Creature Comforts, J Wakefield | 6â7:30 p.m. | Burial Beer | 40 Collier Ave. | $10 | Sample 5-6 beers each from Burial + guest brewers. Tickets include access to a talk, glassware + samples.
Wednesday | July 4
MustDo: Ingles Independence Day Celebration | 2â10 p.m. | Pack Square Park | Celebrate Americaâs Independence Day with this free event filled with family activities throughout the day, live performances + fireworks.
Dish: Free Hot Dogs on the 4th Of July | 1 p.m. | Mills River Brewery | 330 Rockwood Rd. | Mills River Brewery will be giving away free Hotdogs in celebration of the 4th of July + filling up growlers for $8.
Drink: Cornhole Tournament feat. Highland Cold Mountain | 3â9 p.m. | The Brew Pump | 760 Haywood Rd. | Enjoy some cold brews + enter this cornhole tournament in honor of the 4th of July.
Drink:Â 4th of July at MG Road | 9 p.m. | MG Road | 19 Wall St. | Free | DJ set from DJ Delight, 2 for $1 Jell-o shots, boozy snow cones + more at your fave Wall St. watering hole.
TryThis: Red Wine + Blue Craft Night | 6â8:30 p.m. | Nest Boutique | 10 Biltmore Plaza #20 | $35 | Celebrate Americaâs birthday with sales, door prizes + all the supplies to create a one of a kind vintage denim bunting. Bring your own wine đˇ
Cause: Freedom Gala | 2:30 p.m. | Patton Parker House | 95 Charlotte St. | $25 | Kick off the day with a social bike ride through town, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch featuring local food and live music + a view of all the downtown fireworks. Kids 12 and under free. Proceeds benefit Haiti.
ForKids: âSpink, Skabootch, and Swipesâ Theatre Performance | 10:15â10:45 am | The Carl Sandburg Home | 1800 Little River Rd. | Free | Â Meet new characters and journey farther into Sandburgâs imagination than ever before.These 30-minute shows are appropriate for all ages and held rain or shine, and repeat weekly.
Friday | July 6
Drink: Island to Highland: Reggae Festival | 6â10 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200 | Donât miss this Reggae festival happening at Highland Brewing with performances by Chalwa, Saylyn Roots Reggae, TurnUp Truk + Jake Burns.
Arts: Arts & Manufacturing Exhibit | 10 a.m.â4 p.m. | Mars Hill (Moore Fine Arts Building) | 79 Cascade St Â | This exhibit celebrates a fusion of art + manufacturing that embodies the craft + skills used in both. Nick Moen is the featured artist in this project.
Show: RiverLinkâs River Music 2018 | 5â9 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing | 21 Craven St. | Free | Enjoy a day by the banks of the French Broad River listening to live music, drinking local brews + trying delicious food. The proceeds from the event will benefit groundwork through the community.
Arts: Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction | 5â8 p.m. | Asheville Area Arts Council | 207 Coxe Avenue | Check out this exhibition of fine art photographs paired with three-dimensional works. .
Show: Robin Hood, the Legend of Sherwood | FridayâSunday | 7:30 p.m. | Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre | 92 Gay St. | Free | The Montford Park Players announce their new upcoming Robin Hood production. Family-friendly show.
Arts: Craft City Workshop: Rubber Stamp Greeting Cards | 5â8 p.m. | Center for Craft | 67 Broadwat St. | $12 | Join artist Eleanor Annan + create cards your friends will keep on their fridge for years. Bonus: Your ticket comes with a supply kit AND a fully loaded hot dog (veg options available) from Foothills Meats.
Saturday | July 7
Film: Spice World Movie Night + Dance Party | 8 p.m.âmidnight | The Grey Eagle | 185 Clingman Ave. | $5 | Donât miss this chance to dress up in your spiciest costume + watch the Spice World Movie on the big screen. Dance party after movie showing.
Workshop:Modern Weaving | 1 p.m. | Nest Boutique & DIY Studio | 10 Biltmore Plaza | $70 | Learn basic techniques + stitches to create your own unique piece of art with the help of fiber artist, Ashton Zager.
