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Thursday, February 9, 2023
2023 Food Vendor Application for ADA Events Now Available
Feb 9 all-day
online

The application to be a food vendor at our events is now available. We’re seeking vendors for Downtown After 5, the Independence Day Celebration and Asheville Oktoberfest.

Click here to fill out the application. Application deadline is Friday, February 10.

Toddler/Pre-K Story Time Valentine’s Day Tea Party
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Leicester Public Library

Join us for a special Toddler/Pre-K Story Time. Dress up fancy (if you choose) and enjoy a pre-holiday celebration with stories, songs, crafts, tea and snacks!

No registration is required.

Not Rocket Science Trivia at Highland Brewing Downtown
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Highland Brewing Downtown

Trivia, Singo, tailgate games, and more! Our games are sure to challenge you, but c’mon… it’s not rocket science!

OG COCKTAIL CLASS: “Stirred, Not Shaken”
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oak & Grist Distilling Company

LED BY ELLE BLACKBURN, O&G BAR MANAGER

Sure, we all want to feel like James Bond and order our martinis “shaken, not stirred,” but we aren’t teaching you how to shake your martinis in this class! Stir your way to the perfect martini and join us as we explore gin, vermouth, bitters, and brine as they come together to create a beautiful, icy-cold, slow sipper. February’s Cocktail Class, “Stirred, Not Shaken” will focus on the art & science of creating this timeless stirred cocktail fit for an international secret agent.

Come find out what all goes into stirring up this first-class libation at February’s Oak and Grist Distilling Co. Cocktail Class: “Stirred, Not Shaken”. We’ll take a deep dive into classic stirred martinis: from the dry to the dirty (ain’t no Espresso Martinis in this class!) There are options for both paired and solo tickets, so if you’re coming with a friend, please make sure you purchase the correct ticket. One ticket per participant is required. Classes are capped at a maximum of 12 people per class.

Please direct any and all questions to [email protected] and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW

All O&G Cocktail Classes are 21+. Photo IDs are required to participate in our Cocktail Classes so make sure you bring yours to each class. Don’t forget to arrive early to get settled in & sip on a cocktail before the class starts.

Please reach out to [email protected] about any allergies or accessibility accommodations when booking the event and we will do our best to accommodate.

Doors open at 5:30 pm before the start of the event and will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Classes are taught in pairs and make for the perfect night out for couples, besties, or families. Paired tickets are offered at a discounted price!

There are options for both paired and solo tickets, so if you’re coming with a friend, please make sure you purchase the correct ticket. One ticket per participant is required. Classes are capped at a maximum of 12 people per class.

Oak and Grist Distilling Co. reserves the right to refuse service to any guest who appears or acknowledges to be intoxicated.

All cocktail class students will receive a complimentary barware goodie, take-home recipes, a hand-crafted cocktail, & a 15% discount in our Bottle Shop so you can keep your home bar stocked!

Kathleen Edwards
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Grey Eagle
– ALL AGES
– STANDING ROOM ONLY

KATHLEEN EDWARDS
If you ask Kathleen Edwards, the best thing she ever did was quit. By 2014, the singer-songwriter had released four studio albums and amassed widespread critical acclaim. She had been touring since the release of her 2012 album, Voyageur, and the prospect of returning home—only to start writing her way toward another album, and another tour—felt impossibly daunting. She put her guitar away, at least for awhile: she moved back to her hometown of Ottawa and settled down in Stittsville, an old village on the western edge of town. A running inside joke with bandmate Jim Bryson about opening a coffee shop and naming it “Quitters” became reality. For years, the only new music she heard was playing in the background while she served her regulars at the shop, where she slowly started to fall in love with music again.

“I had no desire to write, no desire to play,” she says of what she refers to as her “working sabbatical.” “It allowed me all the time and space I needed to even just enjoy listening to music again. There were so many times where, if I was thinking about my own writing or playing, my heart just wasn’t in it. Opening a cafe gave me such a clean break from the weight of what I was carrying, I worked my ass off building a shop, I didn’t have to be ‘just a singer’ anymore.”

