It’s time to put your toes in the water and your butt in the sand here in Asheville, as this weekend heats up! There are some amazing events to check out this weekend, from music to movies, roller derby to tiki cocktails, we’ve got a little something for everyone. How many events are you going to check out? Anything we missed? Leave us a comment!

Thursday 7/14

OWL Grand Opening

8 am-6 pm

Mini pastries, live music! Wear stripes for a free pastry (with cheese!).

El Chivo @ Fine Arts Theatre

7 pm

The debut of the documentary film from local director Rod Murphy about Ultra Runner Will Harlan.

Moonlit Artist Market @ Burial Beer
8-11 pm
A celebration of local artists and artwork inspired by French Quarter nightly street markets; food from Salt and Smoke and live music.

Friday 7/15 

Burning Can @ Oskar Blues Brewing 

This weekend-long celebration of canned beer “in all its glory.” Live music from Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, Dumpstaphunk, and more.

9 pm
An album release party for the Sunset Go Trippers with friends including Philo (members of Empire Strikes Brass), Xero God, and more!
Saturday 7/16
Blue Ridge Rollergirls @ the US Cellular Center
5 to 9 pm
Blue Ridge Roller Girls are having their final home bout of the season and their 10 year anniversary celebration!
There will be a throwback match that’s an ode to vintage derby, and Unifire Theater on the halftime show!
9 pm
Mamadou Kelly, a guitarist from Mali and the Ali Farka Toure All Stars Band are coming to the Mothlight!
Sunday 7/17
The Big Crafty @ Pack Square Park
12-6 pm
A celebration of local indie artists and crafters! Shopping and fun for the whole family in downtown Asheville.
9 pm-2 am
Stop on by Shakey’s Drive-In for a double feature film, food, beer, and delight on the banks of the French Broad River.
Tell us what you’re excited about this weekend in the comments, and always feel free to share your events for consideration in the weekend update through  and www.ashevillegrit.com!

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