Burlesque, Bubbles & Bites
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Burlesque, Bubbles & Bites

Burlesque Brunch at THE BLOCK off Biltmore is a monthly burlesque and bellydance show with a classic speakeasy feel. Join us the first Sunday of every month and relax and enjoy our dancing dames and dandies with delicious vegan delicacies (included with your ticket), the finest local vegan craft beers, and, of course, Mimosa specials. It’s a Sunday afternoon to delight the senses!

Featuring the talents of:
Ariel Vanator
Sarah Joy
Sniickersnee
Bettie Rage
Queen April

Hosted by:
Queen April

Sunday, January 6th from 1-3 PM!
$12 ~ 18+

theblockoffbiltmore.com
queen-april.com

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Young Dems Monthly Meeting
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Young Dems Monthly Meeting

Join Buncombe Young Democrats for our monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month. We will discuss upcoming projects and ways to get involved.

Stay afterward to hang out and enjoy some of THE BLOCK off biltmore‘s drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and vegan snacks for purchase.

See you there!

PARKING TIPS: The parking lot next to Pack’s Tavern and metered street parking are free starting at 6pm.

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Young Dems Monthly Meeting
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Young Dems Monthly Meeting

Join Buncombe Young Democrats for our monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month. We will discuss upcoming projects and ways to get involved.

Stay afterward to hang out and enjoy some of THE BLOCK off biltmore‘s drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and vegan snacks for purchase.

See you there!

PARKING TIPS: The parking lot next to Pack’s Tavern and metered street parking are free starting at 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1999143303723048/

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Burlesque, Bubbles & Bites
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Burlesque, Bubbles & Bites

Burlesque Brunch at THE BLOCK off Biltmore is a monthly burlesque and bellydance show with a classic speakeasy feel. Join us the first Sunday of every month and relax and enjoy our dancing dames and dandies with delicious vegan delicacies (included with your ticket), the finest local vegan craft beers, and, of course, Mimosa specials. It’s a Sunday afternoon to delight the senses!

Featuring the talents of:
Ariel Vanator
Sarah Joy
Sniickersnee
Bettie Rage
Queen April

Hosted by:
Queen April

Sunday, January 6th from 1-3 PM!
$12 ~ 18+

theblockoffbiltmore.com
queen-april.com

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Young Dems Monthly Meeting
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Young Dems Monthly Meeting

Join Buncombe Young Democrats for our monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month. We will discuss upcoming projects and ways to get involved.

Stay afterward to hang out and enjoy some of THE BLOCK off biltmore‘s drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and vegan snacks for purchase.

See you there!

PARKING TIPS: The parking lot next to Pack’s Tavern and metered street parking are free starting at 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1999143303723048/

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Swing Asheville Dance!
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Asheville Dance!

