Come Dancing – A Night At the Cicada Club

Often when I’m watching a black and white flick inevitably some scene will take place in a supper club. You know the place – dinner, cocktails, evening wear and dancing to a live orchestra. I’ve always wished those places still existed – I would much prefer them to the clubs of today.

Well, my wishes were answered thanks to the lovely Maxwell DeMille’s Cicada Club. The Cicada Club is located in the historic Oviatt Building in Downtown Los Angeles. The Oviatt was home to a high end haberdashery (love that word!) Alexander & Oviatt in the Art Deco days. Now, on the weekends it houses a restaurant and on Sunday nights the Cicada Club.

Stepping into the Cicada Club is like stepping into yesteryear. The Art Deco interior is beautifully preserved
and many of the patrons are dressed in vintage attire (there is a dress code – evening attire required – but it doesn’t have to be vintage). At 8pm a swing band takes the stage and the dancing begins!

The Cicada Club does offer a dinner service – $49 for a three course dinner. That’s a bit too rich for my blood so I opted for the alternative – $10 cover charge and an a la carte cocktail menu. For $10 bucks you can’t go wrong for an evening of song and dance!

But of course I couldn’t resist a cocktail.

The Pink Squirrel – a recent add to my list of favorite drinks!

For an evening of old school glamour the Cicada Club is not to be missed. I, for one, can’t wait to go back!

Maxwell DeMille’s Cicada Club¬†
@the Historic Oviatt Building
617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Every Sunday at 6, band starts at 8
$10 cover charge

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