You’ve heard about parties of the night, the week, the season and the year. Now you’re being invited to the Party of the Decade and the Palace Theater in Waterbury is getting the noise makers and the steamers ready for the gala event. Mark your calendars now for Friday, May 13, 2016 when the explosions of great gourmet food, fun intoxicating drinks and exciting musical experiences are awaiting your pleasurable arrival.Set your clocks for the stroke of 5 p.m. when the party before the party begins. The loading dock of the Palace will be alive and jumping with E2 “The Eagle Experience” as you drink craft beer and eat a variety of fun food from the trucks assembled. The band, up to eight members strong, will rock the dock with keyboard, bass, percussion, trumpet, guitar, drums and their great tribute vocal cords.At 6 p.m. until 7, the inviting Tuscan Lounge and Wine Bar will open for your business in the Grand Foyer, that elegant lobby illuminated in gilt and gold. Sip a cocktail, nibble hors d’oeuvlres,and listen to the lilting sounds of soprano Marissa Famiglietti with her husband bass-baritone Shae Apland, singing operatic favorites together that are guaranteed to delight.Broadway performer Trevor McQueen will be on deck until 11 p.m. with favorites at the Poli Club Cabaret, crooning tunes called both smooth and soulful. Got a little yen for country? The 8 p.m. -10p.m. Kickin’ Country Bar in the mezzanine will certainly scratch that musical itch when Nashville artist A J Jansen is all set to provide down home heaven.Feel like dancing on the Palace’s main stage? Just start two stepping at 7 p.m. to the dance party run by DJ Jim O’Rourke, Executive Director of the Greater Waterbury YMCA,on the main stage and hold on to your sweetie all the way to 11 p.m. Plan to end your evening , from 10 p.m to the bewitching hour of midnight, by pulling up a bar stool to listen to the tantalizing tunes from Keys to the City Dueling Pianos. The orchestra lobby will be setting these dueling ivories to tingle mode for your entertainment excitement.Tickets for this grand six parties-in-one are only $75 and can be secured by calling 203-346-2000 or online at www.palacetheaterct.org. For food stations, great drinks (including two drink tickets), an assortment of wild and fun entertainers and parties galore, come celebrate the Palace 10.1, the next installment after last year’s sold-out tenth anniversary 10.0. Get your dancing shoes ready for this year’s 10.1!