(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, Aug. 5
The 94th annual edition of this three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, story tellers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. Thursday through Saturday, August 5, 6 and 7, with a different show each night at 6:30 p.m. at Lipinsky Hall Auditorium at UNCA, 300 Library Lane. Tickets available at https://bit.ly/3xQ1YHD. Day of show, $25; advance, $20; student, $5; children 12 and under, $5; groups of 10 or more, $20 (advance sale $15); three-night package: adults, $50. For information, visit www.folkheritage.org.
Friday, Aug. 6
Big Something Strikes Brass (show recurs on Saturday, Aug. 7) at the Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr. Doors open at 10 p.m.; show at 10:30 p.m. Nightowls rejoice, this show was made for you. Admission, $15. Rock, funk and improvisation finds a home amid electronic wind instruments, guitars, horns and more.
Saturday, Aug. 7
“Sketches!” Or It Didn’t Happen: A TMT Comedy Revue” aims to get the laughs started following a difficult year. Several comedians offer humorous takes on everyday observations. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5-7 and Aug 12-14. Admission, $23; members, $20. Masks are required to be worn by all patrons.
Sunday, Aug. 8
Artists of the Southern Highland Craft Guild continue their free live demos in the lobby area of the Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Parkway. Longtime potter Judy Brater will answer questions and demonstrate techniques. Call 828-298-7928 for updates.
Tuesday Aug. 10
Join North Carolina singer/songwriter Tom Fisch for a free singalong at the Carl Sandburg national historic site, 1800 Little River Road in Flat Rock. The popular concerts celebrate Sandburg’s love of music. The event starts at 5 p.m.