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BrightestYoungThings.com and the National Archives Foundation present
Spirited Republic – A National Archives Museum After Hours!




Croosh Deets
April 18th, 8pm – 12am
The National Archives Museum
761 Constitution Ave NW

An exclusive tourist-free party-time all-access takeover!
Featuring the new exhibit:

Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History

Plus open bars, including beer and specialty cocktails by:



Jack Rose Dining Saloon / The Partisan / Mockingbird Hill
Daikaya / PX / Founding Farmers / Bourbon Steak
2 birds 1 stone /  barmini by José Andrés. 

Featuring hot jamz from:

DJ Ian Svenonius
(Nation of Ulysses / VBS.tv / The Make-Up / Sassiest Boy In America / Chain & The Gang) 


The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

Jonny Grave
(Washington DC / Kennedy Center)

DJ Adrian Loving
DJ Adrian Loving
(Axel F / Obama’s DJ)

Daniel Knox
(Chicago / “has a cult following that includes David Lynch and Jarvis Cocker” -Vanity Fair)

inaugsmudgeDJ Smudge
(ESL/ Smudgetown USA)


Live comedy commentary of the awful National Treasure movie!

Spirited Republic-themed TED-style talks curated by Derek Brown!

Book Talk /Signing with Brian Abrams, Author of Party Like a President

The Haiku Guys
The Haiku Guys (NYC)
Give them a topic and they’ll whip you up a haiku on their vintage typewriters!

Other exhibits
More infotainment than you can shake a stick at
(no sticks allowed in the building)

We’ll have some small bites too, including:


Pork bao buns by Erik Bruner Yang of Maketto
(while supplies last)


Bites from Chef Barry Koslow of Pinea, the W Washington DC’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant
(while supplies last)

Lemon Doberge Cake Balls with VIP (Vodka Infused Pineapple) Martinis from Del Frisco’s
(while supplies last)


Mini muffins from Uprising Muffin Company
(while supplies last)

Photobooths! Scavenger Hunt!
20% off at the gift shop all night!
More surprises and details TBA!


Discount Advance Price $50
Day of $60
We expect to sell out
No tickets will be sold at the door

This is a 21+ event

As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend staying on theme:

Ben Franklin bifocals / Bill of So-Rights-Its-Wrongs / Founding Mothers / Nerdy Archivists
Eliot Ness / Al Capone / Nucky Thompson / Jimmy Darmody / Chalky White
Nicolas Cage Everything / Invisible-ink Map / Old Paper / Old Papyrus
Tuxedo (unisex) / Ian Svenonius (unisex) / Jon Voight (unisex)


Our friends:

 Brought to you by: 

BYT Productions

Look how much fun we had last time:


Part of the proceeds from this event will go to support the National Archives Foundation