American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional, ahem, hiccup.
Spanning the temperance movement through the Roaring ’20s to the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the exhibition features more than 100 artifacts, including flapper dresses, authentic barware, temperance propaganda and a re-created speak-easy where you can learn to Charleston and explore the culture of the Roaring ’20s. On display through April 28, 2013. http://www.constitutioncenter.org
While in town, you’ll want to stay at Philly’s newest hotel: Kimpton’s 268-room Hotel Monaco, set in the circa-1907 Lafayette Building at 5th and Chestnut streets— about as close to the historic attractions around Independence Park as you can get. Plus, its rooftop bar, Stratus, has been hotter than a Franklin stove since it opened, and provides a bird’s-eye view of ndependence Hall and the skyline beyond. 437 Chestnut St., 855-295-BELL,www. monaco-philadelphia.com —Joe Sugarman