Tue 12/5 @ 5:30-8:30PM
Prosperity Social Club in Tremont transforms itself into a 1920s-style speakeasy to liven up a sleepy Tuesday evening.
Author/curator Stephen Harrison, who put together the current exhibit The Jazz Age: American Style in the 20s, at the Cleveland Museum of Art (on view through 1/14/18), will be there signing the lavish exhibit catalogue, as well as a CD featuring 1920s blues and jazz put together to accompany the exhibit. (Both will be available for sale at Prosperity.)
Harrison will also give brief remarks at 5:50, 6:45 and 7:30. In between, Akron quartet Mustache Yourself will play some lively gypsy jazz (OK, technically that’s the 30s but t was starting to happen at the time prohibition was repealed in 1933 and speakeasies no longer had a reason for being).
In addition, you can enjoy an era-appropriate cocktail derived from The Savoy Cocktail Book, put together by bartender Harry Craddock in 1930. Dinner specials will be available too. And while there’s no cover, dinner reservations are recommended for diners. You’re invited to wear era-appropriate costume although you’re free to come as you are too.
“The Jazz Age continues to influence pop culture to this day,” says Prosperity owner Flinner. “From barman Harry Craddock to designer and sculptor Viktor Schreckengost, we’re excited to hear Stephen elaborate on a few local connections.”