Happy weekend! Holiday shopping season has officially begun, and this Saturday and Sunday mark the return of Asheville's beloved and long running handcrafted shopping event: the Big Crafty. Check out our interview with founder Justin Rabuck! And read on for more fun stuff happening this weekend.
Thursday - Sunday
Shelter / Center for Craft Holiday Shop @ CCCD
This holiday pop-up at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design opens tonight at 6 p.m. with drinks, food, and music and continues through the weekend with wares from local and national makers.
Black Snake Killaz @ The Regeneration Station
A suggested donation ($15) gets you into this documentary screening of a #NoDAPL story. Proceeds go to Community Roots, the hosts, and Unicorn Riot, who made the film.
Grand Opening Celebration with Exmag, RBTS WIN @ Ellington Underground
Two acts that join live instrumentation and electronic music play for this celebration at downtown's newest venue. $15.
Friday - Sunday
A Benefit for Deborah Hunt, Master Puppeteer @ BeBe Theatre
On Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 6 p.m., see Snowhite
, the puppet show (and live cello performance) from Deborah Hunt and Shanti LaLita. Hunt lives in Puerto Rico and is raising funds for herself and the island. Read our interview with Deborah here
Asheville Santacon 2017 @ downtown Asheville
Starting at 4 p.m., downtown will be covered in Santas! Join the fun for a day of picnics, carrolling, and more. The Great Santa Get-Down, the jolliest party in town, begins at 10 p.m. at Sly Grog Lounge (271 Haywood St.).
Saturday - Sunday
The Big Crafty @ the US Cellular Center
Pop-up till you drop at this holiday shopping extravaganza, featuring handmade items from passionate artists and craftspeople. This is the first year the Crafty has been two days. $5 entry on Saturday (1-8 p.m.), free entry on Sunday (11 am-6 p.m.).