HAPPENINGS

Xpand Fest, happening on Saturday, June 10th on the South Slope, has a unique community focus.

Eda Rhyne Copper Still. Photo: Facebook
Support Asheville's newest local distiller, Eda Rhyne, by contributing to their Indiegogo campaign.

Better Dads Festival
Introducing the Better Dads Festival, happening June 17th and open to all.

Moogfest 2017 GIF
Bleep bloop.

Panelists Michael Divine and Android Jones with Liana Gillooly. Photo: Michael Garfield
A (third) eye-opening discussion of race blindness in the psychedelic community begun at Psychedelic Science 2017 in Oakland, CA.

Hallie Jay Pope
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

Defrostatica Flyer
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.

Bliss Mob Hug Parade
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.

SEVEN
Fashmob 2017 happens tomorrow. One group of models and designers reveals their inspiration for this year's event with a powerful video. Caution: graphic themes depicted.

Moogfest 2017
In no real order.

Orbiting Human Circus
The fantastical podcast, produced by the folks behind Welcome to Night Vale, is on tour and will stop at the Grey Eagle on May 30th. We've got a pair of tickets for a lucky someone!

LEAF Moon
Camping at LEAF

Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Source: marketplace-restaurant.com
This coming Wednesday, the James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner will be hosted by Chef William Dissen of The Market Place. Check out the full lineup of chefs, and the stellar menu, right here.

Jason and the WNC Yarn Crawl
Check out what lies ahead this weekend! We're highlighting everything from the WNC Yarn Crawl to Mother's Day fun.

Grandma
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.

Star and Flag Design Quilt, Fred Hassebrock. Source: National Gallery of Art
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!

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.

Eda Rhyne on the 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.

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Check out the First Friday Art Opening at Push Skate Shop!

103.3. Asheville FM Fund Drive
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Xpand Fest
Xpand Fest, a free arts and music festival in Asheville's South Slope, recently made their first announcement of headliners and sponsors.

1 Year of GritVegas!
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!

Dance Club Asheville
Next up in our series of Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness, is a new wave of workout classes that have women of all ages and fitness backgrounds finding a new sense of self-empowerment and freedom.

The Story We Want series
The Climate March + A New Climate Listening Project Film Series

Brother Oliver
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."

Asheville Butoh Festival
This weekend, we're featuring the 11th Asheville Butoh Festival, happening all weekend with performances and workshops at the Bebe Theatre downtown.

Asheville Butoh Festival
The 11th annual Asheville Butoh Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Here's everything you need to know.

Asheville Music School Rock Band. Photo: Michael Oppenheim
Thursday's annual benefit show at Isis Music Hall will raise funds for the Asheville Music School. Students and teachers will perform The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety at the end of the evening.

Mobley
We're kind of huge fans of Austin-based artist Mobley (if you haven't noticed). Here are five reasons to get to Asheville Music Hall early and check out his set before The Hip Abduction.

March for Science
The March for Science comes to the Mountains on April 22.

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photo:object, a new show opening at PUSH Gallery on May 5, is seeking submissions that challenge makers of all types to make a "photograph" that pushes the boundary of "object."

The Hip Abduction
The Hip Abduction is headlining the Asheville Music Hall, April 20, and the band was cool enough to answer a few questions in anticipation for their show.

Asheville Yoga Festival
The Asheville Yoga Festival happens from July 27-20 and brings together local and international talent from the yoga world. Here's what we're most excited about.

Moogfest lineup
Moogfest has released its music acts, special guests, workshops and more over a series of weekly announcements. We're so excited!

GritVegas and BEAT LIFE at the RAD Skatepark
This weekend, we talk with Rob Gray (Cpt. Hyperdrive) about Saturday's free, all-ages BEAT LIFE event at the RAD Skatepark. Read on to find out the details and more of what's happening in town this weekend.

T.I.
Three-Time Grammy Award Winning Rap Artist T.I. knows how to reinvent himself and his upcoming Hustle Gang Tour is further proof of his drive and talent in doing so. Local promotor Joe Greene shares why this show is important for Asheville in diversifying its programming to be more inclusive.

Field Day & Spring Fling
Our featured event this week is the Field Day & Spring Fling Dance at Salvage Station! Check out our video and our complete write-up of what's not to miss in town this weekend.

CAKE
The four fiercely funny ladies of the CAKE Comedy Tour are using a Kickstarter to sell tickets to an event they're hoping to hold in Asheville on May 4th. Find out more here.

All in the Timing
We talked with Marci Bernstein, co-founder of Attic Salt, about the newest offerings from the theatre company, what brought her to Asheville, dream projects, and the most fun she's ever had on stage.

Final Four
This weekend, find out where to watch the Final Four (our picks for every part of town!), then stay out on the town with our weekend roundup.

Asheville City Soccer Club logo
The Asheville Soccer Club kicks off their season this Thursday, March 30, at Hi-Wire Brewing. We interviewed team president Ryan Kelley to get the details.

Well Played GritVegas Update
This weekend, we highlight Well Played Board Game Cafe, opening Saturday, as part of our full round-up of all the events in town.

Prof. Logik
Prof. Logik will bring the noise to Friday's BEAT LIFE, an ongoing series that features the best in beats music from local and nationally-renowned producers. Tyler Ambrosius, LAVIER, and Vietnam Jerry also perform.

NYC People's Climate March (2014). Photo: Alejandro Alvarez
The Dogwood Alliance and Asheville Grit invite you to Artists in Resistance, an event that will create a forest-themed banner for the National Climate March. Artists in Resistance happens on April 5th from 4-8 p.m. at the BLOCK off Biltmore in downtown Asheville.

Third Coast Percussion
Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion comes to the 2017 {Re}HAPPENING with a legacy and a vision for what lies ahead. Asheville Grit talks with David Skidmore about what to expect.

Cat Fly Before I Die
What's up with the giant cat faces? We talk with the organizers behind the Cat Fly Film Festival, happening April Fool's Weekend with events throughout Asheville. Weekend and day passes are on sale now.

Beer City Bikes
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.

Allyson Ansusinha Charleston Fashion Week 2017
Asheville designer Allyson Ansusinha has taken home a top prize from Lexus Charleston Fashion Week, one of the nation's premier fashion events. She'll show her entire collection in Saturday's finale event, which will stream live on Asheville Grit.

St Patty's Day
Don't rely on the luck o' the Irish—follow our rainbow to the top 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Check out all of our weekend recommendations here.

Odyssey School's free four-part session, "Teaching Kids about Racism and Racial Justice," aims to help parents and educators start conversations about diversity at an early age.

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