ARTS + MUSIC

Jason and the Update
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!

Zombie Cabaret Flyer
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.

Photo by Eric France; models: Sarah Hoover, Victoria Rae, Betsabe Fregoso Lee; hair by Twisted Sisters Event Styling Makeup by Terran Ward ; Clothing design by Amanda Rose of Amanda Rose Studios
Revisit—or discover—FASHMBOB IX: Cover Story with this video, produced by Anthony Harden of Alt Media Pros.

The weekend is full of fun, including Just Brew It, the homebrewing festival held at the Wedge. Check it all out!

All Go West 2016. Photo: Arieh Samson
All Go West is bigger and better this year, with a schedule that highlights musical talent from around the region over two days.

Pattern. Mark Flowers
The third in Mark Flowers' series for Signs of Life at Pink Dog Creative.

Swallowing the Bitter Pill
The final entry in "Pieces of the Whole," the series from artist Mark Flowers, whose show opens at Pink Dog Creative on June 2.

Xpand Fest, happening on Saturday, June 10th on the South Slope, has a unique community focus.

Mark Flowers' Signs of Life opens at Pink Dog Creative on June 2. Here's the second in a series about art-making and memory.

Bryan Divisions
Asheville hip-hop artist Bryan Divisions encourages you to love yourself and embrace your shadow side.

Moogfest 2017 GIF
Bleep bloop.

Hallie Jay Pope
A new exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum explores how visual art can be a powerful platform to promote dialogue. On view May 20 - July 16, 2017

The Realistic Joneses
Meet the Joneses when Will Eno’s odd sitcom, The Realistic Joneses, comes to 35below

Defrostatica Flyer
Based in Leipzig, Germany, the electronic Defrostatica label is hitting Timo's House tonight to debut new tracks from their latest EP, Rogue Style Vol. 1, which features Asheville's own Klose.

Bliss Mob Hug Parade
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.

Planes
Signs of Life, a new exhibition at Pink Dog Creative Gallery, opens June 2nd.

Moogfest 2017
In no real order.

Orbiting Human Circus
The fantastical podcast, produced by the folks behind Welcome to Night Vale, is on tour and will stop at the Grey Eagle on May 30th. We've got a pair of tickets for a lucky someone!

LEAF Moon
Camping at LEAF

Citizen Jane
A eye-opening documentary about what makes a city successful, and what causes its demise.

Land On Your Feet
Asheville-based jazz- and soul-infused rockers Window Cat celebrate the release of their album, Land On Your Feet, this Saturday at Asheville Music Hall, where they'll open for Con Brio.

Jason and the WNC Yarn Crawl
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.

Star and Flag Design Quilt, Fred Hassebrock. Source: National Gallery of Art
On each Monday in May, members of a new arts forum, Holler, will convene at locations around town for an hour of "flash mob-style making sessions" around specific themes. Come out; make art!

Branches. Photo: Kelly Boitano
Indie rock/Americana band Branches brings their distinctive sound to the Grey Eagle on Monday, May 8th.

Tracey Morgan Gallery Exhibits
An Hoang and Rob Amberg - Artist Exhibitions May 5 - July 2, 2017

I Called Him Morgan
A beautiful and gripping documentary about a talent whose life was cut short.

T.I. Photo: Keely Knopp
Checking out T.I. and his Hustle Gang at the ExploreAsheville.com arena.

Prairie Fire
The cast of characters ignites the stage in Prairie Fire, an original play by Ryan Madden.

Eda Rhyne on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring Eda Rhyne Distillery, which is kicking off their Indiegogo campaign with a party on Saturday in their new facility! Check out the write-up for the full details, plus other events that will get you out and about and on the town.

photo:object
Check out the First Friday Art Opening at Push Skate Shop!

103.3. Asheville FM Fund Drive
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Xpand Fest
Xpand Fest, a free arts and music festival in Asheville's South Slope, recently made their first announcement of headliners and sponsors.

onj. release show
"Alone" is the first album by Asheville instrumental post-rock band onj. The release party happens on Friday, May 12, at the Mothlight.

1 Year of GritVegas!
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!

The Transfiguration
A unique and look at the vampire genre, and possibly the best horror movie of the year so far.

Prairie Fire
Anam Cara's Prairie Fire, inspired by the writings of The Weather Underground, continues through the first weekend in May (Fridays and Saturdays).

Stupid Fucking Bird poster
The new play at Magnetic Theatre is a wild and hilarious tour of existential angst and unrequited love!

The Lure
A great premise that gets bogged down by a scattered narrative.

Brother Oliver
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."

Asheville Butoh Festival
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.

Asheville Butoh Festival
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Big Wild
Big Wild comes to the Orange Peel this Friday, and you can be there too.

Asheville Music School Rock Band. Photo: Michael Oppenheim
Thursday's annual benefit show at Isis Music Hall will raise funds for the Asheville Music School. Students and teachers will perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety at the end of the evening.

Mobley
We're kind of huge fans of Austin-based artist Mobley (if you haven't noticed). Here are five reasons to get to Asheville Music Hall early and check out his set before The Hip Abduction.

photo:object
photo:object, a new show opening at PUSH Gallery on May 5, is seeking submissions that challenge makers of all types to make a "photograph" that pushes the boundary of "object."

The Hip Abduction
The Hip Abduction is headlining the Asheville Music Hall, April 20, and the band was cool enough to answer a few questions in anticipation for their show.

Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival happens from July 27-30 and brings together local and international talent from the yoga world. Here's what we're most excited about.

The Nerd
We review Attic Salt's production of The Nerd, showing now at NC Stage Company through April 23rd.

Moogfest lineup
Moogfest has released its music acts, special guests, workshops and more over a series of weekly announcements. We're so excited!

GritVegas and BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.

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