'Sex and the City' party
The wait is finally over for you "Sex and the City" fans. If you're feeling inspired after watching the movie on opening night, then you might want to head to Bellanotte for the "official premiere party." While Carrie and the gang won't be there, you can sip SATC-themed cocktails with like-minded women and chat about how much you loved/hated the movie. The bar also will play old episodes on its flat-screens. Party promoters are giving out gift bags, filled with items from local boutiques and salons, to the first 200 people who register at www.minnage.com. Bellanotte plans to hold similar ladies' nights with a SATC theme every Thursday. (7 p.m. today, 600 Hennepin Av. S., Suite 170, Mpls. Free. 612-339-7200. www.bellanottempls.com)
Rock the casino
The Guitar Hero gods have spoken. All you gamers who have toiled for so long in your living rooms mastering the bestselling video game finally have a tournament worth your obsessive finger-twiddling. Mystic Lake is hosting a one-day competition June 7 for "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" with the champion taking home $10,000. Runners-up will get cash prizes, too. The all-day affair begins with registration at 8 a.m. (but Mystic suggests arriving as early as 6 a.m. to get a number to register). The final bout takes place at 8 p.m. on Mystic's new concert stage. The tournament has capacity for 2,500 contestants. You must be at least 18 to enter. More info: 952-445-9000 or www.mysticlake.com.
The latest downtown nightclub, Element, has announced its grand opening two weekends from now. The club is in the old Foundation space in the basement of the Lumber Exchange Building. Expect a more mainstream feel than the underground Foundation. (9 p.m. June 13-15, 10 S. 5th St., basement, Mpls. Free. 612-354-2911. www.elementmpls.com)