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Tuesday, Oct. 1

COUNCIL CONVERSATIONS, 6 p.m., Henderson County Boys and Girls Club, 1304 Asheville St., Hendersonville. Hendersonville City Council will hold the next to the last in a series of community meetings through this month to gather input. The “Council Conversations” series is intended to give residents an accessible way to get involved with the local government and interact with elected leaders. Admission is free.

“BRITAIN, BREXIT AND BEYOND LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Katherine Grenier will address “Britain, Brexit and Beyond” in the World Affairs Council Fall Lecture Series at UNCA. Grenier, a professor of history at The Citadel for more than 25 years, will discuss what lies ahead for Britain, which is embroiled in a political battle over Brexit. Grenier specializes in Britsh social and cultural history and in modern Scotland. Admission is $10 for the public and free for WAC members and UNCA students.



Wednesday, Oct. 2

“THE FIRE OF FREEDOM” STAGE SHOW, 2 and 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. “The Fire of Freedom: The Story of Abraham Galloway” will be performed by Mike Wiley. The show will run through Oct. 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. An additional 2 p.m. matinee is scheduled on Oct. 5. “The story of this signifcant black leader (Galloway) deepens our insight into the Civil War and Reconstruction as experienced by African-Americans in the South,” the N.C. Stage Co. noted. “Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought slavery and injustice, risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North and fought racism in the Union amry’s ranks.” For tickets, call 239-0263 or visit ncstage.org.



Thursday, Oct. 3

ANTISEMITISM LECTURE, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Room, Highsmith Student Union, UNC Asheville. Kenneth S. Stern will address “Antisemitism Through a Hate Studies Lens.” Stern is billed as a “nationally noted author and attorney, who for 25 years was the American Jewish Committee’s expert on antisemitism.” Stern is the director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate, a program of Bard University’s Human Rights Project, and he also was the lead drafter of the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia’s “Working Defnition of Antisemitism.” His lecture is open to the public and admission is free.

CATAPULT DANCE PERFORMANCE, 7:30-11 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Theatre, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Catapult will perform. Catapult, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist from Season 8, is billed as offering “a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will create next – you’ll be surprised and delighted again and again. Packed with hundreds of shape transformation, the show is full of humor, emotion and engaging stories.” For tickets, call 859-8322 or visit tryonarts.org.

NOBUNTU CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Nobuntu, an all-female a cappella vocal quartet from Zimbabwe, will perform in concert For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Friday, Oct. 4

RHONDA VINCENT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent will perform in concert. Regarding Vincent, the SMCPA is billing her as “a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music! World-class musicians and an award-winning voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music.” For tickets, which are $23, $28 and $32, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“THE CRUCIBLE” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform “The Crucible” through Oct. 13.. The show also will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 10, 11 and 12, ; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

“THE LEGACY OF AMELIA ALDEAN” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (River Arts District), Asheville. The MT will present the play “The Legacy of Amelia Aldean” through Oct. 20. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit TheMagneticTheatre.org or call 239-9250.

“SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN” STAGE SHOW 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP will present “Smoke on the Mountain” Oct. 4-19. Showtmes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.



Saturday, Oct. 5

MADISON HERITAGE ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Mars Hill. The annual Madison Heritage Arts Festival will be held concurrently with with the Lunsford Festival, which will be held 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on the campus of Mars Hill University. Admission to both festivals is free.

FARM-CITY DAY, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jackson Park, Hendersonville. The Farm-City Day festival will give attendees an opportunity to examine modern and antique farm equipment, demonstrations and displays and to enjoy children’s games, entertainment, food, music, arts and crafts and tractor pulls. Admission is free.

LUNSFORD FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Mars Hill. University campus, Mars Hill The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival will be held mostly — including the main stage appearances — in or near the Lunsford Commons, traditionally known as the Upper Quad on campus, adjacent to College Street. It will be the 52nd edition of Western North Carolina’s second-oldest folk music festival. The schedule includes 10 a.m.-5 p.m. concerts on the Upper Quad; 11 a.m., presentation of the Lunsford Award; noon-1 p.m., fiddle, banjo, guitar, dulcimer and shaped note workshops; 1:15- p.m., open jam, Sunken Garden; 1:30-3:30 p.m., ballad swap, Blackwell Hall; 5:30-7:30 p.m., community dance, Chambers Gym. The Lunsford Festival will be held the same day as the Madison Heritage Arts Festival, which will run concurrently f10 a.m.-4 p.m. in adjoining downtown Mars Hill. Admission to both festivals is free. According to a festival press release, “Bascom Lamar Lunsford dedicated his life to traverling the Appalachian Mountains to find, memorize and record the songs and dances so intimately woven into the mountain culture. He started the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville in 1928, and from there was enlisted to help start the National Folk Festival. He became instrumental in the creatio of multiple festivals throughout the United States, but it was not until Mars Hill pharmacist Ed Howard formulated a plan to name a festival in honor of Lunsford that he ever let one of his festivals carry his name. 



