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From a press release received today:
Saturday, February 13th at The Grove House (http://www.thegrovehouse.com)
Pageant: 8-10pm—After parties: 10pm-3am
Pageant: A competition for inclusion in the Freaks of Asheville 2011 Calendar!—Witness the spectacular, nutty, and hilarious as Asheville’s weirdest compete for 3 honored spots in the 2011 version of the Freaks of Asheville calendar! The pageant takes place on February 13th in the Crystal Room at 11 Grove Street from 8-10pm. Talent, costume, and interview competitions bring out the distinctiveness of our local flavor for all to see. A voyeur’s delight is guaranteed. Enter at Club 11 on street level, tickets $10.
After parties: After the pageant, party until 3am! Return to Club 11 for the Purgatorio de san Valentine Latin dance party. A Day of the Dead style celebration featuring Salseros 828 (http://www.salseros828.com) and Tango Gypsies (http://www.tangogypsies.com). Look for the stairway to Heaven where you’ll find our version of St. Peter. Be prepared to answer to the divine judge about your freaky life for admittance to Sweet Freak Heaven.
In addition to the Freak Pageant & Party, celebrate at the other levels of The Grove House by bumping-up your ticket to a ‘full party pass’ for an additional $5. Enjoy Dark Love: a KriOvSeraphim Session (2 psytrance (Darkpsy, FullOn, and Neurotrance), DJs and one EBM band) in the Boiler Room and Scandals in The Crystal Room!
The Freaks of Asheville Pageant is produced by Kitty Love, Craggie Brewing Company, The Grove House and the Freaks of Asheville. The Freaks of Asheville calendar (http://www.freaksofasheville.com) is a fundraiser for Arts 2 People who will also receive a portion of the proceeds from the pageant party.
Arts 2 People is a local non-profit that is devoted to promoting the role of the arts as an integral part of our culture by serving the entire community through arts outreach, bringing the arts to those in need of the healing power of art, supporting the careers of artists, and through community cultural development. For more about Arts 2 People’s programming, including Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival (LAAFF), REACH, and the Asheville Mural Project (AMP), visit: http://www.arts2people.org.
Craggie Brewing Company credits art in its many forms (hand-crafted beer included) for Asheville’s sustainability and we endeavor to support, and bring attention to, our local artists/arts community. For more about this sponsor, visit: http://www.craggiebrewingco.com.