Saturday, April 13
Featuring interactive booths and displays, live music, games, strolling magic, crafts, balloon art, face painting and a wide variety of other family-focused free events on-mall and in the parking lot. 1-4 p.m. at Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road. Visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com for more details.
Saturday, April 13
Comedian Holly Lynnea
Charming, yet unapologetic, the Louisville-based comedian boldly engages her audiences by sharing the not-so-proud experiences that led to her quirky and humorous worldview. Lynnea is currently a writer for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network series “You Look Like.” 9 p.m. at LaZoom Room Bar & Gorilla, 76 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Tickets $8 advance, $12 day of. Ages 18+. Visit www.lazoomtours.com.
Monday, April 15
Catch the retro-soul artist in concert with the Grammy award-winning singer songwriter Jess Glynne. 7 p.m. at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood Street in Asheville. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Tuesday, April 16
Free Sceening of Yemanjá
Narrated by Alice Walker, Yemanjá is a documentary about the Candomblé spiritual culture in Bahia, Brazil. Grounded in strong community and Earth-based wisdom, this vibrant tradition evolved from the ways of enslaved Africans. The film explores Candomblé’s history, social challenges, and triumphs through the voices of extraordinary women leaders. The free screening, which is open to everyone, will be followed by a short Q&A. 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union Grotto, 1 University Heights in Asheville.
Thursday, April 18
The 3 Biggest Leaks in Your Business and How to Fix Them
Learn how to stop the leaks in your business, create strong boundaries, increase value to your clients, and increase money-making opportunities. Create, plan, and reach your magic money goal. Led by Mary O’Connor. $5 with lunch included. 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Focal Point Coworking, 125 S. Lexington Ave Suite 101 in Asheville.
Friday, April 19
AKITA and Shabudikah in concert
AKITA is a six-piece funk band out of Charlotte, NC. Shabudikah is a six-piece funk band from Asheville. Cover: $5. Ages 21+. 10 p.m. at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, 55 College Street in Asheville.
Saturday, April 20
Taste of Black Asheville
The YMI celebrates the culinary expertise of Black Asheville as part of “365 Days of Black History: Merging the Past with the Present.” This night out with dinner and entertainment will be hosted by three culinary experts. Tickets are $75-350, available at allevents.in/asheville/taste-of-black-asheville. 6-9 p.m. at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market Street in Asheville.
Sunday, April 21
Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville
“How High Should the Wall Be? – Immigration Myths and Realities” will be presented by Mark Gibney from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road in Asheville. All are welcome to attend. Informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information: call (828) 687-7759, email EHSAsheville@gmail.com, visit EHSAsheville.org, or www.meetup.com/Ethical-Society-of-Asheville.
Monday, April 22
Curated variety show and benefit. A portion of all donations go to support Our VOICE in honor of sexual violence awareness month. Performers include musicians Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady, Laura Blackley, Tina & Her Pony; jugglers Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth; comedian Hilliary Begley; dancer Josh of Jus Twerk; pole dancer Kathleen Hahn of Danceclub Asheville; poet Kevin Evans; aerialist Lauren Napoli of Aerial Space; and thereminist Tom Peters. Ages 18+. 7:30-10 p.m. at The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road in Asheville.
Wednesday, April 24
A graduate student showcase featuring a multidisciplinary array of projects. Light refreshments will be served. 5-7 p.m. at Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville.
Every Saturday and Sunday in April
Pre-K to grade 12 educators, enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, get a free fresh brewed hot or iced coffee when you use your educator card. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Town Square at Biltmore Park in Asheville.
Sundays, April 28 & May 26
De la Noche Tango Music
Traditional and nouveau Argentine tango music. Cost: $12. 8-11:30 p.m. at The Block off Biltmore, 39 S Market St. in Asheville.
Monday, April 29
No Hate, No Fear
Join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County & adé PROJECT at YMI Cultural Center for an artful evening. Works around the theme “Triumph & Struggle in the Quest for Home, Family, Community & Culture” will be on display. 5:30 p.m. at the YMI Cultural Center, 20-44 Eagle Street in Asheville.
30th Annual Spring Herb Festival
Held at the WNC Farmers Market. Free admission; free parking. More details at www.ashevilleherbfestival.org.
Shakespeare in Love
Presented by the Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition. FREE to attend. Performances held on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 10 p.m. at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay Street in Asheville.
Saturday, May 4
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Global sounds, horns, strings, and drums in a benefit for Diana Wortham Theatre’s Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) fund. 8 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville. Tickets: Regular $35; Student $30; Child $20; Student Rush Day-of-Show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box Office: 828-257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.
An interactive tour focusing on Asheville’s resilient African American history and future in the arts, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship. Tours run most Thursdays through Saturdays, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Call (828) 275-5305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to register.