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The event sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a celebration of women's philanthropy.

The hotel partners with local bands and non-profits to bring special event series to its rooftop.

An engaging portrait of a world-class violinist, who also happens to be a fascinating and kind man who knows how to live.

The exhibition at Pink Dog Creative asks 21 local artists to reflect on gun violence.

The event will be held at Flora in West Asheville, where two Asheville women entrepreneurs will help bring out your best.

The second annual stargazing event at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob is set for May 18.

The Asheville Yoga Festival is set for July 26-29.

Hundreds of Pisgah Legal Services supporters will gather at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel on April 11 to celebrate.

Voting rights and civic engagement are key components of this event.

The special events on April 5 and 6 are free and open to the public.

The April 14 event will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Green Built Alliance.

Tews is the creator of "Felines of New York" and a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York.

Asheville Climate City Week includes a host of events, from workshops and lectures to art openings and much more.

The 17th annual film fest will feature topical documentaries including one delving into the impact of the Pulse nightclub shooting, as well as one examining trans life.

Along with host, Terry there are five other fantastic women in this show, including locals Moira Goree and Kelly Morgan.

It's Asheville's largest vaudeville show, and it's mostly snake-free.

Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will deliver the keynote speech.

Woodhull has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Each designer will dress six models; the winner will be awarded $500.

The show, called "Creative License: Expression in Color," will also include a Valentine's pop-up shop and paper flower market.

The exhibition, a meditation on service and selflessness, remains up through February at Over Easy Cafe.

Connect: Beyond the Page will bring together musicians, including special guest Ben Sollee, writers, filmmakers, media personalities and activists to examine how art inspires us.

Asheville Mardis Gras Parade
South Slope businesses are getting behind the parade with a slew of events.

Mark Suggs in Ox
Illegal immigration and labor reform are on the menu at this year's Fringe Fest.

#3: Get Creative. A Cadavre exquis (Exquiste Corpse) by Marc M. Gustà, Bernat M. Bustà and Irene Alcón. 2011.
5 things that are A.) attainable and B.) good for you.

NYE with GritVegas!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!

Machinedrum. Photo: Tonje Thilesen
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.

Kusa
Kusa plays New Year's Eve at Asheville's Sly Grog Lounge. Here, they get interviewed in their underwear and define "pizza-weed jam." Plus, the premiere of their new track, "Oil on Water."

Rock & Rye
We're closing out Gritmas with a celebration of the all that's past—and all that's yet to come: We've got 2 tickets to AC Hotel's Rock & Rye New Year's Eve Bash! Enter through midnight.

Raqs Sapphire, Studio Zahiya Intermediate student bellydance troupe member, Ramie Smith Thorstad
From bhangra to belly dance, Studio Zahiya's instructors, students, and special guests wowed a full house on Tuesday night, all for a great cause.

Gritmas 2017
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!

Liquidlogic hoodie
On day 11 of Gritmas, we've got a prize pack of apparel and gear for all of your adventures, on the water and off, from local kayak company Liquidlogic.

Holidays at GritVegas!
Happy holidays all! Check out our roundup of things to do this weekend (plus, find out how to win a $10 gift card from High Five Coffee and some GritVegas swag!).

Christmas Ornament. Flickr: Nick Amoscato
The most wonderful time of the year should leave everyone in a better mood, joyful, and carefree, right? As I get older, stress, loss of friends and loved ones, and hustle and bustle seem to be more common. Can the excitement and wonderment of childhood Christmas past still exist in the busy, technologically abundant world we live in?

Asheville Mall
Today, we've got a big ol' bundle of awesome stuff from our friends at the Asheville Mall. Read on to find out exactly what's included in this $300 prize package.

Annie's & Harvest Gritmas
Today we've got a double feature from Annie's Bakery and Harvest Records that's sure to kick your holiday weekend off perfectly.

Fitletic belt
Leave 2017 in the dust with a running belt, armband, and bottle holder bunchle from Fitletic, today on the 8th Day of Gritmas.

Ginger's Revenge
Tips on how to properly celebrate birthdays and anniversaries that fall on the holidays. Plus, taking a deeper look at Ginger's Revenge and Revolve!

Broadcast and Window Cat on NYE. Image: Joshua Marc Levy
The sixth day of Gritmas gives you the chance to win two tickets and a prize pack for Ellington Underground's New Year's Eve show with the Broadcast and Window Cat. Enter now!

Lisa Zahiya of Studio Zahiya instructs students in downtown Asheville.
Next Tuesday, head to the Orange Peel at 7 p.m. for a night of dance from all over the world, benefitting LEAF Community Arts.

Snomg! Asheville GritVegas weekend update
Our top ways to stay warm and have fun while doing it this weekend.

Diamond Brand
Today, we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to long-time outfitter and local favorite Diamond Brand.

Midnight Snack. Source: band's website
Beloved Asheville band Midnight Snack will throw their farewell show at the Mothlight on Friday, 12/15.

We've got state-of-the-art drybag technology from Watershed for you on Day 4 of Gritmas.

Gritmas Day 3: Rockgeist and Recover
Two local companies are outfitting you with the coolest gear for everything from bikepacking to hiking your favorite trail on the third day of Gritmas.

Photo: Bonobo Conservation Initiative
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative works to protect our closest relative. This Sunday (12/17), you can support the cause.

AAAC
Submissions are now open for area curators to create exhibitions that incorporate local collaborations at the Asheville Area Arts Council. Get all the details right here.

Gritmas Day 2: WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse
On the second day of Gritmas, we've got another sweet pairing for you. Enter today for passes to visit the WNC Nature Center AND a gift certificate + swag from our dear friends at Grail Moviehouse!

On the first day of Gritmas, we kick things of with a doubled-up prize package from Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe and Baked Pie Company.

Students working at night during Tim Kerr's Mural Painting class, which created a mural honoring BMC  in Downtown Black Mountain. Photo by Suzi Sadler
Steeped in the spirit of Black Mountain College, the School of the Alternative offers creative classes outside of the box this spring.

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