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Medieval Markets and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
We're featuring the inaugural Medieval Market and so much more! Happy weekend!
Hip-Hop Community Showcase Comes to Static Age (Friday, 11/17)
Check out a hip-hop showcase this Friday at downtown's Static Age Records featuring P.T.P., SIYAH, and more.
Isa's French Bistro: Dreams of France Realized with New Menu
Dinner in France, without leaving the south.
Asheville Filmmakers Win in Belize + Climate Soiree
Dayna Reggero and Andrea Desky win Best Short Documentary at the Belize International Film Festival for their film, "The Wood Thrush Connection." Celebrate this Thursday, November 16th, at the Climate City Soiree, hosted by The Collider and Asheville Affiliates.
Cotton Mill Studios Hosts a Celebration + More on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!
This weekend, check out the official RAD Fall Studio Stroll, then head to the After-Party at the Cotton Mill! Plus a whole lot more. Presented by Grail Moviehouse.
Spoiler Alert! Ticket Giveaway: Time of the Apes @ Habitat Brewing Thur. 11/16
A Japanese rip-off of Planet of the Apes is heading your way with live commentary from three comedians, free popcorn, and more. It's Spoiler Alert! Plus, how to win two tickets!
Tin Foil Hat: Extending an Invitation to the Dance of Life [Interview]
Local producer, musician, and vocalist Tin Foil Hat recently released his EP, Dance w/ You. Here's why you need to listen to it.
EarthCry Headlines Isis in a Night of Modular Synth Experimentation [Interview]
EarthCry, feat. Mike Healy, brings experimental electronic to Isis on Saturday, 11/11. We talk with Anthony Thogmartin, founder of EarthCry and member of Papadosio, about what to expect. Kri Samadhi and Illumination Station also perform.
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: November 3-5
It's a beautiful fall weekend, y'all! Check out our video and event roundup.
Phuncle Sam: Halloween, Served up with Extra Hugs at Pisgah Brewing
Reflections on a Halloween night spent feeling the love with Phuncle Sam at Pisgah Brewing Company.
Tyler Whitlock's Iconographic Mischief Comes to Satellite Gallery
Self-taught painter Tyler Whitlock draws inspiration from the Old Masters to digital art. His show opens this Friday at Satellite Gallery.
Tina & Her Pony's Champion Celebrates Love, Life, and Everything Else [Interview]
We talk with Appalachian indie folk duo Tina & Her Pony, who play a show at the Mothlight this weekend to celebrate their upcoming album, Champion.
Hatch This! Promotes Innovation and Imagination in a Weekend-Long Competition
Over the first weekend in November, teams will vie for seed money and support to create a brand new business in Asheville.
Ghosts of Asheville on the Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: Plus, a Halloween Weekend Roundup!
It's Halloween weekend! We've got you covered from now through Tuesday. Plus, we peek into the void at five famous ghosts of Asheville.
Jen Kirkman @ The Orange Peel: Thursday, Nov. 2 (Interview)
The fabulous Jen Kirkman is bringing her "All New Material, Girl" comedy tour to the Orange Peel on Thursday, November 2. Jeff Mason and Grayson Morris pick her brain about all the things.
Supper, People on the Move Brings Together Immigration, Performance, and Conversation Over Dinner
Supper, People on the Move is an immersive dance performance and a shared meal that brings people together to talk about immigration.
Palimpsest: A New Asheville Podcast Uncovers Ghosts On All Sides
An Asheville duo has teamed up to create a podcast that tells the story of one young woman living with a quite a few ghosts. The first episode drops this Halloween.
LEAF Festival & More on the GritVegas Weekend Update!
It's a beautiful fall weekend in Asheville. Celebrate with our weekend roundup!
Thievery Corporation at the Orange Peel [Review]
A life-changing experience with Thievery Corporation last week at the Orange Peel. Story by Micah Buckner. Photos by David Simchok/Front Row.
Eliada Home Corn Maze: For the Young (at Heart)
Still having fun over the age of 30
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.
October LEAF Arrives Next Weekend and You're Invited
“Life is a journey, life is an adventure; let’s be grateful for this opportunity we have to create, to share, and celebrate.” Fall LEAF 2017 is almost here.
Journey Through Latin America : Fundraiser for the Future
LEAF International and musician David LaMotte collaborate on a special evening of music, dance, culture and more this Sunday, October 15th, in Black Mountain.
Helping Puerto Rico: How to Support Relief Efforts
Want to help with hurricane recovery? Here's where to start. We'll update this, so please loop us in if you know about local relief efforts or other ways to help!
Three Days of Light (3DL) 2017: Ticket Giveaway
We're giving away two tickets to Three Days of Light (3DL), a mountain festival happening next weekend near Asheville.
Fat Girls Can Run
How a not so athletic broad ran a five miler.
CiderFest NC and Your Weekend Roundup
This weekend, we got a sneak peek of the now sold-out CiderFest out at Salvage Station with friends from Urban Orchard and Daidala Ciders.
National Storytelling Festival Brings World-Class Stories to Jonesborough Over the Weekend
This weekend, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, invites you to slow down and sit a spell.
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.
CAT FLY HALLOWEEN HORROR SHORTS FEST - 10/13 @ UpCountry Brewing Co
The Cat Fly Indie Film Festival returns with a special spooky edition!
Woods & Wilds Festival; and, Why We Love Forests
Get in the mood for this Sunday's Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival by reading about why we love forests.
Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) on Black Mountain Songs
We talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry about the experience of creating Black Mountain Songs, which will be performed at Diana Wortham Theatre this Friday and Saturday.
The 2017 Asheville Coffee Expo: Your GritVegas Weekend Update
We talk to Asheville Coffee Expo founder Stu Helm about the most caffeinated event of the year.
Better Strangers: Or, better ways to see shows for free
How you can enjoy the art of the stage for the small price of your time.
What my thriftyness has cost me
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.
Sweet Sounds: Weyes Blood and Father John Misty at Diana Wortham
On Monday, Weyes Blood brings her melancholic, dreamy love songs to Diana Wortham when she opens for Father John Misty.
HempX and More on the GritVegas Weekend Update: 9/22-24
We're back, and it's that weekend! Check out the full write-up here to see what's going down in the 828.
Fiesta de Camotes: Sweet Potatoes Take Center Stage
This month, local restaurants, including Chupacabra Latin Cafe and Sonora Cocina Mexicana, have been celebrating the sweet potato.
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.
Java Jive: The Asheville Coffee Expo Returns to the RAD on 9/30
Get caffeinated at the second Asheville Coffee Expo, happening Saturday, September 30, in the River Arts District. Free! Caffeine!
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.
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.
Mayor of Brewgrass 2017: Do You Have What It Takes?
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.
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.
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