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Swing the night away

Joseph Wiggan. photos courtesy of DIGA DIGA DOO

The biggest swing party of the city returns this Saturday, so shine your dancing shoes and bring out your swirly skirts and suits. Hosted by Bangkok Swing, Diga Diga Doo! will be a roaring night out with spectacular shows, live performances and a swing floor on which to dance the night away.

The event will be held at Chinatown's Shanghai Mansion -- a prohibition-era palace that houses a 1930s ballroom that will transport you to an age of style, jazz and elegant, well-dressed people. If your wardrobe and hair-styling skills aren't on par, you get a makeover at the venue, as there will be tailors, shoe-shiners, salons and barbers on hand.

A new roster of performers is in store, so unfortunately this means no sassy burlesque shows. Thankfully, New York's legendary pianist Gordon Webster will return to electrify the night with Charles Turner on lead vocals. Burlesque may have taken a backseat this year, but an incredible array of internationally known dancers from around the world make up for it.

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