During Shake, Rattle, & Roll!, professional Elvis impersonator Scot Bruce accurately depicts The King during his prime by belting out hits from the 1950s and 1960s in classic Presley attire. Known for his cameo in Faith Hill's "Let's Go to Vegas" music video, Bruce impresses audiences with an uncanny resemblance to Presley that encompasses the same pompadour, shared facial characteristics, and the ability to power a propeller-less helicopter by swiveling his hips. A four-piece band equipped with vintage instruments joins Bruce in successfully recreating Elvis's journey from his humble beginnings at Sun Records.
The 12,500-square-foot Quarry entertains climbers with rock-ribbed routes, an exposed bouldering area, and craggy, canyon-splitter cracks. Climbers are loaned harnesses and permitted all-day access to scale each area while Quarry employees overlook the bouldered terrain, available to assist rookie cragsmen's errant moments or epic mountaintop rap battles. The Quarry procures clamber-ready routes for both beginner and expert climbers. On the main floor, climbers can explore up to 90 top-rope and lead routes differing in difficulty, and the top floor is littered with boulders, which reach a maximum of 14 feet in height and vary in difficulty from easy to "fist-fighting a steamboat captain.” A series of fixed-width cracks along the main climbing wall are also available to test advanced dangling-and-grabbing techniques. Routes are reinvented every six to eight weeks, meaning past visitors have new surprises in store, and holds are cleaned again before each reuse, meaning past visitors can’t reclaim the love notes they stored in them. Though today's Groupon is only valid for adult admission, The Quarry also offers a variety of kid's climbing camps.
Cracker brings their signature brand of irony and irreverence to a performance of their 1993 platinum album release, Kerosene Hat, which produced three radio hits including ‘90s alt-rock jam “Low.” The band’s power-pop-punk tunes have been bopping heads for more than 15 years and over the course of eight albums—making the musicians veterans of the rock scene. The indie-rock showcase includes a performance from Camper van Beethoven, a band that shares a lead singer and a backstage bathroom with Cracker.
The Asheville International Children's Film Festival entertains all-ages audiences with a tightly packed schedule of 70 cinematic works from artists in 25 countries, divided into seven blocks of short films and one feature-length movie. On Saturday, families gather in Asheville Pizza & Brewing's colorful theater to witness Round the World and Home Again, a live-action flight through the lives, dreams, and playground treaty negotiations of children in seven countries. Wee ones release exhilarated squeals at 13 shorts in Once Upon an Adventure, which fills the screen with animated and live-action feats that delight juniors without the stress of adopting a litter of knights.