Catch the good vibrations at the block OFF BILTMORE! There will be swingin’ music, and great classes for beginners! Stay late for our post-band blues DJ! Plus the venue is not only gorgeous, but they have a fabulous bar!

~~~Schedule (short version- see below for details)~~~
8 pm (Beginning): Charleston/Jitterbug w/ Jean & Carolina
9-11pm: Swing AVL Dance w/ Live Band
11pm – close: Blues Dance w/ DJ
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PRICING: Dance/Band is $5 (includes blues) and classes are $10/$8 for Swing Asheville members. Blues Dance is $2 suggested donation for those who didn’t pay for Band admission.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Interested in free dances or half priced lessons? Want to help promote the swing scene? Consider volunteering for Swing Asheville! To see what sort of opportunities are available and to sign up, please head over to http://signup.com/go/LMqYCSz

BLUES
Band finished and you’re not done dancing? You’re in luck… stick around for our blues after party! Continue dancing to DJ’d music until the bar kicks us out. $2 suggested donation for those coming just in time for the blues.

CLASSES
7pm: Swing Outs w/ Jean & Carolina

It’s everyone’s favorite lindy hop staple, the swing out. Whether you think you know enough already, or you’ve seen people swinging out on the dance floor and want to give it a shot, this is the class for you. We will work on the fundamentals of the swing out, break it down and piece it back together, and finish off with some fun variations. For this class, you should be very comfortable with basic 8-count footwork and connection, but don’t worry about bringing a partner. We will rotate throughout the class to give everyone a lot of practice.

“Continuing” classes are for those dancers who have cemented the basics of the dance being featured that specific month. This includes knowing (and being able to execute cleanly and consistently) basic footwork and lead/follow skills for that dance. Some continuing classes may require no advance knowledge of a dance. This will be noted in the the class description.
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8 pm: Charleston/Jitterbug w/ Jean & Karolina

This month we will be doing beginner partnered Charleston, which is perfect for faster songs and a great way to start dancing. Focusing mostly on side-by-side 30s style, we will also add in some jitterbug steps and turns to give your dancing a little more variety and swing. No partner necessary! You’ll get to dance with everyone.

“Core” lessons stress the fundamentals of swing dancing for beginning dancers. Lessons rotate monthly to focus on a different kind of swing dance (6 Count Lindy, 8 Count Lindy, Charleston, Balboa, etc.). Because good fundamentals are hard to develop in one month, we recommend repeating Core lessons (on the same topic) to help develop the solid foundation you’ll need in continuing classes. Core lessons are also great for intermediate and advanced dancers who want to “get back to basics” or learn a different dancing role (lead vs. follow).
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GIFT CERTIFICATES
Do you want to buy a gift certificate for our classes as a gift, or to pre-pay for a block of classes for yourself? You can purchase gift certificates at the door at our weekly dance! They are $40 for a block of 4, and a great way to dive into the fun world of dance.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
April 23: Lovebugs
April 30: House Hoppers
May 7: Community Jazz Jam
May 14: Low Down Sires
May 21: The French Broads
May 29: Sparrow & Her Wingmen
June 4: Community Jazz Jam
June 11: Gravyhouse Storytellers
June 18: One Leg Up

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Burlesque, Bubbles & Bites
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Burlesque, Bubbles & Bites

Burlesque Brunch at THE BLOCK off Biltmore is a monthly burlesque and bellydance show with a classic speakeasy feel. Join us the first Sunday of every month and relax and enjoy our dancing dames and dandies with delicious vegan delicacies (included with your ticket), the finest local vegan craft beers, and, of course, Mimosa specials. It’s a Sunday afternoon to delight the senses!

Featuring the talents of:
Ariel Vanator
Sarah Joy
Sniickersnee
Bettie Rage
Queen April

Hosted by:
Queen April

Sunday, January 6th from 1-3 PM!
$12 ~ 18+

theblockoffbiltmore.com
queen-april.com

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Swing Asheville Dance!
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Swing Asheville Dance!

Catch the good vibrations at the block OFF BILTMORE! There will be swingin’ music, and great classes for beginners! Stay late for our post-band blues DJ! Plus the venue is not only gorgeous, but they have a fabulous bar!

