Grit's Weekend Picks << January 8-10


Grit's Weekend Picks << January 8-10

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Seduction Sideshow

The Seduction Sideshow performs Friday and Saturday at Toy Boat

It's finally cold outside. Whether you're rejoicing or mourning the end of the odd weather we've had lately, you're probably spending a little more time inside these days. And as we all know from The Shining, winter can make you stir-crazy. So here's a list of things to do to keep you from trying to murder your family. 

Be Seduced at Toy Boat

It's not Valentine's yet, but the burlesque/vaudeville entertainers Seduction Sideshow will start heating things up Friday and Saturday nights at Toy Boat with their show "Sloppy Seconds." This tantalizing troupe performs scintillating scenarios set to the violin music of To All My Dear Friends. The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are $15.

Learn How to Drink Beer at the Magnetic Theatre

The Magnetic Theatre's show Beer and How to Drink It is a send-up of Asheville's obsession with beer, a sketch comedy extravaganza that brings together the same magical talents that created the shows Sex and How to Have It and Food and How to Eat It. According to the show's description, "Copious quantities of the nectar fo the gods have been sacrificed to the cause of making you laugh." And everyone knows laughter keeps you warm. Tickets are $21 online, $24 at the door, with student rush tickets available. Performances at 7:30 from January 7-16.

Hear Music in Memory of Kayah at Grey Eagle


The Grey Eagle is hosting a memorial concert and benefit for Kayah Gaydish, the Asheville resident and mother of two who lost her life in a climbing accident just before the holidays. Come together, celebrate her life, and help support her family while taking in music from members of Rising Appalachia, Heart of a Ghost, Wham Bam Bowie Band, and more. The show is Friday night starting at 6:30 (doors at 6). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, with all proceeds going to benefit the cause. This event is family friendly.

Be Inspired at aSHEville Museum

aSHEville's latest exhibit is Her Nobel Words, which focuses on the words of the 16 women who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. There's also time left to see the beautiful Interbeing Project, an examination of "the interface of woman and nature." If you haven't checked out aSHEville yet, it's a perfect time. These guys are always up to something amazing. Other exhibits running in conjunction with this one are the always popular Sexism in Advertising, A History of Hysteria, and others.

Contemplation, a work in the Interbeing Project at aSHEville Museum

Take In Some Jazz at Crow and Quill

What your winter really needs is a dose of chanteuse Pamela Jones's silky smooth voice at the Crow and Quill. Pair it with one of their signature cocktails and add some style to your evening. Pamela performs Friday night. A donation of $5-10 is suggested. Pamela Jones