In 1979, a monthly music rag called Sweet Potato hit the streets in the Twin Cities. By the end of 1981, the publication had renamed itself City Pages, expanded its coverage to just about anything local (and beyond), and had gone from a monthly to a true alt-weekly. Yes, we’re now 40. No, we’re not old; we’re just getting started. And this week we’re going to party like a well-seasoned rock star. We’ll be celebrating at iconic club First Avenue with tunes, drinks, fashion, and a bit of retro fun. DJ Brian Engel of Hipshaker dance night will be spinning hits and deep cuts of past eras, including funk, soul, and disco. Abba cover band ABBAsolutely Fab and tribute group the 70’s Magic Sunshine Band will also take the stage. In addition to the cash bar, 56 Brewing will be on hand with Press Check, a sour beer made special for the evening. Instagram queen Sarah Edwards will help us host the event, and there will be a best-dressed contest for those who go all out with the disco theme (don’t worry if that’s not your thing; some of us CP’ers are going punk... because that’s our everyday look). Hands On Twin Cities, a charity that helps set people up with volunteer opportunities, will also be in attendance. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit this great organization. (They’re turning 100 this year—something to aspire to!) 21+.