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Murder on the Orient Express (2017): Movie Review
Xero God: The Invitation to the Funeral Is "All Promo" (Grit Premiere)
Deborah Hunt's Fantastic Forms at the BeBe Theatre: A Benefit Show for Puerto Rican Puppetry
Daedelus On Creativity, Mazes, and Victorian Fashion Icons [Interview]
Slowdive w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Aug 28 2017
The Last Taste of Summer
Sweet summer peach cupcakes with extra special August heat.
Ali McGhee - Aug 25 2017
The Kids' Show: Definitely Not For Kids, is a Hilarious, R-Rated Romp (Review)
The new production at Magnetic Theatre does terrible injustices to your favorite folk and fairy tales.
Stolen Moments - Aug 25 2017
It was eight in the morning, we were in line at Whole Foods, and the guy was wearing sunglasses.
The Daily Orca - Aug 25 2017
Ingrid Goes West (2017): Movie Review
An overall effective critique on the power of perceived identity.
AVL Grit - Aug 24 2017
Mayor of Brewgrass 2017: Do You Have What It Takes?
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.
Ali McGhee - Aug 24 2017
Spaceman Jones on Inspiration and Illumination
Asheville hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones takes flight.
Jeff Mason - Aug 23 2017
SPOILER ALERT! "Invasion of the Bee Girls" — Habitat Tavern & Commons, 8/31
SPOILER ALERT! is back on August 31st at Habitat Brewing with Invasion of the Bee Girls. Find out what happens when science creates an army of women who seduce men TO DEATH.
Ali McGhee - Aug 22 2017
Vampire Glam: StarBenders Comes to the Odditorium (8/23)
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.
AVL Grit - Aug 17 2017
The Great American Solar Eclipse on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Ok, so it's technically not happening on the weekend, but we'd be remiss not to dedicate this weekend update to the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.
Ali McGhee - Aug 13 2017
Unto These Hills: History and Memory in the Smoky Mountains (Review)
Unto These Hills is one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the country, but does it stand the test of time?
Ali McGhee - Aug 11 2017
Enlightening Asheville: Photos from the Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.
AVL Innovators - Aug 11 2017
Pop Up Counseling: Kimberly McGrady Offers Sessions for the Worried Well
Local therapist Kimberly McGrady offers a new kind of counseling to area residents.
AVL Grit - Aug 9 2017
Laugh It Up at the Asheville Comedy Festival + More on Your GritVegas Weekend Update
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.
Stolen Moments - Aug 8 2017
A few more back and forths like this and I realize I’m the only White person who will join this Black couple—outsiders twice over—and that the larger group keeps their distance.
AVL Grit - Aug 8 2017
Five Questions with Comedian Tom Scheve // Asheville Comedy Festival
The Asheville Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow. We asked participating local comedian Tom Scheve to fill us in on being funny.
AVL Grit - Aug 4 2017
We Love LEAF Downtown on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We are ready to "Turn It Up" for LEAF Downtown, happening this Friday and Saturday. Check out the details, plus other events happening in town!
AVL Grit - Aug 3 2017
Yoga for School Supplies at Hi-Wire Brewing
This Saturday, area studios partner with Hi-Wire Brewing and United Way to bring school supplies to children who need them.
The Daily Orca - Aug 3 2017
Lady Macbeth (2017): Movie Review
A bleak and difficult film that's held together by the stellar performance of its young star.
AVL Grit - Jul 31 2017
LEAF Downtown: Two Days to Turn It Up
This weekend, enjoy free music, performance, and more over two days of LEAF Downtown.
The Daily Orca - Jul 28 2017
Dunkirk (2017): Movie Review
A spectacular war film that sets itself apart from its contemporaries.
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Jul 27 2017
Shanti-Jun: A New Drink in Town for Belly Bliss
What's the buzz on Shanti-Jun?
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.