Weekly Picks

Follow the yellow brick road to The Hop North, 640 Merrimon Ave., for scenes from The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Students from Emmanuel Lutheran School will bring this classic musical to life. Info: thehopicecreamcafe.com. 

A dash of cinnamon in a frothy pint of beer might not seem like a natural fit, but Asheville Brewing Company has found some unique flavors to mix with its popular brews. This week’s infusor night will combine mesquite and cinnamon with ABC’s Escape Artist Pale Ale. Held at Asheville Brewing Company, 77 Coxe Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 4. From 5-9 p.m. Info: ashevillebrewing.com.

Join storyteller and balladeer Sheila Kay Adams for an afternoon of Pickin' on the Porch on Friday, Aug. 5 from noon – 2 p.m. Held on the first Friday of the month through October at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 North Market St. Info: wolfememorial.com.

Hear top-notch bluegrass and enjoy fresh baked goods at a Back-to-School Bluegrass festival. Proceeds will provide Hominy Valley children with back-to-school supplies. Bring gently-used children’s books and school supplies to donate. Held on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 3-6 p.m. at Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road. Info: hominybaptist.com or 667-4541.

Enjoy all-vegan food vendors, educational speakers, kids' activities, dancing and more as Asheville VegFest takes over Battery Park Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 7 from noon to 7 p.m. Info: ashevillevegfest.org.

Downtown Hendersonville hosts a free evening of music and dancing by Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition and the Forever Young Cloggers on Monday, Aug. 8 from 7-9 p.m. in front of the Visitors Information Center, 201 S. Main St. Info: historichendersonville.org.

Do you have what it takes for the stage? Find out when the Montford Park Players hold auditions for Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 6-9 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville. Info: 254-5146 or montfordparkplayers.org.

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