Toast this week to Art Fryar, who 30 years ago envisioned a nightclub that’s become an Asheville institution. “With brilliance and sheer ingenuity, Fryar and his knack for creativity contrived Scandals Nightclub in the gymnasium portion of what was originally the YWCA, built in 1924,” writes current owner Sherrie Davis, who owns the venue now with her husband, Jeff. “Art foresaw the necessity of a genre Asheville greatly lacked … live cabaret shows and an entertaining and safe environment for the gay and lesbian communities … Enjoyed and patronized by both the straight and gay communities alike, Scandals never ceased to endure in popularity.” Here, here! Celebrate this week with events on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30, featuring vintage drag shows, drink specials and more. Full info at thegrovehouse.com and on Facebook.