The adorable pigs at Sanctuary Brewing in Hendersonville await your arrival.
Adieu 2015--welcome to the New Year! Depending on how your New Year's Eve went, you might still be struggling just a little bit or you might be ready to start attacking those resolutions. Luckily, Asheville's got something perfect for you to do over the next few days, whether you want to continue the party or kick it back a notch.
Fly Your Freak Flag
Tickets to the Asheville Fringe Festival are now on sale! The Fringe Festival actually takes place during the third weekend of the month, but tickets are on sale now. With its motto, "The Fringiest Fringe Yet," it's sure to be a wild ride of the creative, the innovative, and the bizarre. Watch out for the Grit's interactive Fringe Guide, coming soon to the site, and stay tuned for our ticket giveaway!
Fringe 2015 -- if you missed it last year, don't miss it again.
Keep the Party Going
If you haven't actually stopped dancing since New Year's Eve, Asheville's favorite DJ and producer, Marley Carroll, will help you continue the party this Saturday (tonight!), January 2, at the Asheville Music Hall. If you were dismayed by high cover charges for less-than-stellar cover tunes on New Year's Eve, you will be delighted to know that this ish is both totally original and completely free. Doors at 9, show at 10. Facebook event page here.
Drink for a Good Cause
This Sunday, 1/4, Sanctuary Brewing Company in Hendersonville celebrates the release of the Weekend Joe Coffee Stout. Sanctuary is the home of "Craft Brews and Rescues," and they work in conjunction with local animal advocacy and adoption organizations to promote animal welfare and advocacy. It's going to be a chilly weekend--warm up with a Weekend Joe Coffee Stout and some amazing vegetarian food from Sanctuary. Things get started at noon.
Grindcore Violin Horror at Static Age (Sunday)
I mean, you probably already know whether you want to go to this just from the heading. This is some amazing stuff. Joey Molinaro ventures down from Pittsburgh to grace Asheville with his unique, hypnotic "Dangerous Violinistry." He'll be joined by supporting acts Tamei, Lacrymosa, and Lilli Jean-Full. $5 gets you all the hardcore you've been missing this Sunday night.
Hang out in the Dark with the Asheville Darkroom
The Darkroom's 4-night series on black and white photography and development starts Monday, 1/4. Appropriate for beginners or people who need a refresher, it's perfect whether your New Year's resolution is to make more art or to support local non-profits. Also be sure to check out the Silverspace, the Darkroom's gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building. January 3 is the last chance to catch Ken Klehm's show, Let Me Tell You a Story. The Silverspace will host the Director's Invitational Member Show in January and February. The gallery is free and open to the public. You can register for the workshop online (cost for all four sessions is $125).