More of what’s going around early in the week:

Word on the street: The owners of Bar Grasso on Haywood Road in West Asheville are still planning to open the restaurant at 643 Haywood Road, the same location as the short-lived Arancini wine bar, by the same owners.

Haywood Lounge, a long-time restaurant/bar at 590 Haywood Road in West Asheville, is under renovation. The remade lounge will feature local craft beer, as well as wine and new additions to the menu, according to Facebook commenters.  Flat screen televisions and projectors will showcase sporting events.

-The trampoline park Sky Zone Asheville is planning to open soon. From Sky Zone on FB:

Things are happening at our new, cutting edge park. We’re “unofficially” hoping to open in mid-November, but stay in touch here for our formal Grand Opening announcement. In the meantime, email us at skyzone@asheville.com with questions or employment inquiries.

The American Pig is a charcuterie-maker right here in Asheville. Cool.

-I just discovered @interviewcanoe. Cool idea.

-The Asheville band River Whyless gets more national attentional as it releases a new album, this time from the Associated Press.

 

Wildroots Homestead in Hot Springs is looking for some homesteading help. From the website:

The deal: In exchange for only 10-15 hours of labor per week, you may park your tiny home, RV or camper on our property. You will have access to utilities like Electricity, WiFi and some Water. No Septic. You will provide your own food but we will happily share our plant-based meals on occasion. You will get fresh veggies and herbs from the garden and eggs from our hens. Since we are new to this, we’d like to go month-to-month and see where it takes us. This is a temporary situation, we are not looking for someone to live here long term. Very ideal for someone that is interested in moving to the area but wanting to test the waters first. These are an example projects we have in mind: Fencing, gardening (using biodynamic, permaculture and organic practices), tree trimming, painting, mowing, some animal tending, etc.

Asheville Outlets will team up with musicians Jody Medford, Southern Halo, WLOS and iHeart Radio 99.9 KISS Country to host the Stop the Pain Concert Thursday, Sept. 1, at Asheville Outlets from 6:30-9 p.m., according to a press release. More:

Proceeds from the event will benefit Liberty Baptist Church. The funds will be distributed to families in western North Carolina who have lost a loved one to suicide. “The reason why I’m so passionate about this is because my mom committed suicide a couple of years ago. I want to do everything I can to create awareness and hopefully save lives,” said Jody Medford. Medford is best known for his hits Southern Born, Southern Bred and Moonshine. He will share the stage with Southern Halo, a soulful sister trio hailing from Cleveland, Mississippi. To keep up-to-date on all Asheville Outlets events, store announcements and more, follow on Facebook @ashevilleoutlets, Twitter @shopasheville and Instagram @ashevilleoutlets. Or visit us online at www.shopashevilleoutlets.com.

Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller of the bluegrass duo Zoe & Cloyd have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to complete second album. More:

The two recently finished tracking a new album at Sound Temple Studios in Asheville with their friend and talented musician Chris Rosser engineering. The new recording will feature their heartfelt, award-winning songwriting and signature duet singing with the fabulous bass playing of Kevin Kehrberg, and the talents of other guest musicians, including long- time musical partner Will Straughan of the band Red June.

Zoe & Cloyd is a band and a family, but it’s also a team, and they are looking for supporters to be part of their team. Visit the IndieGoGo campaign to learn more about the project and click here to support the effort. Backers can choose from a number of attractive rewards including sourwood honey bears from John’s dad’s bees, in-person or Skype lessons, or even a personal tour of Asheville by the couple. Perks will be delivered by February 2017.

The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge is moving into a new space, Magnetic 375 on Depot Street. More:

We here at The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge are celebrating the end of an extremely successful first season of Asheville’s only live, comedy, variety, game show thingy. After performing at or near capacity for the past several shows, we are taking a short hiatus in September but will return to the stage this October 12th in a new home. After spending a wonderful year at Asheville Community Theatre’s 35Below, we’ve discovered that we have quickly outgrown the space. To that, The Trivia Challenge will be relocating to the River Arts District for its new home at Magnetic 375!!! With the move will come more space to allow our unique blend of comedy, trivia and ninjas to grow. Also, more parking.

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