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VIDEO: Just Brew It and more Asheville weekend events

VIDEO: Just Brew It and more Asheville weekend events

Here’s a quick look at some of the events happening around Asheville this weekend, including a screening of silent films accompanied by live music performed by Andrew Fletcher.

by June 1, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
VIDEO: Things to do in Asheville for Memorial Day Weekend ’17

VIDEO: Things to do in Asheville for Memorial Day Weekend ’17

It’s a jam-packed weekend full of festivals, as well as ceremonies to honor our nations veterans. Check it out.

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville fitness coach on 5 ways to make change right now

Asheville fitness coach on 5 ways to make change right now

It’s time to get started.

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Opinion: Fast-internet initiative critical for Western North Carolina’s future

Opinion: Fast-internet initiative critical for Western North Carolina’s future

When it comes to fast internet availability, the Asheville area is falling behind, and that’s bad news for economic growth.

by May 21, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
A scene from the filming of a book trailer for "Serafina and the Splintered Heart," the third in the young adult "Serafina" series by Asheville author Robert Beatty./ photo by Jason Sandford

A book marketing effort like few others in author Beatty’s ‘Serafina’ series

Asheville author Robert Beatty is masterminding, and funding, a massive marketing effort around his young adult “Serafina” mystery series.

by May 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
The Bliss Mob Hug Parade is coming to downtown Asheville!

The Bliss Mob Hug Parade: Our Featured Event on the GritVegas Weekend Update

We can’t think of a better way to enjoy your weekend than to treat yourself (and others!) to free hugs, compliments, smiles, and laughter, which is why this weekend we’re featuring the Bliss Mob Hug Parade on Saturday afternoon as our Event of the Week. We talked with organizer Elle Erickson (of the Booth Fairy Project) about what to expect.[Read More…]

by May 18, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
WIN TIX forTour de Fat, the big fest at New Belgium in Asheville

WIN TIX forTour de Fat, the big fest at New Belgium in Asheville

Asheville musician Ian Ridenhour, as well as Third Eye Blind, will bring the entertainment, along with a host of other performers.

by May 18, 2017 15 comments Asheville events
Word on the street: Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

Word on the street: Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

The red panda is just one of several new animals the Nature Center hopes to add, according to its 2020 Vision Plan.

by May 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville events

WNC Yarn Crawl, more Mother’s Day weekend things to do around Asheville

Another edition of the Great American Strip-Off, an Ashley English book release party and local CD release events by Aaron Burdett and Skunk Ruckus are also on tap.

by May 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Consider ditching the car as Strive Not to Drive Week arrives May 12

Consider ditching the car as Strive Not to Drive Week arrives May 12

Strive Not to Drive Week is expanding to include events in Haywood and Henderson counties this year.

by May 8, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
Burlesque fest celebrates 11 years in Asheville on Memorial Day weekend

Burlesque fest celebrates 11 years in Asheville on Memorial Day weekend

The “Golden Glamazon,” Sydni Deveraux, headlines this years festivities.

by May 7, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Taylon Breeden/photo by Stephan Pruitt

Goat yoga trend arrives in Asheville area, with classes at Franny’s Farm

The next Farm Friend Bend is set for May 11.

by May 4, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at the new Eda Rhyne Distillery, and more Asheville things to do

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at the new Eda Rhyne Distillery, and more Asheville things to do

Also, the big annual Herb Festival is this weekend at the Farmer’s Market, and much more.

by May 4, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
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Tour de Spro, a coffee shop bike crawl, set for Saturday in Asheville

The event will raise money for a Gold Mountain Coffee Growers’ program that helps young women in Nicaragua.

by May 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Chris Chalk and Kimberly Mitchell were married recently at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville./ Photo via Chris Chalk on Instagram, photo by Ariel Perry

‘Gotham’ star Chris Chalk weds in Asheville

The wedding party headed over to the Grand Bohemian Hotel for the reception.

by May 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Weekend fun around Asheville, including Color Me Goodwill, Merlefest, more

Weekend fun around Asheville, including Color Me Goodwill, Merlefest, more

Also, there’s a big climate march in downtown, and the Asheville Flea For Y’all returns, plus much more.

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Show Me the Money Conference arrives in Asheville May 11-12

Show Me the Money Conference arrives in Asheville May 11-12

The conference includes keynote addresses by Josh Jacobson and Roy Morejon.

by April 25, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
Photo: Sympath, an artisan with Poocharam Federation, receives vital, fair income for her handcrafted palm leaf streamers in Vellore, India.

