Ain’t We Got Fun!

One of the best things about belonging to a community is that there are other people to create fun activities FOR you and to support the ones you create. A friend of mine is entranced with the music of Tin Pan Alley. He has become quite the expert on the musicians, politics and social upheaval of the 1920’s. I have benefited from his passion in that I’ve learned a LOT from him and had many a delightful evening at one of his Sing Alongs. Chances are quite good that you are familiar with some of the songs — Button Up Your Overcoat, I’m Just Wild About Harry, Singin’ in the Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’. While laughing and singing you might just learn something about the history of Jewish & Black music.

1920 flappers in Paris

You can join in some of this childish fun, raucous singing and absurdly delicious food (of course there’s food!) on February 7th.

What makes this Jewish? Just the community!

Ain’t We Got Fun: Songs of the Twenties
A Sing Along Concert
“Ain’t We Got Fun: songs of the twenties” is the fourteenth in a series of sing-along concerts produced by Temple Sinai’s Tin Pan Alley Singers. All the songs—“Button Up Your Overcoat,” “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and many more—were written between 1920 and 1929. The words are projected on a screen so the audience can both sing along and appreciate the clever lyrics that earned their creators the moniker “Poets of Tin Pan Alley.”
The program includes dozens of songs, song leaders, and a skilled piano player to keep everyone on key. “It’s more fun than karaoke because everybody gets to sing,” says impresario Phil Rubin, “and it’s better than singing in the shower because we provide musical accompaniment and all the words!” Twenties attire encouraged!

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Temple Sinai Sanctuary, 2808 Summit St., Oakland
Cost: $15.00 at the door (under 30 or over 80 $10.00)
For more information contact the Temple Sinai office at 510-451-3263.
Proceeds from this concert support bringing sing-along events to retirement homes in the Bay Area including Rhoda Goldman Plaza, The Reutlinger, the Jewish Home in SF, Lake Park, Baywood Court, Piedmont Gardens, etc.