For those of us that love the show Mad Men so much we are sad to see that it is going. It is also no surprise that it is going out with a lot of celebration. Many of those celebrations you can take part in as well. If you are lucky enough to live in the New York area then there are a slew of events you can take part in to celebrate the end of an era. In addition to New York, there will be events in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. If you are like us and too far away to attend any of these we are listing below, but still want to celebrate all on your own then check back next week as we will be sharing tips on how to throw a great Mad Men party!
If you live in the New York Area go check out these events:
Mad Men Dining Week – Taking place March 23rd to March 29th take your lunch break in style, Mad Men Style that is. This lunchtime dining promotion has diners choosing from a two-course prix-fixe menu (an appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert), or two drinks all for the era-appropriate price of $19.69. All the food and drink will be inspired by popular food and drink from the 1960’s. Actual 60’s hotspots will participating in this event, including Le Cirque, El Parador Café, ‘21’ Club, Barbette, and Delmonico’s among others for a total of 34 participating restaurants. To make your reservations click here.
Museum of the Moving Image for Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men March 14th to June 14th you can view this major exhibition featuring iconic Mad Men costumes, props, video clips, personal notes and research material from the series creator writer, director, and executive producer Matthew Weiner and view large scale sets from the show, including Don Draper’s office and the kitchen from his Ossining home. On Friday, March 20th the museum will host An Evening with Matthew Weiner, a conversation about the creation and production of Mad Men. From March 14th to April 19th stop by the ten-film series Required Viewing: Man Men’s Movie Influences and see what inspired Mad Men. For more information and tickets, click here.
Mad Men: The End of An Era at The Film Society of Lincoln Center March 20th to March 21st. This will be a celebration of the last 7 seasons that looks back with the cast at their favorite scenes. Saturday, March 21st will be an evening that includes a conversation with creator Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christin Hendricks, John Slattery and Vincent Karthesier (tickets for this are unfortunately sold out), but you can still attend the FREE marathon “The Essential Mad Men”, that includes episodes curated by Matthew Weiner at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. For more information click here.
The New York Public Library Mad Men Reading List, have you ever wanted to read the same books the characters from the series have read? Well here is your chance. The New York Public Library has put together a collection of 25 titles read by the main characters. The largest branches will have books on display, some will offer copies of the books you can borrow and all will have access to the book available as ebook versions. Time to get reading.
BAM Mad Men at the Movies, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s repertory film program will be presenting this two day film festival from April 22nd to April 23rd. There will be a discussion each night with Matthew Weiner or a cast member from the series. For more information click here.
Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday, March 29th you can see Matthew Weiner speak about the evolution of Jewish identity on Mad Men. This talk is part of the new exhibit opening March 31st entitled, Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism.
Live from the NYPL will be the event to end it all in New York. This is scheduled to take place several days after the series finale. This will be a themed edition of its “Live From the NYPL” ticketed series.
An Art Installation will also be set up at the fictional location for the Sterling Cooper agency, also known as the Time-Life building in New York.
If you live in the Washington, D.C. area then be sure to stop by this exhibit:
Smithsonian’s Museum of American History on Friday, March 27th the museum will welcome iconic props, costumes, set décor, scripts, and research material from the show and add it to their permanent collection. The museum will have Don Draper’s grey suit and fedora along with the bar cart from his office. In addition to this they will receive the original script from the last episode of season one, including a never filmed alternate ending. This event is closed to the public, but the items will be on display as part of the museum’s permanent collection.
And lastly, if you are in L.A. be sure to check this out:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Film Independent LACMA screening series on March 26th and 27th key cast members along with Matthew Weiner will be present to discuss screenings of favorite episodes.