Spork

Dig out your powder-blue tux, your hot rollers, your most disastrous bridesmaid dress (the pouffier the better) and empty your piggy bank for a wrist corsage: It's PROM!! time.

Last year’s event (the first) sold out completely. There was literally a line of folks standing outside the Grey Eagle, dressed in all manner of finery (some serious, some ridiculous). So we advise you to buy your tickets immediately upon reading this. The PROM!! (YES IT DESERVES ALL CAPS AND TWO EXCLAMATION MARKS CAUSE IT’S THE SECOND ONE) is slated for Saturday, Nov. 13. There will be a rad, highly danceable lineup. There will be champagne. There will be a super-cool photo booth from Castell Photography. These things were not present at your high-school prom (unless you were much luckier than we were).

The brilliant tropical-pop outfit Floating Action headlines, supported by local indie-pop group Kovacs and the Polar Bear and rounded out by many hot tunes spun by DJ Rob Castillo. We promise more retro/tacky/dance-y/date-night-y/spiked punch/potential reputation-ruining awesomeness. And tickets are only $10 advance ($12 at the door, if you can get ‘em). More at thegreyeagle.com.

AND, there’s lots more going on in the River Arts District this weekend. The twice-yearly studio stroll is all weekend. Get some comfy shoes, get out your holiday gift list, get a map at riverartsdistrict.com. The action is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. If you haven’t been, what? of course you’ve been. Surely. You only have two weekends a year to check out almost every studio down there.

Be sure to make it over to CURVE studios & garden and Sutherland Handweaving Gallery & Teaching Studio. We’re big fans. Both Pattiy Torno (CURVE proprietess extraordinaire) and Karen Donde (weaver maven) are awesome ladies, artists and teachers. Donde will event set you up on a demo loom, so you can learn how easy weaving can be. Really. She swears. We’re going to try it. Maybe we’ll see you there!

AND one more River Arts-y event: the third annual Asheville Sound Swap. Harvest Records and Tomentosa Records host an all-day record sale from local and regional dealers and the fine retailers themselves. It’s 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Grey Eagle. It’s free. It’s fun. And the music’s fabulous. Get your vinyl while that wax is hot.

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