The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 25-28


The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update! August 25-28

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GritVegas Weekend Update August 25

Asheville! Are you ready for another stellar weekend? There's a lot to be excited about, including the fact that Thursday marks the 100th birthday of the National Parks! Get outside and celebrate in one of our fabulous and beautiful national parks. And when you get back to town, check out some of these events. Asheville Grit and the Millroom are also giving away three entries into our Underground Sound: The Path to Music Video Asheville contest on Thursday at the Millroom's Asheville Music and Dance Night. It's even more incentive to check out the first event in this new monthly series.


Here's the lineup! As always, let us know what we missed in the comments.



Asheville Music and Dance Night @ the Millroom 

7 - 9:30 pm

Enjoy music from the Juan Benavides Band, the space to dance and chill, and a variety of drink specials all night! This is the first of a new monthly series hosted by the Millroom and Asheville Brewing! And it's free! We'll also be giving away three entries into Underground Sound: The Path to Music Video Asheville!


Tarocco @ the WCU Bardo Arts Center

7:30 pm

A final performance of the gorgeous Tarocco, from AVL's Fox and Beggar Theater, hosted at WCU in Cullowhee, NC. This is a simply breathtaking and uncategorizable play, which incorporates movement, dance, acrobatics, stunning costumes, and more.



WEIRD with CreativeMornings @ the CCCD

8:30 - 10 am

Guest speakers Jen and Jim Lazoun, creators of the wacky and wonderful LaZoom comedy bus tours, explore the question of "What is weird?" and tell you why you should really care about letting the weird into your life! 


Clips Beer and Film Tour @ Pack Square Park

7-10 pm

New Belgium brings its exciting, beer-loving film fest back to Asheville on this year's tour. Short films + "esoteric beer offerings" on tap. All proceeds from beer sales go to Asheville on Bikes!




Revolve at the Asheville Guitar Bar: CP Quartet and Shane Parish @ the Asheville Guitar Bar

8:30-10 pm

The first event Revolve is hosting at the AGB in Cotton Mill Studios is an intimate show from musical innovators Chris Pitsiokos and his band and the incomparable Shane Parish. Tickets are $10 in advance.


Shindig on the Green @ Pack Square Park

7-10 pm

This free festival of traditional, mountain, and old-timey music is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Come and listen to music, watch clogging and other dances, and even participate in your own jam session. 


Future Riviera @ Salvage Station 

11 pm-1 am

DJ Era Ser is dropping beats at the Salvage Station's DJ dance party! 18+



Stand Against HB2 @ Orange Peel

3 pm

100% of ticket sales for this event go to Equality NC and QORDS. Musical acts include Someone's Sister, Polecat Creek Reunion, the Dead Tongues, the Fireside Collective, and more. $10 in advance. 


8th Annual Queer Girls Reading Literary Series @ the Mothlight

6-8 pm

Author Lori Horvitz hosts Queer Girls Reading, featuring original work from local Asheville authors. A $3 suggested donation gets you a seat to hear some of the best work coming out of the AVL queer community.