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VIDEO Things to do in Asheville weekend of Christmas ’16

VIDEO Things to do in Asheville weekend of Christmas ’16

Need to get out of the house? Check out the Spazmatics at the Salvage Station, and more.

by December 22, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Things to do around Asheville weekend of Dec. 15

Things to do around Asheville weekend of Dec. 15

No matter your flavor of celebration, one thing is undeniable: the holiday season is almost upon us! We’ve got some great events for you this weekend that will help you get in the festive mood, get your shopping done, and chill out before the madness begins! Now, on to the GritVegas Weekend Update… Friday, December 16 Holiday Mingle and Jingle @[Read More…]

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville this weekend

VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville this weekend

There’s an irreverent holiday play, and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities, this weekend.

GritVegas Weekend Update – 11/24/16

GritVegas Weekend Update – 11/24/16

We’re thankful for all the wonderful events happening this weekend in Asheville! Here’s our Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update – Thanksgiving style. Get out there and party off that turkey! THANKSGIVING DAY 11/24 Orphan’s Thanksgiving Potluck @ Crow and Quill A potluck for your very special Thanksgiving Day at your favorite bar. With magick from Ahnika Meyer-Wilde. Friday, 11/25 IT’S BLACK FRIDAY Y’ALL. David Wilcox Annual Thanksgiving[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Weekend Update: Things to do in Asheville starting Nov. 17

Weekend Update: Things to do in Asheville starting Nov. 17

A holiday parade, a gospel music show, local theater and more.

by November 17, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO Things to do in Asheville the weekend of Nov. 10

VIDEO Things to do in Asheville the weekend of Nov. 10

From Veteran’s Day to the fall version of the River Arts District Studio Stroll, there’s lots happening this weekend.

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville GritVegas Weekend for Nov. 3-6

Asheville GritVegas Weekend for Nov. 3-6

Check out our quick guide to some things to do this weekend around town.

by November 3, 2016 13 comments Asheville News, feature
GritVegas Weekend Update – 10/27/16

GritVegas Weekend Update – 10/27/16

Happy Howl-o-ween from the GritVegas gang! There’s so much going on this weekend. Here’s our curated list of what we’re planning to hit! Where are you going, and–more importantly–what are you wearing?? Thursday 10/27 Aestheticization of Error: A Panel for AVLGLITCH @ Revolve 7 – 8:30 pm A panel for the #AVLGLITCH group photography show at Revolve featuring organizers, area artists, and participants (Jeff[Read More…]

by October 27, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Grit/Vegas Weekend Update for things to do in Asheville Oct. 20-23

Grit/Vegas Weekend Update for things to do in Asheville Oct. 20-23

Let’s call it the “pumpkin spice” edition of events and other things to do in Asheville this weekend.

by October 20, 2016 0 comments Asheville events
GritVegas Weekend Update for things to do in Asheville weekend of Oct. 13

GritVegas Weekend Update for things to do in Asheville weekend of Oct. 13

Happy fall, y’all!

by October 13, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
GritVegas Weekend Update for Oct. 6-9 in Asheville

GritVegas Weekend Update for Oct. 6-9 in Asheville

Music, art, zombies and so much more.

by October 6, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 29th

The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 29th

The Asheville Coffee Expo, Barnaroo and so much more happening this weekend.

by September 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 22 – 25

The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 22 – 25

GritVegas readers and viewers, we have your weekend update! Once again, there’s a lot happening in these Blue Ridge Mountains, which is lucky for you, since there’s not much gas left to go around! Did we miss something that’s on your radar? Leave us a comment! Thursday 9/22 Slice of Life Comedy Open Mic @ Pulp Lounge 8:30 pm Sign up is at the[Read More…]

by September 22, 2016 0 comments Asheville events, feature
The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 15 – 18

The GritVegas Weekend Update for Sept. 15 – 18

  Another weekend is here, Asheville! And once again it’s filled with all sorts of wonderful things to do. We’ve rounded up our favorites, and we want to know what we missed that you’re excited about! Leave us some love in the comments. We’ve also extended our deadline for Underground Sound: The Path to Music Video Asheville! You have untilOctober[Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
The GritVegas Weekend Update for weekend of Sept. 8 and beyond

The GritVegas Weekend Update for weekend of Sept. 8 and beyond

The days have been gorgeous, the nights are getting cooler, and the calendar is buzzing with all varieties of fantastic events. Our beloved mountain town is increasingly the site of some of the best in arts and entertainment in the region, and here’s our roundup of what’s on our radar for this weekend. As always, if we missed something let us[Read More…]

How to be a Carolina Panthers fan in Asheville

How to be a Carolina Panthers fan in Asheville

The Carolina Panthers return to action this week, and this Asheville fan says he’s notably turnt about it, and so should you.

by September 5, 2016 6 comments sports
The GritVegas Weekend Update – 9/1/16

The GritVegas Weekend Update – 9/1/16

It’s summer’s last hoorah! The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, and soon it will be time to trade in swimsuits for sweaters. But it’s not over yet, y’all! Kick back and bask in summer’s final gasp with our carefully curated selection of events around town. As always, we’d love to hear from you about what we[Read More…]

The GritVegas Weekend Update – 8/25/16

The GritVegas Weekend Update – 8/25/16

Asheville! Are you ready for another stellar weekend? There’s a lot to be excited about, including the fact that Thursday marks the 100th birthday of the National Parks! Get outside and celebrate in one of our fabulous and beautiful national parks. And when you get back to town, check out some of these events. Asheville Grit and the Millroom are also giving away[Read More…]

by August 25, 2016 1 comment Asheville events, Asheville News
The GritVegas Weekend Update – 8/18/16

The GritVegas Weekend Update – 8/18/16

Asheville, what up? We’re here with the full weekend report, plus an extra event happening next Tuesday for Asheville Puppet Week! This weekend, you can meet our special guest Toybox and a whole shebang of other puppeteers and their creations in person, eat Korean fusion food downtown, catch a documentary, see live music in the streets, shop for handmade trinkets, and more.[Read More…]

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of August 11

Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update for the weekend of August 11

It’s time for the weekend update, y’all! Have the rain and heat been keeping you indoors? Seriously, Asheville, is it ever going to stop raining? Lucky for us, that means the river will be high this weekend for all the floating folks, and we also have plenty of indoor (read: dry) activities for you to enjoy when you’re not in the[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 1 comment Asheville events, Asheville News
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.

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