Wearing furry Ugg boots, sassy-assed sweatpants and ugly holiday sweaters may cut it at some winter parties, but at the Winter Dance Party Formal
, sponsored by Kansas City Rockabilly, you'll be better off in a pair of brothel creepers, a poodle skirt or tapered chinos. "The event isn't as formal as our annual prom, but we do encourage folks to dress up in their best vintage outfits. But, of course, it's not required," says DJ Hepkat, head honcho of KC Rockabilly. Nevertheless, Knuckleheads Saloon owner Frank Hicks and his staff are judging a best-dressed-couple contest. This 8 p.m. shindig features Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Jayke Orvis, and the Rumblejetts. Merchandise from KC Rockabilly and Pinups for Pitbulls 2012 calendars will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. See kcrockabilly.com
for more information.