Finally, an occasion to rock that baby-blue fuzzy sweater and statement barrette! Williamsburg record store and concert venue Rough Trade will transform into Empire Records for one night, though if you're currently envisioning a hip-hop musical-drama starring a sociopathic record mogul, we regret to inform you that the party is not, in fact, for that Empire, but the Empire Records of your youth—and subsequent style nostalgia.
It's all in honor of Rex Manning Day, the fictional holiday in which the record store employees prepared for the arrival of washed-up pop singer Rex Manning. On April 8th at 7:30pm, Rough Trade will have DIY button-making, a themed photo booth, free posters, a live set by the Empire house band, a free drink, popcorn, plus a screening of the film. Tickets ($42) go on sale February 20th, and you can get them here.