February is the month of love! From Valentine’s Day events to everything from Super Bowl parties and comedy to beer releases and art classes, February is certainly a great month to go out and strengthen love. Previously a weekly Best Bets, we have upgraded our events list to a monthly ‘Best of” where we compile the weeks into one big feature for you to browse each month. Here is our curated list of upcoming events for February. We have the best events in Asheville for your love season date nights.
February 1 – 8
Basics of Beer – Exploring World Beer Traditions
February 6, 6 – 8pm
White Labs Kitchen & Taproom
A fun and educational class, you will learn about raw ingredients, and how brewers employ them to create a myriad of beer styles.
Wine 101: Swirl, Sniff, Sip!
February 1, 2 – 3:30pm
Rustic Grape Wine Bar
Join Rustic Grape Wine Bar Owner and Sommelier Melissa who will instruct you through interesting wine 101 basics while tasting 4 small production, global wines. Then, we’ll have the perfect wine picnic snacks to pair with your sippers such as local cheeses and house made lite bites while connecting with friends old and new at their cozy wine bar.
Celebrate Self: A Galentine’s Day ‘Do Good Date Night’ for Helpmate
February 13, 5 – 8pm
Join Asheville Date Night and Helpmate of Asheville for our first ‘Do Good Date Night’ event in 2020. This will be an educational self-care, fun-filled evening of connecting with other women so that we can all celebrate being uniquely ourselves!
$25/person all goes to Helpmate
Chinese New Year Reunion Celebration
February 1, 7 – 1:30am
The Salvage Station
2020 is the year of the Rat, again! We celebrated the year of the Rat in Negril, JA. the last time around! So this is a CHNY reunion celebration.. join us for ALL the fun and MUSIC and let’s pARty into the New Year together again!
Super Bowl Watch Party
February 2, 7 – 11am
Urban Orchard South Slope
The big game on the projector & some snacks out for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to bring a dish if you’d like – or not!
Tasting Tuesday with Chef Santiago
February 4, 7 – 9pm
Bottle Riot Wine Bar
The fusion and flavors of Peru and Italy come alive at this special Tasting Tuesday. Chef Santiago will create a four-course dinner paired with the perfect Italian wines.
Mardi Gras – King Cake 10w-40 Release Party
February 1, Noon – 2pm
celebrating the release of King Cake 10W-40 Imperial Stout with a Mardi Gras party featuring live Music by local New Orleans Soul & Funk Band The Big EZs, King Cake and Beignets from Bebettes Beignets & Coffee, PLUS giveaways.
Super Bowl Bash
February 2, 6pm
The Grey Eagle
Watch this BIG game on the BIG screen.
Brunch Of Jokers 2
February 2, Noon – 2pm
The Grey Eagle
The first Sunday of each month for Brunch Of Jokers comedy show.
$10 – $12
80s vs 90s Dance Party feat. Molly Parti & DJ Oso Rey
February 1, 9 – Midnight
The Orange Peel
80s vs 90s Dance Party!
Every 1st and 3rd Friday in February 9:30 – 2pm
Urban Orchard Cider – South Slope
Dance lessons and fun drink specials, Tropical inspired dance music and one of Asheville’s best dance floors awaits for you to dance to the rhythms of Cumbia, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton and more.
Disclaimer Stand-Up Lounge Comedy Open Mic
Every Wednesday in February 9 – 11:30pm
Disclaimer Stsnd-up Lounge
Fun and free show of hit-or-miss comedy where comics stop by to work on their material or try out new stuff. Anyone wanting to perform needs to sign up by 9pm, and will get five minutes on stage. The order of sign-up is not necessarily the order of the show.
Free Trivia Night
Every Tuesday in February 7 – 9pm
Come on down for a weekly night of free pub quiz fun! Our professional trivia master will be quizzing you on everything: history, science, art, pop culture, and everything else.
Baa’d Sheep Burritos Food Truck
February 1, 4 – 8pm
Come out and enjoy a pint and a burrito. Baa’d Sheep Burritos will be slinging creative Tex-Mex fare including one-of-a-kind burritos, tacos, and more.
