ARTS + MUSIC

The work of an encaustic artist and a jewelry designer will be on display in the exhibition that opens May 4.

Steve Kelly and the Tribute Kings will bring their show to Flat Rock Playhouse for one weekend only in April.

An intriguing character study of a lonely Japanese woman on a quest to find meaning.

The Sublime Theater's first production will start previews at The BeBe Theater April 19, with the production running weekends through May 5.

Asheville Climate City Week includes a host of events, from workshops and lectures to art openings and much more.

All Around Artsy Productions will hold a secret short film premiere screening party Sunday at Wedge at Foundation.

"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.

The festival brings out both beloved bohemians from the local arts community, as well as award-winning stars from the world outside.

Local artists Kyle Keeler and Laurie Yeates Adams will be featured in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk in April.

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.

An interesting mix of short films that will surely have something for everyone

The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition will feature works by students from four area schools.

David Hopes is one of Asheville's most powerful, and prolific, creative forces.

The Travers Brothership plays the Asheville Music Hall, and The Mothlight kicks off a Free Monday series.

The inaugural Craft Your Commerce workshop series is aimed at elevating emerging makers and designers with craft-inspired businesses.

Following the stunning 2016 presidential election results, a group of mismatched but committed Asheville residents look to make a difference.

Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will deliver the keynote speech.

The Re-Happening is a singular event that provides a forum for regional artists and an accessible, immersive, educational experience for attendees.

Black Mountain College was a haven for many European refugee intellectuals and artists displaced by the rise of Nazi Germany.

What do we get in this movie? Bland screenwriting, one-dimensional characters, and a mysterious dearth of screen time for its main character.

Each designer will dress six models; the winner will be awarded $500.

The show, called "Creative License: Expression in Color," will also include a Valentine's pop-up shop and paper flower market.

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.

The exhibition, a meditation on service and selflessness, remains up through February at Over Easy Cafe.

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.

The “Silent Sunday” program at Asheville’s Grail Moviehouse on Feb. 4 presents rare films produced in North Carolina between 1902 and 1921.

The Maggie Valley Band and Hustle Souls both celebrate CD releases this weekend, and more.

Music Video Asheville 2018
The annual music video showcase highlights the collaborative work of local musicians and filmmakers.

A new African-American Heritage Trail and a new public art piece in the River Arts District are two projects in the works.

Mark Suggs in Ox
Illegal immigration and labor reform are on the menu at this year's Fringe Fest.

A lot of great movies showed in Asheville in 2017. Here are my favorites.

NYE with GritVegas!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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. Photo: Tonje Thilesen
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.

Kusa
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."

Rock & Rye
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.

Raqs Sapphire, Studio Zahiya Intermediate student bellydance troupe member, Ramie Smith Thorstad
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.

Gritmas 2017
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!

Holidays at GritVegas!
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 & Harvest 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.

Chattanooga Walking Bridge, Sundown
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.

Ginger's Revenge
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!

Broadcast and Window Cat on NYE. Image: Joshua Marc Levy
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!

Lisa Zahiya of Studio Zahiya instructs students in downtown Asheville.
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.

Snomg! Asheville GritVegas weekend update
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.

Midnight Snack. Source: band's website
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.

Photo: Bonobo Conservation Initiative
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.

AAAC
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.

Gritmas Day 2: WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse
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!

Students working at night during Tim Kerr's Mural Painting class, which created a mural honoring BMC  in Downtown Black Mountain. Photo by Suzi Sadler
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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