Smart bets: Queer Prom

“Join us for a fabulous night of dancing and joy,” reads the press release for a fundraiser for local nonprofit music camp Girls Rock Asheville. Groove to sounds from ambient musician Auracene and DJs SkorpioKore and Little Fury; the theme is unicorns and rainbows and dress is “whatever makes you feel fabulous,” with a costume box available for those who need additional sartorial zazz. While Queer Prom, at Sly Grog Lounge on Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., is for ages 21+, the camp it benefits serves youths ages 8-14 who self-identify as female, trans (across the gender spectrum) and/or gender non-binary. No musical ability is required to attend, and most campers receive full or partial scholarship, hence the fundraising goal of $4,000. Suggested donation to Queer Prom is $5-$20 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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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