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**EVENTS – The Block Off Biltmore Downtown Asheville at Eagle & Market

We have a lot of exciting & enjoyable types of events at THE BLOCK off biltmore. Stay tuned to our website and please sign up for our e-newsletter (see bottom of webpage) to stay up to date. See you soon!

Monday, 5/21   

Vino & Vulvas: All About Vulvas!

If you have a vulva, love a vulva, or just find bodies fascinating… this talk is for you. We’ve got a sex therapist asking questions to medical professionals that work with vulvas from multiple perspectives. We’ll be talking about the skin of the vulva and the lining of the vagina… we’ll cover sexual function and tie the urinary system into it… we’ll discuss the muscles that help make everything work. We’ll discuss what “normal” is and what issues are problematic and how to get them corrected. All of the panelists (and the host) are local providers that are happy to be on your team or get you pointed in the right direction. So, come on out and get curious! 6:30pm $10
Wednesday, 5/23
Dar Luz: The Revolution of Birthing a New World
Hosted by Tzedek Social Justice Fellows (2017-2018)
A writers salon with: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs 

Who or what do you caregiver for? What strategies do you utilize to combat challenges you face as a caregiver? 

Join us for an evening of radical exploration of mothering and care-giving. In this oracle style workshop, Dr. Lex will guide us through her work on Revolutionary Mothering and community creatives will offer readings from beloved Black feminist writers!6-8pm, Free

Thursday, 5/24 
“The State of Hemp” in NC sponsored by Carolina Hemp Co. in NC. Journey into the second full year of an active NC Hemp Pilot Program and delve into the details of what is shaking in our state. Hear from the CHC green team and others in a compelling glimpse of what the future may bring. Enjoy access to the regions best Hemp Extract products at event discounted prices. Leonora Stefanile, with the Mountain Horticulture Corps Research Station, will discuss how the research conducted at stations around the state, contribute to moving hemp into 2018 and beyond. Live acoustic set by Patton Cardwell of Io Trio, 6-10pm
Friday, 5/25
Alive Poets Society featuring poets from the Asheville Poetry Series followed by an open mic for poetry sharing. All are welcome and supported with love & compassion! 6:45-8:45pm. Donations appreciated. 
Saturday, 5/26
WNC Solidarity Concert Series, a Benefit for Planned Parenthood with Jason Decristofaro, Jesse Jr., Aaron Price, Michael Jefry Stevens, Linda Mitchell and Carrie Morrison, 2-4pm, $10
Monday, 5/28
Closed in Observance of Memorial Day.
Join Veterans for Peace in Mourning the Dead, Supporting the Troops and Ending All War at the War Memorial in Pack Square Park (Roger McGuire Green), 11am.
Wednesday, 5/30
Dada Maheshvarananda & Cooperative Games for a Cooperative World will give a Cooperative Games Workshop, 6-7:30pm


Cam MacQueen

THE BLOCK off biltmore
Where Your Drink Makes a Difference!
39 S. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801
443.221.0519 (c)
828.254.9277 (community space/vegan bar)

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