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Swallowing the Bitter Pill
The final entry in "Pieces of the Whole," the series from artist Mark Flowers, whose show opens at Pink Dog Creative on June 2.

Pattern. Mark Flowers
The third in Mark Flowers' series for Signs of Life at Pink Dog Creative.

Floor Clean, Home Depot
Race at the Home Depot.

Xpand Fest, happening on Saturday, June 10th on the South Slope, has a unique community focus.

Eda Rhyne Copper Still. Photo: Facebook
Support Asheville's newest local distiller, Eda Rhyne, by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign.

Mark Flowers' Signs of Life opens at Pink Dog Creative on June 2. Here's the second in a series about art-making and memory.

Better Dads Festival
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.

Bryan Divisions
Asheville hip-hop artist Bryan Divisions encourages you to love yourself and embrace your shadow side.

Panelists Michael Divine and Android Jones with Liana Gillooly. Photo: Michael Garfield
A (third) eye-opening discussion of race blindness in the psychedelic community begun at Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA.

Hallie Jay Pope
A new exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum explores how visual art can be a powerful platform to promote dialogue. On view May 20 - July 16, 2017

The Realistic Joneses
Meet the Joneses when Will Eno’s odd sitcom, The Realistic Joneses, comes to 35below

Defrostatica Flyer
Based in Leipzig, Germany, the electronic Defrostatica label is hitting Timo's House tonight to debut new tracks from their latest EP, Rogue Style Vol. 1, which features Asheville's own Klose.

Bliss Mob Hug Parade
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.

SEVEN
Fashmob 2017 happens tomorrow. One group of models and designers reveals their inspiration for this year's event with a powerful video. Caution: graphic themes depicted.

Planes
Signs of Life, a new exhibition at Pink Dog Creative Gallery, opens June 2nd.

Orbiting Human Circus
The fantastical podcast, produced by the folks behind Welcome to Night Vale, is on tour and will stop at the Grey Eagle on May 30th. We've got a pair of tickets for a lucky someone!

LEAF Moon
Camping at LEAF

Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Source: marketplace-restaurant.com
This coming Wednesday, the James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner will be hosted by Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Check out the full lineup of chefs, and the stellar menu, right here.

Citizen Jane
A eye-opening documentary about what makes a city successful, and what causes its demise.

Land On Your Feet
Asheville-based jazz- and soul-infused rockers Window Cat celebrate the release of their album, Land On Your Feet, this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall, where they'll open for Con Brio.

Jason and the WNC Yarn Crawl
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.

Grandma
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.

Elizabeth Carter
We profile Elizabeth Carter of Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

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Traveling, claims all the articles, helps you gain perspective on yourself and the world around you. She who travels is unafraid of adventure, change, and most of all, herself. And yet, as I was driving through the endless, cloudy expanse of Virginia, I could not shake the gnawing fear that I was very, very afraid of myself.

Star and Flag Design Quilt, Fred Hassebrock. Source: National Gallery of Art
On each Monday in May, members of a new arts forum, Holler, will convene at locations around town for an hour of "flash mob-style making sessions" around specific themes. Come out; make art!

Branches. Photo: Kelly Boitano
Indie rock/Americana band Branches brings their distinctive sound to the Grey Eagle on Monday, May 8th.

The Brunch Bill is up for review before the ABC Committee on Tuesday. Find out more (and find out where to sign the petition to drink mimosas on Sundays at 10 a.m.!) here.

Tracey Morgan Gallery Exhibits
An Hoang and Rob Amberg - Artist Exhibitions May 5 - July 2, 2017

I Called Him Morgan
A beautiful and gripping documentary about a talent whose life was cut short.

T.I. Photo: Keely Knopp
Checking out T.I. and his Hustle Gang at the ExploreAsheville.com arena.

Prairie Fire
The cast of characters ignites the stage in Prairie Fire, an original play by Ryan Madden.

