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Ellington Underground: The Sixth Day of Gritmas
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!
Winter Dance Wonderland: Studio Zahiya Throws Benefit Dance Showcase for LEAF Community Arts
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.
Our Weekend Roundup: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.
Diamond Brand: The Fifth Day of Gritmas
Today, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to long-time outfitter and local favorite Diamond Brand.
Watershed Drybags: The Fourth Day of Gritmas
We've got state-of-the-art drybag technology from Watershed for you on Day 4 of Gritmas.
Rockgeist and Recover: The Third Day of Gritmas!
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.
Bonobos at the BLOCK off Biltmore
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.
The WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse: The Second Day of Gritmas
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!
Malaprop's and Baked Pie Company: The First Day of Gritmas
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.
Your Holiday Gift Guide from Outdoor Gear Builders
Your gift guide for the adventure lover in your life from Outdoor Gear Builders.
#MeToo: Open your eyes
What we want the good guys to know.
HoliDAZE in AVL: A Guide to Holiday Fun
It's a Winter Wonderland out there! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in AVL!
The Big Crafty + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
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.
“I’m just joking,” I say. “I’m the one who’s useless.”
Medieval Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
Asheville's BEST, sez WHO
A guide to navigating Best Of lists in Asheville (tip: make your own!).
Your Guide to Earning Extra Holiday Dough
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 Hosts a Celebration + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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: Extending an Invitation to the Dance of Life [Interview]
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.
Free for All: Arts & Culture at No (or Low) Cost in Asheville
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: November 3-5
It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.
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! Promotes Innovation and Imagination in a Weekend-Long Competition
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.
Ghosts of Asheville on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Plus, a Halloween Weekend Roundup!
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.
Halloween Round-Up: Where to get Spooked in Asheville Starting Tomorrow
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: A New Asheville Podcast Uncovers Ghosts On All Sides
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.
LEAF Festival & More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!
Eliada Home Corn Maze: For the Young (at Heart)
Still having fun over the age of 30
Me Too: My Harvey Weinstein
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.
Asheville's Rooftop Bars + More: The GritVegas Weekend Update
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.
Getting Close to Carly Taich: Music Video Premiere for "Give Me a Likeness"
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.
October LEAF Arrives Next Weekend and You're Invited
“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.
Dear Stranger, Thank You For Calling Me Fat.
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.
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.
Asheville Fashion Designer Wendy Newman Stuns with Wearable Art
Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.
Helping Puerto Rico: How to Support Relief Efforts
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!
CiderFest NC and Your Weekend Roundup
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 Festival; and, Why We Love Forests
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.
The 2017 Asheville Coffee Expo: Your GritVegas Weekend Update
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.
White Men in Trucks
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?
Better Strangers: Or, better ways to see shows for free
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.
What my thriftyness has cost me
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.
HempX and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update: 9/22-24
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.
At the recent downtown protest two different factions ended up squabbling with one another.
Descubre Asheville's Luis Carlos Serapio on Latino Culture and Community
The founder of Descubre Asheville, a new website devoted to Latino and Hispanic culture in the area, wants to build bridges and create community.
The 2017 Goombay Festival Goes Local
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.
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.
BEAT LIFE: The Vibes Edition (9/1 @ Asheville Music Hall)
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).
5 Things We Love about the Living Asheville Arts Festival (LAAF)
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.
It was eight in the morning, we were in line at Whole Foods, and the guy was wearing sunglasses.
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