Good morning, friends! Looks like we're all still here, and the rest of the world that's further on in the day already is still here, so... apocalypse NOT now? Anyway, congratulations on living through this predicted doomsday. Onward!
At 9 a.m., head over to the Frank H. McClung Museum to check out the "Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan" exhibit. Why? Because it's free, and you might need to find your center before dealing with relatives this Christmas.
What better way to celebrate the non-apocalypse than by heading over to the visitor center at noon to see Jack Renfro and the Apocalypso Quartet play for WDVX's Blue Plate Special? Free entertainment.
At 7:30, get yourself to the Clarence Brown Theatre to see "A Christmas Carol." Tickets are $20-$40. Buy them here.
Ok, you weirdos. Hott Rods is hosting an apocalypse concert tonight at 9. Learn more here. It's $8 to get in. 18+ only.
At 10 p.m., Tuatha Dea, a celtic rock band with Thin Lizzy, African, South American, and Caribbean influences, will play at the Preservation Pub. Cover is $5. 21+ only.
When you've done all the Christmas shopping you can handle, head over to Union Avenue Books and unwind with a little traditional Irish music form Red-Haired Mary. And maybe pick up a book or something.
Then grab the kids (or kids at heart) and take them to Cherokee Caverns for their Christmas in the Caves. Enjoy those lights and holiday scenes in the caves. It's $8 to get in, and the Christmas stuff starts at 5:30.
Horror move fans! The KHFF Apocalypse Christmas Party starts at 8 p.m. in the Relix Variety Theatre with a screening of Steven C. Miller's film Silent Night, a remake of the 1984 classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. Slasher Santa will be available for pictures. 18+ only.
At 10 p.m., the Pilot Light will play host to Asheville guitar/drums duo Ahleuchatistas, with Yak Stranglers. Cover's $5. 18+ only.
Also at 10, Jahman Brahman will play at Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria. Enjoy another Asheville jam band for free.
Have yourself some brunch and then head to the Birdhouse to catch Dinosaur Saints and Humble Robots' puppet show and workshop. For $10, you can make your own puppet. Give it Grandpa for Christmas, if you want.
At 2 p.m., catch a screening of "White Christmas," at the the Tennessee Theatre. Admission is $6-$8. You can buy tickets in advance here. Pick them up at will-call.
Need a laugh on Christmas Eve Eve? Head to the Preservation Pub's Upstairs Underground Stand-Up Comedy Show at 8 p.m. There's no cover! 21+ only.
And then have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!