"Swank" is one of those smarmy words like "posh" or "smooth" or, well, "smarmy." Originating from the German word "sway" and the Dutch word "supple," it aspires to have the dazzle of a diamond, but is tacky like a rhinestone. We picture a dancing chubby girl with her bedazzled name scrawled across a jiggling ass. Sigh.
But its time to give "swank" another chance, because Hotel Scottsdale's CeZar is redefining the word with its monthly Swank event. Turtle Productions and DMTV present a stellar club night featuring music by LuJuan and DJ Marc Anthony and drink specials by Tommy Bahama. At this rate, swank might soon become synonymous with class.
Sat., Dec. 20, 9 p.m., 2008