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Asheville City Market Guides

Asheville City Market Guides

Everyone loves a good market, be it a tailgate, farmers, or city market. With the weather turning and market season ramping up, we decided to give you a local market guide. Exact products and vendors may vary from market to market, but expect great local produce and products to be available at all locations. Most markets open in April, but please check out each markets website for exact opening dates.

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Photograph Walkthrough: Spidey Con & Free Comic Book Day 2014

A photographic review of Free Comic Book Day & Spidey-Con

It was a busy week here in Asheville. Among the many events happening were two back to back days full of geek awesome. Friday May 2nd was Spidey Con at Carolina Cinemas on Hendersonville Road. To commemorate the second installment of The Amazing Spiderman movies, the people at Comic Envy, Multiverse Asheville, and Carolina Cinemas put together a Spiderman celebration. Attendees could partake in themed food and beer, enter the costume contest, and watch the movie on the big screen. 

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Free Comic Book Day May 3rd 2014

Free Comic Book Day is almost here!

Free comic book day is soon upon us! Tomorrow, all Asheville comic book shops - including Pastimes in Weaverville, Hero Hunters in Candler, and Comic Envy on Tunnel Road will open their doors to adori

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Wakey! Wakey! Coming to Asheville May 1 2014

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Indie Pop act Wakey!Wakey! will be departing on the second leg of his North American tour, starting on April 25th  in Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java. Supporting him will be singer-songwriter Andy Suzuki and the Method.

Fresh off a successful first leg of his US tour with Jillette Johnson, Michael Grubbs, the frontman of Wakey!Wakey!, will head out back out down the Southeast of the United States to support his new releases, the “Irresistible EP” and the forthcoming full length “Salvation”. Fans across the country will have the opportunity to experience new material before “Salvation” is released, as well as hear their favorite songs from past albums.

One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn loved a Wakey!Wakey! set so much he tapped their sun-stroked “War Sweater” track for season 6’s finale and recruited Grubbs for a recurring role. That’d be the tale of a bartender/musician named, err, Grubbs—a strangely familiar life story hinted at in such standout Wakey!Wakey! songs as “Almost Everything,” “Twenty-Two,” and “Got It All Wrong.”

Since 2010’s full length debut, “Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You...”, Michael has been busy writing and creating new material. The fruits of his creative labors have been realized in two parts, the self released “Irresistible EP”, a five song EP released on January 28th, 2014, and his upcoming full-length album “Salvation”, which is to be released worldwide on ThirtyTigers Records.

Since September 18th, 2013, Michael has been collecting pledges to help fund the production of “Salvation” through crowdfunding site Pledgemusic.com, offering exclusive packages to donors, and reaching more than 141% of his original goal. In addition to helping fund his album, 10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to the American Diabetes Association. Though donations are now closed, preorders of the album are still available through the campaign. The pledge campaign can be found at the link below:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wakeywakey


TICKETS:  http://wakeywakeymusic.com/tour/  

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Cosplay Contest

Win 1 of 3 gift cards to a local comic book store by entering AshevilleBlog's Cosplay Contest!

One gift card for each establishment will be given away. Contest runs from April 1st, 2014 to May 1st, 2014. All you have to do is email us a photo of you in your cosplay getup using the form below. Winners will be drawn at random and featured on the blog.

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Eat Farm To Table in Ashevillle for Earth Day

Eat Farm to Table in Asheville to Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Earth Day has quickly come upon us, springing  up silently behind Easter. Depending on how you generally celebrate Earth Day - perhaps you plant a tree, start your family garden, or take an extra trip to the recycling center - there are a number of ways you can 'go green' at least one day a year to recognize the Earth Day Movement. One really easy thing to do is eat out. Yup, you heard me right - eat out. Support a local business and celebrate Earth Day all at the same time! Going to a local Farm To Table restaurant will support a local business and the money will be poured back into the local economy - you are not only supporting the restaurant, but the farmers who work to sell the local ingredients each restaurant uses to serve up each delicious masterpiece.

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15 Reasons To Not Have Children

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I know I know, children are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Well, now that I think about it, since kids were around before sliced bread, would that make them the best things... ever? I digress.

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Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots

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Our latest featured local artist is the talented "Hank West & the Smokin' Hots." This group would make the likes of Louis Jordan & Cab Calloway proud. With a modern twist on the classic jazz that helped build the foundation for rock and roll, Hank West & the Smokin Hots have an infectious energy and style all their own.

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Asheville Sweeps World Beer Cup 2014

Asheville Sweeps World Beer Cup 2014

Congratulations, Asheville takes several awards during the international World Beer Cup 2014!

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Mother Earth News Fair April 10-12, 2014

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR shows practical and fun aspects of sustainability

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