Things to Do This Weekend

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend — January 24-26, 2020

Updated Tuesday, January 22, 2020 by Del Holston.

Winter Hiker with Dog

Take part in two celebrations happening all week long and into the weekend. One focuses on Asheville’s independent restaurants with special menus and pricing at multiple dining hot spots, and the other is an annual event that grants performing artists permission to push the boundaries of their work to the edge of what most consider mainstream theater. More details on those events are listed below.

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Planning your trip to Asheville? Utilize our easy-to-use search to check room availability and rates at Asheville area accommodations, and be sure to check out the special deals and packages. And, you can check events for any date by using our events calendar search.

Here’s a look at what you can enjoy this weekend in and around Asheville.

Asheville Food SceneAsheville Restaurant Week

Friday – Sunday, January 24 - 26
Multiple Restaurants

Prepare to feast! From now through January 26, dine at many of Asheville's most celebrated restaurants while getting a great deal on your meal. Special menus have been crafted for this weeklong event, but you can still order off the regular menu if you prefer. 

Asheville Fringe Festival

Friday - Sunday, January 24 - 26, various times
Multiple Venues

Get ready because things are going to get a little weird in Asheville this weekend. It’s all part of a weeklong, multi-venue event dedicated to cultivating strange, innovative, and wonderful work that lands squarely outside the realms of normal theater. Events span the genres of improv, dance, storytelling, and musical theater. Plus, you may witness random acts of fringe happening all across town.

Reasonably Priced Babies

Friday, January 24, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Take in a show by local comedy troupe Reasonably Priced Babies, a formidable improv group that asks the audience for suggestions and then they make that come to Technicolor life. Get ready to be a part of the experience because this show will push the envelope of ridiculous fun.

An Evening with the Bumper Jacksons

Friday, January 24, 8:30 p.m.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall – West Asheville

Grab dinner and a show at the Isis Music Hall this Friday. Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans,the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously high-spirit sound.

Salt Cave Sound HealingGong Meditation

Friday, January 24, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Salt Spa of Asheville & Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary

Make a reservation now to experience an amazing sound resonance meditation with multiple gongs in a Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary. Vibrations of multiple gongs will flow through you in perfect harmony and are amplified by the surrounding Millions of Himalayan Salt Crystals. Breathing the clean salt air rich in negative ions deepens therapeutic benefits and profoundly supports relaxation.

LaZoom Comedy: Rachel Fogletto

Saturday, January 25, 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
LaZoom Room – Downtown Asheville

Rachel Fogletto is Philadelphia based stand-up comedian, self-described charming oversharer and middle-shelf wine enthusiast. Rachel has performed all over the country, and has even made international appearances in Canada and Sweden. The best compliment she has received to date was from an audience member who told her, "You were so funny you ruined my night.

Climbing Basics Class

Saturday, January 25, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Smoky Mountain Adventure Center

Learn a new skill during the introductory course in Climbmax’s curriculum. Climbing Basics is designed for new indoor rope climbers. The course covers climbing terminology, equipment, and basic movement techniques. An AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor will introduce and demonstrate belay techniques and work with you towards achieving proficiency at providing a top-rope belay.

Free South African Wine Tasting

Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Table Wine Asheville

Sample five all-star wines from South Africa’s top producers during a free wine tasting. Table Wine in South Asheville will pull the corks and twist the tops on some staff and their favorites from Stellenbosch, Constantia, and Robertson.

Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski AreaLand Rover Night Drive

Saturday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.
Biltmore

Take an exciting journey and navigate incredible off-road obstacles with a Land Rover Experience. Darkness adds a unique layer to this popular driving experience as you travel with a guide through the forests and hills of Biltmore Estate at night! This memorable and rugged adventure includes refreshments by campfire.

Mystical Night Market

Saturday, January 25, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Violet Owl – Downtown Asheville

Attend a Lunar New Year Celebration for the mind, body, and spirit! Multiple vendors will provide astrological readings, intuitive/psychic/medium readings, Reiki/energy healings, transformational coaching, local art, Reiki-infused jewelry, fairy hair, hand-dyed fabrics, and apothecary items. The event is free to attend.

A Social Function

Saturday, January 25, 9:30 p.m.
Pack’s Tavern – Downtown Asheville

Grab your dancing shoes and head out to Pack’s Tavern for some live music from one of Asheville’s premier party bands. They rock the dance floors with the classic rock ‘n’ roll hits you love.

Comedy at Fleetwood’s: Jeena Bloom

Sunday, January 26, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fleetwood’s – West Asheville

Jeena Bloom is a transgender comic that SiriusXM once described as “the unicorniest unicorn in New York City.” She brings a wild and profane sense of humor along with bracing honesty to the stage. Jeena has been featured on Comedy Central, Viceland, SiriusXM and Vulture. She is the winner of the 2018 Harlem Comedy Festival.