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Giveaway! Tubing for two with Zen Tubing

There’s nothing like a lazy day on the French Broad River. Soak up some warm sun on your eyelids and soak your feet in the cool water as you forget about the buzz and hum of every day life and get away from it all — right here in your own back yard. If you’ve […]

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Giveaway! $75 at Fired Up! Creative Lounge

In the endeavor to be creative, there’s really no replacement for rolling up one’s sleeves and plunging one’s hands into art. Get your hands dirty at Fired Up! Creative Lounge, where kids, teens and adults can design and create glazed ceramics, pottery, mosaics and fused glass art and jewelry. The lounge has friendly staff to […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Cash’d Out at New Mountain AVL

“I hear that train a’comin’,” can’t you? Since the passing of the Man in Black, you can’t see Johnny Cash live in concert, but we all still want to. The next best thing is one of the most authentic feeling tribute bands on tour today, Cash’d Out. They’re coming to New Mountain AVL on Tuesday, March 14 and […]

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Ticket Giveaway! ART bus passes

Asheville Redefines Transit is an inexpensive way to get around Asheville and the surrounding area. Public transportation can also help cut down on global pollutants. And use off the service is vital to large communities all over town. And the more people who use it, the better for the health of the system, so we […]


Ticket Giveaway! The Vagina Monologues at The Orange Peel, Feb. 25

Eve Ensler’s theatrical exploration of women’s relationships with their own bodies, The Vagina Monologues, has opened eyes and brought joy, laughter and heartbreak to people of all stripes all over the world for the last 18 years. One purpose of the Monologues is to raise funds and awareness for anti-violence groups in our local communities in an effort […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Blue Ridge Roller Girls season starter

When you’re the champs, how do you top that? Join the 2016 Division 2 WFTDA Champion Blue Ridge Roller Girls for a kick off of their 2017 season in which they will try to defend their title. The team is top notch, currently ranked 38 out of nearly 400 teams worldwide, so look for some razzle-dazzle […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Isis Music Hall

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band deserves a lot of credit for the fact that big brassy boisterous horn music remains popular today. Don’t miss your chance to see them right here in Asheville. Their infectious musical energy will have you dancing in no time. Their live shows are ever entertaining and spectacular. To be entered to win a […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Money and How to Make It! at The Magnetic Theatre

Money and How to Make It!, is the fourth show in The Magnetic Theatre’s original How-To series. Following up on the previously-covered, popular topics of sex, food and beer, the Magnetic crew returns to share lessons learned through years of gainful (or is that painful?) employment. Catch it before it closes Feb. 25. What: Money and How to […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Organic Growers School Farm-to-Table Dinner

Music, dance, food and fun. Organic Growers School’s Farm-to-Table Dinner fundraiser is geared to making their educational workshops and conferences as affordable as possible to stay accessible to home growers, gardeners and farmers. And they throw a heck of a party doing it. A tasty, 4-course diner from chef John Fleer, of Rhubarb and The Rhu […]


Ticket Giveaway! Brother Wolf’s Trivia with the Queens

For two nights this weekend, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue hosts titillating fundraisers with fabulous drag queens, presented by O.Henry’s. The one and only Lady Bunny from New York, N.Y. will be hosting the festive games with lots of special guests including drag queens, aerialists and hoopers. It should make for thoroughly entertaining evenings. We’re giving away two pairs […]


Giveaway! Special tasting dinner for two at Local Provisions

Chef Justin Burdett, owner of Local Provisions, will design a tasting dinner especially for one lucky Mountain Xpress reader and their guest. With 24 hours advance notice so he can plan properly, Burdett will prepare a special menu to tickle the tastebuds. Delightful winter vegetables are now in season, so guests at the downtown restaurant are likely to find radishes, turnips, […]

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Giveaway! Dinner for two at Laughing Seed Café

Laughing Seed Café’s winter menu capitalizes on hearty seasonal favorites like kale, beets, mushrooms and sweet potatoes. The beloved local eatery is also featuring greenhouse-grown house salads with organic kohlrabi, sunflower and amaranth sprouts. And a Mountain Xpress reader will win a tasty vegetarian supper for two on the house. Grab a copy of this week’s Xpress to read our story about local restaurants’ […]


Giveaway! Dinner for two at Avenue M

One lucky Mountain Xpress reader and their guest will enjoy a tasty dinner for two (with a value of up to $50) at Avenue M. The winner of this giveaway can look forward to winter spotlights like Chef Philip Friesen’s Moroccan tagine with butternut squash, kale in a spicy ginger tofu dish or beets roasted in a salad. The vegetables for these […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Hood Huggers Tour of black Asheville

The tour begins at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, the building that used to be the gymnasium of the former Stephens-Lee High School, the only high school in Western North Carolina for African-Americans at the time of its construction in 1922. It then winds around Asheville with insightful and engaging guidance from artist, poet and visionary DeWayne Barton. […]

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Ticket Giveaway! The Conquest of Cannan at Grail Moviehouse

Movie tickets to the upcoming screening of The Conquest of Canaan at Grail Moviehouse on Sunday, Jan. 22 are going like hotcakes. And Xpress wants you to be there! Shot on the streets of Asheville in March 1921, Conquest offers a glimpse at the past, a journey through neighborhoods, business districts — a moving snapshot of the city before the Great Depression. And […]

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Ticket Giveaway! The Nth Power with Dynamo at Asheville Music Hall

The relentlessly funky and soulful Nth Power believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual. They’ll make you want to move and groove. You just might get chills from their powerful performance. And they’re coming to Asheville Music Hall Dec. 29. You can be there, bring a friend […]

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Ticket Giveaway!: Bold Rockin’ into 2017 with Vintage Vinyl

A sparkly new year is in store for the Bold Rock Hard Cider Tap Room in Mills River, and you can be there! The cidery is hosting a dazzling ticketed event for their New Year’s Eve celebration featuring lively music from Vintage Vinyl. They’ll also be serving up 8 different styles of Bold Rock Hard Cider on […]

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Ticket Giveaway! Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Asheville Music Hall

The N.Y. psychedelic reggae stars with a jam band aesthetic, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, are touring behind their lauded fifth studio album and bringing the boogie to Asheville Music Hall. You can be there, bring a friend and take the new album home for free. That’s right, as part of this giveaway they are willing to include a […]

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Ticket Giveaway! VIP tickets for Callaghan at the Altamont Theatre Nov. 3, plus dinner for two at Chestnut

“Her voice truly sets the music apart…nothing short of stunning” is how No Depression reviewed a recent Callaghan show in Nashville. The singer-songwriter returns to Asheville on Thursday November 3rd bringing her amazing voice and catchy songs to the Altamont Theatre. Asheville’s own Jimmy Landry opens the evening. Mountain Xpress is giving away a pair of tickets […]

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