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CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly at a living wage rally. Source: ctznwell.org
This year, the Asheville Yoga Festival would like to introduce you to a few new faces.

Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival happens from July 27-20 and brings together local and international talent from the yoga world. Here's what we're most excited about.

The Queen and Her Asheville Mardi Gras Entourage
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.

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

The Elephant Hotel. Source: Daniel Case @ the English Language Wikipedia
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!

Graphic Designer Estbean Gonzalez and Owner SB in the doorway of Lightning Bolt Ink. Photo: Erin Fowler
Lightning Bolt Ink founder SB has found their special brand of South in downtown Asheville. All photos: Erin Fowler

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

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!

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.

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
This weekend's got everything: whether you're looking for live music of all genres, beer releases, unicorns, glitter wrestling, experimental theatre, arts and craft, film, or a new furry companion, there's something for you.

From "The Sun." Photo: Christopher Greene
Tarocco: A Soldier's Tale is a gorgeous, unique production from Fox and Beggar Theater playing through the weekend at Diana Wortham in downtown Asheville. Includes a photo gallery from Christopher Greene.

GritVegas Weekend Update
It's going to be hot this weekend, Asheville! We've got 5 tips to beat the heat, plus a whole bunch of events that will keep your weekend cool (in every sense of the word).

A Mall Downtown?
In 1980, citizens of Asheville had the vision to vote against a mall that would forever change the character of downtown. Let's take a minute to see what that would have looked like and what we would have lost.

Teatro del Gusto
Sunday night at the Orange Peel, Teatro del Gusto--a theater of pleasures--takes the stage with original burlesque, circus arts, dance, and more! We're giving away 2 tickets when you leave a comment on this post. The winner will be announced Friday at 5 pm!

Haim. Source: Facebook
The sold-out Haim show at the Orange Peel was everything we'd hoped for and more, a fabulous frenzy of sisterly love and musical connection.

LEAF Downtown Asheville
Breaking news: LEAF Downtown announces its theme and line-up! LEAF Downtown happens July 30 and 31st this year in the summer streets of downtown Asheville.

Leftover Salmon
This coming weekend, head downtown for a jam-filled festival event happening across venues and headlined by jam band Leftover Salmon.

mole amarillo preparation
Table's Seven Moles of Mexico Dinner, happening on Thursday, 2/25, is a foodie's delight.

Valentine's Day with Sound & Harmony
This Valentine's Day, Go Yoga Asheville is hosting a special couple's event that pairs romance with yoga and aphrodisiacs.

Credit: Ayana Dusenberry
Special moments captured at Asheville Mardi Gras 2016

Drag Queen Bingo
Asheville Grit is giving away 4 tickets to Brother Wolf's Drag Queen Bingo event, happening February 5th at the US Cellular Center! Comment here for a chance to win!

Drag Queen Bingo
The wildly popular Drag Queen Bingo night returns to shower sparkles on Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

An evening of experimental music and art awaits you this Wednesday, 1/13, at Downtown Books and News.

Downtown Asheville. Image: Ayana Dusenberry
Wondering where to ring in 2016? The Asheville Grit breaks down the best of the best for you, from Prohibition-era cocktails and jazz to drumming meditations and fabulous cover shows.

WAVEFORMS
Aligning Minds Recordings hosts its launch party this Saturday, 12/19, at the Orange Peel. Headliner and AMR artist A Path Untold headlines, with support from Futexture, Aligning Minds, and BomBassic, as well as a plethora of multimedia artists.

Last-minute shopping, as usual? Grit's got you covered with our list of the most luscious of the luxe.

Singer/Songwriter Jaime Lauren Webb lends us her voice and her harp in this installment of Asheville Sessions.

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