Eda Rhyne on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring Eda Rhyne Distillery, which is kicking off their Indiegogo campaign with a party on Saturday in their new facility! Check out the write-up for the full details, plus other events that will get you out and about and on the town.

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Check out the First Friday Art Opening at Push Skate Shop!

Eat cake
Last week I turned twenty-four. I hope I'm good at it. I've never been twenty-four before.

103.3. Asheville FM Fund Drive
Donate today and all contributions will be matched and doubled!

Xpand Fest
Xpand Fest, a free arts and music festival in Asheville's South Slope, recently made their first announcement of headliners and sponsors.

onj. release show
"Alone" is the first album by Asheville instrumental post-rock band onj. The release party happens on Friday, May 12, at the Mothlight.

1 Year of GritVegas!
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!

Dance Club Asheville
Next up in our series of Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness, is a new wave of workout classes that have women of all ages and fitness backgrounds finding a new sense of self-empowerment and freedom.

The Transfiguration
A unique and look at the vampire genre, and possibly the best horror movie of the year so far.

Prairie Fire
Anam Cara's Prairie Fire, inspired by the writings of The Weather Underground, continues through the first weekend in May (Fridays and Saturdays).

Stupid Fucking Bird poster
The new play at Magnetic Theatre is a wild and hilarious tour of existential angst and unrequited love!

The Story We Want series
The Climate March + A New Climate Listening Project Film Series

Asheville Greenworks on Forest Friday!
We hit the Hard Times Trail with Joele Emma, Asheville Greenworks' Director of Education.

The Lure
A great premise that gets bogged down by a scattered narrative.

Brother Oliver
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."

Asheville Butoh Festival
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.

Asheville Butoh Festival
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Big Wild
Big Wild comes to the Orange Peel this Friday, and you can be there too.

Asheville Music School Rock Band. Photo: Michael Oppenheim
Thursday's annual benefit show at Isis Music Hall will raise funds for the Asheville Music School. Students and teachers will perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety at the end of the evening.

Mobley
We're kind of huge fans of Austin-based artist Mobley (if you haven't noticed). Here are five reasons to get to Asheville Music Hall early and check out his set before The Hip Abduction.

March for Science
The March for Science comes to the Mountains on April 22.

photo:object
photo:object, a new show opening at PUSH Gallery on May 5, is seeking submissions that challenge makers of all types to make a "photograph" that pushes the boundary of "object."

The Hip Abduction
The Hip Abduction is headlining the Asheville Music Hall, April 20, and the band was cool enough to answer a few questions in anticipation for their show.

Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival happens from July 27-20 and brings together local and international talent from the yoga world. Here's what we're most excited about.

Robin Funsten of Community Conflict Solutions
Robin Funsten, founder of Community Conflict Solutions, on treating her business like a baby, how to make conflict productive, and her (nearly) lifelong caving habit.

The Nerd
We review Attic Salt's production of The Nerd, showing now at NC Stage Company through April 23rd.

Moogfest lineup
Moogfest has released its music acts, special guests, workshops and more over a series of weekly announcements. We're so excited!

GritVegas and BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.

The Last Word Benders
That's So Asheville talks with Jeshua Morningstar and K-Pop Kakashi of Asheville nerdcore hip-hop group The Last Word Benders.

T.I.
Three-Time Grammy Award Winning Rap Artist T.I. knows how to reinvent himself and his upcoming Hustle Gang Tour is further proof of his drive and talent in doing so. Local promotor Joe Greene shares why this show is important for Asheville in diversifying its programming to be more inclusive.

Claire Chase
We sat down with flutist Claire Chase (and friend/composer Kyle Brenders) to talk about her early experiences with avant-garde music, the Density project, the problem with genre, and how she's gotten really into conference calls (among many other things).

Tea From The Herbal Spectacle
A look at offerings from local herbalist and tea maker Katie Lauver of The Herbal Spectacle.

