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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017): Movie Review
Despite the negativity from certain circles of the fan community, 'The Last Jedi' is by far the most cinematic and accomplished work in the series since 'Empire.'
Machinedrum Ignites Human Energy at Ellington Underground (12/28)
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.
Kusa Ready to Rage at Sly Grog's Sparkle Party // New Year's Eve
Kusa plays New Year's Eve at Asheville's Sly Grog Lounge. Here, they get interviewed in their underwear and define "pizza-weed jam." Plus, the premiere of their new track, "Oil on Water."
AC Hotel & Capella on 9 // Rock & Rye New Year's Eve: The 12th Day of Gritmas
We're closing out Gritmas with a celebration of the all that's past—and all that's yet to come: We've got 2 tickets to AC Hotel's Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash! Enter through midnight.
A Night of World Dance with Studio Zahiya and LEAF
From bhangra to belly dance, Studio Zahiya's instructors, students, and special guests wowed a full house on Tuesday night, all for a great cause.
Celebration Time: The Return of the 12 Days of Gritmas!
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!
Liquidlogic: The 11th Day of Gritmas
On day 11 of Gritmas, we've got a prize pack of apparel and gear for all of your adventures, on the water and off, from local kayak company Liquidlogic.
Happy Holidays from GritVegas! Your Christmas Weekend Update
Happy holidays all! Check out our roundup of things to do this weekend (plus, find out how to win a $10 gift card from High Five Coffee and some GritVegas swag!).
Christmas: The most wonderful time of the year?
The most wonderful time of the year should leave everyone in a better mood, joyful, and carefree, right? As I get older, stress, loss of friends and loved ones, and hustle and bustle seem to be more common. Can the excitement and wonderment of childhood Christmas past still exist in the busy, technologically abundant world we live in?
Asheville Mall: The 10th Day of Gritmas
Today, we've got a big ol' bundle of awesome stuff from our friends at the Asheville Mall. Read on to find out exactly what's included in this $300 prize package.
Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records: The Ninth Day of Gritmas
Today we've got a double feature from Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records that's sure to kick your holiday weekend off perfectly.
Body/Mind … On the Chattanooga Bridge, Chattanooga, TN
There is a parade of bodies thronging the bridge, each body bathed on one side by sun glaze. No one is in a rush. No one on his or her cell. So the body keeps walking, off the bridge and into the city, while the mind takes snapshots inside the massive tombstones of commerce it floats through.
Tips on how to properly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries that fall on the holidays. Plus, taking a deeper look at Ginger's Revenge and Revolve!
Pure Yoga Asheville: The Seventh Day of Gritmas
Day 7 of Gritmas is here with a month of unlimited yoga from Pure Yoga Asheville. Yoga: pretty much the best way to kickstart your 2018.
Ellington Underground: The Sixth Day of Gritmas
The sixth day of Gritmas gives you the chance to win two tickets and a prize pack for Ellington Underground's New Year's Eve show with the Broadcast and Window Cat. Enter now!
Winter Dance Wonderland: Studio Zahiya Throws Benefit Dance Showcase for LEAF Community Arts
Next Tuesday, head to the Orange Peel at 7 p.m. for a night of dance from all over the world, benefitting LEAF Community Arts.
Our Weekend Roundup: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Your Holiday Gift Guide from Outdoor Gear Builders
Your gift guide for the adventure lover in your life from Outdoor Gear Builders.
#MeToo: Open your eyes
What we want the good guys to know.
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.
“I’m just joking,” I say. “I’m the one who’s useless.”
Medieval Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
Asheville's BEST, sez WHO
A guide to navigating Best Of lists in Asheville (tip: make your own!).
Your Guide to Earning Extra Holiday Dough
With holidays right around the corner and a tight budget, how nice would it be to save and earn a few extra bucks doing a few simple things? Below are some easy steps to take that can get your friends and family gifts without breaking the bank.
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.
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.
Free for All: Arts & Culture at No (or Low) Cost in Asheville
Like art? Music? Theatre? We've got a list of the best resources for FREE arts and culture events in town.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: November 3-5
It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.
The wood the young man has delivered is perfectly cut for the pot. The lawns trimmed to fairway length. I hate these kind of places. And, despite myself, I feel at ease in them.
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.
Halloween Round-Up: Where to get Spooked in Asheville Starting Tomorrow
It's our favorite time of year. As we draw closer to Halloween, we're getting more in the mood to be celebrate the season with these spooky things to do.
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!
Eliada Home Corn Maze: For the Young (at Heart)
Still having fun over the age of 30
Me Too: My Harvey Weinstein
I did the “right” thing. I told my story right away and went through the systems in place that are supposed to protect me. I was told that my voice didn’t matter.
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.
Dear Stranger, Thank You For Calling Me Fat.
I am a performer, I am curvy, I am not skinny. I like tight, bold clothes and have no desire to hide myself, to attempt to “minimize” anything or abide by anyone’s decision of what I should wear.
My first inclination was to shake my head and walk away. But something told me to give him a chance. So I stared a little longer. He didn’t look like a serial killer.
Asheville Fashion Designer Wendy Newman Stuns with Wearable Art
Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.
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!
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