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The Mob Museum Toasts The 80th Anniversary Of The End Of Prohibition This Repeal Day, December 5

November 15, 2013 Attraction No Comments Email Email
This Repeal Day, December 5,  The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will become THE most spirited place in the nation to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition (December 5, 1933).
Beginning with a celebratory toast with Oscar Goodman, events will also include a Backyard Bootlegger Party, the first-annual “Boss of the Bars” competition, as well as a VIP Roaring 20s Speakeasy.
Thanks to event sponsors Wirtz Beverage, Downtown Grand, Chicago Brewing Company, Cadillac Club and Tabeso, there is sure to be something for everyone looking for a way to celebrate their constitutional right to imbibe. The evening’s schedule follows:
5:30 p.m. – Toast the End of Prohibition
Commemorate one of the most momentous days in U.S. history!  Join Oscar Goodman for a toast at The Mob Museum and take home a souvenir shot glass to remember the occasion. Register in advance by calling 702.229.2734. Cost: FREE.
6–7 p.m. – Private VIP Speakeasy Party
The Mob Museum’s Speakeasy Party will be a soiree for classy dames and stand-up fellas. Speakeasy tickets grant you entry to the VIP Party, live entertainment by 1920s-style cabaret dancers, unlimited Prohibition-era cocktail samplings, complimentary draft beer all evening, heavy hors d’oeuvres and free cocktails from 6-7 p.m., access to the Museum and entry into the Backyard Bootlegger. Grab your fedora or feather boa and Lindy Hop alongside 1920’s cabaret dancers to live music by NightShift and enjoy special performances by The Broadway Rat Pack. Limited to guests 21 and over. Cost: $65 Speakeasy Ticket, which includes the VIP Speakeasy, heavy hors d’oeuvres and unlimited drinks from 6-7 p.m. as well as all the benefits of the $35 Backyard Bootlegger Ticket.
6–11 p.m. – Backyard Bootlegger & Museum Admission
Party like it’s 1933 at this festive, tented shindig in the shadow of The Mob Museum’s historic 1933 building. Admission includes Museum access, live entertainment by 1920s-style cabaret dancers, a performance by The Broadway Rat Pack, unlimited samplings of Prohibition-era cocktail entries in the “Boss of the Bars” competition, complimentary draft beer all evening and light hors d’oeuvres. Roaring 20s costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Limited to guests 21 and over. General admission tickets are valid from 6–11 p.m. Cost: $35 Backyard Bootlegger Ticket.
8 p.m. – First Annual “Boss of the Bars” Competition
Open to establishments from downtown’s dynamic nightlife scene, the “Boss of the Bars” competition will name one top bar as the recipient of The Mob Museum’s official Repeal Day Cup award. Expert cocktail creators from neighborhood bars are expected to enter the contest, with samples of each entrant’s Prohibition-era cocktail provided to party goers. Judges—including Drew Levinson, director of strategic activation and master mixologist, Wirtz Beverage; Jolene Mannina, head of culinary arts, Life Is Beautiful Festival; Michael MacDonnell, director of beverage and master mixologist, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino; and Al Mancini, food blogger and writer for Vegas Seven—will award the winning bar The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day Cup, a monumental, custom-designed trophy sure to become the most coveted prize among bars. Each winning bar will display the trophy on its premises until the next year’s contest, as well as have its name engraved onto the trophy for all posterity. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will present the winning bar with the Repeal Day Cup, along with an official proclamation from the City of Las Vegas deeming it the winner of the “Boss of the Bars” contest. In addition to the Repeal Day Cup and proclamation, the winning bar will receive a complimentary facility rental at The Mob Museum for up to 100 guests. Runners-up will receive additional prizes, such as a brand-new iPad 3 and other exciting gifts.
9 p.m. – Roaring 20s Costume Contest
Come decked out in your swankiest 1920s or 30s attire for a chance to win to-die-for prizes, including a two-night stay at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, dinner at The Pub at Monte Carlo and tickets to Blue Man Group. Judges will include Jen Taler, operating partner, Stitch Factory; Deirdre Clemente, associate director, public history program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Andrea Bennett, editor-in-chief, VEGAS Magazineand Debrae Little, former costume designer for Placido Domingo, Bon Jovi, Grace Jones and LL Cool J.
Repeal Day event guests have the option to pick up their wristbands early at Mob Bar, located across from the Museum at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Third Street, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on December 5. Downtown Grand is offering complimentary valet parking for Repeal Day event attendees, as well as 25 percent off at select food and beverage outlets, specially discounted room rates and a set amount of free slot play that night.
To make reservations for The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day events, please call (702) 229-2734 or visithttp://themobmuseum.org/archives/category/events/. Museum members will receive 10 percent off all ticket prices. Proceeds to benefit educational programming at The Mob Museum.

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