Apr 4, 2024 - Things to Do

Twin Cities weekend events: '80s adult prom, Hot Wheels racing, 19 Bar benefit show

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Wanna dance with somebody this weekend? Tease your hair and dress your best for '80s Adult Prom, a 21+ nostalgic dance at Minneapolis Cider Company on Saturday night.

What to expect: "The best of the '80s" music, alcoholic punch, wine, cider and other beverages, crepes from Breizh Kitchen, a dance-off and complimentary professional photos for you and your date.

  • Submit your name during the event for a chance to be elected prom royalty; the winner will receive a $150 Minneapolis Cider Company gift card.

Details: Saturday, April 6, from 7–11pm. $19+

In other entertainment news...

πŸ“š April is National Poetry Month, and Milkweed Books in Minneapolis is hosting a Poetry Listening Party every Friday night to celebrate. Bring your own headphones and staff will provide the audiobook samples and snacks. Free

πŸš— Check out Minnesota's coolest rides at the GSTA Rod & Custom Spectacular Car Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday, featuring over 100 classic cars and hot rods. $18 for ages 16 and up, $7 kids ages 6–17

πŸ‘‘ Drink along to a live stage reading of the beloved classic "The Princess Bride" at A Drinking Game in St. Paul on Saturday night. Performers will have drinking cues throughout the show for the audience; the cast will also be drinking, according to the event listing. $15+

🏎️ Highly competitive Hot Wheels racing will return to Saint Paul Brewing on Sunday afternoon with heats for kids and adults. Bring your own car (though it cannot be modified in any way) or purchase one for $5 at the bar. Free

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Minneapolis LGBTQ+ nightclub The Saloon is hosting a benefit show on Sunday night for employees of the 19 Bar, the long-running gay bar in Loring Park that was heavily damaged in a fire last month. Free entry

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