Weekend Happenings

July 17

It's going to be a busy weekend in Downtown Asheville, with a variety of entertainment to suit everyone. Here's a brief wrapup:

Friday

Downtown After Five - This rockin' event is now halfway through its five-show series. The Waybacks and Plato de Mambo will take the stage, while local microbrews and food are served nearby. It's all on Lexington Avenue, near I-240 and Hiawassee. FREE.

Saturday

Shindig on the Green - If your musical tastes are inclined toward bluegrass, this is your evening. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and a picnic basket and cooler. Or, have some barbecue sold at the venue. FREE.

Friday and Saturday

Laugh Your Asheville Off - The second annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival kicked off tonight, and lasts through the weekend. Friday features two separate performances by Alonzo Bodden, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Saturday features a Standup Comic Blowout, with several East Coast names and some comedy seminars throughout the day. $7-$15.

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