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ASHEVILLE OUTLETS PRESENTS PINTS & POSES

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Monthly Yoga Class includes UpCountry Brewing Craft Beer Ticket Sales to Benefit WNC YMCA Asheville Outlets is pleased to present Pints & Poses, a 45-minute yoga class led by instructors from the WNC YMCA, which includes a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing. The class is $10 per person and ticket sales benefit the WNC YMCA. Registration is at the door. Participants must be 21+ years old. Pints & Poses will be held at Asheville Outlets the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Dates include: May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 19 and October 17, 2019. Each class will be held outdoors in the court in front of Nike Factory Store. If there is inclement weather, the classes will be moved to the Food Court. “Pints & Poses at Asheville Outlets is a fun evening of yoga for all levels. Plus, participants will enjoy a craft beer from UpCountry Brewing, one of the finest craft brewers in Asheville,” explains Asheville Outlets General Manager, Sharon Morgan. “We are also pleased to partner with the WNC YMCA and help fund crucial community programs”.

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Roux to Host Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet

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Easter Brunch Buffet features an array of local and regionally-sourced goodies including BBQ Scottish Salmon, Baked Ratatouille Gratin, Shrimp and Smoked Gouda Grits Station, Carved to order Virginia Ham, Omelets and Local Eggs cooked to order, Roux’s Signature Fried Chicken, Bananas Foster French Toast and so much more!

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Earth Day Kid’s Festival

Earth Day Kid’s Festival began 5 years ago as a way to bring the community together in celebration of our natural environment. A variety of environmental non-profits and organizations will come together to foster environmental consciousness and encourage our next generation of stewards to cherish our natural resources.

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CAT FLY RETURNS FOR THIRD ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Cat Fly Indie Film Fest is taking over Asheville, returning for its 3rd annual spring festival March 29-31. The three day event will include over 25 short films, 1 feature film spotlight as well as educational components and mixed media collaborations by local and regional filmmakers and performers of the southeast. Opening Night kicks off with a red carpet reception at the Asheville Masonic Temple and a screening of traditional narrative and documentary short films. The event is black tie optional and the reception includes craft beer provided by Wicked Weed Brewing, as well as wine, champagne and gourmet bites all included with your ticket. Immediately following is a 2nd block of programming called Cat Fly After Dark: a Collaboration of Film and Music at the Mothlight which will showcase live performances and serve as the premiere of “Disco Paw,” a 5 part music video series.  “Cat Fly does a great job of bringing together several different creative mediums (music, visual arts, etc.) to create an all-encompassing experience…. which push the boundaries on what a traditional film festival might include.” says graphic designer Emma Ensley. Saturday’s programming incorporates an acting workshop at the Asheville School of Film by Gunner Willis …

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HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCES TART SPRITZ ALE

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Highland Brewing Company announces the release of Slow Crush, Tart Spritz Ale, as the latest addition to the brewery’s year-round offerings this May.  The regional brewery is celebrating their 25th anniversary milestone with innovation, as evidenced by the release of this refreshing tart spritz ale, unlike any other in Highland’s year-round portfolio. Slow Crush is the brewery’s sessionable fresh take on kettle soured beers and their first to launch in a 16-ounce can format.  Inspired by the incredibly popular cocktail Aperol Spritz, Slow Crush features all-natural ingredients that mirror the Italian aperitif – botanicals like gentian root, cinchona bark and hibiscus flowers. These ingredients are then accentuated by the character from flaked rye and citrus-forward American hops like Citra and Amarillo – a very craft spin. At 5-percent ABV and 20 IBUs, this beer is effervescent with a refreshing acidity that makes a perfect libation for any occasion.  Highland’s R&D Brewer, Trace Redmond, said, “This is a dynamic time in the industry and at Highland. We are exploring what Highland beer can be and creating beers that are different from anything we have ever done before. Slow Crush refers to the tradition of gruits and aperitifs and the way that …

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Vegan Chili competition to benefit the nonprofit animal paradise, Sweet Bear Rescue Farm

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Love chili? Get ready to stuff yourself. For the fourth year in a row, an epic chili battle royale is coming to downtown Hendersonville. The fourth annual vegan Chili Cook-Off kicks off on Sunday, March 10th at 2 p.m. at Sanctuary Brewing Company (SBC), with all proceeds benefiting the amazing animals of local nonprofit Sweet Bear Rescue Farm.  The event will feature delicious chili entries from chefs, restaurants, and home cooks across the region. From sweet and spicy to wildly hot, from beans and veggies to beefy Beyond Meat, the chili varieties run the gamut. Attendees will get to taste each and every one, then vote for their favorite. With the help of special guest judge Dr Garth Davis, those who make the three top chilis will score Sanctuary Brewing Company gift cards and other prizes. Anyone is welcome to enter; contestants just need to bring a regular size crockpot of their most amazing vegan chili creation with a creative name and an ingredients list. (No animal products, but any other creative combination goes as far as ingredients!). All proceeds from this mouthwatering competition will benefit Sweet Bear, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by Sanctuary Brewing Company owners Lisa …

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Punch Brothers Begin March Tour; Play At The Orange Peel

Punch Brothers Begin March Tour Performing Music from Grammy Award-Winning Album, All Ashore “A deeply meaningful and downright gorgeous record.” —Boston Globe “There’s no one better at merging the past and the present.” —Rolling Stone “An album of rich instrumentation and understated beauty that reveals deeper nuances on each and every listen … Both forward-thinking and imbued with an appreciation of the traditional sounds of America.” —Independent   Punch Brothers, who recently won a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album for their 2018 release All Ashore, begin a spring tour of the United States; label-mate Gabriel Kahane joins as special guest along the way. The tour begins at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY on March 14, and includes shows all along the East Coast and into the Midwest, with stops in New Haven, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; Asheville, NC; Athens, GA; and more, culminating at the Savannah Music Festival on March 30. Additionally, Punch Brothers join Chris Thile’s other longtime band, Nickel Creek, for the first time on May 8 at Carnegie Hall, as part of Thile’s season-long Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair residency at Carnegie Hall. Released last year on Nonesuch Records, All Ashore is the band’s first …

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Dirty Logic Returns to Asheville Music Hall 3/16/19

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Comprised of an all-star cast with some of Asheville’s best musicians, Dirty Logic is the 12-piece musical party and Steely Dan Tribute band that brings together not only Steely Dan fans but musical lovers of all ages and backgrounds for a unique and incredible musical experience. With 12 people on stage including 3 powerful vocalists, a full rhythm section, keyboard, 2 guitars, and a horn section of tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and baritone saxophone, their sound is strong, soulful, and extremely energetic.

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Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Rolls Out New Sushi Pop-Up

Every Wednesday, Chef Jeffrey Porter will fuse his creative Asian-Fusion background with local and regional ingredients to roll out Sushi on the West Side at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.  

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Asheville Symphony presents Beethoven’s timeless Pastoral Symphony

The Asheville Symphony brings Beethoven’s love letter to nature to life with a performance of the Pastoral Symphony on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Led by guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen, the evening also features Kodály’s Dances of Galánta and Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with guest violinist Alexi Kenney. The concert takes place at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville.

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