Me decade? Oh yeah. We're pulling on our "follow your dreams" unicorn shirt and velour dolphin shorts and making for...
Down and Derby: The sexy old-school skate party hokey-pokeys back into the Echoplex. You'll be going, and you'll be decked out in stretchy wristbands, glittery skate laces, a baby blue windbreaker, short shorts, a Band-Aid on each knee. Yes? Good.
We like how frequently this funky-lowdown glide-it-up has been returning to our city, and we like when it has a twist, as it will on the evening of Thursday, September 17th. Down and Derby's hooking up with Fox Searchlight over by the candy counter with one express purpose: to party for "Whip It," the new Drew Barrymore-helmed derby flick. So, there's a bonus: Down and Derby is dropping to 18+ for the night instead of 21+. Memo to people who are 19: go.
Wait, did you borrow our pink culottes? Give 'em back. And you still owe us for that slushie.
Truckathon: Breaker, breaker, can you handle five -- we're putting some sparklies around this one -- ***five*** -- big-rig movies in a row? The New Beverly's goin' back to the '70s and '80s, that era of bandits and CB radio and hijinx-laden, asphalt-flavored adventure. The "Smokey" series is not running, we should mention, but era-loving movies like "Road Games" and "CB Hustlers" are. Everything starts at 4:15PM on Saturday, September 19th and goes well into the early hours of Sunday.