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River Arts District
SWIPE Mic Returns With New Host Black Swan
Asheville's open mic night for bad dating stories is back with new host, comedian and overall badass, Black Swan.
River Arts Studio Strolling
November 10 - 11 marks yet another fall Studio Stroll in the River Arts District where you can meet art makers + become an art collector.
Blind Pig // District Pop-Up This Weekend
2 Day Blind Pig Supper Club "Culinary Extravaganza" Pop-Up This Weekend at District Wine Bar in the RAD
Next Second Saturday RAD tour set for Aug. 11
The Asheville River Arts District includes 23 buildings and more than 200 artists.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit to focus on music scene
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will be the keynote speaker.
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.
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 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.
The Asheville Yoga Festival on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
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.
Pink Dog Creative Exhibition: Mark Flowers' Signs of Life (June 2)
Signs of Life, a new exhibition at Pink Dog Creative Gallery, opens June 2nd.
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.
Meet a Nasty Woman: Kristin Schoonover
An interview with potter Kristin Schoonover, organizer of the Nasty Women exhibition in Asheville, which raised funds for Planned Parenthood.
Art in the Darkness: The 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.
Playing In the Dark: A Benefit for the Asheville Darkroom @ the Mothlight (10/8)
West Asheville's Mothlight hosts a benefit for the Asheville Darkroom this Saturday, October 8th. The Darkroom just moved to the Refinery Creator Space.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 22-25
What are you up to on this beautiful weekend in Asheville? We've got the scoop on a few of our favorite things!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! September 15-18
We've got your weekend on tap! Check out what Asheville has to offer in this edition of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Revolve Night at the Asheville Guitar Bar: CP Quartet and Shane Parish
The first in a series of shows from Cotton Mill Studios' REVOLVE + the Asheville Guitar Bar brings the CP Quartet and Shane Parish to the stage.
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.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! July 7-10
This weekend, beat the heat with these awesome events. Live music, benefits, fundraisers, and fashion shows are just a few of the options. What are you going to do?
Rebel Strength and Row House Celebrate Grand Opening
Asheville's newest fitness hot spot, Rebel Strength and Row House in the River Arts District, is celebrating its grand opening on Friday, 6/24 at 5:30 pm with micro indoor rowing sessions, giveaways, snacks, and beer.
Frazey Ford at the Mothlight: Show Review
Singer-songwriter Frazey Ford brought her soulful sound to West Asheville's Mothlight on June 15th. Ford, a founding member of The Be Good Tanyas, is touring in support of her sophomore record, Indian Ocean.
The GritVegas Weekend Update! << June 10-12
From theatre to live music to a little bit of naughty dancing, this weekend is filled with plenty of choices!
Fit for a Mermaid and Handmade in Asheville
Organic Armor Creates Costumes for Fairies, Steampunk Kings & More
Asheville Skateboarders Co-Create RAD Skate Park, Invite the Public to Raise Hell
Drink beer, listen to live music and check out The Foundation Spot, RAD's skateboard park co-created by a group of local skaters this Saturday, May 21st.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! // May 20-22
This weekend is all about art and music in Asheville, with events ranging from the first Downtown After 5 to the Spring Stroll in the RAD.
RADical DAZE: The RAD Spring Studio Stroll + More << May 20-22
This weekend, take a spring stroll around the River Arts District for the biannual Studio Stroll. This year, there's even more happening as the Stroll pairs up with the Foundation Hellraiser and Burners & BBQ!
Mommy Dearest: The Asheville Grit Mother's Day Buying Guide
Mother's Day is this Sunday, y'all. Get your momma a gift that will knock her socks off with the help of our Mother's Day Buying Guide.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Looking for the something to do this Cinco de Mayo weekend? The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update has you covered!
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! << April 29-May 1
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update fills you in on what we're most excited about each weekend! With hosts Ali McGhee of Asheville Grit and Jason Sandford of Ashvegas.
Review: The Caro Savanti Experience is a Full Helping of Lighthearted Fun
The Caro Savanti Experience, now at Magnetic 375, is a hilarious send-up of foodie culture with a surprisingly sweet finish.
photo+craft Brings WNC Creative Community Together (March 31-April 3)
This inaugural photo+craft event takes place March 31-April 3 in arts spaces around Asheville. It's the first event of its kind to unite not only two areas within the arts--photography and craft--but also to unite the larger Asheville arts community.
Condom Couture: A Behind the Scenes Look
Condoms are the "it" look not just for safe sex, but fashion too at the Condom Couture Fashion Show. This entertaining event at New Mountain is just around the corner. Don't miss it.
"The Merchant of Asheville" at The Magnetic Theatre
In its new “locally sourced comedy,” The Magnetic Theatre is again daring, experimental, and thought-provoking. 'The Merchant of Asheville' runs through July 4 at the company's new permanent home, Magnetic 375.
Asheville Weekend Grit Picks 5/1
May is officially here and you officially need weekend plans. Asheville has plenty to offer and we've rounded up some of the best events for you to check out. So put on something fun and get out and enjoy yourself, because it's weekend.
Get Outside for Asheville's Last Summer Concerts
So for all you music fans out there, we’ve consolidated a list of free (and nearly free) outdoor shows and street festivals. That’s your cue to get off your couch and go have some fun!
Get RAD This Weekend with the River Arts District Studio Stroll
This weekend is the River Arts District Studio Stroll in West Asheville, where over 170 artists open up their studios to the masses for two days of not only the perfect opportunities to support and buy local art, but also experience creative processes first hand.