Show: Weller (PA) W/ Indigo De Souza + Lavender Blue | 8 p.m.âmidnight | Fleetwoodâs | 496 Haywood Rd. |
Volunteer: Picnic Area & Campground Clean-Up at Deep Creek | 9 a.m.ânoon | Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Three hours of volunteer service will be followed by an optional enrichment adventure. Register online.
Cause: Riverkeeper Beer Series | 1â5:30 p.m. | Wedge at Foundation | 5 Foundy St. | Free, register here | Join MountainTrue, Asheville Greenworks, French Broad River Outfitters + 98.1 The River to clean up the French Broad and enjoy beer from the Wedge. Spots are still available for clean up crew members who can also bring a boat.
Sunday | July 8
MustDo:Â Revolve One Year Anniversary Party + Album ReleaseÂ | 6â9 p.m. | Revolve | 821 Riverside Dr. | $10+ | Music (and an album release) from Appalachian band Mountain Bitters + DJ Lil Meow Meow, audiovisual installations, virtual reality from Better Than Unicorns + more.
Dish: The Great North Carolina Vegan Barbecue Cookoff | 5â7 p.m. | The BLOCK off Biltmore | 39 S Market St. | $5+ | Donât miss this all vegan BBQ cookoff in benefit of the Animal Haven of Asheville. Bring your own plate + fork to sample the entries.
Drink: Solar Sundae at Highland Brewing | noonâ4 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200 | $1 of every pint sold goes to supporting clean energy + there will be an ice cream sundae bar.
Trivia: The Office Trivia | 6â8 p.m. | The Casual Pint | 1863 Hendersonville Rd. #145 | Test your knowledge on bears, beets + battlestar galactica with this Trivia competition featuring the TV show The Office. Prizes for for winners.
Monday | July 9
ForKids: Leadership + Entrepreneurship Camp for Middle School Girls | All day | UNC Asheville | $250 | #CampGirlBoss is a powerful day-camp experience for middle school gir.s. This camp is taught by some of the most successful women leaders from across WNC. Scholarships available.
ForKids: Earth Ambassadors Summer Camp | 9â5 p.m. | Asheville Museum of Science | 43 Patton Ave. | $300 | Stand up for the Earth with a week of investigation and exploration, learn ways to keep our environment healthy + engage with the Climate Interactiveâs Climate Simulation. Sponsored by the Asheville Museum of Science.
Tuesday | July 10Â
Show:Â Allegra Krieger + AMBY | 8 p.m. | The Grey Eagle | 185 Clingman Ave. | $10+ |
Film:Â Horror Movie Mania:Â Dead-AliveÂ | 9 p.m. | 27 Club | 180 Patton Ave. | Free | Asheville Horror Society screens Peter Jacksonâs (ofÂ Lord of the Rings) early, gory horror-comedy.
Outdoors:Â Backpacking 201 | 6â7 p.m. | Diamond Brand Outdoors | 1378 Hendersonville Rd. | Free | For people who have attended Backpacking Basics or have been on at least a couple of overnight trips. Bring your pack to get personalized tips from local experts.
Wednesday | July 11
Film: Best of 48-Hour Film Festival 2018 | 7â10 p.m. | Asheville Pizza & Brewing | 675 Merrimon Ave. | $15 | Screening + awards ceremony. The grand prize winner gets a chance to screen at Filmapalooza 2019.
Arts: Crates and Barrels Pop-up Record Store | July 11 | 6â10 p.m. | Archetype Brewing | 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Browse hundreds of individually priced records, cassettes, vintage tees + vinyl gear while enjoying a local DJ
Shop:Â Moonlit Art Market | 8 p.m.â 11 p.m. | Burial Beer | 40 Collier Ave. | Free | Arts + crafts under the moon
Thursday | July 12
Learn: Climate Science to Climate Tech Startup Lunch and Learn | 12â1 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. | Free for Collider members, $20 general admission | Build your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge and gain insights into climate change trends and startup opportunities with talks from world-class speakers.
