Things To Do In Asheville

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Saturday, January 31, at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody"

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

$55.48 $39

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$21 for 21-Day Pass Strong. Fit. Woman. Challenge with 11 workouts at Ladies Workout Asheville ($225 Value)

Ladies Workout Asheville

Asheville

Three-week challenge begins with a fitness assessment and nutrition guidance; 11 workouts and unlimited gym usage boosts results

$225 $21

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Go-Kart, Laser-Tag, and Activity Packages at Asheville's Fun Depot (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Asheville's Fun Depot

Asheville

Go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, and more at this family-friendly activity center

$60 $34

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Four-Week Intro Course for One or Two at Summit CrossFit (Up to 63% Off)

Summit CrossFit

Asheville

Squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements all get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day

$200 $79

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$18 for $40 Toward Private Martial Arts Lessons by Master David Culp — Dynamic Spirit Martial Arts

Martial Flow / Dynamic Spirit Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $18

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10 or 15 Adult Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Asheville Integrated Combatives (Up to 80% Off)

Asheville Integrated Combatives

Leicester

Krav maga mixes elements of boxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling, and grappling into a system of everyday self-defense

$150 $35

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10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Blue Ridge Karate Center (54% Off)

Blue Ridge Karate Center

Mars Hill

From the merchant: Women’s cardio kickboxing fitness; one month of workouts twice a week. Includes bag gloves and t-shirt

$79 $36

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$39 for One Month of Boxing, Kickboxing, and Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Black Eye Fitness ($150 Value)

Black Eye Fitness

Asheville

Classes for men, women, and children in a family-friendly facility offer beginner to advanced training in martial arts

$150 $39

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$30 for $85 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Dragon Phoenix

Dragon Phoenix

Asheville

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$85 $30

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$49 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy ($250 Value)

Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

$250 $49

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$17 for Pub Food and One Hour of Pool at Fat Cats Billiards (Up to $40 Value)

Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

$40 $17

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Introductory Dog Obedience Lesson with 4 or 8 Bootcamp Classes at Thank Dog! Bootcamp (Up to 78% Off)

Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Asheville

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

$126 $35

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Two Aerial Circus-Arts Classes or One-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Two (Up to 58% Off)

Aerial Space

Downtown Asheville

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

$40 $17

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for an Adult or Child at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do ($185 Value)

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

$185 $39

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$25 for Two Private Ballroom-Dancing Lessons and a Group Practice Party at It's a Great Day for Dancing ($80 Value)

It's a Great Day for Dancing

Asheville Ballroom

Experienced instructors tailor lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

$80 $25

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One-Month Climbing Membership with Equipment for One or Two at Iron Palm Bouldering (Up to 51% Off)

Iron Palm Bouldering

Asheville

Climbers of all ages and skill levels can improve their skills while getting a full-body workout

$70 $35

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Cirque Dreams: "Holidaze" at US Cellular Center Asheville on December 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

U.S. Cellular Center Asheville

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Colorfully costumed acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils perform awe-inspiring physical feats as a live band plays holiday songs

$54.83 $28

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Five Cardio Kickboxing Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Sessions at 9Round (Up to 51% Off)

9Round

Asheville

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute cardio kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

$50 $25

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Two-Hour BYOB Canvas-Painting Class at Wine & Design (Up to 46% Off)

Wine and Design

Asheville

Instructors lead adults in painting masterpieces on canvas while they imbibe beverages

$35 $19

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Heralded by Cycle World, American Motorcyclist, and comedian Jay Leno, the Wheels Through Time Museum recently picked up even more exposure on an episode of History Channel's American Pickers. In "The Belly Dance," hosts Mike and Frank come to the museum in need—they've found a rare belly-tank racer, but unless they can get it to run, the find will have cost them more money than it's worth.

That's where museum founder and curator Dale Walksler, automotive enthusiast par excellence, comes in. In 1993, Walksler invited crowds and fellow bike buffs to join in the astonishing details of his obsession: more than 300 rare and historical classic motorcycles amid a collection of tens of thousands of related artifacts. Free from the ghosts of vengeful traffic cops, the double-decker garage resembles a fever-dream cycle showroom gleaming with vintage and contemporary models by Harley Davidson, Indian, and Excelsior, and one-of-a-kind machines that include the handsome Traub. The ahead-of-its-time machine was discovered bricked up inside a Chicago wall in 1967, built by a brilliant designer who apparently never built another bike before or after. Despite dating back to the 1910s, nearly all of the machines can still run—often zooming straight through the 40,000-square-foot museum floor¬—and lecture passersby on four-way intersection etiquette.

