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Thursday, Aug. 19
Catch the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Isis, 743 Haywood Road, on the main stage at 7 p.m. Three musicians from three generations present a musical journey influenced by the folk sounds of Appalachia to New Orleans and everything in between. Enjoy harmonies accented with the sounds of banjo, mandolin, piano, acoustic guitar, bass, dobro and cornet. General admission tickets, $15.
The weekly Flat Rock farmers market gets underway at the Pinecrest ARP Church, 1790 Greenville Hwy. in Hendersonville, from 3-6 p.m. Discover a diverse group of local produce farmers, bread bakers, wild crafters and more. Visit flatrockfarmersmarket.com
Discover Alabama visionary folk artist James ‘Buddy’ Snipe’s work on display at American Folk Art gallery, 64 Biltmore Ave. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.amerifolk.com.
Friday, Aug. 20
Downtown After 5 kicks off another weekend with Abby Bryant & The Echoes, Picante and Westsound, from 5-9 p.m. Local beers, ciders and seltzers will be on tap, as well as wine, soda and water. Admission is free; wristbands are required to purchase beverages. Food vendors include Cecelia’s Kitchen, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, Kernel Mike’s Kettle Corn, Sunshine Sammies and Tin Can Pizzeria. The action unfolds along North Lexington Avenue.
Celebrate the start of the weekend at Music on Main in Hendersonville with the band Box Set Entertainment. The Classic Cruise-In will showcase vintage and antique automobiles. Bring a chair and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. The seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is prohibited. Alcoholic beverages, backpacks and coolers are not allowed. Admission is free. Visit visithendersonville.org.
“Dark Horse Presents: Shadow Ballads In Collaboration With The Magnetic Theatre,” featuring a collection of ghost stories and folk tales performed outdoors on the Hominy Creek Greenway, 22 Hominy Creek Road. The event runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Show repeats on Saturday. Tickets, $23; members, $20. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zydeco Ya Ya rocks the Cork & Keg at Weinhaus, 86 Patton Ave. Back from the COVID break, enjoy red-hot rhythms that fire up hard-driving two-steps and waltzes. “8-10:30 p.m. Admission, $10.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Brian Turner takes over the piano at the Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., from 7-10 p.m. Admission is free.
Shindig on the Green invades Pack Square Park, 80 Court Plaza. Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join in the good times at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.
14th Annual Mermaid Parade is off and running through downtown Marshall, from 5-6 p.m. Stick around when the parade wraps up for the after parties. Some of the businesses host bands and performances.
Sunday, Aug. 22
Asheville Drag Brunch FUNdraiser for Homeward Bound, noon to 1 p.m., 12 Bones Smokehouse, 2350 Hendersonville Road in Arden. This show always sells out. Tickets start at $25 and include admission, brunch, the drag show and a donation to the local homeless non-profit organization. Visit www.AshevilleDragBrunch.com.
Monday, Aug. 23
Burger Night returns to Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top, 2A Huntsman Place in Biltmore Village, from 4-8 p.m. $10 buys a double cheeseburger with two locally made quarter-pound patties piled high with fresh toppings and American cheese served alongside hot tallow fries and an ice-cold pint of your favorite Hi-Wire flagship or seasonal beer. Visit hiwirebrewing.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
The Asheville Tourists vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers, 6:35 – 9:30 p.m., at McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Place. Tickets, $9-$12 (child to adult; $11 senior/military).
Visit the Quilting Bee at the East Asheville Public Library, 3 Avon Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Quilters of all ages are welcome. Bring your own sewing machine and project or work on a community project. Drop in anytime; bring snacks. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Learn to tie-dye during a class with Dying Times Dyes inside the Catawba Brewing Company taproom, 63 Brook St. Ticket includes one white Catawba tank top for dying, dye and instructions. Bring one extra white or black item to dye (must be at least 95% cotton). Wear clothes that are OK to get dirty. Admission, $27.