Asheville has a vibrant entertainment scene with many venues that have LGBTQ nights or are gay friendly.   Check out their offerings as you plan your outing in Asheville, see the calendar or visit Quick Guide.

Gay and Gay Friendly Entertainment 

Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
A voluntary not-for-profit community 
mens chorus.  To join or for more information on upcoming events
 contact  Cantaria 

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 
contact  Different 

​WomenSong of Asheville
Asheville's oldest and largest women's community chorus. Very gay friendly. For information on joining or performances 
See   Womansong


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. 
Learn more at Glitter Bomb

Movie Showings of LGBTQ Interest 

Live Theater / Opera Groups

party FOUL - Asheville's newest monthly Queer Venue
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. 
CHECK CALENDAR for Monthly Schedule

Place: The Odditorium 1045 Haywood rd,
West Asheville.  (828) 575-9299
Charge: $5.00 per person

Join Asheville's Beer City Sisters for an entertaining Sunday each month.   It's more than a drag show, it's a talent show, a comedy show, a sing along and dramatic poetry . 
Place: O. Henry's on Haywood, Asheville
Time: After 7:00 PM 
For more information or to preform contact 

April 25
The Annual Cabaret show from Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
will once again be the hottest ticket in town.   Enjoy great singing, comedic antics, fabulous Emcee and a superb dinner.  
Held once a year as a major fundraiser for the Chorus, it is the culmination of months of rehearsals and preparation and never disappoints cabaret goers. 

Held this year at Morris Helenic Center in Montford Neighborhood off Cumberland Avenue. Doors open at 6:30 PM with Dinner served at 7:00 PM.   Come early and visit the many items available for silent auction.  Cash Wine Bar will be available.   Tickets are individual or by tables of 8. 
For tickets go to Chorus.  Scroll down to Ticket menu. 
Renaissance Asheville Hotel presents it's 1st Annual
Comedy Festival Weekend February 8 and 9, 2019

This special two night event will feature top comedians  that have appeared on numerous Television shows and clubs across the US. 
Each night will feature different comedians and are sure to brighten the evening.  You are invited to come out, laugh a little, have a drink and/or some snacks and enjoy a great show. 
Tickets are $25 or $35 (which include a reception with meet and greet)
Ask about the Special Hotel Package available for this weekend. please call the reservation coordinator at 828-210-3009 extension 228 for the package deal on hotel rooms + tickets to the show!

Place: Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin St. Asheville, NC 28801
Performance Time: 8:00 PM-10:30 PM (each night)

Click on date below to find out more 
about comedians and to order tickets:

Friday, February 8
Featuring: Andy Hendrickson, Mia Jackson, and 
Rocky Dale Davis

Saturday, February 9
Featuring: Michael Palascak, Caitlin Peluffo and
Grant Lyon