But in 2018, she received an unexpected phone call that changed that. Maren Morris, a longtime fan, invited her to Nashville for a songwriting session. Edwards accepted, and “Good Woman,” their collaboration, wound up on Morris’ 2019 album, GIRL. “It reminded me that writing and creating music is entirely my wheelhouse, and it was so easy to just jump back in and do that,” she says of her fortuitous time in Nashville. “Funny enough, the third person in the room for those two days was Ian Fitchuk, and [we] ended up starting the process of producing a record.”

Edwards will make her long-anticipated return to music with Total Freedom, her fifth studio album out August 14th via Dualtone Records. Written and recorded in Canada and Nashville with longtime collaborator/guitarist, Jim Bryson, and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer, Fitchuk, Total Freedom is both a return to form and a “hard reset,” one that empowered Edwards to write and perform entirely on her terms.

“I didn’t want to write songs that were going to keep me in a dark place on stage every night,” she says. “I didn’t have to carry a lot of the pressure of whatever course I was on previously… There’s a pressure sometimes to keep that ball rolling, and that’s what was so freeing about stopping altogether. I have this whole other experience now that grounded me and helped me rebuild my relationship with myself, and writing music. I’m entirely in control and deciding what my course of action is.”

“I finally had this exhale from a year that was really hard,” she says of the forces shaping Total Freedom. “I went through a scary experience, extricating myself from someone, and it was this wonderful moment of resilience when I finished the album. I am super resilient. I’m always finding ways to adjust what’s not working. I’m not gonna let someone take me down in the process. I think that calling [the record] Total Freedom was a reminder that I am a really strong person.”

MATT SUCICH

Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic + Feature Comedy at Pulp Lounge
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Pulp Lounge

2.9.23 The Orange Peel’s Comedy Basement PULP
What: Stand up Comedy at The Orange Peel’s Pulp Lounge
When: Thursday 2.9.2023. 8p-11p, doors at 7:30p
Where: The Orange Peel’s Comedy Basement, Pulp Lounge103 Hilliard Ave, Downtown Asheville
Tickets: $14 (available at door or The Orange Peel website)
Cocktails available while you laugh the night away to some of the area’s best Stand Up Comics in a ridiculously fun adult environment!! .
Open mic comics signup at door get 3-5m. [Free entry for performing comics, free snacks at comics table]
FB Event: https://fb.me/e/3aHkfNBlR
Moira Goree Moira is a comedian from Asheville,NC. With a perfect mix of heavy and humor Moira Goree brings rockstar energy to her intense storytelling and queer comedic presence. She’s a transgender woman who people have called darkly funny and authentic in her delivery. . She performs all over the southeast.She’s opened for Rory Scovel,Myk Caplan & Emma Arnold.
Host Cody Hughes: Cody is a comedian who cut his teeth in Chicago and Atlanta. He is now based out of West North Carolina and tours the Southeast. He has opened for Lewis Black, John Oliver and Maria Bamford among others and hosts the regular Slice of Life Comedy shows at The Orange Peel’s Pulp Lounge.
About Pulp: The speakeasy inspired hideaway offers a cozy space for show-goers to relax and enjoy a beverage during the concert. Boasting over 200 different Bourbons and Whiskeys, alongside a myriad of other spirits, it is a must-visit for cocktail lovers and Bourbon sippers alike. Pulp will also open various other nights to feature local artists and “Slice of Life” open-mic comedy nights. To stay informed with the happenings at Pulp, visit the Orange Peel’s website, and follow @pulp_avl on Instagram.
About Slice of Life Comedy: Slice of Life Comedy is owned and run by long standing Ashevillian Michele Scheve. Michele was the Founder and Publisher of the hit satire newspaper “The Asheville Disclaimer” in 2002 (till 2015). She also Hosts one of 103.3 Asheville FM’ longest running and most popular shows, “Slumber Party AVL”, which began in 2011. In addition to these established platforms, Michele also Co-Founded and Co-Owns Buzz Radio Asheville, which features only local music and comedy 24/7. Slice of Life Comedy began as a partnership, between Michele and comedian Kelly Rowe, doing live shows at Pulp Lounge in 2010, highlighting local up-and-coming comics through Open Mic events. From there, Slice of Life Comedy began booking feature shows, After-Party shows for national headline acts and collaboration with more and more venues and producers in the scene. Today, Slice of Life Comedy is the Premiere Partner for shows at some of Asheville’s most well-known and beloved venues.

