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Parent Prom returns. This time you can party like Matthew McConaughey

Nicole Villalpando
Elizabeth McQueen, left, dances to the music of the Recliners with her husband, David Sanger, as they attend the Maplewood Elementary School annual Parent Prom. McQueen is a co-chair of the event that is organized as a fundraiser for the school. [RALPH BARRERA FOR STATESMAN]

Last year, we had so much fun covering Maplewood Elementary’s Parent Prom. The fundraising event for the East Austin Elementary School is back. This time you can party like you belong in the Austin cult movie classic “Dazed and Confused.” In fact, you’re encouraged to dress like that movie.

It’s all happening 7-11 p.m. Feb. 8 at the site of Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd..

Parent Prom is open to everyone. It’s actually free to attend, but the suggested donation is $25. Expect to find a photo booth, music from the Recliners and DJ Girlfriend, as well as silent auction.

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P.S. In the words of Wooderson, you can just tell your kids: “You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N.”