The Alamo Drafthouse’s self-described “girlie weekend” of teen girl-levels of silly non-debauchery, Forever Fest, has finally released its line-up for their long-awaited 2014 venture. Add it’s chockablock with interesting and exciting things you’re probably going to want to see, like a Mean Girls reunion with Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese, and so much more!
The pop-culture-palooza has a serious programming slate for its second year. Catering specifically to fans of female-centric films, books, and TV, festival founders Sarah Pitre and Brandy Fons have attempted to raise the bar on the obsession fête. Taking place November 14th – 16th at the newly renovated (that means its fancy!) Alamo Drafthouse, South Lamar, in Austin, Forever Fest has also branched out a bit, working with the so-called “greatest karaoke bar in the world,” The Highball.
Wanna know what the schedule is for this truly fantastical festival? WONDER NO MORE. Never assume we’re not afraid to be of service, folks:
Friday, November 14th
– Tenth Anniversary Screening of Mean Girls Quote-Along
7:30pm. Stars Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Franzese, and Daniel DeSanto will be in attendance.
– The Spring Fling
10:00pm at The Highball. “Come dressed as your favorite MEAN GIRLS character and party like you just won the Mathlete State Championship!”
Saturday, November 15th
– Nails Y’all Workshop
10:00am. “Join Forever Fest and Nails Y’all for a nail art workshop just for you! Learn how to make your nails DIY-fancy with designs like hearts, clouds, kisses, camo, and more!”
– Hoppy Hour
11:00am. “Cuddle tiny animals in real life (!) at this petting zoo brought to you by Tiny Tails.”
– The Cute Brunch
12:00pm. :Squee yourself silly at this clip show of adorable animals.”
– Meme Girls: Women on the Internet
2:15pm. “A panel discussion with Jennifer Romolini, Editor in Chief of Hello Giggles; Mallory Ortberg, co-creator of The Toast and author of Texts From Jane Eyre; and Jazmine S. Hughes, contributing editor for The Hairpin.”
4:30pm. “It’s like karaoke, but with dancing instead of singing! Local teams perform routines from dance movies and music videos while the scene plays behind them on the big screen.”
– Austin Premiere of Amira & Sam
7:30pm. “Featuring stars Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi and director Sean Mullin, Sam & Amira tells the story of Sam Seneca (Martin Starr), a former Green Beret who decides to take up stand-up comedy, but bonds with illegal immigrant Amira (Dina Shihabi) as she faces the realities of her potential deportation.
– Pajama Party
10:00pm at The Highball. A “classic slumber party” featuring “makeovers, braid bar, magazine quizzes, pillow fights and, most importantly, a majorly hyper dance-a-thon.”
Sunday, November 16th
– The Wild Brunch
12:30pm. “Salute Hollywood’s hottest men with this sexy clip show, where things are guaranteed to get rowdy.”
Fans hyped up for the madness will be happy to know that badges for Forever Fest are on sale right NOW! through Tuesday, October 28th at 12:00PM CT. So if you’re ready to commit, go ahead and click here right meow.
Would you head to Forever Fest if you could? Are you going to attend? Been to last year’s event? Let’s hear all your thoughts and opinions in the comments!