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

Grab a delicious bite at the Grey Eagle Taqueria while you watch live music.


Open Hearts @ Revolve Studios in the RAD/Cotton Mill Studios

Art is a Human Right for Everyone: Works from Open Hearts Art Center

4-6 opening reception + performance (@ 5:30)

The Open Hearts Art Center is an AVL non-profit that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to create and share art.

Gus Cutty Reception @ Satellite Gallery (Broadway Arts District)

“Moet with Medusa”

Gus Cutty is a WNC-based muralist and spraycan artist just chosen (last year) to participate in Tag the Jewels Project for Run the Jewels (!)

River Music Fest in the RAD

Catch live music by the French Broad with this series of live shows that run through the summer. It’s in its 5th year and runs the second Friday of every month. Grab a beer at the newly opened New Belgium Liquid Center Tasting Room if you need a break from the sweet sounds.


Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

10 am; begins in Pack Square

This annual walk raises awareness about rape and sexual violence by asking its (male) participants to dress in high heels and dresses and walk around downtown Asheville. Get your cameras ready.

Urban Gypsy Outdoor Pop-Up Shop

12-8 pm; Mason Muffler Service (268 Haywood Rd)

One day of shopping for all of your vintage and unique fashion needs and desires! Clothing, accessories, music, massage, tarot readings and henna art onsite!

Weaverville Art Safari

Saturday and Sunday in Weaverville

Come see what’s happening in the Weaverville arts scene! Some incredibly talented folks are working and living in Weaverville; now’s your chance to discover something amazing. The Art Safari is open from 10-5 Saturday and Sunday and artists will have their studios open for strolling.

Free Comic Book Day!

It’s free comic book day! Celebrate by hitting Haywood Games & Comics, West Asheville’s new comic book shop.


Jane Kramer + Eliza Sydney Play Mother’s Day

Wedge Brewing, 5:30-7:30

Take your momma out for a beer and some ethereal guitar, harp and vocals from Jane Kramer and Eliza Sydney.

The Witch at Asheville Pizza + Brewing

10 pm

Celebrate the matriarchy this Mother’s Day by treating your mom to a screening of The Witch at Asheville Pizza and Brewing. It’s a little Kubrick, a little Bergman, a little Tarkovsky, and a whole lotta creepy. Check out the trailer here.

 Correction: The Walk A Mile event is focused on raising awareness about rape and sexual violence, not domestic abuse, as originally stated. We apologize for the error.

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Doug Cegelis May 6, 2016 - 8:00 am

Great suggestions!

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