HAPPENINGS

Rooftop Bars
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.

Carly Taich. Photo: Nathan Rivers Chesky. Dress: SOMOS by CocoNuco
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.

Toybox the Cartoon Witch. Photo: Jennifer Bennett
“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.

Tocadores de Marimba; Antigua, Guatemala. Source: Alfredobi, Wikimedia Commons
LEAF International and musician David LaMotte collaborate on a special evening of music, dance, culture and more this Sunday, October 15th, in Black Mountain.

Hatch This
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.

Photo: Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/PRNG-PAO (Wikimedia Commons)
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!

3DL. Credit: Black Creek Photography
We're giving away two tickets to Three Days of Light (3DL), a mountain festival happening next weekend near Asheville.

Post-race flexin'
How a not so athletic broad ran a five miler.

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.

National Storytelling Festival. Source: Photo
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.

Marcus King. Photo: Emily Butler
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.

Cat Fly Friday the 13th Fest
The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival returns with a special spooky edition!

Woods & Wilds
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: YouTube
We talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry about the experience of creating Black Mountain Songs, which will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre this Friday and Saturday.

Asheville Coffee Expo
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.

Factory Theatre; Spacing's Theatre Architecture 2013. Source: kaykaybarrie (Flickr)
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.

Vintage bottles. Source: Nancynance, 2012 (Flickr)
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.

Weyes Blood. Source: Artist's Facebook
On Monday, Weyes Blood brings her melancholic, dreamy love songs to Diana Wortham when she opens for Father John Misty.

GritVegas
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.

Chupacabre's sweet potato enchiladas.
This month, local restaurants, including Chupacabra Latin Cafe and Sonora Cocina Mexicana, have been celebrating the sweet potato.

Madame Onca sings, February 2017
The strange, the sexy, and the spectacular come together in this Grand Revue of Asheville Vaudeville.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: BMCM+AC
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.

2016 Asheville Coffee Expo. Photo: David W.
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!

Hopscotch 2017
Since Moogfest’s move to Durham in 2016, local fans of multi-night, multi-venue festivals packed with top experimental rock and hip-hop acts have had no choice but to head to the flatlands to get their fill. Our next opportunity awaits us this weekend (Sept. 7-10) at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh.

Goombay Stilt Walkers. Credit: Go Diva Photography
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.

Mobley
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).

LAAF 2017
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.

MOB 2017
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.

Spoiler Alert! Invasion of the Bee Girls
SPOILER ALERT! is back on August 31st at Habitat Brewing with Invasion of the Bee Girls. Find out what happens when science creates an army of women who seduce men TO DEATH.

Photo: Pierre Pastel // Dominar Films
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.

Eclipse Screenshot
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.

Lisa Zahiya, DJ MP Pride, and Asheville Yoga Festival attendees
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.

Asheville Comedy Festival
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.

Asheville Comedy Festival
The Asheville Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow. We asked participating local comedian Tom Scheve to fill us in on being funny.

LEAF Downtown
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!

Yoga backpacks. Source: pexels.com
This Saturday, area studios partner with Hi-Wire Brewing and United Way to bring school supplies to children who need them.

The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!

Spaceman Jones and the Motherships
Spaceman Jones and the Motherships just dropped their second video from their self-titled May release. We are proud to bring you the premiere of "Soup and Cold Cuts."

Amanda Giacomini and the 10,000 Buddhas Project. Credit: Cody App
We talk with yoga teacher and artist Amanda Giacomini, who will be painting a wall for her 10,000 Buddhas Project at Strada in Asheville this week before the Asheville Yoga Festival.

Summer Soul Party
Three local bands will play their take on soul music at this celebration of the sultry summertime, happening July 29th at Pisgah Brewing. We've got a pair of tickets to this event. Enter on Facebook.

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.

Lindsey Kelley Dance
“For Rumbough“ is a full-length dance performance on July 21st and 22nd at 8:00pm and July 23rd at 3:00pm at The Academy at Terpsicorps.

Spoiler Alert flyer
Spoiler Alert! is a live comedy event featuring a movie and three local comedians providing colorful commentary for extra amusement. This Thursday's pick is the gloriously awful Manos: The Hands of Fate.

Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.

Better than Unicorns on the 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.

Photo: Tristan Wheelock
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

Jack Venson. Source: Jackie Venson
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.

Papadosio
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.

Go To Jail / Monopoly
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary

FBO 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.

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