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Asheville Science Tavern

  • October 11, 2014
  • Location: Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue #101, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday

Eat, drink, meet and greet with fellow science lovers, then join a scientist for a brief talk and discussion about science. THIS MONTH: Climate scientist Rob Young presents: "The Crisis over climate change and rising seas: America's complete political failure to adapt or mitigate." For more info, go to and search for "Asheville Science Tavern." Eat and greet at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. A $5 ($2 for students) covers our expenses.

Christmas Eve at Burial Beer Co.

  • December 24, 2014
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.

We are open from 3-7PM on Christmas Eve with a potluck of holiday appetizers and special kegs. Please feel free to bring in a small dish to share! We will be tapping the one keg we have of our collaboration with Platform Brewing (Cleveland, OH). Blue Mountain Brett was brewed with Riverbend Rye Malt and is a wild, rye ale. We have also saved a keg of our holiday saison. Epice NOEL is a golden saison brewed with coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise and star anise. We are also filling our B...

Midnight in Barcelona

  • December 31, 2014
  • Address: 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Metro Wines

When it's 6pm in Asheville, it's already "Midnight in Barcelona"! Join the Asheville School of Wine at Metro Wines from 5:30-7pm for a New Year's Eve Happy Hour. Taste 4 different styles of Cava, the sparkling wine from Spain, and learn about what's in your glass as we await the countdown to "Midnight in Barcelona"! $25 includes wine paired with emenadas from Cecilia's Kitchen on Merrimon. We'll have a special toast from Juve y Camps, cava makers from Barcelona on the big sc...

Ultimate Foodie Tour in Black Mountain

  • December 20, 2014

Not enough time to experience Black Mountain's food scene in one visit and wish you could taste your way through town? Now you can! This walking tour is for the food and drink connoisseur who wants the ultimate experience. Discover incredible sights, tastes and history! We will taste food and sip drinks at an eclectic representation of at least five Black Mountain's eateries. Top chefs and owners share what inspired them to call this mountain town their home. Advanced reservations are requir...

Holiday Medley

Whether you follow traditions that span generations, or you've created your own unique mix, our Holiday Medley event invites you to celebrate! Enjoy a day of global music, local food trucks with international flair, and engaging, worldwide holiday decor. It will spark conversation about travel, past or future. You can tell us what you believe in. You can dress for an international affair. What can you bring to the medley? Live jazz by One Leg Up from 6:30-8:30pm. We welcome everyone to bring can...

SoCon OverTime at the Grove Arcade

  • March 6, 2015
  • Location: Grove Arcade
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Grove Arcade

Join us at the beautiful, historic Grove Arcade on Page Ave, just a block away from the US Cellular Center for SoCon OverTime. A party open to all, SoCon OverTime is an event not to miss, it is a welcome party and pep rally all rolled into one. SoCon OverTime is a perfect opportunity to take a break from the games and see and taste a little bit of Asheville. The event will feature several of our famous local restaurants and breweries. Trade the tokens you purchase at the door for pints and sm...

12 Days of Giving at Rhubarb

  • December 18, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Rhubarb
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Rhubarb is joining some of Asheville’s best restaurants during 12 Days of Giving this December. From Thursday, December 18, through Wednesday, December 31, 10 percent of proceeds from the Mongolian lamb ribs at Rhubarb will benefit Haywood Street Congregation, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and ACBBM. Dine out for others at Rhubarb this holiday season!

Sunday Jazz Brunch At Burial Beer Co.

  • December 14, 2014
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Starting NEXT Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Burial Beer Co. will be operating at full taproom hour capacity. What does this mean for the fine people of AVL and our visitors? Expanded hours starting Tuesday, December 9th. Tuesdays- Fridays 4-10PM Saturdays 2-10PM Sundays 12-8PM We are hosting a Jazz Brunch every Sunday (starting 12/14) from 12PM-the foods runs out. Gary Sernak (of Zambra, The Admiral and Blind Pig dinners) as well as Josh Dillard (of Zambra, Esmerelda and Asheville Pizza Co.) are t...

Sunday Supper at Rhubarb

  • September 21, 2014
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Rhubarb
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Rhubarb invites family, friends and strangers alike to enjoy its weekly Sunday Supper. Each Sunday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., chef John Fleer will offer a unique three-course meal inspired by the bounty of the weekend markets at the restaurant’s Family Tables. For Sunday Supper reservations, please call 828.785.1503. Don’t forget to try Fleer’s special sweet tea fried chicken.

2014 National Gingerbread House Competition & Display

  • November 19, 2014 - January 1, 2015
  • Location: The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Address: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Venue:  The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Smells of Gingerbread are in the air! The time has finally arrived for the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House CompetitionTM! After the judging and the awards ceremony are over, the display will be set up throughout the hotel and will be open for viewing from November 19th through January 1st, 2015. As a means to preserve the overall guest experience, The Omni Grove Park Inn will open its doors to the public to view the Gingerbread display and holiday splendor from Sunday through Thursd...