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What You're Doing Tonight, 4/29

A bona fide sock hop, France's greatest living crooner, and '50s jazz meets hip-hop -- live



    What You're Doing Tonight, 4/29
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    Jazz from 1953 gets filtered through a hip-hop lens with Revive da Live.

    OLD, SCHOOLED: You've heard some of that sexy, cool, post-beboppy jazz of the 1950s, right? Now imagine a nine-piece live band paying hip-hop-fueled homage to those classic cuts. MCs J-Live and Akrobatik head up Revive da Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge, and it should be quite a show. Jazz producer Pete Rock DJs, too. 10:30PM.

    AU REVOIR, CHARLES: Wait, didn't Charles Aznavour already do a bunch of farewell concerts? No matter! The Franco-Armenian crooner brings his gorgeously smoky eightysomething vocals and bittersweet songs (has the guy ever been happy in love? sure doesn't sound like it) to the New York City Center for a four-show run, kicking off tonight. Discover why the French call him a national treasure. 8PM.

    HAND JIVE, BABY: Since you look far too young to know what a Sadie Hawkins dance is (you're welcome), it's a phenom born in the 1950s where girls asked the guys to dance. Dig out your two-toned shoes and poodle skirts and head to Touch tonight, where the Sadie Hawkins Dance Spectacular will jet you back to the future with a real live sock hop. Proceeds benefit arty outfit the Women's Project. 9PM.