Toga Party

Forget rock stars. When it comes to banging heads, no one partied like the Romans, something you can try yourself tonight at Bacchus Raucous: A Party in Pompeii, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The bash is being held in conjunction with the new DMNS exhibit A Day in Pompeii, which features artifacts from the ill-fated Roman city. The music will play and the wine will flow; there will also be food, games and a chance to learn a bit about how the original toga-partiers got down before a volcano ended the fun in AD 79. For maximum fun, come dressed in a toga of your own, or as your favorite Roman deity (bonus points for coming as Bacchus himself).

"We hope people will embrace dressing up, but either way, it will be really fun," says Liz Davis, manager of adult programs at the museum. If you've somehow misplaced your Roman finery, the museum will be able to help you out, at least for a photo op. "You can go right upstairs and get dressed up in a toga and take a picture," Davis promises.

The 21+ party starts at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 2001 Colorado Boulevard. Tickets are $38 for DMNS members and $43 for non-members. For more information, go to

Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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