Friday, February 10, 2023
2023 Food Vendor Application for ADA Events Now Available
Feb 10 all-day
online

The application to be a food vendor at our events is now available. We’re seeking vendors for Downtown After 5, the Independence Day Celebration and Asheville Oktoberfest.

Click here to fill out the application. Application deadline is Friday, February 10.

Uncorked! Wine and Rail Pairing
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

JOIN US FOR UNCORKED! THIS UNIQUE RAIL LINE AND WINE EXPERIENCE WILL FUSE THE ADVENTURE OF RAILROADING WITH THE LOVE OF GOOD WINE AND GOOD COMPANY.

Asheville Truffle Experience: Truffle Welcome at Bouchon
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm
Bouchon

The Asheville Truffle Experience will rock the mountains from Friday through Sunday, February 10th through 12th, 2023, with multiple mouth-watering sessions in beautiful downtown Asheville and environs.  Guests will plunge into the mystery of this ultra-prized ingredient, of which many species exist—traditionally hailing from the deep, dark woods of France, Italy and Spain, but now also cultivated across the States, particularly in the northwest and southeast.

The event will kick off at 5:00pm on Friday the 10th, in the upstairs lounge of Michel Baudouin’s Bouchon (Lexington Avenue), with truffled appetizers and sparkling beverages, and a chance to mingle and share stories with other truffle aficionados.

At 8:00pm there will be a showing of The Truffle Hunters, in the intimate setting of Warner Studios, just a short walk down from Bouchon, on Broadway.

Saturday morning the 12th will begin with a culinary demo, from 10:00am-12:00 noon, at the Timbers Clubhouse, off Beaverdam Road, followed by a tasting of dishes prepared.

An educational session, for those who wish to learn more about all aspects of truffles, from the planting to the varieties to the harvesting and highlighting on the plate, will be held from 3:00-5:00pm at Warner Studios on Broadway, and will feature experts in the field of truffle history, cultivation, hunting, and cuisine. From 5:00-6:00pm, light appetizers will be served, along with a chance to ask questions of the experts.

On Saturday evening, guests will be delighted with a selection of provocative dishes during a special seated wine-paired Truffle Extravaganza, orchestrated by Chef Michel Baudouin, at RendezVous, off New Haw Creek Road.

On Sunday the 12th we will head out to the truffle orchard at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, overseen by Dr. Jeanine Davis. There we will witness a truffle dog in action, observe the various stages of a truffle orchard in production, and sample some truffle snacks before departing.

Pricing for the entire weekend is available in several packages. You may also register for individual sessions à la carte.

Visit www.ashevilletruffle.com for further details, or contact Susi Gott Séguret at 828-301-2792.

Covid protocol: Please test yourself before attending, and stay home if you have any symptoms or evidence of positivity. Masks are encouraged whenever in close quarters. Please use your judgement, and respect those who may be of fragile temperament.

Note: Haywood Park Hotel is offering a 10% discount to ATE attendees, as long as rooms are available. Call the front desk ((828-252-2522) and ask for the truffle discount.

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DSSOLVR’s 3rd Annual Valentine’s Emo Night
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
DSSOLVR

DSSOLVR is hosting its 3rd annual Emo Valentine’s Party,
On Friday, February 10th at 6:00pm. A free event that promises to bring back the energy and excitement of concerts like Warped Tour. The party will feature music from xZaneInsanex, food by Calico Pizza, an art pop-up by Heidi Failmezger of Remember Me Tattoo, and limited edition shirts and tour badges. Then on Sunday, the party continues with a viewing of the big game on our new 65″ TV’s and a 150″ projector, and food from Master of BBQ starting at 6pm.

See you in the pit,
XxDSSOLVRxX

MUSES AND MOCKTAILS
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm
White Horse Black Mountain

We invite you to drink in the nectar of our heart’s creative delight… A Love Potion by OMotion!

THE SHOW

A one of a kind unique multi-dimensional event !!!!

