80s Mall Party on Main Street tonight hosted by Downtown Little Rock Partnership

Ah, the 80s.

Cola Wars. Donkey Kong. Reaganomics. Back to the Future. “Family Ties.” Flashdance. Footloose. Fame. The Brat Pack. “Where’s the Beef?”  The Official Preppy Handbook.

Break out the leg warmers and the Aqua Net, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is hosting an 80’s Mall Party on Saturday, July 13. Presented by Smirnoff, this retro event and celebration of all things 80’s will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the old Main Street Mall, a time capsule from thirty years ago.

The 80’s Mall Party will feature a special appearance by Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s DeLorean. Slick’s grill will be serving up burgers and fries, and there will be a lip sync contest for those who want to strut their stuff. In addition to kitschy and delicious adult beverages, guests will enjoy great music and music videos, a retro arcade, fun surprises, and a throwback atmosphere sure to bring back memories and create new ones.

Tickets are $20, and VIP Tickets are $40. VIP Tickets grant access to the Rock City Kicks Lounge, two drink tickets and food from Samantha’s Tap Room and Wood Grill. Must be 21 or older to attend. The media partner is AY. The radio partner is The Point 94.1.

So, in the words of Robin Sparkles, “Let’s go to the Mall.”

Go Back to the Future at the Old State House Museum’s May edition of Nights at the Museum

Get ready for the next Night at the Museum on May 2, 6-9 p.m.!

The theme for the May 2 event is “1.21 Gigawatts of History.” Join us for a blast from the past with plenty of fun games and activities.

We’ll be heading “Back to the Future” at this month’s night at the museum. Join us for fun green screen photo ops, air guitar showdowns, make your own DeLorean and LOTS more (but you’ll have to join us on Thursday to find out!)

As always, there will be plenty of food and libations available to purchase.

Nights at the Museum is an event for ages 21+ on the museum’s iconic front lawn that takes place the first Thursday of each month seasonally, March-October. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be indoors at the museum.)

Nights at the Museum is hosted by the Arkansas State House Society – Friends of the Old State House Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting OSHM and its programs.

Admission is $5; food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://squareup.com/store/ArkansasStateHouseSociety/ or at the gate.

The museum can validate parking at the DoubleTree hotel; metered parking near the hotel is free after 6 p.m.