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Unto These Hills: History and Memory in the Smoky Mountains (Review)
Unto These Hills is one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the country, but does it stand the test of time?
Enlightening Asheville: Photos from the Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.
Laugh It Up at the Asheville Comedy Festival + More on Your GritVegas Weekend Update
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.
Five Questions with Comedian Tom Scheve // Asheville Comedy Festival
The Asheville Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow. We asked participating local comedian Tom Scheve to fill us in on being funny.
We Love LEAF Downtown on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We are ready to "Turn It Up" for LEAF Downtown, happening this Friday and Saturday. Check out the details, plus other events happening in town!
Lady Macbeth (2017): Movie Review
A bleak and difficult film that's held together by the stellar performance of its young star.
LEAF Downtown: Two Days to Turn It Up
This weekend, enjoy free music, performance, and more over two days of LEAF Downtown.
Dunkirk (2017): Movie Review
A spectacular war film that sets itself apart from its contemporaries.
The Asheville Yoga Festival on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
"Soup and Cold Cuts": Spaceman Jones and the Motherships Drop Second Video (Grit Premiere)
Spaceman Jones and the Motherships just dropped their second video from their self-titled May release. We are proud to bring you the premiere of "Soup and Cold Cuts."
The Blues Matrix: A Night with Gary Clark Jr. and Jackie Venson (Photo Gallery)
A photo gallery + review of last week's Gary Clark, Jr. and Jackie Venson Show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, from David Simchook and Micah Buckner.
Street Art, Spiritualized: An Interview with Amanda Giacomini for the Asheville Yoga Festival
We talk with yoga teacher and artist Amanda Giacomini, who will be painting a wall for her 10,000 Buddhas Project at Strada in Asheville this week before the Asheville Yoga Festival.
Summer Sounds: The Secret B-Sides Headline Summer Soul Party (with Window Cat and King Garbage)
Three local bands will play their take on soul music at this celebration of the sultry summertime, happening July 29th at Pisgah Brewing. We've got a pair of tickets to this event. Enter on Facebook.
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017): Movie Review
A compelling story, along with top notch visual effects, are at the heart of this thrilling trilogy conclusion.
The Sweet Sound of Prog Hop: Natural Born Leaders Release New Video (and an Interview!)
The band that bathes together...and more from local hip-hop/rock/gumbo funk/prog hop group Natural Born Leaders, including their new video for "Time Flies By," an Asheville Grit premiere!
An Incomplete Guide to Public Vulnerability
Routinely crucifying my privacy on the cross of feminist literature is my way of showing I care.
Make Noise and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.
Lindsey Kelley Dance Presents "For Rumbough" at Terpsicorps 7/21-7/23
“For Rumbough“ is a full-length dance performance on July 21st and 22nd at 8:00pm and July 23rd at 3:00pm at The Academy at Terpsicorps.
An Interview with Papadosio: From Coffee Roasting to Hellraiser (and other ways to stay sane on the road)
We sat down with Papadosio at their Pisgah Brewing Summer Seequence show and talked about life, the universe, and everything.
SPOILER ALERT! at Habitat Tavern & Commons, 7/20
Spoiler Alert! is a live comedy event featuring a movie and three local comedians providing colorful commentary for extra amusement. This Thursday's pick is the gloriously awful Manos: The Hands of Fate.
From Hip Hop to Spirituality: SIYAH on That's So Asheville
Ali McGhee has a conversation with Asheville hip-hop artist SIYAH on the That's So Asheville podcast.
Better Than Unicorns on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.
The Best of the Shortest: The 48 Hour Film Project Celebrates its Top Entries @ the Fine Arts Theatre
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.
Baby Driver (2017): Movie Review
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.
The ATX Takeover: Jackie Venson at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with Gary Clark Jr. (Ticket Giveaway)
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.
Papadosio Plays Only Non-Festival Show of the Summer at Pisgah Brewing (7/15)
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.
The Dirty Dead @ French Broad Outfitters—Hominy Creek on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.
Hip Hop Happy Hour with Studio Zahiya
Rethink happy hour with this led class and dance party from Studio Zahiya, happening Saturday, July 8 at the Orange Peel.
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017): Movie Review
I've tried to think of a movie worse than this one (I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'll keep you posted).
Carnival of Sound: Beats Antique and CloZee Hit the Stage at New Mountain Amphitheater
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.
Art and Entry
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.
The Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.
Snapshots from a mountain town.
Cindy Wilson of the B-52's to Play The Mothlight
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.
Fringe Celebrates Friends and Opens 2018 Submissions
On June 28th, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival celebrates community supports and fans of the Fringe at the Crow & Quill, and opens submissions for the 2018 Fringe Festival.
I, Daniel Blake (2017): Movie Review
Pointless bureaucracy and amazing performances take center stage in this moving film about people who are just trying to get by.
Feel the Beat at the Asheville Percussion Festival
From June 26 to July 2, dance to the beat of your own (and some internally renowned others') drum at the Asheville Percussion Festival.
emersion: Interactive + Immersive Theater on the GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.
Shane Mauss Brings Science, Comedy, and Psychedelics to the Mothlight [Interview]
This weekend, comedian Shane Mauss returns to Asheville with a Saturday night show and Sunday live podcast taping on the final stop of his 100 city psychedelic comedy tour, "A Good Trip."
The Bad Batch (2017): Movie Review
A film with a lot of possibilities that are unfortunately never quite realized.
The Buttercup Game
Sometimes, we played the buttercup game. You hold up buttercups beneath each other’s chins and check the reflection’s color. If the buttercup reflects pale yellow, it means that you are in love. My chin was always yellow.
Vision Quest: Traveling the Depths with Samuel Paradise
Samuel Paradise celebrates the release of his new album, Vision Quest, this Saturday at the Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville, with support from Futexture and EmE. Read our album review here.
5 Reasons to see Constellations at 35Below
Constellations ends this Sunday, 6/18. Get it before it's gone.
It Comes at Night (2017): Movie Review
An intense and truly scary examination of what we all may be capable of
Your Guide to All Go West on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
All Go West is this Saturday and Sunday in West Asheville. Here's who we're most excited to see. Plus, your rundown of what else is happening this weekend.
Light On Yoga: The Asheville Yoga Festival Invites Expansion (July 27-30)
This year, the Asheville Yoga Festival would like to introduce you to a few new faces.
It's almost summertime, and that means it's time to visit a swimming hole.
Lukr to Play Timo's House on June 15
In anticipation for Lukr's Asheville debut at Timo's House on Thursday June 15, he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
Xpand Fest and More to Do this Weekend in Asheville on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!
ZOMBIE POETRY CABARET FUNDRAISER AT THE ALTAMONT THEATRE SUNDAY 6/11
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.
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