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We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.

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Ali McGhee has a conversation with Asheville hip-hop artist SIYAH on the That's So Asheville podcast.

The Im'peach'ed Burger, Battle of the Burger Winner 2017
Salvage Station unleashed its brand-spankin-new food truck menu recently. AND it just won the 2017 WNC Battle of the Burger. Photos: Mattieu Rodriguez

Better than Unicorns on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.

Photo: Tristan Wheelock
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?

FBO on the GritVegas Weekend Update
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.

Intramurals Social Bowling League
Asheville's new Intramural Social Bowling League meets weekly beginning this Wednesday.

Dance Class at Studio Zahiya
Rethink happy hour with this led class and dance party from Studio Zahiya, happening Saturday, July 8 at the Orange Peel.

Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.

Natalie Bogwalker of Wild Abundance and the Firefly Gathering
We interviewed the creator and co-director of the Firefly Gathering, Natalie Bogwalker, about how she started the event and what to expect this year. Pre-registration for Firefly ends Monday.

GritVegas weekend update
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.

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All Go West is this Saturday and Sunday in West Asheville. Here's who we're most excited to see. Plus, your rundown of what else is happening this weekend.

CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly at a living wage rally. Source: ctznwell.org
This year, the Asheville Yoga Festival would like to introduce you to a few new faces.

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

Blacksmithing with Todd at Firefly Gathering. Source: fireflygathering.org
This year's Firefly Gathering, which takes place in Leicester, marks the 10th anniversary of the earth skills-based event. Early bird pricing for Firefly ends tomorrow.

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.

Negroni. Photo: Will Shenton
Negroni Week just kicked off. Here's where to try out the local varieties. Plus, a recipe to stir up your very own Negritti!

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.

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

Eda Rhyne Copper Still. Photo: Facebook
Support Asheville's newest local distiller, Eda Rhyne, by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign.

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Last Word Benders
That's So Asheville talks with Jeshua Morningstar and K-Pop Kakashi of Asheville nerdcore hip-hop group The Last Word Benders.

Field Day & Spring Fling
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.

The Coronation
Asheville Grit brings you the exclusive premiere of "The Coronation," a collaboration between hip-hop artist SIYAH and producer Nex Millen.

CAKE
The four fiercely funny ladies of the CAKE Comedy Tour are using a Kickstarter to sell tickets to an event they're hoping to hold in Asheville on May 4th. Find out more here.

Misha Stein, Patrick Watson, Robbie Kuster, and Joe Grass. Credit: Erin Fowler
Patrick Watson played the Grey Eagle last Friday, 3/31, and we've got the exclusive photo gallery.

Credit: Rene Treece Roberts
Local photographer René Roberts and her husband Billy took a trip to Cuba. Here's why you should go.

Final Four
This weekend, find out where to watch the Final Four (our picks for every part of town!), then stay out on the town with our weekend roundup.

Well Played GritVegas Update
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.

Prof. Logik
Prof. Logik will bring the noise to Friday's BEAT LIFE, an ongoing series that features the best in beats music from local and nationally-renowned producers. Tyler Ambrosius, LAVIER, and Vietnam Jerry also perform.

Simrit at the Masonic Temple. Photo: Erin Fowler
Simrit, a Kundalini and Naad yoga practitioner, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, enchanted the audience at downtown Asheville's Masonic Temple last Saturday, March 18th. Photo gallery by Erin Fowler.

NYC People's Climate March (2014). Photo: Alejandro Alvarez
The Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit invite you to Artists in Resistance, an event that will create a forest-themed banner for the National Climate March. Artists in Resistance happens on April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville.

Allyson Ansusinha Charleston Fashion Week 2017
Asheville designer Allyson Ansusinha has taken home a top prize from Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, one of the nation's premier fashion events. She'll show her entire collection in Saturday's finale event, which will stream live on Asheville Grit.

St Patty's Day
Don't rely on the luck o' the Irish—follow our rainbow to the top 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Check out all of our weekend recommendations here.

Astronautica
The luscious sounds of L.A.'s Astronautica keep the vibe smooth at the One Stop this Friday, 3/17. Panther God, Koresma, and Hubbble support.

Still from The Mummy's Hand (1940)
The creator of a new peer-to-peer catering service is looking for actors and extras to do the Mummy Shuffle in a terrifyingly funny new ad campaign scheduled for March 18th.

Ben Sollee and Ali McGhee
Composer, cellist, singer, and storyteller Ben Sollee stops by the GritVegas studios before his 3/9 Mothlight show!

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