Saved by the Bell's Principal Belding to party in downtown Minneapolis


Forget Tiffany Amber Thiessen, Mario Lopez, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (and don't even give Dustin Diamond the side-eye), Dennis Haskins (aka Principal Belding) is the one you should really want to party with. Dreams will come true this Wednesday when the actor visits Minneapolis to host an '80s-themed party.

[jump] The event will take place in Block E's Shout House Dueling Pianos bar (650 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.337.6700). Haskins will be emceeing the evening, which features a Saved by the Bell costume contest. Haskins will also be meeting with fans and taking karaoke requests.

"Every Wednesday our guests dress in 80's attire, bringing the '80s to us," says Joe Woods, owner of Shout House Dueling Pianos. "On December 1, we'll return the favor, and bring an 80's icon to our guests."

While the party sounds like fun, kids from the era probably remember Saved by the Bell as more of an early '90s phenomena; the show ran from 1989 to 1993.

While his character may have been a beacon of wholesomeness during his time on the production, in recent years Haskins has been showing barhoppers in major cities a good time. Some may say he's been having a little too much fun, but after years of pretending to work at a high school he just may need to blow off a little steam.

The event takes place Wednesday, December 1 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more info, visit