Sunday, Oct. 6

BLACK FASHION SHOW, 3 p.m., Celine & Company on Broadway, 49 Broadway St., downtown Asheville. Asheville-based nonprofit My Sistah Taught Me That will host its Fourth Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Black Girl Magic.” Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door.




Friday, Oct. 11

BELLETX DANCE PERFORMANCE, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. BalletX, billed as having been “founded to challenge the boundaries of classical ballet,” will perform its mix of original, dynamic choreography. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Saturday, Oct. 12

CIDERFEST, 1-5 p.m., Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road, West Asheville. The seventh annual Ciderfest NC fundraiser will welcome a larger lineup of pourers and food trucks for its celebration of hard cider, mead and apple wine. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Green Built Alliance. 

DINO & THE DREAMERS CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by Dino and the Dreamers, playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics in what is being billed as a “Halloween event.” Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

TIM HAWKINS COMEDY SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Tim Hawkins will perform his comedy show. Regarding Hawkins, the SMCPA noted, “Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002 , Tim Hawkins has been forging the magical blend between two comedic ideals: A genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. Is it realistic? Hawkins believes so. With over 100 million views on YouTube, 120-plus sold-out shows every year and a motley crew of 200,000-plus Facebook fans, Tim has started a gut-busting revolution of multi-generational hilarious proportions.” For tickets, which are $23, $28 and $32, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

FRANC D’AMBROSIO’S BROADWAY PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. Franc D’Ambrosio, billed as “one of Broadway’s busiest stars” with 25 years of Broadway experience, will perform. He is best-known for his portrayal of the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, “The Phantom of the Opera,” in which he performed as the famed masked man more than 2,000 times. He also portrayed opera-singing Anthony Corleone in “Godfather III. In 2018, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival. For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org.




Sunday, Oct. 13

HOMETOWN GOSPEL CELEBRATION, 2:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. A Sunday afternoon of hometown gospel favorites will feature Turning Home, the White Sisters, the Dendy Sisters and more. For tickets, which are $10, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM PROGRAM, 4 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. October 13 @ 4:00 pm. The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the late world-renowned Montreat evangelist Billy Graham, will offer a free event, featuring a message of hope from Graham and music from Jeremy Camp. All guests and items are subject to a consent inspection upon entering the facility. This consent inspection may involve the use of metal detectors.Gates open at 2:30 p.m. No tickets are required.




Tuesday, Oct. 15

COUNCIL CONVERSATIONS, 6 p.m., Blue Ridge Health, 12579 Chimney Rock Road., Hendersonville. Hendersonville City Council will hold the finale in a series of community meetings through this month to gather input. The “Council Conversations” series is intended to give residents an accessible way to get involved with the local government and interact with elected leaders.



Friday, Oct. 18

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., downtown Hendersonville. The HCT will perform “The Addams Family” Oct. 18-Nov.3. Show are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit HendersonvilleTheatre.org.

“ARSENIC AND OLD LACE” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform the musical “Arsenic and Old Lace” Oct. 18-Nov. 3. The show also will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 25, 26 and Nov. 1 — and 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.




Saturday, Oct. 19

TUXEDO JUNCTION HALLOWEEN CONCERT/DANCE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Firehouse Subs,  825 Spartanburg Hwy, Hendersonville. The Firehouse Subs Summer Concert Series will feature a performance by the band Tuxedo Junction playing pop-rock-soul-beach song classics. Many of the attendees dance, while others watch. Before the concert, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., free line dance lessons will be offered. All are urged to bring lawnchairs. Admission is free.

JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Deparure: The Journey Tribute Band will perform in concert. “After eight years together, Departure has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation,” an event press release stated. “Departure replicates the look, sound and feel of the original ‘80s rock super group. The five band members are from the original lineup and have been together from the very beginning.” For tickets, which are $18-$20, visit greatmountainmusic.com.



Sunday, Oct. 20

“INDIGENOUS FUTURE” TALK/DISCUSSION, 2:30-4 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, North Asheville. Trey Adcock will address “Imagining an Indigenous Future: Is It Possible?” in a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. Adcock is an associate professor at UNC Asheville who is director there of American Indian and Indigenous Studies and an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma). His presentation will “not be limited to a history lesson, but rather a conversation on indigenous futurism and protecting the future for tribal members of the 577 federally recognized tribes/nations and numerous additional state-recognized tribes,” an event press release stated. An informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

U.S. ARMY FIELD BAND CONCERT, 3 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isolthermal Community College, Spindale. The U.S. Army Field Band will perform “The Greatest Generation,” a tribute concert to the men and women of World War II. “Audiences will be treated to many of the classic big band era songs, while the story of the war is told through pictures and videos. For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org.




