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Dig Local Update 2/26/21 - Yes to 11:00!, Mindful Yin, Fiddles, NY Pizza, Blues Music and more...

NY Style Pizza in AVL - It's All About Family #digAVL Video 

A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

828 Family Pizzeria knows what it means to love local and be local. Since 1994, 828 has been serving up their signature authentic NY-style pizza, wings, salads and more to lucky Ashevillians. Family-owned and operated, everything is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and generations of knowledge.

See the video interview here!
While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers have their own stories to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville.
Last call at 8:45pm was really, well, lame. Thank you, Gov. Cooper for loosening things up a bit! We promise we'll wear our masks and practice social distancing. We can do this, Asheville! Let's do it for our beloved local businesses - now able to remain open until 11pm!
Things To Do
Shake Off the Rainy Day Blues
Miss shakin' your bones to live music? Then join The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall Sat. Feb. 27 for the start of something very special! The first Blue Ridge Blues Jam features members DownTown Abby & The Echoes and Travers Brothership - two incredible local bands coming together to share some blues! The bar opens at 5 pm and music begins at 8. This is a 21+ show. Bring your mask and get there early as the venue is still operating on limited capacity.
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Open Your Third Eye
Livestream today at 5:30 with Asheville Yoga Center and Gota Cebrero in a Mindful Yin. All are welcome to partake in this beautiful path of yoga through Mindful Yin. In this type of practice Gota Cebrero will weave in mindfulness while steeping in long holding poses to restore elasticity into the connecting tissues, unblock the subtle body and partake in deep breathings. This practice is gentle and also beneficially challenging as you release built up tension and bathe in a refreshed stillness.

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Afrolachian Gardens Pop-Up

Afrolachian Gardens has teamed up with Home Ground Coffee Bar and Deli for another Pop-Up Shop. Head to Home Ground Coffee Bar & Deli on Saturday, March 6th from 11am-3pm to grab some food & drinks from Home Ground's huge menu! Take a few steps outside to shop Afrolachian Gardens' assortment of air plants, living jewelry, and other handmade goods! You can pre-order online through the link below and pick it up at the pop-up event. Visit afrolachiangardens.com to pre-order online & pick up at the pop-up!

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Fiddling Friday
Award-winning fiddler, singer, and songwriter Carley Arrowood has quickly become a recognized name among young bluegrass artists and is coming tonight, February 26th at 7 pm to Isis Music Hall. For just $15 you can join socially-distanced music lovers to hear a twist of fun fiddling and vocals that are rooted in the traditional Western North Carolina style.

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Take a Look Back at 2020

After the crazy year that was 2020, UNCA’s Department of Drama has created “Hindsight 2020”. This performance project will use theatre to explore empathy, expression, and realization to shed light on the many events of 2020 and to see how they have affected us as individuals and our communities at large. The project was created to encourage creative voices, challenge stereotypes, and open minds and hearts to the struggles and successes of all people who make up our communities. Mark your calendars for March 5th - 6th at 7pm for this free performance and get ready to get introspective!

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Thanks to all those who have submitted tunes for the Dig Local Spotify playlist! If you'd like to be considered as an addition to our music compilation, we are accepting submissions for our Spotify playlist now (check out the playlist here).
There are only three requirements to be considered:
  • You or your group must be regionally based in the Asheville area
  • Your song submissions must be all original compositions
  • The songs must be "family-friendly" (no profanity or obscenity or violence) 
If selected, one or two of your songs will be featured in our Spotify playlist. There may also be opportunities to be featured in our Weekly Scoop email and on our social media platforms!
Submit your music by filling out the following info at the link below.
You can now support local until 11pm!  MASK UP, practice social distancing, and TIP WELL. 
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