- $15 for two tickets to Dustin Diamond’s “Bayside Bash” (up to a $29.04 value)
- When: Wednesday, November 27, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Dustin Diamond’s “Bayside Bash”
Dustin Diamond will forever be known for his manic role as Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit television show Saved by the Bell. Hosted by Diamond and named after Screech’s fictional alma matter, the Bash revels in the past with ’80s and ’90s tunes spun by DJs Dori Zori and James Freshluggage. Attendees can further amp up the nostalgia factor by wearing clothing from the era to the dance party and playing old-school video games placed throughout the space.<p>
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.