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

Friday, December 2, 2022
MANNA Foodbank Round Up Campaigns: Food Lions Feeds
Dec 2 all-day
Food Lions throughout community
  • Help Us Meet the Need This Holiday Season

    Round Up Campaigns & Community Events

    We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.
  • Food Lions Feeds (11/9 – 12/12): Food Lion stores will be hosting Food Lion Feeds, which is an in-store food drive program where customers have the opportunity to purchase and donate a Food Lion Feeds for the Holidays box of food that will be donated to MANNA FoodBank.
Complimentary Wine Tastings Biltmore
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore Estate

Capacity is limited.
Tasting room by reservation only. Make reservations in-person on the day of your Winery visit.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Reservations are required for all wine tastings and must be made on the day of your visit. Because our complimentary wine tastings fill up quickly, we recommend you reserve your tasting when you arrive for your visit.

Whole Foods’ Round-Up Campaign
Dec 2 @ 6:26 pm
Whole Foods
  • We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.
  • Whole Foods’ Round-Up Campaign (11/30 – 12/20): Whole Foods shoppers are invited to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar. Whole Foods will also match a donation to MANNA when a customer buys a locally made product.
TIM BAKER + ALL HANDS (OF HEY ROSETTA!) W/ ERIC SLICK
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm
FRENCH BROAD RIVER BREWERY

– AT FRENCH BROAD RIVER BREWERY
– ALL AGES
– PARTIALLY SEATED SHOW (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED)

-Tim Baker has partnered with the PLUS1 Climate Fund so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting grassroots organizations
working to mitigate the current climate crisis and build a sustainable future for all.

TIM BAKER (of HEY ROSETTA!)
Tim Baker is a prolific wild-eyed dreamer. In 2022, Baker has returned with The Festival, a sonic embrace, a call in for love, and a cry out for connection. Baker wants us to bring our pain and suffering, and align it all with melody. The Festival is a kaleidoscopic view in these
complicated times.

Best known as the songwriter and leader of Hey Rosetta!, a Juno-nominated, Polaris-shortlisted, and multi award-winning band based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. With over 15 years of performing their high-energy spectacle in stadiums, clubs, theatres and major festivals all over the world, Hey Rosetta! called it quits in 2017.

Baker has since transitioned from being the mover and shaker of a major indie rock band, and ascended to a profound songwriter and producer. His solo LP, Forever Overhead (Arts and Crafts), garnered him a Juno nomination for Songwriter of the Year, three East Coast Music Awards (and several nominations), and a Polaris longlist. In 2019, he released The Eighteenth Hole Variations EP, the Side Door Sessions LP in 2020, and that same year, he released the Survivors EP.

ERIC SLICK

Blissfulness is at the core of Wiseacre, the strikingly purifying sophomore record from Eric Slick. Wiseacre is a location, literally. It’s the place he married the light in his life, Natalie Prass, and titling the record after it is an attempt at bottling the euphoria of his wedding day. The record isn’t just about the joy that comes from a loving existence blossoming out of a new relationship, it’s also about the hard work that it takes to get to that place.

 

 

 

“I’ve always been known as somebody who is on the sidelines,” says Slick, seeking to step out of the shadow of his previous roles. The majority of his time has been behind a drum set, spending the last decade rounding out the industrious outfit Dr. Dog, and as of late, touring as a newlywed alongside his wife. Ironically, the two met on Valentine’s Day at a Dr. Dog show before Slick had even joined the band.

 

 

 

Slick’s previous solo work – his debut Palisades, the orchestral Bullfighter, and Out of Habit, a John Fahey inspired EP pedaled as dollar bin ephemera – established the framework for the most significant project of his career thus far.

Southern Culture on the Skids
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm
Grey Eagle Music Hall

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Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since 1983. The band (Rick Miller – guitar and vocals, Mary Huff – bass and vocals, Dave Hartman – drums) has been playing together for over 30 years. Their musical journey has taken them from all-night North Carolina house parties to late night TV talk shows (Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show), from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at North Carolina correctional facilities. They’ve shared a stage with many musical luminaries including Link Wray, Loretta Lynn, Hasil Adkins and Patti Smith. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, parodied by Weird Al, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage. In 2014 the band was honored by the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an exhibition featuring their music and cultural contributions. Their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll and what Rolling Stone dubbed “a hell raising rock and roll party.”

