The Odditorium (located in the former Get Down space on Haywood Road) has technically been open since January, but this weekend, the revamped and remodeled "oddities bar for the peculiar children of Asheville" celebrates its grand opening with a blowout party featuring a photo booth, fortune tellers, fire breathers, jugglers, clowns, snake charmers, puppeteers and more (alcohol-infused snow cones, anyone?). The event begins with a costume parade down Haywood Road (meet at the Ingles parking lot at 4:30 p.m.) and culminates with a variety of local performers like Cripps Puppets and John Wilkes Boothe and the Black Toothe (pictured). Upcoming events include comedy shows, talent/freak shows, trivia nights, live poetry, dance parties and, of course, all genres of live music, set in a space "filled with obscure and interestingly askew oddities, strange collections and eccentric monthly art exhibits." Free. Saturday, March 30. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. ashevilleodditorium.com. Photo by Roxanne Turpen
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