Dance Magic Dance

Between a Fox News commentator’s assertion that The Muppets is brainwashing children to revile big business and a crew of Phoenix musicians banding together to cover the songs of Kermit creator Jim Henson, there’s been plenty of word on the furry, funny monster front in recent weeks.

And when FilmBar hosts its Goblin King New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, you can bet the shindig’s theme revolves around Henson’s 1986 fantasy flick Labyrinth. Fans of the film will recall the bizzaro dream sequence in which Jennifer Connolly’s Sarah is wooed by David Bowie’s Jareth. Imagine that as a real-life party (masks required) with a midnight champagne toast and plenty of ‘80s tunes for dancing, and that should give you a good idea of what will go down at this ball.

Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., 2011
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
Contact: Becky Bartkowski