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Friday, Nov. 1

“THE TURN OF THE SCREW” STAGE SHOW 2 and 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP will present “The Turn of the Screw” through Nov. 2. The Nov. 2 showtimes are 2 and 8 p.m. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 7:30 p.m., Hendersonville Community Theatre, 229 S. Washington St., downtown Hendersonville. The HCT will perform “The Addams Family” through Nov. 3. The remaining showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 3. For tickets, which are $30 for adults, $25 for students and $20 for youngsters under age 18, visit HendersonvilleTheatre.org. or call 692-1082.

“ARSENIC AND OLD LACE” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., HART Theatre, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. HART will perform the musical “Arsenic and Old Lace” through Nov. 3. The Nov. 3 show will begin at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit harttheatre.org.

TIMELY COMEDY, 7:30 p.m., Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St. (River Arts District), Asheville. The MT will present the comedy “Mountain Political Action Committee Meets Again” — In the Nick of Time.” It is the sequel to the 2018 it by Asheville playwright Jonor Moore. MT productions typically run for four consecutive, with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Opening night performances are $12, and subsequent performances are $18. For tickets and information, visit www.themagnetictheatre.org or call 239-9250 for information only.

“A DOLL’S HOUSE: PART 2” STAGE SHOW, 7:30 p.m., N.C. Stage Co., 15 Stage Lane, downtown Asheville. “A Doll’s House: Part 2” will be performed by Lucas Hnath. The show will run through Nov. 17. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional 2 p.m. matinees are scheduled on Nov. 9 and 16 . NC Stage Co. noted of its production, “Discretionary warning: adult themes and language.” The show “... delivers explosive laughs, while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights ... as much an ingenious elaboration and deconstruction of ‘A Doll’s House’ as a sequel... how much, in a century-plus, has life changed for Nora and women like her in a world that often stil has firm ideas about where they belong.” For tickets, call 239-0263 or visit online at ncstage.org.

NELLA CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Venezuelan singer Nella will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.



Saturday, Nov. 2

TRYON BEER FEST, 1-6 p.m., Tryon Depot Plaza, Tryon. The 8th Annual Tryon Beer Fest will be held. The festival will feature beer, along with fun and games, an oyster roast, food and vendors. Featured bands will include The Empire Strikes Brass and The Rich Nelson Band. An event promotion noted that “No kids, dogs or guns” allowed.  Attendees must be ages 21 and up and identification will be required for admittance at the gate. For tickets, which are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate, visit tryonbeerfest.com.

RUSSIAN BALLET’S “SWAN LAKE” PERFORMANCE, 7:30-10:30 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Ashevlle. The Russian Ballet Theatre will present “Swan Lake.” For tickets, which are $36 to $71, visit russianballettheatre.com/tickets/




Sunday, Nov. 3

SUNDAY CINEMA SERIES SCREENING, 3 p.m.,  Performance Hall, Bardo Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The BAC will host a screening of “42nd Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM, 4-6 p.m.,  Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech, 340 Victoria Rd., Asheville.The film “Stories Beyond Borders” will be screened, hosted by  the ACLU of NC’s WNC Chapter, Carolina Jews for Justice, and Working Films. In an event promotion, the hosts noted, “The program will feature five short films that show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities. This free event will also include a discussion led by those who are working for immigrant justice in Asheville.”




Tuesday, Nov. 5

“CANADA-U.S. TRADE RELATIONSHIP LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Nadia Theodore will address “Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship: A 21st Century Partnership” in the World Affairs Council Fall Lecture Series at UNCA. Theodore is consul general of Canada’s southeastern consulate in Atlanta. She will report on her nation’s evolving trade relationship with the United States. Prior to her current appointment in 2017, Theodore served in executive leadership roles in several of Canada’s international trade negotiations, notably, with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Her early civil service career involved work in Canada’s Permanent Missions ot the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Admission is $10 for the public and free for members WAC members and UNCA students.




Wednesday, Nov. 6

DA SOLA PERFORMANCE 3 p.m., St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield, 1617 Hendersonville Rd., South Asheville. ABCs artistic director Gail Ann Schroeder wil perform some of her favorite works for unaccompanied viola de gamaba. “This program of lyra-viol pieces, suites and fantasias from the 17h and 18th century England, France and Germany, has it all — gorgeous melodies, virtuosic passage and special effecs in imitation of bagpipes and hurdy-guries.” Works will be by Abel, de Machy, Ferrabosco, Hume and Telemann. Tickets are $20 at the door for adults and $5 for students.




