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Java Jive: The Asheville Coffee Expo Returns to the RAD on 9/30
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!
Peebers of the Lost Art: The 2017 PBR Art Showcase — 9/8 at Desoto Lounge
Exhibition Opening + PBR = the best thing to do this Friday, 9/8, at the Desoto Lounge.
The 2017 Goombay Festival Goes Local
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.
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.
The Last Taste of Summer
Sweet summer peach cupcakes with extra special August heat.
Mayor of Brewgrass 2017: Do You Have What It Takes?
Are you the next Mayor of Brewgrass? Enter our Instagram contest and see if you'll be crowned! The winner gets amazing prizes and VIP access at this year's Brewgrass Festival on September 16th.
The Great American Solar Eclipse on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Ok, so it's technically not happening on the weekend, but we'd be remiss not to dedicate this weekend update to the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.
Laugh It Up at the Asheville Comedy Festival + More on Your GritVegas Weekend Update
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.
We Love LEAF Downtown on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We are ready to "Turn It Up" for LEAF Downtown, happening this Friday and Saturday. Check out the details, plus other events happening in town!
Shanti-Jun: A New Drink in Town for Belly Bliss
What's the buzz on Shanti-Jun?
The Asheville Yoga Festival on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
Make Noise and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We checked out the local modular synthesizer company Make Noise, who will be presenting their new instrument and performing this Friday at the BMCM+AC.
Food Truck Bliss at Salvage Station (Slideshow)
Salvage Station unleashed its brand-spankin-new food truck menu recently. AND it just won the 2017 WNC Battle of the Burger. Photos: Mattieu Rodriguez
Better Than Unicorns on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out the behind-the-scenes (and within-the-scenes) action at Better Than Unicorns, Asheville's local VR company, this week. Plus, our highlights for the music, entertainment, food, and fun happening this weekend.
Too Much to Drink: Overserving Alcohol in Beer City
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?
The Dirty Dead @ French Broad Outfitters—Hominy Creek on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.
The Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.
emersion: Interactive + Immersive Theater on the GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.
Your Guide to All Go West on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
All Go West is this Saturday and Sunday in West Asheville. Here's who we're most excited to see. Plus, your rundown of what else is happening this weekend.
Haywood Country Club comes to Haywood Road
The I & J building on Haywood Rd. is slated to become West Asheville's newest neighborhood hot spot.
Xpand Fest and More to Do this Weekend in Asheville on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!
Negroni Week 2017: Find Out Where to Drink, or Make Your Own Negritti
Negroni Week just kicked off. Here's where to try out the local varieties. Plus, a recipe to stir up your very own Negritti!
Just Brew It: Highlighting Home Brewing on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
The weekend is full of fun, including Just Brew It, the homebrewing festival held at the Wedge. Check it all out!
Kendra Penland : The Cool Aunt of Asheville Beer
Kendra Penland, Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, is a local hero, an inspiration, and a force to be reckoned with. Find out her story, just in time for Asheville Beer Week.
Eda Rhyne Distillery Wants You to Drink Local
Support Asheville's newest local distiller, Eda Rhyne, by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign.
Free Hugs on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.
Celebrities of the Culinary World: The James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Comes to Asheville May 17
This coming Wednesday, the James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner will be hosted by Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Check out the full lineup of chefs, and the stellar menu, right here.
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.
Elizabeth Carter: WNC in a Pint Glass
We profile Elizabeth Carter of Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tea Time With the Herbal Spectacle
A look at offerings from local herbalist and tea maker Katie Lauver of The Herbal Spectacle.
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.
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.
Brandi Hillman: Keeping with Tradition
Hillman Beer is set to open its doors in South Asheville in April. Find out about the genesis of this brewery, started by an Asheville couple with a dream.
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.
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