Looking for a culinary adventure or a bar crawl? Asheville.com’s food & drink event guide has got you covered.

Friday, January 28, 2022
WHITE HORSE LIVE: New Year’s Eve with The Riccardis
Jan 28 @ 12:00 am – Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain
WHITE HORSE LIVE: New Year's Eve with The Riccardis

With over 65 million views on social media, Sandy and Richard Riccardi have been snarkastically encouraging the nation in song and satire the last several years, and look forward to making you laugh and hope again! Join us for a celebration of a new year.

Sandy and Richard Riccardi have been taking on the political world with their patented blend of comedy cabaret and socio-relevant lyrics since their first viral video, “Hockey Mama For Obama” back in the simpler times of 2008. They have continued to entertain over 60 million viewers with hits like “Tiki Torch Nazis,” “The Boy From Mar-a-Lago,” and most recently Sandy was featured on the Roy Zimmerman mega-hit “The Liar Tweets Tonight.”

Join us as we welcome Sandy and Richard back to White Horse for a special New Year’s Eve performance to guarantee laughter as pandemic-monium stretches into another year.

The 2022 AIR Passport
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Visitor Center in the Asheville Shop

The tastiest ticket in town returns with BOGO (buy-one-get-one) deals from 50 independently owned restaurants in Buncombe County.

 

The 2022 AIR Passport is the perfect way to visit an old favorite with a friend or dine and discover new restaurants in our area’s vibrant independent eateries. All proceeds from the AIR Passport go to benefit the ongoing efforts of AIR to keep Asheville’s food scene eclectic and authentic.

Limited supply available and they go fast!

Live Music Every Friday!
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The S&W Market
LIVE MUSIC
Fridays in January

Enjoy a Variety of Live Music Every Friday!

Rainbow Girls
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm
Isis Music Hall--Lounge

Get ready to have a gang of sweet angels, punch you in the heart!

Rainbow Girls are Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic tapestry. Throughout their performance, voices are paired with an ever-changing amalgamation of acoustic and slide guitar, keys, upright bass, harmonica, and an array of vocal techniques creating an engaging and often emotionally moving live show. Their music delves deeply into themes of the human experience: hopeful love, honest self-reflection, and pursuits of social justice.

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks in the Isis Music Hall Lounge. Reservations are highly recommended.

Tickets on Sale now – Please Call the Venue

DETAILS:Reserved Tickets for the Lounge are available with dinner reservations only :::: There is a $20 minimum in food and beverage purchases per person with your dinner reservation :: Seating will be limited :: You MUST call venue (828-575-2737) to make a dinner reservation and purchase your tickets.

Getaway Comedy: Max Fine
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Getaway River Bar

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Known cool guy, Max Fine, is a comedian from Atlanta, GA, currently accepting hate mail in Brooklyn, New York. Highly praised for his colorful storytelling, Max taps into his own personal experiences for laughs. He performs all over the country and was once asked to leave the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has never taken acid but probably won’t say no if you offer it. Max is currently mansplaining Seinfeld theories to his roommate, David.

Featuring Clay Jones and Aaron Naylor

ages 21+ (must have ID with you)

Bluegrass with Kristy Cox
Jan 28 @ 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall--The Main Stage

 

Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused acoustic country/bluegrass. She has been nominated for three 2015 Australian Country Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year, Bluegrass Recording of the Year and Alternate Country Album of the Year.

Reserved Seat Tickets are available with Dinner reservations – You must call the venue at 828-575-2737 to make dinner reservations and secure those tickets.

General Admission Tickets are available for the main stage balcony only. Seating in the balcony is first come, first serve. Dinner service is NOT currently being offered for general admission tickets.; drink service is available at the downstairs bar on the main floor.

Currently, only General Admission tickets are available on line

You must call the venue at 828-575-2737 for Reserve Seat Tickets and to make dinner reservations.

All ticket sales are final.

El Ten Eleven
Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Experiencing an unexpected tragedy or loss often provokes a period of self-reflection, a time to contemplate one’s own place and purpose in the world. That was true for El Ten Eleven’s Kristian Dunn. When a beloved family member passed, Dunn found his own reflections on life emerging in the music he composed. Those expressions led to the creation of Tautology — a sonic meditation on the arc of human life, composed in three parts.

Over the course of three discs, Tautology is, in Dunn’s words, “a representation of life from the teenage years, through middle-age, until the end of life.” The sounds on the album echo Dunn’s own experiences, veering from aggressive metallic riffs to blissful ambient soundscapes. And while there are shared melodies and harmonies through all three records, each one has its own distinct qualities: Tautology I, which represents adolescence, is angsty, aggressive and occasionally depressive; Tautology II is head-noddy and mid-tempo, and represents middle age; while Tautology III, quiet and ambient, represents one’s golden years.

