Weekly Picks

Get a closer look at the threat of domestic terrorism as Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St., hosts a screening of A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995, which includes previously unseen footage and eyewitness testimony. Held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Info: citizen_awareness@yahoo.com.

Make new friends over some "old fashioned fun" as Wall Street Coffee House, 62 Wall St., hosts its weekly game night, featuring new offerings every Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m. Info: http://www.wallstreetcoffeehouse.webs.com.

Observe the creation of art as J.P. Sullivan demonstrates classic painting techniques with a live model at the Grovewood Gallery, 111 Grovewood Road (behind the Grove Park Inn), on Friday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sullivan will return for further demonstrations on Saturday. Info: www.grovewood.com.

Join community organizer and folk singer Ryan Harvey for stories and perspectives from Occupy encampments around the country as he performs at Firestorm Cafe and Books, 48 Commerce St., on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Info: http://www.grovewood.com or 255-8115.

Mardi Gras weekend is here and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. The big parade will depart from Wall St. at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 and a Queen’s Ball will follow at Pack’s Tavern, 20 South Spruce St. Info: http://www.ashevillemardigras.org.

The Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society will track migrant birds at the Great Backyard Bird Count on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9-11 a.m. Walks will be held at several locations, starting on Saturday. Info and directions: http://emasnc.org.

We’ve all heart of speed dating, but what about speed learning? Ignite Asheville will feature five-minute presentations on a variety of topics on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Held at the Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave. $10/$5 for students in advance. Info: http://igniteavl.eventbrite.com.

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