Seasonal Special Happenings

Party Like a Slovenian

When: Sat., Nov. 19 2011

It's "eat, sing, and make merry" tonight at the Slovenian National Home, courtesy of the Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society. The 81-year-old Cleveland chorale is known for delivering a rousing blend of Slovenian folk melodies, Broadway show tunes, and music from the Hit Parade. Tonight's concert — the descriptively designated Sing! Sing! Sing! — features selections ranging from Louis Prima to the Slovenian musical Melodija Srca. "Glasbena Matica has always had capable singers who enjoy the challenge of a more demanding repertoire," explains spokesman Joe Valencic. "That's what appeals to our audiences: It's something more than just 'easy listening,' performed by vocalists who can really deliver a song." Doors open at 4 at the circa-1924 Slovenian National Home. A hearty, family-style chow-down will be served at 5:30. The concert follows at 7, then stick around for dancing and a special polka performance by the Joey Tomsick Orchestra. The price tag for this evening full of ethnic entertainment? Just 25 bucks. For tickets, call the number below. For venue info, visit the website. — Boggs 6417 St. Clair Ave, 440-944-1243,

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