HAPPENINGS

Diamond Brand
Today, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to long-time outfitter and local favorite Diamond Brand.

Midnight Snack. Source: band's website
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.

We've got state-of-the-art drybag technology from Watershed for you on Day 4 of Gritmas.

Gritmas Day 3: Rockgeist and Recover
Two local companies are outfitting you with the coolest gear for everything from bikepacking to hiking your favorite trail on the third day of Gritmas.

Photo: Bonobo Conservation Initiative
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.

AAAC
Submissions are now open for area curators to create exhibitions that incorporate local collaborations at the Asheville Area Arts Council. Get all the details right here.

Gritmas Day 2: WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse
On the second day of Gritmas, we've got another sweet pairing for you. Enter today for passes to visit the WNC Nature Center AND a gift certificate + swag from our dear friends at Grail Moviehouse!

On the first day of Gritmas, we kick things of with a doubled-up prize package from Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe and Baked Pie Company.

Students working at night during Tim Kerr's Mural Painting class, which created a mural honoring BMC  in Downtown Black Mountain. Photo by Suzi Sadler
Steeped in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the School of the Alternative offers creative classes outside of the box this spring.

Spoiler Alert!
A Christmas Movie Screening with Local Comedians, Hosted by Kelly Morgan, with Moira Goree & Andrew Cummins.

Emma's Lounge
Asheville's Emma's Lounge: a local act that brings the world together.

‘Or some of those that fly so high’ (Little Sparrow), Oil on canvas, 2014
A night of music and murder with painter Julyan Davis and performances from Elisa Faires and Mountain Bitters at Revolve (12/9)

#metoo
What we want the good guys to know.

humans
The biannual immersive theater performance art sensation returns to an undisclosed location in downtown Asheville!

Pack Square. Photo: Carol Anders
It's a Winter Wonderland out there! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in AVL!

Justin Rabuck, Jason Sandford, and Ali McGhee
As preparation for this weekend's Big Crafty, we talk with Justin Rabuck, a founder of the event and an owner of Horse and Hero in downtown Asheville.

Exmag
This Friday, head to Ellington Underground for their grand opening show, featuring Exmag and local legends RBTS WIN.

Tale 53; Snowhite. Photo: Tommy Bay
Puerto Rican-based puppeteer Deborah Hunt brings her new show to Asheville's BeBe Theatre as part of a fundraising effort to give back to the island after Hurricane Maria. Shows December 1-3.

Daedelus
Daedelus plays at the Orange Peel on Tuesday, November 28 with Mono/Poly and Free the Robots. We talked with the producer and creative icon about everything from literature to labyrinths.

Slowdive. Photo: Anthony Gabriele.
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.

Bandidos
Local hip-hop/production outlet Xero God play their first show at Ellington Underground with The Difference Machine and 10th Letter of Atlanta. We talk up the show and drop a track from Xero God's new album, Bandidos, for you. You're welcome.

Medieval Market
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!

P.T.P. (Peter the Poet). Design: Emma Sharon
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.

Isa's seafood bouillabaisse
Dinner in France, without leaving the south.

Best Short Documentary
Dayna Reggero and Andrea Desky win Best Short Documentary at the Belize International Film Festival for their film, "The Wood Thrush Connection." Celebrate this Thursday, November 16th, at the Climate City Soiree, hosted by The Collider and Asheville Affiliates.

Cotton Mill Studios
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.

Time of the Apes
A Japanese rip-off of Planet of the Apes is heading your way with live commentary from three comedians, free popcorn, and more. It's Spoiler Alert! Plus, how to win two tickets!

Tin Foil Hat. Credit: Sarah Hooker Photography
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.

EarthCry. Photo: Pierce Photo (2016)
EarthCry, feat. Mike Healy, brings experimental electronic to Isis on Saturday, 11/11. We talk with Anthony Thogmartin, founder of EarthCry and member of Papadosio, about what to expect. Kri Samadhi and Illumination Station also perform.

It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.

Phuncle Sam. Photo: Caleb Calhoun
Reflections on a Halloween night spent feeling the love with Phuncle Sam at Pisgah Brewing Company.

angels at play
Self-taught painter Tyler Whitlock draws inspiration from the Old Masters to digital art. His show opens this Friday at Satellite Gallery.

Tina & Her Pony. Photo courtesy of the band
We talk with Appalachian indie folk duo Tina & Her Pony, who play a show at the Mothlight this weekend to celebrate their upcoming album, Champion.

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

GritVegas Halloween
It's Halloween weekend! We've got you covered from now through Tuesday. Plus, we peek into the void at five famous ghosts of Asheville.

Jen Kirkman. Photo:  Robyn Van Swank
The fabulous Jen Kirkman is bringing her "All New Material, Girl" comedy tour to the Orange Peel on Thursday, November 2. Jeff Mason and Grayson Morris pick her brain about all the things.

Supper, People on the Move. Image: Bill Hebert
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.

Palimpsest. Art: Megan Lee
An Asheville duo has teamed up to create a podcast that tells the story of one young woman living with a quite a few ghosts. The first episode drops this Halloween.

It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!

Thievery Corporation. Photo: David Simchok
A life-changing experience with Thievery Corporation last week at the Orange Peel. Story by Micah Buckner. Photos by David Simchok/Front Row.

Credit: Anthony Easton
Still having fun over the age of 30

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: Paige Sandbank
“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.

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.

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