Ten Thousand Villages marks 25th anniversary in Asheville with special events

Ten Thousand Villages will kick off its celebration with a May 11 reception.

VIDEO: Asheville Butoh Festival, and more weekend things to do

VIDEO: Asheville Butoh Festival, and more weekend things to do

As always, there’s plenty to see and do around Asheville this weekend.

by April 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: BEAT LIFE @ RAD Skatepark + other weekend events

VIDEO: BEAT LIFE @ RAD Skatepark + other weekend events

It’s that weekend, y’all! We’ve got a great roundup of events for you. Read on to find one that’s perfect for you. Thursday, 4/13 Stupid F*cking Bird @ Magnetic 375 Opens Thursday (through Saturday) at 7:30 The award-winning retelling of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull, penned by Aaron Posner, comes to Magnetic. The show is “furiously paced, often hilarious, irreverent, but moving, and song-filled.” Sign us up.[Read More…]

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Asheville Field Day & Spring Fling + much more!

VIDEO: Asheville Field Day & Spring Fling + much more!

I don’t know about you, but Field Day was basically one of my top memories of elementary school. If you’re like me, you’re in luck, because this Saturday, you can relive all of your childhood memories—this time with booze—at the Salvage Station with the folks from AVL Sport & Social Club. We talked with the organizers about what to expect.[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Where to watch the Final Four, and more things to do around Asheville

Where to watch the Final Four, and more things to do around Asheville

Here’s a quick look at some of what to do around Asheville this weekend, including our pick of five places around town to watch the NCAA basketball tournament’s Final Four games on Saturday and national championship game on Monday. Thursday Asheville City Soccer Kick-Off Party, 6-9 p.m. at Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top near Biltmore Village: Celebrate AVL’s new soccer team[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Well Played Board Game Café

VIDEO: Well Played Board Game Café

We’re now a few days past the equinox, and the first weekend of spring is officially here! There are plenty of ways you can celebrate, whether you get outside to enjoy the season or cozy up inside to fend off the chill that’s still lingering in the air. We’ve got all the highlights for you, including the details of our featured[Read More…]

by March 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Cat Fly Film Fest, new Asheville film festival, puts spotlight on indie filmmakers

Cat Fly Film Fest, new Asheville film festival, puts spotlight on indie filmmakers

The new film festival is created by and for local indie film artists, with a focus on Asheville talent.

Poster artist McPherson featured at Horse + Hero in Asheville Friday

Poster artist McPherson featured at Horse + Hero in Asheville Friday

McPherson’s work recently graced the cover of Hi-Fructose magazine.

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO St. Patrick’s Day parties in Asheville, other weekend events

VIDEO St. Patrick’s Day parties in Asheville, other weekend events

Here’s your weekend roundup, including highlights of St. Patrick’s Day parties around town.

by March 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
At Asheville’s Masonic meeting place, a new temple honoring food, music

At Asheville’s Masonic meeting place, a new temple honoring food, music

First up is a March 24 dinner featuring Chefs Steven Goff and Graham House.

Transformus seeks new location after talks break down with Mills River host

Transformus seeks new location after talks break down with Mills River host

Deerfields in Mills River hosted the land of Mysteria for 13 years.

by March 14, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Theater review: ‘Terry Tempest’ an entertaining dark comedy

Theater review: ‘Terry Tempest’ an entertaining dark comedy

Under the direction of Rodney Smith, this ensemble is having a good time, and so are we.

As Asheville prepares to celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald, pop culture awareness peaks

As Asheville prepares to celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald, pop culture awareness peaks

Two major Hollywood pictures are in the works, and a new Amazon series, focus on the life and impact of Zelda as Asheville prepares to celebrate her once again.

WNC magazine celebrates 10th anniversary

WNC magazine celebrates 10th anniversary

The issue, on newsstands now, includes a series of Top 10 lists from WNC experts on a variety of topics, and more.

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO Food Connection benefit show, and more Asheville weekend events

VIDEO Food Connection benefit show, and more Asheville weekend events

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening this weekend around Asheville.

by March 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase set for March 25 at Grey Eagle

Best of Asheville Comedy Showcase set for March 25 at Grey Eagle

Ten Asheville comics, including Minori Hinds, Grayson Morris, Cary Goff and host Tom Scheve, for just $10.

by February 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Asheville Mardis Gras parade and weekend events roundup

VIDEO: Asheville Mardis Gras parade and weekend events roundup

As usual, there’s a ton of fun stuff happening. Here’s a quick look at some of it, including the Asheville Mardis Gras Parade.

