Art Deco Society: When the World Went Dry

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Art Deco Society:
hen the World Went Dry

Prohibition: When America embarked on an experiment that proved to be a spectacular failure. Yet, the people who lived through it remembered the era as a wonderful time: jazz, dancing, flappers, short skirts, cocktails, hot cars, and Art Deco design.

In this illustrated presentation, by author Joe Gustaitis, with music by the 1920s specialists Paul Asaro and Erin Riley, we will travel back to this flamboyant era. We’ll hear the stories; learn how it all came about and was ultimately repealed. We’ll get the recipes for cocktails imbibed in 1920s Chicago; learn how others traveled abroad to find a drink. And we’ll be treated to authentic songs from the period, many of which are unexpectedly hilarious.

5:00 pm: Cash Bar Opens
5:30 pm: Dinner
6:30 pm: Music Program Begins

Cost: $56 per person for dinner and program, or $25 for program only. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the cost of the performers.
Reservations are Required,
RSVP by June 10, 2024
Reservations can be made by email to
or, by calling 312-922-8080.

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