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Deborah Hunt's Fantastic Forms at the BeBe Theatre: A Benefit Show for Puerto Rican Puppetry
Puerto Rican-based puppeteer Deborah Hunt brings her new show to Asheville's BeBe Theatre as part of a fundraising effort to give back to the island after Hurricane Maria. Shows December 1-3.
Slowdive w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.
Xero God: The Invitation to the Funeral Is "All Promo" (Grit Premiere)
Local hip-hop/production outlet Xero God play their first show at Ellington Underground with The Difference Machine and 10th Letter of Atlanta. We talk up the show and drop a track from Xero God's new album, Bandidos, for you. You're welcome.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017): Movie Review
A flawed but ultimately enjoyable old-school murder mystery.
Medieval Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
Hip-Hop Community Showcase Comes to Static Age (Friday, 11/17)
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.
Asheville Filmmakers Win in Belize + Climate Soiree
Dayna Reggero and Andrea Desky win Best Short Documentary at the Belize International Film Festival for their film, "The Wood Thrush Connection." Celebrate this Thursday, November 16th, at the Climate City Soiree, hosted by The Collider and Asheville Affiliates.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017): Movie Review
Finally, a superhero film that successfully showcases the outlandish and ridiculous aspects of the genre in the best of possible ways.
Cotton Mill Studios Hosts a Celebration + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.
Spoiler Alert! Ticket Giveaway: Time of the Apes @ Habitat Brewing Thur. 11/16
A Japanese rip-off of Planet of the Apes is heading your way with live commentary from three comedians, free popcorn, and more. It's Spoiler Alert! Plus, how to win two tickets!
Tin Foil Hat: Extending an Invitation to the Dance of Life [Interview]
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.
EarthCry Headlines Isis in a Night of Modular Synth Experimentation [Interview]
EarthCry, feat. Mike Healy, brings experimental electronic to Isis on Saturday, 11/11. We talk with Anthony Thogmartin, founder of EarthCry and member of Papadosio, about what to expect. Kri Samadhi and Illumination Station also perform.
Free for All: Arts & Culture at No (or Low) Cost in Asheville
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: November 3-5
It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.
Phuncle Sam: Halloween, Served up with Extra Hugs at Pisgah Brewing
Reflections on a Halloween night spent feeling the love with Phuncle Sam at Pisgah Brewing Company.
The wood the young man has delivered is perfectly cut for the pot. The lawns trimmed to fairway length. I hate these kind of places. And, despite myself, I feel at ease in them.
Tyler Whitlock's Iconographic Mischief Comes to Satellite Gallery
Self-taught painter Tyler Whitlock draws inspiration from the Old Masters to digital art. His show opens this Friday at Satellite Gallery.
Tina & Her Pony's Champion Celebrates Love, Life, and Everything Else [Interview]
We talk with Appalachian indie folk duo Tina & Her Pony, who play a show at the Mothlight this weekend to celebrate their upcoming album, Champion.
Ghosts of Asheville on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Plus, a Halloween Weekend Roundup!
It's Halloween weekend! We've got you covered from now through Tuesday. Plus, we peek into the void at five famous ghosts of Asheville.
Jen Kirkman @ The Orange Peel: Thursday, Nov. 2 (Interview)
The fabulous Jen Kirkman is bringing her "All New Material, Girl" comedy tour to the Orange Peel on Thursday, November 2. Jeff Mason and Grayson Morris pick her brain about all the things.
"Consider A Criminal": ResoNate and SIYAH Release New Track
"Consider a Criminal," a new single from ResoNate and SIYAH, is out today.
Halloween Round-Up: Where to get Spooked in Asheville Starting Tomorrow
It's our favorite time of year. As we draw closer to Halloween, we're getting more in the mood to be celebrate the season with these spooky things to do.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Movie Review
A visually rich sci-fi noir with a great cast and story to boot.
Supper, People on the Move Brings Together Immigration, Performance, and Conversation Over Dinner
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.
Lucky (2017): Movie Review
A touching and endearing send-off to a great actor and a great man.
Palimpsest: A New Asheville Podcast Uncovers Ghosts On All Sides
An Asheville duo has teamed up to create a podcast that tells the story of one young woman living with a quite a few ghosts. The first episode drops this Halloween.
LEAF Festival & More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!
Thievery Corporation at the Orange Peel [Review]
A life-changing experience with Thievery Corporation last week at the Orange Peel. Story by Micah Buckner. Photos by David Simchok/Front Row.
Shift is Happening
Seeing the pros (and cons) of the shifting Asheville art market
Asheville's Rooftop Bars + More: The GritVegas Weekend Update
We take you on a tour of our favorite rooftop bars in Asheville. Plus a whole bunch of stuff happening this weekend. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.
Getting Close to Carly Taich: Music Video Premiere for "Give Me a Likeness"
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.
Dolores (2017): Movie Review
An engaging and insightful documentary that sheds much needed light on one of America's greatest heroes.
October LEAF Arrives Next Weekend and You're Invited
“Life is a journey, life is an adventure; let’s be grateful for this opportunity we have to create, to share, and celebrate.” Fall LEAF 2017 is almost here.
Journey Through Latin America : Fundraiser for the Future
LEAF International and musician David LaMotte collaborate on a special evening of music, dance, culture and more this Sunday, October 15th, in Black Mountain.
Asheville Fashion Designer Wendy Newman Stuns with Wearable Art
Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.
Three Days of Light (3DL) 2017: Ticket Giveaway
We're giving away two tickets to Three Days of Light (3DL), a mountain festival happening next weekend near Asheville.
CiderFest NC and Your Weekend Roundup
This weekend, we got a sneak peek of the now sold-out CiderFest out at Salvage Station with friends from Urban Orchard and Daidala Ciders.
It (2017): Movie Review
A decent horror entry that does its best to cram a lot of source material into a mere two hours.
National Storytelling Festival Brings World-Class Stories to Jonesborough Over the Weekend
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.
The Marcus King Band Brings Family Together at Pisgah Brewing (10/6-7)
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.
CAT FLY HALLOWEEN HORROR SHORTS FEST - 10/13 @ UpCountry Brewing Co
The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival returns with a special spooky edition!
Woods & Wilds Festival; and, Why We Love Forests
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) on Black Mountain Songs
We talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry about the experience of creating Black Mountain Songs, which will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre this Friday and Saturday.
The 2017 Asheville Coffee Expo: Your GritVegas Weekend Update
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.
Better Strangers: Or, better ways to see shows for free
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.
What my thriftyness has cost me
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.
Sweet Sounds: Weyes Blood and Father John Misty at Diana Wortham
On Monday, Weyes Blood brings her melancholic, dreamy love songs to Diana Wortham when she opens for Father John Misty.
HempX and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update: 9/22-24
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.
mother! (2017): Movie Review
Incredibly divisive and drenched in allegory, Aronofsky's newest film begs the question of whether its hyperbolic message is an important telling of centuries-old themes or a stale mixture of everything we have already seen before.
Belle Game and Broken Social Scene @ The Orange Peel (9/21)
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.
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