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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): Movie Review
Kusa Ready to Rage at Sly Grog's Sparkle Party // New Year's Eve
Asheville entrepreneur to launch new clothing line, Big Boi Fly
4 Life Changing Steps To Becoming The Exact Same Person You Were Before
5 New Year's Resolutions that are Actually Just Awesome Things to Do Anyway
New Year's Eve: Your GritVegas Roundup!
AVL Grit - Nov 30 2017
The Big Crafty + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
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.
Ali McGhee - Nov 29 2017
Ellington Underground Celebrates Grand Opening with Exmag, RBTS WIN
This Friday, head to Ellington Underground for their grand opening show, featuring Exmag and local legends RBTS WIN.
Ali McGhee - Nov 27 2017
Deborah Hunt's Fantastic Forms at the BeBe Theatre: A Benefit Show for Puerto Rican Puppetry
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.
Ali McGhee - Nov 24 2017
Daedelus On Creativity, Mazes, and Victorian Fashion Icons [Interview]
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.
Stolen Moments - Nov 22 2017
“I’m just joking,” I say. “I’m the one who’s useless.”
Ali McGhee - Nov 22 2017
Slowdive w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.
Ali McGhee - Nov 21 2017
Xero God: The Invitation to the Funeral Is "All Promo" (Grit Premiere)
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.
The Daily Orca - Nov 17 2017
Murder on the Orient Express (2017): Movie Review
A flawed but ultimately enjoyable old-school murder mystery.
AVL Grit - Nov 16 2017
Medieval Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
MY AVL - Nov 16 2017
Asheville's BEST, sez WHO
A guide to navigating Best Of lists in Asheville (tip: make your own!).
Ali McGhee - Nov 15 2017
Hip-Hop Community Showcase Comes to Static Age (Friday, 11/17)
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Nov 15 2017
Isa's French Bistro: Dreams of France Realized with New Menu
Dinner in France, without leaving the south.
Dayna Reggero - Nov 14 2017
Asheville Filmmakers Win in Belize + Climate Soiree
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.
Thriftygirl - Nov 13 2017
Your Guide to Earning Extra Holiday Dough
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.
The Daily Orca - Nov 13 2017
Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Movie Review
Finally, a superhero film that successfully showcases the outlandish and ridiculous aspects of the genre in the best of possible ways.
AVL Grit - Nov 10 2017
Cotton Mill Studios Hosts a Celebration + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
Jeff Mason - Nov 9 2017
Spoiler Alert! Ticket Giveaway: Time of the Apes @ Habitat Brewing Thur. 11/16
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!
AVL Grit - Nov 9 2017
Tin Foil Hat: Extending an Invitation to the Dance of Life [Interview]
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.
Ali McGhee - Nov 6 2017
EarthCry Headlines Isis in a Night of Modular Synth Experimentation [Interview]
EarthCry, feat. Mike Healy, brings experimental electronic to Isis on Saturday, 11/11. We talk with Anthony Thogmartin, founder of EarthCry and member of Papadosio, about what to expect. Kri Samadhi and Illumination Station also perform.
MY AVL - Nov 3 2017
Free for All: Arts & Culture at No (or Low) Cost in Asheville
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.
AVL Grit - Nov 3 2017
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: November 3-5
It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.
Caleb Calhoun - Nov 2 2017
Phuncle Sam: Halloween, Served up with Extra Hugs at Pisgah Brewing
Reflections on a Halloween night spent feeling the love with Phuncle Sam at Pisgah Brewing Company.
Stolen Moments - Nov 1 2017
The wood the young man has delivered is perfectly cut for the pot. The lawns trimmed to fairway length. I hate these kind of places. And, despite myself, I feel at ease in them.
Ali McGhee - Oct 31 2017
Tyler Whitlock's Iconographic Mischief Comes to Satellite Gallery
Self-taught painter Tyler Whitlock draws inspiration from the Old Masters to digital art. His show opens this Friday at Satellite Gallery.
Ali McGhee - Oct 31 2017
Tina & Her Pony's Champion Celebrates Love, Life, and Everything Else [Interview]
We talk with Appalachian indie folk duo Tina & Her Pony, who play a show at the Mothlight this weekend to celebrate their upcoming album, Champion.
Ali McGhee - Oct 27 2017
Hatch This! Promotes Innovation and Imagination in a Weekend-Long Competition
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.
AVL Grit - Oct 27 2017
Ghosts of Asheville on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Plus, a Halloween Weekend Roundup!
It's Halloween weekend! We've got you covered from now through Tuesday. Plus, we peek into the void at five famous ghosts of Asheville.
Jeff Mason - Oct 26 2017
Jen Kirkman @ The Orange Peel: Thursday, Nov. 2 (Interview)
The fabulous Jen Kirkman is bringing her "All New Material, Girl" comedy tour to the Orange Peel on Thursday, November 2. Jeff Mason and Grayson Morris pick her brain about all the things.
Ali McGhee - Oct 25 2017
"Consider A Criminal": ResoNate and SIYAH Release New Track
"Consider a Criminal," a new single from ResoNate and SIYAH, is out today.
AVL Grit - Oct 25 2017
Halloween Round-Up: Where to get Spooked in Asheville Starting Tomorrow
It's our favorite time of year. As we draw closer to Halloween, we're getting more in the mood to be celebrate the season with these spooky things to do.
The Daily Orca - Oct 25 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Movie Review
A visually rich sci-fi noir with a great cast and story to boot.
Ali McGhee - Oct 24 2017
Supper, People on the Move Brings Together Immigration, Performance, and Conversation Over Dinner
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.
The Daily Orca - Oct 24 2017
Lucky (2017): Movie Review
A touching and endearing send-off to a great actor and a great man.
Ali McGhee - Oct 23 2017
Palimpsest: A New Asheville Podcast Uncovers Ghosts On All Sides
An Asheville duo has teamed up to create a podcast that tells the story of one young woman living with a quite a few ghosts. The first episode drops this Halloween.
AVL Grit - Oct 20 2017
LEAF Festival & More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!
Front Row - Oct 19 2017
Thievery Corporation at the Orange Peel [Review]
A life-changing experience with Thievery Corporation last week at the Orange Peel. Story by Micah Buckner. Photos by David Simchok/Front Row.
MY AVL - Oct 18 2017
Shift is Happening
Seeing the pros (and cons) of the shifting Asheville art market
Thriftygirl - Oct 18 2017
Eliada Home Corn Maze: For the Young (at Heart)
Still having fun over the age of 30
ElectricLives - Oct 17 2017
Me Too: My Harvey Weinstein
I did the “right” thing. I told my story right away and went through the systems in place that are supposed to protect me. I was told that my voice didn’t matter.
AVL Grit - Oct 13 2017
Asheville's Rooftop Bars + More: The GritVegas Weekend Update
We take you on a tour of our favorite rooftop bars in Asheville. Plus a whole bunch of stuff happening this weekend. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.