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Thursday, Oct. 7“A Dance of Images and Words: The Nancy Graves/Pedro Cuperman Tango Portfolio” features a series of eight intaglio prints that depict plants and animals alongside 11 sheets of prose, Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square.
The “The Great Pumpkin Pickup Day” gets underway from 3-7 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch, 871 Merrimon Ave. A photographer will be on site to snap a family photo. One pumpkin per family. All proceeds benefit Consider Haiti and the children they serve through the agency’s medical ministry in Haiti.
Friday, Oct. 8Slip into your pajamas and head to storytime featuring Dr. Seuss, treats, crafts and a game all focusing on Dr. Seuss. Barnes & Noble, 33 Town Square Blvd., #100. The party starts at 7 p.m.
This is the event craft fans have been waiting for — the annual Fall Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Guild. The event runs through Sunday and features over 200 artisans. Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy.
Catch “Pilobolus: Big Five-OH!” at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, 18 Biltmore Ave. The event runs through Sunday. Pilobolus celebrates its 50th anniversary and world premiere right here in Asheville as it continues to turn its traditions sideways. Oct. 8-9, 8 p.m., Oct. 10, 3 p.m. $50-$55.
Catch the 6th annual Pumpkin Feat from 6-9 p.m. at Silvermont Mansion and Park, 364 E Main St. in Brevard.
SPOTLIGHT: Howlin’ With the Wolves
Get your wolf on at the Junior Wolf Howl, 2-4 p.m., Western North Carolina Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road. Join family packs for a friendly night of learning about wolf ecology and howling with the center’s wolves.
Saturday, Oct. 9The Black Mountain Blues Festival kicks off at 2 p.m. at Silverados, 2898 US-70 in Black Mountain. The first-ever festival takes over the outdoor concert stage and the music doesn’t stop til 2 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10Enjoy a glass of wine, great scenery and live music and laugh with the JackTown Ramblers as they move into St. Paul Mountain Vineyards for the afternoon. The show starts at 2:30 p.m., 588 Chestnut Gap Road in Hendersonville.
It’s family fun time at the Pumpkin Patch at Packa’s Place, 4210 Brevard Road in Horseshoe. There will be live music, a food truck and beverages available for purchase at The BARn while the kiddos search for their favorite gourd.
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Bar, 51 Sweeten Creek Road presents its inaugural “Pup-Up” Sunday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both parking lots will be turned into a shopping experience, featuring local artists, makers, small businesses and a few surprises. Enjoy live music, donuts and mimosas and yoga discounts. Admission is free.
Pick up design and decorator ideas during Parade of Homes, Asheville 2021, 14 Mimidis Lane A in Swannanoa. The event runs through Oct. 17. Thirty-six homes are featured on this year’s tour.
Monday, Oct. 11NC Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, presents “Breach of Peace,” stories of the Freedom Riders of 1961, written and performed by Mike Wiley. Performances continue through Oct. 17; Wednesday to Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Discretionary content: Mature themes, language, sensitive material, descriptions of violence, recorded gunshot sound.
Tuesday, Oct. 12Spend “An Evening With Artist Olga Dorenko,” 7-8:30 p.m. at Focal Point Coworking, 125 S. Lexington Ave., Suite 101. Entrepreneur meetup group.
Hit the trail at the Spooktober Catalooche Valley backpacking trip hosted by the Blue Ridge Hiking Company, 70 College St. The spooktacular experience in the Smokies is a two-day, one-night trip through the historic Cataloochee Valley. Call 828-713-5451.
Pick up dinner at the West Asheville tailgate market, 3:30-6:30 p.m., 718 Haywood Road.
For those who enjoy Lake Lure, consider volunteering some time to the area’s annual fall cleanup, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure, 112 Mountains Blvd. in Lake Lure.
Wednesday Oct. 13“Preservation Through Art:” along the French Broad takes place from 2-4 p.m. at the Wedge At Foundation, 5 Foundy St. Join member artists for the opening night of the third collection in the exhibition. The event is a fundraiser to protect natural landmarks.
Halloween Costume Party & Tiki Closing Party, Geneva Riverside Lodging, 3147 Memorial Hwy. in Lake Lure. Spooktackular drink specials, prizes for best costumes; live music from 3-6 p.m. An all-you-can-eat buffet with free beverages until the food runs out.
Beauty Parlor Comedy presents Nathan Owens, 7-9 p.m., Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway St. Owens hails from Atlanta and has traveled throughout the southeast spreading his own brand of awkward funniness.