Wondering what to do this Saturday?

This Saturday is one of those days when everything is happening all at once. Lots of good stuff, too, so you’ll probably have to pick and choose. Or ace your time management skills.

• The annual Asheville Holiday Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Head downtown early to stake out a viewing spot along the parade route: “Up Biltmore Avenue from Charlotte & Biltmore intersection. Pauses for the Judges briefly at Pack Square, then goes left onto Patton all the way to French Broad Avenue.”

• Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (hot on the heels of a memorable performance at the Xpress Best of WNC Bash plays an early kid-hop with Now You See Them at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-5851), 1:30 p.m.

• Americana act Tennessee Hollow performs a free, happy hour show at French Broad Brewery Tasting Room (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222 ). 6 p.m.

• At Craggie Brewing Company (197 Hilliard Ave., Asheville, 254-0360), The Mumbles play avant soul from 7-9 p.m.

• The Asheville Symphony returns to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood St., Asheville, 259-5544) for it’s third concert of the season. The evening includes Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite” performed with actors from NC Stage Company and a collaboration with the Asheville Symphony Chorus on Finzi’s “For St. Cecilia” and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.” 8 p.m.

• French Broad Chocolate Lounge (10 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 252-4181) hosts Juan Holladay (of the Secret B-Sides) at 8 p.m.

• Stephaniesid plays an all-too-rare local show at the Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern (185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC • 232-5800). Greensboro’s House of Fools opens.  8 p.m.

Sirius.B will be at BoBo Gallery (22 Lexington Ave., Asheville, 254-3426) at 9:30 p.m., with Rusty Belle opening.

• Fresh off of Dragon Con, Atlanta-based steampunk band The Extraordinary Contraptions shares a stage with Asheville’s own Hellblinki at the Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612). 9 p.m.

• For fans of funk and jam, it’s back to the Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-5851) for Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band with The Mantras, 9 p.m.

• Firecracker Jazz Band brings Dixieland to Jack Of The Wood Pub (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445). 9:30 p.m.

• And, finally, Lexington Ave Brewery (39 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 252-0212) brings Neulore (indie, folk, gospel) to the back stage, along with Eric-Scott Guthrie (formerly of the New Familiars). 10 p.m.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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