East Market Street is becoming our little slice of La Rive Gauche, with two French-style restaurants, art galleries and wine shops.
Ghyslain is celebrating the Summer Solstice Thursday, June 21 with Fête de la Musique 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opera singer Dane Waters will perform French cafe/caberet music, accompanied by Mike O’Brien on accordion.
Waters, who performs with the Kentucky Opera, is influenced by Edith Piaf, Charles Trénet, and Jacques Brel – “France’s top singers who filled the smoky cabarets of yesteryear with their passionate music,” according to a news release. She has studied French since middle school and lived twice in France, first as an au pair, then as an art student.
The evening will also include recorded French music, from jazz (Philippe Saisse, Jean-Luc Ponty), to pop (Yelle, Kyo), to electronic (St. Germain), to chanson (Charles Aznavour, Edith Piaf), to hip-hop (IAM, MC Solaar), according to the release.
In France, the Summer Solstice is – you guessed it – an excuse to party all night as Paris is far enough north that dusk lasts till after 11 p.m.
From the Ghyslain/AF news release:
Grab a sauvignon blanc, a croque monsieur, and a patisserie at this wonderful Quebecois café, chocolatier, & neighborhood gem. Join Parisians and other hot metropoles around the world in this annual festival of spontaneous street music and dancing.
The event is free, but you’re asked to RSVP by Monday, June 18, 2012 by email afschool(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bellsouth.net, or call 502-897-9800.
Ghyslain is at 721 E. Market St, (behind Creation Garden’s headquarters) in NuLu.