Events to celebrate the release of the “Barbie” movie in Indy

Save the date of one of these seven Barbie-themed events to celebrate the movie premiere around Indy — from special screenings to DJs to a painting party.

Barbie-inspired artwork of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After the recent Buzzfeed article published, the Indianapolis native + Ball State alum felt like Indiana deserved better artistic representation.

Artwork by Abigail Kirk/@withlovefromabigail

Calling all the Barbies and Kens — it’s time to break out your best pink outfits.

According to a recent Google Search Term analysis, Hoosiers are more excited about the “Barbie” movie than “Oppenheimer.”

To help you celebrate the release of the “Barbie” movie today (Friday, July 21), we found seven local Barbie-themed events to add to your calendar.

Operation: Barbie Weekend | Friday, July 21 | Hotel Tango Distillery, 702 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis | Cost of purchase | Stop by the Fletcher Place tasting room to try the Hiya Barbie + Hi Ken cocktails before you head to the theater to see the movie.

The Barbie Party | Saturday, July 22 | 8 p.m. | The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis | $10-$40 | Walk the pink carpet, enter the catwalk fashion show costume contest, take pictures in a life-sized Barbie box, and listen to DJ Gabby Love + DJ Mae as they give you an EDM spin on hits by your favorite Material Girls.

Let’s Go, Barbie! Drag Brunch | Saturday, July 22 | 12 p.m. | Living Room Theaters, 745 9th St., Ste. 180, Indianapolis | $53 | Indulge in a breakfast buffet, Barbie-themed beverages, and over an hour of entertainment by life-size Barbies and Kens — this event is 21+, as most seating is located in the lounge and around the bar.

Barbie Party | Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 23 | 9:25 p.m. + 1:30 a.m. | Tibbs Drive-In, 480 S. Tibbs Ave., Indianapolis | $6-$12 | Celebrate opening weekend of the Barbie movie under the stars with a screening of “Barbie” and “No Hard Feelings,” plus enjoy new menu items: pink strawberry soft serve, blonde sundaes + Barbie-Q Pulled Pork.

Barbie + Dinner/Drinks | Friday, July 21 | 6 p.m. | AMC Castleton Square 14, 6020 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis | Movie ticket | Meet in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. to meet-n-greet and get concessions — after the film, join the Indy Film Buffs meet-up group to get dinner + drinks somewhere nearby to discuss the movie.

Carload Sunday Double Feature | Sunday, July 23 | 6-11:30 p.m. | Skyline Drive-In, 3986 E. Michigan Rd., Shelbyville | $4-$24 | Pull up, park the car, and enjoy a double feature of “Barbie” and “No Hard Feelings.”

Barbie Painting Party | Sunday, Aug. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | KILN Creations, 60 N. 9th St., Noblesville | $10 | Get access to Barbie-themed silkscreens + get a tutorial on how to use them, plus enjoy snacks, and take part in a Best Barbie contest.