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Ashvegas - Jan 9 2018
Joe Greene will celebrate the launch of his new line on Jan. 27 at Ellington Underground.

#3: Get Creative. A Cadavre exquis (Exquiste Corpse) by Marc M. Gustà, Bernat M. Bustà and Irene Alcón. 2011.
AVL Grit - Dec 31 2017
5 things that are A.) attainable and B.) good for you.

New Life Old Life
Sexistentialism - Dec 31 2017
I'm not getting hotter, I'm just getting older.

NYE with GritVegas!
AVL Grit - Dec 29 2017
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Daily Orca - Dec 28 2017
Despite the negativity from certain circles of the fan community, 'The Last Jedi' is by far the most cinematic and accomplished work in the series since 'Empire.'

Machinedrum. Photo: Tonje Thilesen
Ali McGhee - Dec 27 2017
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.

Kusa
Caleb Calhoun - Dec 27 2017
Kusa plays New Year's Eve at Asheville's Sly Grog Lounge. Here, they get interviewed in their underwear and define "pizza-weed jam." Plus, the premiere of their new track, "Oil on Water."

Rock & Rye
AVL Grit - Dec 22 2017
We're closing out Gritmas with a celebration of the all that's past—and all that's yet to come: We've got 2 tickets to AC Hotel's Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash! Enter through midnight.

Raqs Sapphire, Studio Zahiya Intermediate student bellydance troupe member, Ramie Smith Thorstad
AVL Grit - Dec 21 2017
From bhangra to belly dance, Studio Zahiya's instructors, students, and special guests wowed a full house on Tuesday night, all for a great cause.

Gritmas 2017
AVL Grit - Dec 21 2017
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!

Liquidlogic hoodie
AVL Grit - Dec 20 2017
On day 11 of Gritmas, we've got a prize pack of apparel and gear for all of your adventures, on the water and off, from local kayak company Liquidlogic.

Holidays at GritVegas!
AVL Grit - Dec 20 2017
Happy holidays all! Check out our roundup of things to do this weekend (plus, find out how to win a $10 gift card from High Five Coffee and some GritVegas swag!).

Christmas Ornament. Flickr: Nick Amoscato
Thriftygirl - Dec 20 2017
The most wonderful time of the year should leave everyone in a better mood, joyful, and carefree, right? As I get older, stress, loss of friends and loved ones, and hustle and bustle seem to be more common. Can the excitement and wonderment of childhood Christmas past still exist in the busy, technologically abundant world we live in?

Asheville Mall
AVL Grit - Dec 20 2017
Today, we've got a big ol' bundle of awesome stuff from our friends at the Asheville Mall. Read on to find out exactly what's included in this $300 prize package.

Annie's & Harvest Gritmas
AVL Grit - Dec 19 2017
Today we've got a double feature from Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records that's sure to kick your holiday weekend off perfectly.

Fitletic belt
AVL Grit - Dec 18 2017
Leave 2017 in the dust with a running belt, armband, and bottle holder bunchle from Fitletic, today on the 8th Day of Gritmas.

Chattanooga Walking Bridge, Sundown
Stolen Moments - Dec 18 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.

Ginger's Revenge
MY AVL - Dec 18 2017
Tips on how to properly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries that fall on the holidays. Plus, taking a deeper look at Ginger's Revenge and Revolve!

Pure Yoga. Photo: Rose Photo
AVL Grit - Dec 17 2017
Day 7 of Gritmas is here with a month of unlimited yoga from Pure Yoga Asheville. Yoga: pretty much the best way to kickstart your 2018.

Broadcast and Window Cat on NYE. Image: Joshua Marc Levy
AVL Grit - Dec 16 2017
The sixth day of Gritmas gives you the chance to win two tickets and a prize pack for Ellington Underground's New Year's Eve show with the Broadcast and Window Cat. Enter now!

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.

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.

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.