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May 2020 Live Stream Online Events In and Around Asheville NC - Support Local!

Asheville and Western NC have always had so many great events and festivals around this time of year! Now during these unprecedented times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has made adjustments to help us all still have things to enjoy and look forward to while staying safe at home. Here are just a few upcoming events happening throughout Asheville and Western NC we've compiled for your live stream viewing pleasure!



Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 12 PM

The Event to End Homelessness; Homeward Bound's 8th Annual Lunch ( Virtual Live Stream )

Join Homeward Bound for The Event to End Homelessness with song, poetry, and film depicting the struggles of folks who are experiencing homelessness as well as the service providers they rely on.
Help end homelessness for our community's most vulnerable citizens at www.homewardboundwnc.org/donate

-Housing is Healthcare, a film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Katie Damien
-Home, a performance by Spoken Word Poet Shanita Jackson
-Here for You, a new song written and performed by David LaMotte



Thursday, May 21st, 2020 12 PM

( Also Thursday, May 28th, 2020 12 PM )

Armchair Adventure Book Club Hosted by Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Jennifer Pharr Davis & More

Photo by Vladyslav Bahara on UnsplashPhoto by Vladyslav Bahara on Unsplash

Join us each week for our Armchair Adventure Book Club Chat. Each week, we'll feature a different author to discuss their stories of adventure, courage, and self-discovery. Book Club chats are hosted by Jennifer Pharr Davis.

You can join the chat live on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/115242078

May 21 - Grandma Gatewood's Walk with Ben Montgomery
May 28 - Pursuit of Endurance with Jennifer Pharr Davis



Thursday, May 21st, 2020 7 PM

Poppy Popcorn Hand-Crafted Happy Hour!

Photo by BBC Creative on UnsplashPhoto by BBC Creative on Unsplash

Same day, NEW time - Grab your favorite drink and tune in to our weekly happy hour at 7pm!

Here is what's poppin' this week:
- Three popcorn recipes you can make at home!
- Limited edition craft kits
- New flavor of the week

Raffle reminder! Tickets are still available for our raffle benefitting AHS Student Fund. Follow the link to buy tickets: https://www.poppyhandcraftedpopcorn.com/product/ahs-student-fund-raffle-ticket/

Purchase a raffle ticket to enter to win:

  • 1 popcorn bowl from East Fork Pottery
  • 2 craft chocolate bars from French Broad Chocolates
  • 4 Poppy market bags

One ticket equals one entry. Purchase multiple tickets to increase your chances of winning! Winner will be announced May 28th.

100% of the proceeds will go towards the Asheville High School Student Fund. The Asheville High School Student Fund supports students of Asheville High, SILSA and their families with basic resources that are out of their reach.  While this is an ongoing effort year round, the need right now is greater than ever. We thank you for joining with us to show these students that their community, far and wide, cares for them.



Thursday, May 21st, 2020 7 PM

Craft Beer & Trivia Hosted by Asheville Art Museum & Burial Beer ~ This program takes place via Zoom.

Photo by Sarah Gualtieri on UnsplashPhoto by Sarah Gualtieri on Unsplash
Do you miss your favorite watering hole and pub-quiz nights? Join the Museum and our friends at Burial Beer for this fun, free program! Test your knowledge of American art, craft, and beer. Between rounds, Assistant Curator Whitney Richardson highlights bar-themed items from our Collection, and local glassmaker Hayden Wilson and Burial Beer’s artist David Paul Seymour discuss their craft. Recruit your favorite trivia partner, brush up on your American art and craft, and delight your taste buds with Perspective Café at home.

Space is limited; to register, email Kristen Boddy, membership & Museum events manager at kboddy@ashevilleart.org, or call 828.253.3227 x117. Zoom login information emailed in advance to participants.

Order your favorite six-pack from Burial Beer Co.'s taproom for pickup or delivery. (Pssst… they’ve got kegs and cool merch, too!)

Browse Perspective Café by Food Experience favorites, family-style specials, and to pre-order by Wednesday, May 20.
(Museum Members: Enter coupon code AAMMember at checkout to receive your 10% Member discount!)

Get to know Hayden Wilson, explore his unique glass tableware and sculpture, and contact him to create your own tablescape through his artist website http://haydendakotawilson.com/.

Step into the fantasy worlds of David Paul Seymour’s album cover art, t-shirt designs, prints, and more on his artist website.

Presented in conjunction with Intersections in American Art, in partnership with Burial Beer and Perspective Café by Food Experience.



Friday, May 22nd, 2020 5 PM

On the Bus Sessions with Andrew Scotchie Hosted by Instant Karma Asheville

Photo by CYNTHIA REED on UnsplashPhoto by CYNTHIA REED on Unsplash

Howdy folks! We are excited to have Andrew Scotchie rocking the live stream on the bus stage on Friday! He will be dropping a new single for your listening pleasure and it will be a fun filled evening. Please tune in and continue to support local music and businesses! Stay safe and healthy and we will be back together as a family and community just as soon as we can! Please check out instantkarmaasheville.com for all your Hippie shop needs and local curbside pick up times. Peace and love y'all!



Friday, May 22nd, 2020 7 PM

LIVE STREAM: Jon Stickley Trio at The Grey Eagle

 Photo by Rafael Le´┐Żo on UnsplashPhoto by Rafael Leão on Unsplash

Join us for a FREE LIVE STREAMING event featuring Jon Stickley Trio live from The Grey Eagle.

VIRTUAL TIP JAR > Paypal.me/TheGreyEagle

VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE > facebook.com/greyeagleasheville

Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who’s deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener’s head, heart, and feet. “It’s not your father’s acoustic-guitar music—although Stickley’s pop showed him his first chords when he was 12 years old. Instead, Stickley’s Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style,” writes Guitar Player Magazine.



Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 8 PM

WHITE HORSE LIVE #5: BJ Leiderman Hosted by White Horse Black Mountain, BJ Leiderman & More

Photo by Gerold Hinzen on UnsplashPhoto by Gerold Hinzen on Unsplash

Join us for the next episode of White Horse Live, featuring NPR Theme Composer BJ Leiderman in his very first live stream performance.

This concert is a benefit for MANNA FoodBank, as they step up their efforts to help families who are struggling to put food on their table during the COVID-19 crisis.

Your donations during this concert will help MANNA achieve their goal of eradicating food insecurity for families in Western North Carolina.


Join BJ as he performs some of your favorite tunes by Cat Stevens, Janis Ian, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles (just to mention a few). And, of course, some of his best loved Public Radio Themes.

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”



Sunday, May 24th, 2020 7 PM

Live Stream: Brushfire Stankgrass (Album Release) Hosted by Brushfire Stankgrass and The Grey Eagle

Photo by Joel Wyncott on UnsplashPhoto by Joel Wyncott on Unsplash

Local favorites Brushfire Stankgrass return with an album release show streaming live from The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC on May 24!

- VIRTUAL TIP JAR : Paypal.me/TheGreyEagle
- VIEW LIVE STREAM HERE : facebook.com/greyeagleasheville

Brushfire Stankgrass rises again. A bona fide Asheville classic, Brushfire is a genre-bending, Moog-powered, ongoing exploration of modern mountain music. With the love and support of a vibrant community of local musicians and creators, brothers Will and Ben Saylor, accompanied by Micah Thomas and Daniel Iannucci, continue to reinvent themselves and their distinctive, jam-infused, synth-laden, bluegrass sound. The band has a lot to share in 2020, starting with a double album release show at the Grey Eagle on May 24.



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