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CULTURE: Performance
Flat Rock Playhouse 2015 Season - FRP's 2015 season will include Always Patsy Cline; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Gypsy; Fly; and Pump Boys and Dinettes. $15-$40. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
Little Shop of Horrors - HLT presents farce about inadequate florist's assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31. $10-$20. Hendersonville Little Theater, 229 S. Washington St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-692-1082, www.hendersonvillelittletheatre.org.
Miss Saigon - FRP presents epic pop opera. Musical has some adult situations. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 24. $40. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
Comedy Friday - Live standup presented by Disclaimer Comedy. Admission price gets you glass of wine or beer, popcorn and the show. Through Sept. 30, 7-8 p.m. $10, www.metrowinesasheville.com. Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
CULTURE: Shows + Festivals
Rhythm and Brews - Hendersonville concert series returns for its second season. Thu., Aug. 21 and Thu., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m. Free admission, 828-233-3216, lholloway@cityofhendersonville.org. Downtown Hendersonville, Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County).
Homegrown in Pritchard - Performances take place by singer/songwriters. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28. Free. Pritchard Park, Triangle intersection of Haywood St, College Ave, and Patton Ave, (Asheville - Downtown).
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
Silent Screen Comedy - Library hosts evening with film historian Chip Kaufman introducing three short films featuring Charlie Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Fatty Arbuckle. Thu., Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m. Free, library@buncombecounty.org. Pack Library, 67 Haywood St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-250-4700, library@buncombecounty.org.
CULTURE: History
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).
Historic Courthouse Tours - Group tours offer a look at Henderson County's restored courthouse. Call to schedule a tour. Minimum of 10 people. Free, 828-694-5003. Historic Henderson County Courthouse, Main St, Hendersonville (Henderson County).
County Heritage Museum - The Heritage Museum features exhibits on local history from the wilderness area to the present. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Henderson County Historic Courthouse, Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-694-1619.
CULTURE: Literary
Literary Fiction Contest - Go online for contest rules. Through Aug. 30. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
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.
Teen Book Club - Teens interested in reading the young adult books selected for the year are welcome to join. Thu., Aug. 21, 4 p.m. Free. Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston Street, (Brevard), 828-884-3151, library.transylvaniacounty.org.
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