To celebrate the arrival of the hit Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever at Denver's Temple Buell Theatre, the LoDo nightclub is teaming up with www.allaboutdenver.com, a local lifestyles Web site, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to sponsor the theme weekend. "Saturday Night Fever always draws a really diverse crowd. A lot of people come out specifically to relive their disco days," says DCPA spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone. "It's a really physical show -- the dancing is just phenomenal. So why not head over to Polly Esther's to do some of your own dancing afterward?"
While a DJ plays such hits as the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever" and "Jive Talkin," from the 1977 smash movie, a mirrored disco ball will spin above the dance floor, uncapping a dormant disco extravaganza. Seventies trivia contests will be held both nights for prizes including disco-ball necklaces, tickets to the musical and artifacts from the past. But the big kahuna of prizes must be earned the hard way: by gyrating and boogying your way into the crowd's heart at the Disco Dance Contest, which starts at 11 p.m. on Saturday night. One cat with super smooth moves will win a night on the town complete with limousine ride, two tickets to the show and a private dance lesson with the musical's two main characters.
"You would be amazed by the clothes and styles we see in here on a weekly basis -- a lot of polyester, leisure suits and huge Afros, of course," observes Kristin Erickson, Polly Esther's general manager. "But this weekend should be even more over the top."