Let’s start with her bio: “Bev the Bully of House Canon, first of her name, pup of unhearing, queen of the toots, breaker of wind, daughter of two obsessed humans.”
As if that weren’t enough to steal your heart, just get a load of that egg-shaped head, those sweet eyes, and that grin. From cuddling with her newborn human sibling to snoozing at home and exploring the city, her feed is full of adorable antics that show just what a certified heart thief this bull terrier is. And we don’t mind one little bit.
We need to have Taco Tuesday with this Southern gentleman, stat. I Photo by @british_butterbiscuit
We’re pretty sure this British Shorthair is the inspiration behind “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner BeBe Zahara Benet’s song “Face” because that’s exactly what Butter serves on the regular. Whether he’s fundraising for local community veterinary assistance organization Asheville Cat Weirdos, cat napping with his feline siblings, or celebrating holidays with aplomb, we simply can’t get enough of this one of a kind rescue feline.
Obviously, it’s not a party until these two show up. I Photo by @drunkwithpugs
Tongues out Tuesday? Try everyday with these adorable senior rescue pugs whose tongues famously refuse to be housed inside their mouths. In fact, their tongues (and faces) are so popular they even have their own line of merch, where a portion of proceeds benefit the animal rescues the pups were adopted from. Often seen being pushed around town in a stroller, this duo epitomizes joy and encourages everyone to live every day to the fullest.
I would absolutely share my bed with Ginger, the mini horse. I Photo by @summitcoffeegrove
Ginger, the mini horse
And an honorable mention goes to Ginger, the mini emotional support horse. While we can’t find any record of her or her dad on social media — meaning no IG page — she’s been featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times, WLOS, and AVLtoday via one of her favorite haunts, Summit Coffee at the Grove Arcade. The famous mini horse resides in the nearby Battery Park apartments and is frequently seen out + about.
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Grace Joyner and Corey Parlamento | Thurs., June 30 | 6 p.m. | Static-Age Records, 110 N. Lexington Ave. | Free | Shake off the doldrums with alternative dreampop artist, Grace Joyner and local experimental artist, Corey Parlamento. 🎶
Zumba | Thurs., June 30 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | St. James Episcopal Church, 424 W. State St., Black Mountain | Free | Amp your feel-good endorphins with this exhilarating dance-based workout suitable for all fitness levels.
Hole in the Sky | Thurs., June 30-Sun., July 2 | Times vary | Different Wrld, 701 Haywood Rd., Ste. 101 | Free | Browse one-of-a-kind art pieces at this fundraiser for Hole in the Sky, a DC-based DIY art collective. 🎨
Evening on the Block | Fri., July 1 | 4 p.m. | Noir Collective, 39 S. Market St., Ste. C | Free | Explore artwork from local artists including Jenny Pickens, Elizabeth Ivey, and Micah Mackenzie and shop area local businesses. 🛍
Friday Market | Fri., July 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Bi-Lo, 205 NC-9, Black Mountain | Free | Grab fresh produce from nonprofit Bounty & Soul’s no-cost Drive-Thru market. 🥬
Yoga | Sat., July 2 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain | Free | Find your zen at this all-levels class led by registered yoga instructor Mandy from Burning Sage Yoga.
11 Year Anniversary Oak & Smoke Party | Sat., July 2 | 1 p.m. | Dalton Distillery, 251 Biltmore Ave. | Free | Celebrate Dalton Distillery’s 11th year in business with a variety of smoked meats, libations, and a raffle.
Sunday Market | Sun., July 3 | 12-3 p.m. | Sideways Farm and Brewery, 62 Eade Rd., Etowah | Free entry | Enjoy beer, hard jun kombucha, and local wine while shopping from a variety of local food + art vendors.
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Echoview Fiber Mill has closed. The owners cite rising production costs as one of several contributing factors. The fiber mill is offering 50% off items online through Mon., July 4. Its retail shop will be open from Wed., July 6 – Sat., July 8 with a sale on remaining inventory. 🧶
Great news, Asheville. The long-awaited grand opening of Filipino restaurant Neng Jr.’s — located at 701 Haywood Rd., Ste. 102 — will take place Fri., July 1 and Sat., July 2 from 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m.We’ll see y’all there. 🍲
O.P. Taylor’s has opened a new store on Main Street in Hendersonville in the space formerly occupied by Dancing Bear Toys. The upper level of the store was renovated previously, and owner John Taylor plans to expand into a lower level in the fall. 🧸 (WLOS)
Mother Ocean Seafood Market is going mobile. Its new food truck will be a permanent fixture at Pleb Urban Winery (289 Lyman St.) and will open to the public Fri., July 15. On the menu? Seafood dishes, including poke bowls + lobster rolls, plus snacks like charcuterie boards. 🦞 (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Asheville City Council has unanimously approved Fairhaven Summit Apartments, a 100% affordable apartment complex slated for Sweeten Creek Road in South Asheville. All of the complex’s proposed units will offer rents ranging from 30% to 80% Area Median Income and will accept housing choice vouchers. Get more info. (Asheville Citizen-Times)
The City’s Boards and Commissions has vacancies for the Audit Committee, Buncombe County TDA, Historic Resources Commission, Homeless Initiative Advisory Commission, Human Relations, Noise Advisory Board+ more. The applicationdeadline is Tues., July 5 at 5 p.m.
The Asheville JCC’s inaugural J Art Fest, a three-part event seriescelebrating Jewish art, kicks off Sun., July 31. The next event, a klezmer bluegrass concert, will take place Sun., Aug. 21 and the final event, a culinary experience, takes place Sun., Sept. 11. Individual event tickets go on sale Fri., July 1.
The sixth annual WNC Fermentation Festival will take place Sun., Nov. 6 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Local + regional fermenters will be on hand for free fermenting demos, raffles, and more. Proceeds will benefit local food pantry Beacon of Hope Services. Get tix. 🥒
A reader has written in to inquire about places she + her teenage daughters could find one-day, basic self defense class for women in Asheville. Do you know of any good options? Please let us know so we can spread the word.
In our Tuesday newsletter, we erroneously said that John Young Shik had taken over as the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director. John has actually been hired as the Music Director/Conductor. Paul Conroy is still the Executive Director.
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Editor’s pick: When the world gets to be too much for me, I turn to animals. My two rescue dogs, of course, but also the babies I highlighted today. Their sweetfaces and inherent goodness are a balm for my soul, and it’s my sincere hope I can meet all of them and kiss them someday.
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