Plus, a recipe for Golden Hour's Carpaccio Tartine.
 
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Sunrise 6:14 a.m. | Sunset 8:43 p.m.

 
🌈 Your guide to Pride
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Asheville Pride is back and prouder than ever.|Photo by @norrisrk
Pride month is here, Asheville. Our city was one of the first in NC to host Pride festivities, and over the years, the city’s celebrations have grown with a host of Pride events throughout June. Here are just a few opportunities to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Pro tip: Check our events page as new events pop up and feel free to add your own.

All month long, Pack Memorial Library is hosting the exhibit, “Learning in Community: Blue Ridge Pride LGBTQIA+ Archives.” There, you’ll find oral histories and artifacts sharing the lesser-known stories of LGBTQ+ history throughout WNC — like Asheville resident Holly Boswell’s creating the internationally recognized symbol for transgender identity.

Pride 5K: Race for Queer Health | Saturday, June 8 | 8 a.m. | Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Rd., Asheville | $25 | Lace up your sneakers for the first annual 5K with LGBTQ+ fitness organizations, businesses, and groups on site — registration ends this Friday, June 7.

The Day a Dream Was Realized: Marriage Equality Exhibit Opening | Wednesday, June 12 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Buncombe County Register of Deeds, 205 College St., Asheville | Free | See photography from Max Cooper documenting the emotional moments when a federal lawsuit in Buncombe County ended the ban on same-sex marriage.

Sapphic Songbook Karaoke and Costume Contest | Friday, June 14 | 8:30 p.m. | LaZoom Room, 76 Biltmore Ave., Asheville | $10 | Belt out a tune or cheer on performers from the crowd — a portion of proceeds benefit Q-Hall’s journey in creating a permanent home for celebrating women’s sports and queer culture.

LGBTQIA+ Health Equity Fair | Sunday, June 16 | 12-3 p.m. | New Belgium Brewing Co., 21 Craven St., Asheville | Free | Explore queer-owned and allied healthcare providers in the area, and take Blue Ridge Pride’s LGBTQIA+ Health Equity Survey.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, June 6
  • Bridge The Gap! | Thursday, June 6 | 5-7 p.m. | UNC Asheville STEAM Studio, 821 Riverside Dr., Asheville | $30 | Tour the studio, participate in a silent auction, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages to support the scholarship fund for SkillSet, a maker-based education program.
  • Blueprint Breakfast for Dinner | Thursday, June 6 | 6-9 p.m. | plēb urban winery, 289 Lyman St., Asheville | $100-$125 | Support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity with breakfast-inspired dishes from seven local chefs.
  • 369 Monologue and Short Play Festival | Thursday, June 6-Sunday, June 23 | Times vary | Tina McGuire Theatre, 18 Biltmore Ave., Asheville | $23 | Every evening is different as six short plays and nine monologues focused on Pride are mixed and matched over three weekends.
Friday, June 7
  • Blue Ridge Music Trails Spring Concert Series | Friday, June 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, 195 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville | Free | Hear a fresh take on traditional bluegrass with White Rock Revival and The Wilder Flowers.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers | Friday, June 7 | 6 p.m. | Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr., Asheville | $30-$35 | The local favorite bluegrass group will take the stage for a hometown show with support from Holler Choir.
Saturday, June 8
  • Ecoprinting with Iron and Tannins | Saturday, June 8 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Address supplied at registration, Leicester | $25-$100 | Dye tea towels and clothing using plants, iron, water, heat, and pressure.
  • WNC Repair Cafe: Sewing and Mending | Saturday, June 8 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville | Free | Drop in to have experts + volunteers fix anything that can be repaired with a thread, from stuffed animals to clothing to missing buttons.
Sunday, June 9
  • Show & Tell Sunday Market | Sunday, June 9 | 12-5 p.m. | Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave., Asheville | Free | Find the perfect housewares, art, apparel, and more from local + indie makers at this open-air market, with food and drinks from AVL Tacos and Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
  • M A R & The Marmeladies Latinx Brunch | Sunday, June 9 | 1-4 p.m. | Burial Beer Co. South Slope, 40 Collier Ave., Asheville | Free | Hear the four-piece band’s blend of Latin American folk, indie, and blues, with special guest Whitney Moore.
  • Asheville’s Southside Black History | Sunday, June 9 | 2-5 p.m. | Grind AVL, 346 Depot St., Asheville | Free | Historian Priscilla Robinson will lead a discussion on the vibrant history of Asheville’s Southside neighborhood.
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Matching ‘fits for Father’s Day (plus 30% off)
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Match your mini-me this Father’s Day.|Photos provided by Harlestons
Parents, is there anything cuter than matching your mini?

