“Back to the Future”-style Beard Prom, July 17

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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.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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