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Murder on the Orient Express (2017): Movie Review
Slowdive w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
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]
Xero God: The Invitation to the Funeral Is "All Promo" (Grit Premiere)
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.
AVL Grit - Jun 22 2017
emersion: Interactive + Immersive Theater on the GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.
Stolen Moments - Jun 21 2017
Lately I’ve come to believe she never stops walking, like the mythical shark that can never rest.
Ali McGhee - Jun 21 2017
Shane Mauss Brings Science, Comedy, and Psychedelics to the Mothlight [Interview]
This weekend, comedian Shane Mauss returns to Asheville with a Saturday night show and Sunday live podcast taping on the final stop of his 100 city psychedelic comedy tour, "A Good Trip."
The Daily Orca - Jun 20 2017
The Bad Batch (2017): Movie Review
A film with a lot of possibilities that are unfortunately never quite realized.
Sexistentialism - Jun 19 2017
The Buttercup Game
Sometimes, we played the buttercup game. You hold up buttercups beneath each other’s chins and check the reflection’s color. If the buttercup reflects pale yellow, it means that you are in love. My chin was always yellow.
Ali McGhee - Jun 19 2017
Vision Quest: Traveling the Depths with Samuel Paradise
Samuel Paradise celebrates the release of his new album, Vision Quest, this Saturday at the Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville, with support from Futexture and EmE. Read our album review here.
Jeff Mason - Jun 16 2017
5 Reasons to see Constellations at 35Below
Constellations ends this Sunday, 6/18. Get it before it's gone.
Guest Grit - Jun 16 2017
The Better Dads Festival: Music and Community on Father's Day Weekend
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.
The Daily Orca - Jun 15 2017
It Comes at Night (2017): Movie Review
An intense and truly scary examination of what we all may be capable of
AVL Grit - Jun 15 2017
Your Guide to All Go West on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
All Go West is this Saturday and Sunday in West Asheville. Here's who we're most excited to see. Plus, your rundown of what else is happening this weekend.
AVL Grit - Jun 13 2017
Light On Yoga: The Asheville Yoga Festival Invites Expansion (July 27-30)
This year, the Asheville Yoga Festival would like to introduce you to a few new faces.
Stolen Moments - Jun 13 2017
It's almost summertime, and that means it's time to visit a swimming hole.
Hey Y'all - Jun 12 2017
Biscuits and Beginner's Mind
Our new correspondent is new in town. The first thing she discovers? Asheville is small, y'all!
Tay Greenleaf - Jun 12 2017
Haywood Country Club comes to Haywood Road
The I & J building on Haywood Rd. is slated to become West Asheville's newest neighborhood hot spot.
YoungAsheville - Jun 11 2017
Lukr to Play Timo's House on June 15
In anticipation for Lukr's Asheville debut at Timo's House on Thursday June 15, he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
AVL Grit - Jun 9 2017
Xpand Fest and More to Do this Weekend in Asheville on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!
AVL Grit - Jun 8 2017
Firefly Gathering Early Bird Pricing Ends Tomorrow
This year's Firefly Gathering, which takes place in Leicester, marks the 10th anniversary of the earth skills-based event. Early bird pricing for Firefly ends tomorrow.
Jeff Mason - Jun 8 2017
ZOMBIE POETRY CABARET FUNDRAISER AT THE ALTAMONT THEATRE SUNDAY 6/11
Asheville’s Poetry Cabaret Collective has been accepted into the prestigious Capital Fringe Festival and is raising funds to perform for one week of the festival in July.
AVL Grit - Jun 7 2017
FASHMOB IX: Cover Story's Stunning Industrial Backdrop
Revisit—or discover—FASHMBOB IX: Cover Story with this video, produced by Anthony Harden of Alt Media Pros.