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Tuesday, Nov. 1

SHANGHAI NIGHTS PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Shanghai Nights will feature the thrill of watching trampoline artists and aerial acrobats fly through the air with the greatest of ease, while jugglers, contortionists and martial artists demonstrate the exacting precision of their skills. For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

LECTURE, 7 p.m., third-floor lecture hall, Jensen Humanities and Social Science Building, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa. “Hillary’s Foremothers: 19th-Century American Women in Politics” will be addressed by Paula Garrett, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Admission is free and open to the public. 

WORLD AFFAIRS LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “Pirates, Anarchists and Cowboys” will be addressed by Donald Puchala, Byrnes Professor Emeritus of International Studies at the University of South Carolina. Puchala will examine the growth and strength of ISIS. Admission is $10 for the public and free for member of the WNC World Affairs Council and UNCA students.

SPEAKER, 7:30 p.m., Broyhill Chapel, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill. Carolyn Lunsford Mears, whose son was at the Columbine High School in Colorado during a mass shooting in 1999, will speak about recovery in the aftermath of life-threatening events and tragedy. Mears is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and teaches at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. She is an author and is known internationally for her work in support of communities, schools and families devastated by traumatic events. Admission is free and open to the public.



Thursday, Nov. 3

HITCHCOCK PRODUCTION, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse downtown venue, downtown Hendersonville. “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” will be performed through Nov. 6. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 5 and 2 p.m. Nov. 6. For tickets, which are $15 to $40, call the box office at 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

POSTER ART PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, UNC Asheville. “Poster Art and the National Parks” will be addressed by Joel Anderson, a  nationally recognized Nashville, Tenn., artist and designer. Anderson will talk about his interest in the poster art of the New Deal’s WPA and his current series of national park posters that mirror the style of these classics from the 1930s. Admission  is free and open to the public.

POLITICAL DEBATE, 7:15 p.m., Grahm Theater, Walker Arts Center, Asheville School, Asheville. CNN political commentators Sally Kohn and Tara Setmayer will face off in what is billed as a “spirited and friendly” political debate titled “Not Black & White: A Political Debate of Reversed Roles.” Admission is free and open to the public, although seating may be limited.



Friday, Nov. 4

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Overlook Theatre Company will present the Broadway musical classic “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show also will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 11 and 12. “Rich in historical and ethnic detail, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’s’ universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness,” an SMCPA promotion noted. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for students, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 12 Biltmore Avenue, Pack Place, downtown Asheville. Balsam Range, a bluegrass and acoustic music group, will perform in concert.




Saturday, Nov. 5

ASHEVILLE TAP FESTIVAL, 5-8 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The Asheville on Tap Festival will feature 100-plus tap beers from more than 50 breweries. The event is dedicated to showcasing specialty beers and craft breweries from around the country, while also delivering authentic, craft beer-focused experiences filled with live music, vendors and local food. Lyric will be the featured band. For tickets, which are $45 until Nov. 4, visit AmericaOnTap.com/asheville-nc. Tickets increase to $55 on day-of-event. 

PAGEANT, 7:30 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 12 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. The ninth annual Miss Gay Latina Asheville pageant wll be held as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15. Advance tickets, which are $22, are available by calling (704) 779-4500.



Monday, Nov. 7

SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE, 7 p.m., The Grotto, Highsmith University Union, UNC Asheville. “Public Lands, Private Profit” will be addressed by climate activist and Peaceful Uprising founder Tim DeChristopher. He will discuss the role of public lands and national parks as battlegrounds between private profit and public good, sharing stories of some of his own fight with the fossil fuel industry over the fate of western lands near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. He will be joined by singer/songwriter Bryan Cahall, with songs inspired by struggles for justice. Admission is free and open to the public.




Thursday, Nov. 10

AUTHOR’S READING, noon, Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville. Leigh Ann Henion, author of “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurers Guide to the Natural World,” will read from her work. Henion’s “Phenomenal” was a best-seller, and her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Charlotte Observer, The Smithsonian, Orion and multiple editions of The Best American Travel Writing. Henion’s reading will be hosted by best-selling novelist Wiley Cash, writer-in-residence this year at his alma mater. Both Cash and Henion are year-2000 graduates of UNCA. Admission is free and open to the public.




Friday, Nov. 11

GIBSON BROTHERS CONCERT, 7 p.m., The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, Spindale. The Gibson Brothers, a bluegrass band, will perform a Veteran’s Day celebration. For tickets, which are $20 and $25 and free for veterans, visit www.FoundationShows.org, or call 286-9990.

JACKIE TOHN CONCERT 8 p.m., Diana Wortham Theatre, 12 Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville. billed as “a semifinalist from the best ‘American Idol’ season ever,” will perform in concert. 



