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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.
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.
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.
16 Things I Learned During 16 Hours in Jail
Activism in Asheville continues. Part 1 of a 3 part series. #livingsalary
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Snapshots from a mountain town.
Cindy Wilson of the B-52's to Play The Mothlight
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.
An Interview with Natalie Bogwalker: Firefly Gathering 2017
We interviewed the creator and co-director of the Firefly Gathering, Natalie Bogwalker, about how she started the event and what to expect this year. Pre-registration for Firefly ends Monday.
emersion: Interactive + Immersive Theater on the GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we head to a 100-year-old house in Montford to check out an immersive theatrical performance.
Lately I’ve come to believe she never stops walking, like the mythical shark that can never rest.
The Buttercup Game
Sometimes, we played the buttercup game. You hold up buttercups beneath each other’s chins and check the reflection’s color. If the buttercup reflects pale yellow, it means that you are in love. My chin was always yellow.
The Better Dads Festival: Music and Community on Father's Day Weekend
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.
Your Guide to All Go West on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
All Go West is this Saturday and Sunday in West Asheville. Here's who we're most excited to see. Plus, your rundown of what else is happening this weekend.
Biscuits and Beginner's Mind
Our new correspondent is new in town. The first thing she discovers? Asheville is small, y'all!
Haywood Country Club comes to Haywood Road
The I & J building on Haywood Rd. is slated to become West Asheville's newest neighborhood hot spot.
Lukr to Play Timo's House on June 15
In anticipation for Lukr's Asheville debut at Timo's House on Thursday June 15, he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
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!
Firefly Gathering Early Bird Pricing Ends Tomorrow
This year's Firefly Gathering, which takes place in Leicester, marks the 10th anniversary of the earth skills-based event. Early bird pricing for Firefly ends tomorrow.
ZOMBIE POETRY CABARET FUNDRAISER AT THE ALTAMONT THEATRE SUNDAY 6/11
Asheville’s Poetry Cabaret Collective has been accepted into the prestigious Capital Fringe Festival and is raising funds to perform for one week of the festival in July.
Musings while monitoring the Falafel 5K.
Just Brew It: Highlighting Home Brewing on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
The weekend is full of fun, including Just Brew It, the homebrewing festival held at the Wedge. Check it all out!
Race at the Home Depot.
MoogFest 2017 Update
We're All Enlightened Here: Discussing Racism in the Psychedelic Community
A (third) eye-opening discussion of race blindness in the psychedelic community begun at Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA.
Asheville Art Museum Presents Hear Our Voice
A new exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum explores how visual art can be a powerful platform to promote dialogue. On view May 20 - July 16, 2017
ROGUE STYLE EP RELEASE PARTY AT TIMO'S HOUSE - Thursday May 18 - LISTEN NOW!
Based in Leipzig, Germany, the electronic Defrostatica label is hitting Timo's House tonight to debut new tracks from their latest EP, Rogue Style Vol. 1, which features Asheville's own Klose.
Free Hugs on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update
This weekend, we're featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade! But there's also a lot of other stuff happening in and around town. Don't miss it, and let us know what you're most excited about.
Camping at LEAF
The WNC Yarn Crawl and More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.
The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.
Siri, Pencil In Material Transcendence for 2 PM
Traveling, claims all the articles, helps you gain perspective on yourself and the world around you. She who travels is unafraid of adventure, change, and most of all, herself. And yet, as I was driving through the endless, cloudy expanse of Virginia, I could not shake the gnawing fear that I was very, very afraid of myself.
Holler Brings Community Art Meet-Ups to Asheville in May
On each Monday in May, members of a new arts forum, Holler, will convene at locations around town for an hour of "flash mob-style making sessions" around specific themes. Come out; make art!
In Pie Flights: The Baked Pie Company
Asheville has a new place to find pie for your pie hole.
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.
Prairie Fire at Toy Boat [Review]
The cast of characters ignites the stage in Prairie Fire, an original play by Ryan Madden.
Eda Rhyne Kickoff Party on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring Eda Rhyne Distillery, which is kicking off their Indiegogo campaign with a party on Saturday in their new facility! Check out the write-up for the full details, plus other events that will get you out and about and on the town.
PHOTO:OBJECT OPENING Exhibition - PUSH GALLERY
Check out the First Friday Art Opening at Push Skate Shop!
It's All Happening
Last week I turned twenty-four. I hope I'm good at it. I've never been twenty-four before.
103.3 Asheville FM Fund Drive DONATE NOW!
Donate today and all contributions will be matched and doubled!
Onj. Album Release Show at The Mothlight
"Alone" is the first album by Asheville instrumental post-rock band onj. The release party happens on Friday, May 12, at the Mothlight.
Celebrating One Year of the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
Here’s some of what’s happening around Asheville this weekend. Also, Jason Sandford of Ashvegas and I just want to say thank you for watching – this episode of our weekend update marks the one-year anniversary of our video series. Cheers!
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