The music on the first disc, Tautology I, has a heavier sound that might surprise longtime El Ten Eleven fans. “I wanted to represent what my teenage years were like, when I was full of testosterone and depression,” says Dunn. “When you’re a teenager everything feels so grandiose and dramatic.” The album’s second movement, Tautology II, reflects Dunn’s current state. “I’m middle-aged now, and this is the happiest I’ve ever been. I think that comes across in the music. This record is the one that sounds the most like the El Ten Eleven people are used to.” For the final chapter, Tautology III, Dunn composed a transcendent set of ethereal music inspired partly by the loss of a dear family member. “I don’t know what it’s like to be elderly. But my grandmother-in-law Frances McMaster was a very inspiring person. She died recently, and I was thinking about her a lot. She was really smart. She lived into her early nineties and she wrote her fourth book when she was eighty-eight. I’d like to be like her if I make it to that age.”

Tautology is not a typical rock album, and El Ten Eleven are not a typical rock band. For seventeen years the instrumental duo of Dunn (bass/guitar) and Tim Fogarty (drums) have flourished outside the accepted norms of rock orthodoxy, releasing eight full length albums and four EPs, and performing over 750 live shows. Utilizing inventive arrangements and a masterful use of looping, El Ten Eleven create a sound much bigger than the sum of its parts. Most first-timers to an El Ten Eleven show are stunned that the band is a duo. It’s a refreshing sight and a palette whose boundaries the band have explored for unexpected additions to their sound. Tautology finds Dunn and Fogarty pushing this sound into new territory, experimenting with a range of textures not heard on previous El Ten Eleven releases.

Joyful Noise Recordings will digitally release each of Tautology’s three discs, individually and in sequential order, beginning May 1st, with a physical 3xLP release on September 18, 2020. Dunn explains there’s no right or wrong way to listen to Tautology, suggesting that a deep dive into the full project will yield rewards. “I think someone could listen to any one of the discs by themselves and have a really great experience—even if they didn’t know about the others. But if they do want to go deeper, I think there will be a lot of interesting stuff to discover. It works symbolically and it all connects. I think this is the best record we’ve ever done.”

SEGO

Sego’s 2nd long player Sego Sucks is woven with the changes of becoming a four-piece band. Originally Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll, the band added members Alyssa Davey on bass and Brandon McBride on guitars and keys in 2018. The sound became more focused, but the raucous spirit that has kept people sweating since the beginning is just as tangible and, dare I say, primal as ever.

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Bendy Birds Yoga
Jan 29 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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Quest Brewery Tours
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm

We offer brewery tours every Saturday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early and grab a beer to take along on the tour.

Quest Brewing Co. — Greenville, SC

55 Airview Drive Greenville, SC    29607

864-272-6232
[email protected]

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Aaron Naylor 
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asheville Beauty Academy

Beauty Parlor Comedy: Aaron Naylor

Aaron Naylor is a stand-up comedian from Kansas City. His smart one-liners and quick wit on stage in-between the jokes have garnered him a lot of praise since he started doing comedy in 2013. He has performed at some of the best comedy festivals around, including San Francisco Sketchfest, 10,000 Laughs, 208, Asheville, and Limestone. He was also a finalist on season 8 of Comcast’s Trial by Laughter, won the 2017 Funniest Person in Wichita competition, and was named best local comic of 2021 by Kansas City Magazine. His stand-up has been featured on Men’s Humor, Someecards, and Comedy Juice. He has been called a “heavy-hitting superstar” by Maria Bamford and has opened for Sam Tallent, Shane Mauss, Todd Barry, and Ron Funches.

featuring Max Fine

ages 21+ (must have ID with you)

Tony Arata, Ed Snodderly, Malcolm Holcombe
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain
Tony Arata, Ed Snodderly, Malcolm Holcombe

Tony Arata, Ed Snodderly, Malcolm Holcombe

**PLEASE NOTE: you must have proof of vaccination ID or negative test results within 48 hrs to attend**
Town Mountain
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel
An Evening of Lynyrd Skynyrd with The Artimus Pyle Band
Jan 29 @ 8:30 pm
Isis Music Hall--The Main Stage

More than just a “tribute” to Lynyrd Skynyrd but a tribute to Ronnie Van Zant – the man that defined it. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group. One of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Dave Fowler, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musician in the southeast.

