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What's Good in the Hood, Asheville NC, January 12, 2024

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!

ArtsAVL Trolley!

Ride the free ArtsAVL Trolley connecting the Downtown & River Arts Districts with two overlapping routes every Second Saturday from 12-6 pm. Trolley loops take about 20-25 mins, and riders are free to hop on or off at any stop. Rack cards listing the trolley stops are located at the front of each trolley and at nearby attraction locations along each loop. FREE

artsavl.org/trolley | @artsasheville #artsavltrolley.

Crochet a Market Bag Class!

Intermediate* crochet class being held on Sat, Jan. 13th from 12-3. Abbie Yandle will instruct you in making a reusable, machine-washable market bag with drawstrings. These are great to take to the farmer’s market, the beach, or a picnic! *Students should know basic stitches and bring their own hooks. For $85 size 3 or 4 med-weight cotton yarn will be provided (limited colors), or $65 if you bring your own! | 27 Foundy St, Suite 10

5Point Adventure Film Fest

Join 5Point Film for our return to Asheville for an incredible evening of films at New Belgium Brewing. The event will feature a curated selection of the year’s most impactful, outdoor adventure films with special guests as well as a gear giveaway, great snacks, and beverages. Gear Giveaway proceeds benefit G5 Trail Collective. New Belgium Brewing | $20

Hot Cocoa Creation Bar!

Every weekend in January from 11am-3pm - in the rooftop Perspective Café - make your hot cocoa creation! Unlock the joy and creative spirit of the winter months while also supporting the Museum's mission! Traditional or white hot chocolate base. Decorate with all kinds of toppings. Add-ons for 21+ visitors include boozy shots.

Asheville Art Museum | 2 S. Pack Square | $9

Sovereign Remedies Soup Kitchen

Delight in the cozy ambiance of Sovereign Remedies from January 9th to 14th, 4 pm-10 pm. Their seasonal menu, featuring the best locally sourced ingredients, offers a perfect escape from the winter chill. Enjoy a variety of soups, each paired with our signature homemade bread and warm beverages.

29 N Market St, Asheville

Cover Fest III

Amazing local bands will donate their time & talent to perform mini-sets of covers throughout the day to raise money for Asheville Middle School’s annual 8th grade capstone trip to Washington DC. Come hungry and get dinner at the Grey Eagle Taqueria. A uniquely entertaining night of music & community all for a great cause. Doors 4 pm, show 5 pm till 10 pm. | $10

Sun, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. | The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman

Asheville Asian Culture Festival

The inaugural Festival kicks off this Friday, Jan. 12, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 21. Over ten days, WNC AAPI will present more than a dozen events — from storytelling to film, cooking to conversation — at venues throughout the city (and selling out quickly). Find out more about the festival’s inception + take a look at the lineup at wncaapi.org

NC Smokies Ice Fest!

Get ready to chill out at the NC Smokies Ice Fest Weekend! January 26, 27 & 28, Haywood County will be transformed into a winter wanderland as the festival goes county-wide. Brace yourself for jaw-dropping ice sculptures, thrilling interactive ice games, and the chance to peruse local artisans’ masterpieces. And lace up your skates and glide across the Canton ice rink!

NCSmokiesIceFest.com

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