Speakeasy Vintage Christmas Edition

S.E.E.M presents the “Speakeasy Vintage Christmas Edition” this Dec. 13th. This event is special because it will be the very last time there will be a Speak Easy held at La Sala Rossa (4848 Boul. St Laurent). The brilliant minds behind all of the Speakeasy events you’ve attended and grown to love have decided to change venues! What with us nearing the beginning of a new year, it’s certainly an appropriate time for coming together in bittersweet unity to celebrate new beginnings, and fine spirits. Speakeasy Electroswing Montreal wants to make it a very memorable night for you. They are holding all future events at Cabaret Le Lion D’or from January 31st and onward. This Friday the thirteenth, you’re invite to join the fun and the madness as we commemorate 3 successful years of events at La Sala Rossa, and to the new endeavors that come with the new year. You can expect incredible costumes, music, and fun times. Quoted directly from the official page is the programming as follows:


☛ 21h30 – Doors Open

☛ 22h00-22h45 Swing Class:
Introduction to Swing by Studio 88-Swing

☛ 23h00- 00h00 :
★ Dj Strandja ★
Hailing from the heart of the Balkans, the ancient meeting ground between East and West, DJ Strandia has explored a mix of both since his debut in the 90s. An avid music lover, he loves to discover ancient artifacts as well as follow the recent trends in Electronic Music. In his musical cocktail you can expect to find Funk, Jazz, BalkanBeat, Afrobeat, Latin Grooves, and of course, Electroswing.


☛ 00h00-1h00
★ Nouvo ★
Nouvo is a new face in Montreal’s electronic music scene. As co-founder of Lunch Beat Montréal, and Boiler Room team member, he is bringing a new spice to Montreal life.
Formerly host of late night all-techno radio show “Pitch Shift” on CJSW 90.9FM in Calgary, Alberta, Montreal has now become his home, along with his love for Bass-heavy House, Techno, Garage and everything in between.


☛ 01h00-3h00
★ Don Mescal & Khalil with friends ★

★ Guest Performers ★
☛ Jean-Sébastien Leblanc (Early Jazz Band)/Clarinet
Professional Clarinetist for the last 15 years. Jean-Sébastian brings music from the New Orleans Jazz tradition as well as music from the 20s to the 40s. He brings improvisations to the table over Don Mescal’s mixes.

☛ Maia La Fourmie
Live Scat Vocalist
Sparkling and Natural, she will dazzle you with her spontaneous and wild vocals.

★ Performance TBA ★

☛ Chic retro visuals all night : VJ BXL

☛ Mezcaleria / Mezcal Bar

The only authentic Mescal available in Montréal will be on sale this evening: El Tinieblo Mezcal Canada.
Since 1865, El Tinieblo Ranch has produced artisanal Mescal of very high quality. This Mescal comes from Tamaulipas. Lightly smoked with a touch of spice and pepper on the palette, taken as a shot or on ice like a good old Scotch.


☛ Dress Code:
Dress to Impress. Ideas: Bearded Lady, Santa Claus, Imp/Fairy, Roaring Twenties, Retro Swing, Mafiosi/Gangster, Sailor, Gentleman, Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin …

☛ Costume Contest for the best-dressed guy and girl
A pair of tickets to our New Years Eve Party at Le Bain Mathieu

12$ at the door or 10$ at pre-sale, available:
► Dépanneur Veux-tu une bière (372 rue Liège Est)
► La boutique le 63 : 63 Avenue Mont-Royal Est
► sur le site internet de la Casa Del Popolo / Sala Rossa ”

I’m excited to check this out and hope to see you there! For more information visit the official website here.

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Grace Shaw

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