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Asheville arts, Asheville events
Actor Bill Pullman poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Walking Out," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Actor Bill Pullman to deliver Warren Wilson College commencement address

Both of Pullman’s sons have graduated from Warren Wilson College in recent years.

by February 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Bike Love 2017 and Asheville weekend events roundup

VIDEO: Bike Love 2017 and Asheville weekend events roundup

Here’s a quick look at some of what’s happening around town, including Bike Love ’17 and the season opener for the Blue Ridge Roller Girls.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Costumes worn by Johnny Depp and Radha Mitchell in the film “Finding Neverland” stand in the Banquet Hall of Biltmore House as part of “Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics.” The exhibit will be on display through July 4./ Photo courtesy of Biltmore Estate

New Biltmore Estate exhibition spotlights movie costumes with literary twist

“Designed for Drama” showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in the collection of George Vanderbilt.

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Asheville Yoga Festival, in its fourth year, expands offerings

Asheville Yoga Festival, in its fourth year, expands offerings

The Asheville Yoga Festival has announced that it’s returning to town for its fourth year (July 27), but with a few changes. The event is under new ownership, it has a new name, it has landed Ingles Markets as a big sponsor among others, and it has an expanded line-up of presenters and practitioners. Here’s the press release: Asheville Yoga[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 1 comment Asheville events, Asheville News
Foundation Spot fundraiser Saturday: skateboard films, ramp jam, more

Foundation Spot fundraiser Saturday: skateboard films, ramp jam, more

The fundraising event for the DIY skateboard park also includes an art exhibition, music and more.

by February 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: What to do in Asheville weekend of Feb. 10

VIDEO: What to do in Asheville weekend of Feb. 10

Drag Queen Bingo, y’all.

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: Weekend Roundup of Events in Asheville

VIDEO: Weekend Roundup of Events in Asheville

At GritVegas, we wouldn’t actually mind six more weeks of winter since winter kinda wimped out on us this year. Then again, 70 degree days in January are nice. But now it’s February, so who knows what’s coming our way? While you might not be able to control the weather, you can control the level of fun you’re having. We’ve[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Week-long series of events aimed at improving Asheville bus system

Week-long series of events aimed at improving Asheville bus system

The series of events, which includes a driver appreciation day and listening sessions, is sponsored by the nonprofit Just Economics.

by January 30, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Events for this weekend + a peek at Fringe Fest 2017

VIDEO: Events for this weekend + a peek at Fringe Fest 2017

Here’s a look at events coming up this weekend, including the Asheville Fringe Festival.

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Call for Asheville entries in American Advertising Awards extended

Call for Asheville entries in American Advertising Awards extended

The deadline to enter is Wednesday.

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
VIDEO: Weekend Events in Asheville

VIDEO: Weekend Events in Asheville

Ready for another wacky weekend in Asheville? We are! Here’s our roundup of what’s happening in town this weekend. Plus, we have a very special guest who will sing to you of the evils of Krampus when you watch our video… Thursday, January 19 The Ghostlight Project @ Magnetic 375 5:30 pm The local chapter of the national Ghostlight Project will[Read More…]

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville for weekend of Jan. 12

VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville for weekend of Jan. 12

Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, featuring a planned march/rally and a candlelight vigil in downtown Asheville.

by January 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville events, feature
Asheville events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday

Asheville events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday

Hazel Mack, founding member of the Winston-Salem chapter of the Black Panther Party, will speak at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church on Monday.

by January 12, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Comedian Dave Chappelle set for Asheville show in February

Comedian Dave Chappelle set for Asheville show in February

Tickets for Dave Chappelle’s show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium go on sale Friday.

by January 11, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon expected to be N.C. economic boon

2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon expected to be N.C. economic boon

The event will be held Sept. 10-23 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center about two hours southeast of Asheville.

by December 19, 2016 0 comments Asheville events
WNC Fly Fishing Expo set for Dec. 2, 3 in Asheville

WNC Fly Fishing Expo set for Dec. 2, 3 in Asheville

The Southeast’s largest fly fishing expo returns to the WNC Ag Center on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 with more than 60 vendor booths.

by November 25, 2016 0 comments Asheville events