While screenings at Lake Harriet are winding down and Music & Movies in Loring Park finished up last week, there still are a few places around town screening flicks under the stars. One of those spots is in a parking garage, believe it or not. This Wednesday, the top level of Calhoun Square's parking ramp will be hosting a showing of Dirty Dancing. Bring lawn chairs or other comfortable seating, and get ready for an epic cheese-fest set to a classic soundtrack featuring the Righteous Brothers. The film tells the story of Baby (Jennifer Grey), a recent high school graduate who is spending one last summer before college at a Catskills resort with her family. When one of the staff's dancers falls sick after having a back-alley abortion, Baby volunteers to fill in for her, training with the hot and hunky Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Admittedly, that's not a very light setup, but it's followed by a series of unintentionally funny lines ("I carried a watermelon!" "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."), scandalous sex scenes (scandalous, that is, if you were 11 when the movie came out), and plenty of dance drama (will she ever be able to do the full lift?). Bring popcorn and booze; you're going to have the time of your life. Should there be rain, the movie will screen on Thursday.
Wed., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2013