HAPPENINGS

Color Me Goodwill
Upcycled eco-fashion is a growing trend, bringing change to a country where over-consuming is typically the norm. The upcoming Color Me Goodwill fashion show highlights sustainable fashion by Asheville designers while raising awareness for Goodwill's mission: transforming donations into jobs and job training for thousands of people in Western North Carolina.

Simrit Kaur
Simrit Kaur brings her ethereal, gorgeous sound to Asheville's Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 18th. We interviewed her about her new album, her favorite spiritual texts, and the cultural appropriation of yoga, among other things.

Still from The Mummy's Hand (1940)
The creator of a new peer-to-peer catering service is looking for actors and extras to do the Mummy Shuffle in a terrifyingly funny new ad campaign scheduled for March 18th.

Ben Sollee and Ali McGhee
Composer, cellist, singer, and storyteller Ben Sollee stops by the GritVegas studios before his 3/9 Mothlight show!

Terry Tempest at Magnetic Theatre
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!

Ben Sollee
Cellist and singer Ben Sollee brings his signature sound to the Mothlight on Thursday, March 9th, with Jordan Ellis and opener Utah Green.

AVL views
Feel like saving the world? Darby Communications wants to work with you.

Diane Cluck. Photo: Samuel Lang Budin
Freak folk icon hosts potluck and house show with Life Like Water in West Asheville this Sunday.

Jr. James, Flori Pate of Food Connection, and Ashley Heath
This weekend we're highlight the Food Connection Benefit Show and featuring some other great events around town!

In the second episode of That's So Asheville, we talk with Veris and Ahnika Meyer-Wilde of the Second Star Sanctuary/RadFae Reading Room, and with local producer Cpt Hyperdrive (Rob Gray) about his new album Burning Roses, a creative project born of heartbreak.

The Queen and Her Asheville Mardi Gras Entourage
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.

Street Art
Places to go and people to see if you wanna tickle those civil liberties

Dance Heginbotham
The 2017 {Re}HAPPENING invokes the spirit of the original Happening, in 1952, through performance art, music, and more.

Habitat Tavern
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!

Wings
War is only fun when there is food involved. The annual Asheville Wing War brings it!

Red Wedding cocktail
Katie Button’s, small plate and craft cocktail restaurant, Nightbell will be a hosting a one-night event this Saturday, February 18.

Bike Love thumb
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!

Blue Ridge Roller Girls
The Blue Ridge Roller Girls hold their first match of the 2017 season this Sunday, when the Wham Bam Thank You Ma'ams will face off against the Candy Apple Razor Blades.

Triptych Soul albumita cover
Asheville trio Triptych Soul celebrates their new jazz fusion "Albumita" this Saturday (2/18) at UpCountry Brewing Co., with opening support from Armadilla.

Women's March on Asheville. Credit: Ali McGhee
A detailed look at what organized efforts have accomplished already, and an exploration of where we go from here.

It's the weekend before Valentine's Day. Celebrate with your special someone(s) or kick it solo at these events!

Unifire Theater
The lineup for the 44th LEAF is here!

Revolve + MAP Listening/Launch Party
Revolve is hosting a Launch/Listening Party on Tuesday, February 8th in conjunction with the Media Arts Project (MAP) as it unveils a new partnership.

Drag Queen Bingo 2016
The ever-popular Drag Queen Bingo, which benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, is a two-night event this year and includes an evening of Trivia with the Queens!

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!

Michele Scheve at 103.3 AshevilleFM
On Saturday, February 4th, East Asheville bar and restaurant The Social will hold a fundraiser, with live music and comedy, for local comedian and radio host Michele Scheve.

Midnight Snack
Asheville's Midnight Snack releases their new single, "Shadow Chaser," today, and celebrates on February 4th at West Asheville's Mothlight.

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.

Fringe Fest Weekend Update
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!

The Ride Along
We're highlighting five (of many!) shows we're hyped about that will be performed at this year's Asheville Fringe Festival.

Jim Sea
Jim Sea is bringing light to an issue that is often overlooked--and he's doing it in a way that not many have done before. His show "Unredeemable" will be on stage at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 26th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Unredeemable".

A Wednesday talk on John Brinkley, top sexual surgeon and medical huckster, reveals the down and dirty on this Jackson County native. We've got a preview. (Warning: goat testicles are involved.)

Michael Washington Brown
Michael Washington Brown has a lot to say, and we were recently lucky enough to listen. His show "Black!" will be premiering at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 27th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Black!"

Krampus GritVegas
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.

Ghostlight Project
The Ghostlight Project, which focuses on the theatre's role in "sustaining values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone," will meet on Thursday, January 19th at Magnetic 375.

BEAT LIFE COMP.1 cover. Credit: Shayanne Gal
BEAT LIFE releases BEAT LIFE COMP.1, its first compilation album, on Sunday, January 15th, with a second volume already in the works.

Start 2017 with good music by heading to The Mothlight on Monday, January 16th to see Big Thief.

Boo Velvet: The Great American Strip-Off
The Great American Strip-Off: an evening of pasties, toilet paper, and tiny hands (among other things) happening through this weekend and next.

So many movies, so little time. Skip work and hit up some matinees. Skip sleep and go see some late night flicks. You're going to want to when you see this lineup.

GritVegas MLK Edition
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!

Still from The Conquest of Canaan
The Conquest of Canaan, filmed in 1921 in Asheville, will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on January 22nd with live piano accompaniment.

The GRiZ Get Down @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena. Photo: Auburn Petty
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.

Asheville Fashion Week
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016

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!

Asheville Fringe Festival
It's the most wonderful time of the year again--Fringe Festival time! Tickets and limited Fringe Freak Passes are on sale now!

GritVegas Weekend Update New Year's Edition
Start the champagne toast now, here are your weekend plans for the final days of 2016.

Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.

Christine Garvin Dance + Transform. Photo: Megan Torgerson
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.

All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.

Diamond Brand giveaway
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).

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