Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bubble soccer league forming in Asheville


Still more of what’s going on:

-Bubble soccer coming to town: How about some bubble soccer? Here’s the announcement from

Without further ado, the National Association of Bubble Soccer is happy to announce the launch of our Asheville affiliate, Asheville Bubble Soccer, headed by the lovely folks over at Race of Awesome, Richard Handy & Shannon Rupert.

Richard & Shannon created the Race of Awesome as a fundraising entity to create events that incorporate community service, education and financial assistance to non-profits. In addition to giving back, Asheville Bubble Soccer & Race of Awesome also looks to incorporate four other key elements: live music, unique athletic challenges, costumes and of course, bubble soccer. Their hope is to make the world a better place and encourage people too look at competitive sporting events as a vehicle for creating lasting change.

So it goes without saying that when you play bubble soccer, not only are you having a blast, but you’re also helping awesome people do awesome things for their communtiy! How ’bout them apples? Bubble Soccer Asheville, changing the world one bumper ball at a time…

Asheville Bubble Soccer will be servicing the surrounding areas of Asheville as well, including Biltmore Forest, Woodfin, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Leicester, Fairview, Gerten, Fletcher, Arden, Fruitland, Mills River, Canton, Clyde, Waynesville, Weaverville, Hendersonville, Etowah, and Flat Rock just to name more than a few. So if you’re looking for bubble soccer rental or bubble soccer equipment in any of those areas, Richard & Shannon can help you out.

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-Standard Pizza is planning to open a second location on Biltmore Avenue in the former City Mac location there; it’s a location that’s also near Hi-Wire Brewing’s new production facility and tasting room.

-Developers are planning to build a new multi-story, 56-unit apartment building in Biltmore Park.

-Developers also plan to build a 254-unit, multi-family development on 9.5 acres on Thompson Street near Biltmore Village.

-ICYMI: Asheville busking controversy makes the New York Times.

-Battle of the Burger returns: Here’s the info:

This August 23, Asheville Food Fights Presents the 2nd Annual WNC Battle of the Burger from 2-5pm, at The Salvage Station in the River Arts District. Local restaurants can be nominated via social media on Asheville Food Fights Facebook page, or at  Restaurants will set up grills and griddles and cook up thousands of burger samples for the attendees while great local music keeps the crowd groovin’. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be pouring ice cold beer to keep folks cool while the competition heats up!

How Much: Tickets are free for General Admission

“You Be the Judge Tickets” are $30 for unlimited burgers, complimentary beer, early entrance and a ballot to vote for WNC’s Best Burger
To Benefit: Manna Food Bank

Tickets go on sale at 12pm on July,1. They can be purchased at

-Malaprop’s events: There are a ton of great events coming up at Malaprop’s. Here are two:

Monday, June 1 at 7 pm
It’s our 33rd year in business and we’ll be celebrating the store’s birthday all day long! Come in for bookseller happiness and 25% off books and gifts (no discount on the café items or orders). Singing is optional.

Monday, June 1 at 7 pm
Steve Inskeep, beloved cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition, shares the controversial story of early American democracy in Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “a sober, balanced examination of the origins of one of the more regrettable chapters in American history.” Principal Chief John Baker of the Cherokee Nation says, “Steve Inskeep tells the story fairly and pays proper due
diligence to the politics of the day, especially the treatment of the Five Civilized Tribes.” Inskeep’s investigative journalism has received an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. He is also the author of Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi. Tickets are $15 and come with a $10 coupon toward the purchase of Jacksonland.

-ACLU event: Here’s the invitation:

Please join us and forward this email to others who may be interested in celebrating the ACLU of WNC Chapter’s 2015 Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties: Building Bridges. Please notice that the celebration starts at 5 p.m. An award ceremony featuring speaker Daryl Atkinson will be followed by a celebration on Sunday afternoon, May 31, starting at 5 p.m. at the Altamont Theatre on Church Street in downtown Asheville. Hope to see you all at the Altamont in two weeks!

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Chris May 19, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Former CityMac? Was that the one that was constantly broken into? I missed that they closed.

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