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Friday, January 10

'80s Video Dance Attack in the Crystal Ballroom

(Day 2 of 80s Weekend)

#89 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"

8 p.m.

21 and over

$6 at the door; lodging packages available

'80s Video Dance Attack in the Crystal Ballroom

Before it mutated into a weaponized haze of reality shows, MTV aired a novelty known as the music video. These bite-sized works of art, which married pop songs to striking imagery, revolutionized the entertainment industry and ushered in an era of music known as "new wave." For the task of curating and introducing these fresh sounds and flamboyant sights to audiences, MTV even created its own version of the disc jockey-the VJ.

Though MTV has sent its stable of video jockeys out to pasture, VJ Kittyrox carries the pastel, shoulder-padded torch of Adam Curry and Nina Blackwood as she masterminds the 80s Video Dance Attack. For the last eight years, this popular shindig has united generations of Portlandians with its five-hour feast of '80s-centric sensation.

Across 10-foot screens, VJ Kittyrox projects classic videos from artists such as Duran Duran and Michael Jackson as audiences of Breakfast Clubbers and Pretty in Pinkers perfect their cabbage patch, running man, and Pat Benatar shimmies. A bombastic, thumping sound system and a dazzling light show accentuate the time warp as audiences deck themselves in '80s garb and shake away memories of unsolved rubik's cubes.

website:
http://www.80svideodanceattack.com

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(Day 2 of 80s Weekend)

The 80s come alive for three full nights at the Crystal Ballroom, during this annual run of live and DJ'd 80s-themed events!

80s sensation Martha Davis & the Motels kicks this year's festivities on Thursday night, followed by a property-wide video-enhanced DJ'd dance event with '80s Video Dance Attack on Friday. Saturday closes the series with live 80s music from Radical Revolution.

And yes, you should totally come in costume.

Best idea yet: Book an overnight package at the Crystal Hotel, from $185-$265 per couple, which includes 2 tickets, lodging, dinner, breakfast and special surprises. Call (503) 972-2670 for reservations or book online.

#89 of the Crystal Ballroom's "100 Nights"

Portland's Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola's Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang - a performance by the Decemberists' Colin Meloy on January 21 - the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal's amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

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