Muses & Mocktails is not only a show to indulge the senses; it is also a fundraiser for our next full length production, Cycles of Dance, coming up Autumn 2023!

Join us for an evening of potent performance art & herbal elixirs!

OMotion Collective & featured performers convene to share an infusion of musings woven together.

Highlighting:

  • Dance
  • Burlesque
  • Flow arts
  • Comedy
  • Poetry

– & –

  • Looping Musical Mastery

The mocktails being served are The MerTails curated by local purveyor: The NOHM. These herbaceous libations hold a sweet reminder to savor every drop of this creative healing elixir as we rejoice with a cheers.

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THE AFTER-SHOW DANCE PARTY

The show will be followed by a dance party. Electronic sets by local talents Blacknote and Atum are sure to getcha’ moving once you’re bubbling with inspiration after the spectrum of expressive acts we have brewed up.

TIming conflicts or preference to just come after the main show & shake it on out? If you can’t make it to the main show, you can purchase a reduced price ticket which is only valid for the after-show Dance Party.

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Doors at 6:30pm

Show at 7:30pm

Dance Party 9:15pm

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GENERAL ADMISSION: $33 per person – Full Access Show + Drink + Dance Party

VIP:  $88 for 2 persons – Full Access Show + Drink + Dance Party ( with reserved table for 2 with a decadent spread of fruits, nuts & local chocolate)

DANCE PARTY ONLY: $22 per person – Admittance following the end of the main show

Asheville Truffle Experience: The Truffle Hunters Movie Night
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Warner Studios

The Asheville Truffle Experience will rock the mountains from Friday through Sunday, February 10th through 12th, 2023, with multiple mouth-watering sessions in beautiful downtown Asheville and environs.  Guests will plunge into the mystery of this ultra-prized ingredient, of which many species exist—traditionally hailing from the deep, dark woods of France, Italy and Spain, but now also cultivated across the States, particularly in the northwest and southeast.

The event will kick off at 5:00pm on Friday the 10th, in the upstairs lounge of Michel Baudouin’s Bouchon (Lexington Avenue), with truffled appetizers and sparkling beverages, and a chance to mingle and share stories with other truffle aficionados.

At 8:00pm there will be a showing of The Truffle Hunters, in the intimate setting of Warner Studios, just a short walk down from Bouchon, on Broadway.

Saturday morning the 12th will begin with a culinary demo, from 10:00am-12:00 noon, at the Timbers Clubhouse, off Beaverdam Road, followed by a tasting of dishes prepared.

An educational session, for those who wish to learn more about all aspects of truffles, from the planting to the varieties to the harvesting and highlighting on the plate, will be held from 3:00-5:00pm at Warner Studios on Broadway, and will feature experts in the field of truffle history, cultivation, hunting, and cuisine. From 5:00-6:00pm, light appetizers will be served, along with a chance to ask questions of the experts.

On Saturday evening, guests will be delighted with a selection of provocative dishes during a special seated wine-paired Truffle Extravaganza, orchestrated by Chef Michel Baudouin, at RendezVous, off New Haw Creek Road.

On Sunday the 12th we will head out to the truffle orchard at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, overseen by Dr. Jeanine Davis. There we will witness a truffle dog in action, observe the various stages of a truffle orchard in production, and sample some truffle snacks before departing.

Pricing for the entire weekend is available in several packages. You may also register for individual sessions à la carte.

Visit www.ashevilletruffle.com for further details, or contact Susi Gott Séguret at 828-301-2792.

Covid protocol: Please test yourself before attending, and stay home if you have any symptoms or evidence of positivity. Masks are encouraged whenever in close quarters. Please use your judgement, and respect those who may be of fragile temperament.

Note: Haywood Park Hotel is offering a 10% discount to ATE attendees, as long as rooms are available. Call the front desk ((828-252-2522) and ask for the truffle discount.

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HARRY’S HOUSE PARTY with DJ Molly Parti
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Get ready for some Late Night Talking as DJ Molly Parti spins all of Harry’s hits from The Orange Peel stage. Grab some friends who Adore You and come sing and dance along to your favorite songs from Harry Styles!