Thursday, Nov. 7

ASTRONOMY CLUB MEETING, 7-9 p.m., 125 Rhoades Robinson Hall, UNC Asheville. The UNCA Astronomy Club will hold a meeting that is free and open to the general public. The club also will have telescopes set up at two locations for folks to safely observe the Mercury transit on Nov. 11. The primary location will be at Reuter Terrac on Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. There also will be some telescopes at the Tanbark Ridge Overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway — just 5 miles north of the Folk Art Center near milepost 377. The 5-1/2-hour transit event begins at 7:35 a.m. — and finishes at 1:04 p.m. The club reminds those interested in viewing the event that “it is not safe to look directly at the sun without proper solar eye protection.”



Friday, Nov. 8

“THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: THE MUSICAL,” 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame: The Musical“ will be performed by the Overlook Theatre Company. It also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov, 9, 15 and 16. Regarding the production, the SMCPA stated, “From the Academy Award-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in 15th century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be ‘Out There,’ observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though —  the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies — and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerful story make ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. It is a full two-act live stage show.” For tickets, which are $12 and $17, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

“LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE” STAGE SHOW 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP will present C.S. Lewis’ “Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” stage show Nov. 8-17. Showtmes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.



Saturday, Nov. 9

ROCKIE LYNNE CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale.  Singer-songwriter Rickie Lynne will perform his “For the Love of Country” concert, which will be free to all veterans. For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org.




Friday, Nov. 15

CANADIAN BRASS CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Canadian Brass will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Sunday, Nov. 17

“SOCIAL JUSTICE AND TRAUMA: MY STORY” TALK/DISCUSSION, 2:30-4 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, North Asheville. Cindy Henry McMahon will address “Social Justice and Trauma: My Story” in a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. The EHS noted that “McMahon is the granddaghter of a prominent liberal Georgia Baptist leader and daughter of a former minister who espoused peace and justice at late-night activist meetings and then wreaked havoc at home. She survived a turbulent time in our country and at home and wrote a book called ‘Fresh Water From Old Wells,’ which finally allowed her to release years of resentment and anger... She currently co-directs WNC Nonprofit Pathways, helping charitable organizations plan, grow and succeed.” An informal discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.




Wednesday, Nov. 20

SHOSHANA BEAN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., downtown Asheville. Chart-topping jazz and blues artist Shoshana Bean will perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.dwtheatre.com.




Friday, Nov. 22

“REBORN: THE CHRISTMAS STORY,” BALLET, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The Petra Ballet Company will present “Reborn: The Christmas Story,” which will be told through the dramatic presentation of dance. For tickets, which are $14 for adults and $10 for students, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

CHEVELLE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. The band Chevelle will perform in concert. Regarding the show, an event promotion noted, “Chevelle has delivered rock anthems for the past 24 years. Seven No. 1 hits, 17 songs reaching the top 10 charts, over 4 million records sold in the USA and many more worldwide.... After more than two decades together, numerous releases and countless worldwide tours, the outfit ... have confidently sailed through decades of uncharted waters and have emerged with a collection that’s equally intricate and intimate.” For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.



Saturday, Nov. 23

THE DRIFTERS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m.,  The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The Drifters, an iconic vocal group that was launched in 1953, will perform in concert. Regarding the show, an event flyer noted, “The Drifers were among the first group of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Game, along with The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes. With 20 years of uninterrupted hits, The Drifers became the second most successful recording group of all times, according to Billboard Magazine, with hits like ‘Up on the Roof,’ ‘This Magic Moment,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk,’ ‘There Goes My Baby,’ ‘Dance With Me,’ ‘Spanish Harlem’ and “Stand by Me....’”. For tickets, visit www.FoundationShows.org.

“MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS” CONCERT, 8 p.m., Peace Center, downtown Greenville, S.C. Chip Davis, founder and creator of Manheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it what is touted in an event promotion as the longest-running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. For tickets, which are $55-$85, call (800) 888-7768 or visit online at www.peacecenter.org.




