Jul 20, 2023 - Things to Do

Party like Barbie and Ken with these movie-themed events

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Northeast Ohio is becoming a Barbie world.

Driving the news: "Barbie" opens in theaters this weekend to rave reviews, a potentially huge box office and several events in and around Cleveland:

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Twist Social Club

The LGBTQ+ nightclub is hosting two free events to celebrate the movie's release.

  • Malibu's Dreamhouse at 10pm tonight is hosted by drag queen Malibu Peru and features Barbie-themed drag performances.
  • "Come on Barbie, Let's Go Party" kicks off at 10pm Friday. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite pink attire and embrace their "inner Barbie or Ken."

๐Ÿช Cookie decorating

Chardon's D is for Delicious cookie shop is hosting a Barbie-themed cookie decorating class at 6pm tonight. Tickets start at $50.

๐Ÿธ Barbie Barty

Cleveland's Lushology Mixology & Consulting will host a Barbie-inspired cocktail workshop at 6pm Friday inside the Bloch Building on Superior Avenue.

  • Tickets are $55.

๐Ÿฅฎ Kelsey Elizabeth Dream House

The pastry shop will feature a Barbie-themed menu Friday and Saturday at all four locations: Rocky River, Avon, Avon Lake and Chagrin Falls.

๐Ÿชฉ Barbie rave

Pulpo Taproom in Crocker Park's dance party starts at 10pm Saturday with Barbie-inspired dรฉcor and cocktails, and an immersive lights show.

  • Barbies get in free; Kens pay $5 at the door.

๐Ÿ‘— Dress like Barbie

McCarthur's Brew House's "Dress Like Barbie" party starts at 5pm July 28 in Cuyahoga Falls.

  • Barbie-themed drinks, a photo booth and a food truck. Admission is free.

๐ŸŽ‰ Barbie Dream Party

Mahall's in Lakewood hosts its Dream Party at 8pm Aug. 5, featuring themed cocktails and photo ops.

  • Tickets are $22.

๐Ÿ›ป Barbie Truck

The nationwide Barbie Truck Tour pulls into Crocker Park from 10am to 7pm Sept. 9.

  • Exclusive Barbie Mattel merchandise will be on sale.

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