This Is Our Youth
Our review of 35below's newest production, This Is Our Youth, which follows 48 hours in the lives of three young people living in Manhattan at the dawn of the Reagan era.

The Void
A nearly great exercise in Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

Field Day & Spring Fling
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.

The Coronation
Asheville Grit brings you the exclusive premiere of "The Coronation," a collaboration between hip-hop artist SIYAH and producer Nex Millen.

CAKE
The four fiercely funny ladies of the CAKE Comedy Tour are using a Kickstarter to sell tickets to an event they're hoping to hold in Asheville on May 4th. Find out more here.

Misha Stein, Patrick Watson, Robbie Kuster, and Joe Grass. Credit: Erin Fowler
Patrick Watson played the Grey Eagle last Friday, 3/31, and we've got the exclusive photo gallery.

Credit: Rene Treece Roberts
Local photographer René Roberts and her husband Billy took a trip to Cuba. Here's why you should go.

All in the Timing
We talked with Marci Bernstein, co-founder of Attic Salt, about the newest offerings from the theatre company, what brought her to Asheville, dream projects, and the most fun she's ever had on stage.

Final Four
This weekend, find out where to watch the Final Four (our picks for every part of town!), then stay out on the town with our weekend roundup.

After the Storm
A wonderful and moving story about the people we hoped we'd become.

The Moon and You
Endless Maria, the newest album from husband-wife duo The Moon and You, travels from light into darkness and back again, with support from several guest music-makers from Asheville's thriving scene.

Hillman Beer is set to open its doors in South Asheville in April. Find out about the genesis of this brewery, started by an Asheville couple with a dream.

Asheville City Soccer Club logo
The Asheville Soccer Club kicks off their season this Thursday, March 30, at Hi-Wire Brewing. We interviewed team president Ryan Kelley to get the details.

Dangermuffin
Dangermuffin brings the beach—and the power of uplifting connection—to the Isis Music Hall on April 1st.

Yasmind Hamdan. Photo: Flavien Prioreau
We talk with Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan about Big Ears 2017, the inspiration behind her new album, Al Jamilat, and the state of the world right now.

Well Played GritVegas Update
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.

Prof. Logik
Prof. Logik will bring the noise to Friday's BEAT LIFE, an ongoing series that features the best in beats music from local and nationally-renowned producers. Tyler Ambrosius, LAVIER, and Vietnam Jerry also perform.

Simrit at the Masonic Temple. Photo: Erin Fowler
Simrit, a Kundalini and Naad yoga practitioner, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, enchanted the audience at downtown Asheville's Masonic Temple last Saturday, March 18th. Photo gallery by Erin Fowler.

Souvenir artwork
Souvenir, running through April 2nd at NC Stage, is a heartwarming production about the tone-deaf (and oblivious) Florence Foster Jenkins, with some wonderful musical numbers.

Logan
An amazing send-off to our favorite savage hero

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The existential ghost was spotted wondering about what it takes to get a living wage in Asheville.

Wu Fei
Armed with a guzheng, a 2,000-year-old Chinese instrument akin to a zither, Beijing-born Wu Fei will break new musical ground at this weekend's Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN.

NYC People's Climate March (2014). Photo: Alejandro Alvarez
The Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit invite you to Artists in Resistance, an event that will create a forest-themed banner for the National Climate March. Artists in Resistance happens on April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville.

Third Coast Percussion
Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion comes to the 2017 {Re}HAPPENING with a legacy and a vision for what lies ahead. Asheville Grit talks with David Skidmore about what to expect.

Cat Fly Before I Die
What's up with the giant cat faces? We talk with the organizers behind the Cat Fly Film Festival, happening April Fool's Weekend with events throughout Asheville. Weekend and day passes are on sale now.

Beer City Bikes
For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.

