Cultural Events Series

Connecting the Arts and Our Community

UNC Asheville's Events and Conferences Office provides programming and services that serve as a bridge connecting our campus community of students, staff and faculty to our local, state, regional, national and international communities through the arts and non-credit academic programs.

Cultural Events Series

UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium seats 580 and is the home venue of our Cultural Events series. We have presented scores of sold-out, world-class performances and lectures of every genre for 30+ years. The facility is an excellent listening room for the diverse audiences we draw from among our 3,000+ students, 700+ faculty and staff, and the larger Western North Carolina community. UNC Asheville is the premier liberal arts university in the UNC system, and the Asheville arts community that surrounds us is vibrant and eager to experience the work and perspectives of performing artists who visit our campus.

Ticket prices for our series range from $5-$15. UNC Asheville student tickets are free.

Fall 2018 Cultural Events Season

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Spring 2018 Cultural Events Season

Thursday, January 18, 7pm: MLK Week Keynote Address by Michelle Alexander

Thursday, February 8, 7pm: Pedrito Martinez in Concert

Wednesday, February 21, 7pm: David Ebershoff Reading

Tuesday - Thursday, March 27-29: Alash Residency

Thursday, April 12, 7pm: Joy Harjo Reading


Fall 2017 Cultural Events Season

September 25 - 27, Transcendent Arts of India: Classical Dance and Music Residency with Malini Srinivasan:

       Monday, September 25 - Humanities Lecture and Demo by Malini Srinivasan: South Asian Danced Storytelling Samples, Q & A

       Tuesday, September 26 - Master Class: Gestures and Rhythms of Bharata Natyam - Exploratory Dance Class with Malini Srinivasan

       Tuesday, September 26 - Master Class: Music and Social Identity with Malini Srinivasan and Musicians

       Wednesday, September 27 - Rhythms of Love: Dancing for Krishna - Classical Indian Dance and Music Performance by Malini Srinivasan

October 3 - Wiley Cash in Conversation with Charles Frazier, with Music by Shannon Whitworth

October 12 - David Brooks, Founders Day Lecture

October 18 - Vandana Shiva Residency

Tuesday, October 17 - Regional Seed Swap with Vandana Shiva

Wednesday, October 18 - Vandana Shiva Class Visit: Indigenous Perspectives on the Sky

Wednesday, October 18 - Vandana Shiva Lecture

Thursday, October 19 - Vandana Shiva Class Visit: Agriculture

November 9 - Aviya Kushner