Oxygen Masks for Animals Delivered to Asheville Fire Department

On January 31, Cam, the owner of THE BLOCK off biltmore, presented oxygen mask kits to the City of Asheville Fire Department. Seventeen kits were presented, one for every fire truck, each containing a small, medium, and large oxygen mask!

The project was one of many recent endeavors, and included raising funds and making the oxygen masks for animals in emergencies. Many of our customers and community members know that our mission is to exist for and to give back to our community. We do this in a variety of ways, often serving as a meeting place and providing a venue for benefits, groups, and nonprofits. Most nights, we donate a percentage of bar sales to local endeavors and organizations, too.

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Celebrate One-Year With Us!

It’s been one year since we first opened the doors to THE BLOCK off biltmore! We are so grateful to everyone who has given their support and encouragement – you have helped us to continue being the place where “Your Drink Makes a Difference!”  We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with everyone. Join us for anniversary week events such as our Cruelty-Free Thanksgiving Potluck benefiting Animal Haven of Asheville, Open Mic, an anniversary party on Friday featuring live music with Kevin Spears “Kalimba Man” and LuAnn Arena, followed by LOOK Fridays Dance Party with DJ Audio, and a whole weekend of celebratory fun! Plus, remember to ask about our anniversary drink specials!

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Halloween Happenings Coming Up!

Getting excited about Halloween? We’ve got some eerily great Halloween-themed events coming up later this week and into the weekend. Don’t miss DJ AUDIO’s LOOK Fridays Halloween Trapsquerade event on Friday night. And then dance some more at the HALLOWSWING dance on Saturday featuring live music by JAZZCATZ! (more…)

Musicians Come Together to Help Louisiana Flood Victims – Aug 23

“The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy,” the American Red Cross reported. 40,000 homes have been damaged, and over 4,000 people are in shelters, many of them children, the elderly, and disabled.

Jason DeCristofaro has enlisted the help of Cam MacQueen of THE BLOCK off biltmore and several musicians who are volunteering their time to help put together a benefit Tuesday night (August 23, from 8 PM to 11 PM), to raise funds for the Red Cross Flood Relief Program. Read on to learn more about the musicians who will be performing throughout the evening…..(UPDATE: $800 raised at the benefit! Thank you, Asheville. Check out WLOS coverage noted in this post)

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Free Film Screenings – “Trapped” & “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten”

THE BLOCK off biltmore is proud to host a variety of events and to raise awareness about a wide range of important issues. Coming up we’ve got two exceptional film screenings – both free. On Sunday, August 21st attend a screening of the film, “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten,” with discussion to follow about the new Asheville Forest School, and then come back Monday, August 22nd to see “Trapped,” followed by a panel presentation with representatives from the ACLU of NC and NARAL Pro-Choice of North Carolina. Read on to learn more about the films…. (more…)

“Love and Hate” Photography Exhibit by Micah MacKenzie

We are thrilled to feature Micah MacKenzie’s stunning photography at THE BLOCK off biltmore. Join us for the opening of his “Love and Hate” exhibit on Friday, August 5th from 6 to 9 pm. Or stop in during August and take some time to enjoy his work. Award-winning photographer Micah Mackenzie’s “Love & Hate” exhibit is a poignant collection reflecting what members of society deal with on a daily basis. These striking photographic images represent the polarizing experiences we have all been dealing with as of late. With “an eyes wide open” approach, Micah helps us “witness our evolutionary direction towards peace” and the clear cut juxtaposition evident in so many hearts today. Read on to learn more about Micah….

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Wednesday Hemp Day

Come on out for Wednesday Hemp Day on August 10th!

Have you heard about CBD and its growing list of health benefits?

If you would like to learn more, plus try samples, and even enjoy special CBD drink cocktails – please join us at THE BLOCK off biltmore on Wednesday, August 10th from 6 to 11 pm for a FREE special event hosted by The Carolina Hemp Company! The event will also include live music and many great speakers. Read on for more details….

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Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch at THE BLOCK off biltmore

We are thrilled to offer weekly Sunday vegan brunch. Local favorites  – Chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra Vegan and Eden-Out Meals are alternating weeks and serving up fantastic vegan brunch menus with sweet & savory options. This week (11/27), it’s brunch with Tephra Vegan from noon to 4. And it’s popular – so arrive early to secure your spot! As a bonus, from 2 to 6pm on 11/27, we will also have Mural Art & Music. Read more in the post…..

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