Asheville has a vibrant entertainment scene both many venues are gay friendly. Here are our two LGBT establishments. Check out their offerings as you plan your outing in Asheville.
Gay and Gay Friendly Entertainment
Cantaria -Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
A voluntary not-for-profit community
mens chorus. To join or for more information on upcoming events
Community Choreography Projects
offers individuals and communities innovative and expressive community based movement theater pieces and performances based on universal themes such as Legacy, Home, Relationships, Faith and Gender. For more information and upcoming See Community
Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc.
Provides more diversity within the WNC community, by producing works confronting social issues. "We believe that audiences look to the arts to see beyond themselves... Making Theatre That Makes A Difference.
For information on joining the group or upcoming performances
The Anam Cara Theatre Company
A small indie theatre company in the heart of Asheville striving to promote social awareness through various art forms.
Arts = Love = Equality
WomenSong of Asheville
Asheville's oldest and largest women's community chorus. Very gay friendly. For information on joining or performances
Glitter Bomb! is the Asheville party for trans women and trans men, gender non conforming folks, allies to trans and queer people, queers, gays, lesbians,femmes, bisexual peeps, and anyone else. For real, all people are welcome and Glitter Bomb! strives to be a safe space for folks in terms of the party community every second saturday of the month but still very freeing and fun. You don't have to be a great dancer to come and the only thing required is consent.
Dance Party is held 2nd Saturday of Every Month.
Everyone is invited to come out support and have fun.
Movie Showings of LGBTQ Interest
Use above link for more info.
But I'm a cheerleader
From This Day Forward
Live Theater Performances
5 Night Asheville Friends
Cabins from $284 plus tax
Complete Details and Registration Form
Asheville Mardi Gras Parade 2017
Celebrating 10 Years. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26
Once again, Asheville Mardi Gras is bringing back the city’s longest winter festival! This year’s Mardi Gras Parade theme is “X”, Celebrating the 10th Asheville Mardi Gras Parade.
Join Asheville Mardi Gras Krewes, Volunteers and revelers for the upcoming festival season which will draw all of this area’s most colorful, funky, and artistic residents together to revel as a community. Enjoy the Parade from the sidelines or march along with the Blue Ridge Pride Revelers.
Parade begins at 2:00 PM with line up on Wall Street, then at 3:05 PM proceeds down Page to Haywood and around the Grove Arcade. More details to follow. Website
"Friends of Dorothy"* Tuesdays
Edna's of Merrimon Avenue presents an evening of
fun and entertainment for the LGBT community.
Every Tuesday through the Spring, meet your friends for a special evening of enjoying your favorite beverage- beer, wine or Edna's signature coffees along with some great food.
Listen or sing along as "Chili" plays some of those special show tunes.
Edna's 870 Merrimon Avenue
Phone: 828 255-3881
Learn more about Ednas HERE
* What is " Friends of Dorothy?
a "friend of Dorothy" (occasionally abbreviated FOD) is a term that dates back to at least World War II, when homosexual acts were illegal in the United States. Stating that, or asking if, someone was a "friend of Dorothy" was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without others knowing its meaning.
Today, it is used by many cruise directors and others to let community members know of an event or meeting especially directed to the LGBT community.
Anam Cara Presents PULSE
Asheville’s avant garde, ensemble-driven theatre company, uniting community and promoting social justice
Pulse is an ensemble created theatre experienced based on the events leading up to and following the Orlando night club shooting and the cast's reactions to and around it. The play will be extremely musical in nature, emotional, personal, and beautiful.
The performance confronts the issues that led to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Striking the heart of the LGBTQ community, this gut-wrenching crime poses many questions. Was this a terrorist attack? A gun control failure? An assault on Orlando’s Latin community? Is there a master narrative
Place: Toy Boat Art Space 101 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Dates: February 24,25 March 4,5, 11,12
Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $16 *On Line HERE
* Performances, are anticipated as sell outs, please buy tickets in advance to assure a seat.
party FOUL - Asheville's newest monthly Queer Venue
The first Wednesday of each month a unique experience will take place in Asheville. Known for embracing everything from the exotic to the bizarre, the city is ready to usher in a unique form of entertainment.
Drag Queens, entertainers, dancers and more. Showtime begins around 9 PM. (give or take Asheville Drag time)
Everyone is invited to attend; however, there is an age restriction minimum of 18 with special wrist bands to indicate everyone below 21. Alcohol is served.
Place: The Odditorium 1045 Haywood rd,
West Asheville. (828) 575-9299
Charge: $5.00 per person