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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.
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.
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!
Well Played serves up Nostalgia
Asheville's new board game bar offers more than childhood memories.
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!
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.
Habitat Brewing Company Celebrates Grand Opening
Habitat Brewing Company Tavern & Commons will pour the first beers from their brewery on February 24th and 25th. Stop by and celebrate this grand opening of their brewery space!
War of the Wings: March 5th 2017
War is only fun when there is food involved. The annual Asheville Wing War brings it!
Nightbell Hosts Charleston's Edmund's Oast
Katie Button’s, small plate and craft cocktail restaurant, Nightbell will be a hosting a one-night event this Saturday, February 18.
Bike Love 2017: Pick of the Weekend on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Jason went into the field for this week's update to talk with Mike Sule, organizer of Bike Love, happening this weekend at Salvage Station. We've got the scoop on Bike Love and more in this edition of the Weekend Update!
Your Pre-Valentine's GritVegas Weekend Update: February 9-12
It's the weekend before Valentine's Day. Celebrate with your special someone(s) or kick it solo at these events!
Superbowl Weekend 2017: Your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Groundhog Day and the Superbowl are just two things happening this weekend. See what else is going on in this edition of the weekend update!
Southern Insecurities Comedy Tour at The Block Off Biltmore >> Sat 1/28
If you're in need of some comedy with a conscience, and a cocktail, head to The BLOCK this Saturday to catch some stand-up from Krish Mohan and David Coulter.
Your Fringe Festival Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! January 26-29
Happy Fringe Festival, all! See what's happening with sneak peeks from our Fringe Friends, plus more on this edition of the GritVegas weekend update!
Your Inauguration Weekend Update: January 19-22
Whether you want to get involved in Inauguration-related community events, find your niche in the arts, or take a ride with Krampus, we've got something just for you this weekend in Asheville.
Two for You: A Ticket Giveaway for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival
We've got a pair of tickets for the Winter Warmer Beer Festival this weekend! To enter, like us on Facebook and share our post. We'll pick a winner on Friday at 10 am!
MLK Weekend On Tap: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!
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!
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.
New Year's Eve Event Round-Up
All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.
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 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.
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!
The First Day of Grit-Mas: The Thirsty Monk
On the first day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $40 giftcard and a growler of CocoNorm from the Thirsty Monk to one lucky 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!
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!
Woods & Wilds Festival: A Celebration of Southern Forests with Dogwood Alliance
This Saturday, join fellow lovers of Southern forests to celebrate Dogwood Alliance's 20th anniversary, with a full day of events at the Salvage Station.
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.
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!
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 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 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!
Modern Romance Brewery: First Comes Love, Then Comes Cancer
Meet the founders of Modern Romance Brewery. Lara Murphy and Paul Hobson's is a love story for the ages, and not even cancer could take it--or their love of craft beer--down.
Halloween Special: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 27-31
What's happening on Halloween weekend in Asheville? We've got your spooky scoop!
Asheville FM Hosts Halloween Fund Drive at Buxton Hall
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 20-23
Jason's been cloned! We've got your Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for October 20-23, featuring LEAF, voting, photobooths, and more!
The Great Pumpkin Beer Taste-Off: 2016 Edition
Asheville Grit and friends sampled six seasonal beers from stores around town. Which beer won our taste-off?
Going Vegan for One Month: One Year Later
These are facts. Not thoughts and ideas conjured up in a liberal arts college classroom, but the harsh reality and wake-up call that our current food culture is destroying our planet and our bodies. And it's these facts and figures that made me rethink everything. So....guys. I am officially a vegan.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 13-16
Are you going out on the town this weekend? We have a few Asheville events to recommend!
A "Local's" Guide to Tourist Season in Asheville
Want to know how to shake off your tourist status in Asheville? Follow along with our helpful list!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! October 6-9
From film festivals to the annual zombie walk, we've got a lot to tell you about this weekend in Asheville!
Gabe Pickard: Factotum and Ebullient Conspirator in the Leavening Arts
Gabe Pickard, of Weaverville's Zebulon Artisan Ales, integrates her holistic approach to life with creating great craft beers.
Brewgrass 2016 Photo Gallery
Were you at Brewgrass 2016? Did you stop by the photo booth? Check out our gallery of favorite shots!
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