At some point, each of us must ask ourselves the fundamental question: Am I as groovy as Ricki Lake? Many will try but few will be able to fill the shoes of the racism-conquering, plus size-modeling, big hair-sporting teenage heroine of John Waters' classic 1988 film, Hairspray
. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try! Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Baltimore's reigning dance queen supreme at the Hairspray Dance-Along in Grand Park. Put on your white lipstick and show how bad you can be, knock over other people with your larger-than-life beehive and don't let any skinny bitches stand in your way. (For all you skinny bitches out there, you are still totally welcome; we're just messing with you.) Enjoy a screening of the cult classic movie under the stars, get some free dance lessons on the proper way to do the "stricken chicken" and seize the chance to be generally out-of-sight, my man. We've come a long way since The Corny Collins Show
, but back then, they sure knew how to twist and shout. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Fri., June 21, 6:30-11 p.m.; free. (213) 972-8080, grandparkla.org.
Fri., June 21, 7:30 p.m., 2013