62 Vintage Dr
Waynesville,
NC
US

While the Hampton family owns and operates French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, Mitch, Michael, and Korey Hampton have also had their personal share of ups and downs, both on the water and off. At age 10, they began exploring eastern Tennessee rivers with their grandfather, and they followed that passion for whitewater rafting into their business, which had been family-run for nearly 30 years. But then their dream was threatened. A fire swallowed the business, and the family lost everything. Slowly, though, with the help of family, friends, and staff, they rebuilt their company, learning patience and perseverance while finding comfort and strength in the support of their community.

Today, in addition to their traditional water-based excursions, the family also takes to the trees on their zipline course. Ripping through the clear mountain air, they've charted mid-air trails for zipline canopy tours that send guests soaring from tree to tree more swiftly than a caffeinated eagle. The course's ten ziplines stretch in distance from 75' to 1000', ensuring the guests have plenty of time to admire their sky-high view of the woods on adventures that also incorporate rappels, short hikes, and a rumbling jaunt on a hard-nosed utility vehicle.

9800 U.S. 25/70
Marshall,
NC
US

The clopping of hooves echoes across Winding Creek Stables’ wide-open pastures and jumping arena, where a staff of ex-competitive equestrians takes a comprehensive approach to riding instruction. In private and group lessons, instructors share their wisdom about handling and technique while impressing upon students the importance of respecting their steeds. Adults and children alike can pick between the hunt-seat riding style popular at horse shows and the western style, which includes instructions for chasing down robber barons and lassoing feral cacti. Students learn to groom and care for their horses before and after the lesson—a gesture of respect to the animals and a key takeaway should novices desire to advance to competitive riding. Before riding off into the sunset, check out the stable’s other horse-related services, which include pony parties and pony rides.

224 Bent Creek Ranch Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

The mixologists at ABC Bartending School divulge saloon secrets during certification-based and recreational bartending classes. During two-week certification courses, burgeoning bartenders mix classic and popular drinks while learning about alcohol laws, responsible liquor service, and stocking and inventory. Alternatively, an entertaining mixology course lets amateurs shake up drinks and take cover from projectile champagne corks behind an ornate bar with mirrors and gold trim. Once finished imparting their knowledge, the instructors set students up with ABC’s job-placement program, which puts certified graduates to work everywhere from restaurants and nightclubs to the zero-G sports bar where astronauts celebrate successful trips to the moon.

1200 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville,
NC
US

Cinebarre combines a slate of first-run movies with a courteous, alcohol-enhanced atmosphere and crave-worthy kitchen concoctions. The menu features items with movie-inspired names, allowing cinephiles to pick a dish that aligns with their preferred genre or favorite Bill Paxton performance. Take teeth to the made-from-scratch pizza playground with the Chicken Run, topped with grilled chicken, caramelized onions, cheese, and barbecue sauce ($13). The Blue Velvet Burger––ground in-house––piles a juicy half-pounder with blue cheese, buffalo hot sauce, burger toppings, and a kick of chipotle mayo ($10). Appetizers, such as Some Like It Hot Wings ($9) and Lord of the Onion Rings ($7), make arduous journeys to melt into a copious selection of wine and local craft beers, as well as mixed drinks, including the Lolita Margarita ($6).

800 Brevard Road
Asheville,
NC
US

Guest conductor Michael Porter leads the Asheville Choral Society in the final performance of its 34th season, raising 100 volunteer voices in traditional and contemporary song. During the program, the large chorus, bolstered by guest soloists Amanda Porter (mezzo soprano), Beth DuRoy (soprano), and Carl Kimbrough (boy soprano), lend their voices to music as powerful as a bench-pressing xylophone. The concert commences with Bach's time-honored "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott," which builds virtual fortresses with concrete German consonants, followed by selections of the contemporary composition John Brown. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms concludes the evening, leaving patrons’ ears contentedly purring.

2215 Hendersonville Road
Arden,
NC
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