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Thursday, July 29
Celebrate summer with an evening of entertainment that includes a delicious dinner and fabulous production. “Dine With Divas” drag dinner cabaret premieres at the Highland Brewing Event Center, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. The evening fundraiser features a pre-show cash bar, starting at 6:30 p.m. while dinner is served. The 60-90-minute production starts at 7 p.m. Dinner packages start at $35. If you’re having a special event , add $20 for a special “Condragulations” shout-out during the show and receive a bottle of champagne. Profits benefit Asheville’s Free Farmers Market for the Elderly. Visit www.DineWithDivas.com or call 828-333-7247.
Enjoy authentic Blues from Chicago-bred and Asheville-based guitarist/singer/songwriter Mr. Jimmy at the 2nd Act Coffee, Wine & Craft Bar, 101 E Allen St., Suite 101, Hendersonville. Music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Bring your drum, bells, maracas and make some noice during Guidon Brewing Company’s drum circle. The event gets under way from 6-9 p.m. at 415 8th Ave., Hendersonville. Admission is free.
Friday, July 30
French Broad/Arboretum MTS hike is a brisk hike that departs at 9:10 a.m. from the parking area of the French Broad River off Brevard Road at Bent Creek River Park. The total hike will cover five miles. The event is designed for fitness and conversation at an advanced level.
Enjoy a live bead embroidery demo by Martine House as she presents her technique to creating beautiful jewelry. She will be in the lobby of the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 382, starting at 10 a.m. Call ahead for the latest updates: 828-298-7928.
Saturday, July 31
Join instructor Judi Jetson as she leads a two-day workshop on Beginning Dyeing — Cotton, Linen, Rayon & Hemp at 408 Deport St. in the River Arts District. Instruction is available online, as well. Day one includes learning how to properly soak pre-washed fabric, garments or yarn in a soda ash mixture and mixing dyes with hot water and urea. Learn how to fold, tie or clamp fabric and then squirt or pour dye onto materials. The cost to register is $35 for members; $45 for non-members. There is an additional $15 materials fee. For information, visit https://localcloth.org/event-4252026?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=7/21/2021.
The grand opening and dedication of the Brevard Dog Park will take place from 9-11 a.m. at the City Sports Complex across from Jameson’s Joy Memorial Fitness Park, 324 Ecusta Road. Join officials for a tail-wagging ribbon cutting. Gather along the bike /hike path behind the baseball fields.
If you love cats, then don’t miss “The Amazing Acro-cats” at Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. Sit back and soak up the fun as Tuna and the Rock Cats wow audiences during this two-hour show, featuring house cats who roll on balls, ride skateboards, jump through hoops and more. Tickets, $23-$46.
Sunday, Aug. 1
Bruce Hornsby moves into the Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium, 349 Andante Lane in Brevard as part of the BMC Mountain Song Productions. Enjoy 10 new songs by the songwriter, composer and bandleader. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.brevardmusic.org.
Here’s your chance to participate in a signature Chow Chow event at Hillman Beer, 24 Sweeten Creek Road. Craft Your Glass Release celebrates the brewery’s Scottish Ale. $1 donation per pint supports Chow Chow, a nonprofit that showcases Appalachian food culture.
Monday, Aug. 2
The Monday Night Live! Concert Series continues with the Johnnie Blackwell Band at the Hendersonville Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., Hendersonville. Live music gets underway from 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair; seating area opens at 5:30 p.m. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers are permitted. Admission is free.
Tuesday Aug. 3
Support your local baseball team when the Asheville Tourists take on Winston-Salem at McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Place. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, Tickets, $9-$12 (child to adult; $11 senior/military).
Get your groove on and take the mic during Dirty Jack’s open mic night party from 6-8 p.m. at Green Man Brewery, 23 Buxton Ave. Singers can sign up starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Looking to get physical? Here’s the perfect opportunity as the Asheville Fit Tribe hosts a 60-minute functional agility training course at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road. Let the positive energy of the group motive you as you move through a full body workout. All fitness levels are welcome. Exercise begins at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Aug. 4
Decorate your own dog treats with 3 Eggs Crackery at Down Dog Bar and Yoga Studio, 51 Sweeten Creek Road. Bring your pooch’s favorite nibbles and craft tasty works of art that you’ll be able to take home for your four-legged friend to enjoy. The event gets underway from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets, $25.