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The First Annual Repeal Day Party!

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!!!

FILE PHOTO 1932 -- Speakeasy ( speak-easy ) patrons offer a farewell toast to Prohibition which took effect in December 1933.

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
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Burlesque and Side show!
Pearls Daily
Trick the Bastard
Rosie 151
Clara Coquette
Lewd Alfred Douglass

Hosted by Miss Art Deco Dandy Dillinger

If you download the HOOCH cocktail app you can get discounted tickets to the event, a free drink, and a $1 first month membership to HOOCH

check back for drink specials and a list of vendors

The Green Fairy at the Red Room

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! (
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.

The Manhattan Harvest!

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!


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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:
Trixie Little!

Mr. Gorgeous!

Dandy Dillinger!

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.

Nov 20th

8pm-midnight or ?

The Fillmore Room

146 10th Avenue, New York

Special News Bulletin!

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)!

Wit’s End™ Presents: A Night In Clover!

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 (, 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

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!

Follow Wit’s End!™
Twitter: @clubwitsend

The Lady Bugs:
DJ Mike Will Cut You:

Jazz Age extras needed for a film in NYC

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 and send info and a photo.