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We LUPEC ladies are all about a good time and cocktailing for a cause. We’re also keen on culture, which is why you’re sure to find us this Sunday raising a glass to Boston’s art scene at The Big Party!

Opus Affair and Eastern Standard are throwing a fine arts cocktail celebration like Boston has never seen, transforming the entirety of Eastern Standard into a 1920s Gatsby-style garden party with games, food, cocktails, and live music. The fete celebrates outstanding arts organizations that are reaching out to young professionals—and inviting the whole city to join in.

Organizations honored will be the Young Partners of the Boston Ballet, Museum Council from the Museum of Fine Arts, H2 from the Handel and Haydn Society, 35 Below from the Huntington Theatre Company, and Young Patrons from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be honored.

Guests will also be invited to weigh in! If you think they’ve missed an arts organization doing outstanding outreach to young professionals, nominate that organization when you purchase your Big Party ticket. Any organization receiving at least 20 nominations will be added to the honoree list and receive a share of the party proceeds.

Tickets include an open sponsored bar, featuring beverages from Hendrick’s Gin, Drambuie, St-Germain, Fernet Branca, Notch Brewing, High and Mighty Beer, Bantam Cider, and Narragansett Beer. Food will include passed and stationed appetizers from Eastern Standard, plus oysters from Island Creek.

Guests will have a chance to play croquet on the Hendrick’s Patio, enjoy card games in the Drambuie Parlor, pose for photos in the Gallery, watch silent short films in the Screening Room, and listen to music from the Ben Powell Quartet and DJ Ryan Brown.

There will be door prizes! Free ticket drawings coordinated by ArtsBoston will feature a wide-variety of Boston-area performing arts organizations. And Every Big Party guest will leave with a gift bag, with special offers, discounts, and giveaways from our sponsors and friends.

Tickets, which include all food, drink, door prizes, entertainment, are available for $75 for the general public, but we’re offering our LUPEC friends a 20% discount. To purchase your ticket at the discounted rate of $60, visit opusaffair.org/bigparty  and enter the code LUPEC. Codes are only valid for online purchase only.

As you ponder your flapper outfit, sip on this Prohibition classic!


2 oz dry gin

1 oz honey syrup

.75 oz lemon juice

Shake ingredients in an iced cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled vintage cocktail glass. Cin-cin!


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*As originally published in DigBoston.

by Pink Lady

There are few more romantic, dreamy places to be than April in Paris—I know, I’ve been there. Watching spring emerge in the city of lights while sipping classic cocktails at the Hemingway Bar and Harry’s New York Bar, two famous haunts of Jazz Age American ex-pats was a dream come true for this little cocktail nerd. Le sigh.

Since April is now and France isn’t on the agenda this spring, LUPEC is looking forward to enjoying an incarnation of that bliss right here in Boston. On April 17th the Greater Boston Beverage Society and Opus Affair will host April in Paris at Les Zygomates, a posh night of French music, food, and drink.

We will be there with bells on. In Jazz Age attire.

Local arts non-profit and longtime LUPEC buddy Opus Affair will team up with the Greater Boston Beverage Society (aka the folks who are bringing us the Boston Cocktail Summit this October 4-6) to transport guests back to the French cabaret scene of the 1930s. Classic-inspired cocktails curated by the one and only “English Bill” Codman will be served, featuring the deliciously floral Nolet Gin, Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio tequila, St. Germain, and Moet & Chandon and other wines.

An array of French-inspired hors d’oeuvres will be on offer from the talented chefs at Les Zygomates. The piece de resistance will be a live performance from the Ben Powell Quartet in the Hot Club de France style of legendary Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

Tickets to April in Paris cost $50—all of which will be donated to the Greater Boston Beverage Society and their quest to put on the most amazing city-wide cocktail festival you’ve ever seen—and includes all food, drink, and music. Black tie or festive formal attire encouraged. Space is limited to just 50 people so dépêchez-vous! That means hurry up.

1/3 French vermouth
1/3 creme de cassis
1/3 gin
Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.



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