Local Events

Ongoing Events

Every Tuesday | 7:30 PM
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall | 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: free
Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local, regional, or nationally touring bluegrass band. It’s always a great evening of music and community.

Let Your Spirit Flow
Jan 1- Feb 26 | 6 - 8 PM
Aloft Asheville Downtown | 51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville
Admission: $40 per person
Join us for an Acrylic Pour Painting Class at the Aloft Hotel Downtown! Create a beautiful painting on a 12 x 16 canvas! Let your Spirit Flow... so many color combinations to choose from! Perfect for all artistic levels. The class includes paint, canvas, supplies and take home instructions. Cost is $40 per person. Pre-register in necessary. Bring a paint shirt or apron for this event or use one of mine. Come let your inner child play! Contact Riitta Thrall for registration and more details via email or Facebook. Riittathrall@aol.com

Jan 1 - Feb 28 | 1-2 PM
WAXON Batik & Dye Studio | 726 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: $30
This class is bookable every day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm or 5pm. Click the link to see our up-to-date availability. An incredible new way to use the dyes that results in beyond gorgeous pieces– you won’t believe what the ice can do. Your piece will be covered in ice cubes that need to melt over 24 hours, so if you’re bringing it home to wash with you (the $30 option), please bring a container, too. We teach you about the dye chemistry, the patterns you can make, how to fold them up and bind them, and how to dye them. Whether you choose to BYO item to dye or if you need an item to dye from our stash (we stock plenty!), this is a fun and affordable class for all!

Jan 1 - Apr 7 | 9 AM - 5 PM
Biltmore Estate | 1 Lodge Street, Asheville
Admission: The Exhibition is included with daytime admission.
This immersive exhibition celebrates the global hit television series, offering never-before seen interactive elements that connect you to your favorite characters, as well as the fashions, locations, and historic events of the time period. Showcased in two estate locations, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition pairs seamlessly with the real-life story of the Vanderbilt family.

Jan 1 – Mar 29 | 5 PM
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Conundrum | 1 Battle Sq, Ste. 2-B, Asheville
Admission: $35 per person
WHAT IT IS… An experience unlike anything you have ever dreamed imaginable. Your host will engage your mind with charm and wit, and immerse your heightened senses of taste, smell, hearing and touch, while you sip five types of wine in complete darkness. Wine pours are paired with tasteful snacks, one liners, and hilarious hijinks. OR our beer tasting experience will take you on a journey of humor, tasting of five local beers, fun beer-friendly pairing, sight deprivation and enhancement of all remaining senses. The lights will be off, and this is not considered a meal. Designed for adults only, 21 and up.

January 2020 Events

Disney’s Frozen Jr.
Jan 10 - 19 | 7 PM
The Magnetic Theatre | 375 Depot St, Asheville
Admission: $10 for Children/Students; $12 for Adults
The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa.

Jan 12 | 8 - 10 PM
Fleetwood’s | 496 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: $7 advance, $10 at door
Asheville's monthly all Queer standup comedy showcase! Our Jan. headliner is Dwayne Duke. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dwayne Duke has honed his craft at venues across the nation. Dwayne's act is not a leap into debauchery, more a gentle nudge into the profane. He's been part of multiple comedy festivals including Cleveland Comedy, Broken Record, Burning Bridges, and Whiskey Bear. His second album "Shame Flashbacks" (2018) is available now. Dwayne is also the founder/ executive Producer of the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival.

Jan 14 | 8 PM
The Orange Peel | 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville
Admission: $18 - $20
The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts.

Jan 17 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall | 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: $20 - $23
An evening with vocalists and songwriters Dave Curley and Ashley Davis and accompanied by returning multi-instrumentalist Colin Farrell, (Lúnasa) presenting newly composed Celtic and Roots Music. Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations.

Jan 17 | 7 PM
Lookout Observatory – UNCA Campus | 1 University Heights, Asheville
Admission: Free (Registration Required)
Join us for a night under the STARS! This star gaze will be held at the Lookout Observatory on the UNCA Asheville campus. The weather backup date is Saturday night, February 1st, 2020. While the event is free and open to the general public, pre-registration is required to attend. To learn more about how to register, please visit the UNCA Lookout Observatory website. Sunset occurs at 5:56 p.m., with shuttle service beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Jan 23 | 8:30 PM
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall | 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville
Admission: $20 - $23
Fresh off of features in ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, PARADE, JAZZ GUITAR TODAY, Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill is making his Asheville debut with his instrumental jazz/rock/jam band project! Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations.