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The Carnival of Venice: A Spirited Affair

  • Los Property Bar 1704 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90028 (map)

While closely related, the Carnival of Venice is culturally and literally a world apart from its better known, and more raucous, cousins in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro.

But this ancient festival packs a cultural wallop unknown to most outside Italy, and on Monday, February 27, the eve of Mardi Gras, The Museum of the American Cocktail visits Hollywood to celebrate it in spirited style. Spirits and wine expert and master bartender Joel Caruso leads a grand tour of Italian spirits, including amaro, brandy, liqueur, and more, while Drinkmasters Rhino Williams and Jeremy Lake prepare Carnival-inspired signature cocktails. Plus, revelers enjoy savory small plates from the kitchen of Lost Property Bar.

Tickets are $35 for NatFAB-MOTAC and USBG members, $40 General Admission in advance, and $50 at the door (if available). NatFAB-MOTAC membership is available to all here.

If you have any issues with the ticketing software or would prefer to make your reservation on the phone, please call us at 504-267-7490 during the week or 504-569-0405 on weekends. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the event. After 48 hours no refunds will be available.