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Carolyn Fagan - Jan 26 2017
If you're in need of some comedy with a conscience, and a cocktail, head to The BLOCK this Saturday to catch some stand-up from Krish Mohan and David Coulter.

Fringe Fest Weekend Update
AVL Grit - Jan 26 2017
Happy Fringe Festival, all! See what's happening with sneak peeks from our Fringe Friends, plus more on this edition of the GritVegas weekend update!

The Ride Along
AVL Grit - Jan 25 2017
We're highlighting five (of many!) shows we're hyped about that will be performed at this year's Asheville Fringe Festival.

Jim Sea
Carolyn Fagan - Jan 24 2017
Jim Sea is bringing light to an issue that is often overlooked--and he's doing it in a way that not many have done before. His show "Unredeemable" will be on stage at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 26th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Unredeemable".

AVL Grit - Jan 24 2017
A Wednesday talk on John Brinkley, top sexual surgeon and medical huckster, reveals the down and dirty on this Jackson County native. We've got a preview. (Warning: goat testicles are involved.)

dissisoma
Auburn Lily - Jan 24 2017
Transcend duality and find “the Lord of the Dance” with dissisoma’s upcoming release, and catch her with Bluetech and Push/Pull at New Mountain AVL this Thursday!

Carolyn Fagan - Jan 20 2017
Farewell to a president worth aspiring to be.

Michael Washington Brown
Carolyn Fagan - Jan 20 2017
Michael Washington Brown has a lot to say, and we were recently lucky enough to listen. His show "Black!" will be premiering at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 27th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Black!"

Erin Everett
Dogwood Alliance - Jan 20 2017
Dogwood Alliance embarks on another Forest Friday adventure! This week's Forest Friday guest features Erin Everett on the Mountains-to-Sea trail to the Rattlesnake Lodge Ruins.

Harry Callahan, Asheville, North Carolina , 1951
AVL Grit - Jan 19 2017
This Friday marks the opening of a photography exhibit at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center that showcases photographs taken at the College.

Krampus GritVegas
AVL Grit - Jan 19 2017
Whether you want to get involved in Inauguration-related community events, find your niche in the arts, or take a ride with Krampus, we've got something just for you this weekend in Asheville.

Winter Warmer
AVL Grit - Jan 18 2017
We've got a pair of tickets for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival this weekend! To enter, like us on Facebook and share our post. We'll pick a winner on Friday at 10 am!

Zach Brock of Snarky Puppy. Photo: Frank Zipperer
Guest Grit - Jan 18 2017
2016 was a big year at Asheville's Orange Peel. Did you make it out to any of their favorite shows?

Ghostlight Project
AVL Grit - Jan 17 2017
The Ghostlight Project, which focuses on the theatre's role in "sustaining values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone," will meet on Thursday, January 19th at Magnetic 375.

BEAT LIFE COMP.1 cover. Credit: Shayanne Gal
Ali McGhee - Jan 17 2017
BEAT LIFE releases BEAT LIFE COMP.1, its first compilation album, on Sunday, January 15th, with a second volume already in the works.

Carolyn Fagan - Jan 15 2017
Start 2017 with good music by heading to The Mothlight on Monday, January 16th to see Big Thief.

Boo Velvet: The Great American Strip-Off
Ali McGhee - Jan 13 2017
The Great American Strip-Off: an evening of pasties, toilet paper, and tiny hands (among other things) happening through this weekend and next.

Carolyn Fagan - Jan 13 2017
So many movies, so little time. Skip work and hit up some matinees. Skip sleep and go see some late night flicks. You're going to want to when you see this lineup.

Moogfest 2017
AVL Grit - Jan 12 2017
Moogfest has released its first announcement about presenters and this year's festival, which will once again be held in Durham, NC.

GritVegas MLK Edition
AVL Grit - Jan 12 2017
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!

Malaprop's
Guest Grit - Jan 11 2017
Looking for a new read in the new year? The staff at Malaprop's adds to your essential reading list.

Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing plays Friday
AVL Grit - Jan 10 2017
Big Ears 2017 happens in Knoxville, TN, from March 23-26. Here's what you need to know.

Still from The Conquest of Canaan
Ali McGhee - Jan 10 2017
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.

The GRiZ Get Down @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena. Photo: Auburn Petty
Auburn Lily - Jan 9 2017
Auburn Petty, of Plugged In Publicity, gives us her Top Five EDM shows of 2016. We recommend immediately putting all of these artists straight into your playlist.

Embrace of the Serpent
The Daily Orca - Jan 7 2017
The Daily Orca's James Rosario picks his Top 10 Films of 2016.

Asheville Fashion Week
Asheville Fashion - Jan 6 2017
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016

Melanie McNair Malaprop's Book Picks
Guest Grit - Jan 5 2017
Malaprop's manager Melanie McNair shares her picks for the Top Books of 2016 with Asheville Grit.

GritVegas Weekend Update January 5-8
AVL Grit - Jan 4 2017
Cold weekend ahead? Heat it up with this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update, our first of the new year!

Asheville Fringe Festival
AVL Grit - Jan 3 2017
It's the most wonderful time of the year again--Fringe Festival time! Tickets and limited Fringe Freak Passes are on sale now!

Jeremy Horton of Unification Tattoo. Photo: Tiffany Narron
Meet the Makers: HeArt of Asheville - Dec 30 2016
Tattoo artist & hip hop beat maker Jeremy Horton shares how he learned the trade while traveling and helped Key West gain its ability to tattoo legally. Also: the most ridiculous thing he's ever drawn on someone.

GritVegas Weekend Update New Year's Edition
AVL Grit - Dec 30 2016
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.

Carolyn Fagan - Dec 30 2016
Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.

Christine Garvin Dance + Transform. Photo: Megan Torgerson
Ali McGhee - Dec 30 2016
Christine Garvin Dance + Transformation (CGD+T) is offering a new certification program in 2017. They'll also be donating to a different non-profit every month.

AVL Grit - Dec 27 2016
All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.

Diamond Brand giveaway
AVL Grit - Dec 23 2016
Finally be prepared for your next camping trip with our 12th Day of Grit-Mas giveaway: a two-man combat tent from Diamond Brand ($450).

12 Days of Grit-Mas logo
AVL Grit - Dec 23 2016
We're celebrating 12 Days of Grit-Mas this year! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we'll be giving away exclusive gifts and packages from some of our favorite local businesses!

The Brand New Testament
The Daily Orca - Dec 23 2016
A very fun and whimsical story whose triumphs far outweigh its shortcomings.

Photo: Allie Tyner
AVL Grit - Dec 22 2016
On the 11th Day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a hammock and straps from Eagle's Nest Outfitters (ENO)!

GritVegas Holidays
AVL Grit - Dec 22 2016
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Good Yule! Celebrate the holidays with the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

Salvage Station
AVL Grit - Dec 21 2016
Get your New Year's Eve plans right with our Day 10 Grit-Mas Giveaway: 2 tickets to Salvage Station's New Year's Eve party AND a $25 giftcard!