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Barkly Square 35th Anniversary

A three-day 80s-themed party with free aerobics classes, workshops and arcade games — and $1 cheeseburgers.
By Libby Curran
September 03, 2018
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Barkly Square 35th Anniversary

A three-day 80s-themed party with free aerobics classes, workshops and arcade games — and $1 cheeseburgers.
By Libby Curran
September 03, 2018
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When locals have bestowed upon you a nickname like 'Sparkly Bear', there's only one way to truly celebrate your 35th birthday, and that's with a flashy, neon-drenched 80s-themed dress-up party.

Such will be the vibe from September 7 to 9, when Brunswick's beloved Barkly Square shopping precinct rings in the big 3-5. Kicking off the festivities from 5pm this Friday is a retro-tastic neighbourhood street party, complete with flash dances, party fare, classic 80s jams from DJ Joey Lightbulb, and a Cocktail & Dreams-style pop-up bar that young Tom Cruise would be proud of.

There'll be prizes for the best get-ups, free beautification sessions at the onsite 80s-style salon and even a photo booth to document your new look.

Then, the old-school fun continues throughout the weekend, with free arcade games, free tote-decorating and badge-making workshops, free aerobics sessions, free hula hoop classes and a vintage record and movie store from the folks at JB HI-FI.

You'll also spy a swag of special birthday offers, including $1 cheeseburgers from McDonalds, Friday through Sunday.

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