ARTS + MUSIC

Tale 53; Snowhite. Photo: Tommy Bay
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. Photo: Anthony Gabriele.
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.

Bandidos
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
A flawed but ultimately enjoyable old-school murder mystery.

Medieval Market
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!

P.T.P. (Peter the Poet). Design: Emma Sharon
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.

Best Short Documentary
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
Finally, a superhero film that successfully showcases the outlandish and ridiculous aspects of the genre in the best of possible ways.

Cotton Mill Studios
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.

Time of the Apes
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. Credit: Sarah Hooker Photography
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. Photo: Pierce Photo (2016)
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.

River Arts District. Source: nschouterden (Flickr)
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.

It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.

Phuncle Sam. Photo: Caleb Calhoun
Reflections on a Halloween night spent feeling the love with Phuncle Sam at Pisgah Brewing Company.

Dusk
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.

angels at play
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. Photo courtesy of the band
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.

GritVegas Halloween
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. Photo:  Robyn Van Swank
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 cover art
"Consider a Criminal," a new single from ResoNate and SIYAH, is out today.

Ghost
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
A visually rich sci-fi noir with a great cast and story to boot.

Supper, People on the Move. Image: Bill Hebert
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.

Lucky
A touching and endearing send-off to a great actor and a great man.

Palimpsest. Art: Megan Lee
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.

It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!

Thievery Corporation. Photo: David Simchok
A life-changing experience with Thievery Corporation last week at the Orange Peel. Story by Micah Buckner. Photos by David Simchok/Front Row.

Source: Denise Carbonell/Flickr (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)
Seeing the pros (and cons) of the shifting Asheville art market

Rooftop Bars
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.

Carly Taich. Photo: Nathan Rivers Chesky. Dress: SOMOS by CocoNuco
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.

Dolores
An engaging and insightful documentary that sheds much needed light on one of America's greatest heroes.

Toybox the Cartoon Witch. Photo: Paige Sandbank
“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.

Tocadores de Marimba; Antigua, Guatemala. Source: Alfredobi, Wikimedia Commons
LEAF International and musician David LaMotte collaborate on a special evening of music, dance, culture and more this Sunday, October 15th, in Black Mountain.

Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.

3DL. Credit: Black Creek Photography
We're giving away two tickets to Three Days of Light (3DL), a mountain festival happening next weekend near Asheville.

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
A decent horror entry that does its best to cram a lot of source material into a mere two hours.

National Storytelling Festival. Source: Photo
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.

Marcus King. Photo: Emily Butler
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.

Cat Fly Friday the 13th Fest
The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival returns with a special spooky edition!

Woods & Wilds
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: YouTube
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.

Asheville Coffee Expo
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.

Factory Theatre; Spacing's Theatre Architecture 2013. Source: kaykaybarrie (Flickr)
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.

Vintage bottles. Source: Nancynance, 2012 (Flickr)
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.

Weyes Blood. Source: Artist's Facebook
On Monday, Weyes Blood brings her melancholic, dreamy love songs to Diana Wortham when she opens for Father John Misty.

GritVegas
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!
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
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.

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