Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Asheville Holiday Parade features Caleb Johnson

November 22, 2014   Asheville Holiday Parade   The 68th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, rolls through downtown Asheville beginning at 11 AM. The parade starts on Biltmore Avenue near South Charlotte Street, makes a left on Patton Avenue, and ends at French Broad Avenue. 

Caleb Johnson, winner of 2014 American Idol and Asheville native will be grand marshal, in a float sponsored by Mission Health. Bojangles will have food and beverages available for sale along the parade route. 

Find more Asheville Christmas events on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide. 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Taste of Asheville One of the Most Popular Annual Events

Date: November 20, 2014   Taste of Asheville  An evening of food, wine and beer tasting with 40+ AIR (Asheville Independent Restaurants) restaurants, wine sponsors and local brewers. This sold-out event is a fundraiser for AIR and it's programs, including the "Chef's of Tomorrow" Scholarship at AB Tech and GO! Kitchen Ready.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lunchtime Art Break at the Asheville Art Museum

November 14,  12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square in downtown Asheville NCX, Y + Z: Dimensions in Sculpture   This event is FREE with membership or Museum admission.   Luiza de Camargo, Curatorial Assistant.

The Museum presents Lunchtime Art Breaks, a series of gallery talks and presentations designed to inform and engage you in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education departments, docents and special guests.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Highland Brewing Company Cold Mountain Release Party

November 13, 4 PM - 9 PM at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville NC: Cold Mountain Release Party.The Brewery's Tasting Room will offer a limited amount of packaged Cold Mountain beer available for purchase starting at 4 PM. 

Enjoy live music by The Blood Gypsies, River Whyless and Brushfire Stankgrass. Local food trucks and a free shuttle service from the Oakley Shopping Center will be available.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Taste of Asheville

November 20, 2014   Taste of Asheville   An evening of food, wine and beer tasting with 40+ AIR (Asheville Independent Restaurants) restaurants, wine sponsors and local brewers. This sold-out event is a fundraiser for AIR and it's programs, including the "Chef's of Tomorrow" Scholarship at AB Tech and GO! Kitchen Ready.

Find more Asheville events on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

What to do this Weekend in Asheville: River Arts District Studio Stroll

November 8 - 9, 2014   River Arts District Studio Stroll    The first, largest, and most walkable tour of working artists' studios in the region, the River Arts District Studio Stroll takes place in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River. There will be artists' demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the weekend. An Information Booth will be located at the 5-points intersection of Depot St. across from the Clingman CafĂ©.

River Arts District  is open year around - meet 150+ artists in their studios, visit craft galleries and shops and stop to re-energize at one of the cafes or restaurants.. Schedules are available online. Twice a year, every second weekend in June and November, Asheville’s River Arts District opens to the public for two days of festivities known as the STUDIO STROLL. 

On SECOND SATURDAYS artists welcome you into their studios to talk with them, see their latest artwork, watch demonstrations, and experience for yourself the magic hidden inside the time-worn factories and warehouses along the French Broad River. Click HERE for a map of the River Arts District and how to get to there.  


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas at Biltmore begins this week

November 7, 2014 - January 11, 2015   Christmas at Biltmore    The celebration that began on Christmas Eve in 1895 when George Vanderbilt introduced his family and friends to the newly completed Biltmore home, continues to this day. This wonderful celebration allows all visitors to enjoy America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments. 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Asheville Art Walk this Weekend

November 7, 2014   Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk    Enjoy the fine art and craft of the Asheville Downtown Gallery Association and see one of the reasons Asheville has been voted #1 small city in the country by the readers of American Style Magazine 2 years running. 

20+ downtown venues participate with a complete Downtown Gallery Guide and a map available at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Asheville Cinema Festival this Weekend

November 6 - 9, 2014   Asheville Cinema Festival   The 4th annual festival with 40 films including a mix of feature-length movies and shorts. Downtown Asheville viewing venues are the Asheville Community Theatre and the Masonic Temple theater. 

Opening Night Film Thursday Screening: “The Imitation Game” - $25 (Price includes the after party located at the Century Room of Pack’s Tavern where you will receive complimentary appetizers and a cash bar and Previews of the slate of films with be shown) Additionally, there will be a stand up performance by Tom DiMenna, one of the filmmakers whose film, “Bologna Warrior” is included in the line-up. 

Closing Night Film: Sunday Screening “The Face of Love” - $10. All other screening tickets are $8, $5 for students. VIP passes available.

Find links for Asheville hotels, vacation rentals and attractions on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide.