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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!

On the fourth day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a pair of BANGS shoes to one lucky winner!

Suwanee River Live Oaks. Photo: Stewart Tomlinson
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.

Whist gift bag
On the third day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a gift bag full of goodies ($65) from Whist to one lucky winner!

Corvallis and Eastern Railroad Logging Car. Source: Wiki Commons
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.

Horse and Hero handmade holiday cards
On the second day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate from Horse and Hero to one lucky winner!

Snake Mountain at Sunset. Photo: Justin Lonas (2005)
Kathryn Keeper's gorgeous "Hypermetropia" is the third runner-up for our Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance flash writing competition.

Woods & Wilds. Source: Dogwood Alliance
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!

Source: 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!

Christmas Jam GritVegas
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!

Head to the Asheville Food Park on Saturday, December 3rd, to check out pottery on sale from local artists at 8am-1pm.

GritVegas Weekend Update: Forest Creatures!
Whether you're into woodland frolicking or getting out on the dance floor, the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update has something for you!

Woods and Wilds
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.

Manhattan. Photo: Graeme Maclean (Glasgow, UK)
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.

Craggy Pinnacle
Asheville Grit and Dogwood Alliance are now accepting submissions to the 2016 Flash Writing Contest in honor of Dogwood Alliance's 20th Anniversary!

Thanksgiving GritVegas
Happy Thanksgiving! Once you're totally stuffed, walk, dance, drink, or shop it off by checking out our weekend suggestions!

GritVegas Weekend Update 11-17
The weekend before Thanksgiving has a lot to be thankful for. Check it all out here.

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!

Siyah
This Friday night, local and regional artists will team up to bring a "consciousness inspired music event" to Timo's House in downtown Asheville.

Source: Martin Falbisoner. Wikimedia Commons
Our list of where to watch the election results come in. Don't worry, alcohol (or mocktails) are available at most of these spots!

Rebuilding Ecuador, by Sue McQueen
On Sunday, 11/6, the Undergrowth Collective will hold an auction to raise funds for victims of earthquake victims in Ecuador.

Midnight Snack
Asheville quintet Midnight Snack is celebrating the release of their single, "Magic," with a show on Saturday, 11/5, at Isis Music Hall.

From In Between: Time in the Desert. Credit: Eric Baden
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!

This weekend, check out Asheville and nearby Brevard for all of your event needs. We've got the scoop!

Guy Fawkes mask
This Friday, 11/4, get your Guy Fawkes Celebration started early at a dance party to benefit the Media Arts Project (MAP).

What's happening on Halloween weekend in Asheville? We've got your spooky scoop!

Atrocity Exhibition
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 Fall Fund Drive
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.

GritVegas Weekend Update
Jason's been cloned! We've got your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for October 20-23, featuring LEAF, voting, photobooths, and more!

The Orb
Groundbreaking electronic innovators The Orb play New Mountain Asheville on October 23, and we're giving away two tickets. See post for details!

Photo: Erin Fowler
A gallery from the 2016 Urban Loft + Art Tour to benefit the Asheville Art Museum. All photos: Erin Fowler.

GritVegas Weekend Update October 10-13
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!

Image from "Something's Not Right," Jan 2016. Photo: Audrey Goforth
emersion takes place in Montford this weekend at the historic home of Grayson Morris. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Zombie GritVegas
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!

Darkroom Equipment. Photo: Ali McGhee
West Asheville's Mothlight hosts a benefit for the Asheville Darkroom this Saturday, October 8th. The Darkroom just moved to the Refinery Creator Space.

The Mayor of Brewgrass and Entourage!
Were you at Brewgrass 2016? Did you stop by the photo booth? Check out our gallery of favorite shots!

GritVegas Coffee Debate 2016
We've got special guests Stu Helm and Andrew Scotchie on this weekend to talk up some exciting events!

Underground Sound
We have extended the submission deadline for our Underground Sound: The Path to Music Video Asheville contest until 11/15

GritVegas Weekend Update
What are you up to on this beautiful weekend in Asheville? We've got the scoop on a few of our favorite things!

Brewgrass
We've got a pair of tickets for Brewgrass 2016, happening Saturday, 9/17 at Memorial Stadium! To enter, like our page on Facebook and leave a comment on the story tagging the friend you'd want to bring!

Huzzah!
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

#mayorofbrewgrass20 nominees
We've narrowed the entrants of our Instagram contest down to a round of 5 Finalists! Vote here until midnight on September 14th, and we'll announce the new Mayor of Brewgrass on September 15th!

GritVegas Panthers
This weekend, Asheville is filled with all types of fun! From beer to crystals and river cleanups to pickle competitions, we've got something for everyone. Let us know what we missed!

We've got your weekend events for Labor Day weekend in Asheville, from Thursday, September 1st through Labor Day!

Steve Mann, Eagle Street
Acclaimed local photographer Steve Mann lost his wife, Chrystel, to a hard-fought battle with cancer. Now he's selling his prints from his show at Asheville's Pink Dog Creative to help cover medical costs.

Rasheeda Speaking
Rasheeda Speaking is a recently off-Broadway play that premieres at Asheville's BEBE Theatre tomorrow, September 1st. The play runs through the 17th and is a dark satire about "post-racial" America in the workplace.

Chris Pitsiokos
The first in a series of shows from Cotton Mill Studios' REVOLVE + the Asheville Guitar Bar brings the CP Quartet and Shane Parish to the stage.

Views from the Montford. Photo: Erin Fowler
Asheville's newest rooftop bar sits atop the new Hyatt Place at the corner of Montford Ave and Haywood St in downtown Asheville. Even though it's technically a hotel bar, it's got a big local focus, from its food and drinks to its targeted clientele.

GritVegas Weekend Update August 25
This weekend kicks off with the 100th birthday of our national parks, plus a ton of other fabulous events, from free music and dance at the Millroom to Queer Girls Reading at the Mothlight. Where will you be, Ashevillains?

Mayor of Brewgrass
Are you the next Mayor of Brewgrass? Enter our Instagram contest and see if you'll be crowned! The winner gets amazing prizes and VIP access at this year's Brewgrass Festival on September 17th.

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