LAS VEGAS (October 2015) – This Repeal Day, December 5, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will once again become THE most spirited place in the nation to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition (December 5, 1933). Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Oscar B. Goodman at the Museum’s Repeal Day Party, where guests are encouraged to don their finest Prohibition-era attire while they imbibe craft cocktails from some of the city’s best mixologists, play casino table games and enjoy live entertainment by cabaret dancers and a jazz swing band. This year’s event is made possible by Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada.
The evening will include a public toast by Oscar Goodman commemorating the anniversary of Repeal Day. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Dayvid Figler, prominent trial attorney also known for his Las Vegas expertise and freelance writing.
Back by popular demand, the annual Boss of the Bars Cocktail Competition will take place during the Museum’s Repeal Day festivities. Open to all bars comprising downtown’s dynamic nightlife scene, the winning bar will receive the monumental, custom-designed Repeal Day Cup to display on their premises until next year’s competition. Last year’s winning bar was Atomic Liquors. Competitors will craft Prohibition-era-inspired cocktails for a panel of judges including Al Mancini, food and beverage writer, blogger and author; Joy Robertson, host and producer, FoodChannel.com; and Xania Woodman, senior editor, dining, beverage and nightlife, Vegas Seven. In addition to having its name engraved on the Repeal Day Cup for all posterity, the winning bar will also receive a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas deeming it the victor in the “Boss of the Bars” contest.
Also a returning highlight of this year’s Repeal Day at The Mob Museum: the Roaring 20s Costume Contest. Judges for this year’s event will include Deirdre Clemente, assistant professor of history, associate director of the public history program, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Jennifer Le Zotte, adjunct instructor of 20th Century American culture and assistant professor at UNLV; Debrae Little, longtime costume designer for stars of opera and the stage; Jen Taler, operating partner, Stitch Factory; and Polly Weinstein, owner, The Jeweler’s Daughter.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, are $39.95 if purchased before Nov. 15 ($45.95 if purchased later) and include Museum access, Boss of the Bars Competition, two free drink tickets, signature menu by Relish, cigars for purchase, casino table games, Roaring 20s costume contest and performances by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. VIP Party tickets are $59.95 if purchased before Nov. 15 ($65.95 if purchased later) or two for $100 and include all aspects of the Repeal Day Party, as well as early access (at 6 p.m.), open bar, speakeasy atmosphere and 1920s dance lessons.
For more information and to make reservations for The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day events, go to http://themobmuseum.org/events-posts/december-5-the-mob-museum-to-celebrate-4th-annual-repeal-day/ or call (702) 229-2734. Museum members will receive 10 percent off all ticket prices. Proceeds benefit educational programming at The Mob Museum.
Please note: The Mob Museum invites you to celebrate your right to imbibe during our third annual Repeal Day festivities, but please don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver, call a taxi or stay downtown. The Mob Museum will again provide the services of 456-Ride Las Vegas Designated Drivers Inc., to take any Repeal Day guests home for free if needed. Driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 is illegal across the country. But the amount of alcohol it takes to get to that number depends on a variety of factors such as how fast you drink, weight and gender. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.