Saturday, Nov. 12

3 DOORS DOWN CONCERT, 7 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The band 3 Doors Down will perform in concert benefiting The Better Life Foundation. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

TRAVIS TRITT CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Travis Tritt will perform in concert. For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BOB DYLAN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, downtown Asheville. The mostly folk legend Bob Dylan will perform in concert. Dylan, now 75, is on the road fresh after releasing his 37th studio album, “Fallen Angels,” in May. The album follows in the jazzy direction of his other, most recent work, 2015’s “Shadows in the Night,” and, like “Shadows,” this album is a vocal improvement over 2012’s “Tempest.” Tickets, which start at $59.50 for balcony seating and $89.50 for floor seats, as well as $127.50 for limited seats in the first three rows, may be purchased — if still available — by visiting uscellularcenterasheville.com, bobdylan.com or ticketmaster.com.

JACKIE TOHN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Jackie Tohn, billed as “a semifinalist from the best ‘American Idol’ season ever,” will perform in concert. For tickets, visit tryonarts.org, or call 859-8322.




Thursday, Nov. 17

GARTH BROOKS/TRISHA YEARWOOD CONCERT, 7 p.m., Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, S.C. . Country western star Garth Brooks, along with his wife and fellow performer Trisha Yearwood, will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 17-20. Among Brooks’ hits are “Friends in Low Places” and “Thunder Rolls.” Tickets, at $74.98 after tax and fees, are available at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks, or by calling (800) 745-3000.

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” PRODUCTION, 7:30 p.m., Flat Rock Playhouse mainstage, Flat Rock. “A Christmas Carol” will be performed through Dec. 17. Showtimes vary. For tickets, call the box office at 693-0731 or visit www.flatrockplayhouse.org.




Saturday, Nov. 19

BRET MICHAELS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Bret Michaels will perform in concert, with special guests Warrant and FireHouse. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.

BRIAN CULBERTSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, Tenn. Brian Culbertson will perform in concert. For tickets, call (423) 638-1679 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Saturday, Nov. 26

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. Mountain Faith will celebrate the sounds of the season with a live DVD taping on the SMCPA stage. Attendees will be invited to sing along with traditional and sacred Christmas classics and experience a few new surprises. For tickets, which are $18, visit greatmountainmusic.com.




Tuesday, Nov. 29

LECTURE, 7 p.m., third-floor lecture hall, Jensen Humanities and Social Science Building, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa. “Impressions From Germany: Immigrant Women and the Legacy of National Socialism, a Welcoming Culture for Refugees and the Anti-Refugee Movement PEGIDA” will be addressed by Christine Nugent, director of the college’s Pew Learning Center and Elisson Library. Admission is free and open to the public. 




Tuesday, Dec. 1

WORLD AFFAIRS LECTURE, 7:30 p.m., Reuter Center, UNC Asheville. “International Human Rights: At What Cost to the Rest of International Law?” will be addressed by Ingrid Wuerth, the Helen Strong Curry chair in international law and director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. Wuerth will discuss the impact of “responsibility to protect” — the global political commitment endorsed by all United Nations members. Admission is $10 for the public — and free for member of the WNC World Affairs Council and UNCA students.




Friday, Dec. 9

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. “Christmas in My Hometown” will feature a musical celebration of family and traditions. For tickets, which are $15, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas — The Symphony Tour will be perform in concert. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.




Saturday, Dec. 10

CHRISTMAS JAM, 6:45 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, downtown Asheville. The 28th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam will feature a lineup including Gov’t Mule, Jamey Johnson, Bob Weir, Alison Krauss, and The Last Waltz Band, featuring Haynes, Michael McDonald, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski and Terrence Higgins. Special guests will include Branford Marsalis, George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Marcus King, Kevn Kinney, Audley Freed, Bob Margolin and Mike Barnes. The seven-plus hour musical event will benefit the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. For the 18th year in a row, proceeds from the show will go toward constructing energy-efficient new houses (33 houses have been built so far with 25 more on the way), as well as purchasing and developing land for entire Habitat subdivisions. For tickets, visit www.xmasjam.com.




Friday, Dec. 16

NUTCRACKER BALLET, 7 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin. The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed by A Family of Friends Productions in conjunction with Betsy’s School of Dance. The production also will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17. For tickets, which are $12, visit greatmountainmusic.com.

 



Friday, Jan. 13

AIR SUPPLY CONCERT, 9 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. The Australian soft rock duo Air Supply will perform in concert. The duo had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top 10 hits in the United States in the early 1980s. Among the group’s top hits are “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” (1983), “All Out of Love” (1980), and Lost in Love” (1979). For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.




Saturday, Jan. 28

JAMEY JOHNSON CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Event Center, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee. County music crooner Jamey Johnson will perform in a concert limited to those ages 21 and older. “Jamey Johnson is one of the fortunate individuals to have counted the late Merle Haggard among his friends, and his honest, sympathetic approach to songs about working-class life makes him one of the country legend’s closest modern analogs,” Rolling Stone magazine wrote. For tickets, which are $45-$95, visit www.ticketmaster.

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