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Franny's Farmacy
This week is the Grand Opening of Franny's Farmacy - a dream come true for lovers of hemp products everywhere.

Asheville Taco Takeover 2018
On October 14th Salvage Staton will be home to a taco lovers dream come true -- the 1st ever Taco Takeover.

Miss Gay Latina Asheville 2014 by Abi Fields Photography
In its 11th year the pageant returns to the Diana Wortham Theater on Saturday, November 3rd for an unforgettable night of fabulosity.

Hank Willis Thomas, Black Power
Clear your calendar for the opening of this must-see exhibition that explores the African American experience through contemporary art.

Trifecta Moog Synth Contest
Here's your chance to win one of three Moog Synthesizers during the Bob Moog Foundation 2018 Fall Raffle.

Harvest Fest 2018
Come one, come all to the 1st ever Harvest Fest at the Burton Street Community Peace Gardens on Saturday 9/22.

Asheville Van Life Rally
JuneBug Retro Resort in Weaverville is the 2018 home of the largest #vanlife gathering on the East Coast.

WNC Nature Center Brews & Bears
The WNC Nature Center's popular happy hour meet-up returns Friday, September 14th with food, cider, beer, music and bears.

Asheville FM Turns 9
Community celebrating community as Asheville Affiliates hosts a Birthday Bash Fundraiser for !03.3 Asheville FM

SEBC past at New Mountain AVL
Top street dancers from all over the US will gather to battle it out B-boy style at Asheville Music Hall for the 9th Annual SEBC.

NC Mountain State Fair / photo by @curatednc
If you can almost see the neon lights, hear the happy screams, and smell the fried foods (and farm animals!) in the air, it's because it is time for the NC Mountain State Fair!

plēb asheville
AVL wine lovers have more reason to toast in celebration with the Grand Opening of plēb on Saturday the 1st.

Let's Drall Y'all At BattleCat
Every Tuesday night, you can go to BattleCat in West AVL and just chill, draw, sketch, relax. Join the movement!

Yacht Rock Revival
Get your sailor attire on for tonight's Yacht Rock REVIVAL at Salvage Station with inspiration from Honeypot #SAILAWAY

Today why not spend your lunch break enjoying local food trucks, music, and giving back to the community with the Downtown Welcome Table?

The Bee's Knees at The Odditorium
From 12pm-6pm this Sunday go and get your flea on at The Bee's Knees Vintage Market hosted by The Odditorium

Blind Pig Pop-Up at District Wine Bar
2 Day Blind Pig Supper Club "Culinary Extravaganza" Pop-Up This Weekend at District Wine Bar in the RAD

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

#3: Get Creative. A Cadavre exquis (Exquiste Corpse) by Marc M. Gustà, Bernat M. Bustà and Irene Alcón. 2011.
5 things that are A.) attainable and B.) good for you.

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

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!

Liquidlogic hoodie
On day 11 of Gritmas, we've got a prize pack of apparel and gear for all of your adventures, on the water and off, from local kayak company Liquidlogic.

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!).

Asheville Mall
Today, we've got a big ol' bundle of awesome stuff from our friends at the Asheville Mall. Read on to find out exactly what's included in this $300 prize package.

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.

Fitletic belt
Leave 2017 in the dust with a running belt, armband, and bottle holder bunchle from Fitletic, today on the 8th Day of Gritmas.

Pure Yoga. Photo: Rose Photo
Day 7 of Gritmas is here with a month of unlimited yoga from Pure Yoga Asheville. Yoga: pretty much the best way to kickstart your 2018.

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.

Diamond Brand
Today, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to long-time outfitter and local favorite Diamond Brand.

We've got state-of-the-art drybag technology from Watershed for you on Day 4 of Gritmas.

Gritmas Day 3: Rockgeist and Recover
Two local companies are outfitting you with the coolest gear for everything from bikepacking to hiking your favorite trail on the third day of Gritmas.

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!

On the first day of Gritmas, we kick things of with a doubled-up prize package from Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe and Baked Pie Company.

Look at the Stars Beautiful
Electronic music duo BomBassic and producer P3RIPH3RAL teamed up for this fresh new track. Check out our exclusive premiere.

Spaceman Jones and the Motherships
We're dropping the newest track released by Spaceman Jones and the Motherships, right here.

Justin Rabuck, Jason Sandford, and Ali McGhee
As preparation for this weekend's Big Crafty, we talk with Justin Rabuck, a founder of the event and an owner of Horse and Hero in downtown Asheville.

Medieval Market
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!

Cotton Mill Studios
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.

Tin Foil Hat. Credit: Sarah Hooker Photography
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.

It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.

GritVegas Halloween
It's Halloween weekend! We've got you covered from now through Tuesday. Plus, we peek into the void at five famous ghosts of Asheville.

Ghost
It's our favorite time of year. As we draw closer to Halloween, we're getting more in the mood to be celebrate the season with these spooky things to do.

It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!

Rooftop Bars
We take you on a tour of our favorite rooftop bars in Asheville. Plus a whole bunch of stuff happening this weekend. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.

Carly Taich. Photo: Nathan Rivers Chesky. Dress: SOMOS by CocoNuco
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.