When “dances” first became a thing in junior high school, I was not allowed to go. My parents thought I’d get up to all kinds of trouble. They were right, of course. So I stayed home in my room and cried. Besides being emotionally scarred I now have a dance deficit! That’s why I’m SO excited about The Bold Italic and Dusty Stax’s Spring Fling coming up on March 24 at the Verdi Club. The dress code is “gussied up.” The Gold Star Band will play soul and girl group hits, which you could try to stay in your seat for but you would fail. There will also be DJs and a drink concoction from Kanon Organic Vodka. There will be a photographer to document your styles and moves, and Ikes Place will be selling sandwiches! There’s a lot to love about this whole thing. Tickets are available here in advance for $30—their Winter Formal Dance sold out, so get your tix early! Bonus: admission includes a free drink. See you on the dance floor!