Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.

  • Sunday, July 9, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • $20.00 USD
  • 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11217, United States

Join the Atlas Obscura Society New York for an evening of bawdy discovery and lively libations as we delve into the history of burlesque, an enchanting form of performance that has shimmied, shaked, and shifted with the times over a transformative century in America.

The sensational Doctor Lucky, the World’s Premiere Ph(Double)D, will be your guide as we fill your imaginations with titillating tales from the past. Doctor Lucky’s long and deep resume includes the production of many popular burlesque shows and the instruction of students at prestigious establishments such as NYU, MICA, and CUNY on “The History of American Burlesque.”

As Lucky chronicles the story of burlesque, a dazzling array of in-the-flesh performances will demonstrate a range of burlesque styles from the past and present. You’ll be invited to sip from specialty cocktails prepared by the bar as you’re swept away by revealing historical revelations on the new, state-of-the-art Littlefield stage.

Performers for this event have been curated to include many of the greatest currently operating in the New York scene: Gin Minsky, Corvette Le Face, Ms. Tickle, Perle NoireLil’ Miss Lixx and the Lady Aye.



Email michelle.bruenn@atlasobscura.com.

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This Halloween, turn back the clocks with a Prohibition inspired theme of bootleggers, gangsters and flappers at exclusive hotspot, Mr. Jones. The fun starts at 9:00pm on Saturday October 29, 2016.

Grab your $19 Ticket (a $35 value) for a Halloween celebration that promises to ooze class and style. Your ticket includes admission, a 1 hour vodka cocktails open bar (9:00pm until 10:00pm) and live DJ spinning the night away.

Located in SoHo right next to the West Village, Mr. Jones is one of downtown’s most highly sought after lounges. With this ticket, you are guarantee entry and your first hour of drinks are on the house.

This is where you want to be for the spookiest night of the year…

Mr. Jones
246 Spring Street
(212) 842-4566

  • May purchase as many tickets as you like for personal use or for gifting.
  • Open Bar runs from 9:00pm to 10:00pm.
  • Expires on Saturday October 29, 2016.

Inspired by a well-traveled, well-heeled bon vivant, Mr. Jones, pays homage to the last classic New York City lounges of the 1930s, and caters to the city’s tastemakers at this high-end, timeless venue.

Both the cocktail and food menus are influence by Mr. Jones’ globetrotting escapades and feature flavors and ingredients from around the world. The perfect spot for a Prohibition Themed Halloween Party.

Ladies and gentlemen alike will get to start their evening off with a complimentary 1 hour vodka cocktails open bar. With expert mixologists and state-of-the-art sound and light equipment, this boutique venue is designed for festive drinking and dazzling fun.

Your $19 Ticket (a $35 Value) Includes:

  • Admission to A Prohibition Themed Halloween Party at Mr. Jones.
  • Complimentary 1 Hour Vodka Cocktails Open Bar from 9:00pm until 10:00pm.
  • Live DJ entertainment.

Mr. Jones’ Website | Halloween | Tickets


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Wit’s End™ presents the Buck and a Quarter Quartet at St. Cloud in the Knickerbocker Hotel, Saturday, March 26, 2016.

This “quartet and a quarter” has made its mission to play forgotten gems—as well as favorites—of the golden age of American popular music. The Buck and a Quarter Quartet also play vintage-inspired originals, all on strings, with some additional instruments like C-melody saxophone, clarinet, temple blocks and bell tree.

Tonight chanteuse—and the party’s hostess—Eden Atencio, the raven-haired beauty with the mischievous smile, will join them. …Wit’s End will be ensconced in St. Cloud—called “New York’s greatest rooftop lounge” with sweeping views of Times Square—sixteen stories above Broadway.

Also on the bill tonight is DJ Mike Will Cut You, New York’s vintage music DJ who plays classic sounds from 80-year old recordings. He is the host of “Ragged But Right” on WFMU Radio and performs at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. The co-sponsor of the party is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem.

Early Bird (through March 7): $15
Advance Tickets: $20
Tickets available at the door unless sold-out: $20
Eleven O’Clock Frolic (entry 11pm): $15
Questions? Click here

About the Wit’s End Party:

Doors open at 8:00 pm. At 9:00 pm is a free dance lesson, taught by professional instructors Jeri Lynn Astra and Neal Groothuis. Learn classic steps such as Balboa and Lindy Hop that will be useful once the live music begins. The band begins at 10:00 pm.

Wit’s End serves cocktails made with fresh ingredients and premium spirits following the classic cocktail recipes of the Prohibition Era. St. Cloud will present a classic cocktail menu to transport you back to the speakeasy era, when guests such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Florenz Ziegfeld were on the premises. Table service is available and reservations are highly recommended. After you buy tickets, email Wit’s End to reserve a table at St. Cloud.

About the Wit’s End Pre-Party Dinner:

The pre-party dinner is served at Charlie Palmer at The Knick, on the 4th floor. The pre-fixe dinner menu is $45 for a delicious three-course meal. Wit’s End will have tables reserved beginning at 6:00 pm. (Cost of dinner is separate from the party admission). After you buy tickets, call 212-204-4983 to make a dinner reservation (singles are welcome).

The Wit’s End Dress Code:

Vintage and vintage-inspired clothing is recommended. Gentlemen must wear coat and tie. Not permitted: Denim, tennis shoes, flip-flops, T-shirts, shirts with graphics, tank tops, baseball caps.…

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The Butterfly, a restaurant in Tribeca, is tailored to look and taste “mid-century modern”. (The middle of the 20th Century, otherwise known as the Mad Men era.) The menu of main dishes and cocktails were selected as evocative of mid-century middle-America, but much like the TV show Mad Men, both the restaurant’s carefully orchestrated ambiance and its high-end riffs on traditional cocktails, and entrees, replete with exotic ingredients, are an improvement on the truth.

According to Tasting Table e-newsletter, Michael White’s The Butterfly lands in Tribeca, “(Michael) White has infused the space with a stylish take on his Wisconsin memories (and a retro-delicious menu of patty melts and sundaes to match), while cocktail whiz Eben Freeman turns those reminiscences into 10 easy-drinking beverages.

It’s not just the drinks that make The Butterfly a destination: A big dash of Midwestern nice seems to have gone to the entire staff’s heads. The waiters are genuinely friendly, the soundtrack is extra-snappy, and shrimp toast ($12) with sweet-and-sour sauce is especially gratifying.”
The Butterfly
225 W. Broadway

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