LAS VEGAS (October 2019) – The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, announces special promotions, programs and events for October.
Bootlegger Boogie: Prohibition-era Dance Instruction
- Date: October 7
- Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free entry through the speakeasy side-door with password “Hinky.”
- Description: One Monday a month, the speakeasy spotlights a different dance of the Prohibition era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction. For this month’s featured sequence, guests will wave their hands in the air and get their feet flying to learn the Charleston—one of the era’s most popular, fast-paced styles of dance. Whether accompanied by a partner or not, guests should arrive ready to make friends. Sponsored by Zappos.com.
- Date: Select Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October.
- Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
- Cost: Free
- Description: The Underground speakeasy offers live jazz throughout October including newly added, Sundays. Each evening features local talent performing to a delighted audience amidst the speakeasy’s authentic, 1920s-inspired ambiance. Performing in October will be Kai Brant Jazz Duo, which performs jazz, blues and pop classics (October 3); The Old Fashions, which blends the best of the jazz and blues worlds with sounds from Sinatra to Armstrong (October 18, 20 and 26); Amanda King, who combines the best of the jazz and cabaret worlds by applying her creative interpretation of the words, the music and the swing (October 11, 25); Shaun DeGraff Band, who plays re-imagined jazz-influenced versions of modern popular songs (October 27); Dame Madelyn will be playing a deep and eclectic mix of jazz (October 5); The Good Hurt, a local six-piece band that plays an array of hits from the 30s as well as the 40s (October 19) and Lady and the Vamp who plays a soulful mix of blues, jazz and smooth piano (October 13, 31).
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 31
- Time: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Cost: Free with password “Heebie-Jeebies.”
- Description: This Halloween, revelers donning their best 1920s costumes—flappers and mobsters, whether classic or zombified—can enter the second-annual Halloween costume contest at The Mob Museum’s Underground speakeasy. The evening will include live music on The Underground speakeasy stage by Lady and the Vamp, prizes for the best costume and $10 drink specials, plus tarot card and crystal ball readings by Kate Wind, a practitioner of 1920s-era spiritualism.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission. The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history experiential exhibition, featuring a distillery, speakeasy and private VIP room located in the basement of The Mob Museum and sponsored by Zappos. Its custom-made, copper-pot still, dubbed “Virginia Still” after mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s notorious girlfriend Virginia Hill, has a capacity of 60 gallons and can serve up to 250 750-mL jars of moonshine per week. The Underground also brews and serves craft beer onsite. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s on display tell the intriguing story of the Prohibition era, which not only saw a proliferation of bootlegged booze and the meteoric growth of organized crime outfits, but also had a profound, lasting impact on society and culture. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side entrance to visitors who know the correct password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.
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