~~~Schedule (short version- see below for details)~~~
8 pm (Beginning): Charleston/Jitterbug w/ Jean & Carolina
9-11pm: Swing AVL Dance w/ Live Band
11pm – close: Blues Dance w/ DJ
~~~~~~~~~~~~
PRICING: Dance/Band is $5 (includes blues) and classes are $10/$8 for Swing Asheville members. Blues Dance is $2 suggested donation for those who didn’t pay for Band admission.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Interested in free dances or half priced lessons? Want to help promote the swing scene? Consider volunteering for Swing Asheville! To see what sort of opportunities are available and to sign up, please head over to http://signup.com/go/LMqYCSz

BLUES
Band finished and you’re not done dancing? You’re in luck… stick around for our blues after party! Continue dancing to DJ’d music until the bar kicks us out. $2 suggested donation for those coming just in time for the blues.

CLASSES
7pm: Swing Outs w/ Jean & Carolina

It’s everyone’s favorite lindy hop staple, the swing out. Whether you think you know enough already, or you’ve seen people swinging out on the dance floor and want to give it a shot, this is the class for you. We will work on the fundamentals of the swing out, break it down and piece it back together, and finish off with some fun variations. For this class, you should be very comfortable with basic 8-count footwork and connection, but don’t worry about bringing a partner. We will rotate throughout the class to give everyone a lot of practice.

“Continuing” classes are for those dancers who have cemented the basics of the dance being featured that specific month. This includes knowing (and being able to execute cleanly and consistently) basic footwork and lead/follow skills for that dance. Some continuing classes may require no advance knowledge of a dance. This will be noted in the the class description.
*******************

8 pm: Charleston/Jitterbug w/ Jean & Karolina

This month we will be doing beginner partnered Charleston, which is perfect for faster songs and a great way to start dancing. Focusing mostly on side-by-side 30s style, we will also add in some jitterbug steps and turns to give your dancing a little more variety and swing. No partner necessary! You’ll get to dance with everyone.

“Core” lessons stress the fundamentals of swing dancing for beginning dancers. Lessons rotate monthly to focus on a different kind of swing dance (6 Count Lindy, 8 Count Lindy, Charleston, Balboa, etc.). Because good fundamentals are hard to develop in one month, we recommend repeating Core lessons (on the same topic) to help develop the solid foundation you’ll need in continuing classes. Core lessons are also great for intermediate and advanced dancers who want to “get back to basics” or learn a different dancing role (lead vs. follow).
*************************

GIFT CERTIFICATES
Do you want to buy a gift certificate for our classes as a gift, or to pre-pay for a block of classes for yourself? You can purchase gift certificates at the door at our weekly dance! They are $40 for a block of 4, and a great way to dive into the fun world of dance.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
April 23: Lovebugs
April 30: House Hoppers
May 7: Community Jazz Jam
May 14: Low Down Sires
May 21: The French Broads
May 29: Sparrow & Her Wingmen
June 4: Community Jazz Jam
June 11: Gravyhouse Storytellers
June 18: One Leg Up

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Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

531 Storytelling: Heat with Porch Magazine

Our theme? HEAT.

Our STORYTELLERS? Samantha Gonzalez Block, Susanne Walker Wilson, Beth Maczka, Stephanie McLeskey, and Stan Dotson

Our MUSICIAN? David LaMotte

Our HOSTS? Jasmin Pittman Morrell, Nancy Sehested, Brian Ammons, and Gareth Higgins

Our audience? YOU (and your friends) - come enjoy an evening of five true stories (ten minutes long) told by five magnificent humans, three songs from one of our beloved singer-songwriters, and one community of people living into the warmth of a better world, creating itself right here and now.

The COST? It's free - though we pass the hat for donations to help cover costs. Let us know below if you can make it, and share the invitation widely. And if you've never been before, maybe try it out this time? We won't bite.

PS: There's a new issue of The Porch out now, with stories from some of our tellers and hosts - you can get it here: www.theporchmagazine.com

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Summer Lovin' Thursdays at the Block Off Biltmore
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Summer Lovin' Thursdays at the Block Off Biltmore

THIS week, Jesse Berry takes the stage Thursday, August 8th for the series Summer Lovin' Dancing! House band includes Kelly Jones, Michael Hynes & Patrick Armitage. 8p-11p, $5 cover goes directly to the band!

The line up for this month is as follows:

August 8 -Jesse

August 15-Paula

August 22- Peggy

August 29-Jesse, Paula AND Peggy

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Young Dems Monthly Meeting
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Young Dems Monthly Meeting

Join Buncombe Young Democrats for our monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month. We will discuss upcoming projects and ways to get involved.

Stay afterward to hang out and enjoy some of THE BLOCK off biltmore‘s drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and vegan snacks for purchase.

See you there!

PARKING TIPS: The parking lot next to Pack’s Tavern and metered street parking are free starting at 6pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1999143303723048/

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