Staff Pick: Cheap Trick Happy Hour

Erica Thompson
Colin Gawel

They came, they rocked, and now they've completed their mission.

For years, local musician/coffee maven Colin Gawel has championed Cheap Trick's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bona fides, launching petitions and playing cover concerts everywhere from Columbus to Cleveland along with his band, the aptly named Why Isn't Cheap Trick in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Now that the power-pop icons have finally been inducted into the Hall - the band joins the likes of N.W.A., Chicago and Deep Purple in the 2016 class - both the question and the cover band can finally be retired. WICTITRARHOF? will give its farewell performance on Friday, April 8, so join the crew one final time to sing along to what will likely be a celebratory version of "I Want You to Want Me."

The happy hour show begins at 6 p.m. with music from another power-pop devotee - Teenage Fanclub Fanclub - and admission is free.

Ace of Cups

6 p.m., Friday, April 8

2619 N. High St., Old North