“Boardwalk Empire” Meets Hollywood

Vintage cocktails and gaming summon the AC to LA.


We can all probably agree that we don't really want to enter the world of "Boardwalk Empire," as seductive as that may at first seem. 

Yes, we want to see the boardwalk aspect, the stilt-walkers and torch singers. And Atlantic City of 1920, all night-bulby and barker-mad? Tempting. But the whole getting driven out to a deserted beach to settle scores part? Not so much. Skipping. Thanks.

But a night at the Los Angeles Athletic Club that focuses on the whoop-di-doo-ier aspects of the HBO hit seems like a pleasure. That's what the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is undertaking on Saturday, Feb. 5 with its Casino Moderne night. It's a dress-up evening of swank socializing and "Prohibition-era cocktails" and a bit of table gaming (we doubt anyone will walk in with the wad of big money Steve Buscemi carries around, but we could be wrong).

A general ticket is $65. The Art Deco Society points out the the Club is "the oldest private club in Los Angeles," meaning you won't want to arrive in any outfit that's too modern-day and mood-breaking. More rhinestones. More sequins. More more.

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