Asheville Weekend Grit Picks


Asheville Weekend Grit Picks

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Zombie Queen, playing tonight, Friday 13, at New Mountain Asheville


It's the weekend of love. Or so some say. If you've got a special someone or if you're happily single, there's lots to get into. Have fun and stay warm!


New Mountain Asheville is having a full on musical blow out tonight where each floor will be bumping with all different kinds of music and mayhem all under one roof >

For those wanting a little pandemonium on Valentines Day eve:

Chaos Carnival featuring Kri Samadhi, Zombie Queen, Terrestrial Sound + more

It is billed as a night of the blending of tribes with the Eros Stage (Ridge Room) hosting some of the areas most intense punk, while the Psyke Stage (SOL Bar) will be showcasing local Psy-Trance D.J's. Check out all the details and full line ups < here >

February 13 | Doors at 8p.m. | Show at 9p.m. | $10

If a groovy atmosphere of improvisinational, funky, soulful jazz is more your speed:

Everyone Orchestra

February 13 | Doors at 9 p.m. | Show at 10 p.m. | $17-$20

Conductor Matt Butler has been touring for years with a rotating cast of incredible musicians across the country and now he has decided to bring his show to Asheville. This completely improvised performance will feature local musicians and include audience participation. Get more details and a listing of all the musicians you can expect to play < here >


My Bloody Valentine

Forever Tattoo & Piercing

February 13 | 8 p.m.

This themed group art show featuring a mixture of 11 local tatoo and visual artists will no doubt showcase some of the darker elements of the lovely-dovey day. 


WAVEFORMS: Aligning Minds with Medisin, In Plain Sight, + Shuhandz with visual stimuli by TWENTYSEVEN FOLDS


The Orange Peel

February 14 | Doors at 8 p.m. | Show at 9 p.m. | $8 in advance / $10 at the door

Dance, love and sick beats is what the Orange Peel will be serving up this Valentine’s Day. Electronic duo Aligning Minds will provide their dubstep and downtemp breakbeats and the impressive list of guests performers is sure to not dissapoint any fan of the genre.



Valentine’s Day with Sweet Dreamers: A Tribute to Patsy Cline

The Altamont Theatre

February 14 | 8 p.m. | $15

If you’re looking for a truly intimate and special evening, local Asheville duo Sweet Dreamers, consisting of Caromia Tiller and Kate McNally, will pay homage to the legendary country crooner Patsy Cline. It is a seated event and is first come first serve, so if this is up your alley, get your tickets fast and arrive early.


Appalachian Vintner Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Appalachian Vintner

February 14 | 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. | $5 per person

Wheteher or not you have any nighttime V-day plans this is a perfect stop to indulge for a bit and also stock up on vino and other treats for later. This come-as-you-please event will feature local wines paired with handmade chocolates by Truffle Nature Chocolates.


Twin Peaks Valentine's Day Party

Tiger Mountain

February 14 | 9 p.m.

Themed on one of the strangest and loved tv series of all time, Tiger Mountain is promising a unique Valentine's Day night complete with music from the show, some doo-wop and soul, plenty of drink specials, and stacks of donuts and coffee will be provided. Trippy visuals from the series as well as some special surprises are also expected.