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AVL Grit - Oct 7 2017
Want to help with hurricane recovery? Here's where to start. We'll update this, so please loop us in if you know about local relief efforts or other ways to help!

3DL. Credit: Black Creek Photography
AVL Grit - Oct 6 2017
We're giving away two tickets to Three Days of Light (3DL), a mountain festival happening next weekend near Asheville.

Post-race flexin'
Thriftygirl - Oct 5 2017
How a not so athletic broad ran a five miler.

AVL Grit - Oct 5 2017
This weekend, we got a sneak peek of the now sold-out CiderFest out at Salvage Station with friends from Urban Orchard and Daidala Ciders.

It
The Daily Orca - Oct 5 2017
A decent horror entry that does its best to cram a lot of source material into a mere two hours.

National Storytelling Festival. Source: Photo
Ali McGhee - Oct 4 2017
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.

Marcus King. Photo: Emily Butler
Ali McGhee - Oct 3 2017
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.

Cat Fly Friday the 13th Fest
Jeff Mason - Sep 30 2017
The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival returns with a special spooky edition!

Woods & Wilds
AVL Grit - Sep 29 2017
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: YouTube
Ali McGhee - Sep 29 2017
We talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry about the experience of creating Black Mountain Songs, which will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre this Friday and Saturday.

Asheville Coffee Expo
AVL Grit - Sep 29 2017
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.

Zombie Apocalypse
Stolen Moments - Sep 27 2017
Is it imminent threat sounding in the revved engine? Derision caught in side-view mirror snapshot? Or plain old disdain drumming its fingers on the drivers’ side door?

Factory Theatre; Spacing's Theatre Architecture 2013. Source: kaykaybarrie (Flickr)
Thriftygirl - Sep 26 2017
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.

Tonkotsu Ramen at Gaijin Noodle Bar. Credit: Mark Chandler
Ali McGhee - Sep 24 2017
Boone's new noodle bar serves up traditional noodle dishes and steamed buns as part of a full food and drink menu with a creative twist.

Vintage bottles. Source: Nancynance, 2012 (Flickr)
Thriftygirl - Sep 22 2017
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.

Weyes Blood. Source: Artist's Facebook
AVL Grit - Sep 22 2017
On Monday, Weyes Blood brings her melancholic, dreamy love songs to Diana Wortham when she opens for Father John Misty.

GritVegas
AVL Grit - Sep 22 2017
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.

Chupacabre's sweet potato enchiladas.
Ali McGhee - Sep 21 2017
This month, local restaurants, including Chupacabra Latin Cafe and Sonora Cocina Mexicana, have been celebrating the sweet potato.

mother!
Tay Greenleaf - Sep 21 2017
Incredibly divisive and drenched in allegory, Aronofsky's newest film begs the question of whether its hyperbolic message is an important telling of centuries-old themes or a stale mixture of everything we have already seen before.

Photo: Mali C.
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Sep 20 2017
Travel the world for dinner without leaving your neighborhood!

Belle Game
Ali McGhee - Sep 19 2017
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.

Anne Bonny and Mary Read, famous lady pirates
Ali McGhee - Sep 17 2017
Tony Vigorito's new novel, Love and Other Pranks, is just the time-traveling, reality-bending adventure story you're looking for right now.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
The Daily Orca - Sep 15 2017
An enlightening documentary that does its best to scratch the surface of a subject that deserves a much deeper look.

Madame Onca sings, February 2017
Jennifer Bennett - Sep 13 2017
The strange, the sexy, and the spectacular come together in this Grand Revue of Asheville Vaudeville.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: BMCM+AC
Ali McGhee - Sep 13 2017
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.

Vance Monument
Stolen Moments - Sep 12 2017
At the recent downtown protest two different factions ended up squabbling with one another.

Columbus
The Daily Orca - Sep 11 2017
A truly beautiful and refreshing film that offers much more than one might think.

2016 Asheville Coffee Expo. Photo: David W.
AVL Grit - Sep 10 2017
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!

Pabst logo
Jeff Mason - Sep 7 2017
Exhibition Opening + PBR = the best thing to do this Friday, 9/8, at the Desoto Lounge.

Hopscotch 2017
Jake Frankel - Sep 7 2017
Since Moogfest’s move to Durham in 2016, local fans of multi-night, multi-venue festivals packed with top experimental rock and hip-hop acts have had no choice but to head to the flatlands to get their fill. Our next opportunity awaits us this weekend (Sept. 7-10) at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh.

Luis Carlos Serapio. Credit: Renato Rotolo
AVL Innovators - Sep 5 2017
The founder of Descubre Asheville, a new website devoted to Latino and Hispanic culture in the area, wants to build bridges and create community.

Goombay Stilt Walkers. Credit: Go Diva Photography
Ali McGhee - Sep 5 2017
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.

Parking Deck
Stolen Moments - Aug 31 2017
The woman looked into the windows as if shopping. I could have been out with my mother on an afternoon stroll. She stopped. “This!” she pointed at the window of a hair salon. Her face lit up.

Mobley
Ali McGhee - Aug 29 2017
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).

LAAF 2017
AVL Grit - Aug 29 2017
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.

Fresh Peach Cupcakes
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Aug 28 2017
Sweet summer peach cupcakes with extra special August heat.

The Kids' Show: Definitely Not for Kids
Ali McGhee - Aug 25 2017
The new production at Magnetic Theatre does terrible injustices to your favorite folk and fairy tales.

Invisible
Stolen Moments - Aug 25 2017
It was eight in the morning, we were in line at Whole Foods, and the guy was wearing sunglasses.

Ingrid Goes West
The Daily Orca - Aug 25 2017
An overall effective critique on the power of perceived identity.

MOB 2017
AVL Grit - Aug 24 2017
Are you the next Mayor of Brewgrass? Enter our Instagram contest and see if you'll be crowned! The winner gets amazing prizes and VIP access at this year's Brewgrass Festival on September 16th.