Ashvegas weekend June 22-24, first full weekend of summer: Baseball, Shakespeare, comedy and The Weeknd at the Orange Peel



Asheville Tourists home games, Fri-Sun

Much Ado About Nothing
Presented by Montford Park Players
Running June 1-23, The Montford Park Players presents its 40th Season: “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, Asheville’s beloved Shakespearean theatre company, presents the classic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare. We’re delighted to bring back this classic comedy about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero, last performed in 2007. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a “merry war”; they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. Come find out in this fun romp opening our Summer Shakespeare season.
Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24

The Firefly Gathering
For people seeking to deepen and expand their connection with the natural world.  Over 100 classes available focusing on self-sufficiency and wilderness skills taught by over 40 masterful teachers from around the region and country. The Firefly Gathering offers learning for adults and children, evening entertainment, and on-site camping.
Near Asheville, 772-8777


Disclaimer Comedy Lounge at Elaine’s Piano Bar inside Grove Park Inn
Every Friday, Disclaimer Comedy presents “Friday Night Live at Elaine’s Piano Bar” inside the Grove Park Inn. It starts at 8:15 p.m., and is free to the good people of Earth.

06/22/2012 7:00 pm

WHAT: *Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute– and only one minute– to make his or her pitch!  In the last month, three writers have gotten publishing deals as a result of participating in Pitchapalooza.

Underhill Rose and Cicada Rhythm at Jack of the Wood
Public Event · By Underhill Rose
8:00pm until 12:30am
Cover: $7
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Downtown Asheville Drum Circle
Bring your hand drum and pick up your vibe and let go with spirit to one of Asheville’s major outdoor events with over 50 drummers and dancers.
Pritchard Park, Downtown Asheville

Antique Firearms/Hermit Kings/Red Honey/CaroMia

Orange Peel
All Ages Show: 9:00 pm  Doors: 8:00 pm $5
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Antique Firearms – Brothers Bradan and Parker Dotson finalized the plans to unite and start their indie rock band “Antique Firearms” while in a bar in the Netherlands. Once they were back in the U.S. from their travels, they met up in Asheville, NC, to start writing their debut album. The brothers recorded and mixed a four song E.P. called “Empty Frames” in a single day at First Class Studios in Fuquay-Varina NC, at the end of 2010. The E.P. was released for free online and showcased the range of styles and sounds the band was capable of, highlighted by Bradan’s haunting voice and Parker’s eclectic guitar licks.

Deep Green Resistance Presents: A Culture of Resistance Roadshow
Event:Deep Green Resistance Presents: A Culture of Resistance Roadshow
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

Venue: Firestorm Cafe and Books
Phone:(828) 255-8115
We live in an age of unprecedented destruction. This is not a mistake, and those responsible have names and addresses. We’ve lost all connection to the land that provides us with life and spirituality, and Deep Green Resistance is spreading the word that it ends now. This workshop will examine the necessary steps for true liberation and a return to localized economies, and the possibility for a sustainable way of life through that liberation. Because the current arrangement is not even remotely sustainable, in any sense of the word. Join us as we discuss the what a culture of resistance will look like, and the steps we need to take to make it happen.


The Moms & Dads & Dogs Festival!
Sat, June 23, 12pm – 3pm
BMW of Asheville, 649 New Airport Rd, Fletcher, NC (map)
This festival is a fundraiser to help save shelter pets! BWAR, along with other rescues, will be present to share about our organization and have some awesome dogs available for adoption! There will also be many vendors, food, and live music too! It runs from noon until 3pm, at BMW of Asheville, located across the street from the Asheville Regional Airport just off Interstate 26. Admission is $5 and a bag of dog food for the rescues. Dogs are welcome to join the fun (and must be on leash) Hope you can join the fun…and maybe find your next best friend!

Cycle to Farm
It is a “metric century” which means cyclists will pedal 65 miles over 4-5 hours on a fairly challenging route that starts and ends in Black Mountain. While there are several of these every year, this is the first one — anywhere in the South — where the rest stops are Local Farms. Tasty treat samples of sustainable food products from these farms will be served to the participants, and it promises to be quite the unique combination for foodies who love to bicycle!It is a non-profit event, benefiting the Greenways in our area. We have partners with ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) and Connect Buncombe! greenways effort.
You can see more at the website and

The Weeknd at the Orange Peel

Ages 16+Show: 9:30 pm  Doors: 8:30 pm$30 advance / $32 day of show

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The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Songs recorded under The Weeknd name first leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. In late 2010, The Weeknd uploaded three songs – “What You Need”, “Loft Music” and “The Morning” – to YouTube. A nine-track mixtape titled House of Balloons was digitally released on 21 March 2011 through the artist’s official website. Hip-hop artist Drake has been partly credited for generating public awareness for The Weeknd, after he quoted a line from the track “Wicked Game” via Twitter and linked to the singer’s music on his website.

MOTION Dance+Theatre presents Creation of Dance
Combining talent from major ballet companies across the country for ONE NIGHT ONLY, MOTION Dance+Theatre presents dance at its most innovative. Three choreographers present three world premiere works followed by a moderated audience discussion.
Tickets: Adults $22, Students and Children 12 & under $15



  • June 24, 2012
  • Location: Spinning Spider Creamery
  • Address: 4717 East Fork Rd., Marshall, NC 28753
  • Venue:  Spinning Spider Creamery

This will be a fun and educational day designed to introduce folks to the many levels of owning dairy goats. The event will be held at the dairy at Spinning Spider and will include members of the PDGA giving talks and demonstrations on all different aspects of raising and milking dairy goats. See all the different dairy goat breeds, tour our cheese kitchen and milking parlor, see the way Spinning Spider uses solar energy in their cheesemaking, romp with baby goats, milk a goat, hands on and more…


Tom Heck June 22, 2012 - 11:16 pm

Thank you Jennifer. I depend on your weekend roundup to help me figure out what to do with my family. Keep those kid-friendly events coming!

Jennifer Saylor June 23, 2012 - 7:05 am

🙂 Thanks for the reminder parents are reading. I’ve got you guys in mind!

Nate June 22, 2012 - 7:59 am

These roundups are great, Jennifer! Lots of information, really well laid out … they’re a fabulous addition to the blog. Keep up the good work!

Jennifer Saylor June 22, 2012 - 8:15 am

Blush! Thanks for that, Nate. They are really a pain to do, so glad to hear they’re — — USEFUL. Asheville really needed a good weekend event rounup, happy to do my part. THANKS again.

Jason Sandford June 22, 2012 - 10:02 am

Nate, thanks for complimenting Jen’s work. She rocks!

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