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March for Science
Tay Greenleaf - Apr 19 2017
The March for Science comes to the Mountains on April 22.

photo:object
Jeff Mason - Apr 18 2017
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
YoungAsheville - Apr 18 2017
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
AVL Grit - Apr 17 2017
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
AVL Innovators - Apr 17 2017
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
Jeff Mason - Apr 14 2017
We review Attic Salt's production of The Nerd, showing now at NC Stage Company through April 23rd.

Moogfest lineup
AVL Grit - Apr 14 2017
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
AVL Grit - Apr 13 2017
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
AVL Grit - Apr 12 2017
That's So Asheville talks with Jeshua Morningstar and K-Pop Kakashi of Asheville nerdcore hip-hop group The Last Word Benders.

T.I.
Meet the Makers: HeArt of Asheville - Apr 11 2017
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
Ali McGhee - Apr 10 2017
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
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Apr 10 2017
A look at offerings from local herbalist and tea maker Katie Lauver of The Herbal Spectacle.

This Is Our Youth
Jeff Mason - Apr 7 2017
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
The Daily Orca - Apr 7 2017
A nearly great exercise in Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

Field Day & Spring Fling
AVL Grit - Apr 6 2017
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
AVL Grit - Apr 6 2017
Asheville Grit brings you the exclusive premiere of "The Coronation," a collaboration between hip-hop artist SIYAH and producer Nex Millen.

CAKE
AVL Grit - Apr 5 2017
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
AVL Grit - Apr 4 2017
Patrick Watson played the Grey Eagle last Friday, 3/31, and we've got the exclusive photo gallery.

Credit: Rene Treece Roberts
AVL Grit - Apr 3 2017
Local photographer René Roberts and her husband Billy took a trip to Cuba. Here's why you should go.

All in the Timing
Jeff Mason - Apr 2 2017
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
AVL Grit - Mar 31 2017
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
The Daily Orca - Mar 31 2017
A wonderful and moving story about the people we hoped we'd become.

The Moon and You
Alex McWalters - Mar 29 2017
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.

Brewing Up a Storm - Mar 29 2017
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
Ali McGhee - Mar 28 2017
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
YoungAsheville - Mar 28 2017
Dangermuffin brings the beach—and the power of uplifting connection—to the Isis Music Hall on April 1st.

Yasmind Hamdan. Photo: Flavien Prioreau
Ali McGhee - Mar 25 2017
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
AVL Grit - Mar 23 2017
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
AVL Grit - Mar 23 2017
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
AVL Grit - Mar 23 2017
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
Jeff Mason - Mar 23 2017
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
The Daily Orca - Mar 23 2017
An amazing send-off to our favorite savage hero

50% off
Tangled Up in Tangents - Mar 22 2017
The existential ghost was spotted wondering about what it takes to get a living wage in Asheville.

Wu Fei
Ali McGhee - Mar 22 2017
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
AVL Grit - Mar 21 2017
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
Ali McGhee - Mar 20 2017
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
Jeff Mason - Mar 20 2017
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
YoungAsheville - Mar 19 2017
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
Meet the Makers: HeArt of Asheville - Mar 18 2017
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
AVL Grit - Mar 17 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.