Hot Club Turns 35!

(4.15) Party all day at the Hot Club and celebrate thirty-five years of beer, hot dogs, and the best view in the city. Josh Miller (who is also a state senator in his spare time) and New York transplant, Tom Bates, opened the Hot Club in 1983, a time when that part of town did not seem nearly so promising. The pair had already partnered in reopening the original and awesome Met Café. Tom died last year — his son, Eben, is now the manager — and I suspect there will be many toasts to his memory. See Scott McKay’s piece for RIPR. From the Facebook event page.

1983 was a big year. It was the official beginning of the internet and the year that started cell phones. ‘Flash Dance’ and ‘Return Of The Jedi’ topped the box office. Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, Hall and Oates, David Bowie and Styx ruled the airways. It was also the year that started the Hot Club!

Great live music all day.

Noon to 3:30pm, the Professors
4pm to 8pm, Red Bridge Band
8pm to midnight, Tama Girard

There will be board games — Massive Jenga, Connect Four, and more.

Noon to midnight, Sunday, April 15, Hot Club, 25 Bridge Street, (directions)

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