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Wednesday, Nov. 1

CITIZENS-POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING, 5 p.m., Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte St., downtown Asheville. The Citizens-Police Advisory Committee, organized by the City of Asheville, will meet. The meeting is free and open to the public. 

RACE RELATIONS STATION, 7 p.m., Firestorm Books & Coffee, 610 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. A pilot program, Race Relations Station, will be held, enabling diverse groups of people to meet once a month to share stories, build trust and break down barriers that will aid the community in healing, connecting and regeneration. Admission is free.

SIERRA CLUB MEETING, 7-9 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. The local Sierra Club will present a program on “Methane, Pipelines and Climate Change,” featuring Kelly Martin, director of Sierra Club’s national Beyond Dirty Fuels program. She will discuss how the Sierra Club’s efforts to curb methane pollution by keeping fossil fuels in the ground is making a difference. Attendees will be told how the club’s efforts are helping stop the creation of fracked gas pipelines and are leading to the enactment of public health safeguards. The event is free and open to the public.

“RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The NCSC will perform the play “Rapture, Blister, Burn” through Nov. 19. The play depicts Catherine and Gwen, who, after grad school, chose opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs — the prize being Gwen’s husband. “With searing insight and trademark wit,” this comedy is an unflinching look at modern-day gender politics. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit ncstage.org, or call 239-0263.

“THE WOMEN OF WOODSTOCK” TRIBUTE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., downtown venue of Flat Rock Playhouse, downtown Hendersonville. A tribute show, “The Women of Woodstock,” will be presented through Nov. 4. Thursdays shows are at 7:30 p.m., Fridays  and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit FlatRockPlayhouse.org, or call 693-0731.

“DIAL M FOR MURDER” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. “Dial M for Murder” will be performed through Nov. 11. It is billed as “a classic whodunit just in time for the fall... ‘Dial M for Murder’ is a sophisticated, chillingly sinister thriller, brimming with madness, murder and mayhem that will hold you spellbound with suspense.” Showtimes vary. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.




Thursday, Nov. 2

WOMEN IN STEM/MEDICINE, 4:30-6 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Women in STEM lecture series will focus on women in medicine. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

GARRISON KEILLOR SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. Garrison Keillor will perform his “Just Passing Through” show. Keiller, a storyteller and bestselling author, was public radio’s favorite on “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he hosted for more than 40 years. Fans will hear how the radio personality’s career unfolded — a trip through Keillor’s journey to becoming one of America’s greatest storytellers. He is noted for his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom. He stepped down in July 2016 from his iconic show that he started in 1974. For tickets, which are $45-$65, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.



Friday, Nov. 3

“STAGE KISS” COMEDY PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., downtown Hendersonville. The comedy “Stage Kiss” is billed as “Art imitates life. Life imitates art.” In the show, two actors — with a history —  are thrown together as romantic leads. They quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. For tickets, visit www.hendersonvillecommunitytheatre.org, or call 692-1082.

RANKY TANKY CONCERT, 8 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. The group Ranky Tanky from Charleston, S.C., will perform in concert. The group plays a potpourri of music, ranging from playful game songs to ecstatic shouts,  and from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies. For tickets, visit tryonarts.org.




Saturday, Nov. 4

DAILEY & VINCENT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The duo, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, will perform in concert. The duo “has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite bluegrass bands in America, having won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music,” the SMCPA noted, including three Grammy Award Nominations for the 2014 “Bluegrass Album of the Year;” 14 IBMAs (International Bluegrass Music Awards), three-time “Entertainer of the Year,” three-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” and four Dove Awards with three “Bluegrass Album of the Year” awards and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.” The SMCPA also noted that “Dailey and Vincent have been dubbed as the ‘Rockstars of Bluegrass.’” For tickets, which are $22 and $27, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.

RONNIE MILSAP CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Iconic singer Ronnie Milsap will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.




Sunday, Nov. 5

ART OF JAZZ CONCERT SERIES, 4:30 p.m., Freeburg Pianos, 2314-D Asheville Highway, Hendersonville. The finale in the Art of Jazz Concert Series will celebrate the jazz trombone, with guest artist Rick Simerly, an acclaimed horn player in contemporary jazz. He will be joined by drummer Geoff Clapp, bass player Brian McConnell and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens. The program will pay tribute to the great trombone players who have made American jazz revered worldwide, including J.J. Johnson, Urbie Green, Frank Rosolino, Carl Fantana and others. “Their recordings of jazz standards — often with memorable trombone solos — are prized to this day,” Stevens noted in press release. “Our stellar quartet will play traditional favorites (e.g., “Skylark,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “What Is This Thing Called Love”) in a variety of cool styles (e.g., swing, Latin, ballad and waltz.” Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Concert will start at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments, including wine, will be available before the show and at intermission. Seating is limited to 65 persons. For tickets, which are $35, email Stevens at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





Tuesday, Nov. 7

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Germany, Europe, and the Future of Transatlantic Relations” will be addressed by Helga Welsh. Admission to WAC presentations at UNCA is $10 for the public — and free to WAC members and UNCA students.



Thursday, Nov. 9

LECTURE, 7 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. Columnist and author Aviya Kushner will address “Translating Creation — Is It Possible?” She will use the Book of Genesis as a starting point for discussing the challenges of translating and interpreting the Bible. Kushner grew up reading the Bible in its original language of Hebrew, which also was spoken by her family. She is the language columnist for The Forward. Kushner also is an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago, where she teaches creative writing and translation. Her talk is free and open to the public.

SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort, Cherokee. Sammy Hagar & The Circle will perform in concert. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.




Friday, Nov. 10

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION, 11:30 a.m., The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, Black Mountain. A free book club will discuss Wayne Caldwell’s 2010 work, “Requiem By Fire.” Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and a copy of the month’s chosen selection to participate in a casual discussion. Coffee and tea will be provided. 

“PARALLEL LIVES” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., Feichter Studio, HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. The production “Parallel Lives” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. For tickets, visit www.harttheatre.org or call 456-6322.




Saturday, Nov. 11

JAMIE GRACE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Jamie Grace will perform in concert. For tickets, which are $20 and $23, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.




Sunday, Nov. 12

PIANOFORTE CONCERT, 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville. Pianist Marilynn Seits, a Chicago native, will present a pianoforte concert, accompanied on bass by her son Sean McAusland. The program will include classic American jazz by Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro, Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Billy Strayhorn, as well as some originals by Seits and McAusland. For tickets, which are $16, call 253-3227, extension 122.




Thursday, Nov. 16

THE COASTERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Spindale. The group The Coasters will perform in concert. Since 1956, The Coasters have released chart-topping hits, such as “Down in Mexico,” “Yakety Yak,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Poison,” “Charlie Brown” — and other tunes that helped to define the late 1950s and early ‘60s. The group is under the management of Veta Gardner, widow of Carl Gardner, the original lead singer and founder of The Coasters. For tickets, which are $20 and $23, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.



Friday, Nov. 17

FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 8 p.m., Mainstage, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock.The Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas Spectacular will be performed Nov. 17-Dec. 22. “This musical revue performed by your favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singers and dancers is sure to be brimming with holiday cheer,” an FRP promotion noted. Showtimes vary, but generally are 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays (except for Thanksgiving Day), Fridays and Saturdays — and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.




Saturday, Nov. 18

DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE HOLIDAY PARADE, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., downtown Asheville. The annual Holiday Parade, with the theme “Holiday Magic,” will travel up Biltmore Avenue from Charlotte Street toward Pack Square. Pack Square is the only performance area — and serves as the location for WLOS-TV cameras and the judges. The 1-mile parade route then will turn left on Patton Avenue and end on French Broad Street. The parade will feature about 100 entries from area nonprofits, businesses, marching bands and athletic troups. Also featured will be, of course, Santa Claus.

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. The rock group Grand Funk Railroad, which topped the music charts in the 1970s, will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com, or call (423) 638-1328.

MASTERWORKS 3 CONCERT “VERSUS,” 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra will perform “Masterworks 3: Versus,” featuring Darko Butorac as conductor; and Lisa Smirnova as pianist. The program will include Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 23” and Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 5.” For tickets, which are $24-$69, visit ashevillesymphony.org or call 254-7046.





Monday, Nov. 20

MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7 p.m., The Peace Center, downtown Greenville, S.C. Contemporary rock outfit Manheim Steamroller will perform its Christmas concert. For tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.




Saturday, Nov. 25

MOUNTAIN FAITH BAND EVENT, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Mountain Faith Band will hold a premiere event for its “Sounds of Christmas” DVD. For tickets, which are $10, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.




Friday, Dec. 1

OAK RIDGE BOYS’ CHRISTMAS SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Oak Ridge Boys will perform a Christmas celebration show. For tickets, which are $36, $41 and $46, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.

“SANTALAND DIARIES” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., downtown Hendersonville. The show “Santaland Diaries” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays (Dec. 1 to10). It is based on the essay written by David Sedaris, wherein he shares his experience working for a season at Macy’s as a Santa’s Helper elf. For tickets, visit www.hendersonvillecommunitytheatre.org, or call 692-1082.




Tuesday, Dec. 5

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “The State of the Middle East in the Post-ISIS Era” will be addressed by Ali Demirdas. Admission to WAC presentations at UNCA is $10 for the public.




Wednesday, Dec. 6

“ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. The NCSC will perform “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” through Dec. 6-30. The play is billed as “a captivating story” that relives a poignant moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together during World War II. Traditional patriotic and holiday songs from sides of the Western Front are interspersed with the actual words of the soldiers who lived it. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit ncstage.org, or call 239-0263.




Friday, Dec. 8

“THE NUTCRACKER” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The Asheville Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10. For tickets, visit ashevilleballet.com.




Saturday, Dec. 9

WARREN HAYNES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, 6:45 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The Warren Haynes 29th Annual Christmas Jam will feature, among many standout musicians, Phish lead guitarist Trey Anastasio, Heart’s Ann Wilson and The Avett Brothers. Wilson will perform with Haynes and his band, Government Mule, during part of their set, and Anastasio will play with Classic TAB. Haynes, a Buncombe County native, puts the jam together annually as a benefit for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. For tickets, visit www.xmasjam.com. 

“BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!” SHOW, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed. For tickets, which are $12, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.




Friday, Dec. 15

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION, 11:30 a.m., The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, Black Mountain. A free book club will discuss the 2014 work, “Every Leaf A Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader.” Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and a copy of the month’s chosen selection to participate in a casual discussion. Coffee and tea will be provided. 




Saturday, Dec. 16

“A MERRY MOTOWN CHRISTMAS” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “A Merry Motown Christmas Show” will be performed. For tickets, which are $15, $20, $25 and $30 (VIP), visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.




Friday, Dec. 22

“CHRISTMAS WITH THE ANNIE MOSES BAND” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “Christmas With the Annie Moses Band” will be presented. For tickets, which are $25, visit  www.greatmountainmusic.com, or call (866) 273-4615.



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