How to Make Indy a Barbie World This Weekend

Celebrate in style with The Vogue, Kan-Kan, Uesthetics, and more!
Barbie Article Header Photo_Event at The Vogue_Photo Credit to Abigail Cook

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie is taking the world by storm. Whether you’re searching for smooth skincare, outrageous outfits or memorable mocktails, the summer of 2023 seems to be coated in a shade of iconic Barbie pink that evokes nostalgia amongst us all.

In anticipation of the July 21 movie release, many organizations are stepping into the Barbie World and promoting sales, events and specials all tied up in a hot pink bow. As such, we rounded up the top ways to celebrate all the fabulous glitz and glamor of your Barbie Dreams this weekend in Indy.

1. Get tickets to the movie screening at Kan-Kan Cinema & BrasserieDJ with pink lights behind her

Local cinema and brasserie Kan-Kan will be showing the Barbie movie all opening weekend, beginning with a preview show the evening of Thursday, July 20. With an all-star cast and feminist plotline, this movie is everything.

2. Dance the night away at The Barbie Party at The Vogue

Just one day after the movie’s official premiere, Broad Ripple’s iconic Vogue Theatre will host The Barbie Party with DJ Gabby Love and DJ Mae on Saturday, July 22. Watch as the space transforms into a Barbie Dreamhouse with material girl music, a life-size Barbie box, a pink carpet, a catwalk fashion show and more! This night will be one of your Barbie Dreams.

3. Create your own Barbie Dreamhouse

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Ready to add some glitz and glam to your favorite spaces? Book a consultation with HER Home Design or Indiana Design Center to take the first step to transform your home into your version of a Dreamhouse.

4. Pamper yourself at Üesthetics

Do you guys ever think about dying … for a makeover? Üesthetics has you covered with options for facials, injections, laser treatments and more! This Barbie deserves the special treatment.

5. Have a catered Barbie movie marathon

What better way to lean into nostalgia than to gather your Barbie girls and host a vintage Barbie movie marathon? Have the evening catered by Geist Charcuterie or Ale Emporium to add some salt & spice to this sure-to-be-sweet evening.

6. Get your glam on with a Love Links permanent bracelet party

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Photo Credit to love__links Instagram Page

While you may not be able to have your jewelry painted on like Barbie, do the next best thing by booking a Love Links appointment and adding a piece of permanent jewelry to your fantastic figure.

7. Create your dream closet with a color consultation & boutique shopping spree

Looking for a fab fit with all the sparkles? Local boutiques like 8 Fifteen, Francis & Fern, and Lark & Lily will have you dressed to the nines and thinking pink! If you’re looking to naturally compliment your features and find fits that just work, try a consultation with Ease Color & Style to find out the color palette that fits your unique beauty!

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8. Take the next step on your side hustle

Just like Barbie, YOU can be anything! Ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship? Spend the day at Maven Space among other women in biz and indulge in your professional development.

9. Elevate your personal brand with a Penn & Beech scent of your very own

Be true to YOU by mixing and matching scents at a Penn & Beech pour-your-own party for a candle that matches your vibes and energy. Make your unique mark!

10. Try something that’s out of your box!

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Ready to step out of your Barbie box in style? Get comfortable being uncomfortable! We recommend trying out the North Mass Boulder climbing gym to challenge yourself in new ways. Barbie would be proud.


We can’t wait to see how you celebrate your womanhood in a way that Barbie would want this weekend. Indianapolis, these Barbies are ready to get their glam on!

Kylie Stine is a regular contributor to Indy Maven and resonates with Barbie’s belief that you can be anything. She can’t wait to have a mom + daughter’s brunch + movie outing to see The Barbie Movie and is also excited to oversee the catwalk fashion show at The Vogue’s Barbie Party.

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