It’s hard to believe that the Alley has been around for only a year. We’ve bowled, eaten brunch, watched the game, dressed up like Lebowski, and met Stephen Colbert, all at the now-familiar converted warehouse. As a culmination of a great first year, the Alley will be completely transformed into Studio 300, a 1970s dance club. “Expect to be blown away,” assures the Alley’s David Crowley. “Think Studio 54 meets Cirque du Soleil.” The bowling will be free, the bar will be open, and the entertainment will be far out, with DJ Natty Heavy spinning some disco and PDA putting on a dope light show. Proceeds from the party will go toward Be A Mentor, which places mentors in local elementary and middle schools to help build social and emotional skills. People wearing ’70s duds will be the first through the door, and attendees are encouraged to get crazy with it. “Our customers have become family, and we hope to see all of them at Studio 300,” adds Crowley. “I guarantee that this will be voted best party of the year.” Those are strong words but if we’ve learned anything from the first year of the Alley, it’s that they know how to deliver a strike.