Party with purpose

The Grove House hosts a Masquerade Ball to benefit Asheville’s Urban Arts Institute. The event, called A New Year for the New Year kicks off at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Eleven on Grove (the main-level club in the Grove House complex). DJ Super See from local radio station WRES 100.7 FM spins tunes and other performances are still TBA. The $10 cover charges includes music and food.

Founded by Michael Hayes, the Urban Arts Institute aims to enhance the lives of students through self-expression and self-esteem enhancement, as well as other programs that promote academic success and community building in order to reduce gang activity.

Learn more about the Urban Arts Institute here; watch a video about Hayes and his program here:

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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