Is everyone ready for the weekend? We know we are, and as usual there's lots to do to make the most of it! Check out our featured event, and read on for more ideas of how to have as much fun as possible.
Check out Science Pub at the Collider. Friday's free talk is on the Sociology of Racism, led by Megan R. Underhill, PhD and professor at UNCA. Doors at 5:30, talk at 6:30. Mingle and nosh on snacks from Ingle's and beverages from Asheville Brewers Alliance.
Mountainfilm on Tour, 7-10 p.m. at Highland Brewing; the local nonprofit Muddy Sneakers presents the Mountainfilm on Tour to celebrate the outdoors. Proceeds benefit Muddy Sneakers.
Static Age hosts a free Hip-Hop AVL showcase with P.T.P. (Peter the Poet), SIYAH, Ziggz, Sk, The Novelist, and M!ke Live beginning at 9 p.m.
The first Medieval Market at The Odditorium in West Asheville, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring more than 30 vendors selling everything from capes and armor to jewelry and more.
Get some more gift shopping done at the Marshall Handmade Market, happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Blannahassett Island. Mill around while listening to live music and noshing on food items from Bun Intended and OWL Bakery.
Asheville Holiday Parade, 11 a.m. in downtown Asheville, features about 100 entries including floats, marching bands, Santa Claus and much more.
Winter Lights Downtown lighting ceremony, 6 p.m., a partnership between the city of Asheville and the N.C. Arboretum.
Hammond Rum release party, 6-10 p.m., hosted by Dalton Distillery at Satellite Gallery on Broadway in downtown Asheville
Catch Laura Reed and Natural Born Leaders at Ellington Underground, 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. $12 in advance / $15 at the door.
Asheville native Tyler Ramsey at the Grey Eagle, 9 p.m.
Experience a Dream Theater Workshop from 3-5 p.m. at Asheville Raven and Crone. Write down, act out, and analyze your dreamscapes under the tutelage of instructor Bobbi Williams. Donation required for participation.
National Monopoly Day Tournament, 4-6 p.m. at Well Played board game cafe on Wall Street in downtown Asheville