Smart Bets: Ben Wallis

The many talents of Ben Wallis will be on display at Fleetwood’s for the bulk of Sunday, Feb. 3. The Atlanta-based artist’s illustrations, under the name Beardy Glasses, will be on display noon-8 p.m., adorning shirts, prints and hats as part of a pop-up show. Then, at 9 p.m., Wallis will showcase his stand-up skills as part of the monthly Queer Comedy Party, which also features Asheville comedian Jesse Cooley. The night closes out with what event booker and organizer Melissa Hahn of Modelface Comedy calls “a very fun and very gay dance party with all the comedians” — potentially spotlighting yet another of Wallis’ gifts. The pop-up show is free to attend, and the comedy performance is $5 general admission at the door/$10 VIP in advance (includes preferential seating, a swag bag of snacks for the show and other surprises). fleetwoodsonhaywood.com. Photo by Kelly Blackmon

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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