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Asheville Jewish Film Festival | Held at the Fine Art Theatre in Downtown Asheville. Four evenings of movies, as well as matinee shows, on April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017. Films include "Wrestling Jerusalem," "1945," "Mr. Gaga" and "The Last Laugh." Tickets may be purchased at or at the Fine Arts Theatre box office. | More>

Easter Eggs Hunts

April 8 at Carrier Park: Click Here>

April 16 at Biltmore Estate: Click Here>


Laugh Your Asheville Off | Save time for laughs this summer at Laugh Your Asheville Off's 11th annual Asheville Comedy Festival, August 9 – 12, 2017 | | More>


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Asheville Area Arts Council

Asheville Center of Performing Arts

Asheville Community Theatre

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre


Asheville Film Festival

Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival (LAAFF)

Shindig on the Green

Stoneleaf Theatre Festival










July 4, 2012: Events, parades, fireworks

► Downtown Asheville | Pack Square Park and Ingles' fireworks | More>
► Downtown Asheville | Tourists' baseball and fireworks | More>
South Asheville | Lake Julian and others| More>
Weaverville | Carolina Mornings' favorites | More>

Asheville Area & Western North Carolina
Asheville Area | report | 
Barnardsville | list |
Brevard | Heart of Brevard report |
Bryson City | Freedom Fest and fireworks | 
Columbus | Tryon Daily Bulletin report | 
Franklin | Parade and fireworks |
Hendersonville | report |
Lake Junaluska | Fireworks |
Maggie Valley | Red, White & Boom | 
Marion | Lucky Strike Mine Celebration |

2011 Holiday Parade today in Downtown Asheville features Santa Claus | Parade begins at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, at Charlotte Ave. The parade was organized by the Asheville Downtown Association. | Parade map: Parade details and route provided at official parade website: More> | Downtown merchants' Holiday Window Competition list: The public is invited to a walking tour of merchants participating in the Asheville Downtown Association's 2011 Holiday Window Competition: More>


LAAFF it up this Sunday
All-local, somewhat-loco, all-original, free street festival
*IT DOESN'T GET MORE FUN OR FUNKY THAN THIS  at Arts2People's 8th annual street festival, known as the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival | LAAFF is held on North Lexington Ave. in Downtown Asheville between College St. and I-240 overpass from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun., Sept. 6, 2009. Everyone is invited to attend this free, family-oriented, musical, funky and fashionable, street party. | For the three-stage schedule of musical performers and events, visit or
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Bele Chere Festival



Attend 'Stop Torture Now' presentation Sept. 6
Asheville war resisters step up criticism at 2:30 p.m, Guantanamo detainee attorney Frank Goldsmith to speak
*ATTEND 'WNC STOP TORTURE NOW!' inaugural organizational meeting and presentation about torture, held at Fine Arts Theatre | From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sun., Sept 6, 2009, at the Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave. in Downtown Asheville, the War Resisters League Asheville (WRL Asheville) said it will address "ongoing illegal torture of detainees being condoned by the U.S. Government, the continued rendition flights from N.C. airports, and the relationship between Blackwater mercenaries and the U.S. military adventures in Afganistan." WRL Asheville organizers Coleman Smith and Clare Harahan said attorney Frank Goldsmith will discuss his work of representing Guantanamo detainees, and how the public can support this work. | For details or carpooling info, contact Connie Nash at 828-884-9467 | For details about this new WNC chapter of the NC Stop Torture Now group, visit or
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BLUE JEAN BALL: Last year's event raised $117,000 *Photo: Manna FoodBank

Some Tickets Remain: 10th Annual Blue Jean Ball June 6
*MANNA FOODBANK'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER is typically a sell-out, so get your tickets now
| This year's ball of music, food and fun will be held Sat., June 6, 2009, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Manna's headquarters, located at 623 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville. | For online ticket sales, visit or

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*DEC. 30 & 31: Orange Peel | Donna and the Buffalo | Click Here>
*DEC. 31: The Champagne Ball | Benefit for Terpsicorps |
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*JAN. 4: St. Mathias | 34-Piece Chamber Orchestra |
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Concert of Holiday Music Dec. 21, 2008 at 3 P.M.
*BLUE RIDGE ORCHESTRA plays the season's traditional tunes at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway
| Features tenor soloist
William Martin. | Tickets available at The Wine Guy. | For directions to the Folk Art Center, Click Here> | For concert details,

