Are you looking for a dose of the vintage lifestyle in May that goes beyond a movie theatre? read on! Live 1920s jazz. Vintage cocktails. Period attire and dancing. Don’t miss the monthly Dorothy Parker Society and Wit’s End party, Saturday, May 25, featuring Svetlana Shmulyian and the Delancey Five. The party is at Flute Midtown. Advance tickets are $12 and are available now.
That afternoon, at Noon at the Algonquin Hotel, is the Algonquin Round Table Walking Tour. Tickets are $20 each. The Algonquin Round Table comes alive in the only New York walking tour devoted to the famed literary group. The 2-hour walk celebrates Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, Harpo Marx, Edna Ferber, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Harold Ross, Robert Sherwood, Marc Connelly and the rest of the Vicious Circle.
Saturday night, May 26, celebrate the social life of the Jazz Age with Wit’s End. Come in your finest vintage or vintage-inspired evening attire and celebrate in style! Dance to music from the era and sip classic cocktails. Dress Code: Vintage/Vintage-inspired (gentlemen coat & tie; ladies eveningwear).
Our hostess is the sassiest showgirl in town, Kita St Cyr! She sets the tone for a fun night of Prohibition Era revelry. Bring your friends to experience New York’s best vintage night.
Svetlana Shmulyian and the Delancey Five have been earning rave reviews from premier NYC jazz clubs to the underground world of subway and secret speakeasy parties. They have been called “very sweet & naughty” (Jazzlives), “energetic” (Wall Street Journal), “delightful” (WRHU Jazz Radio), and a cinematically handsome Golden Age-inspired sextet. Rocking hard swinging 20s-40s jazz standards as well as charismatic originals, and featuring Svetlana’s sultry “made for jazz” (streetcredmusic) vocals backed by the band members’ inspired harmonizing and virtuoso instrumentals – their tunes are so infectious, they’ll sweep you off your feet and steal your heart away.
Led by energetic vocalist Svetlana Shmulyian, the quintet co-stars Adrian Cunningham on clarinet and tenor (shining on “Lester Leaps In”) while Dalton Ridenhour piano work ensures that the group splits the difference between Fat Waller’s Rhythm and Counts Basie’s Kansas City Five” (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal, 9.15.12) and also features “the native guitar wizard” (JazzLive) Ted Gottsegen, Rob Garcia, “…one of New York’s great jazz drummers and composers.” (Capital New York) and “a prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene…” (Time Out-New York) and powerful and in-demand New York City bassist Brandi Disterheft (“She has the same lope or rhythmical pulse as my late bass player, Ray Brown. She is what we call serious.” – Oscar Peterson). Listen to Baby It’s Cold Outside!
Doors open at 7
free dance lessons at 8:30!
Advance tickets available via TicketWeb
Flute Midtown, 205 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019
Table reservations are available and encouraged; telephone Flute Midtown reservation line at 212.265.5169 to reserve a table.