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Which Way Is a Living Wage?
The existential ghost was spotted wondering about what it takes to get a living wage in Asheville.
Beer City Bicycles: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness
For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.
Color Me Goodwill Spotlights Growing Trend in Sustainable Fashion
Upcycled eco-fashion is a growing trend, bringing change to a country where over-consuming is typically the norm. The upcoming Color Me Goodwill fashion show highlights sustainable fashion by Asheville designers while raising awareness for Goodwill's mission: transforming donations into jobs and job training for thousands of people in Western North Carolina.
Well Played serves up Nostalgia
Asheville's new board game bar offers more than childhood memories.
Get Ready for Robert Ellis
The Americana singer/songwriter makes his way to The Altamont Theatre
What are You For? Acknowledging Accomplishments and Forging Ahead
A detailed look at what organized efforts have accomplished already, and an exploration of where we go from here.
Midnight Snack brings the good times to The Mothlight
The Asheville based band goes all out for their single release show.
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".
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!"
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.
How Asheville Fashion Stunned in '16
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016
Rosebud, We Didn't Deserve You
Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.
Christmas Gift Solution: LoLo is Here to Help
Did you buy all your gifts yet? Didn't think so. Good news is that LoLo's got your back.
Jammin' out at the 28th Annual Christmas Jam
Warren Haynes and friends make the US Cellular Center glow.
Cohen and Shauf Show Off
The Mothlight welcomes the talented rockers to Asheville.
The legendary Peter Hook comes to The Orange Peel on Monday, 11/21.
GRIT TALK: The Shakeout
"The Shakeout" comes to New Mountain this Saturday to promote inclusion and creativity through music, art, and fashion.
Let's Get Dreamy
Wild Nothing and Small Black come together for a show at The Orange Peel this Thursday.
Asheville Faerie Arts Festival Enchants with Music, Art and Fashion
On Friday, November 11th, faeries light up the night at the Renaissance Hotel in this year's Faerie Arts Festival. The theme this year is Goth Faerie Fall.
Asheville FM Hosts Halloween Fund Drive at Buxton Hall
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.
The Drinking Dead: Asheville Zombie Movie Begins Kickstarter
The team behind Dead Brew, a zombie film based in Asheville, just began a 30-day Kickstarter to raise initial funds for making the film.
Take a Peek: The 2016 Urban Loft + Art Tour (Gallery)
A gallery from the 2016 Urban Loft + Art Tour to benefit the Asheville Art Museum. All photos: Erin Fowler.
Swanky Electronic Soiree Set to TranceForm Highland Brewery Tonight
Here are a few reasons you might be sad if you stay at home in your underwear binging Netflix instead of attending TranceFormation...
Emersion: Asheville's Immersive Theatre Event
emersion takes place in Montford this weekend at the historic home of Grayson Morris. Tickets are $10 at the door.
GRIT TALK: SK The Novelist
SK The Novelist returns with his latest project 'My Life in Rhythm.' "Honest, Fun and Challenging," the Asheville Emcee aims to make his mark and share his story.
A "Local's" Guide to Tourist Season in Asheville
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 6-9
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 29-October 2
We've got special guests Stu Helm and Andrew Scotchie on this weekend to talk up some exciting events!
Do Black Voices Matter in Asheville?
Is Asheville stepping up for the #blacklivesmatter movement and the protests in Charlotte?
GRIT TALK: Ill Doots
8 piece Hip hop outfit 'Ill Doots' return to Asheville on their 'Unify' Tour! A funk-infused roller coaster of high energy antics and thought provoking lyrics.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 15-18
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Asheville Missed Connections: cesspool or delightful dip?
Q. What if the Biltmore hosted MomaPS2 (southern edition)?
We continue to pose hypothetical proposals at our great city and this week look to the nation's largest home to house a southern version of MOMA's PS1 Design Competition. Wouldn't that front lawn look great with a temporary art/architecture installation?
Transplanting Announces Season 2 Release + Season 1 to be Featured on LAFF TV
The second season of Transplanting, Asheville's hilarious web series, airs on Wednesday, September 7th, coinciding with the release of season one on Laff TV.
What if Asheville had Built a Mall Downtown?
In 1980, citizens of Asheville had the vision to vote against a mall that would forever change the character of downtown. Let's take a minute to see what that would have looked like and what we would have lost.
What if Asheville had an Official Gateway?
We take a look at what Patton Avenue could look like if it were to have an official gateway entry to downtown Asheville.
What if 1% of Asheville’s street parking was transformed into Parklets?
When is a parking space not a parking space? When it's a parklet! Cities everywhere have transformed the 9'x18' spots into mini parks; what if Asheville did the same?
Asheville Loves Pollinators
A new video and piece on pollinators and/in the community (including Renaissance Asheville Hotel) from Climate Listening Project organizer/producer Dayna Reggero kicks off National Pollinator Week.
Richard Buckner at The Grey Eagle: June 30
Folk music veteran Richard Buckner is coming to The Grey Eagle this Thursday.
What if Asheville had Solar Roadways?
This week we raise the topic of solar roadways for the city of Asheville. With all the potential benefits, could this be a sustainable urban project that boosts our economy?
Q: What if Christo came to Asheville?
We begin a weekly exploration on the potential of Asheville ranging from practical to plain radical. Starting with the world famous installation artist Christo, we ask: What would happen if he could make his mark on Asheville?
Americana Burlesque + Sideshow Festival << May 27-29th
Asheville hosts the 10th annual ABSFest over Memorial Day Weekend. The festival features the top performers from burlesque, circus arts, sideshow, vaudeville + more, along with workshops and parties to celebrate all things fabulous, mysterious, and grotesque!
Cuban Soul: LEAF 2016 Ticket Giveaway!
This year's spring LEAF lineup highlights the bridge between WNC and Cuba with a variety of acts that exemplify the culture and music of both regions. We're giving away two tickets to LEAF on Sunday, May 15, on Facebook! To enter, leave a comment on our Facebook post when we share this story!
Asheville Reacts to HB2 (Timeline + Gallery)
In the past few weeks, HB2 has shocked Asheville--and much of the rest of the country. The Grit has coverage of everything that's gone down over the past few weeks, from early protests to the current state of things. Photos by Alex Baker/ACBe Creative.
15 Year Asheville Artist Makes a Move from RAD to AAAC’s new Refinery Creator Space
As the Asheville Area Arts Council receives the green light to move into the new 'Refinery Creator Space', local artists are solidifying their studio leases, including Sound Mind Creative artist Jenny Greer Fares.
"When you see bum trash and tags everywhere, that’s where you sit and wait for the train”: a look inside the eternal American train kids culture
A window into the culture and vibrant community of train kids in Asheville. All photos: Larisa Karr.
photo+craft Brings WNC Creative Community Together (March 31-April 3)
This inaugural photo+craft event takes place March 31-April 3 in arts spaces around Asheville. It's the first event of its kind to unite not only two areas within the arts--photography and craft--but also to unite the larger Asheville arts community.
Condom Couture: A Behind the Scenes Look
Condoms are the "it" look not just for safe sex, but fashion too at the Condom Couture Fashion Show. This entertaining event at New Mountain is just around the corner. Don't miss it.
Betaplane: Asheville's Next Buzzworthy Band
From winning the Judge's Choice Award at the 2015 Music Video Asheville Awards to wrapping up recording of their new album at Echo Mountain, local Asheville Post Rock ensemble Betaplane performs a free show tonight at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall.
Color Me Goodwill is Back for 2016
After a successful 2015 event, this fusion of fashion, art, food and music for a mission is back on Friday, March 18th at Diana Wortham Theatre.
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