Dance the night away after Obscura Day at the illustrious Players Club with Atlas Obscura friends and fans. Founded in 1888, the Players was the first members-only club of its kind in American history and dedicated itself to the pursuit of arts in the heart of the city.
Your performances for the evening will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of jazz on record. Phonograph DJ MAC and Michael Haar will illuminate the audience on the early history of the jazz genre inside the Players' Theater, surrounded by the portraits and tankards of Players past.
MAC will bring his crank-up phonographs, which he invites attendees to personally inspect as he and Michael Haar spin and discuss early jazz 78rpm discs. Dandy Wellington and His Band will join the stage to serenade your ears and set your dancing shoes aflame.
Outside the Players Theater, Atlas Obscura attendees will have the rare chance to dip behind the curtain into the grand space as they sip cocktails and explore the sights and sounds in the club. Search through the largest private collection of stage memorabilia for artifacts, which includes a framed charcoal etching of William Shakespeare’s gravestone and a skull originally belonging to Booth’s father, willed to him by an executed prisoner whom he befriended while in the drunk tank.
- There will be a cash bar at the venue.
- Dress code is strictly enforced in the Clubhouse. Dress up in your best...... or dress up in your 1917s best! Shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/ athletic shoes and casual caps are all prohibited.
VIP Tickets include access to an open beer, wine, and spirits bar inside The Players' Card Room, an intimate lounge area that displays the poker table said to have been used by Mark Twain. Additional surprises await!
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