Pink Martini does jazzy, swinging, sophisticated, cheeky, Latin-tinged, classical, party music. The kind of music you imagine is playing to people dressed in cocktail dresses and black ties, sipping drinks at a palatial garden party. But there is some irony in the sweet nostalgia they spin. Take the song “Hey Eugene,” written by the band’s singer China Forbes. It’s a song about a guy she met, but it doesn’t have the soft-focus romance of usual songs about chance encounters: “Hey Eugene/ Do you remember me?/ I’m that chick you danced with two times through the Rufus album, Friday night at that party/ On Avenue A/ where your skinhead friend passed out for several hours on the bathroom floor.” The 12-piece ensemble (which is strong in percussion) is beloved for deft playing on favorites like “Brazil,” “Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler” and Ravel’s “Bolero.” This (((folkYEAH!))) produced show revolves around the holidays, so expect to hear some familiar tunes. [WR]

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  • Occurred Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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