• Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., 675 Merrimon Ave., celebrates the release of its Ginger the Llama Ginger Beer in six-packs of 12-ounce cans with a llama party on Thursday, Aug. 1.
Live llamas from Llama Caddy will be in attendance 4-7 p.m., **UPDATE: A forecast of thunderstorms that evening has prompted the brewery to postpone the llama appearance to a later date. The screening of Napoleon Dynamite, which famously stars Tina the llama, will take place as regularly scheduled. Tickets to the film are $3 and available online and at the theater’s box office. Refunds will be offered to ticket holders if they decide to pass on the film.** ashevillebrewing.com
• The Silent Sundays series returns to Grail Moviehouse, 45 S. French Broad Ave., on Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., with a pair of comedies: Buster Keaton’s feature-length Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) and Hal Roach’s short film Young Mr. Jazz (1919), starring Harold Lloyd. Film historian Frank Thompson will introduce the selections and participate in a post-screening Q&A. Local stride pianist Andrew J. Fletcher will provide a live, improvised score for each film. Tickets are $12 and available online or at the Grail box office. grailmoviehouse.com