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What's Good in the Hood, Asheville NC, February 09, 2024

Silly Love Songs: A Valentine's Cabaret! w/the Asheville Gay Men's Chorus! Sat. 5-7PM

Join the AVLGMC for a smorgasbord of chocolate, song, and fun! Music from chorus soloists and small ensembles will put you in the mood for LOVE. Adult and/or non-alcoholic beverages, chocolate "charcuterie" and salty alternatives are included in the ticket price.

$50.00 to $250.00—$50 per person, $250 table of 6 Hilltop Event Center | 21 Restaurant Court

Black History: Story-telling & Reflecting!

Through storytelling and reflection, the Shiloh Community Association members, friends, and neighbors will honor those who helped build the community’s past, present, and future.

Saturday, Feb. 10 | 1-4 p.m. | Linwood Crump Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Rd., Asheville | Free

Flyin’ West!

Don’t miss the opening night of this compelling drama. Flyin’ West is a compelling, crowd-pleasing drama by esteemed playwright Pearl Cleage. Set in the 1890s, the story unfolds in the historic town of Nicodemus, Kansas, one of the many all-black towns established in the American West following the Civil War. Friday, Feb. 9 - Sunday, Feb. 25 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Asheville Comm. Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. | $18-$30

Lunar New Year Taproom Celebration!

Welcome the Year of the Wooden Dragon at Highland Brewing’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday. Step into a world of cultural richness and a fusion of flavors at this free event in the Taproom. Enjoy music, food and experiences, while indulging your tastebuds! Taproom at Highland Brewing Co.,

12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Ste. 200, Asheville | 12 pm-10 pm | Free

Lunar New Year 2024!

Lunar New Year 2024 falls on Saturday, starting the Year of the Dragon ()! At Pop, they’ve decorated the store with decorations and have created 2 Lunar New Year drinks and offer them through Lantern Festival () 2/24/2024 to celebrate the year of Dragon with the community. Each drink also comes with a blessing.

Pop Bubble Tea | 640 Merrimon Ave., Ste. 103 | 12PM

Mardi Gras Parade and Queen's Ball

The 17th Annual theme is Secret Garden! Get together with friends, neighbors, and coworkers! Create high-quality, surprising, and entertaining entries, and strut your stuff. Zaniness, political satire, and amazing displays of populist art are appreciated! Or just watch!

TIME: Sunday, 3:05 Step Off | LOCATION: South Slope and The Funkatorium

Integrity: How to Live a Saner Life

Sunday Meditation Class will explore some practical and sound principles from Advice From Atisha’s Heart and show how to live with more integrity and authenticity and - as a result - live a kinder, happier, more compassionate, and saner life. | Sunday from 10:30 - 11:45am | Je Tsongkhapa Kadampa Buddhist Center | https://bit.ly/sundaydropin

1070 Tunnel Road, Bldg 2, Unit 20 | $12

Magic, Mirth, and Meaning!

This monthly Magic show consists of a variety of performances. Come find out who they have this time! The Vanishing Wheelchair is a non-profit that breaks down barriers between people who do and don’t have disabilities. | Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theater

175 Weaverville Highway, Suite H-I | $5.00 to $15.00—$5.00 for Kids, $15.00 for adults | vanishingwheelchair.org

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