Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekend Event Roundup Nov. 20-22

J. Tillman w/ Pearly Gate Music at the Grey Eagle
Friday, 9pm
$8 advance / $10 day of show.
Standing room only.
If you like Band of Horses, Bon Iver or Fleet Foxes, you will probably love this guy.
Singer/songwriter J. Tillman's music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Ryan Adams. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands, Saxon Shore and Stately, while attending college in New York City. In his spare time, however, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger and the writings of Flannery O'Connor as key influences.


this video is NSFW

Carl LaBove @ Funny Business Comedy Club
Friday and Saturday
21+ show
8p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
According to the Funny Business people, the first 20 people to buy tickets for any show this weekend can see Carl LaBove for half price. Use code "outlaws" at checkout!


The Downtown Market
indoor tailgate market
8-5 Fri-Sun
45 S. French Broad

Featuring the best our LOCAL community has to offer- Produce, Artists & Crafts, Musicians, Events & Demonstrations and an Ecclectic Flea Market. Shop "local" this Christmas. Also newest location for Amazing Savings Grocery.

Interested vendors, Reserve now for upcoming "holiday shopping" weekends in this 42,000 square foot, heated/cooled facility. Ample parking in front and in parking lot for United Way of Asheville - located directly across the street. For more info, become a FACEBOOK Fan at "The-Downtown-Market". Call 828.712.3083.

Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Tuesday, November 17 - Sunday, November 22, 2009
Regular Museum Hours
Pack Place Front Gallery

Eat, drink, be merry and shop at the annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in the Pack Place Community Gallery! This year features unique gifts, holiday ornaments, works by local artists, calendars, children's toys and a book sale!

Get in the holiday spirit and support local artists and your Asheville Art Museum as you shop in style! All shoppers who spend over $50 during the Holiday Market will be entered to win a fabulous prize: one night stay + dinner at Asheville's beautiful Sourwood Inn. (Some restrictions apply.)

There will also be book signings by local authors:

* Tim Barnwell, Friday, November 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
* Anna Fariello, Saturday, November 21, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
* Andrea Clark, Sunday, November 22, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
* AND Crafts + Cocktails with Sue Millions on Friday, November 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (ages 21 and up)

This year there will be free gift wrapping and holiday refreshments. The Museum will offer 20% off all sales for our Members Friday, November 20.


Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Presents Casino Royale

"Dames, drinking and drawing" -- also strip poker.
Grove House, 11 Grove Street
Doors 6:30, sketching at 7
Bring your own art supplies!


The Honeycutters
Jack of the Wood
From Mountain X
Local country band The Honeycutters does not take its CD title from the Lead Belly folk standard. Instead, the tune is an original by vocalist/guitarist Amanda Anne Platt whose pragmatic voice and exceptional lyrics never falter on this 12-song collection. The crisp, waning autumn/time passing/unrequited love/dusty roads and pale sun feel of this album would be enough, but the Honeycutters breathe bittersweet nostalgia into every tasteful chord, from the lovely anguish of Ben Riva's fiddle on "Lillies" to the nimble mandolin intro by Spencer Taylor on "Waiting in the Morning" to the gratifying twang of Matt Smith's pedal steel on "Marie," Irene takes all the best elements of old school country and somehow makes them new again.


Asheville Holiday Parade
(Yearly since 1946!)
11 a.m.
Grand Marshals for 2009 are David Holt and Laura Boosinger
The parade starts at South Charlotte Street and turns up Biltmore Avenue toward Pack Square—this year's performance area. Action starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.


Secret Agent 23 Skidoo with 40 Fingers and a Missing Tooth (awesome local jugglers)

Post-Parade Party
Saturday 1p.m.
$8, The Orange Peel
From an Orange Peel Email:
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the top KID HOP artist performing today. What is KID HOP you ask? That's where kids are introduced to hip hop without compromising either one! 23 Skidoo combines a love and understanding for child mentality with a deep respect for hip hop culture, resulting in music that bumps up both the volume and the self esteem.

With funk, reggae, bluegrass and classic breaks laying out a landscape populated by witty stories about dragons, mermaids, and flying fish plus a load of positive party rhymes, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo raises the bar for this genre higher than the cookie jar on top of the fridge. With a #1 hit on XMRadio and shows at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and the Smithsonian, 23 Skidoo won't remain secret for long!

photo by Anna Fisher and ninoz

Idiotarod 5K Shopping Cart Race
charity event for the 12 Day Project
$100 per 5-person team; free to watch
11 a.m.
Riverside Drive
From Pollinate Asheville:
The Idiotarod is essentially the same thing [as the Alaskan Dog Sled race] except we’ll cover like a 5k and instead of dogs we use people (idiots) and instead of sleds we use shopping carts (super pods of wonder), which are extremely energy efficient by the way. This first-annual Asheville Idiotarod benefits The 12 Day Project. You can still sign up!


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