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CAT FLY HALLOWEEN HORROR SHORTS FEST - 10/13 @ UpCountry Brewing Co
The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival returns with a special spooky edition!
Woods & Wilds Festival; and, Why We Love Forests
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) on Black Mountain Songs
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.
The 2017 Asheville Coffee Expo: Your GritVegas Weekend Update
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.
Better Strangers: Or, better ways to see shows for free
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.
What my thriftyness has cost me
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.
Sweet Sounds: Weyes Blood and Father John Misty at Diana Wortham
On Monday, Weyes Blood brings her melancholic, dreamy love songs to Diana Wortham when she opens for Father John Misty.
HempX and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update: 9/22-24
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.
Fiesta de Camotes: Sweet Potatoes Take Center Stage
This month, local restaurants, including Chupacabra Latin Cafe and Sonora Cocina Mexicana, have been celebrating the sweet potato.
Asheville Vaudeville Steps Right Up [Gallery]
The strange, the sexy, and the spectacular come together in this Grand Revue of Asheville Vaudeville.
ReVIEWING A Legacy: BMCM+AC Debuts Black Mountain Songs and Active Archive
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.
Java Jive: The Asheville Coffee Expo Returns to the RAD on 9/30
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!
Hopscotch Music Festival: Field Trip to Raleigh
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.
The 2017 Goombay Festival Goes Local
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.
BEAT LIFE: The Vibes Edition (9/1 @ Asheville Music Hall)
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).
5 Things We Love about the Living Asheville Arts Festival (LAAF)
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.
Mayor of Brewgrass 2017: Do You Have What It Takes?
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" — Habitat Tavern & Commons, 8/31
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.
Vampire Glam: StarBenders Comes to the Odditorium (8/23)
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.
The Great American Solar Eclipse on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
Enlightening Asheville: Photos from the Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.
Laugh It Up at the Asheville Comedy Festival + More on Your GritVegas Weekend Update
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.
Five Questions with Comedian Tom Scheve // Asheville Comedy Festival
The Asheville Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow. We asked participating local comedian Tom Scheve to fill us in on being funny.
We Love LEAF Downtown on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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 for School Supplies at Hi-Wire Brewing
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 on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
"Soup and Cold Cuts": Spaceman Jones and the Motherships Drop Second Video (Grit Premiere)
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."
Street Art, Spiritualized: An Interview with Amanda Giacomini for the Asheville Yoga Festival
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 Sounds: The Secret B-Sides Headline Summer Soul Party (with Window Cat and King Garbage)
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.
Make Noise and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
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 Presents "For Rumbough" at Terpsicorps 7/21-7/23
“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! at Habitat Tavern & Commons, 7/20
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.
Your Newly Enlightened Fridge: Visionary Magnets Launches Kickstarter
Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.
Better Than Unicorns on the Asheville 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.
The Best of the Shortest: The 48 Hour Film Project Celebrates its Top Entries @ the Fine Arts Theatre
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.
The ATX Takeover: Jackie Venson at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with Gary Clark Jr. (Ticket Giveaway)
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.
Papadosio Plays Only Non-Festival Show of the Summer at Pisgah Brewing (7/15)
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.
16 Things I Learned During 16 Hours in Jail
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary
The Dirty Dead @ French Broad Outfitters—Hominy Creek 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.
Bowling with Asheville's Newest Intramural Social League
Asheville's new Intramural Social Bowling League meets weekly beginning this Wednesday.
Hip Hop Happy Hour with Studio Zahiya
Rethink happy hour with this led class and dance party from Studio Zahiya, happening Saturday, July 8 at the Orange Peel.
The Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.
Cindy Wilson of the B-52's to Play The Mothlight
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.
Fringe Celebrates Friends and Opens 2018 Submissions
On June 28th, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival celebrates community supports and fans of the Fringe at the Crow & Quill, and opens submissions for the 2018 Fringe Festival.
An Interview with Natalie Bogwalker: Firefly Gathering 2017
We interviewed the creator and co-director of the Firefly Gathering, Natalie Bogwalker, about how she started the event and what to expect this year. Pre-registration for Firefly ends Monday.
Feel the Beat at the Asheville Percussion Festival
From June 26 to July 2, dance to the beat of your own (and some internally renowned others') drum at the Asheville Percussion Festival.
emersion: Interactive + Immersive Theater on the GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.
Shane Mauss Brings Science, Comedy, and Psychedelics to the Mothlight [Interview]
This weekend, comedian Shane Mauss returns to Asheville with a Saturday night show and Sunday live podcast taping on the final stop of his 100 city psychedelic comedy tour, "A Good Trip."
Vision Quest: Traveling the Depths with Samuel Paradise
Samuel Paradise celebrates the release of his new album, Vision Quest, this Saturday at the Altamont Theatre in downtown Asheville, with support from Futexture and EmE. Read our album review here.
The Better Dads Festival: Music and Community on Father's Day Weekend
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.
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