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Totally awesome event benefits Marble Falls Project Graduation

IF YOU GO WHAT: “We Got the Beat '80s Extravaganza” fundraiser for Marble Falls Project Graduation WHEN: 7-11 p.m. April 18 WHERE: Uptown Theatre, 218 Main St. in Marble Falls TICKETS: $12.50 (but bring more to play games) FOR MORE: Go to


MARBLE FALLS — What kid growing up in the 1980s didn’t identify with at least one member of “The Breakfast Club?”

The classic John Hughes movie is set in a high school where five teens find themselves stuck in detention together.

If you’re looking to relive a bit of the 1980s or just love Hughes’ work, Marble Falls High School Project Graduation organizers have planned a totally awesome night. On April 18, they’re hosting “We Got the Beat ’80s Extravaganza” at the Uptown Theatre, 218 Main St., from 7-11 p.m.

The event, which raises money for a post-commencement celebration for Marble Falls graduates, includes a showing of 1985’s “The Breakfast Club.” Other 1980 throwback events include the MTV ’80s music video vault, an ’80s costume contest (yeah, break out those parachute pants), a Pac-Man challenge, a Pepsi challenge and a 1980s trivia game.

Tickets for the event are $12.50  (which includes the movie), but bring along extra cash to play more games and donate to the cause. The movie is rated R.

Project Graduation provides graduating seniors with a safe, alcohol- and drug-free party after commencement. Parents have been working hard this year to raise money for the event and the “We Got the Beat” party. (Do you remember The Go-Go’s?)

There will be a photo booth to capture your new ’80s memories as well as the Uptown’s full drink and snack bar.

Along with the event, golfers can help the cause April 18 with the Marble Falls High School Project Graduation Golf Tournament at Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes. The tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The four-person scramble is $65 per player, which includes a green fee, a cart, range balls, prizes and a post-tournament meal. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

For information on the golf tournament, call Tempe Winters at (512) 755-3332, Craig Lusinger at (830) 613-9161 or the Hidden Falls Golf Course at (830) 693-3300.

Go to for more information on Marble Falls Project Graduation or how to help.