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Thursday, Sept. 9 Catch the contemporary folk stylings of Life Like Water at One World Brewing, 520 Haywood Road. Music starts at 7 p.m. $5 cover.
If you love lobster rolls and can’t live without avocado, then get to Lobster Dogs & Live Music at Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Road, where you’ll be able to fill up on great food and music from 5-8 p.m.
The Enka Candler tailgate market gets underway from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot at the A-B Tech Small Business Center, 1465 Sand Hill Road, across from Ingles supermarket.
Friday, Sept. 10
Slip into a slinky gown or classic black & white and get set to trip the light fantastic at the Gin & Jazz Social at the Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave. This snazzy social is a salute to F. Scott Fitzgerald inside the Seely Pavilion. The themed event will feature small plates, gin cocktails, party games and more. Tickets, $84.19. Event runs from 6:30-9 p.m. Call 828-252-2711.
The North Carolina Mountain State Fair kicks off today from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. in Fletcher and runs through Sept. 19. The third-largest fair in the state celebrates the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains in agriculture, music, crafts, food, midway rides, livestock displays, competitions and more. Admission price varies, tickets available at the gate at mountainfair.org, at participating Ingles, the WNC Agricultural Center and the WNC Farmers Market. For information, call 828-687-1414.
Saturday, Sept. 11
The 15th annual Mountain Song Festival comes to the Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Lane in Brevard. 4-10 p.m. ugh Sunday.
Pack up the kiddos and head to the pop-up adventure play event at Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave. The pop-up playground celebrates public play, where a kid can be a kid. Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Catch “The Sparrow and the Whippoorwill: A Bluegrass Music Festival” at the Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St., 7:30-9 p.m. Follow a fledgling’s journey in this musical by Tom Tom Godleski, directed by Victoria Lamberth.
Sunday, Sept. 12
Shop for treasures at the Historic Biltmore Village art and craft fair, 10 Brook St. The event celebrates 49 years of bringing the work of local and regional craftspeople to market. Noon to 5 p.m, rain or shine. Admission is free.
Monday, Sept. 13
Support Charlie’s Angels animal shelter during a Power in Pints event at Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Road. $1 from every Hillman Beer draft sold during the day will be donated to the charity.
Step into history as the Guastavino Alliance, Swannanoa Valley Museum and Western North Carolina Historical Association dedicates a new N.C. Highway Historical Marker recognizing Rafael Guastavino’s vault and dome tile work at the site of his Black Mountain estate, Rhododendron. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. After the dedication, a program and self-guided walking tour will depart from the Rhododendron (now the Christmount Conference Center, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain). Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. RSVP at wnchistory.org/events.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Take a guided walking tour of the historical Tabernacle and Ingram cemeteries, 10:30a.m. to noon. Organized by the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St., Swannanoa. Tickets, $20-$25.