Three Davids
David LaMotte took a moment from his busy schedule to talk with me about music, life and the unsuspecting musical collaboration with David Wilcox and David Holt that manifested after a chance encounter catching a flight back to Asheville one afternoon.

Allyson Ansusinha Charleston Fashion Week 2017
Asheville designer Allyson Ansusinha has taken home a top prize from Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, one of the nation's premier fashion events. She'll show her entire collection in Saturday's finale event, which will stream live on Asheville Grit.

Kevin Morby. Photo: Adarsha Benjamin
There's still time left to snag your ticket to this show on Friday, 3/17, at the Asheville Masonic Temple. Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee co-headline, and Mary Lattimore opens the night of intimate, and rare, solo performance.

St Patty's Day
Don't rely on the luck o' the Irish—follow our rainbow to the top 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Check out all of our weekend recommendations here.

Odyssey School's free four-part session, "Teaching Kids about Racism and Racial Justice," aims to help parents and educators start conversations about diversity at an early age.

Color Me Goodwill
Upcycled eco-fashion is a growing trend, bringing change to a country where over-consuming is typically the norm. The upcoming Color Me Goodwill fashion show highlights sustainable fashion by Asheville designers while raising awareness for Goodwill's mission: transforming donations into jobs and job training for thousands of people in Western North Carolina.

Astronautica
The luscious sounds of L.A.'s Astronautica keep the vibe smooth at the One Stop this Friday, 3/17. Panther God, Koresma, and Hubbble support.

Simrit Kaur
Simrit Kaur brings her ethereal, gorgeous sound to Asheville's Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 18th. We interviewed her about her new album, her favorite spiritual texts, and the cultural appropriation of yoga, among other things.

Still from The Mummy's Hand (1940)
The creator of a new peer-to-peer catering service is looking for actors and extras to do the Mummy Shuffle in a terrifyingly funny new ad campaign scheduled for March 18th.

The Dogwood Alliance takes a hike with Nicole Townsend (and Roscoe!) on this edition of Forest Friday.

Ben Sollee and Ali McGhee
Composer, cellist, singer, and storyteller Ben Sollee stops by the GritVegas studios before his 3/9 Mothlight show!

Terry Tempest at Magnetic Theatre
We talk with cast and crew members from Terry Tempest: The Final Interview and give you a sneak peak of the show on this weekend update. More events in the write-up!

Well Played logo
Asheville's new board game bar offers more than childhood memories.

Ben Sollee
Cellist and singer Ben Sollee brings his signature sound to the Mothlight on Thursday, March 9th, with Jordan Ellis and opener Utah Green.

AVL views
Feel like saving the world? Darby Communications wants to work with you.

Credit: Sarah E. Nichols
A local photographer and models tell the story of a toxic relationship through light and tone in this gallery.

Diane Cluck. Photo: Samuel Lang Budin
Freak folk icon hosts potluck and house show with Life Like Water in West Asheville this Sunday.

Jr. James, Flori Pate of Food Connection, and Ashley Heath
This weekend we're highlight the Food Connection Benefit Show and featuring some other great events around town!

Get Out
A very fun, and satirical, addition to the horror genre that is almost as good as the hype

Window Cat
Asheville Grit presents the exclusive premiere of "Agent Orange," the new single from local group Window Cat.

Robert Ellis
The Americana singer/songwriter makes his way to The Altamont Theatre

In the second episode of That's So Asheville, we talk with Veris and Ahnika Meyer-Wilde of the Second Star Sanctuary/RadFae Reading Room, and with local producer Cpt Hyperdrive (Rob Gray) about his new album Burning Roses, a creative project born of heartbreak.

Black Quantum Futurism @ Moogfest
The latest Moogfest announcement dropped some exciting buzzwords and some even more exciting featured artists.

Roanline: Ferrell and Koral Alman
Let's Do This interviews Ferrell and Koral Alman, founders of outdoor clothing and gear company Roanline.

