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Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of August 4

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of August 4

What up, Asheville? If you love the weekend like we do, you’ll love our roundup of weekend events! We also have a special announcement about Underground Sound: The Path to Music Video Asheville. We are so thrilled about this contest, open for submissions now on ashevillegrit.com/undergroundsound. If you’re a musician, upload an amateur video of yourself playing an original song. Voting opens[Read More…]

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of July 28

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of July 28

This weekend is chock-full of amazingness, from live music to art installations and the downtown LEAF Festival. Here’s our rundown of what we’re thrilled about. And we’re running a ticket giveaway! The person that hits the most spots and events from this weekend’s edition of the GritVegas Update will win two tickets to the Friday and Saturday runway shows at Asheville[Read More…]

The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for July 21, 2016

The Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for July 21, 2016

Yeah, it’s hot outside, but we’ve got some cool ways to enjoy the weekend.

by July 21, 2016 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of July 14

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of July 14

It’s time to put your toes in the water and your butt in the sand here in Asheville, as this weekend heats up! There are some amazing events to check out this weekend, from music to movies, roller derby to tiki cocktails, we’ve got a little something for everyone. How many events are you going to check out? Anything we missed? Leave us[Read More…]

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of July 7

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of July 7

Here’s your quick video guide to the weekend in Asheville.

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for weekend of June 30

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for weekend of June 30

Freedom is a beautiful thing, y’all. This July 4th weekend, exercise your right to celebrate it. From live music to more live music to boozy brunches and beyond, we’ve got the scoop on everything that will make your weekend great. And we even have your holiday weekend weather report. Seriously.  Friday Downtown Books and News Turns 28! @ DBN 9 am-9 pm Highlights: Golden[Read More…]

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update:  June 16 – 19

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update: June 16 – 19

Check out a new feature this week: Pet of the Month.

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.

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