At Home with Southern Culture on the Skids is the latest full length album from the band and was released in March of 2021. It was recorded during the stay at home period of the pandemic when the band was at home and not touring. The album consists of 11 tracks recorded and mixed in Rick Miller’s living room with some additional tracks recorded at his studio, The Kudzu Ranch.

The first radio single off the album is “Run Baby Run”—a rocking number with deep garage roots. SCOTS bassist Mary Huff provides an urgent vocal while the band pulls back the throttle on a full race fuzz fest—cause she’s gotta to go fast! Run Baby Run!

The other songs on the album are a combination of the band’s unique mix of musical genres: rock and roll, surf, folk and country—all a bit off-center, what Rick proudly calls “our wobbly Americana”. Rick goes on, “We put a few more acoustic guitars on this one, as you would expect if you recorded in your living room, but it still rocks like SCOTS. So put your headphones on, get in your favorite chair/sofa/recliner, put on “At Home With” and let’s hang out for a while.”

KREKEL & WHOA
ors since 2004, Jason Krekel (guitar, fiddle, drums, vocals) and Ami Whoa (keyboard, guitar, vocals) have traveled the continent and beyond sharing their infectious tunes. An adaptable duo, their show can be folk-y and acoustic, or rockin’ and electric with Krekel playing drums with his feet while still shredding the strings. This versatility means you might hear them saw through vintage fiddle tunes, weave original yarns, or pound out esoteric rock-n-roll beaters. One moment they’ll touch your heart, and the next they’ll get you dancing. Whether unplugged or cranked up, every Krekel and Whoa performance is full of heart, harmonies, and happiness.

French Broad-way Baby Drag Show
Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm
Getaway River Bar

Come for a Broadway themed drag show hosted by the legendary comedian and award winning performer Ida Carolina.

The show is held at the Getaway River Bar, full bar and chill vibes right on the French Broad River.

Doors at 10pm. Show starts at 11pm. $5 Cover

21+

Saturday, December 3, 2022
MANNA Foodbank Round Up Campaigns: Food Lions Feeds
Dec 3 all-day
Food Lions throughout community
  • Help Us Meet the Need This Holiday Season

    Round Up Campaigns & Community Events

    We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.
  • Food Lions Feeds (11/9 – 12/12): Food Lion stores will be hosting Food Lion Feeds, which is an in-store food drive program where customers have the opportunity to purchase and donate a Food Lion Feeds for the Holidays box of food that will be donated to MANNA FoodBank.
3rd Annual Asheville Winter Bluegrass
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
One World Brewing West

Songs From The Road Band is an Asheville, North Carolina based bluegrass supergroup featuring Mark Schimick (mandolin), Charles Humphrey III (bass), Sam Wharton (guitar), James Schlender (fiddle), and Gabe Epstein (banjo). The band takes flight with virtuosic picking, singing, and grammy award winning songwriting. Several of their most recent singles have gone to the top of the Bluegrass Today Grassicana chart. They have 6 studio albums available at all musical outlets.

​Saturday Special Guest: Casey Driessen

Driessen has never taken the standard path in his music career. Described by Zac Brown as “a mad scientist with a five-string fiddle,” the GRAMMY-nominated fiddle player loves to experiment, collaborate, teach, travel, and push the boundaries of not only his instrument, but of what it means to be an independent working musician in the modern music industry.

Currently, that means pouring himself into Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration. Produced, performed, recorded and filmed by Driessen, Otherlands is a travelogue of on-location recordings, short films, and essays documenting musical collaborations through Spain, Ireland, Scotland, India, Japan, and Finland. Driessen undertook this nearly year-long journey with his family, and the results are a 26-episode video series, a 13-song recording of collaborations titled Otherlands:ONE, stories from each encounter, and hundreds of photos.

