Articles by: Lurphy DePalma

Video: Progress report on The Arras in downtown Asheville

The Arras is on track to open next year.

Ashvegas Weekend Update for Sept. 21, 2018

Ashvegas Weekend Update for Sept. 21, 2018

Here’s one: the last Downtown After Five concert of the year is this weekend.

by September 20, 2018 1 comment Asheville events
New CBD dispensary in Asheville

New CBD dispensary in Asheville

Clover CBD is the latest in a wave of CBD dispensaries opening across Asheville. The shops, like this one one Merrimon Avenue, specialize in selling industrial hemp products. Industrial hemp, which can be legally grown in North Carolina, contains cannabidiol, or CBD, which offers health benefits such as relaxation and pain relief but without the “high” associated with its cousin,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville business, North Asheville
Ashvegas Weekend Update 8/17/2018

Ashvegas Weekend Update 8/17/2018

Here’s a quick look at some of what’s happening this weekend.

by August 17, 2018 3 comments Asheville events
Music on the Fly celebrates second anniversary at Asheville Regional Airport

Music on the Fly celebrates second anniversary at Asheville Regional Airport

Music on the Fly brings live, local music to the Asheville airport once a month.

by July 27, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

No need to drive 30 minutes out of town to hike. Check out our favorite 3 hikes within Asheville’s city limits.    

by July 18, 2018 0 comments Only in Asheville
Sculpture fabricated at UNCA to be displayed in Times Square this week

Sculpture fabricated at UNCA to be displayed in Times Square this week

A large sculpture, conceptualized by artist Mel Chin and fabricated at the UNC Asheville STEAM lab by a group of students, professors and volunteers, is being installed on Times Square in New York City this week. The 21-foot tall figure of wood and fiberglass will move by way of interior mechanical and electrical systems and stands in front of giant[Read More…]

by July 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville arts
Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

What better way to celebrate independence day than hitting the water? That’s why we rounded up our top 4 swimming holes around Asheville, enjoy!

Asheville World Cup Hot Spots

Asheville World Cup Hot Spots

2018 World Cup fever has hit Asheville. Soccer fans are turning out to cheer on their favorite teams, and they’re getting an especially friendly reception at Asheville’s local craft breweries. Here’s a quick look just three of the many locations to catch a match.

Sweet Treat to beat the Summer Heat

Sweet Treats to beat the Summer Heat

It’s gonna be a long, hot summer, but Asheville’s full of icy, locally made treats. Jason and Kara have the scoop on local favorites for ice cream, milk shakes, shaved ice and more.

by June 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville food and drink
This Memorial Day, visit the WNC Military History Museum

This Memorial Day, visit the WNC Military History Museum

Military history comes alive through unique and personal arrangements facts collected at The WNC Military History Museum, located in the heart of downtown Brevard. The museum is one man’s passion project to tell the stories of World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the War on Terror. Learn[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville events
AVL Insiders

AVL Insiders: Springtime Activities

Looking for suggestions on how to spend spring in Asheville? Jason Sandford of Ashvegas.com and Kara Candler of Tick Tock Concierge have a few ideas! Plus, you can share your ideas and win some gear. Just check out the video to learn more.

by May 17, 2018 2 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Daidala Ciders and the Andy Herod Gallery

VIDEO: Daidala Ciders and the Andy Herod Gallery

Check out this combination of a cider tap room and art gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District.

Soundcheck AVL: Toubab Krewe

Soundcheck AVL: Toubab Krewe

Don’t miss Toubab Krewe at the Salvage Station this Saturday! https://www.salvagestation.com/

by November 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Asheville

Top 5 Rooftop Bars in Asheville

We checked out the views from five of our favorite Asheville rooftop bars on this edition of the GritVegas Weekend Update. Take a tour with us, from Capella on 9 to the Social Lounge, Pillar Bar to Top of the Monk & the Montford, and see what each one offers. Presented by the Grail Moviehouse – http://www.grailmoviehouse.com/

by October 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
The Solar Eclipse in 12 secs

The Solar Eclipse in 12 secs

A 20 minute timelapse of the solar eclipse. As seen from Asheville, using both unfiltered and solar lenses.

by August 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville Comedy Festival + Weekend Update

Asheville Comedy Festival + Weekend Update

Laughter: it’s good for you. Make sure you get your recommended helping at this week’s Asheville Comedy Festival, kicking off tonight at Highland Brewing. Full details, plus other weekend goodness, below. And check out one of our favorite videos from the Archives, made for last year’s Asheville Comedy Festival! Wednesday – Saturday Asheville Comedy Festival @ various locations 8 pm[Read More…]

by August 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: LEAF Downtown + Weekend Events

VIDEO: LEAF Downtown + Weekend Events

LEAF time is the best time, and this weekend is the 3rd annual LEAF downtown, happening over two days in downtown Asheville. We highly recommend that you check it out, and pair your excursion to LEAF with one (or seven!) of our other hand-picked weekend activities. Here’s the full roundup: Thursday An Inconvenient Sequel @ Fine Arts Theatre ​6:15 – 9[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Local Legends: High Five Coffee

Local Legends: High Five Coffee

Take a tour of High Five Coffee’s 13 Rankin Avenue locale with barista Caroline. Learn a little bit about what makes High Five a special place for people of all backgrounds.  

VIDEO: New outfitter’s outpost on French Broad River, more weekend fun

VIDEO: New outfitter’s outpost on French Broad River, more weekend fun

Also, RiverMusic at Salvage Station and much more.

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
The Hunt for Hot Dogs

The Hunt for Hot Dogs

Howdy folks! Since we’re approaching the 4th of July, we thought it only appropriate to do a lil’ hot dog hype piece and showcase one of our local vendors, right here in downtown Asheville. Yeah, that’s how we roll. So without further adieu: Hot dog fast facts  – Southerners eat more hot dogs than folks in other regions of the[Read More…]

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Asheville food and drink
VIDEO: Emersion + Weekend Events

VIDEO: Emersion + Weekend Events

Howdy, folks! It’s the first official weekend of summer. How will you be celebrating? We’ve got a few suggestions. Thursday, 6/22 Party with a Purpose @ the Boathouse  6-9 pm Join the Asheville Affiliates at the Smoky Park Supper Club’s Boathouse to celebrate nine non-profits. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Pieces of Tangier with Jenny Roberts @[Read More…]

by June 22, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
VIDEO: All Go West + Weekend Events

VIDEO: All Go West + Weekend Events

All Go West is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited! The schedule is amazing, but we picked a few of our favorites for you to check out. Asheville Grit will be at the Brew Pump Stage again this year, so come say hi! We’ll have Grit swag and a few other surprises. All Go West isn’t the only[Read More…]

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Music Video Premier: Emma’s Lounge – Shakin’ & Swayin’

Music Video Premier: Emma’s Lounge – Shakin’ & Swayin’

The world premier of Emma’s Lounge new music video – Shakin’ & Swayin’, exclusively on Ashvegas.

by June 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music