80s Night at Open Field

Come together and relive the Reagan years through art, music and fashion.

Wear your neon, shoulder pads, and stirrup pants for an evening that looks back on an oft-maligned decade. Start the night with a special ‘80s-themed edition of Conversationalist’s Café (6–8 pm) a project where strangers, friends, and guest artists share dialogue based on a menu of topics crafted around the era. Then check out the exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, during a curator-led tour (7–8 pm), and stick around as Jim Walsh (author of The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History) rounds up fellow musicians and artists who lived through this special time for a round of stories and songs with the Mad Ripple Hootenanny that harks back to a decade when CDs were the next big thing (8–10 pm).

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Walker Art Center