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Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of June 10

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of June 10

The big grand opening of a new riverside entertainment venue is just one of the many events happening this weekend.

The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update – 6/2/16

The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update – 6/2/16

What’s going on in your worlds, Asheville? We’ve got some sweet weekend action that you can get in on. As always, let us know if we missed something you’re excited about! All Weekend Asheville Beer Week Happening through the weekend at spots across town, the 5th annual Beer Week is a celebration of beer in our favorite Beer City. Upcoming[Read More…]

by June 2, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Grit/Vegas Weekend Update for May 26-30

Grit/Vegas Weekend Update for May 26-30

Welcome to the Memorial Day Edition of the GritVegas Weekend Update! As always, there’s so much going on in Asheville. This weekend features a lot of events that run Friday through Sunday, which means you have time to check them all out. If there’s anything we missed that you’re excited about, let us know in the comments! How are you spending[Read More…]

by May 27, 2016 0 comments Asheville events, feature
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

  Asheville Cocktail Week–all weekend long! Ahh, Asheville Cocktail Week. Giving us bartending competitions, guest drinks, tequila tastings, and a citywide Bloody Mary Competition. Thank you. Thursday–Cinco de Mayo! MG Road Dinner with Guest Chef Gustavo Baez Mexican chef Gustavo Baez will be dishing up fresh, authentic Mexican food at Wall St’s MG Road. Tacos and Music at The Grey Eagle[Read More…]

by May 5, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update!

The choices you have of things to do this weekend in Asheville are, as always, dizzying. Asheville Grit and Ashvegas teamed up to share our favorites of the goings-on, the to-dos, and the must-sees.     FRIDAY Risograph Museum Opening Reception @ Asheville BookWorks 5-7 pm The Riso Museum hosts their opening reception at Asheville BookWorks from 5-7 pm. A Risograph, or Riso, is a stencil-based digital press most[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Reuters: Sources say New Belgium Brewing looking for buyer

Reuters: Sources say New Belgium Brewing looking for buyer

New Belgium’s brewery is set to open in Asheville in spring 2016.

by December 18, 2015 23 comments Asheville beer, Asheville News
Two bodies recovered from French Broad River in Asheville

Two bodies recovered from French Broad River in Asheville

Two young Asheville women have been missing for more than a week.

by November 5, 2015 2 comments Asheville News, Crime, Missing Persons
Opinion: The Asheville community’s response to Waking Life scandal is justified

Opinion: The Asheville community’s response to Waking Life scandal is justified

Asheville is trying to encounter your humanity now, Jacob and Jared. It’s not too late for you to learn to do the same for the women you gamed.

by September 28, 2015 33 comments Opinion
Enter the B Corp: ‘Triple-bottom-line’ business model finds support in Asheville

Enter the B Corp: ‘Triple-bottom-line’ business model finds support in Asheville

An Asheville contingent was in Raleigh on Wednesday to push for benefit corporation legislation in North Carolina.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf singles round-up at Lake Julian DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf singles round-up at Lake Julian DGC

Yes, the lake does come into play, creating a “who’s got balls” situation.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Yeah it’s not the biggest course, but it’s got plenty of fight.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Richmond Hill in Asheville

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Richmond Hill in Asheville

A walk through the woods, with purpose. A recap of this weeks disc dubs tourney at the Richie.

by April 30, 2015 3 comments Asheville News, sports
Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Would you have guessed that the heating oil business in New York City was such a cutthroat trade in 1981?

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

“Foxcatcher” features fine acting on the part of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, the latter two who just scored Oscar nominations.

Ashvegas movie review: The Theory of Everything

Ashvegas movie review: The Theory of Everything

At times, the film feels like one checking off all the boxes to get that Best Picture nomination. Yet the movie also never feels as if it’s being deliberately manipulative.

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Jon Stewart shows he has promise as a director with this film.

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Director Damien Chazelle’s new movie is one of the most compelling films of the year.

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

What’s the movie really about? Hard to say, but that may be the wrong question to ask about this rich, thrilling film.

Photo by Christopher Levy (@tennis_shots)

Asheville Tourists win the South Atlantic League championship

This is the second title in the past three seasons for the Asheville Tourists.

by September 15, 2014 1 comment Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists beat Sand Gnats and rain to play for SAL championship starting today

Asheville Tourists beat Sand Gnats and rain to play for SAL championship starting today

The Tourists are 2-5 against the Hagerstown Suns, who they will face off against for the championship.

by September 8, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Joe Mikulik argues home run call, gets ejected from Carolina League playoff game

Joe Mikulik argues home run call, gets ejected from Carolina League playoff game

Joe’s at it again.

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
The Asheville Tourists will open their 2014 season on Thursday at McCormick Field. Pictured, from left: infielder Alec Mehrten; pitching coach Mark Brewer;  manager Fred Ocasio; hitting coach Mike Devereaux; and pitcher Zach Jemiolia. /Photo by Stewart O'Shields

Asheville Tourists: Playoffs! Division champions! All-Stars!

The Asheville Tourists are rockin’. Playoff ball starts on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the Tourists hosting the Savannah Sand Gnats.

by August 29, 2014 1 comment Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

The Asheville Tourists return to McCormick Field for the final three home games of the regular season on Aug. 26.

by August 22, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Mikulik, already known for classic on-field tantrums, literally loses his shirt and shoes (along with his temper) this time. Check out the video.

by August 18, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
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