LAAFF after-parties

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Points for a clever name — LAAFFter parties (get it? LAAFF-ter?) take place Saturday night following the close of This Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival’s first day.

• Definition:Asheville — B-Boy Battle & Official LAAFFter Party is held at the Star Factory, 191 Lyman St., Suite 101, in the River Arts District on Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning at 10 p.m. The venue has limited capacity, so get there early (doors open at 9 p.m.) $12 for ages 18+/$10 for ages 21+.

The event is a benefit for Asheville Green Drinks and is “dedicated to raising awareness of the Asheville based: Bob Moog foundation.” The evening includes music by Brett Rock (above), Bookworm, Medisin, DJ Bowie and Push/Pull (Liam Collins of Perileyes) with live art by TR, Graham Thomas and Laura Sellers. There’s a cash prize B-Boy battle judged by Hunab Kru.

• The LAB also hosts a LAAFFter party on its back stage. Local punk bands The Treatment, Pawtooth and Johnny Sexx perform. 10 p.m., free.

• The Secret B-Sides extends an invite to A LAAFFter party at The One Stop Deli & Bar (55 College St.). “Come get sexy with Franky Flowers and The Secret B Sides after LAAFF!” says the invitation. The show starts at 10 p.m., cover is $3.


• Floating Action (indie rock) at Emerald Lounge. 10 p.m., $8.

• Bloodroot Orkaestarr (gypsy folk) at Jack of the Wood Pub. 9:30 p.m.

• Grant Green Jr. (funk, jazz, R&B) at Mo-Daddy’s. 9 p.m.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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