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The Conquest of Canaan: Asheville's Lost Silent Film Returns
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.
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!
Unification Tattoo Owner Jeremy Horton Spreads Positivity through Art & Music
Tattoo artist & hip hop beat maker Jeremy Horton shares how he learned the trade while traveling and helped Key West gain its ability to tattoo legally. Also: the most ridiculous thing he's ever drawn on someone.
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.
Rosebud, We Didn't Deserve You
Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.
New Year, New You: Christine Garvin Dance + Transform Offers Certification Program
Christine Garvin Dance + Transformation (CGD+T) is offering a new certification program in 2017. They'll also be donating to a different non-profit every month.
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.
Volunteer Opportunities for the Holidays
Celebrate the end of the year by lending a hand to a local organization.
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!
Christmas Gift Solution: LoLo is Here to Help
Did you buy all your gifts yet? Didn't think so. Good news is that LoLo's got your back.
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!
Voices of Refugees: Local Photographer Shares Stories of Displaced Peoples
Local photographer Shayanne Gal and co-creator Claire Veale began Voices of Refugees to document the stories of displaced Syrians and other refugees in Greece.
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!
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!
Holy #ForestFriday Batman!
Recently, Dogwood Alliance launched #ForestFriday, where we go out into the woods with a guest and celebrate forests together. Most recently, we had the privilege of venturing out with Bat Biologist Drew Powell. Drew surveys bats in the summertime in West Virginia for Apogee Environmental.
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.
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 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.
Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoor Gear Builders
The Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC are here with a gift guide for the outdoor enthusiast in your life!
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!
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.
Tracing an Orbit: An Interview with Brie Capone
Asheville Grit talked with singer-songwriter Brie Capone's about her gorgeous new EP, Orbit, Asheville, and life so far.
Album Release Party: Cpt HyperDrive + Friends at Sol Bar
Cpt. HyperDrive and special guests will celebrate the release of his debut album at Sol Vibes on December 2nd.
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!
Ground Control to Major Fail
Just in time for your holiday travel! Kiri flies the friendly skies on an airline that rhymes with Smelta. Driving might have been faster.
GRIT TALK: The Shakeout
"The Shakeout" comes to New Mountain this Saturday to promote inclusion and creativity through music, art, and fashion.
Reflections on Standing Rock and Immigration
The Army Corps just denied Dakota Access the right to construct the Missouri River portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. What does this mean, and how can you help?
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 AVL Innovators: Marisol Tomás of SolReflection
Local therapist and LCSW Marisol Tomás is taking her penchant for fashion to her clients through an innovative approach: therapeutic image consulting.
Why I’m Proud to be An Ashevillian (Especially This Week)
To outsiders, Asheville is a city that wears it bold colors proudly, but what outsiders don’t know is that Asheville accepts those who just want to wear gray.
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!
The AVL Innovators: Habitat Tavern and Commons
Habitat Tavern and Commons, a brewery and community space, will open their door this week. We caught up with the team and checked out the space.
Everyone’s Crying, and So Are You
Peppermint Patties Proven to Purge the Effects of Polls Instilling You with False Hope. Follow along for a fun recipe with no political agenda.
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!
The AVL Innovators: Clayton Manche of Asheville Adventures
Clayton Manche, founder of the new outfitting company Asheville Adventures, has a unique vision for his brand and for a brighter future.
“Like a Secret You Already Know:” Flock of Dimes’ grace-filled, healing sound
Flock of Dimes, the solo project from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, comes to the Mothlight this Sunday, 11/6/
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!
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