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Eclipse Screenshot
AVL Grit - Aug 17 2017
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.

Unto These Hills
Ali McGhee - Aug 13 2017
Unto These Hills is one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the country, but does it stand the test of time?

Lisa Zahiya, DJ MP Pride, and Asheville Yoga Festival attendees
Ali McGhee - Aug 11 2017
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.

Kimberly McGrady. Photo: Niki Kordus
AVL Innovators - Aug 11 2017
Local therapist Kimberly McGrady offers a new kind of counseling to area residents.

Asheville Comedy Festival
AVL Grit - Aug 9 2017
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.

Dog Park 10. Credit: trpnblies7. On Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trpnblies7/6811773500/
Stolen Moments - Aug 8 2017
A few more back and forths like this and I realize I’m the only White person who will join this Black couple—outsiders twice over—and that the larger group keeps their distance.

Asheville Comedy Festival
AVL Grit - Aug 8 2017
The Asheville Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow. We asked participating local comedian Tom Scheve to fill us in on being funny.

LEAF Downtown
AVL Grit - Aug 4 2017
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 backpacks. Source: pexels.com
AVL Grit - Aug 3 2017
This Saturday, area studios partner with Hi-Wire Brewing and United Way to bring school supplies to children who need them.

Lady Macbeth
The Daily Orca - Aug 3 2017
A bleak and difficult film that's held together by the stellar performance of its young star.

LEAF Downtown
AVL Grit - Jul 31 2017
This weekend, enjoy free music, performance, and more over two days of LEAF Downtown.

Dunkirk
The Daily Orca - Jul 28 2017
A spectacular war film that sets itself apart from its contemporaries.

Relationship Goals
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Jul 27 2017
What's the buzz on Shanti-Jun?

AVL Grit - Jul 27 2017
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!

Tourism Rules Dunnoism
Tangled Up in Tangents - Jul 26 2017
Tourism Rules Everything Around Me

Spaceman Jones and the Motherships
AVL Grit - Jul 26 2017
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."

Gary Clark Jr. Photo: David Simchook/Front Row Focus
Front Row - Jul 25 2017
A photo gallery + review of last week's Gary Clark, Jr. and Jackie Venson Show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, from David Simchook and Micah Buckner.

Amanda Giacomini and the 10,000 Buddhas Project. Credit: Cody App
Ali McGhee - Jul 25 2017
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 Soul Party
AVL Grit - Jul 24 2017
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.

Ask Audrey
Ask Audrey - Jul 23 2017
Should I leave my job? Ask Audrey reflects on financial hardships and employment issues in Asheville.

War for the Planet of the Apes
The Daily Orca - Jul 22 2017
A compelling story, along with top notch visual effects, are at the heart of this thrilling trilogy conclusion.

Hatch. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
Stolen Moments - Jul 21 2017
Earlier this morning, the shuttles were full of employees; the halls empty. Now we’re in full swing. I wait at the bar for an overpriced beer. The boys have joined the line for the Vortex, egging each other past their cartoon fear.

Natural Born Leaders. Credit: Grace Barron-Martinez
Ali McGhee - Jul 21 2017
The band that bathes together...and more from local hip-hop/rock/gumbo funk/prog hop group Natural Born Leaders, including their new video for "Time Flies By," an Asheville Grit premiere!

An Incomplete Guide to Public Vulnerability
Sexistentialism - Jul 20 2017
Routinely crucifying my privacy on the cross of feminist literature is my way of showing I care.

AVL Grit - Jul 20 2017
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
Jeff Mason - Jul 18 2017
“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.

L to R: Billy Brouse, Rob McConnell, Mike Healy, Anthony Thogmartin, Sam Brouse. Photo: Erin Fowler
Ali McGhee - Jul 18 2017
We sat down with Papadosio at their Pisgah Brewing Summer Seequence show and talked about life, the universe, and everything.

Spoiler Alert flyer
Jeff Mason - Jul 17 2017
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.

Ali McGhee - Jul 15 2017
Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.

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AVL Grit - Jul 14 2017
Ali McGhee has a conversation with Asheville hip-hop artist SIYAH on the That's So Asheville podcast.

The Im'peach'ed Burger, Battle of the Burger Winner 2017
AVL Grit - Jul 13 2017
Salvage Station unleashed its brand-spankin-new food truck menu recently. AND it just won the 2017 WNC Battle of the Burger. Photos: Mattieu Rodriguez

Better than Unicorns on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
AVL Grit - Jul 13 2017
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.

Photo: Tristan Wheelock
AVL Grit - Jul 12 2017
This Thursday, head over to the Fine Arts Theatre to see the best short films of this year's 48 Hour Film Project.

Baby Driver
The Daily Orca - Jul 11 2017
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.

Jack Venson. Source: Jackie Venson
Ali McGhee - Jul 11 2017
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.

Papadosio
Ali McGhee - Jul 10 2017
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.

Go To Jail / Monopoly
Jeff Mason - Jul 10 2017
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary

Pelicans. Photo: Sebastian Matthews
Stolen Moments - Jul 7 2017
The wind is so persistent up here the seagulls float in place above the tables, wings flapping as if in flight, making little dives at tossed tortilla chips.

Serve Safe, Drink Safe, Do the Right Thing
AVL Grit - Jul 7 2017
Asheville has one of the highest conviction rates for DWIs in the state, and alcohol-related crime is on the rise. How do we combat it and keep our community safe?

FBO on the GritVegas Weekend Update
AVL Grit - Jul 5 2017
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.