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Diamond Brand: The Fifth Day of Gritmas
Today, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to long-time outfitter and local favorite Diamond Brand.
Midnight Snack Say Farewell with a New Track and a Show at the Mothlight (12/15)
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.
Watershed Drybags: The Fourth Day of Gritmas
We've got state-of-the-art drybag technology from Watershed for you on Day 4 of Gritmas.
Rockgeist and Recover: The Third Day of Gritmas!
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.
Bonobos at the BLOCK off Biltmore
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.
Asheville Area Arts Council Point of View Curator Proposal Submissions: Now Open until Jan. 26, 2018
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.
The WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse: The Second Day of Gritmas
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!
Malaprop's and Baked Pie Company: The First Day of Gritmas
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.
School of the Alternative Builds Community through Passion-Based Learning
Steeped in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the School of the Alternative offers creative classes outside of the box this spring.
Spoiler Alert! - Santa Claus vs. The Devil - Thu. 12/14, 8pm @ The BLOCK off Biltmore
A Christmas Movie Screening with Local Comedians, Hosted by Kelly Morgan, with Moira Goree & Andrew Cummins.
Emma’s Lounge Brings it for 80’s Themed Show at Salvage Station
Asheville's Emma's Lounge: a local act that brings the world together.
"Dark Holler" Seeks to Prompt Thoughtful Conversation Surrounding Tradition
A night of music and murder with painter Julyan Davis and performances from Elisa Faires and Mountain Bitters at Revolve (12/9)
#MeToo: Open your eyes
What we want the good guys to know.
emersion and Campfireball Present: Acting Like Humans, 12/15 & 12/16
The biannual immersive theater performance art sensation returns to an undisclosed location in downtown Asheville!
HoliDAZE in AVL: A Guide to Holiday Fun
It's a Winter Wonderland out there! Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in AVL!
The Big Crafty + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
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.
Ellington Underground Celebrates Grand Opening with Exmag, RBTS WIN
This Friday, head to Ellington Underground for their grand opening show, featuring Exmag and local legends RBTS WIN.
Deborah Hunt's Fantastic Forms at the BeBe Theatre: A Benefit Show for Puerto Rican Puppetry
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 On Creativity, Mazes, and Victorian Fashion Icons [Interview]
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 w/ Soccer Mommy: Lush Vibes at the Orange Peel
Last Friday, Slowdive and Soccer Mommy played a show that's sure to be your new soundtrack for lucid dreaming. Photos by Anthony Gabriele.
Xero God: The Invitation to the Funeral Is "All Promo" (Grit Premiere)
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 Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
Hip-Hop Community Showcase Comes to Static Age (Friday, 11/17)
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.
Isa's French Bistro: Dreams of France Realized with New Menu
Dinner in France, without leaving the south.
Asheville Filmmakers Win in Belize + Climate Soiree
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 Hosts a Celebration + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
Spoiler Alert! Ticket Giveaway: Time of the Apes @ Habitat Brewing Thur. 11/16
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: Extending an Invitation to the Dance of Life [Interview]
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 Headlines Isis in a Night of Modular Synth Experimentation [Interview]
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.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: November 3-5
It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.
Phuncle Sam: Halloween, Served up with Extra Hugs at Pisgah Brewing
Reflections on a Halloween night spent feeling the love with Phuncle Sam at Pisgah Brewing Company.
Tyler Whitlock's Iconographic Mischief Comes to Satellite Gallery
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's Champion Celebrates Love, Life, and Everything Else [Interview]
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! Promotes Innovation and Imagination in a Weekend-Long Competition
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.
Ghosts of Asheville on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Plus, a Halloween Weekend Roundup!
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 @ The Orange Peel: Thursday, Nov. 2 (Interview)
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 Brings Together Immigration, Performance, and Conversation Over Dinner
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.
Palimpsest: A New Asheville Podcast Uncovers Ghosts On All Sides
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.
LEAF Festival & More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!
Thievery Corporation at the Orange Peel [Review]
A life-changing experience with Thievery Corporation last week at the Orange Peel. Story by Micah Buckner. Photos by David Simchok/Front Row.
Eliada Home Corn Maze: For the Young (at Heart)
Still having fun over the age of 30
Asheville's Rooftop Bars + More: The GritVegas Weekend Update
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.
Getting Close to Carly Taich: Music Video Premiere for "Give Me a Likeness"
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.
October LEAF Arrives Next Weekend and You're Invited
“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.
Journey Through Latin America : Fundraiser for the Future
LEAF International and musician David LaMotte collaborate on a special evening of music, dance, culture and more this Sunday, October 15th, in Black Mountain.
Helping Puerto Rico: How to Support Relief Efforts
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!
Three Days of Light (3DL) 2017: Ticket Giveaway
We're giving away two tickets to Three Days of Light (3DL), a mountain festival happening next weekend near Asheville.
Fat Girls Can Run
How a not so athletic broad ran a five miler.
CiderFest NC and Your Weekend Roundup
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 Brings World-Class Stories to Jonesborough Over the Weekend
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.
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