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WNC's oldest and most read arts and culture publication
Semi- Annual Mountain Craft Fair
*61ST SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CRAFT FAIR July 18, 19 & 20, 2008
 | At Asheville Civic Center, 10 a.m - 6 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. ADMISSION: $6 (under 12 free), reports Rapid River Magazine. Open to the public. To view the July 2008 cover story about a superior craft fair,

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Alonzo Bodden: Featured headliner
2nd Annual Laugh Fest Huge Success
'Laugh Your Asheville Off'
*ASHEVILLE'S COMEDY FESTIVAL 'Laugh Your Asheville Off' Features 21 Comedians
| The 2nd annual Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival has come to town to spread the laughs around on July 17, 18 & 19. Headlining on Friday is NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner
Alonzo Bodden. Headlining on Sat. is John Millwater. The week-long laugh fest includes workshops for aspiring comedians. Of the 21 comedians involved, approximately half are from the Asheville area. The fest is said to be the largest of its kind in the Southeast. No doubt it will return next year to keep the jokes coming. It's a must-see event with reasonable priced tickets to boot.















*WNC JAZZ SOCIETY REPORTS HOT TICKET SALES for Ann Hampton Callaway Quartet Concert | One show only, Sat., July 19, 2008, 7 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre.





*A REAL-FAMILIES PICNIC, Sat., July 19, 2008, 11 a.m - 2 p.m. | Bring you own bag lunch. Music, speakers, fun at Recreation Park, 69 Gashes Creek Rd., off Swannanoa River Rd. near WNC Nature Center. Public welcomed. Sponsored by Coalition for Equity (






Big Sam's Funky Nation to appear at Lake Eden Arts Festival
LEAF FESTIVAL Advance-Only Tickets Still Available | Asheville Area's most eclectic outdoor event no longer offers at-the-gate sales. So buy your tickets now for the May 9-11, 2008, party of peace, poetry, dance, music and munchies, located just east of downtown off I-40. 
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DINNER & A DOCUMENTARY April 17, 2008 |
Flood Gallery in Asheville's River District. Click Here>

STAMP AND POSTCARD Show - April 19 & 20, 2008 | Richard's Stamp Shop is the sponsor.
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Photo compliments of
Thao Du
FEIST April 20, 2008 | Listen to
Feist (1234) at the Civic Center. Click Here>

UNCA Master Calendar | Events for students and the public.
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MALAPROP'S Events | One of Downtown's favorite places.
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CIVIC CENTER Schedule of Events | In the heart of Downtown Asheville, big events for big (and sometimes wierd) fun. 
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 April 5 - May 18 | For a bloomin' good tulip time, visit the Biltmore Estate. 
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RINGLING BROS. Barnum & Bailey Circus May 28 - 31 | The all-new
"Boom A Ring" Gold Tour of animals, acrobats and more at the Civic Center. Click Here>

FINE FLICKS at the Fine Arts | Popcorn and beer, too.
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DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE Schedule of Events | Some of Downtown Asheville's best performances await you, including
Capitol Steps political comedy (April 19), NC International Pagents featuring teens, miss and mrs. (April 26), the high-energy Koresh Dance Company (May 2-3) and Buille Irish music (May 22). Click Here>

TOURIST Calendar of Festivals and Events | Something for everyone.
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13 Calendars of Events | Always something new to do.
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Flood Gallery in Asheville's River District. Click Here>

ART WALKS in Downtown Asheville - June 6, Aug. 1, Oct. 3 | Rain or shine, on select Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., the art galleries of Downtown Asheville invite you to come early and stay late.
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GROVE ARCADE Architectural Tour | Simply spectacular.
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Who's Doin' The Peel? Click Here>

GRAY EAGLE Live | Pickin', singin', playin'. 
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TOP 20 Night Spots | For fun downtown.





Super Sonic Puppet Festival Features 300 Puppeteers July 20 - 23






Live Butterfly Exhibit Returns to WNC Nature Center, Opens July 1 


Discover the secret lives of butterflies during the "Beauty of the Butterflies" exhibit at the WNC Nature Center July 1 through September 4.
















All Souls To Display Iraq War Exhibit April 28 - 30



Quakers' "Human Cost of War in Iraq" Exhibit at All Souls in Asheville April 28, 29 & 30, 2006


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) offers the exhibit known as “Eyes Wide Open North Carolina: the Human Cost of War in Iraq.” With your help, a dynamic exhibit on the human cost of war will be coming to The Cathedral of All Souls, Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC.  When: Friday, April 28, 9am–9pm; Saturday, April 29, 9am–9pm; Sunday, April 30, 9am–3pm More>




"Some Kind of Wonderful" Benefit for Diana Wortham Theatre on April 8



Malaprop's "Youth Poetry Night" Mar. 22

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