Monday, May 21, 2012

This Week in Lounge: May 21st - 27th

Doppelgänger Alert at the Pink Room!
There are lots of great events happening around town this week but we hard boiled them down to our top three lounge picks. First, take a surreal trip into the double vision world of David Lynch's Twin Peaks curated by burlesque temptress Francine The Lucid Dream. Then sport your finest vintage inspired threads and get your jazz fix on at a double header of Jazz Age Harlem and Dorothy Parker Wit's End madness! Make sure a gin martini is in your mix.

Tuesday, May 22nd
The Pink Room David Lynch Burlesque: Donuts & Doppelgängers
at Parkside Lounge
“She's my cousin... but doesn't she look almost exactly like Laura Palmer?” – The Man From Another Place

Hosted by: Schaffer the Darklord and his doppelgänger
Performances by: Amelia Bareparts, Apathy Angel, Bettina May, Gemini Rising, Legs Malone & Francine “The Lucid Dream”
Go-Go by doppelgängers: Foxy Vermouth & Satanica

Those who have been following the adventures of Francine “The Lucid Dream” this past year will know that she is no stranger to sweet treats or dual-identities. While everyone is familiar with the tasty donuts that often frequent Francine’s David Lynch Burlesque shows, not everyone has faced their own doppelgänger. This is not a celebrity Facebook profile picture, this is a double walker of a paranormal and spiritual nature with a very Lynchian twist on it. Come meet Agent Cooper – both of them! If Laura Palmer won’t talk to you, maybe her brunette cousin, Madeline, will!

If you bring your own doppelgänger, he or she gets in free! (This applies to actual identical twins or people in convincing Lynchian costume. If a dwarf brings in an arm, they both get in free!)

Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street 
$10 advanced tickets:
$15 at the door
21+, 2 drink minimum 

Friday, May 25th
The Esquire Room with Dandy Wellington and His Band
at The Rum House

Step into the era of elegance and class where fancy was in fashion and fantasies began with the pop of a cork. Enter a place where the crowd is sophisticated and melodies float through the room like bubbles in a glass of champagne. Dandy Wellington and His Band invite you... to engage in a night of sartorial splendor, majestic music and lavish libations, where the sounds of Jazz Age Harlem come alive under the lights of Broadway. 

The Rum House
at the Edison Hotel

47th btw Broadway and 8th Ave

Saturday, May 26th
Wit’s End and the Dorothy Parker Society invite you to celebrate the social life of the Jazz Age with Gelber and Manning!

Come in your finest 1920s & 1930s vintage or vintage inspired evening attire and celebrate in style with live hot jazz, vintage cocktails and good times!

Free dance lesson at 8:30 with instructors Jeri Lynn Astra and Neal Groothuis

Live jazz from Wit’s End regulars Gelber and Manning! Playing traditional jazz, vaudeville music and new songs from the turn of the century, Gelber and Manning are a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals.

Kimberly Fay Greenberg (One Night With Fanny Brice) will be a special guest in our salute to vaudeville!

Dress code:  Coat and tie for gents, cocktail/evening attire for ladies. 1920s, 30s and 40s vintage is encouraged!

Flute Midtown
205 West 54th Street (near Broadway)
$12 at the door


1 comment:

  1. It's a great week for cocktails in NY!

    But then again, every week is a great week for cocktails in NY.