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Photo: Tristan Wheelock
AVL Grit - Jul 12 2017
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

Baby Driver
The Daily Orca - Jul 11 2017
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.

Jack Venson. Source: Jackie Venson
Ali McGhee - Jul 11 2017
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.

Papadosio
Ali McGhee - Jul 10 2017
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.

Go To Jail / Monopoly
Jeff Mason - Jul 10 2017
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary

Pelicans. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
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.

Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing
AVL Grit - Jul 7 2017
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?

FBO on the GritVegas Weekend Update
AVL Grit - Jul 5 2017
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.

Intramurals Social Bowling League
AVL Grit - Jul 3 2017
Asheville's new Intramural Social Bowling League meets weekly beginning this Wednesday.

Ask Audrey
Ask Audrey - Jul 3 2017
Also, what do I do if my kid might be going down the wrong path?

Dance Class at Studio Zahiya
AVL Grit - Jun 30 2017
Rethink happy hour with this led class and dance party from Studio Zahiya, happening Saturday, July 8 at the Orange Peel.

Transformers: The Last Knight
The Daily Orca - Jun 30 2017
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).

Beats Antique
Ali McGhee - Jun 29 2017
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.

Kathleen Hahn in the 4th emersion: Fall from Grace. Photo: J. Christian Smilanic, Dawnfire Photography
Hey Y'all - Jun 29 2017
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.

Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
AVL Grit - Jun 27 2017
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.

Mountain Drive By
Stolen Moments - Jun 27 2017
Snapshots from a mountain town.

Cindy Wilson
YoungAsheville - Jun 26 2017
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.

Source: Asheville Fringe Arts Festival website
Ali McGhee - Jun 23 2017
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.

I, Daniel Blake
The Daily Orca - Jun 23 2017
Pointless bureaucracy and amazing performances take center stage in this moving film about people who are just trying to get by.

Natalie Bogwalker of Wild Abundance and the Firefly Gathering
AVL Grit - Jun 23 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.

Source: Asheville Percussion Festival
Ali McGhee - Jun 22 2017
From June 26 to July 2, dance to the beat of your own (and some internally renowned others') drum at the Asheville Percussion Festival.

GritVegas weekend update
AVL Grit - Jun 22 2017
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.

Mountaineer Inn
Stolen Moments - Jun 21 2017
Lately I’ve come to believe she never stops walking, like the mythical shark that can never rest.

A Good Trip
Ali McGhee - Jun 21 2017
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 Bad Batch
The Daily Orca - Jun 20 2017
A film with a lot of possibilities that are unfortunately never quite realized.

Buttercup
Sexistentialism - Jun 19 2017
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.

Vision Quest album cover
Ali McGhee - Jun 19 2017
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.

Constellations at 35Below
Jeff Mason - Jun 16 2017
Constellations ends this Sunday, 6/18. Get it before it's gone.

Better Dads Festival
Guest Grit - Jun 16 2017
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.

It Comes At Night
The Daily Orca - Jun 15 2017
An intense and truly scary examination of what we all may be capable of

GritVegas logo
AVL Grit - Jun 15 2017
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.

CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly at a living wage rally. Source: ctznwell.org
AVL Grit - Jun 13 2017
This year, the Asheville Yoga Festival would like to introduce you to a few new faces.

Swimming Hole
Stolen Moments - Jun 13 2017
It's almost summertime, and that means it's time to visit a swimming hole.

Biscuits. Source: Flickr (deadling)
Hey Y'all - Jun 12 2017
Our new correspondent is new in town. The first thing she discovers? Asheville is small, y'all!

Source: Ewan Munro, London // Wiki Commons
Tay Greenleaf - Jun 12 2017
The I & J building on Haywood Rd. is slated to become West Asheville's newest neighborhood hot spot.

Lukr
YoungAsheville - Jun 11 2017
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.

Jason and the Update
AVL Grit - Jun 9 2017
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!

Blacksmithing with Todd at Firefly Gathering. Source: fireflygathering.org
AVL Grit - Jun 8 2017
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.

Zombie Cabaret Flyer
Jeff Mason - Jun 8 2017
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.

Photo by Eric France; models: Sarah Hoover, Victoria Rae, Betsabe Fregoso Lee; hair by Twisted Sisters Event Styling Makeup by Terran Ward ; Clothing design by Amanda Rose of Amanda Rose Studios
AVL Grit - Jun 7 2017
Revisit—or discover—FASHMBOB IX: Cover Story with this video, produced by Anthony Harden of Alt Media Pros.