SASS Presents: A History of Frivolity

WED // MAY 27

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Caveat livestreams are presented as pay-what-you-can. If you're able we'd very much appreciate the cost of a ticket and a drink so we can support our staff and performers:


The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!) is proud to present an evening of virtual lectures designed to entertain & enlighten. Get ready for all the history you knew but forgot, and all the booze you...have on hand in your own house.


This month we’re erring on the lighter side of history by examining how fun and frivolity have been used to keep at bay (or chase away) life’s darker moments.


Great Garden Follies

Architectural historian Will Canup explores a whimsical grouping of structures where form triumphs over function.


Fun Times in the Middle Ages

Plague years happen, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be a bummer. Anna Rasche discusses a few of the ways Medieval Europeans made merry during the Dark Ages.


Florine Stettheimer - Frivolity as Resistance as Frivolity

It's pink! It's fluffy! It's also secretly subversive!  Kylie Holloway guides us through the sherbert-colored badass work of artist Florine Stettheimer.



Going crazy yet? Craving information, but starting to feel desperate to receive it in a non-depressing way? Worried about the state of art and intelligent discussion in the time of social distancing? We got you.

Beginning this week, your favorite nerdy basement bar will host livestreams 5 nights a week with extra-special online editions of our shows. Medical advice without any bullsh*t! Wrestlemania-style debates over different scientific principles (where you can chime in)! Political science with that ever-needed dash of showmanship! If it’s smart and it’s weird and it’s entertaining, you know we’re gonna give it to you.

It’s a weird time and it may only get weirder. Hopefully some good old fashioned intelligent nightlife can help get you through it - right from the safety of your home.

And if you’d like to contribute to the artists and keeping the venue alive, here’s a link where you can do that! We’ll split whatever comes in between making sure Caveat stays functioning and the artists on stage.

Wash your hands and keep calm: Caveat is here to keep our community comforted and our creators working.

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