This weekend on a shoestring

Thursday, Nov. 24

• Can’t make it home for the holidays? Join Asheville Community Yoga Center for a special Gratitude Practice on Thanksgiving Day from 10-11 a.m. From the organization’s website, “Please join us for gentle, heart centered asana. All levels and all ages are welcome. Bring the whole family! All other classes on Thursday are cancelled. We will hold a regular schedule on Friday.” Free.

Friday, Nov. 25

• Thanksgiving was great, but it’s time to move on. Luckily, downtown Hendersonville is wasting no time doing so. Enjoy live music, a free trolly, carriage rides and a visit from Santa during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, held at the historic courthouse on Main Street from 5-8 p.m. Free.

Now You See Them are delightfully lighthearted and tongue in cheek, but the band’s uptempo folk pop is nothing to laugh at. The trio is currently in the process or recording its debut LP, and chances are some of that new material will surface when the band plays Tolliver’s Crossing (733 Haywood Road). Already a fan? Check out the band’s Kickstarter page to learn more and make a contribution. 9 p.m. Free.


• “RUN DMT began as an experiment in sonic debauchery in the summer of 2010 between veteran producers Parson and Lemiwinks,” reads the electronic duo’s Facebook page. “Fusing influences ranging from dubstep, dnb, rock, trip hop, psychedelic and punk, the duo began creating a new kind of dance music, focused on no-holds-barred maximized bass and and pounding beats. While RUN DMT runs the gamut of styles, their sound is always sure to make the listener move in both body and mind.” The band visits Asheville for a show at Asheville Music Hall (31 Patton Ave.) with Sonmi. 10 p.m.



Saturday, Nov. 26

• Miss out on the Thanksgiving Day yoga? Head over to Happy Body (1378 Hendersonville Road, 277-5741) for “thank you” Saturday, featuring free yoga at 8 a.m. and free pilates at 9:30 a.m. Registration suggested.

• From the Diana Wortham Theatre‘s website, “Celebrate the holiday season with a classic Italian Christmas favorite honoring La Befana, the gift-giver. This magical story, set in a Byzantine style, employs over 50 puppets mixing hand, rod, shadow and black-light figures. La Befana embodies the spirit of goodness and hope.” 2 p.m. $7.

• Forget about fighting the crowds at big-box retailers for your holiday shopping. ZaPow! art gallery (21 Battery Park, Suite 101) offers a more relaxed approach with the Merry Everything Holiday Spectacular, featuring small works of art, free local beer on tap and live gypsy swing by The Busk Box Players.

• Enjoy the sounds of Running on E, The American Gonzos and Last Science while supporting a good cause as The Get Down hosts a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held in memory of Austin Shannon. 9 p.m. $5/$7. 

• “With jubilant vigor that spills from the stage to the streets, Firecracker Jazz Band revitalizes the energy of the roots of jazz,” according to the band’s bio. “In paying homage to the pioneers of early 20th century jazz, including that of Dixieland and New Orleans, the Firecracker Jazz Band carries the torch that was once lit by such greats as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.” The group celebrates the release of its latest effort at MoDaddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave.) with Pleasure Chest. 9:30 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 27

• No matter how stuffed you end up on Thanksgiving there’s always a hefty load of leftovers. Rather than leave them in the fridge to spoil, bring those neglected dishes to The Bywater (796 Riverside Drive) for a post-Thanksgiving party with music by Miriam and the Pasionistas. 6-10pm. 


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