(To submit an item for consideration to our weekly calendar, email firstname.lastname@example.org. List the event title, date, time, admission price, location, website and photo, as well as a brief description. All events take place in Asheville unless noted otherwise.)
Thursday, Sept. 16
If you’re camping at the KOA, mark your calendar for the SOTF Mountain Mamas. A weekend of sister fun, featuring campfire jam sessions and sing-alongs all celebrating the music of John Denver. The event starts at 2 p.m. Thursday and continues through 11 a.m. Sunday. Asheville East KOA, 2708 Hwy. 70 East in Swannanoa.
7th Annual Asheville Van Life Rally will celebrate the van life community and culture. The event continues through Sunday, Elysium Center, 111 Howard Gap Road in Fletcher. Vehicles must secure a spot for the weekend, day passes are available for those without a vehicle who want to learn and enjoy this unique community building event, featuring live music, food, workshops, vendors, campfires, etc. Tickets range from $5 to $60. Visit https://www.vanlife.com.au/vanlifegatherings/ashevillevanlife2021.
Friday, Sept. 17
The Montford Park Players take on Shakespeare in the troupe’s presentation of “Macbeth” at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay St., starting tonight and running through Oct. 9. Performances take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; a ticket is required for entry. Bring a blanket, picnic baskets are allowed, wine and beer are OK, well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Lawn chair rentals are available. Call 828-254-5146, or visit montfordparkplayers.org.
“Fall Into Dance: An Artistic Harvest” is the Asheville Ballet’s way of saying thank you to the community as it returns to live performances during this one-hour show at Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza. Enjoy North Carolina’s oldest ballet company as it leads a showcase featuring original choreography in styles from classic to contemporary. Tickets are $10 and $15; the show will repeat on Sept. 18. Visit https://mbasic.facebook.com/events/533574987748447.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Get a behind-the-scenes look at mountain farms in action on the ASAP Farm Tour, noon to 5 p.m. The event continues on Sunday. Tours are divided by region and include Burley Stick Farm, Addison Farms Vineyard, Cane Creek Farm, Pope Farms/Packa’s Place, Good Fibrations Angora Goats and more. Kids activities, demonstrations, guided barn tours, animal visits, items for purchase and a photo contest are all part of the fun. To enter ASAP’s photo contest, for a chance to win tickets to next year’s event, submit photos with information by Sept. 26 to email@example.com. Tickets are $35 per car of four in advance; $45 day of event. Visit https://asapconnections.org/events/asaps-farm-tour/.
Barketype + MPR Adoption Event at Archetype Brewing, 265 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Check out a selection of dogs and puppies looking for their forever homes. The event recurs on the third Saturday of every month. 1-4 p.m.
Go on a shopping spree inside the Asheville Community Theatre costume shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices range from $1-$25 and feature items including shirts, dresses, hats, wool and fur coats and more. The sale is located at 35 E. Walnut St.
Monday, Sept. 20
Join members of the Asheville Mountains-to-Sea Trail Club as they head out from the Folk Art Center to Lunch Rock. Hikers meet at the Folk Art Center parking area, 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy., at 9 a.m. and leave around 10 a.m. The 5-mile hike is designed for fitness and conversation; intermediate pace. Visit https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Mountains-to-Sea-Trail-Hiking-Club/events/280203942/?oc=evam.
King, Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight, you guessed it, chess is on the table at Highland Brewing inside the S&W Market, 56 Patton Ave., every Monday from 5-8 p.m. Bring your own board or play with HB’s. Pitcher specials. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Experience Yoga in Mother Nature at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road, starting at 6 p.m. This is a gentle program to warm up and stretch. Bring a towel, a mat and water. Sign up at the front desk. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
Pritchard Park, 67 Patton Ave., comes alive with the sounds of progressive Zimbabwe-style marimba when the Polyphony American Music Tour makes a stop at 6 p.m. Admission is free.