Yonder Mountain String Band (NIGHT ONE)
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

– ALL AGES
– STANDING ROOM ONLY
– LIMITED NUMBER OF DISCOUNTED TWO NIGHT PACKAGES AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE “2-NIGHT PACKAGE” INSTEAD!

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

With their latest album, “Get Yourself Outside,” Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band once again echoes out into the universe its place as not only a pioneering jam-grass act, but also one of the most innovative groups in the live music scene — something the groundbreaking ensemble has proudly held high for the better part of a quarter-century.

“The whole thing has always been about the energy and the connection between all of us onstage and everyone out in the audience,” says guitarist Adam Aijala. “And with this iteration of Yonder Mountain, we’re really tapping into that onstage connection once again.”

Aside from the obvious nature of the new album, it’s a complete restart for the live music industry. Internally, it’s also a fresh start for the group in welcoming its newest member, mandolinist Nick Piccininni.

 

“Nick is an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist. He’s brought a whole new vibe and dynamic to the band,” Aijala says. “But, at the same time, he’s such a natural fit.

 

Recorded during the shutdown at Cinder Sound Studio (Gunbarrel, Colorado) co-produced by Yonder Mountain and John McVey, “Get Yourself Outside” (Frog Pad Records) is a musical odyssey of string instruments and sonic textures.

There’s the usual foot-stomping melodies and sorrowful ballads that reside at the core of the Yonder Mountain signature tone. But, there’s also a deep, honest sense of renewal and rejuvenation running through the heart of the record.

And, by being back on the road, Yonder Mountain has been taking note of its long, bountiful journey from its foundation in 1998 to the here and now — with its 25th anniversary just around the corner.

Looking back on those early days, the members of Yonder Mountain can’t help but shake their heads in awe — of where it all originated from, and what the live music landscape looked like at that time.

“When we started, we were the only example of what we were trying to do,” Kaufmann notes. “You can see a bluegrass band at a rock festival now. But, there was a time where something like that was incomprehensible.”

And it’s the fearlessness of youth — of being present within the serendipitous whirlwind of artistic collaboration and musical discovery — that remains a thick thread of inspiration and ambition within Yonder Mountain.

“I’ve never doubted for a second that this band wouldn’t work,” Kaufmann says. “That’s a wonderful experience to have known that early on — to not have fear or doubt in the creative experience. And when you think of it, how unlikely of a journey has this been?

Saturday, February 11, 2023
Valentines at Vineyard
Feb 11 all-day
Point Lookout Vineyards
Gatherings of Artists + Writers Coffee
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am
Tryon Fine Arts Center

TFAC invites all artists: painters, sculptors, writers, performers & more — to a casual weekly drop-in gathering on Saturday mornings at 9 AM to share your works in progress, alert others, and chat about art and what’s happening in your community.

The first weekly Coffee is Saturday, August 20 at 9 am.

No RSVP needed, just drop by!

Free parking available on Melrose Avenue, behind and alongside TFAC.

Uncorked! Wine and Rail Pairing
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

JOIN US FOR UNCORKED! THIS UNIQUE RAIL LINE AND WINE EXPERIENCE WILL FUSE THE ADVENTURE OF RAILROADING WITH THE LOVE OF GOOD WINE AND GOOD COMPANY.

Social Game Night @ Hi-Wire Brewing RAD
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hi-Wire Brewing RAD

Drinks, foods, gaming, and relaxing with great company!

Everyone is invited to Bring Your Own Games (optional). I’ll be bringing some card/board games and the Brewery has bocci ball, cornhole, and more! Kick some ass at your favorite game or pick up something entirely different while making new friends.

Nobody’s Darling String Band
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jack of the Wood

Nobody’s Darling String Band is here every Saturday from 4-6! Stop in for an afternoon libation and enjoy the ladies picking’ away on the stage!

Hope Griffin Trio at Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom

FREE entry. This show will take place at Highland Brewing’s DOWNTOWN location, located inside the S&W Cafeteria Building. Tonight’s trio will feature Eric Congdon on guitar/mandolin and Jamie Leigh on the cello. Various food and drink options are available throughout the cafe. We hope to see you there!