The bimonthly Hex dance parties at The Mothlight, which raise funds for local nonprofits, have become so popular that they’ve inspired a two-day gathering. For the appropriately titled Hex Fest, Fleetwood’s serves as the host on Friday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.-midnight, for workshops including herbalism and political organizing, an open house with Hex leaders, salsa lessons and a Latin Night dance party. On Saturday, Aug. 25, noon-2 a.m., The Mothlight will be home to a pop-up marketplace and workshops on tarot and legal support. The capstone dance party that night costs $5 and features a performance by local rapper A Mac and DJ sets by Durham-based Gemynii and Asheville’s own DJ Lil Meow Meow and DJ Malinalli. All other events are free to attend. Proceeds go toward WNC Sanctuary, which provides information, resources and transportation for undocumented community members. facebook.com/HexAVL. Photo of Gemynii by Brain Visions
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