• 12 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • 12 June 2024 5:00 pm Location: The Cliff Dwellers Club 200 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

    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    We’ll hear the stories; learn how it all came about and was ultimately repealed.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.

    The Cliff Dwellers Club

    200 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

    5:00 pm: Cash Bar Opens

    5:30 pm: Three Course Dinner

    6:30 pm: Music Program Begins


    $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 – Space is limited.

    Reservations can be made by email to:

    or, by calling 312-922-8080.

    Additional Questions:

    For additional questions regarding the venue, dinner, parking, or general reservations, please contact the Cliff Dwellers. For questions about the presentation, please contact Kevin Palmer at

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