Mar 25

Why is a Raven like a Desk? – DJ night

Category: dances

The Mad Hatter and the March Hare invite you to share a cup of some Earl Grey or Darjeeling…and perhaps a swing or two or three or seventeen, after all switching places at their table is sort of like the mechanics of a typical dance.  Tea Time!  Change partners! 

The dormouse will most likely sleep through most of tonight’s dance, but you won’t.  Yes, it’s our tribute to Alice in Wonderland…and in particular, Chapter 7.  But don’t worry we won’t ask you too many perplexing riddles such as “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”  We will however surprise and regale you with the finest of the swing canon!  A veritible stacked deck of popular tunes from the 1930’s and 1940’s that will be guaranteed to put white roses in eyes of the Queen of Hearts.

…and just so you don’t ask us, Lewis Carroll provided us with an answer, “Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!”.   Which makes some sense to possibly only the Mad Hatter and us, and therein lies the key to the riddle of what exactly we’re getting on about with tonight’s theme..

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129


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