Wednesday, Oct. 23

“A DOLL’S HOUSE: PART 2” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. “A Doll’s House: Part 2” will be performed by Lucas Hnath. The show will run through Nov. 17. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional 2 p.m. matinees are scheduled on Nov. 9 and 16. N.C. Stage Co. noted of the production, “Discretionary warning: adult themes and language.” The show “... delivers explosive laughs, while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights ... as much an ingenious elaboration and deconstruction of ‘A Doll’s House’ as a sequel... how much, in a century-plus, has life changed for Nora and women like her in a world that often stil has firm ideas about where they belong,” a promotion stated. For tickets, call 239-0263 or visit ncstage.org.




Thursday, Oct. 24

“THE TURN OF THE SCREW” STAGE SHOW 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP will present “The Turn of the Screw” Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Showtmes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

 STRING QUARTET CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Bardo Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. String quartet Ethel will perform with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal, a three-time Grammy Award-winner. Ethel and Mirabal have created a collaborative performed titled “The River,” which is inspired by the connection between water and life. “The River,” faccording to a press release, “features music, narrative and ritual, highlighting Native American traditions in an innovative new form of cross-cultural performance.” For tickets, visit BardoArtsCenter.WCU.edu.




Saturday, Oct. 26

ASHEVILLE FINE ART SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville. The 4th Hotworks.org Asheville Fine Art Show will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26-27. The event will feature a juried fine art & fine craft show with $1,500 in professional awards. All are on display — and  orginal, personally handmade and for sale by the artist present at the show. In addition, a youth art competition for K-8, or ages 5-13, with $250 in youth art awards, will be offered. Admission to the show is free.

M-PACT CONCERT, 7 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. The group m-pact will perform in concert. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed m-act as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world.” For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.

NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF SIBERIA PERFORMANCE, 72:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The National Dance Company of Siberia, founded in 1960, will perorm Siberian dances with a “dash and vigor never leave(s) spectactors indifferent,” according to an event press release. . For tickets, which are $23-$35, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

SALUTE TO STING, 8 p.m., Blue Ridge Conference Hall, Blue Ridge Community College, East Flat Rock. Singer-guitarist Daniel Sage will perform in a salute to Sting in his summer monthly concert series. Sage has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the United Nations and other venues.  For tickets, which are $25, visit Safelightfamily.org or call (212) 779-1186.




Friday, Nov. 1

TIMELY COMEDY, 7:30 p.m., Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (River Arts District), Asheville. The MT will present the comedy “Mountain Political Action Committee Meets Again” — In the Nick of Time.” It is the sequel to the 2018 it by Asheville playwright Jonor Moore. Productions typically run for four consecutive weekends with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Opening night performances are $12, and subsequent performances are $18. For tickets and information visit www.themagnetictheatre.org or call 239-9250 for information only.

NELLA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Venezuelan singer Nella will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Saturday, Nov. 2

TRYON BEER FEST, 1-6 p.m., Tryon Depot Plaza, Tryon. The 8th Annual Tryon Beer Fest will be held. The festival will feature beer, along with fun and games, an oyster roast, food and vendors. Featured bands will include The Empire Strikes Brass and The Rich Nelson Band. An event promotion noted that “No kids, dogs or guns” allowed.  Attendees must be ages 21 and up and identification will be required for admittance at the gate. For tickets, which are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate, visit tryonbeerfest.com.

RUSSIAN BALLET’S “SWAN LAKE” PERFORMANCE, 7:30-10:30 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Ashevlle. The Russian Ballet Theatre will present “Swan Lake.” For tickets, which are $36 to $71, visit russianballettheatre.com/tickets/




Tuesday, Nov. 5

“CANADA-U.S. TRADE RELATIONSHIP LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Nadia Theodore will address “Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship: A 21st Century Partnership” in the World Affairs Council Fall Lecture Series at UNCA. Theodore is consul general of Canada’s southeastern consulate in Atlanta. She will report on her nation’s evolving trade relationship with the United States. Prior to her current appointment in 2017, Theodore served in executive leadership roles in several of Canada’s international trade negotiations, notably, with the Europoean Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Her early civil service career involved work in Canada’s Permanent Missions ot the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Admission is $10 for the public and free for members WAC members and UNCA students.



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