This is a standing show.  Dinner reservations can be made in the front dining room prior to the show by calling the venue at 828-575-2737 – you can check our menu out here MENU

Seating in the balcony is limited and is first come, first served – you may save a seat while having dinner prior to the concert

Ward Davis
Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

American Singer/Songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas by way of Nashville, Tennesse, Ward Davis has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and more. Most recently, Ward Davis co-wrote “I’m Not The Devil” with Cody Jinks, with whom he subsequently toured with nationwide. With over 250 shows per year under his belt as both a headliner and support act, Ward Davis’ already popular live show is growing at exponential rates.

RICKY VALIDO

Ricky Valido is fast growing his popularity as a unique country music songwriter and performer. With Cuban American roots, Ricky reigns from Hialeah Florida, where his great grandparents settled after arriving from Cuba in the 1960s. Racking up an impressive 200 performances a year, appearing on stages in the Southeast 3-5 times a week, Ricky’s fan base is loyal and growing, with his popularity reaching internationally and spreading to neighboring states in the USA. Ricky’s high-energy shows draw audiences into a rattling and foot stomping hillbilly experience.

Sunday, January 30, 2022
The 2022 AIR Passport
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Visitor Center in the Asheville Shop

The tastiest ticket in town returns with BOGO (buy-one-get-one) deals from 50 independently owned restaurants in Buncombe County.

 

The 2022 AIR Passport is the perfect way to visit an old favorite with a friend or dine and discover new restaurants in our area’s vibrant independent eateries. All proceeds from the AIR Passport go to benefit the ongoing efforts of AIR to keep Asheville’s food scene eclectic and authentic.

Limited supply available and they go fast!

BREWS, BLUES + BRUNCH EVERY SUNDAY
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The S&W Market

The S&W Market is hosting a weekly Brews & Blues series featuring Mr. Jimmy & Friends. From 1pm-4pm every Sunday, there will be beer and mimosa specials in Highland Brewing’s Downtown taproom and great live blues in the building. Also enjoy delicious brunch specials from all vendors!

Paint Your Pet
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Paint Your Pet

Let us guide you through painting your pet! Guests will provide a clear photo of their pets via email, prior to the class, to [email protected]

Pictures that are sharp and have good lighting work best. We will trace your pet directly on an 8×10 canvas. There will be an 8.5×11 colored print of your pet to use as a reference while painting. Don’t worry, our artist will guide you through your painting, every step of the way!

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get signed in, get a drink, and find your seat.

Space is limited. Registration will close on Thursday, January 27th. Please contact Kristen with any questions! ([email protected])

Justin Golan’s Piano Comedy Tour
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Grey Eagle

Justin is a professional Piano Bar Entertainer and Beatboxer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He currently works for Norwegian Cruise Lines as a Piano Bar Entertainer. With over 16 years experience as a vocal percussionist (beatboxer), Justin pushes the boundaries of the human voice and captivates audiences with his abilities. As a Piano Bar Entertainer, Justin puts on a high energy show with improvisational roasts and toasts, spontaneous beatboxing, and sing alongs!

Bluegrass with the Mike Mitchell Band
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm
Isis Music Hall--The Main Stage

With his effortless vocals, distinctive songwriting, and instrumental prowess, Mike Mitchell continues to capture audiences and carve out his own place in bluegrass.

From the moment they step on stage until the last encore, Mike Mitchell Band delivers high energy original and traditional Bluegrass Music.  Songwriting, skilled lead-work and three part brother harmony singing set them apart from rank-and-file groups.

Reserved Seat Tickets are available with Dinner reservations – You must call the venue at 828-575-2737 to make dinner reservations and secure those tickets.

General Admission Tickets are available for the main stage balcony only. Seating in the balcony is first come, first serve. Dinner service is NOT currently being offered for general admission tickets.; drink service is available at the downstairs bar on the main floor.

Currently, Only General Admission Tickets are available on line

You must call the venue at 828-575-2737 for Reserve Seat Tickets and to make dinner reservations.

Masks are Required

Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis Music Hall.

RED WANTING BLUE
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Salvage Station

Hailed as “Midwestern rock heroes” by American Songwriter, Red Wanting Blue has spent the last twenty years establishing themselves as one of the indie world’s most enduring and self-sufficient acts, notching appearances everywhere from Letterman to NPR and reaching #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, all while operating largely outside the confines of the traditional music industry. For their powerful new album, ‘The Wanting,’ the band handed production duties over to acclaimed singer/songwriter Will Hoge, who helped them create their most ambitious, fully realized collection yet. Recorded in Nashville, TN, the record draws on many of the group’s traditional strengths—indelible melodies, infectious hooks, explosive performances—even as the making of it pushed them far outside their comfort zone and forced them to take an unprecedented, nearly year-long break from touring.

