By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 05, 2023 at 12:31 PM

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In honor of the release of the upcoming Barbie movie, Awkward Nerd Events partnered with Avalon Atmospheric Theater, 2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., to craft a themed pop-up bar modeled after Barbie’s iconic home.

The "Malibu Dream Lounge" at the Avalon Atmospheric Theater’s AvaLounge takes place Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22. This event is open to the public and starts nightly at 6 p.m.

The AvaLounge will be completely transformed into the Malibu Dream Lounge and will offer guests the opportunity to socialize with other Barbie fans in a chic pink space straight out of the Barbie Dream House.

Guests will enjoy:

  • A fully "pinked-out" cocktail lounge with custom curated decor and specialty items
  • Unique photo opportunities
  • Themed cocktails and mocktails

The "Barbie" movie – starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling – opens on Friday, July 21.

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a First Look of the "Malibu Dream Lounge."

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.