Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm at The Orange Peel on 101 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC
Come on and celebrate the best of WNC — voted by you! Come get wiggy with all the winning big wigs. We got food, music, performances and a town full of crazy fun folks, so let’s celebrate all that madness! Skinny Legs & All will bring the heat with their red-hot performances of your favorite smokin’ blues and rock tunes. If you haven’t heard Firecracker Jazz Band, lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie to some red-hot N’Orleans-style jazz. If you have heard ’em, you know what we’re talkin’ about.
Female sketch-comedy troupe LYLAS will give their irreverent take on Asheville and the Best of voting process.Montford Park Players will perform the lovers’ quarrel scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Best of WNC-winning artist Gabriel Shaffer will be live-painting. And the fabulous Cookie LaRue will emcee, bringing her patented blend of irritainment and song.
If all that entertainment fabulousness has got you hungry, don’t worry: We’ll have heavy hor d’ouerves from more than a dozen winning restaurants, including the Lobster Trap, Mela, Doc Chey’s, Jersey Mike’s, Mamacita’s, Asheville Brewing Company, Rosetta’s Kitchen, Jack of the Wood, City Bakery Cafe, Wasabi, Laughing Seed, Tomato Cocina Latina and French Broad Chocolate Lounge. The food will be happenin’ from 6 to 8 p.m., or until it runs out! Thirsty? We’ll have beer specials from Pisgah Brewing!
The East-West Collective is sponsoring a massive raffle of sweet stuff from local Best of WNC winners. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Get ’em early from the Orange Peel box office, at http://www.orangepeel.net/ or at Mountain Xpress, 2 Wall Street (on the second floor of the Miles building, behind the Flat Iron). This is a benefit for MANNA FoodBank, so come show your support and party hardy with much wig-itude! Local Matters!