Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Is it winter? Is it spring? Is it raining or clear? We have no idea what’s going on with the weather, but we can tell you what’s going on in town. This week we’re featuring the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, and we have some very special guests to tell you all about the fringey madness happening around town. We’ve also got a couple of other events on tap. Check it:

All Weekend Long

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival @ venues around town

Today through Sunday, the Fringe Festival takes over Asheville at six venues across town, including the LaZoom bus and the backseat of a car, to bring you the best and most mind-bending performances from local and national artists, in genres ranging from comedy to dance to puppets–and beyond. Check out all of our exclusive Fringe coverage on Asheville Grit and Ashvegas, and get your tickets for Fringe now.

Thursday, January 26

Gospel Night with Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor @ The Double Crown

10 pm

Flossie returns to the Double Crown for a night of spirited singing! If you saw her last time, you know why you need to be there. If you didn’t–trust us–you need to be there. $10.

Friday, January 27

Beer City Science Pub: Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior @ the Collider

5:30 – 8 pm

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and the Collider are bringing you deep insights about your furry friends in this special edition of the Beer City Science Pub. Sip on some delicious beer and food (because Asheville) and listen to Applied Ethologist* Kim Brophy present on the science of your pawed pal. Brophy is a nationally awarded certified trainer and behavior consultant and owner of the Dog Door. The talk starts at 6:30. Free.

* that means Animal Behaviorist, more or less

Saturday, January 28

Asheville Fringe Festival Afterparty @ the Lazy Diamond

10 pm

Celebrate the Fringe so far and the Fringe to come with Asheville Grit, the Lazy Diamond, and Fringe Fest folks! This event is open to the public and will feature weird, bizarre, and amazing pop-up performances from Sunday Fringe performers, a rousing game of Pass the Weasel (with trivia! and prizes!) and all kinds of crazy goodness. Fringe-themed sips on tap.

Sunday, January 29

Cheers to 10 Years! Birthday Party and Bar Release @ the French Broad Chocolate Factory and Tasting Room

3-6 pm

French Broad Chocolates celebrates a big birthday with factory tours, chocolate bar tastings, cupakes, bubbly, Imperial Breakfast Stout from Green Man Brewing, cocoa, chili, and more. And it’s free. Chocolate. Cupcakes. Beer. Free.


Thanks so much to our special Fringe Festival guests this week, Jim Julien and members of the Anam Cara Theatre!!

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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