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A Moveable Feast With Ten Thousand Villages
mother! (2017): Movie Review
Belle Game and Broken Social Scene @ The Orange Peel (9/21)
What my thriftyness has cost me
Asheville Vaudeville Steps Right Up [Gallery]
The Soul's Sleight of Hand: Tony Vigorito’s Love and Other Pranks
AVL Grit - Jul 27 2017
The Asheville Yoga Festival on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
Tangled Up in Tangents - Jul 26 2017
T.R.E.A.M. Tourism Rules Everything Around Me
Tourism Rules Everything Around Me
AVL Grit - Jul 26 2017
"Soup and Cold Cuts": Spaceman Jones and the Motherships Drop Second Video (Grit Premiere)
Spaceman Jones and the Motherships just dropped their second video from their self-titled May release. We are proud to bring you the premiere of "Soup and Cold Cuts."
Front Row - Jul 25 2017
The Blues Matrix: A Night with Gary Clark Jr. and Jackie Venson (Photo Gallery)
A photo gallery + review of last week's Gary Clark, Jr. and Jackie Venson Show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, from David Simchook and Micah Buckner.
Ali McGhee - Jul 25 2017
Street Art, Spiritualized: An Interview with Amanda Giacomini for the Asheville Yoga Festival
We talk with yoga teacher and artist Amanda Giacomini, who will be painting a wall for her 10,000 Buddhas Project at Strada in Asheville this week before the Asheville Yoga Festival.
AVL Grit - Jul 24 2017
Summer Sounds: The Secret B-Sides Headline Summer Soul Party (with Window Cat and King Garbage)
Three local bands will play their take on soul music at this celebration of the sultry summertime, happening July 29th at Pisgah Brewing. We've got a pair of tickets to this event. Enter on Facebook.
Ask Audrey - Jul 23 2017
Do What I Love or Move On? Ask Audrey Tackles the Crisis of Underpayment in Asheville
Should I leave my job? Ask Audrey reflects on financial hardships and employment issues in Asheville.
The Daily Orca - Jul 22 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017): Movie Review
A compelling story, along with top notch visual effects, are at the heart of this thrilling trilogy conclusion.
Stolen Moments - Jul 21 2017
Earlier this morning, the shuttles were full of employees; the halls empty. Now we’re in full swing. I wait at the bar for an overpriced beer. The boys have joined the line for the Vortex, egging each other past their cartoon fear.
Ali McGhee - Jul 21 2017
The Sweet Sound of Prog Hop: Natural Born Leaders Release New Video (and an Interview!)
The band that bathes together...and more from local hip-hop/rock/gumbo funk/prog hop group Natural Born Leaders, including their new video for "Time Flies By," an Asheville Grit premiere!
Sexistentialism - Jul 20 2017
An Incomplete Guide to Public Vulnerability
Routinely crucifying my privacy on the cross of feminist literature is my way of showing I care.
AVL Grit - Jul 20 2017
Make Noise and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.
Jeff Mason - Jul 18 2017
Lindsey Kelley Dance Presents "For Rumbough" at Terpsicorps 7/21-7/23
“For Rumbough“ is a full-length dance performance on July 21st and 22nd at 8:00pm and July 23rd at 3:00pm at The Academy at Terpsicorps.
Ali McGhee - Jul 18 2017
An Interview with Papadosio: From Coffee Roasting to Hellraiser (and other ways to stay sane on the road)
We sat down with Papadosio at their Pisgah Brewing Summer Seequence show and talked about life, the universe, and everything.
Jeff Mason - Jul 17 2017
SPOILER ALERT! at Habitat Tavern & Commons, 7/20
Spoiler Alert! is a live comedy event featuring a movie and three local comedians providing colorful commentary for extra amusement. This Thursday's pick is the gloriously awful Manos: The Hands of Fate.
Ali McGhee - Jul 15 2017
Your Newly Enlightened Fridge: Visionary Magnets Launches Kickstarter
Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.
AVL Grit - Jul 14 2017
From Hip Hop to Spirituality: SIYAH on That's So Asheville
Ali McGhee has a conversation with Asheville hip-hop artist SIYAH on the That's So Asheville podcast.
AVL Grit - Jul 13 2017
Food Truck Bliss at Salvage Station (Slideshow)
Salvage Station unleashed its brand-spankin-new food truck menu recently. AND it just won the 2017 WNC Battle of the Burger. Photos: Mattieu Rodriguez
AVL Grit - Jul 13 2017
Better Than Unicorns on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.
AVL Grit - Jul 12 2017
The Best of the Shortest: The 48 Hour Film Project Celebrates its Top Entries @ the Fine Arts Theatre
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.
The Daily Orca - Jul 11 2017
Baby Driver (2017): Movie Review
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.
Ali McGhee - Jul 11 2017
The ATX Takeover: Jackie Venson at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with Gary Clark Jr. (Ticket Giveaway)
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.
Ali McGhee - Jul 10 2017
Papadosio Plays Only Non-Festival Show of the Summer at Pisgah Brewing (7/15)
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.
Jeff Mason - Jul 10 2017
16 Things I Learned During 16 Hours in Jail
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary
Stolen Moments - Jul 7 2017
The wind is so persistent up here the seagulls float in place above the tables, wings flapping as if in flight, making little dives at tossed tortilla chips.
AVL Grit - Jul 7 2017
Too Much to Drink: Overserving Alcohol in Beer City
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?
AVL Grit - Jul 5 2017
The Dirty Dead @ French Broad Outfitters—Hominy Creek on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.
AVL Grit - Jul 3 2017
Bowling with Asheville's Newest Intramural Social League
Asheville's new Intramural Social Bowling League meets weekly beginning this Wednesday.
Ask Audrey - Jul 3 2017
How Do I Know if I Should Stay with my Partner?
Also, what do I do if my kid might be going down the wrong path?
AVL Grit - Jun 30 2017
Hip Hop Happy Hour with Studio Zahiya
Rethink happy hour with this led class and dance party from Studio Zahiya, happening Saturday, July 8 at the Orange Peel.
The Daily Orca - Jun 30 2017
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017): Movie Review
I've tried to think of a movie worse than this one (I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'll keep you posted).
Ali McGhee - Jun 29 2017
Carnival of Sound: Beats Antique and CloZee Hit the Stage at New Mountain Amphitheater
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.
Hey Y'all - Jun 29 2017
Art and Entry
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.
AVL Grit - Jun 27 2017
The Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.
Stolen Moments - Jun 27 2017
Snapshots from a mountain town.
YoungAsheville - Jun 26 2017
Cindy Wilson of the B-52's to Play The Mothlight
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.
Ali McGhee - Jun 23 2017
Fringe Celebrates Friends and Opens 2018 Submissions
On June 28th, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival celebrates community supports and fans of the Fringe at the Crow & Quill, and opens submissions for the 2018 Fringe Festival.
The Daily Orca - Jun 23 2017
I, Daniel Blake (2017): Movie Review
Pointless bureaucracy and amazing performances take center stage in this moving film about people who are just trying to get by.
AVL Grit - Jun 23 2017
An Interview with Natalie Bogwalker: Firefly Gathering 2017
We interviewed the creator and co-director of the Firefly Gathering, Natalie Bogwalker, about how she started the event and what to expect this year. Pre-registration for Firefly ends Monday.
Ali McGhee - Jun 22 2017
Feel the Beat at the Asheville Percussion Festival
From June 26 to July 2, dance to the beat of your own (and some internally renowned others') drum at the Asheville Percussion Festival.