Film: Special Screening of Bonnie + Clyde | 7â10 p.m. | The Fine Arts Theatre | $10 | Part of the Arthur Penn film series sponsored by the BMCM+AC. Learn more about Pennâs films in context of his experiences as a student at the Black Mountain College in a pre-screening talk.
Friday | July 13 đ
Performance:Â emersion: half-light |Â 8:30 p.m. | Leicester (exact location revealed the day of the event) | $15 | This site-specific immersive theatrical installation from comedian + artist Grayson Morris takes place outside at dusk. Previous emersions feature characters + scenarios that the audience can interact with. Performances on Saturday as well.
Show:Â Daydream Creatures Album Release | 9 p.m.âmidnight | The Mothlight | $5 | w/ Glass Bricks
Show:Â Same as it Ever Was | 9 p.m. | Salvage Station | 468 Riverside Dr. | $10 | Unleash your inner David Byrne with Talking Heads all night.
ForKids: Peach Day at the WNC Farmerâs Market | July 13 | 11 a.m.â1 p.m. | WNC Farmers Market | 570 Brevard Rd. | Free | What could be better on a hot summer day? Kid friendly activities included.
TryThis: Brews and Bears | July 13 | 5:30 â 8:00 p.m. | WNC Nature Center | $8 members, $10 non-members | After-hours event featuring beer from New Belgium Brewing, cider from Urban Orchard Cider Co. and eats from Farm to Fender food truck and The Hop Ice Cream Cafe.
Learn: Presenting Your Brand | 9 a.m.ânoon | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. #401 | $50+ | Identify what makes your business unique in a competitive market with this three-hour intensive master class.Â
Saturday | July 14
Show:Â 52nd Shindig on the Green | 7â10 p.m. | Roger McGuire Green | Free | Bring your instrument to join in and a blanket or lawn chair
Cause: TOTALLY RAD â80s Fundraiser | 7â11 p.m. | Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space | 2002 Riverside Dr. #42-O | GA $15+ | Dress in your favorite 80âs attire + bust a move to pop, rock + dance hits. AllÂ funds from go directly to Attic Saltâs programming.
Community: Southside Rising for Justice | 1â9 p.m. | Arthur R Edington Education & Career Center | 133 Livingston St. | Free | Food, music, cultural performances + hands-on interactive social justice activities
Active: Pilates With Puppies | July 14 | 9â10 a.m. or 10â11 a.m. | Asheville Humane Society | 14 Forever Friend Ln | $15 | Mixed-level Pilates class with puppies for entertainment + support
Arts: A Little Crafty Art Market | July 14 | 11 a.m.â5 p.m. | Archetype Brewing | 265 Haywood Rd. | Free | Shop local art, pottery, glassworks, clothing, juices, jams + more
Show: Bastille Day: A French Baroque Celebration! | 7:30 p.m. |Oakley United Methodist Church | 607 Fairview Road | $20 (at the door) | Local group Pan Harmonia plays 18th century music from before and after the French Revolution.
Dish: Bites & Brews Food Truck Festival | 11 a.m.â5 p.m. | Asheville Outlets | 800 Brevard Rd. | $10+ | This family-friendly festival features delicious food trucks, craft brews + local music performances. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Eblen Foundation.
Dish: Pranom Pop-Up Thai Street Food | 2 p.m.â6 p.m. | District Wine Bar | 37 Paneâs Way | Thai street food from Dream Kasestatadâs traveling popup. His stories as a chef on the road were recently developed into a pilot for a film series by a major production company (tentatively titled âThe American Dreamâ).
Sunday | July 15
Arts: The Big Crafty Birthday Party Edition | July 15 | 11 a.m.â7 p.m. | Pack Square Park | Free | Happy 10th birthday to The Big Crafty, an all-day, outdoor pop-up featuring local arts + crafts.
Community: 2nd Annual Anniversary Carnival Fundraising Extravaganza | 6â11 p.m. | OâHenryâs Asheville | 237 Haywood St. | Gamea, carnival treats, music + special live performances. All proceeds benefit local non-profits like Youth OUTRight + Loving Food.
