AVL LIFE

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!

Gritmas 2017
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!

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.

Chattanooga Walking Bridge, Sundown
There is a parade of bodies thronging the bridge, each body bathed on one side by sun glaze. No one is in a rush. No one on his or her cell. So the body keeps walking, off the bridge and into the city, while the mind takes snapshots inside the massive tombstones of commerce it floats through.

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.

Photo: Bonobo Conservation Initiative
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.

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.

Astropad from Astral
Your gift guide for the adventure lover in your life from Outdoor Gear Builders.

#metoo
What we want the good guys to know.

Pack Square. Photo: Carol Anders
It's a Winter Wonderland out there! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in AVL!

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.

Neglectful. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
“I’m just joking,” I say. “I’m the one who’s useless.”

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

Korean House
A guide to navigating Best Of lists in Asheville (tip: make your own!).

expensive! Photo: Anssi Koskinen (Flickr)
With holidays right around the corner and a tight budget, how nice would it be to save and earn a few extra bucks doing a few simple things? Below are some easy steps to take that can get your friends and family gifts without breaking the bank.

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.

River Arts District. Source: nschouterden (Flickr)
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.

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

Dusk
The wood the young man has delivered is perfectly cut for the pot. The lawns trimmed to fairway length. I hate these kind of places. And, despite myself, I feel at ease in them.

Hatch This
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.

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.

Palimpsest. Art: Megan Lee
An Asheville duo has teamed up to create a podcast that tells the story of one young woman living with a quite a few ghosts. The first episode drops this Halloween.

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

Credit: Anthony Easton
Still having fun over the age of 30

"My Life," Tomorca. Source: Flickr (Creative Commons)
I did the “right” thing. I told my story right away and went through the systems in place that are supposed to protect me. I was told that my voice didn’t matter.

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.

Toybox the Cartoon Witch. Photo: Paige Sandbank
“Life is a journey, life is an adventure; let’s be grateful for this opportunity we have to create, to share, and celebrate.” Fall LEAF 2017 is almost here.

Lisa Zahiya. Photo: Nicole McConville
I am a performer, I am curvy, I am not skinny. I like tight, bold clothes and have no desire to hide myself, to attempt to “minimize” anything or abide by anyone’s decision of what I should wear.

River Road
My first inclination was to shake my head and walk away. But something told me to give him a chance. So I stared a little longer. He didn’t look like a serial killer.

Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.

Photo: Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/PRNG-PAO (Wikimedia Commons)
Want to help with hurricane recovery? Here's where to start. We'll update this, so please loop us in if you know about local relief efforts or other ways to help!

This weekend, we got a sneak peek of the now sold-out CiderFest out at Salvage Station with friends from Urban Orchard and Daidala Ciders.

Woods & Wilds
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.

Asheville Coffee Expo
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.

Zombie Apocalypse
Is it imminent threat sounding in the revved engine? Derision caught in side-view mirror snapshot? Or plain old disdain drumming its fingers on the drivers’ side door?

Factory Theatre; Spacing's Theatre Architecture 2013. Source: kaykaybarrie (Flickr)
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.

Vintage bottles. Source: Nancynance, 2012 (Flickr)
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.

GritVegas
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.

Vance Monument
At the recent downtown protest two different factions ended up squabbling with one another.

Luis Carlos Serapio. Credit: Renato Rotolo
The founder of Descubre Asheville, a new website devoted to Latino and Hispanic culture in the area, wants to build bridges and create community.

Goombay Stilt Walkers. Credit: Go Diva Photography
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.

Parking Deck
The woman looked into the windows as if shopping. I could have been out with my mother on an afternoon stroll. She stopped. “This!” she pointed at the window of a hair salon. Her face lit up.

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