Acrylic Pour Painting Class
February 4, 7 – 9pm
Acrylic Pour Painting Class w/ Riitta Thrall
DIY Valentine Cards
February 8, 6 – Midnight
Burger Bar supply’s all the crafts and supplies. You bring your mad skills. Make one for your boo or for all your best friends!
SELMA-Movie Screening & Community Discussion
February 7, 6 – 9pm
Dr. Wesley Grant Southside Center
Light refreshments will be provided. The film will be followed by a community discussion panel hosted by Asheville FM’ 103.3 Slay The Mic Hosts. Panelists Include Dr. Dwight Mullen, Nicole Townsend, Stormey Harper, and Maria Young.
Valentine’s Day: Restorative Foot Massage Special
February 14, 5 – 7pm
Asheville Salt Cave
You will receive a 20 minute foot massage and 45 minutes of salt therapy for only $75 person. This session includes chocolates and fruit, herbal tea, and a salt gift!
Wine & Roses Dinner & Dance
February 14, 6:30 – 11pm
Experience a special Valentine’s Day evening that includes a sparkling wine reception and a delicious chef-inspired three-course dinner followed by live music and dancing.
$150 per person plus tax, gratuity included
February 14, There will be 2 seatings for the event, 5:30 – 8pm and 8:30 – 11pm.
Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue
Archetype Brewing Tap Lounge + Venue, The Chop Shop Butchery, and Smash Events, Inc. have partnered to bring you one of the most sought-after culinary delicacies this Valentine’s Day: Jamón Ibérico.
Reservations Required. $100-$125 per person, depending on seating preference.
90’s Valentine’s Dance Party
February 14, 8 – Midnight
Urban Orchard South Slope
Cosmic Love: Date Night at the Chocolate Factory
February 14, A 6pm seating and a 7:30pm seating
French Broad Chocolate Factory – Riverside Drive location
Bring your beloved or bestie, mama or mate to French Broad Chocolate Factory for the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience. Your dreamy evening will include a wine, cheese, and chocolate pairing, candelight Chocolate Factory tour, and a selection of artisan desserts.
Live Fire Valentines Day Dinner
February 14, 5:30 – 10pm
Black Bear BBQ
Chef Aj will be braving the cold and firing up the grill and smoker on the patio. Everything on the menu will be cooked by live fire. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated with notice. One glass of champagne is included. Seating is limited. Supper will be served around 5:45pm.
Live24Music.com 2020 Red Carpet Valentine’s Dance
February 14, 9 – 1am
The BLOCK off bilmore
LATE SHOW: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
February 14, 10 – Midnight
The Grey Eagle
Live Music: Jane Kramer
February 14, 5:30 – 7:30pm
New Belgium Brewing
With deep roots in the musical traditions, culture and lore of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective, gracefully gritty and fiercely memorable.
Valentine’s Day Steal the Pint
February 14, 11 – 10pm
Bold Rock Hard Cider
What better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day than with: A viewing of Sleepless In Seattle on our jumbo screen. Delicious bites from the Bold Bites Food Truck. A fresh new glass with the purchase of your favorite Bold Rock beverage (non-alcoholic available as well)
Punk Prom Valentines
February 14, 9 – 2am
A Punk Rock Valentines, Vintage Prom style. Dust off your powdered blues, your puffy tulles, your beaded jewels and spend your Valentines at Ole Shakey’s!
Liz Teague Band
February 14, 7:30 – 9:30am
A Liz Teague live performance inspires toe-tapping, singing-along and thoughtfulness. Her songs have the lyrical story-telling of old-school country tunes, with an undercurrent of hope, positivity, humor, and grace.
A Motown Loveday Throwdown
February 14, 9 – Midnight
One World Brewing – West Asheville
White Chocolate Dance Factory Party is back! Celebrate the love with some smooth & sexy Motown tunes. Grab your honey, bestie or crew and let’s dance! Color Theme: Come dressed in your LOVEliest white, black, red or pink attire. We’ve got treats & prizes!
February 15 – 22
Cajun Cook-off Presented By Asheville Mardi Gras!
February 9, Noon – 5pm
A dozen professional and amateur chefs from around Asheville are invited to show off their personal sizzle and spice by dishing up their takes on Cajun cuisine.
