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The Street Dog Coalition, along with Haywood Street United Methodist Mission returns with its SDC pet clinic on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 297 Haywood St. The event offers free medical care and related services for pets of the homeless and near-homeless. Rabies vaccinations, S/N vouchers and an exam of minor medical problems will be available for dogs and cats. Dogs should be on leashes and cats in carriers. Please wear a mask while attending the event.
Thursday, Jan. 13 A DIY sausage and beer workshop gets underway from 6-8 p.m. at the Chop Shop Butchery, 100 Charlotte St. Join the Shop’s team of butchers, who will discuss ingredients and the process of sausage making. Local brewery Eurisko joins in the two hours of fun, where students will get a taste of great beer while learning how to make their own sausage. Tickets, $90-$130.
Enjoy “The Sun and the Rain,” from 7-8 p.m., during the Thomas Wolfe Short Story Discussions at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 N. Market St. The discussions are a partnership between the Wilma Dykeman Legacy and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site. Our text is “The Complete Short Stories of Thomas Wolfe,” edited by Francis E. Skipp with a Foreword by James Dickey. Admission is free.
Saturday, Jan. 15 Take in Disney’s “Lion King, Jr.” at the Asheville Performing Arts Academy, 55 Shiloh Road. The African savannah comes to life as Simba and a cast of unforgettable characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again. Face masks required. Tickets, $10.
It’s chili-tastng time at Lookout Brewing Company’s Annual Chili Cookoff, 3-6 p.m., 103 Ridgeway Ave., No. 1, in Black Mountain. Chili must be checked in and ready to taste by 3 p.m. with the final judge count by 5:30 p.m. First place wins a $50 gift card and 2022 bragging rights.
Saturday Meows with MPR AVL, noon to 4 p.m., PetSmart, 150 Bleachery Blvd. Meet some of MPR AVL’s cats and kittens. All animals are spayed/neutered, and FIV/FELV tested.
Explore goat yoga at Franny’s Farm during two sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 22 Frannys Farm Road in Leicester. Tickets, $25.
Sunday, Jan. 16 It’s story time at Asheville Salt Cave, 16 N. Liberty St. The Kids session runs from 10-11 a.m. Rachel Laird will be reading. Adults, $25; 4-12 years old, $15; kids 3 and under, free.
Soul Jazz Sundays with Taylor Pierson, 3-6 p.m., at Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, #200. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz.
Go behind the scene at Citizen Vinyl Factory during a free tour, from 1-2 p.m. Citizen Vinyl is an historic building located at 14 O’Henry Ave. Learn about record pressing and the original radio station. Enjoy music, great food and an afternoon of vintage Asheville.
Monday, Jan. 17 Singo (Musical Bingo) returns to Down Dog, 51 Sweeten Creek Road, from 7-8:15 p.m. No reservations are required; just bring a group of friends and be prepared to have a great time competing for prizes.
It’s country karaoke time at The Double Crown, 375 Haywood Road. The popular event recurs every Monday, starting at 10 p.m. Bring your best version of Garth Brooks or Shania Twain to entertain the fun-loving crowd.
Tuesday, Jan. 18 Live jazz with the Nick Garrison Trio comes to District 42, 7 Patton Ave., every Tuesday. Get your fill of New Orleans-inspired music, from traditional jazz to big band swing and all the grooves in between. The music plays from 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 Open Folk has become a favorite event at Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Ave., featuring live, local musicians. The music starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
River Arts District Farmers Market returns for the first market of 2022, from 3-6 p.m. at 289 Lyman St. The weekly Wednesday market features setups from growers, cheese makers, butchers, baker and other culinary artists. Browse local goods and enjoy the surrounding art galleries and breweries.
Terraoke! Karaoke with KJ Terra Ware at Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Road, starting at 6 p.m. Come sing your heart out and still get to bed on time. Join KJ Terra Ware for a socially distanced karaoke event.