Sunday Special Guest-Eternally Grateful
Charlotte based acoustic Jam duo with guitar and upright bass focused on the music of Jerry Garcia and so much more!

After Show by Asheville Cats Bluegrass Group

SAT: $20 Pre-Sale/$25 DOS
SUN: ​$15 Pre-Sale/$20 DOS

Breakfast with the Elves
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Chimney Rock State Park

Join Santa’s elves for a festive breakfast and see what’s on the menu every morning at the North Pole! The elves will be serving up very special holiday pancakes for kids and kids-at-heart, and classic breakfast favorites will round out the menu. Warm up with a cup of coffee, then head to the Park and watch Santa prepare for Christmas Eve by rappelling down the 315-foot Chimney Rock!

Breakfast with the Elves
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Chimney Rock State Park

Join Santa’s elves for a festive breakfast and see what’s on the menu every morning at the North Pole! The elves will be serving up very special holiday pancakes for kids and kids-at-heart, and classic breakfast favorites will round out the menu. Warm up with a cup of coffee, then head to the Park and watch Santa prepare for Christmas Eve by rappelling down the 315-foot Chimney Rock!

6th Annual Gingerbread Cookie Contest Winners on Display
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Narnia Studios

Come see the creations and winner of the annual Gingerbread Cookie Contest, contestants of every age are included in this Hendersonville tradition, this year’s theme is “historic designs.

1st Annual Wassailing Celebration
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Souther Williams Vineyard

Kick off the Holidays with some merriment and good times at Souther Williams
Vineyard’s 1st Annual Wassailing Celebration, a fun day in the tasting room that will include the trimming of the Souther Williams
Tree, caroling, an ugly sweater contest and a collection for Safelight – a local organization that helps survivors of domestic abuse.

Complimentary Wine Tastings Biltmore
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore Estate

Capacity is limited.
Tasting room by reservation only. Make reservations in-person on the day of your Winery visit.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Reservations are required for all wine tastings and must be made on the day of your visit. Because our complimentary wine tastings fill up quickly, we recommend you reserve your tasting when you arrive for your visit.

Bendy Birds Yoga
Dec 3 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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ASHEVILLE CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre

A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Expect the brilliantly unexpected from Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s eleventh annual performance of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. ACDT has shocked and surprised audiences over the years with their original version of The Nutcracker. Though The Nutcracker might be the world’s most famous ballet, if it is being performed by ACDT you can guarantee it is something you haven’t seen before. Their version couldn’t be farther from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. It is based on the original and much darker story written in 1816 by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann.

School Show – Dec. 2 @ 10:00 a.m. Call the box office for tickets: 828-257-4530, ext. 1.

Quest Brewery Tours
Dec 3 @ 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]

Santa Paws at Ginger’s Revenge
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ginger's Revenge

Asheville Humane Society and some of our most loyal supporters are joining forces to convince Santa to take some much needed time off before the busy season to come down and spend some time with pet families in our area. Santa will be taking pictures with pets, kids, families, friends, and anyone interested, in order to raise money for the pets in need in Buncombe County. Participating in this event gets you a professionally taken/edited digital photo of your pet (etc.) with Santa, a keepsake Polaroid photo, one on one time with Santa, and entries to win giveaway prizes from our supporting venues. Support AHS by participating in this heartwarming, family centered event series! Special appearances by The Grinch at several locations! Join Santa at the Ginger’s Revenge Riverside Tasting Room to sample the flavors of the season! The brewers over at Ginger’s Revenge are always cooking up new seasonal flare and they have something special in store for Santa!

3rd Annual Asheville Winter Grass
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm
One World Brewing West

3rd Annual Asheville Winter Grass- Saturday

Songs From The Road Band is an Asheville, North Carolina based bluegrass supergroup featuring Mark Schimick (mandolin), Charles Humphrey III (bass), Sam Wharton (guitar), James Schlender (fiddle), and Gabe Epstein (banjo). The band takes flight with virtuosic picking, singing, and grammy award winning songwriting. Several of their most recent singles have gone to the top of the Bluegrass Today Grassicana chart. They have 6 studio albums available at all musical outlets.

 

​Saturday Special Guest-Casey Driessen

Driessen has never taken the standard path in his music career. Described by Zac Brown as “a mad scientist with a five-string fiddle,” the GRAMMY-nominated fiddle player loves to experiment, collaborate, teach, travel, and push the boundaries of not only his instrument, but of what it means to be an independent working musician in the modern music industry.

 

Currently, that means pouring himself into Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration. Produced, performed, recorded and filmed by Driessen, Otherlands is a travelogue of on-location recordings, short films, and essays documenting musical collaborations through Spain, Ireland, Scotland, India, Japan, and Finland. Driessen undertook this nearly year-long journey with his family, and the results are a 26-episode video series, a 13-song recording of collaborations titled Otherlands:ONE, stories from each encounter, and hundreds of photos.

Sunday Special Guest-Eternally Grateful

Charlotte based acoustic Jam duo with guitar and upright bass focused on the music of Jerry Garcia and so much more!

After-Show on December 3rd following AVL Wintergrass by Asheville Cats.

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3rd Annual Asheville Winter Grass- Saturday image

Ugly Christmas Sweater Murder Mystery
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm
Breedloves Family Restaurant

Come to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Murder Mystery – set at an office Christmas party where someone winds up dead in the copy room and now the office needs to find out whodunnit, Includes dinner hors doeuvres and dessert.

Whole Foods’ Round-Up Campaign
Dec 3 @ 6:26 pm
Whole Foods
  • We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.
  • Whole Foods’ Round-Up Campaign (11/30 – 12/20): Whole Foods shoppers are invited to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar. Whole Foods will also match a donation to MANNA when a customer buys a locally made product.
Andrew Wakefield @ Meadowlark
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Meadowlark Motel

Andrew Wakefield is a prolific guitarist, songwriter, and singer based in Asheville, NC with an eclectic catalogue of compositions ranging from guitar-driven bluegrass to folk, old-time, newgrass, rock, americana, and more. He is a contributing member of The Well Drinkers and former member of Supper Break and Cynefin.
Career highlights include performing at Merlefest in Supper Break, performing with Molly Tuttle and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show in The Well Drinkers, performing with Mason via of Old Crow Medicine Show, members of Billy Strings, Town Mountain, Fireside Collective, Jim Lauderdale, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Parliament Funkadelic, Jeff Sipe among others, and playing lead electric guitar in Ween drummer Claude Coleman’s outfit, Amandla.
With renewed focus on the solo project, a bluegrass-themed sophomore album is in the works and set for release by end of 2022.

LAZYBIRDS
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain

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Lazybirds is a classic American roots band from the mountains of North Carolina. Specializing in good time music that is just about impossible not to move to, there is also a depth to the band that faithful fans have treasured over the years. According to the legendary Doc Watson, “Lazybirds play a good variety of blues, jazz, and that good old ragtime sound, and you will hear the flavor of that in anything they play.” The ‘Birds cover a lot of musical ground, from early American stringband music to Dylan classics, as well as classic sounding originals, but deep roots are what hold all of these sounds together.

“I’ve listened to the music the Lazybirds play and I think it is a good variety of blues, jazz and that good old ragtime sound and you will hear the flavor of that in anything they play. If you want some good music, have these boys come out and play for you. I guarantee you will enjoy what they do.” — Doc Watson

“From our earliest days bumming around Boone, the Old Crow boys knew it was the Lazybirds who were the best musicians on the scene. Why after all it was the Lazybirds who played those infectious country blues and that feverish hillbilly swing which got all the girls going down on King Street. Back then the ‘Birds played the downbeat for every picking party in town; we listened on in awe to their incredible syncopation, ears pricked to hear the deep body of songs they played, all of us Old Crow boys new in town and hearing for the first time in a long time that familiar tongue of musical kin. ” — Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show)

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TICKET PRICES:

