Tonight, of course, is the Purple Rain sing-along in Prospect Park (barring too much actual rain—we’ll be on the lookout for cancellation notices.) Watch a screening of Prince’s 25-year-old (gasp!) movie—rated R, parents—and join in the massive crowd-sourced karaoke led by the live-disco orchestra Escort.
While you could wear your Prospect Park usual (cargoes, vintage T, weird sneakers), what’s the fun in that? The dress code specifies something “lacey and ruffled.” So inspired by our good friend Dori who has absolutely nothing purple and ruffly to wear tonight, we’re officially putting out the call to our thrifty fashion peeps to help our tuxedo-shirt-challenged pal find something festive for the show. And we know you can help, Brokesters. The sing-along starts with a warmup set by Escort at 7:30; doors open at 6:30. $3 suggested donation, at the Bandshell.