Before getting hooked on fake boobs and Viagra, Hugh Hefner was the coolest dude on the planet. He was packing Playboy with nice, natural American girls who liked to talk pop art, the Rolling Stones, and radical feminism. He was hosting shows like Playboy's Penthouse and Playboy After Dark, bringing underground icons such as junkie satirist Lenny Bruce to network television. And he was giving every corner of the country its very own Playboy Club.
On February 29, 1960, the first Bunny bar popped up at 116 E. Walton St. in Chicago. Today, there's only one left, at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas. Nevertheless, Hef will hosting 50 parties in 50 cities for the Playboy Club's 50th anniversary, including a stop at SET this Thursday. Expect barmaids, waitresses, and go-go dancers in retro Bunny suits; not to mention music by DJs Ross One, Sub Zero, Konflikt, and Damaged Goods.
Thu., June 10, 11 p.m., 2010