This Sunday in NYC, celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Jazz with Gordon Au’s Grand St Stompers presenting “Get Rhythm in Your Feet: the Music of J. Russel Robinson and the Original Dixieland Jass Band” featuring Molly Ryan. (Co-sponsored by Wit’s End™)
Wit’s End™ monthly parties are on hiatus, but there are plenty of Jazz Age goings on!
Dandy Dillinger, crowned Miss Art Deco NY at Wit’s End™, has announced The Repeal Society’s First Annual Repeal Day Party!!!
Come to Hotel Chantelle to help us celebrate the end of Prohibition as we partner with HOOCH Cocktail App with drinks, live jazz, burlesque and sideshow, vendors, and more!!! For only $20!
Hot Jazz from Mike Davis and the New Wonders
Burlesque and Side show!
Trick the Bastard
Lewd Alfred Douglass
Hosted by Miss Art Deco Dandy Dillinger
check back for drink specials and a list of vendors
Join us for live hot jazz by pianist Chris Johnson (from Gotham Easy) and songs by Countess Eden!And, of course, cocktails!
Wit’s End™ will help promote a monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an edifying salon of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.
This month our sponsor is Zelda Magazine and Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure from Philadelphia Distilling! (http://www.vieuxcarreabsinthe.com)
Mr. Kellfire Bray will guide you through the complexities of absinthe’s history and rituals.
Special guest Lilin Lace will be enchanting guests with her tantalizing burlesque and Mr. Nelson Lugo will be up to his tricks, old and new!
The Red Room
85 E 4th St, New York
Thursday, October 6, Doors open at 9:30pm
$20 with Dress Code (suit and tie, cocktail attire)
$15 with Suggested Attire (vintage, evening wear, unmentionables or intimate attire)
Two drink minimum,NO photography during performances.
Come to the NY Hot Jazz Festival 2016 on September 25th, with an after party sponsored by Wit’s End!
Sun Sep 25th / 4:30pm – 1:00am
At the McKittrick Hotel
Wit’s End™ has a lot of new plans for 2016, but in the meantime we are proud to be partnering with some close friends for events around New York!
Welcome to Manhattan Harvest! Jesse Gelber, Lee Chappell and Wit’s End™ team up for a night of hot jazz, live burlesque, dancing and cocktails at The Fillmore Room November 20th!
Bring your dancing shoes and hit the floor to dance to live jazz from:
Jesse Gelber and The Astor Boys!
Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess!
And what’s a party without performers? We’ve got burlesque from:
Only $15 at the door
Tickets available at Eventbrite at:
The Fillmore Room occupies the old Moran’s building near the Highline at the intersection of 19th St and 10th Ave.
8pm-midnight or ?
The Fillmore Room
146 10th Avenue, New York
Come join Wit’s End™ and the best hot jazz musicians in the east (and some from the west) at the Third Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival! Wit’s End™ is sponsoring the after party at midnight! It will be an amazing Festival Jam Session led by David Ostwald and Gordon Au!
May 3rd at the Players Club!
Noon to 2AM
For tickets, go to
On bass saxophone, is Scott Robinson, who is a really big deal, to say the least; check out his Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Robinson_%28jazz_musician%29
Chicago’s John Donatowicz is playing banjo for the Chicago Loopers at Wit’s End™ this Saturday night!
Also joining the Chicago Loopers will be Steve “Spoons” Torrico, former leader of the Coconut Manor Orchestra of Orlando, FL!
See you all this Saturday at Flute, Midtown (NYC)!
Saturday, March 28th 2015 in NYC, come to Wit’s End™ “A Night In Clover” and drink Prohibition era cocktails and celebrate the Jazz Age with music from Vintage Barber & Radio Host, “Mike Will Cut You” and LIVE hot jazz from The Lady Bugs!
Come in your finest jazz age or vintage inspired attire to drink specialty cocktails and dance to jazz age songs in an authentic 1920s speakeasy (Texas Guinan’s Club Intime, now at Flute Midtown, 205 W. 54th Street at Broadway)!
Our co-sponsor is the Dorothy Parker Society (dorothyparker.com), the drinking club with a book problem.
Dress code: Jacket and tie, vintage or vintage-inspired, Jazz Age, evening wear, cocktail attire is encouraged!
Just $15 at the door!
Advance tickets on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1332579
Table reservations are available and encouraged; telephone Flute Midtown reservation line at 212.265.5169 to reserve a table.
Doors open at 8
Free dance lesson at 8:30 with Jeri Lynn Astra Turner-Barnes and Neal Groothuis!
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Hey, everyone! Performer, playwright and author (No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous) Trav S. D. is in a new film that needs extras with period attire for a 1920s party scene the second weekend in April.
For men: a 1920s black tie look for well to do gangsters. Tuxedos (non-tails)with vests, high waisted pants, etc…
For ladies, a late 1920s elegant flapper look. Drop waist, non-corset, flapper look with exposed arms.
***It’s a period scene so no tattoos, piercings, dyed hair or anything anachronistic!***
If you’re available, contact Karen Flood at firstname.lastname@example.org and send info and a photo.