Cue the jazz and flappers, this is some Gatsby stuff! If you’re looking for a fun nostalgic trip back to the roaring 20’s, be sure to check out the Speakeasy After Dark on March 13th (6-10pm) at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. And unlike a speakeasy, you won’t have to search for a random bookshelf that secretly turns into another room in order to find the event. Although that does sound cool, but this will be much easier!   

Speakeasy Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Photo Credit: The Candlelight Club

The night is set to have an awesome atmosphere of 20’s themed events. The costumes will be in full force as well–get your attire ready! And what would a speakeasy be without the popular cocktails from the decade. It’s the Bee’s Knees! Get it? How about some Brandy Alexander? Or maybe you prefer the Royal Hawaiin? And we can’t forget the Grasshopper. The night also includes scientific discoveries, banned books from the decade, controversies like the Scopes Monkey Trial, and the Pirates 1925 World Series win. You can also put your knowledge of the era to the test during trivia! And make sure to check out the Alcohol House, which features the amphibians and reptiles collection, and will be open to the public for the first time on guided tours.

The Speakeasy event is the first of six after dark events. Each event sells out quickly and the best way to secure your spot is by purchasing a season pass ($60). The series picks up again on June 19th featuring Dr. Joes After Dark, followed by Celebrate Pride on June 26th. Potterfest will be showcased on July 31st, while the Haunted Museum returns on October 23rd. The season of events culminates with the Potterfest Yule Ball on December 4th. 

Bar is cash only. Parking at the museum’s parking facility is available after 5pm at a pay-on-entry fee of $7. Click below for tickets! $15

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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