$15 in Advance

$18 at the Door

Student Ticket: $10 (must show Student ID at the Door)

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Orange Peel

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Ages 18+

Postmodern Jukebox – Meet & Greet Package

  • One general admission ticket
  • Exclusive meet & greet with members of Postmodern Jukebox
  • Personal photograph with members of Postmodern Jukebox
  • Collectible tour poster; autographed by members of Postmodern Jukebox
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

Postmodern Jukebox – VIP Tour Package 

  • One general admission ticket
  • Collectible tour poster; autographed by members of Postmodern Jukebox
  • Official VIP laminate
  • Limited availability

For questions regarding the VIP packages, please reach out to [email protected].

VIP merchandise will be distributed at the show.

6TH ANNUAL | A VERY JERRY XMAS PARTY
Dec 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Asheville Music Hall

6th Annual | A Very Jerry Xmas Party at Asheville Music Hall

Keeping the JGB party rolling with another A Very Jerry Xmas Party! A Very Jerry Xmas started in 2016 (skipped 2020) so this year marks the 6th Annual A Very Jerry Xmas!

The core band is formed of all local Asheville musicians. This year includes:

Spiro Nicolopoulos of lead vocal and guitar,

Nicole Nicolopoulos on harmony vocals,

Lenny Pettinelli (of Empire Strikes Brass and Early Tuesday Jam) on keys,

Lee Kram (played with Melvin’s JGB post Jerry) on drums,

and Michael Filippone on bass.

Plus, we also have very more special local guests join the core band throughout the night!

Sunday, December 4, 2022
MANNA Foodbank Round Up Campaigns: Food Lions Feeds
Dec 4 all-day
Food Lions throughout community
  • Help Us Meet the Need This Holiday Season

    Round Up Campaigns & Community Events

    We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.
  • Food Lions Feeds (11/9 – 12/12): Food Lion stores will be hosting Food Lion Feeds, which is an in-store food drive program where customers have the opportunity to purchase and donate a Food Lion Feeds for the Holidays box of food that will be donated to MANNA FoodBank.
6th Annual Gingerbread Cookie Contest Winners on Display
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Narnia Studios

Come see the creations and winner of the annual Gingerbread Cookie Contest, contestants of every age are included in this Hendersonville tradition, this year’s theme is “historic designs.

Yoga Taco Mosa
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am
The Grey Eagle

 

– ALL AGES
– FREE ADMISSION ($10 SUGGESTED DONATION)
Our monthly installment of Yoga Taco Mosa! Join us as we honor one another in practice lead by Clare Desmelik, and then enjoy tacos and mimosas in the taqueria.
Complimentary Wine Tastings Biltmore
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Biltmore Estate

Capacity is limited.
Tasting room by reservation only. Make reservations in-person on the day of your Winery visit.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

Reservations are required for all wine tastings and must be made on the day of your visit. Because our complimentary wine tastings fill up quickly, we recommend you reserve your tasting when you arrive for your visit.

Jazz Sunday Jam
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
One World Brewing West

Jazz Sunday at One World Brewing West is a modern jazz jam held every Sunday afternoon from 1-4pm. Previously known as Jazz Monday, the jam has been running non stop since July, 2018 at the West Asheville brewery and is hosted weekly by The Fully Vaccinated Jazz Trio, consisting of Ray Ring on guitar, Jason DeCristofaro on drums, piano and vibraphone, and Connor Law on bass. Jazz Sunday typically features a guest artist for a short set and then welcomes jazz musicians of all levels to sit in for the remainder of the afternoon on One World’s spacious outdoor stage.

Whole Foods’ Round-Up Campaign
Dec 4 @ 6:26 pm
Whole Foods
  • We are so grateful to all of our partners who are helping us during this critical time by providing various ways for people to get involved and help provide meals for neighbors this holiday season. Read through the list below to find out ways you can get involved.
  • Whole Foods’ Round-Up Campaign (11/30 – 12/20): Whole Foods shoppers are invited to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar. Whole Foods will also match a donation to MANNA when a customer buys a locally made product.