In response to the devastation in Syria, one corner of Asheville’s art scene has come together to host benefit show. Refuge: A Benefit for Those Seeking Shelter “will be an evening celebrating Middle Eastern dance and culture, and will feature performances by nearly all of Asheville’s belly-dance community,” says organizer Sparrow Pants, who will perform as both a dancer and with her band Resonant Rogues to open the show. Additional belly dancers include Lisa Zahiya, Claire Dima, Sami Te, Mahsati Janan and Ani Oakley. As a final touch, Sankofa Electrofolk will play a “dance party set for folks to get down to.” New Mountain hosts the benefit for the United Nations Refugee Agency Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. $10/$12. newmountainavl.com. Photo by Lady O Photography
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