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Your Fringe Festival Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! January 26-29
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!
5 Shows to Maximize Your Fringiness at the 2017 Asheville Fringe Festival
We're highlighting five (of many!) shows we're hyped about that will be performed at this year's Asheville Fringe Festival.
INTERVIEW WITH Jim Sea + FRINGE FEST TICKET GIVEAWAY
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".
Atlanta's dissisoma Unleashes New EP
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!
Interview with Michael Washington Brown + Fringe Fest Ticket Giveaway
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!"
On Display: The Photographs of Black Mountain College
This Friday marks the opening of a photography exhibit at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center that showcases photographs taken at the College.
Your Inauguration Weekend Update: January 19-22
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.
Two for You: A Ticket Giveaway for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival
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!
The Top 10 Orange Peel Shows of 2016
2016 was a big year at Asheville's Orange Peel. Did you make it out to any of their favorite shows?
Art in the Darkness: The Ghostlight Project
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 Highlights Diverse Regional Talent [Review]
BEAT LIFE releases BEAT LIFE COMP.1, its first compilation album, on Sunday, January 15th, with a second volume already in the works.
Big Thief @ The Mothlight<< Mon, Jan 16th
Start 2017 with good music by heading to The Mothlight on Monday, January 16th to see Big Thief.
Sexy Time: The Great American Strip-Off at the Magnetic Theatre
The Great American Strip-Off: an evening of pasties, toilet paper, and tiny hands (among other things) happening through this weekend and next.
Movies at the grail>> January and February
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 Drops First Announcement
Moogfest has released its first announcement about presenters and this year's festival, which will once again be held in Durham, NC.
MLK Weekend On Tap: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!
Malaprop's Best Books of 2016: Staff Roundup!
Looking for a new read in the new year? The staff at Malaprop's adds to your essential reading list.
Big Ears 2017 Announces Daily Line-Up
Big Ears 2017 happens in Knoxville, TN, from March 23-26. Here's what you need to know.
The Conquest of Canaan: Asheville's Lost Silent Film Returns
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.
Asheville's Top Five EDM Events of 2016
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.
The Top 10 Films of 2016
The Daily Orca's James Rosario picks his Top 10 Films of 2016.
How Asheville Fashion Stunned in '16
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016
The 7 Best Books of 2016
Malaprop's manager Melanie McNair shares her picks for the Top Books of 2016 with Asheville Grit.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! January 5-8
Cold weekend ahead? Heat it up with this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update, our first of the new year!
Fringe Festival 2017: Freak Passes + Tickets On Sale Now
It's the most wonderful time of the year again--Fringe Festival time! Tickets and limited Fringe Freak Passes are on sale now!
Unification Tattoo Owner Jeremy Horton Spreads Positivity through Art & Music
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.
THE ASHEVILLE GRITVEGAS WEEKEND UPDATE: New Year EDITION! DECEMBER 30-January 1
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.
Rosebud, We Didn't Deserve You
Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.
New Year, New You: Christine Garvin Dance + Transform Offers Certification Program
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.
New Year's Eve Event Round-Up
All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.
Announcing the 12 Days of Grit-Mas Giveaways!
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!
Movie Review: The Brand New Testament (2015)
A very fun and whimsical story whose triumphs far outweigh its shortcomings.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Holiday Edition! December 22-25
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Good Yule! Celebrate the holidays with the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
THE TENTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: SALVAGE STATION
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!
The Ninth Day of Grit-Mas: Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria and Grail Moviehouse
We've created the ultimate package for you on Day 9 of Grit-Mas: dinner and a movie. Enter today to win a $30 gift certificate to Barley's and a Night out at the Movies at Grail Moviehouse.
Voices of Refugees: Local Photographer Shares Stories of Displaced Peoples
Local photographer Shayanne Gal and co-creator Claire Veale began Voices of Refugees to document the stories of displaced Syrians and other refugees in Greece.
"Morchella Eximia": Brad Kelly (Flash Writing Contest)
Equal parts heartbreak and hope, Brad Kelly's "Morchella Eximia" is the Grand Prize Winner of our inaugural Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 16-18
We're gearing up for the holidays, and we've got fun events to help you celebrate, shop, and relax!
"Etymology": Audrey Amir (Flash Writing Contest)
A testament to memory, longing, love, and identity, Audrey Amir's powerful "Etymology" is the first runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.
Jammin' out at the 28th Annual Christmas Jam
Warren Haynes and friends make the US Cellular Center glow.
"Forests by Owl-Light": Ryn Bradford Hayes (Flash Writing Contest)
Ryn Bradford Hayes shared her wonderful "Forests by Owl-Light" with us, and we chose is as the second runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance flash writing competition.
The Second Day of Grit-Mas: Horse and Hero
On the second day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate from Horse and Hero to one lucky winner!
"Hypermetropia": Kathryn Keeper (Flash Writing Contest)
Kathryn Keeper's gorgeous "Hypermetropia" is the third runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance flash writing competition.
Announcing the Dogwood Alliance & Asheville Grit Flash Writing Winners!
Announcing this year's Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Competition Winners and finalists! We'll publish one winning story a day, ending with our Grand Prize Winner!
Cohen and Shauf Show Off
The Mothlight welcomes the talented rockers to Asheville.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 8-11
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!
BEATLIFE Celebrates with Oak City Slums
Saturday night, head to the Mothlight for a BEATLIFE celebration with headliner Oak City Slums.
Wake the Dreamers: Genre-Bending Mobley + Catch Fever Come to New Mountain
Mobley, who hails from Austin, TX, comes to New Mountain's Ridge on Friday with support from Catch Fever and the Stump Mutts. Proceeds from their new EP go to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Dylan LeBlanc and his Cautionary Tale Come to the Mothlight [Interview]
Inflected with the sounds of the deep South, Dylan LeBlanc's latest album offers a meditation on the singer's life so far--and far ahead. He'll play the Mothlight Tuesday, December 6th.
Pottery Pop-Up Sale
Head to the Asheville Food Park on Saturday, December 3rd, to check out pottery on sale from local artists at 8am-1pm.
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