Show: Tanya Solomon: Truth Assassin (Magic Show) | 8 p.m. | The Odditorium | 1045 Haywood Rd. | $10, all ages |Â
Watercooler: World Cup Finals Viewing Party | 10:30 a.m.â1 p.m. | Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. #200 |Â
Monday | July 16
Tuesday | July 17
Learn: Diversity, Inclusion + Prosperity In Your Organization | 12â1 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. | Free for Collider members, $20 general admission |
Outdoors:Â Help RiverLink Design a Park | 4â7 p.m. | 190 Amboy Rd. | Free | Give input on the future Karen Cragnolin Park in West Asheville and tour the site. Beer, wine + light food included.
Drink: Beer Tasting: Wicked Weed Brewing | 6â7:30 p.m. | Capella on 9 | 10 Broadway St. | Free |
Learn: âYouâve Got To Be Carefully Taughtâ Screening | 7 p.m. | The Reuters Center at UNC Asheville | 1 Campus View Rd. | Free | UNC Ashevilleâs Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosts this screening about Rubin Feldstein, a Polish Jew who escaped the Holocaust.
Friday | July 20
Show: Downtown After 5 w/ Fantastic Negrito + The Get Right Band | 5â9 p.m. | 100 N Lexington Ave. | Free |Â
Cause: The Best of Asheville Comedy Benefit Show | Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. | $10+ | All show proceeds will be donated to the family of the late Michael Roach, a local comedian who passed away suddenly earlier this year.
Saturday | July 21
Arts: Open Studio Tours at Historic Grovewood | 11 a.m.â4 p.m. | Grovewood Village at the Grove Park Inn | 111 Grovewood Rd. | Guided (or self-guided) tours into the studios of the 10 resident artists at Historic Grovewood. Fun fact: Historic Grovewood is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Cause: Smokies Stomp Barn Party | 6 p.m. | Hickory Nut Gap Farm | $100 | The Friends of the Smokies celebrate 25 years with a farm-to-table dinner, live music, drinks, square dancing, and an opportunity to visit with rangers from the National Park Service. Proceeds benefit the Great Smokies National Park.
Sunday | July 22
Show: Che Apalache | 4â6 p.m. | Cork and Keg Bar at the Weinhaus | 86 Patton Ave. | $15+ | âLatin Grassâ music from Argentina
Monday | July 23Â
Ticket: CreativeMornings AVL | 11 a.m. | Center For Craft, Friday | CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Tickets are free, but generally âsell-outâ in minutes. Grab yours here, and if you canât snag one right away, be sure to enter the waitlist.Â
Thursday | July 26
Show:Â Listen To This: Stories On Stage | July 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Asheville Community Theatre | 35 E. Walnut St. | $15 | Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in Ashevilleâs local storytelling performance series.
Show: Eleanor Underhill | 8â11 p.m. | W XYZ Bar | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free |
Learn: Lunch & Learn: How Sensor Technologies Are Disrupting Business | 12â1 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. #401| Â $20 GA |How to stay current in this new sensor-enabled world that is disrupting the status quo of business models.
Friday | July 27Â
Community:Â CreativeMornings AVL | 8:30 a.m. | Center For Craft | CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. If you didnât snag your free ticket this month, be sure to set a reminder for the last Monday of the month at 11 a.m.Â
ForKids: Watermelon Day | 11 a.m.â 1 p.m. | WNC Farmerâs Market | 578 Brevard Rd. | Free | Sample fresh, local watermelons + participate in kid-friendly activities.
Saturday | July 28
Show: Tom Waits For No Man Â | 8â11 p.m. | Aloft Asheville Downtown | 51 Biltmore Ave. | Free |
Sunday | July 29
Show: DJ Abu Disarray | 5â8 p.m. | Aloft Asheville Downtown | 51 Biltmore Ave. | A benefit Project Pink Ribbons, an organization that provides uninsured women access to 3D mammography screenings.
Tuesday | July 31
Learn: Lunch & Learn: Using NOAA Climate Data for Business Decisions | 12â1 p.m. | The Collider | 1 Haywood St. #401| $20 GA | How climate + weather supportÂ economic and environmental decision-making
Opening: YMCA Nutrition Outreach Hub Grand Opening | 4 p.m. | 30 Woodfin St. | Free |Â