Rumored to be owned by Al Capone in the 1920s, Webster Hall became famous as the “Devil’s Playhouse,” known for its risqué events at the height of Prohibition. This afternoon the club is bringing those heady days back for the third annual East Ville Des Folies, a speakeasy-style beer and whiskey tasting. Wet your beak in hard-to-find hooch amid four floors of live entertainment, like swing jazz bands, trapeze artists, circus acts, and burlesque performers takin’ off the ritz. VIPs enter at 1:30 and get the jump on a selection of limited-edition giggle water before the hoi polloi arrive.

Sat., Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m., 2015

Archive Highlights