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The Grit guide to surviving the Mercury retrograde
Here's a tip: channel your irrational yearning for your ex into a steamy summer fling.
Indivisible Asheville/WNC group to host voter engagement session July 26
The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pack Library Auditorium.
Asheville Comedy Festival returns Aug. 10, 11
The event is stacked with multiple comedians from around the country.
Sculpture created by artist Chin, in collaboration with UNC Asheville students, installed at Times Square
The work calls attention to the impacts of climate change.
Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase to benefit family of late local comedian
The July 20 event will benefit the family of local comedian Michael Roach, who died in April.
Special movie screenings highlight work of Black Mountain College alumnus
Movie producer and director Arthur Penn's legacy in American film is one deeply rooted in his experiences at Black Mountain College.
Leadership Asheville Buzz Breakfast to focus on promoting sexual and gender diversity
The July 18 event will provide a forum for discussing ways to promote sexual and gender diversity in area workplaces.
Asheville Habitat Restore announces annual reuse contest
The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials.
Asheville Yoga Festival includes acclaimed presenters, artists, musicians
New additions to the event this year include a free community yoga practice each day and free attendance to panel discussions with a variety of presenters.
The Denim Ball, to benefit Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, set for Aug. 3
This Blue Ridge Parkway park is in need of extensive repairs.
Asheville on Bikes to host Summer Cycle ‘18 on June 23
More than 150 riders are expected for the annual family-friendly bike ride and social.
Mascots named for World Equestrian Games in Tryon
Meet Star and Huck.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will celebrate successes May 31
The conservancy's spring event at the Salvage Station will honor volunteers and new land protection.
Annual Power of the Purse luncheon to feature award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa
The event sponsored by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a celebration of women's philanthropy.
The Rock Academy kicks off Aloft Asheville series of Sunday concerts
The hotel partners with local bands and non-profits to bring special event series to its rooftop.
Itzhak (2017): Movie Review
An engaging portrait of a world-class violinist, who also happens to be a fascinating and kind man who knows how to live.
'Trigger Warning' creatively addresses Buncombe County gun violence
The exhibition at Pink Dog Creative asks 21 local artists to reflect on gun violence.
Portrait pop-up in West Asheville on Saturday
The event will be held at Flora in West Asheville, where two Asheville women entrepreneurs will help bring out your best.
Stargazing event supports science education in the Smokies
The second annual stargazing event at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob is set for May 18.
Asheville Yoga Festival announces lineup
The Asheville Yoga Festival is set for July 26-29.
Pisgah Legals Services to celebrate 40th anniversary
Hundreds of Pisgah Legal Services supporters will gather at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel on April 11 to celebrate.
YWCA of Asheville announces Stand Against Racism events
Voting rights and civic engagement are key components of this event.
UNC Asheville to commemorate Rosenwald Schools
The special events on April 5 and 6 are free and open to the public.
Disc golf tourney will celebrate improvements at Lake Julian course
The April 14 event will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Green Built Alliance.
Comedian Jim Tews at The Southern on March 31
Tews is the creator of "Felines of New York" and a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York.
Asheville ClimateCon 2018, Climate Listening Project update
Asheville Climate City Week includes a host of events, from workshops and lectures to art openings and much more.
F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival brings documentaries to UNC Asheville
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.
Eyes Up Here Comedy featuring Erin Terry returns to West Asheville
Along with host, Terry there are five other fantastic women in this show, including locals Moira Goree and Kelly Morgan.
Asheville Vaudeville returns with burlesque, puppetry, aerial arts and more
It's Asheville's largest vaudeville show, and it's mostly snake-free.
Asheville Creative Sector Summit set for April 20
Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concert, will deliver the keynote speech.
Comic Andy Woodhull set for Grey Eagle show Friday
Woodhull has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Asheville designers chosen for annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show
Each designer will dress six models; the winner will be awarded $500.
Solo show celebrating Open Hearts artist begins Feb. 10
The show, called "Creative License: Expression in Color," will also include a Valentine's pop-up shop and paper flower market.
Asheville food service workers shine in new photo exhibition
The exhibition, a meditation on service and selflessness, remains up through February at Over Easy Cafe.
New Asheville festival and conference aims to connect creatives
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 Mardi Gras parade route moves to South Slope
South Slope businesses are getting behind the parade with a slew of events.
Fringe Festival 2018: Solo Shows Tackle Big Issues
Illegal immigration and labor reform are on the menu at this year's Fringe Fest.
5 New Year's Resolutions that are Actually Just Awesome Things to Do Anyway
5 things that are A.) attainable and B.) good for you.
New Year's Eve: Your GritVegas Roundup!
We've got the official countdown of all the fun happening in town this New Year's Eve!
Machinedrum Ignites Human Energy at Ellington Underground (12/28)
Thursday night, Machinedrum headlines Ellington Underground. He'll be joined by local electronic acts Push/Pull and Bombassic.
Kusa Ready to Rage at Sly Grog's Sparkle Party // New Year's Eve
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."
AC Hotel & Capella on 9 // Rock & Rye New Year's Eve: The 12th Day of Gritmas
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.
A Night of World Dance with Studio Zahiya and LEAF
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.
Celebration Time: The Return of the 12 Days of Gritmas!
The 12 Days of Gritmas return with fabulous prizes from some of your favorite local and regional retailers!
Liquidlogic: The 11th Day of Gritmas
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.
Happy Holidays from GritVegas! Your Christmas Weekend Update
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: The most wonderful time of the year?
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: The 10th Day of Gritmas
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 Bakery and Harvest Records: The Ninth Day of 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: The Eighth Day of Gritmas
Leave 2017 in the dust with a running belt, armband, and bottle holder bunchle from Fitletic, today on the 8th Day of Gritmas.
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