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Yuri’s Night Alexandria, April 12 at Art Whino in Alexandria

This Saturday marks the anniversary of two space travel milestones. On April 12, 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin took the first ever manned space flight on April 12, 1961 and, 20 yeas later, the U.S. launched the first space shuttle flight. Definitely a reason to celebrate, no? Every year on April 12, Yuri’s Night parties are held throughout the world to commemorate these events and are the “St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo for space,” according to the press release. Yuri’s Night Alexandria at Art Whino will give you a chance to show your space appreciation, with a party raging until 2 a.m. featuring cosmic-concoctions, a space-centric art showcase, DJ Red Poncho Space Bear and a slew of burlesque performances from performers such as Miss Saturn, L’il Dutch and, of course, Master Uranus. The party will be epic and prizes for best dressed will be awarded at midnight, so make sure you wear your finest celestial attire.

What: Yuri’s Night Alexandria

Cost: $20/advance, $25/door (incl. 3 drink vouchers)

When: Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Art Whino, 717 N. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA

See www.outofthisworldparty.com  for tickets & more info