Asheville loves a good alternative prom. That may or may not indicate that a significant percentage of the local population was voted prom king or queen and loves reliving the memory. It also may or may not indicate that a significant percentage of the local population spent prom shoved in a locker/drunk in the parking lot/not invited to prom/at Rocky Horror Picture Show with an altogether different kind of queen.
Whatever the reason, here’s the perfect excuse to iron your tux and buy a corsage: Beer City Beard & Mustache Club presents its first Beard Prom Fundraiser. The event, held at The Odditorium on Thursday, July 17, is going ’50s by way of the ’80s … by way of its “Back to the Future” theme*.
“We are going Back to the Future, so come in your best Marty McFly duds, favorite character or general ’50s-themed apparel,” says the Facebook invite. “There will be awesome music, 50/50 raffle and much much more — you don’t want to miss this!” Start time is 8 p.m., cover is $5.
Being that this is a beard prom, there are competitive categories. It’s $5 per category to enter:
1. Best Beard
2. Best Mustache
3. Best Whiskerna ( this one is just for the ladies — get creative and make your own mustache or beard to show off! )
*Worth noting, the Odditorium website lists an “Enchantment Under the Sea” theme — so maybe give you Marty McFly a mermaid tail. Up to you.