The Queen and Her Asheville Mardi Gras Entourage
We got a visit from the ladies of Asheville Mardi Gras on this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Check out our exclusive sneak peek and read the post for our event roundup.

I Am Not Your Negro
A beautiful and poignant film spun entirely from the eloquent words of author James Baldwin

Street Art
Places to go and people to see if you wanna tickle those civil liberties

Dance Heginbotham
The 2017 {Re}HAPPENING invokes the spirit of the original Happening, in 1952, through performance art, music, and more.

Habitat Tavern
Habitat Brewing Company Tavern & Commons will pour the first beers from their brewery on February 24th and 25th. Stop by and celebrate this grand opening of their brewery space!

Brightside
Celebrate the moon in Pisces at Plugged In’s monthly ZØDIAC event, with Brightside, Ives, Digital D and Tenorless!

Wings
War is only fun when there is food involved. The annual Asheville Wing War brings it!

Ali McGhee on Forest Friday
Dogwood Alliance spends some time outside, at Pisgah National Forest's Moore Cove Falls, with Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee.

Josh Blake of IamAVL
Let’s Do This talks with Josh Blake, Co-Founder of the Independent Arts & Music of Asheville (IamAVL) project.

Red Wedding cocktail
Katie Button’s, small plate and craft cocktail restaurant, Nightbell will be a hosting a one-night event this Saturday, February 18.

Bike Love thumb
Jason went into the field for this week's update to talk with Mike Sule, organizer of Bike Love, happening this weekend at Salvage Station. We've got the scoop on Bike Love and more in this edition of the Weekend Update!

Blue Ridge Roller Girls
The Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold their first match of the 2017 season this Sunday, when the Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams will face off against the Candy Apple Razor Blades.

Money and How to Make It!
Money And How to Make It! will be staged on weekends through February 25th at Magnetic 375 in Asheville's River Arts District.

Triptych Soul albumita cover
Asheville trio Triptych Soul celebrates their new jazz fusion "Albumita" this Saturday (2/18) at UpCountry Brewing Co., with opening support from Armadilla.

Women's March on Asheville. Credit: Ali McGhee
A detailed look at what organized efforts have accomplished already, and an exploration of where we go from here.

Whlte Helmets
A look at the short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards

It's the weekend before Valentine's Day. Celebrate with your special someone(s) or kick it solo at these events!

Unifire Theater
The lineup for the 44th LEAF is here!

Midnight Snack
The Asheville based band goes all out for their single release show.

Source: Flickr user smkybear
Stand With Southerners and Say No To Enviva.

Revolve + MAP Listening/Launch Party
Revolve is hosting a Launch/Listening Party on Tuesday, February 8th in conjunction with the Media Arts Project (MAP) as it unveils a new partnership.

Art the Barred Owl
We have had some marvelous #ForestFriday guests so far, but Art is our very first Feathered Forest Friday Friend!

Kristin Schoonover
An interview with potter Kristin Schoonover, organizer of the Nasty Women exhibition in Asheville, which raised funds for Planned Parenthood.

Drag Queen Bingo 2016
The ever-popular Drag Queen Bingo, which benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, is a two-night event this year and includes an evening of Trivia with the Queens!

Groundhog Day and the Superbowl are just two things happening this weekend. See what else is going on in this edition of the weekend update!

Michele Scheve at 103.3 AshevilleFM
On Saturday, February 4th, East Asheville bar and restaurant The Social will hold a fundraiser, with live music and comedy, for local comedian and radio host Michele Scheve.

Nick Millevoi's Desertion Trio comes to the BMCM+AC on Saturday, February 4th.

Seasons
A beautiful nature documentary that shines above its predecessors due to its unique narrative structure and breathtaking cinematography

Peter Bradley Adams
The folk musician gears up to bring his talents to Asheville's Altamont Theatre on Thursday.

