Smart bets: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

It’s not just a holiday party, it’s a fashion statement. And while ugly Christmas sweater parties are hardly a rarity, Kipper Schauer‘s annual fete — now in its sixth iteration — takes kitsch, irony and seasonal revelry to a whole new level. “There will be drinking, merriment and awesome clothing. Appearances by Santa Claus. Immortalize the moment with a shot in our photo booth,” says the Facebook invite. Schauer, aka DJ Kipper, reunites with fellow DJ Dr. Awesome “to bring you the only holiday party that isn’t filled with awkward situations.” And as for where to find the perfect apparel? Big-box stores are stocked up on Christmas sweaters and sweater vests, according to Schauer, and “Goodwill is also a great source, but may be pretty picked through. There’s also enough time to make your own.” The party takes place at Broadway’s on Friday, Dec. 19, at 9 p.m. Photo courtesy of Schauer

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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