Thursday, Nov. 11
Highland Brewing Company will be throwing phenomenal fetes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Cold Mountain Winter Ale. Tickets for release weekend events are required for some activities that start today and run through Sunday at the brewery, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., #200, and S&W Market, 56 Patton Ave. Visit www.highlandbrewing.com.
Fall charcuterie workshop, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 12 Bones Smokehouse, 2350 Hendersonville Road in Arden. Join Asheville Charcuterie Company as they teach students to construct a beautiful custom fall charcuterie presentation. Enjoy a beer while you attend the event. Tickets, $65.
The Asheville Museum, 2 ack Square, is the place for “MakerSpace: Homemade Clay,” from 5-7 p.m. Visit the galleries on a scavenger hunt for inspiration, then mix three simple ingredients to make homemade salt dough in the studio. Free for members, or included in museum admission.
Virtual Salute to Veterans
Celebrate our country’s service men and women during a virtual ceremony live from the American Legion Post 70. The program gets underway from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Western North Carolina VA Health Care System Chief of Mental Health Services, Dr. Laura Tugman, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker. Also, the Director of Charles George VA Medical Center, Stephanie Young, will speak about caring for those who have borne the battle. The ceremony will include two readings from the Brothers and Sisters Like These, a veterans writing group that promotes healing war wounds. The readers will be Jim Hernandez, US Air Force, pilot Vietnam, who will dedicate his piece to an Air Force pilot who was killed in Vietnam. Steve Henderson, US Marine Corps, Vietnam, will honor a Marine sniper in Vietnam who recently passed away. Catch the live stream at the City of Asheville’s YouTube Channel (youtube.com/cityofasheville).
Friday, Nov. 12
Vintage Market Days of Asheville presents “Fall Harvest” through Sunday. The event begins today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WNC Agricultural Center — Davis Event Center, 761 Boylston Hwy., in Fletcher. An upscale, vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market, featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor and more.
Art in the Park(ing)(Lot) comes to the Children & Family Resource Center, 851 Case St. in Hendersonville. Families will receive a fun kit filled with activities that showcase children as budding artists. The event gets underway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Take a free tour of Citizen Vinyl’s factory from 3-4 p.m., 14 O’Henry Ave. This is a behind-the-scenes tour of Citizen Vinyl’s record-pressing operation and radio station. The tour is ideal for foodies, musicians and audiophiles.
Learn to silversmith your own textured set of three stacking rings at Ignite Jewelry Studios from 2-4 p.m., 191 Lyman St., #262. This is a hand’s-on class, where all tools and materials will be provided. Cost, $80.
The Junior League of Asheville is seeking volunteers to help decorate its tree at Rabbit Rabbit for the Winter Tree Carnival. Shifts are available for Friday and Saturday, from 7:30 to 9 p.m both days. All materials will be provided. Email Lauren Karlsson to sign up, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rabbit Rabbit is located at 75 Coxe Ave.
Artist Jason Probstein will demonstrate a technique of glass blowing called caneworking. He’ll create ornaments, goblets and other small pieces during Southern Highland Craft Guild’s popular workshop series. The demo will take place, starting at 10 a.m., in the lobby of the Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy. Admission is free. Call ahead for the latest updates, 828-298-7928.
Party like its 1920 when The Magnetic Theatre and Speakeasy Improv present a two-night event, Nov. 12-13. The Speakeasy Soirée welcomes guests to find their best fedora and flapper gear while entertainment, raffles, prizes, stand-up and a costume competition unfold. Tickets are $15 per night, and the fun begins at 7:30pm, 375 Depot St. Call 828-239-9250.
Saturday, Nov. 13
The 4th Annual Wizard Pub Crawl gets moving at 8 p.m. and continues to 3 a.m. Meet at 161 Biltmore Ave. Tickets, $18.50-$25
ASAP Farmers Market welcomes shoppers to its fall farmer’s market at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 340 Victoria Road, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Asheville Community Theatre presents “Clue (High School Edition).” Based on the iconic 1985 movie, which was inspired by the classic board game, this abridged version is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The Middle School cast performs at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14. The High School Cast (library cast) performs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14. All performances will be held on the ACT Mainstage, 35 E. Walnut St. Tickets are $5 for children 17 and under; $10 for adults. Visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.
Start a workout or continue your regiment during a free workout at Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road. The event is perfect for all fitness levels and starts at 7 p.m.
There’s a lot to celebrate in the River Arts District during Second Saturdays. Ride the free trolley Saturday and Sunday during RADA’s Studio Stroll, 3 River Arts Place. The event starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues through Sunday at 7 p.m. Meet artists inside their studios. This is RADA’s biggest event of the year. Admission is free.
Riverview Station,191 Lyman St. celebrates the monthly Second Saturdays event from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Several special events are planned. Admission is free.
The Wrtier’s Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, presents “Writing From the Top of Your Head” with Nina Hart. Writers will learn innovative ways to generate fresh material, avoid writer’s block and how to tap into their creative side. Hart is a writer and creativity coach trained in the Kaizen Muse method. She is also certified by the Gateless Method. The class meets from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 828-254-8111.
Sunday, Nov. 14
If you love pickles, get to PicklePalooza 2021 at the Blue Ghost Brewing Co., 125 Underwood Road in Fletcher. The event runs from 3-7 p.m. Enjoy lots of pickled stuff and music. Admission is free.
The History of Tea follows the beverage from pre-historic times through modern day. Instructor Miles Cramer will lead the exploration at Dobra Tea, 78 N. Lexington Ave. Tickets, $20
“PAN HARMONIA: Flute and Piano,” will be presented from 3-4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St. The popular musical duo presents donation-based concerts that fill up quickly. Seating must be reserved. Visit https://panharmonia.org/product/nov-14-flute-and-piano/.
Monday, Nov. 15
Learn about Southeast Seed Growing during this presentation at Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Road in Leicester, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This full-day workshop will focus on creating a foundational understanding, as well of the basics of seed saving and more. Tickets, $65.
Put your thinking caps on, gather up your team and head to Lookout Brewing Company’s Team Trivia Tuesdays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join hosts Kristen and Daniel at the brewery, 103 S. Ridgeway Ave., #1 in Black Mountain. Prizes for first- and second-place teams.
Experience traditional dancing, sheep herding demonstrations, sporting events, children’s activities, music and food as the Scottish Clans of the South presents the Foothills Highland Games at Jackson Park, 640 Glover St. in Hendersonville. Visit http://downtownhendersonville.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St. in Black Mountain takes a “Walk Through History: Piney Grove and Patton Cemeteries,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The stroll introduces visitors to what is believed to be the earliest Protestant church founded west of the Continental Divide. Tickets, $20-$25.