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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.

Negroni. Photo: Will Shenton
AVL Grit - Jun 7 2017
Negroni Week just kicked off. Here's where to try out the local varieties. Plus, a recipe to stir up your very own Negritti!

Falafel 5K
Stolen Moments - Jun 2 2017
Musings while monitoring the Falafel 5K.

AVL Grit - Jun 2 2017
The weekend is full of fun, including Just Brew It, the homebrewing festival held at the Wedge. Check it all out!

All Go West 2016. Photo: Arieh Samson
AVL Grit - Jun 1 2017
All Go West is bigger and better this year, with a schedule that highlights musical talent from around the region over two days.

Kendra Penland
Brewing Up a Storm - May 31 2017
Kendra Penland, Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, is a local hero, an inspiration, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out her story, just in time for Asheville Beer Week.

Pattern. Mark Flowers
Mountain Tea Studios - May 29 2017
The third in Mark Flowers' series for Signs of Life at Pink Dog Creative.

Swallowing the Bitter Pill
Mountain Tea Studios - May 28 2017
The final entry in "Pieces of the Whole," the series from artist Mark Flowers, whose show opens at Pink Dog Creative on June 2.

Floor Clean, Home Depot
Stolen Moments - May 22 2017
Race at the Home Depot.

AVL Grit - May 22 2017
Xpand Fest, happening on Saturday, June 10th on the South Slope, has a unique community focus.

Eda Rhyne Copper Still. Photo: Facebook
AVL Grit - May 22 2017
Support Asheville's newest local distiller, Eda Rhyne, by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign.

Mountain Tea Studios - May 21 2017
Mark Flowers' Signs of Life opens at Pink Dog Creative on June 2. Here's the second in a series about art-making and memory.

Bryan Divisions
Ali McGhee - May 20 2017
Asheville hip-hop artist Bryan Divisions encourages you to love yourself and embrace your shadow side.

Moogfest 2017 GIF
Coogan Brennan - May 20 2017
Bleep bloop.

Panelists Michael Divine and Android Jones with Liana Gillooly. Photo: Michael Garfield
Ali McGhee - May 19 2017
A (third) eye-opening discussion of race blindness in the psychedelic community begun at Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA.

Hallie Jay Pope
Jeff Mason - May 18 2017
A new exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum explores how visual art can be a powerful platform to promote dialogue. On view May 20 - July 16, 2017

The Realistic Joneses
Jeff Mason - May 18 2017
Meet the Joneses when Will Eno’s odd sitcom, The Realistic Joneses, comes to 35below

Defrostatica Flyer
Jeff Mason - May 18 2017
Based in Leipzig, Germany, the electronic Defrostatica label is hitting Timo's House tonight to debut new tracks from their latest EP, Rogue Style Vol. 1, which features Asheville's own Klose.

Bliss Mob Hug Parade
AVL Grit - May 18 2017
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.

Planes
Mountain Tea Studios - May 17 2017
Signs of Life, a new exhibition at Pink Dog Creative Gallery, opens June 2nd.

Moogfest 2017
Coogan Brennan - May 16 2017
In no real order.

Orbiting Human Circus
Ali McGhee - May 15 2017
The fantastical podcast, produced by the folks behind Welcome to Night Vale, is on tour and will stop at the Grey Eagle on May 30th. We've got a pair of tickets for a lucky someone!

LEAF Moon
Stolen Moments - May 15 2017
Camping at LEAF

Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Source: marketplace-restaurant.com
Melissa Reardon - May 14 2017
This coming Wednesday, the James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner will be hosted by Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Check out the full lineup of chefs, and the stellar menu, right here.

Citizen Jane
The Daily Orca - May 12 2017
A eye-opening documentary about what makes a city successful, and what causes its demise.

Land On Your Feet
Ali McGhee - May 11 2017
Asheville-based jazz- and soul-infused rockers Window Cat celebrate the release of their album, Land On Your Feet, this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall, where they'll open for Con Brio.

Jason and the WNC Yarn Crawl
AVL Grit - May 11 2017
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.

Grandma
YoungAsheville - May 11 2017
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.

Elizabeth Carter
Brewing Up a Storm - May 10 2017
We profile Elizabeth Carter of Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

street scene
Sexistentialism - May 9 2017
Traveling, claims all the articles, helps you gain perspective on yourself and the world around you. She who travels is unafraid of adventure, change, and most of all, herself. And yet, as I was driving through the endless, cloudy expanse of Virginia, I could not shake the gnawing fear that I was very, very afraid of myself.

Star and Flag Design Quilt, Fred Hassebrock. Source: National Gallery of Art
AVL Grit - May 8 2017
On each Monday in May, members of a new arts forum, Holler, will convene at locations around town for an hour of "flash mob-style making sessions" around specific themes. Come out; make art!

Branches. Photo: Kelly Boitano
Ali McGhee - May 7 2017
Indie rock/Americana band Branches brings their distinctive sound to the Grey Eagle on Monday, May 8th.

Baked pie flight
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - May 7 2017
Asheville has a new place to find pie for your pie hole.

Spirit Savvy - May 5 2017
The Brunch Bill is up for review before the ABC Committee on Tuesday. Find out more (and find out where to sign the petition to drink mimosas on Sundays at 10 a.m.!) here.

Tracey Morgan Gallery Exhibits
Jeff Mason - May 5 2017
An Hoang and Rob Amberg - Artist Exhibitions May 5 - July 2, 2017

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.