Start the New Year right

• Pack’s Tavern opens at 11 a.m. with traditional New Year’s Day foods: black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread. Eat them for wealth and luck in 2011.

• For those in need of a little hair of the dog, Asheville Brewery Crawl kicks off at 3 p.m. The tentative schedule:
Pisgah Brewing Company (150 Eastside Dr., Black Mountain), 3-4 p.m.
Wedge Brewery (125B Roberts St., Asheville), 4:30-6 p.m.
Dirty Jack’s (23 Buxton Ave., Asheville), 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Asheville Brewing Company (77 Coxe Ave., Asheville), 7:30-9 p.m.
Lexington Avenue Brewery (39 North Lexington Ave., Asheville), 9:15 p.m.-late
“Make a resolution to drink good Asheville beer in 2011,” says the Facebook invite. “Everyone is welcome to join this trek, however you must provide your own transportation (or carpool). Once downtown, you will not need to drive. (Don’t drink and drive!)”

• As part of The Grove Park Inn‘s New Year’s entertainment package, comedians Jerry Farber and Johnny Porrazzo perform a New Year’s Day Show in the Heritage Ballroom. Tickets are available to the public for $25 (buy online here). Learn more here.

• The Emerald Lounge hosts the Panther God CD release party with Marley Carroll, P3riph3ral, Moving Temple, Kentsoundz and DJ Gift. More about that here. 9 p.m., $6 advance tickets here.

• Swing act Peggy Ratusz & the Swing Daddies play Jack of the Wood around 9:30 p.m.

• Local funk rockers The American Gonzos share a bill with Machiavillians and Neckbreaker at Stella Blue. 9 p.m.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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