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LAS VEGAS (November 2018) – The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement featuring a speakeasy and distillery, announces special promotions, programs and events for December.
Spiced Cider in The Underground Speakeasy, Dec. 6 – 31. Guests can enjoy a holiday concoction of bourbon, apple cider, cinnamon and clove for $7 all day in the speakeasy.
Repeal Day at The Underground, Dec. 5, starting at 7 p.m. For the first time ever, guests can raise their glass in The Underground on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at an exclusive 1920s-themed party. Revelers will enjoy tempting hors d’oeuvres, a live jazz band, silent auction, Prohibition-era costume contest and access to a secret room where a special surprise awaits. Ticket options include a $99 ticket including heavy tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and open bar starting at 7 p.m. or a $125 ticket, which begins with a three-course prix-fixe menu at Triple George Grill—steps away from the Museum—starting at 7 p.m. with an 8:30 p.m. admission to the party in The Underground. Museum members receive 10 percent off and those who stay at Plaza Hotel & Casino can receive 20 percent using the code “REPEAL.” Repeal Day at The Underground is sponsored by Zappos in partnership with Johnson Brothers of Nevada and Jim Beam. Tickets available here.
Jazz Nights, Saturdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Jazz returns to The Underground with live performances by upbeat instrumentalists Jason Corpuz and Carlos Mata; Jonathan Karrant, who captivates audiences with songs from the American songbook; Kai Brant Jazz Duo, who perform jazz, blues and pop classics; and The Old Fashions, one of Las Vegas’ premier cabaret jazz duos, who perform everything from jazz and blues standards to soulful covers and witty originals.
Jazz Night Performance Schedule:
Dec. 1 – Jason Corpuz and Carlos Mata
Dec. 8 – Jonathan Karrant
Dec. 15 – Closed for private event
Dec. 22 – Kai Brant Jazz Duo
Dec. 29 – The Old Fashions
Wiseguy Wednesday: Trivia Night at The Underground, Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Is there anything more satisfying than drinking and thinking at the same time? The Mob Museum’s monthly Trivia Night is a fun and fact-filled contest to find out who can have the best time while also showing off their knowledge in a range of vintage Las Vegas, organized crime and law enforcement-related categories. Of course, there’s no better setting for such an activity than The Underground, The Mob Museum’s Prohibition exhibition. The contest will feature four rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for teams finishing first, second and third. Complimentary entry with password “Trivia Night” at The Underground’s side entrance; teams should register in advance here.
Premier Speakeasy Program: Music in the Mob Era – The Glory Days of Live Music on the Las Vegas Strip, 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Recognized as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas hosted the world’s greatest performers, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand. Little is commonly known, however, about the musicians who played an integral role in the success of these stage stars. Host Ann Parenti, vocalist and executive director of the Forgotten Song Foundation, will feature a mix of conversation and music by veteran Las Vegas musicians who played with iconic Las Vegas headliners—and who crossed paths with the mobsters who once ran the town. Panel participants will include career pianist Joe Darro, vocal coach and instructor Ronnie Fabré, drummer Mike Candito and a surprise guest. Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission; guests may also access the speakeasy side entrance using the password, “Music in the Mob Era.”
Christmas Hours: On Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25, The Underground speakeasy and distillery will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at The Underground, Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ring in 2019 the old-fashioned way this New Year’s Eve at The Underground speakeasy and distillery. Guests can enjoy food and drink specials, live music by jazz duo The Old Fashions and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP Room reservations are available. Interested parties may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (702) 724-8634 to book.
Daily Distillery Tours, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. During these $12 tours, which are available as an enhanced experience with the purchase of a deluxe or premier pass and include a sampling of a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience of house-distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine—especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100 percent corn and bottled at 50 percent ABV. Tour participants have the option of purchasing souvenir bottles afterward to commemorate their experience.
Happy Hour, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass.
For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission and free any time for patrons using the daily passwords found on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibit, 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, Use of Force Training Experience, 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. 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,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. 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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