The torch held by the figure at right and the jug brandished by the one in the center indicate that the men are "on the town." The shape of the vase situates their spree during the festival of the Anthesteria, devoted to Dionysos, the god of wine.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1939. "Two Athenian Jugs." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 34(10): p. 231, fig. 1.