Wednesday, Nov. 27

LOST CHORD MOODY BLUES SHOW, 7 p.m., Isis Music Hall, West Asheville. In its show, The Lost Chord, a Moody Blues tribute band, will perform the album “To Our Children’s Children’s Children” in its entirety to honor the 50th anniversary of its release, along with other songs from the Moody Blues’ seven classic albums. Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door.




Friday, Nov. 29

“A FLAT ROCK CHRISTMAS” STAGE SHOW 8 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. The FRP will present its annual holiday extravaganza, “A Flat Rock Christmas” stage show, Nov. 29-Dec. 22. Showtmes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit flatrockplayhouse.org.




Sunday, Dec. 1

MOSCOW BALLET’S “GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER,” 7 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The Moscow Ballet will perform its production of “Great Russian Nutcracker.”




Tuesday, Dec. 3

“INDIA: MODI BEGINS HIS SECOND TERM” LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Manheimer Room, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. Keya Maitra will provide a look at India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his second term with his party having increased its majority in this year’s election. Maitra, department chair and professor of philosophy, and Thomas Howerton Distinguished Professor of Humanities at UNCA, completed all of her early schooling and her bachelor’s degree in India, and earned one of her doctoral degrees at India’s University of Hyderabad. Admission is $10 for the public and free for members WAC members and UNCA students.




Thursday, Dec. 5

ANDREW PETERSON’s “BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD,” 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God.” For tickets, which are $25-$40, visit greatmountainmusic.com.




Tuesday, Dec. 10

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN’S “ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS” 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Steven Curtis Chapman’s ”Acoustic Christmas.” For tickets, which are $25-$35 and $50 for priority seating, visit greatmountainmusic.com.




Thursday, Dec. 12

SCHOOL SHOW OF “THE NUTCRACKER” BALLET, 7:30 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, downtown Asheville. The Asheville Ballet, billed as “North Carolina’s oldest professional ballet company,” will perform its annual production of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” for schoolchildren. It lasts about two hours, including intermission. Regarding the show, Asheville Ballet Director Ann Dunn stated that its productions of “The Nutcracker” has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for more than 40 years. “Children will be charmed yet again by ballet’s greatest classic. This all-time favorite story of Clara’s magical midnight trip to the Land of Sweets is classical ballet at its best. Snow will fall in the Snow Queen’s kindom, the equisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier will dance their eternally lovely pas de deux and, and beutiful flowers will watz and waltz, and waltz.” She added,  “Thanks to generous patronage, we are able to offer children’s tickets at $6 this year... This popular opportunity fills up quickly.” For reservations, call the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts at 257-4530.




Friday, Dec. 13

LEANN RIMES’ “YOU AND ME CHRISTMAS TOUR, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Leann Rimes’ You and Me CHristmas Tour” will be performed. Regarding Rimes, the SMCPA noted, “LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. Globally, she has sold more than 44 million units, won two Grammy Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; two World Music Awards; three Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won ‘Best New Artist,’ making her the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award. LeAnn recently inked a worldwide deal with RCA UK who recently released her 16th studio album, ‘Remnants.’” For tickets, which range from $35, $40 and $45 (with VIP seating available), visit greatmountainmusic.com.

CELTIC WOMAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour will be performed. Regarding the group, a promotion noted that “Celtic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble conceived and created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show ‘Riverdance.’’’ For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com.




Thursday, Dec. 19

“SIINGING CHRISTMAS CARD” 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. The SMCPA will present “Singing Christmas Card,” which is billed as a celebration to “join family and friends as the community comes together to enjoy stories and songs of the Christmas season. A heart-warming event full of joy, laughter and a few surprises.”  For tickets, which are $10, visit greatmountainmusic.com.




Saturday, Dec. 21

SCOTT THOMPSON’S “CHRISTMAS BACK HOME” 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Scott Thompson’s “Christmas Back Home” .will be performed. Regarding the show, the SMCPA noted, “‘Christmas Back Home’ opened its inaugural season in December 2017 to rave reviews. Scott Thompson and an eight-piece, all-star band of musicians for a new take on the timeless holiday masterpieces. A classic Christmas show with a twist, ‘Christmas Back Home’ will win its way into your heart as a new family Christmas tradition.” For tickets, which are $17-$20, visit greatmountainmusic.com.



 

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