More of what’s going around:
-Jonathan Wainscott, a West Asheville neighborhood activist, has filed to run for mayor of Asheville in this year’s municipal elections. He’ll face incumbent Mayor Esther Manheimer. There are three seats open on City Council, and here’s who has filed as of Tuesday morning: incumbent Cecil Bothwell, Vijay Kapoor, Rich Lee, Pratik Bhakta and Jeremy Goldstein.
-Chef William Dissen, owner/chef of The Market Place restaurant in Asheville, will celebrate his plans for a new restaurant in Charlotte with a July 19 Blind Pig Supper Club dinner to benefit the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, the Mountain Xpress reports. The dinner will be themed with offerings Dissen plans to offer at his new eatery, called The Haymaker.
-The Burning Can beer festival returns to Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard this weekend. The music includes JJ Grey and Mofro, Fruition, The Hip Abduction and Jon Stickley Trio, and the canned beer offerings are many.
-Odyssey ClayWorks will hold its big pottery sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 22, according to a press release. Participating artists include Director Gabriel Kline as well as several resident artists and studio assistants.
-Luella’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, “Meat in the Street,” will be held Saturday, July 22, from noon to 8 p.m. in the parking lot at Luella’s North on Merrimon Avenue. The event will benefit LEAF Community Arts, as we’ll be sharing a portion of proceeds from the event, according to a press release. More:
Join us in the parking lot for a block party filled with great live music, pit power, craft beet and love for the whole family. We will bring the bbq pit to the lot and offering new smokey creations. Enjoy our collaboration beer from Hi-Wire, Pig on a Wire Anniversary Ale, plus more great taps from local breweries.
Bring a chair, get comfortable and enjoy a full day of live music. Live music by Sanctum Sully, Whiskey Grins Reunion (back from four-year hiatus for this event!), Phuncle Sam and the Saylor Brothers (of Brushfire Stankgrass)
Family fun: LEAF Easel Rider will provide arts & crafts station for kids of all ages. Plus a dunk tank (celebrity dunkees TBA), hula-hoops and corn hole. Treat yourself to something sweet at Yolo, the family run frozen yogurt store right next door.
Get here any way you can! By bicycle, tricycle, big wheel, bus, skate board, foot, or cab. If you drive, there’s plenty of free parking provided by our friendly neighbors at the Beth Israel Synagogue next to Weaver Park.
-The Grey Eagle will present a hand-picked selection of Asheville’s best and brightest stand-up comedians, featuring fresh faces and returning favorites, for a July 28 show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The Funny Business Asheville Comedy Showcase includes: Minori Hinds, Blaine Perry, Moira Gorey, Chesney Goodson, Kelly Morgan, Hilliary Begley, Macon Clark, Tom Peters and host Peter Smith McDowell.