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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 Soul's Sleight of Hand: Tony Vigorito’s Love and Other Pranks
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 (2017): Movie Review
An enlightening documentary that does its best to scratch the surface of a subject that deserves a much deeper look.
Asheville Vaudeville Steps Right Up [Gallery]
The strange, the sexy, and the spectacular come together in this Grand Revue of Asheville Vaudeville.
ReVIEWING A Legacy: BMCM+AC Debuts Black Mountain Songs and Active Archive
BCMC+AC's ReVIEWING conference happens next weekend, and brings two new interdisciplinary special events and exhibitions with it.
Columbus: (2017): Movie Review
A truly beautiful and refreshing film that offers much more than one might think.
Peebers of the Lost Art: The 2017 PBR Art Showcase — 9/8 at Desoto Lounge
Exhibition Opening + PBR = the best thing to do this Friday, 9/8, at the Desoto Lounge.
Hopscotch Music Festival: Field Trip to Raleigh
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.
The 2017 Goombay Festival Goes Local
This year, Goombay—the area's premiere celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture—goes local.
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.
BEAT LIFE: The Vibes Edition (9/1 @ Asheville Music Hall)
Mobley and Professor Toon headline this month's BEAT LIFE at Asheville Music Hall (9/1).
5 Things We Love about the Living Asheville Arts Festival (LAAF)
Downtown's festival is back this weekend; here's what to get excited about.
The Kids' Show: Definitely Not For Kids, is a Hilarious, R-Rated Romp (Review)
The new production at Magnetic Theatre does terrible injustices to your favorite folk and fairy tales.
Ingrid Goes West (2017): Movie Review
An overall effective critique on the power of perceived identity.
Spaceman Jones on Inspiration and Illumination
Asheville hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones takes flight.
SPOILER ALERT! "Invasion of the Bee Girls" — Habitat Tavern & Commons, 8/31
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.
Vampire Glam: StarBenders Comes to the Odditorium (8/23)
Atlanta-based StarBenders bring their witchery to Asheville's Odditorium.
The Great American Solar Eclipse on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
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: History and Memory in the Smoky Mountains (Review)
Unto These Hills is one of the longest-running outdoor plays in the country, but does it stand the test of time?
Enlightening Asheville: Photos from the Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival brought people from across the country together for a weekend of open-hearted celebration. All photos by Erin Fowler.
Laugh It Up at the Asheville Comedy Festival + More on Your GritVegas Weekend Update
Kick off your weekend early—the Asheville Comedy Festival starts tonight. Plus the skinny on what else is going down in the 828.
Five Questions with Comedian Tom Scheve // Asheville Comedy Festival
The Asheville Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow. We asked participating local comedian Tom Scheve to fill us in on being funny.
We Love LEAF Downtown on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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!
Lady Macbeth (2017): Movie Review
A bleak and difficult film that's held together by the stellar performance of its young star.
LEAF Downtown: Two Days to Turn It Up
This weekend, enjoy free music, performance, and more over two days of LEAF Downtown.
Dunkirk (2017): Movie Review
A spectacular war film that sets itself apart from its contemporaries.
The Asheville Yoga Festival on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
The Asheville Yoga Festival kicks off this weekend; plus more in the write-up!
"Soup and Cold Cuts": Spaceman Jones and the Motherships Drop Second Video (Grit Premiere)
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."
The Blues Matrix: A Night with Gary Clark Jr. and Jackie Venson (Photo Gallery)
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.
Street Art, Spiritualized: An Interview with Amanda Giacomini for the Asheville Yoga Festival
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 Sounds: The Secret B-Sides Headline Summer Soul Party (with Window Cat and King Garbage)
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.
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017): Movie Review
A compelling story, along with top notch visual effects, are at the heart of this thrilling trilogy conclusion.
The Sweet Sound of Prog Hop: Natural Born Leaders Release New Video (and an Interview!)
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
Routinely crucifying my privacy on the cross of feminist literature is my way of showing I care.
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.
Lindsey Kelley Dance Presents "For Rumbough" at Terpsicorps 7/21-7/23
“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.
An Interview with Papadosio: From Coffee Roasting to Hellraiser (and other ways to stay sane on the road)
We sat down with Papadosio at their Pisgah Brewing Summer Seequence show and talked about life, the universe, and everything.
SPOILER ALERT! at Habitat Tavern & Commons, 7/20
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.
From Hip Hop to Spirituality: SIYAH on That's So Asheville
Ali McGhee has a conversation with Asheville hip-hop artist SIYAH on the That's So Asheville podcast.
Better Than Unicorns on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
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.
The Best of the Shortest: The 48 Hour Film Project Celebrates its Top Entries @ the Fine Arts Theatre
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 (2017): Movie Review
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.
The ATX Takeover: Jackie Venson at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with Gary Clark Jr. (Ticket Giveaway)
Soulful guitarist Jackie Venson opens for Gary Clark Jr. on Wednesday, July 19th at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Our interview with Venson here.
Papadosio Plays Only Non-Festival Show of the Summer at Pisgah Brewing (7/15)
Papadosio comes to Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain this Saturday, 7/15.
The Dirty Dead @ French Broad Outfitters—Hominy Creek on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We had Tuesday off, and now it's almost the weekend again! Here's how we recommend you spend it.
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.
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017): Movie Review
I've tried to think of a movie worse than this one (I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'll keep you posted).
Carnival of Sound: Beats Antique and CloZee Hit the Stage at New Mountain Amphitheater
Beats Antique invites you to dance into the night this Friday at New Mountain Amphitheater. French producer CloZee holds down the afterparty.
Art and Entry
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.
The Firefly Gathering on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We interviewed some of the folks behind this year's Firefly Gathering, our featured event of the GritVegas Weekend Update! Plus, your 4th of July roundup.
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