That's So Asheville
The inaugural episode of Asheville's Grit's brand spankin' new podcast, That's So Asheville, is here! We talked with acupuncturist and painter Lesha Jacyzsyn and David Krantz, Epigenetic Coach and Director of Applied Psychoacoustics at Asheville's Apeiron Center for Human Potential, who also produces music under the name Futexture.

Parquet Courts. Photo: Sarah Burns
Parquet Courts returns to Asheville for a show at the Grey Eagle in the River Arts District. Get your ticket before the night sells out.

Midnight Snack
Asheville's Midnight Snack releases their new single, "Shadow Chaser," today, and celebrates on February 4th at West Asheville's Mothlight.

If you're in need of some comedy with a conscience, and a cocktail, head to The BLOCK this Saturday to catch some stand-up from Krish Mohan and David Coulter.

Fringe Fest Weekend Update
Happy Fringe Festival, all! See what's happening with sneak peeks from our Fringe Friends, plus more on this edition of the GritVegas weekend update!

The Ride Along
We're highlighting five (of many!) shows we're hyped about that will be performed at this year's Asheville Fringe Festival.

Jim Sea
Jim Sea is bringing light to an issue that is often overlooked--and he's doing it in a way that not many have done before. His show "Unredeemable" will be on stage at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 26th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Unredeemable".

A Wednesday talk on John Brinkley, top sexual surgeon and medical huckster, reveals the down and dirty on this Jackson County native. We've got a preview. (Warning: goat testicles are involved.)

dissisoma
Transcend duality and find “the Lord of the Dance” with dissisoma’s upcoming release, and catch her with Bluetech and Push/Pull at New Mountain AVL this Thursday!

Farewell to a president worth aspiring to be.

Michael Washington Brown
Michael Washington Brown has a lot to say, and we were recently lucky enough to listen. His show "Black!" will be premiering at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 27th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Black!"

Erin Everett
Dogwood Alliance embarks on another Forest Friday adventure! This week's Forest Friday guest features Erin Everett on the Mountains-to-Sea trail to the Rattlesnake Lodge Ruins.

Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina , 1951
This Friday marks the opening of a photography exhibit at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center that showcases photographs taken at the College.

Krampus GritVegas
Whether you want to get involved in Inauguration-related community events, find your niche in the arts, or take a ride with Krampus, we've got something just for you this weekend in Asheville.

Winter Warmer
We've got a pair of tickets for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival this weekend! To enter, like us on Facebook and share our post. We'll pick a winner on Friday at 10 am!

Zach Brock of Snarky Puppy. Photo: Frank Zipperer
2016 was a big year at Asheville's Orange Peel. Did you make it out to any of their favorite shows?

Ghostlight Project
The Ghostlight Project, which focuses on the theatre's role in "sustaining values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone," will meet on Thursday, January 19th at Magnetic 375.

BEAT LIFE COMP.1 cover. Credit: Shayanne Gal
BEAT LIFE releases BEAT LIFE COMP.1, its first compilation album, on Sunday, January 15th, with a second volume already in the works.

Start 2017 with good music by heading to The Mothlight on Monday, January 16th to see Big Thief.

Boo Velvet: The Great American Strip-Off
The Great American Strip-Off: an evening of pasties, toilet paper, and tiny hands (among other things) happening through this weekend and next.

So many movies, so little time. Skip work and hit up some matinees. Skip sleep and go see some late night flicks. You're going to want to when you see this lineup.

Moogfest 2017
Moogfest has released its first announcement about presenters and this year's festival, which will once again be held in Durham, NC.

GritVegas MLK Edition
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!

Malaprop's
Looking for a new read in the new year? The staff at Malaprop's adds to your essential reading list.

Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing plays Friday
Big Ears 2017 happens in Knoxville, TN, from March 23-26. Here's what you need to know.

Still from The Conquest of Canaan
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.

