Remember how, as a kid, inviting a friend over for an afternoon was sometimes dubbed a play date? This event is sort of like that. Bring some friends who are tired of the typical bar scene to this party for a good time playing just about any game imaginable. Old-schoolers can enjoy childhood favorites like Hungry Hungry Hippos, Trouble, and Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. Or try your hand at modern games like Jenga or Taboo. Strategists will do well with chess and checkers. There will also be games to play on Wii, Twister, hula-hoops, and musical chairs. But don't worry; though the games may be wholesome, you don't have to play them stone-cold sober. There will be cocktails and snacks for consumption during rest periods, as well as DJ sets for those who want to do a celebratory dance after winning that heated game of Monopoly. For more info call 612.354.2225 or visit playdatetwincities.com. 21+.
Sat., July 11, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., Aug. 15, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., Sept. 12, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., Oct. 10, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., Nov. 7, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., Dec. 5, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 2009