Here’s some of what’s going around this weekend, including the big benefit concert on Saturday at the Grey Eagle for the nonprofit Food Connection, which collects leftover food from local restaurants and gets it to the hungry and homeless.
All weekend long
The Southern Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament will be held this weekend at the US Cellular Center. The tournament features 10 teams from 10 universities from six Southeastern states. The games will draws thousands downtown for a weekend of basketball, as well as community events that include a Downtown Dribble on Saturday for kids and a Sunday outdoor tailgate party and concert featuring Lyric and Joe Lasher Jr.
ELON University astrophysicist Chris Richardson
, who will present “Exoplanets: Is There Another Earth?” at UNCA Reuter Center, 7-9 p.m. (talk approximately 7-8 p.m., with club business after)
Honor actor Bill Paxton
, who recently passed away, by attending a 7 p.m. screening of Twister
at Asheville Pizza and Brewing
Window Cat celebrates the release of their single “Agent Orange,” with a premiere on Asheville Grit and an interview and preview of the show here; at Isis Music Hall; opening for Nashville’s Dynamo; w/ members of Empire Strikes Brass.
Asheville Grit’s Underground Sound
contest winners, at the Social, 9:30-11:30 p.m., free
“Celebrate women’s history month by joining CCCD and Art+Feminism
to edit Wikipedia articles to include the influential work of women working in craft between 1941-1979. No experience necessary, Wiki experts on hand. Learn more and register at: https://womenincraft.eventbrite.com/
Food Connection benefit concert
beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Grey Eagle, featuring Lyric
, Ashley Heath and Her Heathens
and Jr. James and the Late Guitar
; $12; watch our video for a taste of the music and more details.
Asheville Wing War
, 2-5 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Resort; $8 gen admission tickets, $1 per wing