The GRiZ Get Down @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena. Photo: Auburn Petty
Auburn Petty, of Plugged In Publicity, gives us her Top Five EDM shows of 2016. We recommend immediately putting all of these artists straight into your playlist.

Embrace of the Serpent
The Daily Orca's James Rosario picks his Top 10 Films of 2016.

Asheville Fashion Week
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016

Melanie McNair Malaprop's Book Picks
Malaprop's manager Melanie McNair shares her picks for the Top Books of 2016 with Asheville Grit.

GritVegas Weekend Update January 5-8
Cold weekend ahead? Heat it up with this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update, our first of the new year!

Asheville Fringe Festival
It's the most wonderful time of the year again--Fringe Festival time! Tickets and limited Fringe Freak Passes are on sale now!

Jeremy Horton of Unification Tattoo. Photo: Tiffany Narron
Tattoo artist & hip hop beat maker Jeremy Horton shares how he learned the trade while traveling and helped Key West gain its ability to tattoo legally. Also: the most ridiculous thing he's ever drawn on someone.

GritVegas Weekend Update New Year's Edition
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.

Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.

Christine Garvin Dance + Transform. Photo: Megan Torgerson
Christine Garvin Dance + Transformation (CGD+T) is offering a new certification program in 2017. They'll also be donating to a different non-profit every month.

All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.

Diamond Brand giveaway
Finally be prepared for your next camping trip with our 12th Day of Grit-Mas giveaway: a two-man combat tent from Diamond Brand ($450).

12 Days of Grit-Mas logo
We're celebrating 12 Days of Grit-Mas this year! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we'll be giving away exclusive gifts and packages from some of our favorite local businesses!

The Brand New Testament
A very fun and whimsical story whose triumphs far outweigh its shortcomings.

Photo: Allie Tyner
On the 11th Day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a hammock and straps from Eagle's Nest Outfitters (ENO)!

GritVegas Holidays
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Good Yule! Celebrate the holidays with the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

Salvage Station
Get your New Year's Eve plans right with our Day 10 Grit-Mas Giveaway: 2 tickets to Salvage Station's New Year's Eve party AND a $25 giftcard!

Barley's and Grail images
We've created the ultimate package for you on Day 9 of Grit-Mas: dinner and a movie. Enter today to win a $30 gift certificate to Barley's and a Night out at the Movies at Grail Moviehouse.

Wreath People!
Celebrate the end of the year by lending a hand to a local organization.

Lever Gear Silver Toolcard
On the eighth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away 2 silver Toolcards from Lever Gear + 2 pairs of socks from Nester Hosiery!

Bellyak + Recover
On the seventh day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of neoprene gloves from Bellyak and a hoodie from Recover!

Did you buy all your gifts yet? Didn't think so. Good news is that LoLo's got your back.

Pure Yoga Asheville
On the sixth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a month of unlimited yoga from Pure Yoga Asheville ($79 value) to one lucky winner!

Claire Veale and Shayanne Gal, Creators of Voices of Refugees
Local photographer Shayanne Gal and co-creator Claire Veale began Voices of Refugees to document the stories of displaced Syrians and other refugees in Greece.

Malaprop's coffee mugs
On the fifth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a gift certificate ($25) and a bag of donation books from Malaprop's to one lucky winner!

Fire Forest. Photo: Cameron Strandberg
Equal parts heartbreak and hope, Brad Kelly's "Morchella Eximia" is the Grand Prize Winner of our inaugural Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.

GritVegas Weekend Update December 16-18
We're gearing up for the holidays, and we've got fun events to help you celebrate, shop, and relax!

Drew Powell at the top of Lookout Mountain in Montreat, NC
Recently, Dogwood Alliance launched #ForestFriday, where we go out into the woods with a guest and celebrate forests together. Most recently, we had the privilege of venturing out with Bat Biologist Drew Powell. Drew surveys bats in the summertime in West Virginia for Apogee Environmental.

On the fourth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of BANGS shoes to one lucky winner!

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