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Asheville Zombie Walk Celebrates 10 Years of Apocalyptic Fun

asheville zombie walk

It’s been nearly a year since the big laboratory spill at the E. W. Grove Microbrewery and Experimental Virus Lab. And we know how that turned out: A strange virus slowly wound its way through our little mountain city turning regular people into bloodthirsty zombies.

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New Woman Owned Coffee Cart Hosts Grand Opening

motorcycle coffee club

A new Asheville espresso cart is hosting their Grand Opening Sunday September 27th alongside likeminded Café Racers, to raise money for prostate cancer.

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Op-Ed: Men of Waking Life Are Small Part of Bigger Problem

Waking Life Espresso Protest

I knew exactly what would happen when I shared the Waking Life scandal on the Facebook page of my magazine, The Asheville Current. It’s the type of story that gets media types chomping at the bit. We get to distill huge, sweeping social issues into neon body-paint and smear it on the local boogeyman. We get to unpack archives of heinous Twitter posts and explore the seedy underbelly of our own backyard Pick-Up Artist Community.

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Havana Nights: A Buena Vista Social Club Musical Revue and Cuban Dinner

Lex 18 Supper Club and Moonshine Bar

Lex 18 is producing two shows on September 15, 2015 at 5:45 and 8:15 PM featuring an immersive dining experience of Havana's soulful music and food.   The timeless and fresh sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club's album performed by Patrick Lopez and his talented group of musicians include conga, saxophone, piano, trumpet and the sexy vocals of Whitney Moore will make for a romantic and sexy Havana Night.

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3rd Annual Out of Darkness Walk October 25th, 2015

asheville out of darkness

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk brings the community together to shed light on suicide awareness and prevention. The third annual event will be held on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at Carrier Park off of Amboy Road in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Asheville School of Film Offers Filmmaking 101

asheville school of film

The Asheville School of Film’s inaugural class, Youth Summer Filmmaking Experience, was definite success!  

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Connect Enka Stresses Importance of Greenways and Trails

Reed Creek Greenway

Connect Enka, an advocacy group formed to assist in the implementation of the Hominy Creek Greenway Priority Corridor, is partnering with New Belgium Brewing and Fletcher Partners to host an event on Thursday August 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the New Belgium Brewing Distribution Center at 144 Jacob Holm Way to demonstrate how a trail system can benefit local businesses and drive economic development. 

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Usborne Books to Benefit Asheville Nonprofit, the POP Project

books

An active online fundraiser seeks to raise $1,000 for local nonprofit the POP Project in order to be matched by $1,500 in children’s books from Usborne Books & More. These books will then be distributed for free to children in low-income Buncombe County communities. 

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BaconFest Asheville Returns to Highland Brewing

3rd annual baconfest

105.9 the Mountain is getting even bigger on the pig with the 3rd Annual BaconFest Asheville on Saturday, August 29th from 1-4pm at the Highland Brewing Company Outdoor Meadow. This year’s event is sure to excite the taste buds of bacon, beer and BBQ aficionados alike with even more bacon-inspired cuisine.

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Asheville Community Positively Embraces 1st Annual LEAF Downtown

Downtown Asheville Leaf Festival

At the 1st Annual LEAF Downtown this past weekend, over 15,000 people gathered in Pack Square Park to celebrate communities, creativity, diversity, and families – a grand finale to two weeks of programming around Asheville focused on supporting arts education.  LEAF Downtown included a Funky Cocktail Crawl, which launched on July 17thBootsy Funk Dynasty Day, held at New Mountain AVL on July 31st; the LEAF Art Dash 5K, which looped through downtown Asheville on August 1st; the unveiling of the Unfolding LEAF stage (U-LEAF) on August 1st; and the weekend long event on August 1st and 2nd.  In addition to high public attendance, the event hosted 75+ VIPs, approximately 100 volunteers, 100+ staff and 500+ individual youth and adult artists performed on the Downtown Stage, Café’ Stage, Community Arts/U-LEAF stage and/or the three Busker Bazaars.

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