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CULTURE: Holiday Events
Christmas at Biltmore - Come see the Biltmore House decorated for the holidays with more than 40 trees and bathed in lights. Through Jan. 11, 2015. Included with park admission. Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Rd, Asheville (Biltmore Village), 828-225-1333, www.biltmoreestate.com.
A Christmas Carol - Playhouse presents new take on Dickens' classic holiday tale. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 21. $40. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.org.
Holiday Arts Gift Market - Market features unique gifts directly from artists, including wood, fiber, jewelry, clay, tiles and more. Through Dec. 31. Free, 828-669-0351, www.svfalarts.org. Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 W. State St., Black Mountain.
Learn to Draw a Turkey - All ages invited to draw in the art area. Through Nov. 28. Free with $5 admission; free for members. Hands On! A Child's Gallery, 318 N. Main St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-697-8333, www.handsonwnc.org.
National Gingerbread House Competition - Inn presents its annual display of gingerbread houses entered in 2014 contest. Through Jan. 1, 2015. $10 parking fee to benefit charity. Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville (Asheville - North), 800-438-5800, www.groveparkinn.com.
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Hundreds of thousands of holiday lights are programmed to music from dusk to 10pm. Nov. 21-Jan. 4. Admission starts at $20. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher (Henderson County), 828-687-1414, www.wncagcenter.org.
Turkey Hunt - Scavenger hunt among fish tanks has you searching for five fish of Thanksgiving. Through Nov. 22. $3 per person. Team ECCO Center for Ocean Awareness, 511 N. Main St., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-692-8386, www.teamecco.org.
WNC Holiday Fair - Nov. 21-22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; children under 12 free, 828-606-8680. Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher (Henderson County), 828-687-1414, www.wncagcenter.org.
Holiday Ceramic and Art Sale - S. Tucker Cooke Gallery presents art department's annual holiday ceramic and art sale. Fri., Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. UNC Asheville, One University Heights, Asheville (Asheville - North), 828-251-6600, www.unca.edu.
Candlelight Evenings - Biltmore House will glow with holiday spirit, appearing much as it did at the turn of the 19th century. Through Jan. 3, 2015, 5-9 p.m. $34.50-$84. Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Rd, Asheville (Biltmore Village), 828-225-1333, www.biltmoreestate.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 Dec. 31. $10, www.metrowinesasheville.com. Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
The Muckle Man - Theatre UNCA presents play directed by UNCA student Olivia Medoff. Through Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m. $12, 828-232-6610, drama.unca.edu. UNC Asheville, One University Heights, Asheville (Asheville - North), 828-251-6600, www.unca.edu.
Next Fall - Comedy takes a witty and provocative look at the dichotomy that exists between sexuality and religion. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22. $15-$18, www.differentstrokesavl.com. The BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-2621.
Identity XYZ - Three stories show what it means to be human in a world of rigid gender expectations. Through Nov. 22, 8 p.m. $12, www.anamcaratheatre.org/tickets. Toy Boat Community Arts Space, 101 Fairview Rd., Asheville (Asheville - South).
CULTURE: Shows + Festivals
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
Hour of the Wolf - Classic World Cinema Foreign Film Series presents 1968 Ingmar Bergman film about an artist trying to retain his sanity and maintain his artistic prowess. Fri., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Donations, 828-273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com. Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
CULTURE: History
African American Education in Madison County - Exhibit traces the history of African American education in WNC with an emphasis on Madison County. Through Feb. 28, 2015. Free, 828-689-1400. Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic Street, Mars Hill (Mountains), 1-866-MHC-4-YOU, www.mhc.edu.
Emancipation and Its Legacies - Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Exhibition on display. Through Dec. 8. Free. Transylvania County Library, 212 South Gaston Street, (Brevard), 828-884-3151, library.transylvaniacounty.org.
Hillbilly Land - Exhibit explores the power, prevalence and persistence of the Appalachian hillbilly stereotype. Through Dec. 31. Smith-McDowell House, 283 Victoria Rd, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-253-9231, www.wnchistory.org/.
CULTURE: Literary
Richard Hoffman - Author shares his memoir Love and Fury. Fri., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Free. Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-6734, www.malaprops.com.
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