Definitely stealing these ideas for our own next birthday party: To honor the 90th year of ‘Brits Ambassador’ Freddie Manton, the downtown MPLS destination pub is hosting a British car show, Van Morrison tribute band and read-through of the full abridged works of Shakespeare. Manton, who still fronts a band in his spare time, has worked at Brits since it opened (for real). He’s a UK gent with a muddled history that definitely includes rock and roll, and left him with a knack for one liners, an essential skill when you’re a bar host. Fredstock runs all day and also includes drink specials and a special appearance by British rocker Graham Parker. Go raise a glass to the fellow—you’re guaranteed to hear a well wordsmithed toast. Sunday, July 22nd, 2-10 PM. Free.Isabelle Wattenberg

Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, MPLS;