The Mob Museum’s Digital Platforms Offer Exciting Content, Experiences At Home

L to R: Screenshots of The Mob Museum’s new experiential mobile app.
(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS OFFER ARRAY OF EXCITING HISTORY AND CURRENT EVENTS CONTENT, INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, offers numerous ways to stay engaged and enriched with its trove of digital content available for free online.

Packed with interactive online exhibits, digital experiences and curated tours, The Mob Museum’s website (themobmuseum.org) and Mobile App offer a rich and reliable resource for fun and educational tools from the safety of home:

  • Virtual Museum Access
    On its website, visitors can explore all four floors of The Mob Museum, where they can find select artifacts and exhibits presented with educational information. Learn about the origins of organized crime in America, the early days of Las Vegas, the impact of Prohibition on society, the Kefauver Hearings, ongoing organized crime groups and rackets around the world and more.
  • Virtual Tours
    Follow The Mob Museum on social media for information on exclusive new content, including virtual guided tours highlighting the Museum’s artifacts and exhibits. New virtual tours, as well as educational outreach presentations for students in grades K – 12, will be available beginning the week of March 30.
  • The Mob Museum App
    The Mob Museum’s Mobile App, features a variety of experiential elements, such as an interactive map of all four floors of exhibits, self-guided tours and more. The app is available to download for free on Apple and Android. Its entertainingly accurate Doppelgangster feature matches users’ selfies with their Mob history lookalike from a trove of more than 800 images of notable heroes, villains, singers, comedians and entertainers with Mob ties.
  • Blog
    Fresh content, authored by a roster of journalists, authors, historians and other experts on law enforcement and organized crime, continues to be added to the Museum’s dynamic blog. Recent posts include an interview with award-winning screenwriter Nick Pileggi and a story about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) recent “Project Python” operation which captured 600 members of a Mexican drug cartel in the United States.
  • Mob History Digital Exhibitions
    With two elaborate online-only exhibitions, home-bound guests can take in-depth, interactive journeys through fascinating events in Mob history.

    • Prohibition: An Interactive History,” a robust and captivating digital exhibit. The content aims to enhance the experience of touring the Museum. Providing an educational and enjoyable ride through Prohibition’s many facets, the digital exhibit reveals surprising insights into one of the most interesting and misunderstood periods in American history through photographs, text, videos and a variety of interactive elements including a Prohibition-themed game.
    • Another digital exhibition on the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre delves into all facets of this infamous wall where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place on February 14, 1929. Bringing to life the history of one of the Museum’s most significant artifacts—the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Wall—this digital exhibition incorporates photographs and text addressing the event from numerous angles. Topics explored include the bitter rivalry between bootlegging Mob bosses, Bugs Moran and Al Capone; the public outcry that followed the Massacre; the various characters who played a role in the crime; and the ballistics evidence used in the investigation.
  • Film and TV Recommendations
    To access a list of the Museum’s favorite binge-worthy Mob films and TV series, movie buffs can click here.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

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 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. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and No. 4 on its list of 10Best U.S. History Museums, “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 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

The Neon Museum Offers Web-based App, YouTube, Social Media During Temporary Closure

 

Hard Rock Café featured on the Neon Museum’s app.
(Photo courtesy of The Neon Museum)

THE NEON MUSEUM OFFERS CONTENT VIA WEB-BASED APP, YOUTUBE CHANNEL, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS DURING TEMPORARY CLOSURE

While The Neon Museum in Las Vegas experiences its temporary closure due to COVID-19 measures, it offers several ways to #NeonMuseumFromHome and stay engaged including The Neon Museum web-based app, YouTube channel, social media platform, blog and e-newsletter.

The Neon Museum’s free web-based app enables users to learn about select signs housed in the Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. Anyone with a computer or smartphone data plan can access the app via the website at www.neonmuseum.app and use the password NEON to access it.

Comprising photos, text and audio narration, the museum’s app spotlights 25 of the collection’s most popular artifacts and pieces from Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum. Beginning with the La Concha visitor’s center itself, a classic example of the roadside Googie architecture designed by pioneering African American architect Paul Revere Williams, the app also includes fun facts, history and anecdotes about the following signs: Hard Rock Café guitar, Golden Nugget, Moulin Rouge, Fitzgerald’s, Sassy Sally’s, Yucca Motel, Nevada Motel, Chief Hotel Court, Steiner Cleaners, Doc & Eddy’s, the Red Barn, Anderson Dairy, Green Shack, Treasure Island, Wedding Information, Aladdin, Jerry’s Nugget, Stardust, Riviera, Frontier, La Concha sign and Ugly Duckling.

To watch videos of The Neon Museum’s signs and exhibits, including features on Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum and “Strings Of Neon,” the Hard Rock Café Guitar restoration documentary, visit the museum’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3a8SUlK.

Users interested in learning more about the signs may access The Neon Museum blog here https://bit.ly/2UpUadt. The blog includes articles dedicated to a variety of topics, including “Lost Signs of Las Vegas,” “How Many Signs Light Up?” and “Days of Luxor Past: The Neon Museum’s Most Enigmatic Sign.”

For ongoing communication from The Neon Museum, sign up to receive e-newsletters with the latest news from The Neon Museum, go to https://bit.ly/2xX7qyN.

