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The WNC Yarn Crawl and More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.
The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.
Siri, Pencil In Material Transcendence for 2 PM
Traveling, claims all the articles, helps you gain perspective on yourself and the world around you. She who travels is unafraid of adventure, change, and most of all, herself. And yet, as I was driving through the endless, cloudy expanse of Virginia, I could not shake the gnawing fear that I was very, very afraid of myself.
Holler Brings Community Art Meet-Ups to Asheville in May
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!
In Pie Flights: The Baked Pie Company
Asheville has a new place to find pie for your pie hole.
The "Brunch Bill": What You Need to Know to Support Local Distilleries and Get a Mimosa on a Sunday Morning
The Brunch Bill is up for review before the ABC Committee on Tuesday. Find out more (and find out where to sign the petition to drink mimosas on Sundays at 10 a.m.!) here.
Prairie Fire at Toy Boat [Review]
The cast of characters ignites the stage in Prairie Fire, an original play by Ryan Madden.
Eda Rhyne Kickoff Party on the Asheville 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.
PHOTO:OBJECT OPENING Exhibition - PUSH GALLERY
Check out the First Friday Art Opening at Push Skate Shop!
It's All Happening
Last week I turned twenty-four. I hope I'm good at it. I've never been twenty-four before.
103.3 Asheville FM Fund Drive DONATE NOW!
Donate today and all contributions will be matched and doubled!
Onj. Album Release Show at The Mothlight
"Alone" is the first album by Asheville instrumental post-rock band onj. The release party happens on Friday, May 12, at the Mothlight.
Celebrating One Year of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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!
DANCE CLUB Asheville: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness
Next up in our series of Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness, is a new wave of workout classes that have women of all ages and fitness backgrounds finding a new sense of self-empowerment and freedom.
Anam Cara's Prairie Fire At Toy Boat
Anam Cara's Prairie Fire, inspired by the writings of The Weather Underground, continues through the first weekend in May (Fridays and Saturdays).
VIdeo Preview: Stupid F*cking Bird at Magnetic 375
The new play at Magnetic Theatre is a wild and hilarious tour of existential angst and unrequited love!
Asheville Greenworks Hikes With Us for Forest Friday
We hit the Hard Times Trail with Joele Emma, Asheville Greenworks' Director of Education.
Brother Oliver to Play The Mothlight April 25
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."
Asheville Butoh Fesitval on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.
11th Asheville Butoh Festival 4/20-4/23 at Be Be Theatre
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.
Science, Not Silence
The March for Science comes to the Mountains on April 22.
photo:object @ PUSH Skateshop, OPEN CALL to ALL for Upcoming Exhibition + Zine
photo:object, a new show opening at PUSH Gallery on May 5, is seeking submissions that challenge makers of all types to make a "photograph" that pushes the boundary of "object."
The Hip Abduction to Play Asheville Music Hall April 20
The Hip Abduction is headlining the Asheville Music Hall, April 20, and the band was cool enough to answer a few questions in anticipation for their show.
Asheville Yoga Festival: 5 Weekend Highlights
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.
Robin Funsten of Community Conflict Solutions: The Asheville Innovators
Robin Funsten, founder of Community Conflict Solutions, on treating her business like a baby, how to make conflict productive, and her (nearly) lifelong caving habit.
BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark: Featured Event of the GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
Field Day is Back on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
From Cuba With Love: A Photo Essay
Local photographer René Roberts and her husband Billy took a trip to Cuba. Here's why you should go.
Where to Watch the Final Four on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
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.
Asheville City Soccer Club Will Bring Competition, Talent to the 828
The Asheville Soccer Club kicks off their season this Thursday, March 30, at Hi-Wire Brewing. We interviewed team president Ryan Kelley to get the details.
Dangermuffin to Play Isis Music Hall on April 1 [Interview]
Dangermuffin brings the beach—and the power of uplifting connection—to the Isis Music Hall on April 1st.
Well Played Board Game Cafe's Grand Opening: This Week's GritVegas Highlight!
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.
Which Way Is a Living Wage?
The existential ghost was spotted wondering about what it takes to get a living wage in Asheville.
Artists in Resistance Brings Visual Artists, Musicians, and Community Together on April 5th
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.
Beer City Bicycles: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness
For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.
St. Patrick's Day 2017 Celebrations on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
Odyssey Community School Combats Racism With a New Free Series
Odyssey School's free four-part session, "Teaching Kids about Racism and Racial Justice," aims to help parents and educators start conversations about diversity at an early age.
Local Website Seeks Actors for Mummy Prank & Film
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.
Terry Tempest: The Final Interview Exclusive on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We talk with cast and crew members from Terry Tempest: The Final Interview and give you a sneak peak of the show on this weekend update. More events in the write-up!
Darby Communications' Stand Up Initiative: Apply Now
Feel like saving the world? Darby Communications wants to work with you.
Toxic Love (Photo Gallery)
A local photographer and models tell the story of a toxic relationship through light and tone in this gallery.
Diane Cluck Announces Asheville House Show, Singing Workshop March 5th & 6th
Freak folk icon hosts potluck and house show with Life Like Water in West Asheville this Sunday.
Food Connection Benefit Show + More On the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend we're highlight the Food Connection Benefit Show and featuring some other great events around town!
That's So Asheville: Episode 2 — It's All About the Love
In the second episode of That's So Asheville, we talk with Veris and Ahnika Meyer-Wilde of the Second Star Sanctuary/RadFae Reading Room, and with local producer Cpt Hyperdrive (Rob Gray) about his new album Burning Roses, a creative project born of heartbreak.
Get to Know Roanline
Let's Do This interviews Ferrell and Koral Alman, founders of outdoor clothing and gear company Roanline.
Asheville Mardi Gras 2017: Pick of the Weekend on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We got a visit from the ladies of Asheville Mardi Gras on this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! Check out our exclusive sneak peek and read the post for our event roundup.
So, you wanna be a social activist?
Places to go and people to see if you wanna tickle those civil liberties
Forest Friday: Me and Ali McGhee
Dogwood Alliance spends some time outside, at Pisgah National Forest's Moore Cove Falls, with Asheville Grit editor Ali McGhee.
Get to Know IamAVL: Independent Arts & Music Asheville
Let’s Do This talks with Josh Blake, Co-Founder of the Independent Arts & Music of Asheville (IamAVL) project.
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