Music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Italy, but that doesn’t mean Italy has no music to offer. Juno Award nominee Michael Occhipinti proves that with The Sicilian Jazz Project. Combining modern jazz with Sicilian folk songs, the group features some of Canada’s top musicians and some of Italy’s finest traditional vocalists, including Roberto Occhipinti, Dominic Mancuso, Louis Simão, and Barry Romberg.
It’s the 100th anniversary of the Wychwood Carhouse, and the Wychwood Barns Community Association is dancing with happiness. In fact, it’s celebrating with Boogie at the Barns, a three-part instructional series on dances from eras past. Join Bees’ Knees Dance for lessons on swing (April 22), the Charleston (May 6), and boogie-woogie (June 10). The first hour will be devoted to learning, with the second hour opening up for a full-on dance party so you can test out your new moves!
It’s 1977, and a group of friends in England are gathering for a soirée. A pretty standard concept, that’s for sure, but Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party takes things to another level with a playful romp through the lives of these suburban socialites. Witness the hilarity and awkwardness as the hostess from hell metaphorically tears her guests to pieces.