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A Toast to the Rat Pack

Evening Program with Cocktails

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Code: 1H0402
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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop

Please Note: This program has an UPDATED rescheduled date (originally January 28, 2019 and initially rescheduled for March 19, 2019).

"Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away!/If you can use some exotic booze, there's a bar in far Bombay." 

Spend a delightful evening with the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and other members of the swingin’, high-living clan. Learn how an informal group of show-biz friends, who met up at the Los Angeles home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, became a collective smash as entertainers on the Las Vegas casino scene—and the definition of ’60s-style cool onstage and off.

The gang was part of an era of great music, and of course, great cocktails and fine spirits. Sample a few they helped make famous, notably, Frank's favorite whiskey, Jack Daniel's; the Navy Grog that Frank favored when in Palm Springs; and the Flame of Love, invented for Dean at Chasen's in Beverly Hills.

Join author and co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail Philip Greene in a spirited look at the lifestyles—and the cocktails—of the Rat Pack.

Smithsonian Year of Music

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Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)