An evening of African food and culture: White Horse Black Mountain will host a benefit for Africa Healing Exchange, an Asheville based nonprofit that helps Rwandans to address the effects of generational trauma and substance abuse. The event, held Thursday, Nov. 21, will feature African-inspired musical performances, traditional Senegalese food and a silent auction. (p.–)
Shop local, shop unique: Brevard restaurants, galleries and stores will stay open late for an evening stroll in downtown with art, music and wine. Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts and get started on holiday shopping. (p.–)
Jingle Bell Rock: Asheville's 67th annual Holiday Parade, the largest parade yet with 101 entries, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23. The parade begins on Biltmore Avenue near S. Charlotte St., makes a left on Patton Avenue and ends on French Broad Avenue. (p. –).