Hot Club of Cowtown playing the Grey Eagle at Djangofest on Friday, January 23
Sure it might be rainy and cold out. We may even get a little snow (gasp!). But there is still a ton to do around town no matter what and we've listed just a few. If you hit the streets, post your pics using the hashtag #avlgrit and you could be in our next roundup photo gallery.
Have fun, stay warm, and be safe out there!
DJANGOFEST: Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration
The Grey Eagle
January 23 | 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show time | $20
In honor of the world renowned jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, The Grey Eagle has decided to celebrate his birthday in true style. A lineup consisting of Hot Club of Cowtown (pictured above), One Leg Up, Hot Point Trio, The Gypsy Swingers, and The Page Brothers will transport you back in time.
Tascam Presents: The Asheville Battle of the Bands
Asheville Music Hall
January 23 | 5 p.m. | $12
If you’re like us and can’t get enough of the local music scene, this year’s Battle of the Bands is sure to bring down the house. Eleven bands compete for the ultimate prize of a PortaStudio and $500 in cash. All ages are welcome.
Rock Out With Your Crock Out Potluck
January 24 | 6 p.m.
Our nominee for best event name of the week, this aims to bring together great company along with great drink and great food. So bring your favorite dish and a few friends to the Bywater and enjoy a night of fun, no matter what the weather. Fury friends are encouraged to tag along.
Reasonably Priced Babies: 2nd Annual Resolution Demolition
The Altamont Theatre
January 23 | 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show time | $10
For a night of laughing til your stomach hurts, grab a seat at the newly revamped Altamont Theatre for this wicked funny four-person comedy show. Be prepared to join along in the fun as audience participation is always included.
The Asheville Loft
January 23 & 24 | 8- 10 p.m.
In its final weekend, check out unihibited art that explores sexuality, leaves plenty for the imagination, and much to think about on your way home. Lead artist Zack Rains hopes to widen the opening of the door to a the erotic art sub-culture in Asheville. The exhibit is a part of the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival but is open to the public.
And speaking of the Fringe Festival...
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
January 22 - 24 | various times, prices + locations
Fringe Festivals have been going on all over the world for a lot longe than you'd expect, and the one here in Asheville is in its lucky 13th year. Featuring dance, improv, solo pieces to puppetry across a handful of intimate venues all over town, there's a little something for everyone who is a fan of unconventional artistic expression. Check out the online guide < here >.
If you have or know of any events in the near future you'd like to see included in our Weekend Grit Picks, let us know in the comments below.