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CULTURE: Performance
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.
Sounds of the 60s - Music on the Rock pays tribute to the hits of artists from the 1960s. July 31-Aug. 2 and Aug. 7-9, 8 p.m. $24. Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 South Main Street, Hendersonville (Henderson County), 828-693-0731, www.flatrockplayhouse.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.
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).
Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic - Thu., July 31, 9 p.m. $5. The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville (Asheville - Downtown), 828-225-5851, www.theorangepeel.net.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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