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New Year's Eve: Your GritVegas Roundup!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Belle Game and Broken Social Scene @ The Orange Peel (9/21)
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.
The Asheville Yoga Festival on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
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.
Celebrating One Year of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!
Asheville Butoh Fesitval on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.
Big Wild @ the Orange Peel: Ticket Giveaway
Big Wild comes to the Orange Peel this Friday, and you can be there too.
BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark: Featured Event of the GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.
Field Day is Back on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.
Color Me Goodwill Spotlights Growing Trend in Sustainable Fashion
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.
Terry Tempest: The Final Interview Exclusive on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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!
MLK Weekend On Tap: The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, and fill the rest of your weekend with music and the arts!
The Asheville 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!
New Year's Eve Event Round-Up
All your New Year's Eve party opportunities in one spot.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! December 8-11
It's gonna be cold this weekend, Asheville! We've got events and activities to keep you toasty!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 25-28
This weekend kicks off with the 100th birthday of our national parks, plus a ton of other fabulous events, from free music and dance at the Millroom to Queer Girls Reading at the Mothlight. Where will you be, Ashevillains?
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 11-14
Asheville, we love you. But you've got to chill out on the rain. We've got the full lineup of events that will keep you dry or just get you right into the French Broad River, which we know is what's really on your mind. From Anything That Floats to Geek Out AVL to a bluegrass and kitten brunch, GritVegas has you covered.
Photo Gallery: Digable Planets @ The Orange Peel
Digable Planets took the stage at the Orange Peel last week (with support from openers Camp Lo). It was a night of old-school hip hop, fresh beats, and rising temperatures.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update July 28-31
What's up Asheville? Be sure to check our our weekly GritVegas Weekend Update, with the scoop on LEAF and other AVL events. We're also doing a ticket giveaway on Instagram for the person who hits the most spots! Win 2 tickets to Asheville Fashion Week--all you have to do it go out and have fun. Happy weekend!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! July 21-24
It's going to be hot this weekend, Asheville! We've got 5 tips to beat the heat, plus a whole bunch of events that will keep your weekend cool (in every sense of the word).
Teatro del Gusto: A Theater of Pleasures at the Orange Peel 7/24 & Ticket Giveaway
Sunday night at the Orange Peel, Teatro del Gusto--a theater of pleasures--takes the stage with original burlesque, circus arts, dance, and more! We're giving away 2 tickets when you leave a comment on this post. The winner will be announced Friday at 5 pm!
Haim at the Orange Peel ● Three Badass Sisters Came to Get Down
The sold-out Haim show at the Orange Peel was everything we'd hoped for and more, a fabulous frenzy of sisterly love and musical connection.
Americana Burlesque + Sideshow Festival << May 27-29th
Asheville hosts the 10th annual ABSFest over Memorial Day Weekend. The festival features the top performers from burlesque, circus arts, sideshow, vaudeville + more, along with workshops and parties to celebrate all things fabulous, mysterious, and grotesque!
Digable Planets @ The Orange Peel July 19th << On Sale Now! (+ Ticket Giveaway!)
Hip-hop trio Digable Planets have reunited for a tour that includes a stop at Asheville's Orange Peel. Camp Lo opens. We have all the deets on this unmissable show, and a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky commenter!
Ty Segall Never Stops...
He may be the hardest working indie darling in rock, which is pretty impressive considering he is only 28.
Multi-Love on Valentines Day w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Asheville wins the love lottery and the grand prize is shimmery, beat heavy, danceable psych-pop-rock.
Ring in the New: Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Asheville
Wondering where to ring in 2016? The Asheville Grit breaks down the best of the best for you, from Prohibition-era cocktails and jazz to drumming meditations and fabulous cover shows.
Grit Weekend Picks << December 18-20
Christmas crazies got you down? Find out where to go to let off some steam and have some fun this weekend.
Aligning Minds Recordings Launch Party @ The Orange Peel | Saturday, 12/19
Aligning Minds Recordings hosts its launch party this Saturday, 12/19, at the Orange Peel. Headliner and AMR artist A Path Untold headlines, with support from Futexture, Aligning Minds, and BomBassic, as well as a plethora of multimedia artists.
Asheville Weekend Grit Picks
It's the weekend of love. Or so some say. If you've got a special someone or if you're happily single, there's lots to get into.
Last Minute #AVL Holiday Gift Guide
So, I've compiled a list of some great gift ideas, all local, all purchasable before the big day to be sure to wow anyone. GET GOIN'!