Saturday, August 29, 2009
Destinations: Weekend of August 29 - Wit's End
Don Spiro and Diane Naegel keep the ball moving with their monthly Wit's End ode to the 1920s. Fresh off their success at the Speakeasy at the Museum of New York which garnered a New York Times review and 700 retro clad attendees, the dazzling duo of vintage nightlife encourage you dress to impress - Gatsby style - this Saturday down on the Bowery in New York City. Oh by the way, it is also Diane's birthday - so now you have no excuses not to attend.
Here is the Press Release from our pals at Wit's End:
Internationally acclaimed jazz banjoist and vocalist Cynthia Sayer and her ensemble perform sizzling vintage gems for your dancing pleasure at thei r Wit's End debut this August! Cynthia has 10+ years under her belt with Woody Allen's Jazz Band (wow!), and you can read more about her at http://www.cynthiasayer.com !
Neal Groothuis and Jeri Lynn Astra are BACK for a FREE beginner Balboa lesson at 8pm! We had such a great time with bal before that we're bringin' it back! Get a balboa refresher, or learn for the first time!
BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are proud to offer yet another giveaway this month! Kevin Fitzpatrick of the Dorothy Parker Society will be on hand to promote his new book, The Lost Algonquin Round Table ( http://www.donaldbooks.com ), and we'll be giving away TWO signed copies! Your admission gets your name in the drawing for these great prizes!
Resident artiste Lawrence Gullo will be on hand offering portraits to our guests for a modest fee. (And by modest we mean an absolute steal!) You can view some of his work over at http://tzarohell.livejournal.com/ !
Last but certainly not least for our extras this August, it's our hostess Diane's birthday weekend! Who knows what surprises await!
As always, we'll have a fabulous vintage cocktail menu and will be offering haute chocolates from our favorite chocolatier, Chocolats Meurens!
$10 door, 21+
Club Wit's End
@ The Antik
New York, NY