Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Vintage Lover's Guide to the Fringe Festival

     This year's Fringe Festival began this week; and that means our city's population has more than doubled in size; music, art, and performance rule the days and nights, ending with spectacular midnight fireworks!
     This is by no means an exhaustive list, just a wee sampling of some of the hundreds of events and performances occurring in our city this month.  Click on the links below to find out more about each event.  

     Dance Derby - A Company Chordelia & Scottish Opera Co-production
           "...a jazz ensemble and soprano Nadine Livingston bring the drama of the 1930s dance marathons to life."           
          Patterson's Land * 37 Holyrood, EH8 8AQ * Aug 14-17: 20:00 (1hr) £12.50/£10.00

     Tap Into Health:  Movin' With Melvin - Movin' Melvin Brown
          "...tap, juke dancing, clogging, jazz, swing...tap shoes not required.  Fun for everybody!"
          C * Chambers Street, EH1 1HR * Aug 3-4, 18, 25-26: 11:00 (1hr)  £14.50/£9.50

     Hendrick's Parlour Bar
     "A swell place to get spifflicated!  Boop-boop-be-doo! Hic!" 
     Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge * 1 Royal Circus, EH3 6TL * Aug 8-9, 11 (11h) Free

     Tea Dance - Flyright Dance Company w/the Nova Scotia Jazz Band
     We love the Flyright Dance Company - last year we joined them in dancing into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people simultaneously dancing the Foxtrot.  "Micro dance classes, tea/coffee and scone included."  
     The Brunton * Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA * Aug 10, 24: 14:00 (2hr) £14

      The Loveboat Big Band Summer Love-In - The Loveboat Big Band
      "...a multi-dimensional musical cruise featuring aerialists All or Nothing and the Miss.Fit Sisters, McFall's Chamber, Horndog Brass Band, DJs and surprises galore." 
     Sumerhall * 1 Summerhall, EH9 1QH * Aug 2, 9, 16, 23: 22:30 (4hr 30min) £16.00/14.00

     A Patchwork of Leith Memories:  Photos and stories of Leith, Edinburgh 
     "Picturing Leith's Past through a great selection of unpublished photographs and memories."  
     Living Memory Association * 5 Quayside Street, EH6 6EJ * Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 Free

     Anything Goes - A Tribute to Cole Porter - Pam Lawson

     "Join Pam and her four-piece band to celebrate Cole Porter's genius." 
     The Outhouse * 12a Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY * Aug 19-22, 19:00 (1h) £10.00/£9.00

     Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - Lorna Reid
     "Lorna Reid and band perform spellbinding songs.  Rogers & Hart, Gershwin to Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell, plus acclaimed originals." 
     The Jazz Bar * 1a Chambers Street, EH1 1HR * Aug 22-23, 19:00 (1h) £8.00/£6.00

     Beyond the Great American Songbook - John Muriello, baritone and David Gompper, piano.
     "...cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Richard Pearson Thomas, and Marc Blitzstein..."
     St Andrews and St Georges West * 13 George Street, EH2 2PA * Aug 7-8, 12:30 (1h) £9.00/£7.00

     Big Band Swing - Jon Ritchie's Swing Sensation Big Band
     Debi and I love the Swing Sensation Big Band.  "If swing's your thing, don't miss it." 
     The Outhouse * 12a Broughton Street Lane, EH1 3LY * Aug 19-22, 19:00 (1h) £10.00/£9.00

More music and events to be posted tomorrow.   If you're here in Edinburgh, enjoy the Fringe! 


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