It’s hot. Go have some fun with crafts, naked women and Shakespeare in the park.

ONGOING

Asheville Tourists home games Fri-Sat

Naked Girls Reading 7: Taboo

FR (7/6) & SA (7/7), 8pm – The Anam Cara Theatre Company, 203 Haywood Road, presents Naked Girls Reading 7, selections about taboos. $10/$12. 18 and over. Info: www.anamcaratheatre.com or 545-3861. Tickets available for purchase in person at Anam Cara or at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St.
Ongoing, 07/06 thru 07/07

The Grove Park Inn’s 99th Birthday Celebration

July 6-8, 2012
The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina
Celebrate The Grove Park Inn’s 99th Birthday with our family!
The Grove Park Inn opened its historic doors on July 12, 1913. On Saturday, July 7, 2012, we invite you to join in our celebration with vintage music, complimentary cake, and a champagne toast for a one-of-a-kind birthday celebration.
William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State in 1913, offered the following statements during the public address at our opening banquet: “Today we stand in this wonderful hotel, not built for a few, but the multitudes that will come and go. I congratulate these men. They have built for the ages.”

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

  • June 29, 2012 – July 21, 2012
  • Location: Montford Park Players
  • Address: 100 Gay St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Montford Park Players
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

A constant favorite, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies that inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. A fun play for adults and children alike. Join the fun for our “Cutest Dog Contest” every Saturday night at intermission. The winning dog will make a stage debut as “this dog, my dog” in the final act!

FRIDAY

Friday Night Live at Elaine’s Piano Bar with Disclaimer Comedy

Presented by Disclaimer Comedy
Hosted by Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar
Asheville comedy shows are every Friday, and start promptly at 8:15 p.m. There is never a cover charge. The dueling piano show starts at 9:30 p.m. Find a full schedule at DisclaimerComedy.com.
July 6: Headliner Paul Strickland

Secret B-Sides (featuring Chachille) w/ Sidney Barnes & Preach Jacobs

The Grey Eagle
$10 at the door. 9pm showtime. ALL AGES!
www.thesecretb-sides.com
www.sidneybarnes.net
www.preachjacobs.com
“We all knew about the Secret B-Sides way back when. The band has been quietly gaining momentum for years, and it’s not like frontman Juan Holladay is hard on the eyes and ears. But when the local old-school-meets-new-school soul/funk/R&B outfit dropped sophomore album Flowers & Chocolate earlier this year, those sultry, sweaty, swaggering sounds hit just the right note. Add to that an ambitious show schedule, lots of local festival appearances, a wrench-tight live show and a crazy-brilliant accompanying cosmology involving dinosaurs, flying saucers and a mystical land of flowers, and you begin to understand why the Secret B-Sides are the current reigning kings of soul.” — Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress

SATURDAY

Fire on the Mountain Benefit

By Moe’s Original Bbq-Asheville
July 7 at 6:00pm until July 8 at 8:00pm
Come on out for Live Music This Weekend on the patio with Alex Ball & Friends plus beer and wing specials! We’ll be taking donations and a portion of weekend proceeds will benefit the Colorado Wildfires relief efforts.

BLUE RIDGE ROLLER GIRLS ROLLER DERBY

  • July 7, 2012
  • Location: WNC Agricultural Center
  • Address: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Venue:  WNC Agricultural Center

Double Header: BRRG All Stars vs Gainesville Roller Rebels and BRRG French Broads vs Carolina Bootleggers. Asheville, NC’s first all female, flat track roller derby league! Yes, roller derby is back! And yes, roller derby is a fast-paced, aggressive, REAL SPORT! Founded in June of 2006, the Blue Ridge Rollergirls make up Asheville, NC’s first all-female, flat track roller derby league. The league’s mission is to actively create, promote, and sustain an environment that fosters strength, coura…

LAUGHING MASK CANDIES GRAND OPENING PARTY

  • July 7, 2012
  • Location: Laughing Mask Candies
  • Address: 84 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Laughing Mask Candies

Come and celebrate the grand opening all day long with face painting, balloons, a raffle, mask crafts for kids and of course, candy! Laughing Mask Candies is run by husband and wife team Anna and Joshua Sachar. Recent Asheville transplants, they were drawn to the city’s warm vibe and booming culinary scene. Laughing Mask Candies is a classic pound candy store with a playful carnival theme, inspired by Joshua’s collection of Mardi Gras and Venetian masks. Their goal is to provide both kids and…

SHINDIG ON THE GREEN

THE 46TH SEASON OF SHINDIG ON THE GREEN KICKS OFF ON SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, AT PACK SQUARE PARK ON ROGER MCGUIRE GREEN. THE CELEBRATED MOUNTAIN TRADITION CONTINUES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. SHINDIGS WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 30; JULY 7, 14, 21; AUGUST 11, 18, 25; AND SEPTEMBER 1, WITH ALL STAGE PERFORMANCES ON THE BASCOM LAMAR LUNSFORD STAGE.
828.258.6101 www.folkheritage.org 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1

FULL MOON FARM WOLFDOG RESCUE

FULL MOON FARM WOLFDOG RESCUE IN BLACK MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA WILL HOST A “HOWL IN” AND OPEN HO– — USE ON SATURDAY, JULY 7TH. TOURS START AT 3:00, POTLUCK DINNER AT 5:00. THE EVENT WILL ALSO HAVE HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, AND DRINKS.
828-664-1818 http://www.fullmoonfarm.org 7/7

SUNDAY

The Big Crafty

SU (7/8), noon-6pm – The Asheville Art Museum hosts The Big Crafty, a celebration of handmade commerce featuring live music, food and “the fine wares of more than 100 independent crafters.” DJ sets by Asheville FM and Dr. Filth. Free to attend. Info: www.thebigcrafty.com. • SU (7/8), 1-4pm – Family Art Party will include hands-on art activities designed for all

Outward Hounds Hiking Club

Sun, July 8, 9am – 12pm
To Carrier Park (map)
The Outwards Hounds Hiking Clubs meets at the BWAR Adoption Center, every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday morning to take some sweet shelter dogs to great local hiking locations throughout WNC. A wonderful enrichment activity for the shelter pups and a chance to explore some of the best hiking trails in the southeast! Contact volunteer@bwar.org for more details.

Charles Frazier:

SU (7/8), 3pm – Charles Frazier will read from his novel Nightwoods in UNCA’s Reuter Center. Free ticket required. Info: 251-6140.

Pan Harmonia: Opal String Quartet:

SU (7/8), 5pm – The Opal String Quartet will perform works by Zoltan Kodaly, Philip Glass and others. Presented by Pan Harmonia. Held at The Altamont Theater 18 Church St. $15/$12 in advance. Info: www.pan-harmonia.org

West Asheville Park Fruit and Nut Garden:

SU (7/8), 10am-1pm – Assist in maintaining 20 fruit and nut trees established on an adopted hillside and granted to the community by the City of Asheville. Bring gardening tools and learn about companion planting with native fruit trees. Meets at West Asheville Park at the end of Vermont Avenue. Info: raminws43@gmail.com

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