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Asheville's Top Five EDM Events of 2016
Auburn Petty, of Plugged In Publicity, gives us her Top Five EDM shows of 2016. We recommend immediately putting all of these artists straight into your playlist.
How Asheville Fashion Stunned in '16
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016
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!
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!
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!
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!
"Morchella Eximia": Brad Kelly (Flash Writing Contest)
Equal parts heartbreak and hope, Brad Kelly's "Morchella Eximia" is the Grand Prize Winner of our inaugural Asheville Grit/Dogwood Alliance Flash Writing Competition.
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 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!
Jammin' out at the 28th Annual Christmas Jam
Warren Haynes and friends make the US Cellular Center glow.
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.
The Second Day of Grit-Mas: Horse and Hero
On the second day of Grit-Mas, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate from Horse and Hero to one lucky winner!
"Hypermetropia": Kathryn Keeper (Flash Writing Contest)
Kathryn Keeper's gorgeous "Hypermetropia" is the third 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 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!
Cohen and Shauf Show Off
The Mothlight welcomes the talented rockers to Asheville.
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!
BEATLIFE Celebrates with Oak City Slums
Saturday night, head to the Mothlight for a BEATLIFE celebration with headliner Oak City Slums.
Wake the Dreamers: Genre-Bending Mobley + Catch Fever Come to New Mountain
Mobley, who hails from Austin, TX, comes to New Mountain's Ridge on Friday with support from Catch Fever and the Stump Mutts. Proceeds from their new EP go to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Dylan LeBlanc and his Cautionary Tale Come to the Mothlight [Interview]
Inflected with the sounds of the deep South, Dylan LeBlanc's latest album offers a meditation on the singer's life so far--and far ahead. He'll play the Mothlight Tuesday, December 6th.
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.
Movie Review: Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary (2014)
A touching story of friendship and counter-culture that could have benefited from a little more turning on and tuning in.
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.
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!
The legendary Peter Hook comes to The Orange Peel on Monday, 11/21.
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.
Let's Get Dreamy
Wild Nothing and Small Black come together for a show at The Orange Peel this Thursday.
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.
How I Learned to Drive (Review)
How I Learned to Drive, currently showing at 35 Below, is a stellar production from the Attic Salt Theatre Company.
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