Tag: fun

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe celebrated 34 years of scooping delicious frozen treats for the people of Asheville Wednesday, and in a gesture of appreciation to its patrons gave out free kiddie scoops to all comers, all day. It was also a special day for Hop owners Greg and Ashley Garrison, marking four years since […]

Arial Trapeze Academy

Arial Trapeze Academy

Lessons for trapeze were offered by the Arial Trapeze Academy who set up in the River Arts District was exciting and a leap of faith for many Ashevileins.

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

The Marketplace Restaurant on Wall Street in downtown Asheville plays host to a new monthly late-night event called REIGN. Inspired by a photograph Image Asheville photographer Micah Mackenzie posted on facebook,  and prompting discussions with PUSH Productions’ Sonia Hendrix, Asheville local, Amanda Swafford, and Marketplace Owner/ Chef, William Dissen, REIGN has evolved into an open collective. Participation […]

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

The Ca$hevillains Cash Mob group is the latest savvy brainstorm to support unchained and independent business from the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, working with members of the Asheville Downtown Association and Asheville Event Planning and Staffing. Based on the idea of a flash mob, the ‘Cash Mob’ was originally started in Buffalo, New York, in […]

{Re}Happening 2012

{Re}Happening 2012

One of the things I really love about living in Asheville is its wonderful arts community, which encompasses everything from street performance, freak festivals and circus cabaret to artisan crafts to fine arts and opera. I have never felt more immersed in a vibrant arts culture, and the great thing is that all the events […]

Ashtoberfest 2011

Ashtoberfest 2011

The fifth-annual Ashtoberfest brought un-dead fun to nearly 3,000 attendees at a very different, and at first for some an unwelcome, venue, the Biltmore Square Mall. All doubts about the venue seemed to fade as corpses of all ages were seen shambling around the food court, the stores and shopes, and the parking lot. For […]

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Hop Party

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Hop Party


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Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and friends, Adam Strange and Debrissa McKinney, had big and little kids up and moving Sunday at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Avenue. The party was a thank you to fans for recently voting Skidoo the number 1 hip hop band in Asheville and also a fundraiser for the […]

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll


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Fifteen Gardens prepared for visitors on a beautiful Saturday in West Asheville. The 3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stoll kicked off with an environmental award to Doug ‘brother hug’ Barlow for his tireless work in getting the greenway going and a surpirse visit from Bill Whipple’s mother, ‘Dorothy’. Now, being Asheville, and specifically West Asheville, […]

Bob Moog Foundation at The Hop

Bob Moog Foundation at The Hop


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In a continuing series of benefit events supporting local non-profit organizations, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Avenue played host to The Bob Moog Memorial Foundation . The Foundation was launched in 2006 to honor the legacy of Bob Moog and, among other programs, regularly works with children to teach them science through music. […]