Business Buzz: April 17

April 17, 2024


  • From April 15-May 12, restaurants are raising funds for World Central Kitchen through Benevolent Spirits, donating $1 for every featured drink sold. World Central Kitchen provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises across the globe. Through Benevolent Spirits, the restaurant community seeks to show solidarity with World Central Kitchen after seven of their team members were killed in Gaza. The funds raised through Benevolent Spirits will continue to support their life-saving work around the globe. Asheville area restaurants participating include Chai Pani, Botiwalla, Curate, La Bodega, Twisted Laurel Downtown, Posana, High Five Coffee and Asheville Brewing Co.
  • North Carolina Stage Company closes their 2023-24 season with one-man bio drama Thurgood by George Stevens Jr. From his steadfast equal rights work to becoming the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall devoted his life to the pursuit of a more just world. This captivating one-man play explores his work and life with humor and riveting and inspiring storytelling. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling–a case argued by Marshall– Thurgood will be directed by Philip Kershaw and will star Atlanta-based actor K.P. Powell as the venerable civil rights activist turned Supreme Court justice. April 26 – May 19, 2024, Wednesdays -Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays and select Fridays at 2:00 PM.
  • Introducing the “AVL Food Series” – A Culinary Extravaganza Produced by Shay & Company in Partnership with Devil’s Foot Beverage Company! Throughout the year, the “AVL Food Series” will bring together chefs from the WNC region and beyond, food enthusiasts, community members, and culinary connoisseurs to indulge in a variety of unforgettable experiences. From pop-up dinner evenings for 75 featuring renowned chefs to lively food fests showcasing Asheville’s finest cuisines for 400, this series promises something for everyone. The April 25th event features Chef Cleophus Hethington who has cooked at acclaimed restaurants across the country and world and whose pop-up dinner series celebrated the foodways for the African diaspora. For a list of all the events and dates please check out our website, AVL Food Series.
  • Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours announces a partnership with the Asheville Art Museum that marries the best of Asheville’s art, history, and panoramic skyline. Tours begin on May 2, 2024 and operate on Thursdays only. This unique rooftop tour experience is designed to offer participants an exceptional view of the city from the museum’s rooftop Perspective Cafe, along with special access to the museum’s North Wing, the historic Pack Memorial Library building dating back to 1925 that is not generally open to the public. Learn more
  • Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is proud to announce their upcoming 2024 season. All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District, from May 10th through October 27th on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30. Performances are free; donations accepted. Starting May 10, 2024, the Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare theatre, and one of the oldest community-based Shakespeare theatres in the United States, will present Edward III, the first play of their Muse of Fire: Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses season. This season is a once-in-a-generation event celebrating the nine Shakespearean plays recounting the English Wars of the Roses. Learn more
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Center will host the Invision Diagnostics Mammogram Bus on May 30th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Mammogram Bus offeres 3D breast cancer screenings for women 35 and older. NC Medicaid and private health insurance accepted. To learn more or schedule a screening, visit


  • The City of Asheville and the Public Art and Culture Commission (PACC) seek a qualified artist or designer to submit their qualifications for a piece of public artwork that reimagines Station #7, the Art Deco Masterpiece, part of Asheville’s Urban Trail. The selected artist(s) will work with the City to install their proposal into the existing Outdoor Dining Area in front of the historic S&W Building at 56 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC. Learn more
  • Buncombe County Schools Center for Career Innovation will host a program April 23rd from 9-11:30 at AB Tech Conference Center. Employers are invited to come learn how students at Buncombe County Schools’ new Center for Career Innovation (BCCI) are working with local businesses and other partners to create the future of learning and work. To register visit: