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Your Inauguration Weekend Update: January 19-22
Whether you want to get involved in Inauguration-related community events, find your niche in the arts, or take a ride with Krampus, we've got something just for you this weekend in Asheville.
Two for You: A Ticket Giveaway for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival
We've got a pair of tickets for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival this weekend! To enter, like us on Facebook and share our post. We'll pick a winner on Friday at 10 am!
Art in the Darkness: The Ghostlight Project
The Ghostlight Project, which focuses on the theatre's role in "sustaining values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone," will meet on Thursday, January 19th at Magnetic 375.
Moogfest 2017 Drops First Announcement
Moogfest has released its first announcement about presenters and this year's festival, which will once again be held in Durham, NC.
MLK Weekend On Tap: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!
Big Ears 2017 Announces Daily Line-Up
Big Ears 2017 happens in Knoxville, TN, from March 23-26. Here's what you need to know.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! January 5-8
Cold weekend ahead? Heat it up with this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update, our first of the new year!
Fringe Festival 2017: Freak Passes + Tickets On Sale Now
It's the most wonderful time of the year again--Fringe Festival time! Tickets and limited Fringe Freak Passes are on sale now!
THE ASHEVILLE GRITVEGAS WEEKEND UPDATE: New Year EDITION! DECEMBER 30-January 1
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.
New Year's Eve Event Round-Up
All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.
THE TWELFTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: DIAMOND BRAND
Finally be prepared for your next camping trip with our 12th Day of Grit-Mas giveaway: a two-man combat tent from Diamond Brand ($450).
Announcing the 12 Days of Grit-Mas Giveaways!
We're celebrating 12 Days of Grit-Mas this year! Starting on Monday, December 12th, we'll be giving away exclusive gifts and packages from some of our favorite local businesses!
The Eleventh Day of Grit-Mas: Eagle's Nest Outfitters
On the 11th Day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a hammock and straps from Eagle's Nest Outfitters (ENO)!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Holiday Edition! December 22-25
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Good Yule! Celebrate the holidays with the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
THE TENTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: SALVAGE STATION
Get your New Year's Eve plans right with our Day 10 Grit-Mas Giveaway: 2 tickets to Salvage Station's New Year's Eve party AND a $25 giftcard!
The Ninth Day of Grit-Mas: Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria and Grail Moviehouse
We've created the ultimate package for you on Day 9 of Grit-Mas: dinner and a movie. Enter today to win a $30 gift certificate to Barley's and a Night out at the Movies at Grail Moviehouse.
The Eighth Day of Grit-Mas: Lever Gear and Nester Hosiery
On the eighth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away 2 silver Toolcards from Lever Gear + 2 pairs of socks from Nester Hosiery!
The Seventh Day of Grit-Mas: Bellyak and Recover (Double Feature!)
On the seventh day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of neoprene gloves from Bellyak and a hoodie from Recover!
The Sixth Day of Grit-Mas: Pure Yoga Asheville
On the sixth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a month of unlimited yoga from Pure Yoga Asheville ($79 value) to one lucky winner!
THE FIFTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: Malaprop's
On the fifth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a gift certificate ($25) and a bag of donation books from Malaprop's to one lucky winner!
"Morchella Eximia": Brad Kelly (Flash Writing Contest)
Equal parts heartbreak and hope, Brad Kelly's "Morchella Eximia" is the Grand Prize Winner of our inaugural Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 16-18
We're gearing up for the holidays, and we've got fun events to help you celebrate, shop, and relax!
THE FOURTH DAY OF GRIT-MAS: BANGS SHOES
On the fourth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of BANGS shoes to one lucky winner!
"Etymology": Audrey Amir (Flash Writing Contest)
A testament to memory, longing, love, and identity, Audrey Amir's powerful "Etymology" is the first runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.
THE THIRD DAY OF GRIT-MAS: WHIST
On the third day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a gift bag full of goodies ($65) from Whist to one lucky winner!
"Forests by Owl-Light": Ryn Bradford Hayes (Flash Writing Contest)
Ryn Bradford Hayes shared her wonderful "Forests by Owl-Light" with us, and we chose is as the second runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance flash writing competition.
The Second Day of Grit-Mas: Horse and Hero
On the second day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate from Horse and Hero to one lucky winner!
"Hypermetropia": Kathryn Keeper (Flash Writing Contest)
Kathryn Keeper's gorgeous "Hypermetropia" is the third runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance flash writing competition.
Announcing the Dogwood Alliance & Asheville Grit Flash Writing Winners!
Announcing this year's Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Competition Winners and finalists! We'll publish one winning story a day, ending with our Grand Prize Winner!
The First Day of Grit-Mas: The Thirsty Monk
On the first day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $40 giftcard and a growler of CocoNorm from the Thirsty Monk to one lucky winner!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 8-11
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!
Pottery Pop-Up Sale
Head to the Asheville Food Park on Saturday, December 3rd, to check out pottery on sale from local artists at 8am-1pm.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 1-3
Whether you're into woodland frolicking or getting out on the dance floor, the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update has something for you!
Woods & Wilds Festival: A Celebration of Southern Forests with Dogwood Alliance
This Saturday, join fellow lovers of Southern forests to celebrate Dogwood Alliance's 20th anniversary, with a full day of events at the Salvage Station.
Bar Wars 2016: Who Will Be Victorious? You Can Help Decide!
Bar Wars is back, baby! This year's cocktail is the Manhattan. Find out where to drink it and how to vote for your favorite, and check out the very special events that go along with it.
Call for Entries: The Dogwood Alliance + Asheville Grit Flash Writing Contest!
Asheville Grit and Dogwood Alliance are now accepting submissions to the 2016 Flash Writing Contest in honor of Dogwood Alliance's 20th Anniversary!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update Thanksgiving Edition! November 24-27
Happy Thanksgiving! Once you're totally stuffed, walk, dance, drink, or shop it off by checking out our weekend suggestions!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 17-20
The weekend before Thanksgiving has a lot to be thankful for. Check it all out here.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 10-13
Need to unwind after a very stressful week? Not sure what the future holds? Go out and celebrate the AVL community--follow along with us!
11:11 Awaken Asheville Brings Local, Regional Artists to Timo's House
This Friday night, local and regional artists will team up to bring a "consciousness inspired music event" to Timo's House in downtown Asheville.
Election Results Parties in Asheville
Our list of where to watch the election results come in. Don't worry, alcohol (or mocktails) are available at most of these spots!
Art for Ecuador: The Undergrowth Collective Hosts Auction @ The BLOCK
On Sunday, 11/6, the Undergrowth Collective will hold an auction to raise funds for victims of earthquake victims in Ecuador.
Midnight Snack Holds Single Release Show at Isis Music Hall
Asheville quintet Midnight Snack is celebrating the release of their single, "Magic," with a show on Saturday, 11/5, at Isis Music Hall.
Asheville's First Friday Roundup
It's almost First Friday! Here's a roundup of a few of the best openings, workshops, dance parties, and other arts-related events in town!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! November 3-6
This weekend, check out Asheville and nearby Brevard for all of your event needs. We've got the scoop!
Support the MAP: Guy Fawkes Dance Party for the Media Arts Project
This Friday, 11/4, get your Guy Fawkes Celebration started early at a dance party to benefit the Media Arts Project (MAP).
Halloween Special: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 27-31
What's happening on Halloween weekend in Asheville? We've got your spooky scoop!
Ticket Giveaway: Danny Brown at the Orange Peel
Detroit rapper Danny Brown hits the stage at the Orange Peel on Sunday, 10/30, and Asheville Grit is giving away two tickets. Leave a comment on this post on Facebook for your chance to win.
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 Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 20-23
Jason's been cloned! We've got your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for October 20-23, featuring LEAF, voting, photobooths, and more!
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