March Madness arrives with the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament. Play starts at 11 am Friday at the US Cellular Center, continues through the weekend and wraps up with Monday’s 9 pm championship game. $18 and up.
Stretch your legs before settling in to watch the games. Join the SoCon Tourney’s March 5K Walk/Run, 9 am start Saturday at Vance Monument, downtown Asheville. $30 with proceeds benefiting the Arc of Buncombe County.
SoCon includes something for everyone, including the little ones with Saturday’s Dribble Parade! Participating kids receive a free basketball and t-shirt plus admission to Saturday’s first game. Registration starts at 9:45 at Pack Square. The Dribble steps off at 10:45 and runs from Pack Square to the US Cellular Center. FREE
Looking for fun after the games? Head to the Grove Arcade for the Overtime Party, 6 to 9 pm Friday. FREE
Basketball and music? It’s a winning combination at the US Cellular Center. Dr. Bob’s Sonic Experience is an interactive display of musical instruments created by the extraordinary Bob Moog. You’ll find it on the concourse. FREE.
Ready to get your funny bone tickled? Head to the Omni Grove Park Inn for Classic Comedy Weekend. Headliners include Gary Gulman Friday evening and John Heffron Saturday night. $45 and up.
Craving Girl Scout cookies? Head to Hendersonville’s Blue Ridge Mall Sunday afternoon for the big Girl Scout Cookie Bake-off. Sample delicious creations and stock up on cookies. 3 pm. FREE