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CULTURE: Performance
The Addams Family - The creepy and kooky Addams Family comes to the ACT stage in this musical comedy. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 26. $15-$25. Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-1320, www.ashevilletheatre.org.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - FRP presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy. Show features mild adult content. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 26. $40. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
CULTURE: Holiday Events
Haunted Farm - Farm presents 50 minutes of Halloween terror with the woods, farm and haunted hayride. Through Nov. 1. www.nchauntedfarm.com/. Haunted Farm, 624 Townsend Road, Hendersonville (Henderson County).
Haunted House Tour - Explore the Terry Estate, which will feature spirits, all offering interpretations of this estate. Six tours offered nightly. Oct. 24-25. $25-$35, www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org. Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 W. State St, Black Mountain (Mountains), 828-669-9566, www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org.
Haunted Scavenger Hunt - Hunt features fangtastic teeth, invisibility and growing body parts. Through Oct. 31. Free with $4 admission; free for members. Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-697-8333, www.handsonwnc.org.
CULTURE: Performance
Sylvia - HLT presents this romantic comedy about a married man who brings home a stray dog played by a woman. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 2. $10-$20. Hendersonville Little Theater, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-692-1082, www.hendersonvillelittletheatre.org.
CULTURE: Holiday Events
Goosebump Palace Haunted House - House at 7 Chester Place, Asheville, offers two tours, one for a family crowd and the other where the ghouls will be unleashed. Fridays, Saturdays, 6-8 & 9-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1. $5 donation, 828-551-7666.
Legend of Tommy Hodges - Outdoor drama introduces the audience to students who attended the Biltmore Forest School from 1903-1907 and one who disappeared on Halloween night. Fri., Oct. 24, 6:30, 7:45 & 9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 25, 6:30, 7:45 & 9 p.m. $6. Cradle of Forestry, Highway 276, Pisgah Forest, Brevard, 828-877-3130, www.cradleofforestry.com.
CULTURE: Performance
Comedy Friday - Live standup presented by Disclaimer Comedy. Admission price gets you glass of wine or beer, popcorn and the show. Fridays, 7-8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30. $10, www.metrowinesasheville.com. Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
Broadway's Next Hit Musical - Master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience to create a spontaneous evening of music and humor. Fri., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. $7-$21. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee (Mountains), 828-227-2479, www.wcu.edu.
Opal String Quartet - Pan Harmonia presents the Opal String Quartet performing romantic masterpieces by Brahms and Bloch and a composition by Saluda composer Tim Winter. Fri., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. $16.50, www.pan-harmonia.org. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St, Asheville (Asheville - North), 828-254-5836, www.stmarysasheville.org.
John Denver Tribute - Music on the Rock presents the music of John Denver. Through Oct. 26, 8 p.m. $24. Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 South Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
CULTURE: Shows + Festivals
Celtober - Three-day party at brewery and White Horse in Black Mountain features best in Celtic and tribal rock fusion. Oct. 24-26. $25-$40, www.celticheritageproductions.com. Highland Brewery, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, (Asheville - East).
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair - Show features hundreds of animals, crafters, workshops, and demonstrations. Oct. 24-26. $3; children under 13 free, www.saffsite.org. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher (Henderson County), 828-687-1414, www.wncagcenter.org.
Fall Harvest Days - Show features crafters, demonstrations, farm tools, antique engines, tractor pulls, and swap meet. Through Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $8; children 12 and under free; $20 for 3-day pass. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher (Henderson County), 828-687-1414, www.wncagcenter.org.
Sounds of Silvermont - Musicians gather to jam to bluegrass, country, gospel and more. Through Dec. 18, 7:30-10 p.m. rec.transylvaniacounty.org. Silvermont Mansion, East Main St., Brevard, 828-884-3156.
CULTURE: Film
Pi - Classic World Cinema Foreign Film series presents American thriller about a computer genius searching for a key number that will beat the stock market. Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Donations, 828-273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com. Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
CULTURE: History
African Americans in WNC - Conference at UNCA and YMI Cultural Center looks at missing story of African Americans in WNC. Through Oct. 24. Free, 828-251-6415, history.unca.edu. UNC Asheville, One University Heights, Asheville (Asheville - North), 828-251-6600, www.unca.edu.
Coming of the Railroad - Exhibit features replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade, the steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the U.S. Through Dec. 31. Free, 828-694-1619. Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Courthouse, Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County).
CULTURE: Literary
Memoirs Competition - Go online for contest rules. Through Nov. 30. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
Poetry Contest - Go online for contest rules. Through Feb. 25, 2015. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
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