Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- February 1-3, 2019
By Del Holston
This weekend, you can be among the first to dine at Asheville’s newest eatery, Henrietta’s Poultry Shoppe. This new venture from the owners of the Asheville-original White Duck Taco, offers city-themed chicken sandwiches like Nashville hot chicken, the Asheville sandwich with local honey and apple slaw (this one is getting rave reviews), and The Charleston with country ham, fried egg and pimento cheese.
Looking for a place to watch the Patriots battle the Rams in the Superbowl this Sunday? There are lots of places planning special viewing parties. Here are some places to check out.
- The Grey Eagle
- Foothills Local Meats – Butcher Bar in Black Mountain
- High-Wire at the Big Top
- Hillman Beer
- Archetype Brewing
- Hopey & Company downtown
- Hickory Tavern
- The Social
- Highland Brewing
- Pack’s Tavern
- Craft Centric Taproom and Bottle Shop
The forecast is calling for warmer than average temperatures and plenty of sunshine heading into Saturday. This is a great time to stroll the streets of downtown Asheville, attend the Winter at Biltmore event, or explore the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville. Need some ideas? Here are 12 family-friendly ways to enjoy winter in Asheville. More of the indoors type? Check out our roundup of 7 Cozy Ways to Experience Asheville.
If you’re planning a trip, then be sure to check out ExploreAsheville.com's easy-to-use search feature to find out room availability and rates at Asheville area accommodations, and check events for any date by using our online events calendar search.
Here’s a look at what you can enjoy this weekend in and around Asheville.
2019 Classic Rock & Roll Weekend
Friday, Feb. 1 - Sunday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Turn up the classics with this rockin' weekend featuring music from One More Night, The Phil Collins Experience on Friday night and Elton John tribute band, Captain Fantastic on Saturday night.
Tuff Gong Festival “Bob Marley Bday Bash”
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the birth of the legendary Bob Marley with a full line-up of bands to lift you up and set your soul free!
Aquila Theatre in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Friday, Feb. 1, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre
Mary Shelley’s 1818 famed novel Frankenstein comes alive on stage. Aquila Theatre has adapted this timeless classic into a bold and thrilling performance.
Aquila Theatre in A Midsummers Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Saturday, Feb. 2, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Diana Wortham Theatre
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved and witty comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is brought to vivid life in an innovative new production by Aquila Theatre — the company The New York Times raves that they “make Shakespeare perfectly comprehensible.”
The Steel Wheels
Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:00 p.m.
The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade.
Jeeves at Sea
Friday, Feb. 1 - Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:00 p.m.
North Carolina Stage Company
Arts & Crafts
Begins Friday, Feb. 1, 5:00 p.m.
Asheville Gallery of Art
The Asheville Gallery of Art February 2019 Show is called “Fresh Paint,” and features the work of two new members. Joseph Pearson’s figurative work and Susan Webb Tregay’s folk-art inspired paintings provide a thought-provoking and captivating display. The show runs February 1-28.
Featured Artist Open Reception: Ben Green-Colonesse
Saturday, Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m.
North Carolina Glass Center
A celebration of the work of Ben Greene-Colonesse, and his collection of exquisite fine glass art! Snacks and beer from Wedge Brewing will be available.