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What's Good in the Hood, Asheville NC, November 17, 2023

It's Friday!! and that means it's time for some What's Good in the Hood! We hope you find something wonderful to do this weekend! Here are some of our suggestions ...

Our recommendations for how to spend the weekend ahead!

77th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade

Holiday cheer will fill the streets, following the theme of “Snow Globe” — the Onesie One Miler will take place before the parade, and pictures with Santa + Mrs. Claus will be after! Saturday, Nov. 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Downtown Asheville, Biltmore and Patton Avenues, Asheville | Free

Raclette Brunch Party with Gourmand!

Savor bites topped with gooey Swiss cheese — walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Sunday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Botanist & Barrel Tasting Bar + Bottle Shop, 32 Broadway St., Ste. 110, Asheville | $5-$50

Drag Music BINGO with a Twist! The fabulous Divinity Holeburn toasts and roasts the winners! A perfect stop to add to your downtown Asheville adventure tonight! Song-O! with DIVINE (Free) 1st/3rd Fridays 730-930pm Highland Brewing Downtown (S&W Building) | Free

Winter Lights!

Winter Lights is a spectacular open-air walk-through light show illuminating the gardens with over one million lights! Located at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, Winter Lights features larger-than-life displays - including towering flowers, brilliant butterflies, and monumental mushrooms. Get more information at ncwinterlights.com

Goldie & the Screamers Benefit Concert!

Rock out at this concert to benefit the Asheville Firefighters Association Foundation — in response to the recent wildfires — + $1 from all beers will support these workers. Sunday, Nov. 19 | 4-7 p.m. | Wicked Weed Funkatorium, 147 Coxe Ave., Asheville | Free

Legendary vintage clothing, crafts, and antique market on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11:00 am-5:00 pm at Fleetwood’s, 596 Haywood Rd | Asheville | FREE

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