It’s That Time ~ for a REVOLUTION!
BASTILLE DAY WEEK-END 2015
Thursday, July 9th
Fairmount French Fling Bar Crawl with Kronenbourg
6:00 start time
Friday, July 10th
Lillet Cocktail Happy Hour in Paris Wine Bar
Enjoy cocktails and tastings of Lillet, and enter the raffle to win some beautiful prizes provided by Lillet.
Stick around for live jazz in Paris starting at 9pm.
French Trivia at the bar
Test your knowledge of French Revolutionary history, Fairmount history, and Marie Antoinette fun facts. Fantastic prizes up for grabs!
Saturday, July 11th
Main Event + After Party
FRENCH MENU ALL DAY
FAMILY FRIENDLY PRE-PARTY
Kids Crafts + Face Painting + Photo Booth
THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE
Eastern State Penitentiary
4:30-6:30 rain or shine
AFTER PARTY at London Grill
Dancing in the streets with WEST PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
French Libations + Street Food
French Dinner + Jive Jazz at Paris Wine Bar
Sunday, July 13th
Bastille Day Brunch
Make Your Own Bloody ‘Marie’ Bar
Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir Pastry Pop-up
1:00-4:00 in Paris Wine Bar
Spend the afternoon in Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir, indulge in lavish sweets and pink champagne, a decadent spread that’s fit for a Queen.Le Virtu Pastry Chef Angela Ranalli is preparing a bountiful spread of Madeleines, Macarons, Cakes and Tarts, displayed in layers of pink and flowers, as is only suited for the Queen’s boudoir. Champagne will be flowing and cocktails of St. Germain, Crème Yvette, Chambord, and Lillet will be served.
All inclusive $35 per person. Kids are welcome at $20 per person.
The Bearded Ladies
Terry Berch McNally, event founder and co-owner of London Grill & Paris Wine Bar, as Marie Anoinette, John Jarboe of The Bearded Ladies, as Marie’s nemesis Edith Piaf, Eastern State as the Bastille and TASTYKAKE as themselves.
YOU, the audience, as the peasants revolting! (or the revolting peasants as Marie likes to think)
DRESS THE PART! This is a revolution!
PARIS WINE BAR OPEN
WATCH VIDEO:Party Like It’s 1789
VIP SEATING AVAILABLE: Buy Tickets Here
Produced by ESP, Written & Directed and presented by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
The Bearded Ladies (http://beardedladiescabaret.com), the experimental cabaret troupe known for No Regrets: A Piaf Affair, Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret, and Beards Are For Shaving: A 007 Cabaret, are teaming up with Eastern State to bring Philadelphia the entire French Revolution in a two-hour spectacle of song, dance, and beheading. This completely historically accurate reenactment of the storming of Bastille will be emceed by the voice of Paris herself, Edith Piaf, and will include appearances by Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin, and a life size French Baguette. The spectacle will feature American and French revolutionary music from the 1700s and today including Fortunate Son, Ah Ca Ira, and Children of the Revolution.