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Woolworth Walk features Nichols, McCollum in May exhibition
The work of an encaustic artist and a jewelry designer will be on display in the exhibition that opens May 4.
You dig Bob Seger? Then check out this tribute artist at Flat Rock Playhouse
Steve Kelly and the Tribute Kings will bring their show to Flat Rock Playhouse for one weekend only in April.
Oh Lucy! (2017): Movie Review
An intriguing character study of a lonely Japanese woman on a quest to find meaning.
New Asheville theater company features familiar faces
The Sublime Theater's first production will start previews at The BeBe Theater April 19, with the production running weekends through May 5.
Asheville ClimateCon 2018, Climate Listening Project update
Asheville Climate City Week includes a host of events, from workshops and lectures to art openings and much more.
Short film premiere set for Sunday at Wedge
All Around Artsy Productions will hold a secret short film premiere screening party Sunday at Wedge at Foundation.
Asheville playwright to make debut off Broadway
"Starbright" by Sean David Robinson, a first-time playwright, will be performed over the course of three weeks as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.
Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival returns to Asheville on Memorial Day weekend
The festival brings out both beloved bohemians from the local arts community, as well as award-winning stars from the world outside.
'Figures, Feathers and Forms' set to open at Woolworth Walk
Local artists Kyle Keeler and Laurie Yeates Adams will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk in April.
Black Panther (2018): Movie Review
Social consciousness doesn't get much more fun than this. Black Panther is not just for fans of the genre, but a must-see for everyone.
Movie Review: The 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts
An interesting mix of short films that will surely have something for everyone
UNC Asheville hosts art exhibition celebrating middle school student works
The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition will feature works by students from four area schools.
Asheville poet, playwright and painter set to open new exhibition
David Hopes is one of Asheville's most powerful, and prolific, creative forces.
Asheville Music Weekend: The Travers Brothership returns, Free Mondays at Mothlight, more
The Travers Brothership plays the Asheville Music Hall, and The Mothlight kicks off a Free Monday series.
New Center for Craft workshop series aims to advance emerging makers
The inaugural Craft Your Commerce workshop series is aimed at elevating emerging makers and designers with craft-inspired businesses.
Asheville playwright lampoons local politics in 'The Mountain Political Action Committee'
Following the stunning 2016 presidential election results, a group of mismatched but committed Asheville residents look to make a difference.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit set for April 20
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will deliver the keynote speech.
Re-Happening arts event honors legacy of Black Mountain College
The Re-Happening is a singular event that provides a forum for regional artists and an accessible, immersive, educational experience for attendees.
Tesla Quartet to perform rare composition at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Black Mountain College was a haven for many European refugee intellectuals and artists displaced by the rise of Nazi Germany.
Winchester (2018): Movie Review
What do we get in this movie? Bland screenwriting, one-dimensional characters, and a mysterious dearth of screen time for its main character.
Asheville designers chosen for annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show
Each designer will dress six models; the winner will be awarded $500.
Solo show celebrating Open Hearts artist begins Feb. 10
The show, called "Creative License: Expression in Color," will also include a Valentine's pop-up shop and paper flower market.
Asheville Music Weekend: JBOT, Poetry at Revolve, Empire Strikes Mardis Gras
Friday night at the Grey Eagle offers the kind of music event that defines Asheville's music scene: local, collaborative and featuring some of the best musicians in the country.
Asheville food service workers shine in new photo exhibition
The exhibition, a meditation on service and selflessness, remains up through February at Over Easy Cafe.
New Asheville festival and conference aims to connect creatives
Connect: Beyond the Page will bring together musicians, including special guest Ben Sollee, writers, filmmakers, media personalities and activists to examine how art inspires us.
Rare Asheville silent film to be screened at Grail Moviehouse
The “Silent Sunday” program at Asheville’s Grail Moviehouse on Feb. 4 presents rare films produced in North Carolina between 1902 and 1921.
Asheville music weekend: Hustle Souls, Maggie Valley Band, Fleetwoods
The Maggie Valley Band and Hustle Souls both celebrate CD releases this weekend, and more.
Music Video Asheville issues call for 2018 submissions
The annual music video showcase highlights the collaborative work of local musicians and filmmakers.
6 Asheville public art projects to know about
A new African-American Heritage Trail and a new public art piece in the River Arts District are two projects in the works.
Fringe Festival 2018: Solo Shows Tackle Big Issues
Illegal immigration and labor reform are on the menu at this year's Fringe Fest.
The Best Films of 2017
A lot of great movies showed in Asheville in 2017. Here are my favorites.
New Year's Eve: Your GritVegas Roundup!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): Movie Review
Despite the negativity from certain circles of the fan community, 'The Last Jedi' is by far the most cinematic and accomplished work in the series since 'Empire.'
Machinedrum Ignites Human Energy at Ellington Underground (12/28)
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.
Kusa Ready to Rage at Sly Grog's Sparkle Party // New Year's Eve
Kusa plays New Year's Eve at Asheville's Sly Grog Lounge. Here, they get interviewed in their underwear and define "pizza-weed jam." Plus, the premiere of their new track, "Oil on Water."
AC Hotel & Capella on 9 // Rock & Rye New Year's Eve: The 12th Day of Gritmas
We're closing out Gritmas with a celebration of the all that's past—and all that's yet to come: We've got 2 tickets to AC Hotel's Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash! Enter through midnight.
A Night of World Dance with Studio Zahiya and LEAF
From bhangra to belly dance, Studio Zahiya's instructors, students, and special guests wowed a full house on Tuesday night, all for a great cause.
Celebration Time: The Return of the 12 Days of Gritmas!
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!
Happy Holidays from GritVegas! Your Christmas Weekend Update
Happy holidays all! Check out our roundup of things to do this weekend (plus, find out how to win a $10 gift card from High Five Coffee and some GritVegas swag!).
Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records: The Ninth Day of Gritmas
Today we've got a double feature from Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records that's sure to kick your holiday weekend off perfectly.
Body/Mind … On the Chattanooga Bridge, Chattanooga, TN
There is a parade of bodies thronging the bridge, each body bathed on one side by sun glaze. No one is in a rush. No one on his or her cell. So the body keeps walking, off the bridge and into the city, while the mind takes snapshots inside the massive tombstones of commerce it floats through.
Tips on how to properly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries that fall on the holidays. Plus, taking a deeper look at Ginger's Revenge and Revolve!
Ellington Underground: The Sixth Day of Gritmas
The sixth day of Gritmas gives you the chance to win two tickets and a prize pack for Ellington Underground's New Year's Eve show with the Broadcast and Window Cat. Enter now!
Winter Dance Wonderland: Studio Zahiya Throws Benefit Dance Showcase for LEAF Community Arts
Next Tuesday, head to the Orange Peel at 7 p.m. for a night of dance from all over the world, benefitting LEAF Community Arts.
Our Weekend Roundup: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.
Midnight Snack Say Farewell with a New Track and a Show at the Mothlight (12/15)
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.
Bonobos at the BLOCK off Biltmore
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.
Asheville Area Arts Council Point of View Curator Proposal Submissions: Now Open until Jan. 26, 2018
Submissions are now open for area curators to create exhibitions that incorporate local collaborations at the Asheville Area Arts Council. Get all the details right here.
The WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse: The Second Day of Gritmas
On the second day of Gritmas, we've got another sweet pairing for you. Enter today for passes to visit the WNC Nature Center AND a gift certificate + swag from our dear friends at Grail Moviehouse!
School of the Alternative Builds Community through Passion-Based Learning
Steeped in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the School of the Alternative offers creative classes outside of the box this spring.
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