Editors' pick

Back to the Old School Dance Party


Editorial Review

Parties dedicated to the sounds of the '80s and '90s used to be novel, but now the idea has become so commonplace that an "old school" party needs a special hook to set it apart. (Honestly, how hard is it to find a DJ who has both Madonna and Bell Biv Devoe on a playlist?) That's why we're excited about "Back to the Old School," a fundraiser for the Reading Connection held at Darlington House's private second-floor lounge. (That the local charity reads to children in shelters and provides books to at-risk families is icing on the cake.) Beyond the usual drink specials, leg-warmers-requested dress code and spinning disco ball, "Back to the Old School" features dance instructor John Chu teaching the moves from Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video to all comers between 9 and 9:30 p.m., followed by a dance-off.