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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
Asheville businesses team up to protest HB2 on June 11

Asheville businesses team up to protest HB2 on June 11

Participating businesses will donate a portion of proceeds on June 11 to LGBTQ nonprofits.

New music venue and art gallery coming to Asheville River Arts District

New music venue and art gallery coming to Asheville River Arts District

The venue will feature live music, art, and refreshments and will be filled with new and vintage guitars, banjos and other instruments.

by May 23, 2016 1 comment Asheville Music, feature
Live, local music arrives at Asheville Regional Airport with podcast partnership

Live, local music arrives at Asheville Regional Airport with podcast partnership

Live, local music at the Asheville Regional Airport.

by May 20, 2016 2 comments Asheville Music, feature
5 questions with Kevn Kinney of Drivn’ N Cryin’

5 questions with Kevn Kinney of Drivn’ N Cryin’

The band, still rocking hard as ever, plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Friday.

by May 19, 2016 1 comment Asheville Music, feature
‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage spotted at Burial Beer in Asheville

‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage spotted at Burial Beer in Asheville

Dinklage is starring in a movie being shot around Asheville this spring.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bar Grasso, an Italian sub shop, coming to West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bar Grasso, an Italian sub shop, coming to West Asheville

Also, Riverbend Malt House and All Souls Pizza are teaming up for a beer dinner, and more.

by May 18, 2016 2 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Filming of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake winds down in WNC

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Filming of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake winds down in WNC

Also, Manna Food Bank has a new CEO, Skyrunner has been hacked and more.

by May 17, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Beaucatcher Cinemas site on Tunnel Road in East Asheville up for redevelopment

Beaucatcher Cinemas site on Tunnel Road in East Asheville up for redevelopment

The “high profile” site is close to the Asheville Mall, the Whole Foods shopping center and Interstate 240.

by May 16, 2016 10 comments Asheville News, feature
Changes at Asheville Area Arts Council: Love steps down as executive director

Changes at Asheville Area Arts Council: Love steps down as executive director

Love will be moving into a new role as consultant as the arts council prepares to move to a new downtown location.

by May 12, 2016 0 comments Asheville arts, feature
The Orange Peel brings Kruger Brothers show to Asheville church

The Orange Peel brings Kruger Brothers show to Asheville church

Central United Methodist Church has amazing acoustics and can seat 800 people, according to Orange Peel officials.

by May 11, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Another new hotel opens in Asheville; Country Inn & Suites up and running at Westgate

Another new hotel opens in Asheville; Country Inn & Suites up and running at Westgate

The hotel boom in Asheville rolls on.

by May 9, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Rebranded: Funky Lex Ave festival, LAAF, is now ‘Living Asheville Arts Festival’

Rebranded: Funky Lex Ave festival, LAAF, is now ‘Living Asheville Arts Festival’

The nonprofit sponsor of the event, Arts 2 People, is looking for partners, artists, supporters and collaborators for the rebranded event.

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
Asheville P&Z says no to allowing accessory dwelling units as AirBnB rentals

Asheville P&Z says no to allowing accessory dwelling units as AirBnB rentals

The zoning amendment proposal now goes to Asheville City Council for a final vote.

by May 5, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
RiverMusic Festival 2016 in Asheville: Floating Action, Greyhounds, Patrick Sweany, more

RiverMusic Festival 2016 in Asheville: Floating Action, Greyhounds, Patrick Sweany, more

The music fest by the river kicks off Friday.

by May 3, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, 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
Here are the three billboards in the ‘Three Billboards’ movie being shot near Asheville

Here are the three billboards in the ‘Three Billboards’ movie being shot near Asheville

The movie will start shooting in downtown Sylva on Monday.

by April 27, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
Asheville tourism officials launch marketing push in response to HB2 backlash

Asheville tourism officials launch marketing push in response to HB2 backlash

Asheville has lost 9 planned meeting events because of the controversial new state law, a loss of at least $1 million.

by April 27, 2016 16 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville tourism leader: 7 group cancellations due to HB2

Asheville tourism leader: 7 group cancellations due to HB2

The cancellations come as the Asheville area has seen strong hotel room sales through winter and early spring.

by April 25, 2016 27 comments Asheville News, feature
‘Bee Hotel’ to be unveiled at UNC Asheville on Friday

‘Bee Hotel’ to be unveiled at UNC Asheville on Friday

The collaboration between UNCA and the Asheville Design Center arrives just in time for Earth Day.

by April 21, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Bear pits survive at Cherokee Bear Zoo, for now, in wake of lawsuit dismissal

Bear pits survive at Cherokee Bear Zoo, for now, in wake of lawsuit dismissal

A federal lawsuit against Cherokee Bear Zoo has been dismissed, but the Eastern Band of Cherokee may pass legislation to outlaw concrete pits.

by April 20, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
WLOS: Jennifer Lopez spotted at Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville

WLOS: Jennifer Lopez spotted at Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville

JLo was hanging with her boyfriend, Casper Smart, who is a member of the “Dirty Dancing” remake being shot in Western North Carolina this spring.

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Actresses Hyland, Messing record at Sound Temple Studios in south Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Actresses Hyland, Messing record at Sound Temple Studios in south Asheville

Filming of the “Dirty Dancing” remake in Western North Carolina cranks up this month.

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