If you've always wanted to experience the days of Prohibition, your chance has come. From the chefs that brought you Dine Titanic, Prohibition NYC is now bringing 160 lucky revelers to experience a once in a lifetime culinary experience with Rob McCue and Adam C. Banks. During the 1920s, speakeasies popped up all over the city, frequented by the elite and fashionable. Taking off on this concept, the event, which will be held on April 20th at 1pm, is highly exclusive. VIP tickets are already sold out, but now's your chance to snag a coveted ticket for $125 (here). In typical speakeasy fashion, only those that purchase tickets and follow the protocol will be granted entrance. The exact location of the cocktail party will be kept a secret until 48 hours prior to the event. The chefs have created a unique tasting menu working off of the traditional '20s cocktail menus, which will be served along with period cocktails and a modern twist on the roaring '20s. Period dress is also strongly encouraged. After all, if you're going to partake in a speakeasy, you might as well look the part.
While New York City is the biggest theater destination there is, it is easy to get caught up in the glamour that is Broadway. Unbeknownst to many, there is a world beyond pricey shows and it takes place Off-Broadway. With so many happenings going on each and every day it can be hard to know where to even start looking. Lucky for you, we are in the know and have rounded up some of the best up and coming acts out there. Check em out!
Have your secretary make an appointment for April 6th at The Tribeca Underground. Travel back to 1980 and make sure to bring your giant cell phone and don all the right attire. Brought to you by BBQ Films, hosts of pop-up movie nights throughout the city, this epic evening event celebrates Patrick Bateman's 27th birthday. The event is broken down into two screenings of American Psycho and features your favorite tunes from the '80s, including Huey Lewis, Whitney Houston, and Genesis. Join Pierce & Pierce employees for cocktails at the secret club under the Tribeca Grand Hotel and enjoy a special performance by the Silent Drape Runners, a photo booth with your own Robert Palmer girl backup dancer, and more. If you wanna rock out with your chainsaw out, then this is the place to be. Check out all the available ticket options below!
Earlier this week, The School of American Ballet held their 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. The annual dinner dance was attended by more than 400 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni, as well as leaders from New York corporate and social communities. Van Cleef & Arpels and Ron Wendt Design put on quite the display, evoking the colors and ornaments of the Baron Alexis de Rede's 1969 Le Bal Oriental held at the Hotel Lambert in Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels was the lead corporate sponsor of the gala for the sixth year in a row. The ball began with cocktails and dinner, followed by a performance and then The Encore dessert and dancing.
If you've always wondered what is was like during Prohibition, now is your chance to find out. Throw back some moonshine, cozy up to gangsters, ogle at burlesque dancers and solve a murder. Artist and author Cynthia Von Buhler is the woman behind Speakeasy Dollhouse. Cynthia's Italian immigrant grandfather, Frank Spano, owned a speakeasy and was killed in Manhattan in 1935. The shooter was caught but the case was inexplicably dismissed, leaving the murder a complete mystery.
The art world is buzzing with anticipation for the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Armory Show which opens its doors today and stretches through the weekend. No longer held at its original historic venue, The 69th Regiment Armory, this year’s installment of the Armory Show will be held at Pier 92 and Pier 94 in Midtown Manhattan. Renowned the world over, The Armory Show is essentially an international contemporary and modern art fair that is devoted to showcasing the world’s leading art galleries and their most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries.
This year’s Armory Show is split between the two piers holding the event. Pier 92 will be showcasing historically significant modern art from top galleries such as the Forum Gallery, LEVY Galerie, Vivian Horan Fine Art, and dozens more. Contemporary artworks from up-and-coming, new artists and living artists will be featured on Pier 94, with exhibition pieces from Eleven Rivington, GRIMM, and Two Palms among many others. The 2013 Armory Show will also have a focus exhibit that will highlight artworks from the United States. The Focus: USA gallery will have exhibit pieces from the collections of Various Small Fries, Suzanne Geiss, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, and more.
Tonight be sure to check out Color of Sound, an art exhibition surrounding the Shoalin Jazz musical exploratory by Gerald Watson and DJ 2 Tone Jones melding the poetic raps of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan with some of Jazz's greatest instrumentals.
Tonight's gala is also presented by art crew Brooklyn Wildlife and Bushwick's Fuchs Projects, a NYC art space that seeks to preseverse, produce and showcases the work of emerging and mid-career artists.
Photographer Chris Carr of BK Wildlife plans to be in attendance to document tonight's event while artist Aniekan Udofia exhibits a visual interpretation of the Shoalin Jazz sound with an exclusive installation. Doors open at 8PM and complimentary cocktails will be provided by Chairman's Reserve Rum.
Last week, artist Steven Colucci debuted his new scarf collection, as well as "Sounds of Color" paintings at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. The exhibit was displayed alongside Andy Warhol sketches and was debuted while Shea serenaded guests with festive Christmas tunes. Colucci has been working with The American Cancer Society, as well as the Quogue Wildlife Refuge to raise awareness and funds during the holiday season, and therefore all proceeds from the event benefitted these two organizations.
This Wednesday at LES’ White Rabbit from 7 pm – 1 am, 2feet12inches presents Live Girls! Revue an all-female artist lineup featuring painting, photography, sculpture and installation exploring the social and moral expectations as a woman while existing as an artist.
A diverse group of womens' visual conversation, sharing their experiences both as females and as artists. These ladies express their thoughts on sex and gender roles while living as artists. Topics range from sex, relationships, family and breaking through a male dominated art scene.