Kent State Museum to host ’80s-themed party

Ella Abbott

The Kent State Museum is giving people a chance to live out an ’80s fantasy on Nov. 3.

The museum, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, is hosting the “Awesome ’80s Dance Party” to celebrate their exhibit “The 1980s: An Age of Excess,” which the museum will have on display until Jan. 7, 2018.

“We are going to have the museum open during the party,” said Lindsay Martin, marketing assistant to the College of the Arts. “But we’re also trying to do something sort of like the Mix (at the Cleveland Museum of Art) or what a lot of other museums are doing, which is having an alternative evening, kind of young professionals, fun Friday get together.”

The event is Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Rockwell Hall Atrium. It’s open to students and community members who are 21 and over. There will be a cash bar with 80s themed cocktails, a DJ playing music from the decade, and some special “celebrity guests,” according to the flyer.

“I’m not allowed to say because they’re not set in stone yet,” Martin said.

Martin said costumes are recommended but not required. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The party is the first the museum will hold, but not the last.

“We’re planning to have one next semester, too, if all goes well,” Martin said. “I hope that this is a good event.”

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