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Lisa Zahiya of Studio Zahiya instructs students in downtown Asheville.
AVL Grit - Dec 15 2017
Next Tuesday, head to the Orange Peel at 7 p.m. for a night of dance from all over the world, benefitting LEAF Community Arts.

Chattanooga Walking Bridge, Sundown
Stolen Moments - Dec 15 2017
There is a parade of bodies thronging the bridge, each body bathed on one side by sun glaze. No one is in a rush. No one on his or her cell. So the body keeps walking, off the bridge and into the city, while the mind takes snapshots inside the massive tombstones of commerce it floats through.

Snomg! Asheville GritVegas weekend update
AVL Grit - Dec 15 2017
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.

Diamond Brand
AVL Grit - Dec 15 2017
Today, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to long-time outfitter and local favorite Diamond Brand.

Gritmas 2017
AVL Grit - Dec 14 2017
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!

Midnight Snack. Source: band's website
Ali McGhee - Dec 14 2017
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.

AVL Grit - Dec 14 2017
We've got state-of-the-art drybag technology from Watershed for you on Day 4 of Gritmas.

Gritmas Day 3: Rockgeist and Recover
AVL Grit - Dec 13 2017
Two local companies are outfitting you with the coolest gear for everything from bikepacking to hiking your favorite trail on the third day of Gritmas.

Photo: Bonobo Conservation Initiative
Ali McGhee - Dec 12 2017
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.

AAAC
Jeff Mason - Dec 12 2017
Submissions are now open for area curators to create exhibitions that incorporate local collaborations at the Asheville Area Arts Council. Get all the details right here.

Gritmas Day 2: WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse
AVL Grit - Dec 11 2017
On the second day of Gritmas, we've got another sweet pairing for you. Enter today for passes to visit the WNC Nature Center AND a gift certificate + swag from our dear friends at Grail Moviehouse!

AVL Grit - Dec 11 2017
On the first day of Gritmas, we kick things of with a doubled-up prize package from Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe and Baked Pie Company.

Astropad from Astral
Guest Grit - Dec 9 2017
Your gift guide for the adventure lover in your life from Outdoor Gear Builders.

Students working at night during Tim Kerr's Mural Painting class, which created a mural honoring BMC  in Downtown Black Mountain. Photo by Suzi Sadler
Ali McGhee - Dec 8 2017
Steeped in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the School of the Alternative offers creative classes outside of the box this spring.

Spoiler Alert!
Jeff Mason - Dec 7 2017
A Christmas Movie Screening with Local Comedians, Hosted by Kelly Morgan, with Moira Goree & Andrew Cummins.

Emma's Lounge
Caleb Calhoun - Dec 7 2017
Asheville's Emma's Lounge: a local act that brings the world together.

‘Or some of those that fly so high’ (Little Sparrow), Oil on canvas, 2014
Sarah Shadburne - Dec 6 2017
A night of music and murder with painter Julyan Davis and performances from Elisa Faires and Mountain Bitters at Revolve (12/9)

#metoo
Jacqui Castle - Dec 6 2017
What we want the good guys to know.

humans
Jeff Mason - Dec 5 2017
The biannual immersive theater performance art sensation returns to an undisclosed location in downtown Asheville!

Pack Square. Photo: Carol Anders
MY AVL - Dec 2 2017
It's a Winter Wonderland out there! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in AVL!

Look at the Stars Beautiful
AVL Grit - Dec 1 2017
Electronic music duo BomBassic and producer P3RIPH3RAL teamed up for this fresh new track. Check out our exclusive premiere.

Spaceman Jones and the Motherships
AVL Grit - Dec 1 2017
We're dropping the newest track released by Spaceman Jones and the Motherships, right here.

Justin Rabuck, Jason Sandford, and Ali McGhee
AVL Grit - Nov 30 2017
As preparation for this weekend's Big Crafty, we talk with Justin Rabuck, a founder of the event and an owner of Horse and Hero in downtown Asheville.

Exmag
Ali McGhee - Nov 29 2017
This Friday, head to Ellington Underground for their grand opening show, featuring Exmag and local legends RBTS WIN.

Tale 53; Snowhite. Photo: Tommy Bay
Ali McGhee - Nov 27 2017
Puerto Rican-based puppeteer Deborah Hunt brings her new show to Asheville's BeBe Theatre as part of a fundraising effort to give back to the island after Hurricane Maria. Shows December 1-3.

Daedelus
Ali McGhee - Nov 24 2017
Daedelus plays at the Orange Peel on Tuesday, November 28 with Mono/Poly and Free the Robots. We talked with the producer and creative icon about everything from literature to labyrinths.

Neglectful. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
Stolen Moments - Nov 22 2017
“I’m just joking,” I say. “I’m the one who’s useless.”

Slowdive. Photo: Anthony Gabriele.
Ali McGhee - Nov 22 2017
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.

Bandidos
Ali McGhee - Nov 21 2017
Local hip-hop/production outlet Xero God play their first show at Ellington Underground with The Difference Machine and 10th Letter of Atlanta. We talk up the show and drop a track from Xero God's new album, Bandidos, for you. You're welcome.

Murder on the Orient Express
The Daily Orca - Nov 17 2017
A flawed but ultimately enjoyable old-school murder mystery.

Medieval Market
AVL Grit - Nov 16 2017
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!

Korean House
MY AVL - Nov 16 2017
A guide to navigating Best Of lists in Asheville (tip: make your own!).

P.T.P. (Peter the Poet). Design: Emma Sharon
Ali McGhee - Nov 15 2017
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.

Isa's seafood bouillabaisse
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Nov 15 2017
Dinner in France, without leaving the south.

Best Short Documentary
Dayna Reggero - Nov 14 2017
Dayna Reggero and Andrea Desky win Best Short Documentary at the Belize International Film Festival for their film, "The Wood Thrush Connection." Celebrate this Thursday, November 16th, at the Climate City Soiree, hosted by The Collider and Asheville Affiliates.

expensive! Photo: Anssi Koskinen (Flickr)
Thriftygirl - Nov 13 2017
With holidays right around the corner and a tight budget, how nice would it be to save and earn a few extra bucks doing a few simple things? Below are some easy steps to take that can get your friends and family gifts without breaking the bank.

Thor: Ragnarok
The Daily Orca - Nov 13 2017
Finally, a superhero film that successfully showcases the outlandish and ridiculous aspects of the genre in the best of possible ways.

Cotton Mill Studios
AVL Grit - Nov 10 2017
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.

Time of the Apes
Jeff Mason - Nov 9 2017
A Japanese rip-off of Planet of the Apes is heading your way with live commentary from three comedians, free popcorn, and more. It's Spoiler Alert! Plus, how to win two tickets!

Tin Foil Hat. Credit: Sarah Hooker Photography
AVL Grit - Nov 9 2017
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.