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I Called Him Morgan
The Daily Orca - May 4 2017
A beautiful and gripping documentary about a talent whose life was cut short.

T.I. Photo: Keely Knopp
Keely Knopp - May 4 2017
Checking out T.I. and his Hustle Gang at the ExploreAsheville.com arena.

Prairie Fire
Jeff Mason - May 4 2017
The cast of characters ignites the stage in Prairie Fire, an original play by Ryan Madden.

Eda Rhyne on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
AVL Grit - May 4 2017
We're featuring Eda Rhyne Distillery, which is kicking off their Indiegogo campaign with a party on Saturday in their new facility! Check out the write-up for the full details, plus other events that will get you out and about and on the town.

photo:object
Jeff Mason - May 4 2017
Check out the First Friday Art Opening at Push Skate Shop!

Eat cake
Sexistentialism - May 2 2017
Last week I turned twenty-four. I hope I'm good at it. I've never been twenty-four before.

103.3. Asheville FM Fund Drive
Jeff Mason - May 2 2017
Donate today and all contributions will be matched and doubled!

Xpand Fest
AVL Grit - Apr 30 2017
Xpand Fest, a free arts and music festival in Asheville's South Slope, recently made their first announcement of headliners and sponsors.

onj. release show
Jeff Mason - Apr 30 2017
"Alone" is the first album by Asheville instrumental post-rock band onj. The release party happens on Friday, May 12, at the Mothlight.

1 Year of GritVegas!
AVL Grit - Apr 28 2017
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!

Dance Club Asheville
YoungAsheville - Apr 28 2017
Next up in our series of Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness, is a new wave of workout classes that have women of all ages and fitness backgrounds finding a new sense of self-empowerment and freedom.

The Transfiguration
The Daily Orca - Apr 27 2017
A unique and look at the vampire genre, and possibly the best horror movie of the year so far.

Prairie Fire
Jeff Mason - Apr 27 2017
Anam Cara's Prairie Fire, inspired by the writings of The Weather Underground, continues through the first weekend in May (Fridays and Saturdays).

Stupid Fucking Bird poster
Jeff Mason - Apr 25 2017
The new play at Magnetic Theatre is a wild and hilarious tour of existential angst and unrequited love!

The Story We Want series
Dayna Reggero - Apr 25 2017
The Climate March + A New Climate Listening Project Film Series

Asheville Greenworks on Forest Friday!
Dogwood Alliance - Apr 21 2017
We hit the Hard Times Trail with Joele Emma, Asheville Greenworks' Director of Education.

The Lure
The Daily Orca - Apr 20 2017
A great premise that gets bogged down by a scattered narrative.

Brother Oliver
YoungAsheville - Apr 20 2017
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."

Asheville Butoh Festival
AVL Grit - Apr 20 2017
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.

Asheville Butoh Festival
Jeff Mason - Apr 20 2017
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Big Wild
AVL Grit - Apr 20 2017
Big Wild comes to the Orange Peel this Friday, and you can be there too.

Asheville Music School Rock Band. Photo: Michael Oppenheim
AVL Grit - Apr 19 2017
Thursday's annual benefit show at Isis Music Hall will raise funds for the Asheville Music School. Students and teachers will perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety at the end of the evening.

Mobley
Ali McGhee - Apr 19 2017
We're kind of huge fans of Austin-based artist Mobley (if you haven't noticed). Here are five reasons to get to Asheville Music Hall early and check out his set before The Hip Abduction.

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 27-30 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.