Belle Game
Ali McGhee - Sep 19 2017
Vancouver-based Belle Game comes to the Orange Peel on Thursday as lead support for Broken Social Scene.

Anne Bonny and Mary Read, famous lady pirates
Ali McGhee - Sep 17 2017
Tony Vigorito's new novel, Love and Other Pranks, is just the time-traveling, reality-bending adventure story you're looking for right now.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
The Daily Orca - Sep 15 2017
An enlightening documentary that does its best to scratch the surface of a subject that deserves a much deeper look.

Madame Onca sings, February 2017
Jennifer Bennett - Sep 13 2017
The strange, the sexy, and the spectacular come together in this Grand Revue of Asheville Vaudeville.

Black Mountain Songs. Source: BMCM+AC
Ali McGhee - Sep 13 2017
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.

Vance Monument
Stolen Moments - Sep 12 2017
At the recent downtown protest two different factions ended up squabbling with one another.

The Daily Orca - Sep 11 2017
A truly beautiful and refreshing film that offers much more than one might think.

2016 Asheville Coffee Expo. Photo: David W.
AVL Grit - Sep 10 2017
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!

Pabst logo
Jeff Mason - Sep 7 2017
Exhibition Opening + PBR = the best thing to do this Friday, 9/8, at the Desoto Lounge.

Hopscotch 2017
Jake Frankel - Sep 7 2017
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.

Luis Carlos Serapio. Credit: Renato Rotolo
AVL Innovators - Sep 5 2017
The founder of Descubre Asheville, a new website devoted to Latino and Hispanic culture in the area, wants to build bridges and create community.

Goombay Stilt Walkers. Credit: Go Diva Photography
Ali McGhee - Sep 5 2017
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.

Parking Deck
Stolen Moments - Aug 31 2017
The woman looked into the windows as if shopping. I could have been out with my mother on an afternoon stroll. She stopped. “This!” she pointed at the window of a hair salon. Her face lit up.

Ali McGhee - Aug 29 2017
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).

LAAF 2017
AVL Grit - Aug 29 2017
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.

Fresh Peach Cupcakes
This Is Why I Wear Yoga Pants (A Guide to Eating in Asheville) - Aug 28 2017
Sweet summer peach cupcakes with extra special August heat.

The Kids' Show: Definitely Not for Kids
Ali McGhee - Aug 25 2017
The new production at Magnetic Theatre does terrible injustices to your favorite folk and fairy tales.

Stolen Moments - Aug 25 2017
It was eight in the morning, we were in line at Whole Foods, and the guy was wearing sunglasses.

Ingrid Goes West
The Daily Orca - Aug 25 2017
An overall effective critique on the power of perceived identity.

MOB 2017
AVL Grit - Aug 24 2017
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.

Spaceman Jones. Source: artist
Ali McGhee - Aug 24 2017
Asheville hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones takes flight.

Spoiler Alert! Invasion of the Bee Girls
Jeff Mason - Aug 23 2017
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.

Photo: Pierre Pastel // Dominar Films
Ali McGhee - Aug 22 2017
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.

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:
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:
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.

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.