Let’s face it: dance parties are pretty much the greatest kind of parties, aside from theme parties, which are generally more awesome than anything else living or dead. Get the most out of life this weekend by combining the two when you visit the rip-roaring '80s-themed holiday dance party explosion at La Cave in Costa Mesa. Celebrate the start of the crack epidemic and the beginning of the super-successful war on drugs by dancing your hammer pants off to the sounds of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Queen and more. Let your side ponytail swing to the sweet, sweet jams of synthpop. And don’t forget to cut some holes in your jeans rather than your own skin, as you groove to the sounds of hair metal like its Live Aid 1985 all over again.
Sat., Dec. 22, 10 p.m., 2012