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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.
Asheville's Rooftop Bars + More: The GritVegas Weekend Update
We take you on a tour of our favorite rooftop bars in Asheville. Plus a whole bunch of stuff happening this weekend. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.
Getting Close to Carly Taich: Music Video Premiere for "Give Me a Likeness"
Carly Taich's new music video, directed by Nathan Rivers Chesky, celebrates connection with self.
Asheville Fashion Designer Wendy Newman Stuns with Wearable Art
Designer Wendy Newman combines photography and fashion to produce apparel utilizing iconic Asheville locales...and even familiar personalities.
The Marcus King Band Brings Family Together at Pisgah Brewing (10/6-7)
The Marcus King Band Family Reunion happens over two days at Pisgah Brewing this weekend.
White Men in Trucks
Is it imminent threat sounding in the revved engine? Derision caught in side-view mirror snapshot? Or plain old disdain drumming its fingers on the drivers’ side door?
A Moveable Feast With Ten Thousand Villages
Travel the world for dinner without leaving your neighborhood!
Descubre Asheville's Luis Carlos Serapio on Latino Culture and Community
The founder of Descubre Asheville, a new website devoted to Latino and Hispanic culture in the area, wants to build bridges and create community.
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.
Pop Up Counseling: Kimberly McGrady Offers Sessions for the Worried Well
Local therapist Kimberly McGrady offers a new kind of counseling to area residents.
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.
Shanti-Jun: A New Drink in Town for Belly Bliss
What's the buzz on Shanti-Jun?
Do What I Love or Move On? Ask Audrey Tackles the Crisis of Underpayment in Asheville
Should I leave my job? Ask Audrey reflects on financial hardships and employment issues in Asheville.
Your Newly Enlightened Fridge: Visionary Magnets Launches Kickstarter
Introducing the most enlightened fridge magnets you've ever come across.
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.
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.
Too Much to Drink: Overserving Alcohol in Beer City
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?
Bowling with Asheville's Newest Intramural Social League
Asheville's new Intramural Social Bowling League meets weekly beginning this Wednesday.
How Do I Know if I Should Stay with my Partner?
Also, what do I do if my kid might be going down the wrong path?
Art and Entry
And so we find ourselves immersed in art. Sassafras Jones on a first two weeks in Asheville.
Lately I’ve come to believe she never stops walking, like the mythical shark that can never rest.
Light On Yoga: The Asheville Yoga Festival Invites Expansion (July 27-30)
This year, the Asheville Yoga Festival would like to introduce you to a few new faces.
Xpand Fest and More to Do this Weekend in Asheville on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
Your weekend is here! How will you spend it? Asheville Grit will be at Xpand Fest; come say hi!
Camping at LEAF
The "Brunch Bill": What You Need to Know to Support Local Distilleries and Get a Mimosa on a Sunday Morning
The Brunch Bill is up for review before the ABC Committee on Tuesday. Find out more (and find out where to sign the petition to drink mimosas on Sundays at 10 a.m.!) here.
Xpand Fest Makes Initial Announcements for Summer Lineup
Xpand Fest, a free arts and music festival in Asheville's South Slope, recently made their first announcement of headliners and sponsors.
VIdeo Preview: Stupid F*cking Bird at Magnetic 375
The new play at Magnetic Theatre is a wild and hilarious tour of existential angst and unrequited love!
11th Asheville Butoh Festival 4/20-4/23 at Be Be Theatre
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.
Which Way Is a Living Wage?
The existential ghost was spotted wondering about what it takes to get a living wage in Asheville.
Beer City Bicycles: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness
For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.
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.
Well Played serves up Nostalgia
Asheville's new board game bar offers more than childhood memories.
Get Ready for Robert Ellis
The Americana singer/songwriter makes his way to The Altamont Theatre
What are You For? Acknowledging Accomplishments and Forging Ahead
A detailed look at what organized efforts have accomplished already, and an exploration of where we go from here.
Midnight Snack brings the good times to The Mothlight
The Asheville based band goes all out for their single release show.
INTERVIEW WITH Jim Sea + FRINGE FEST TICKET GIVEAWAY
Jim Sea is bringing light to an issue that is often overlooked--and he's doing it in a way that not many have done before. His show "Unredeemable" will be on stage at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 26th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Unredeemable".
Interview with Michael Washington Brown + Fringe Fest Ticket Giveaway
Michael Washington Brown has a lot to say, and we were recently lucky enough to listen. His show "Black!" will be premiering at Asheville's Fringe Festival on January 27th. Check out our interview and your chance to win two tickets to see "Black!"
Big Thief @ The Mothlight<< Mon, Jan 16th
Start 2017 with good music by heading to The Mothlight on Monday, January 16th to see Big Thief.
How Asheville Fashion Stunned in '16
A Recap of Asheville's Fashion Scene in 2016
Rosebud, We Didn't Deserve You
Rosebud Video is going out of business. Go support them one last time.
Christmas Gift Solution: LoLo is Here to Help
Did you buy all your gifts yet? Didn't think so. Good news is that LoLo's got your back.
Jammin' out at the 28th Annual Christmas Jam
Warren Haynes and friends make the US Cellular Center glow.
Cohen and Shauf Show Off
The Mothlight welcomes the talented rockers to Asheville.
The legendary Peter Hook comes to The Orange Peel on Monday, 11/21.
GRIT TALK: The Shakeout
"The Shakeout" comes to New Mountain this Saturday to promote inclusion and creativity through music, art, and fashion.
Let's Get Dreamy
Wild Nothing and Small Black come together for a show at The Orange Peel this Thursday.
Asheville Faerie Arts Festival Enchants with Music, Art and Fashion
On Friday, November 11th, faeries light up the night at the Renaissance Hotel in this year's Faerie Arts Festival. The theme this year is Goth Faerie Fall.
Asheville FM Hosts Halloween Fund Drive at Buxton Hall
103.3 hosts their Fall Fund Drive at Buxton Hall this Saturday, 10/29. It's a Halloween-flavored party for a good cause.
The Drinking Dead: Asheville Zombie Movie Begins Kickstarter
The team behind Dead Brew, a zombie film based in Asheville, just began a 30-day Kickstarter to raise initial funds for making the film.
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