Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Greg0
East Ville Des Folies: A Roarin’ Good Time Next Saturday
There are certainly plenty of ways to warm up on a cold winter afternoon, but one of our favorites has to be with a nice cup of whiskey. And all the better if there’s music, dancing, and
Next weekend, join us for 40,000 square feet of fun as the East Ville Des Folies takes over Webster Hall. We’ve been a few times in the past, and it’s always a highlight of the events calendar. Saturday, February 7th from 2:30PM to 5:30PM, there will be a chance to sample four floors of rare whiskeys and beers. Plus, did we mention the performances? If the drinks aren’t quite enough for you, then how about the aerialist and burlesque acts by Gin Minsky, Cassandra Rosebeetle, and, erm, Rosie Cheeks.
Headlining, though, we’re especially looking forward to Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom. Originators of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, they always put on a great show with their brand of jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. We’re going to put on our mobster hats and flapper dresses and walk around the venue, which will be made over with vintage photographs and period stylings- and perhaps take some pictures ourselves in the photo booth.
There will be food for purchase as well, but the drinks are free with your admission. And it’s quite a list- whiskeys from Templeton Rye and Tullamore Dew, Rough Rider and Angel’s Envy, beers including breweries like Sarnac, Empire, Kona, and Broken Bow. VIPs get an extra early hour of tasting and only have to pay an extra $10 for the privilege- $60 instead of the $50 general badge. Tickets are available now, online directly, and we suggest picking up yours soon!