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CULTURE: Performance
Art - HLT's new venue behind the main stage presents Yasmina Reza's comedy about three friends and the conflicts involved when one buys a large, expensive, all-white painting. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through July 27. $12. Hendersonville Little Theatre 2nd Stage, Washington Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County), www.hendersonvillelittletheatre.org.
Boeing Boeing - FRP presents story of one man's attempt to juggle three airline hostesses who arrive at his Paris apartment at the same time. Farce has mild adult content. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 27. $40. Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 South Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.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.
Promises - Play is about a 67-year-old man who sets out to fulfill a request made by his dying mother and comes to understand the truth of his personal history. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 3. $26.56, www.sartplays.org. Owen Theater, 44 College Street, Mars Hill, (Mountains), 828-689-1239, www.sartplays.org.
Sandburg Summer Shows - Sandburg Home offers performances of Rootabaga! and World of Carl Sandburg shows in the park amphitheater. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. Continues through Aug. 9. Free. Carl Sandburg Home, 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock (Henderson County), 828-693-4178, www.nps.gov/carl.
Asheville Storytelling Circle - Sat., July 26, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free. Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-257-4500, www.packplace.org/.
Sister Carrie - Janiec Opera Company presents new opera Sister Carrie by Grammy winning composer Robert Aldridge. Sat., July 26, 2 p.m. $40. Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Avenue, Brevard, www.brevardmusic.org.
Cathey's Creek Jam - Performances take place weekly. Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27. Free. Cathey's Creek Community Center, Off Old Highway 64 West, Brevard.
Comedy Friday - Live standup presented by Disclaimer Comedy. Admission price gets you glass of wine or beer, popcorn and the show. Through Aug. 31, 7-8 p.m. $10, www.metrowinesasheville.com. Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown).
CULTURE: Shows + Festivals
Brevard Music Center Festival - BMC students and staff present more than 80 orchestra and chamber concerts and operas. Call or go online for tickets. Through Aug. 4. 828-862-2105. Brevard Music Center, 349 Andante Avenue, Brevard, www.brevardmusic.org.
Folkmoot - Dancers and musicians from across the globe come to WNC to perform at various venues. Go online for schedule and tickets. Through July 27. 877-FOLKUSA, www.folkmootusa.org.
Asheville Anime Regional Convention - Convention brings together anime, manga, card games, table top games and video games. Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $15; kids under 10 free; $5 off for those wearing costumes, www.ashevillearc.com. Crowne Plaza & Resort, One Resort Drive, Asheville (Asheville - South), 828-254-3211.
Folkmoot Parade of Nations - Dancers and musicians from across the world parade down Main Street. Sat., July 26, 10:30 a.m. Free, www.folkmootusa.org. Downtown Waynesville, Main Street, Waynesville, www.downtownwaynesville.com.
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival - Nation's longest running folk festival returns for its 87th year and features region's best mountain musicians and dancers. Through Aug. 2, 7 p.m. $10-$54, 828-258-6101, ext. 345, www.folkheritage.org. Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-257-4530, www.dwtheatre.com.
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.
Student Film Screening and Open House - View alumni student films and learn about the next 40-week total immersion film program starting in August. Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, 800-940-3546, www.facebook.com/carolina.filminstitute/timeline. Carolina Film Institute, 518 Hunts Bridge Rd., Greenville (Greenville/Spartanburg).
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
Creative Writing Workshops - Adult lifelong learners will be taught by a faculty of teaching artists and writers this summer. Through July 26. www.cullowheemountainarts.org. Western Carolina University, Main Campus, Cullowhee, 828-227-7211, www.wcu.edu.
Hard Times Writing Contest - For contest guidelines, go online. Through July 30. The Writers’ Workshop, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-254-8111, www.twwoa.org.
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.
Altered Board Books - Kate Stockman teaches you to use your imagination to alter a child's board book into one for your own story. Sat., July 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $45. Art MoB, 124 4th Ave E., Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-693-4545, www.artmobstudios.com.
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