The event lasts from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. with each hour playing a different decade of music, starting with the 1980s.
This dance party event was orchestrated by junior Danusha Chenchik, who will also be the final DJ at the event as the “Modern Master.”
Chenchik got his start DJing at The Library through the Old School Hip Hop Nights, which happen every other Wednesday, and he brought the idea for Time Machine Night to The Library’s bar manager, Dave Wylie.
“I got the idea from when WXYZ does their ’80s, ’90s and 2000s nights, and I thought it would be interesting to put them all into one night and go in chronological order by hour,” Chenchik said.
The Library has a history of bringing interesting events to Franklin Street, and Chenchik’s idea was welcomed by the establishment.
“For any event we book, we just want to make it fresh and make it something unique that people will want to come to,” Wylie said.
“(Time Machine Night) is something different. Sure there are a lot of throwback nights, but it’s a different take, making this throwback night a little more fun and interesting.”
Attendees of the event are encouraged to dress up in their favorite decade’s attire.
Junior Sydney Tillman, who will be DJing at the event as the “’90s Ninja,” is looking forward to seeing all of the costumes.
“People love going out and listening to older music,” Tillman said.
“It’s cool to get dressed up specific to a decade and pretend for a period of time that you are in that time period.”
Attendees ranging from 18- to 20-years old have a $5 entrance fee. Those 21 and older have no entrance fee.
Wylie said he hopes this event will draw in new customers who are excited to have fun but adds that customers should try arriving early to get in.
“We look forward to having different people in the bar that we haven’t seen before, and they get to experience our venue,” Wylie said.
“Be there early, and don’t get angry. We have a site capacity.”
Whether you wear bell bottoms, neon or all denim, it’s guaranteed you will have fun dancing to all the greatest hits.
“It’s awesome because it’s a giant throwback leading up to today,” Chenchik said.
“It’s all the hits from before you were born up and before that leading up until now, so it’s like a passage through time.”