High Plains Drifters: Paul’s Boutique
February 21, 9 – Midnight
Never got a chance to see the Beastie Boys? Damn. Well, High Plains Drifters pay tribute to their legacy by performing entire albums from front to back.
On Sale Soon
The Blow Out with DJ Lil Meow Meow
Every Saturday in February, 7 – 2am
Asheville Beauty Academy
Late Night Dance Party with DJ Lil Meow Meow
Family Dance Party!
February 9, 3 – 5pm
Shake off the winter blues and share the Asheville Primary Dance Party tradition with our community.
Kiss My Axe Bus Tour
February 13, 6pm & 8pm
Cupid is Stupid! Forget Valentine’s day, let’s drink champagne, throw axes, rock out to a live band, and laugh at absurd comedy on LaZoom’s Purple Bus.
Pilates with Puppies
February 22, 10 – 11
Asheville Humane Society
A fundraiser for the Asheville Humane Society. Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by AHS. Please BYO yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! $15. Pre-registration required. Register at www.pilateswithpuppies.com. Space is limited and this event will sell out! Questions? Email [email protected]
Hold Tight: Marley Carroll & DJ Brandon Audette
February 21, 9 – 11:30
Local goes global when Asheville mainstay Marley Carroll teams up with DJ Brandon Audette (Detroit, MI) to serve world-class dance music at one of Asheville’s most well-loved venues.
The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Love Hurts)
February 20, 7 – 10pm
LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. Love that “Hurts So Good” also welcome.
$12/Tickets become available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.
February 21, 9:30 – 2pm
Urban Orchard South Slope
Every 1st and 3rd Friday will be kickin’ at Urban Orchard Cider Co. South Slope, thanks to DJ Malinalli and Asheville FM.
Freaks & Follies, A Uniquely Asheville Variety Show
February 20, 8 – Midnight
Sly Grog Lounge
VARIETY= The quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity, sameness, or monotony.
A sliding scale of 8$- 28$
February 23 – 29
Asheville Girls Pint Out and DanceClub Present: Brew-yoncé
February 28, 5:30 – 9pm
Join Asheville Girls Pint Out and Danceclub Asheville for Brew-yoncé: a dance class featuring Queen Bey, followed by brews at a Riverside Rhapsody.
Free to attend
13th Annual Mardi Gras Parade & Queens Ball
February 23, 3pm
South Slope Downtown Asheville
Slice Comedy Open Mic
February 27, 9pm
Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic! Hosted by Cody Hughes. Doors 8:30p/9:00p show.
Leap Year Beer Dinner
February 29, 5:30 – 9pm
12 Bones Smokehouse – River Arts District
An intimate Leap Year Beer Dinner on Saturday, February 29th, with special collaboration guest The Whale.
Corzano e Paterno Wine Tasting
February 27, 5 – 6:30pm
Winery Owner pours his excellent wines “on the taste” and “on the house”
Cuban Night with Simón Y Las Reglas
February 27, 8 – 2pm
American Beauty Academy
Cuban Night at the Beauty Academy with Food, Free Dance Lessons, Live Music and a Killer DJ.
Ritual: A Dinner with Burial + TRVE Brewing
February 28, 6pm
An intimate, family-style dinner at Forestry Camp Bar and Restaurant featuring TRVE from Denver CO and Burial Beer Co.
Twin Peaks Day 2020
February 29, all-day till midnight!
Expect Twin Peaks themed beers and guest taps, merchandise, coffee, donuts, and a costume contest with exclusive prizes for the top Doppelgangers.
Cupcake and Cider Pairing
February 27, 11 – 10pm
Bold Rock Hard Cider Mills River
Try four decadent cupcakes that we have carefully paired with four of our finest ciders. The pairings start at 11am and are served while supplies last!
Fermented Pairings Series Hygge Gathering
February 27, 6 – 7:30pm
White Labs Kitchen & Tap
Get cozy and enjoy delicious comfort food and beverage pairings!
Pongin’ at the Peel
February 24, 6 – 9pm
The Orange Peel
Ping pong, jams and drinks at the Peel with Pong AVL’s 8 full-sized tables and a mini table. Come with your crew, create your own tournament and whack all the balls that you can.