Here’s your weekend roundup. Get out and have some fun!
FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEKEND UPDATE!
9 am – 5 pm
Sign up now for your 15 minutes experiencing virtual reality in downtown Asheville’s Collider with our featured GritVegas event of the week, Theater Thursdays. Experience cutting-edge technology in your immersive session. Better Than Unicorns is currently pairing with the Collider to show “Melting Ice,” a VR accompaniment to the upcoming Inconvenient Truth sequel, which will premiere at Asheville’s Fine Arts Theatre on August 3 in a benefit evening for the Collider.
Catch free music from Pritchard Park from this local duo, who will sing and play cello, ukelele, and guitar in the park as part of this initiative to “activate a hub of downtown.”
9:30 – midnight
The nearly tasteless drag show is back at the Odditorium, and you’re invited. The evening promises “2 hours full of drag, drinks, and FILTH.” What’s not to love?
Opening reception 7 pm
Asheville artist Peter Parpan debuts new paintings, sculpture, and functional objects awash in color and character, revealing the truths in experiences of hardship, transcendence, and sustaining power.
The hilarious improv comedy group takes the stage and welcomes you into their wacky world.
10 pm – 2 am
One of the most energetic, fun acts in Asheville, Supatight’s sound hearkens back to the sunny sixties and seventies while looking ahead through instrumental innovation. Come out and celebrate the release of puree, their five-song EP.
Adi of Hot Yoga Asheville will lead a gentle, non-heated class at the AHS—with cats! Minimum donation of $10. Advance sign-up is required.
12 – 8 pm
Join everyone’s favorite fairy, Elle Erickson, and shop her found treasures, from dresses to tutus and more. Glitter and hula hoops encouraged. This is the best time shopping that you’ll ever have, guaranteed.
5:30 – 11 pm
Dispel summer’s heat with the cool vibes of Papadosio, who will bring their coscmic electronic sound to Pisgah Brewing along with Kayla Scintilla, Living Light, and Futexture.
8 pm – 12 am
“Absurdist Gypsy Folk Funk Punk” at the sparkliest purple venue in town. Upland Drive opens.
Asheville songstress Jane Kramer will bring her finely crafted songs to the stage in a show featuring some of Asheville’s most talented musicians. She’ll also share a few songs and stories of Scotland, which she toured this spring.
Sunday, July 16
12 – 6 pm
Handmade crafts from Asheville and around the WNC region abound at this fun-filled community bazaar.
5 pm and 7:15 pm
The fourth and final part in this popular series about the making of Rubber Soul, which they produced in one month and which has since become one of their most beloved albums. Only two showings!
Painter Julyan Davis returns to Revolve to give an artist talk on his exhibition, Dark Corners, which takes inspiration from classic British Isles and Appalachian murder ballads.