Harlestons is now offering matching polos and swimwear for dads and sons to share the same swag — just in time for Father’s Day. (Nope, it’s not too late to order his gift.)

Bonus: All swimmen and youth — is 30% off.

Shop the sets. What better way to celebrate than twinning?
 
News Notes
 
Opening
  • Burial Beer Co.'s natural wine program has taken up rooftop residence above Eulogy. VISUALS Rooftop Bar opens tomorrow, June 7, with wine, cider, aperitifs, cocktails, beer, fresh air, and mountain views.
Try This
  • Cats at Play Cafe is the newest Buncombe County Libraries ZOOM pass partner. Reserve a free ZOOM pass online, then visit the cafe’s website to book a 55-minute Purr-Therapy Session using the code from your pass.
Civic
  • At Tuesday’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting, $511,000 in Open Space Bond funding was approved for the Okoboji Farms conservation easement. Additionally, $310,000 was approved to conserve 600 acres for four Warren Wilson College conservation easements.
Arts
  • On Saturday, June 8, you could find one-of-a-kind, mushroom-inspired art on your morning walk. Several Asheville artists are participating in Game of Shrooms, a global art scavenger hunt. Check out the map of participating artists, and follow them on social media — they’ll likely leave hints about where their work can be found.
Closed
  • The Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO is temporarily closed “to ensure the safety and medical care of Charlotte,” as well as the aquarium’s other animals. Staff shared on Instagram that medical experts are collaborating on a care plan after Charlotte was diagnosed with a rare reproductive disease last week.
Active
  • Asheville Parks and Recreation has a variety of youth and adult summer sports leagues for you to participate in — from basketball to pickleball to softball. Plus, Asheville Sports and Social Club has several open leagues for adults. Now the ball’s in your court.
Regional
  • Today, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Tribal Council will vote on whether recreational marijuana could be sold on the Qualla Boundary. In April, The Great Smoky Cannabis Co. opened to sell medical marijuana. (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Travel
  • At Tuesday’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting, the executive director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority shared an annual report, showing that both passenger and employee numbers are soaring. Find the full report, which expounds on the airport’s expansion.
Drink Up
  • Own a local beverage business? Offer a drink deal to our readers during Drink Up Week from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26. Whether it’s BOGO smoothies or 20% off wine bottles, drop your deal into this form by Friday, June 28 and let’s get this party poppin’.
Wellness
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Number
  • 27,000: That’s the number of trees that are cut down each day to make toilet paper. This luxury three-ply bamboo toilet paper is changing that. It feels just like regular high-end TP, but doesn’t harm trees. Use code 6AM30 for 30% off through midnight. Learn more + shop.*
 
 
Eat
 
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Learn how to recreate this gorgeous plate in your home kitchen.|Photo by Sebastian Isaia
If you’ve dined at Golden Hour, you’ll know that fresh, seasonal fare takes the spotlight. The restaurant is the most recently opened concept from Chef Jacob Sessoms, who also owns local favorites Table and All Day Darling.

But now, you can savor Golden Hour’s delicious dishes from the comfort of your home. Try cheffing up Sessoms’ recipe for Carpaccio Tartine — which you can find now on the restaurant’s spring menu — in your own home kitchen.

This recipe makes eight servings, so it’s perfect for your next dinner party — but you can easily halve it if you’re feeding a smaller crowd.

Click the button below for the recipe. Now, let’s get cooking.
 
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The Wrap
 
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If you plan to recreate Golden Hour’s beef carpaccio this weekend like I do, there’s a way you can make it even more delicious. Pick up the ingredients locally, like beef from Chop Shop Butchery, mushrooms from a farmers market, or blue cheese from South Slope Cheese Co.
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