Alternately triumphant and melancholic, the songs on ‘The Wanting’ are both muscular and nuanced, with frontman Scott Terry’s epic, heartfelt vocals soaring above the band’s gritty brand of driving rock and roll. The record opens with the rousing “High and Dry,” a feel-good rocker that also serves as something of a mission statement for a fiercely independent group that’s as much a band as they are a family, with Terry singing, “I want to stand on my own two feet again / And when I mess up / That’s when I hope my friends will pick me up.” On “Ulysses,” the band channels early Phil Collins with pulsing synths and larger-than-life drums, while the tender “Glass House” crescendos from a delicate whisper to a triumphant roar, and the dreamy “I’ve Got A Feeling It Hurts” calls to mind the hypnotic drive of REM mixed with a touch of Jayhawks jangle.

“This is really the most collaborative album our band has ever made,” Terry says of the wide range of influences. “It’s the first record where every member contributed to the writing, and I feel like we all matured as artists because of it.”

Over the course of ten previous studio albums, Red Wanting Blue brought their passionate, unforgettable live show to every city and town that would have them, blazing their own distinctive trail through the American heartland as they built up the kind of fanatically dedicated audiences normally reserved for arena acts. In 2016, they celebrated with a 20th anniversary retrospective album/concert film entitled ‘RWB20 Live at Lincoln Theater,’ which captured the band in all their glory at a sold-out hometown show in Columbus, OH.

Red Wanting Blue is:
Scott Terry (Vocals, Tenor Guitar, Ukulele)
Mark McCullough (Bass, Chapman Stick, Vocals)
Greg Rahm (Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals)
Eric Hall (Guitar, Lap Steel, Vocals)
Dean Anshutz (Drums & Percussion)

Monday, January 31, 2022
Soup Kitchen Mondays
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sovereign Remedies
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Soup Kitchen

We are excited to invite you to our Soup Kitchen pop-up at Sovereign Remedies in Downtown with a special menu featuring a selection of soups, artisanal breads, salads, hot drinks and a grilled cheese available exclusively on Mondays.

Open Every Monday December & January.

Doors at 4pm, food at 5pm and last seating at 9pm.

5% of sales will be donated to a local charity each week.

LOCAL LIVE
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain

LOCAL LIVE - October 18

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Local Live, hosted by Jay Brown, features the best in up and coming talent. Usually two performers each week with an additional set from Jay. You can say you “saw them when”.
Music Bingo Mondays
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Music Bingo Mondays

Join us every Monday night for Singo (Musical Bingo)!

Singo will run from 7-8:15 pm.

No reservations needed, just get ready for a good time and a chance to win some Down Dog prizes!

Trivia by the River at Getaway River Bar
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Getaway River Bar

Monday nights are Trivia Nights at the Getaway!

Hosted by James Harrod, teams will be 2-5 members each. Bring your friends or tag along and meet new people.

No Cover – Venue is 21+

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
FAMILY + FRIENDS DAY EVERY TUESDAY Parents Drink and Kids Eat for $5
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
The S&W Market

$5 Highland pints

$5 Kids taco with chips and salsa Peace Love Tacos
$5 Kids nuggets & fries Buxton Chicken Palace
$5 Grassfed all beef hot dog with chips Farm Dogs
$5 Chicken & rice with veggies Bun Intended

$3.50 for a kiddie scoop or under $5 for a single scoop from The Hop!

 

Hashi Hana Food Truck @ Down Dog
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Down Dog Asheville

Hashi Hana Food Truck @ Down Dog

One of Asheville’s newest food trucks is coming to Down Dog! Hashi Hana will be joining us every Tuesday from 5-8. The rotating menu includes: scratch-made soba noodles, Okonomiyaki Mochi waffles, and tofu skewers.

Trivia Tuesday
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Trivia Tuesday

Join us every Tuesday night for Trivia!

Trivia will run from 7-8:15 pm. We will be capping the teams at 20 and teams will not be able to join after 7 so make sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

No reservations needed, just grab your thinking caps and get ready for a good time and a chance to win a $10, $20, or $30 gift certificate to Down Dog!

Trivia Tuesday
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Trivia Tuesday

No reservations needed, just get ready for a good time and a chance to win some Down Dog prizes!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Wine Wednesday
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Down Dog Yoga Studio and Dog Bar

Wine Wednesday

Enjoy a $6 glass of wine and 1/2 off bottles every Wednesday night!

Beer Run with Wild Bill
Feb 2 @ 5:15 pm

Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.

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