Finally, for daily dispatches (and timely memes) from The Neon Museum, follow The Neon Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and comment using  #NeonMuseumFromHome.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in

17th Annual Louisiana State University Crawfish Boil Returns to Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, April 25

 

17TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY CRAWFISH BOIL RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER, APRIL 25

 

Downtown hotspot welcomes guests to a scholarship fundraising event featuring
a 5,000-pound crawfish boil and entertainment from Theo and the Zydeco Patrol

 On Saturday, April 25, the 17th Annual Louisiana State University (LSU) Crawfish Boil and Food Festival will be back at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to serve up more than 5,000 pounds of live crawfish trucked in from Lafayette, Louisiana. Presented by the Las Vegas Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association, the event will raise money for scholarships for Nevada high school students who hope to one day attend the Baton Rouge-based school.

The 5,000-pound crawfish boil will mix a combination of corn, red potatoes and fragrant spices for the ultimate southern cultural experience. Guests also can dine on fare such as fried alligator, funnel cakes, BBQ, Cajun-style shrimp and a selection of beer and full bar services.

When the eating is over, attendees can relish in all-day entertainment including face painting, balloon crafts, lawn games and dance to live performances by Cajun blues band, Theo and the Zydeco Patrol.

The boil will run from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is free to enter. Secure a spot and crawfish order by reserving a table in advance. Tables start at $80 a person and includes a $55 food and $25 beverage minimum. Tables seat 4, 6, 8 and 10 guests at a time. Tickets can be purchased at www.dlvec.com or at the gate and all ages are welcome.

The Las Vegas Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association, a nonprofit organization, hosts its annual Crawfish Boil to help finance their Endowment Fund to provide Nevada students who wish to attend LSU with scholarships. The Boil is the largest fundraising event within their organization.

For more information about Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, please visit www.dlvec.com.

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is the ultimate entertainment destination. The 20,000-foot multipurpose space offers carefully designed layouts to create a unique and memorable experience for every curated event. Merging Vegas nostalgia with a modern touch, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is inviting to both tourists and locals and embraces the spirit of the city with an eclectic line-up, ranging from music festivals, sport viewing parties and more. The venue features a state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting design equipment and can accommodate up to 11,000 guests. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

The Stardust Letters Have Been Re-lamped And Are Illuminated At The Neon Museum

Stardust letters relamped with more than 1,100 bulbs.
Photo Courtesy of The Neon Museum.

 THE STARDUST LETTERS HAVE BEEN RE-LAMPED AND ARE
ILLUMINATED IN THE NEON MUSEUM BONEYARD

The monumental Stardust letters—one of The Neon Museum’s most iconic Neon Boneyard sign exhibits—have been re-lamped and are now illuminated daily. These letters join the growing number of restored and illuminated Las Vegas neon signs on display in the Boneyard.

To re-lamp the eight, letters, which range in height from 14 to 18-feet, Hartlauer Signs used more than 1,100 energy-efficient, 3-watt cold cathode compact fluorescent (CCFL) bulbs. Their original location on the building and the year they were put on it are currently unknown. The sign originally used 25-watt incandescent bulbs. In the course of this partial restoration, Hartlauer Signs found flashers, electrical devices enabling the oscillating effect associated with bulbed signs. Now, visitors to the Boneyard can see the Stardust illuminated just how it appeared when it last functioned on the Las Vegas Strip.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

World’s Largest Single Video Screen Illuminates Fremont Street Experience with Fully Immersive Content

WORLD’S LARGEST SINGLE VIDEO SCREEN ILLUMINATES
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE WITH FULLY IMMERSIVE CONTENT

 

 

Following the highly-anticipated debut of the $32 million upgrade of Viva Vision, Fremont Street Experience continues to illuminate the pedestrian mall with a collection of all-new groundbreaking visuals and mind-blowing 3D graphics created exclusively for the world’s largest single video screen.

 

Utilizing Watchfire Signs’ cutting-edge LED screen technology, Contend developed multiple, multi-sensory themed vignettes to activate and bring to life the awe inspiring screen, including the groundbreaking signature show concept, “MIXology.” Inspired by “synesthesia,” a perceptual phenomenon where music, art and emotion collide to create an immersive experience, “MIXology” was designed to exploit 49.3 million LEDs alongside a state-of-the-art, 600,000-watt, concert-quality surround sound system and take visitors on an visual and sensorial journey in downtown Las Vegas.

 

“MIXology” incorporates an EDM-based music mash featuring iconic songs across multiple decades and genres of music that inspire the multi-generational masses culminating with an epic audience participation sing-along led by Fremont Street Experience’s world-class house bands.

 

A sampling of the vignettes created for the enhanced Viva Vision canopy include:

 

  • Mothership – Set to a majestic celestial backdrop, Fremont Street Experience is transformed into an out of this world adventure filled with wonders of deep space, a bustling space station and action-packed space battles.

 

  • Fluid Lucidity – With 10 different iterations, Fluid Lucidity is a series of mind bending abstract visual spectacles that bend the limits of the imagination on a grand scale.

 

  • Air Show – Set to a beautiful and dramatic skyscape, Viva Vision canopy plays host to several stunning, immense and breathtaking aerial spectacles during the day and night.

 

  • Garden of Eden – Visitors can step into a magical and mesmerizing alien jungle teeming with flora and fauna unlike any other.

“A lot of people talk about immersive experiences, but when you have a system like Fremont’s, that completely eclipses your perception (without using VR goggles), you can actually deliver on that promise in a profound way. ‘MIXology’ does just that.” said Bill Wadsworth, Head of Immersive Experience at Contend. “The Fremont A/V setup is so unusual (and awesome), we needed to do extensive research before we felt qualified to take full advantage of that system. The canopy screen is so massive, it’s like a weather phenomenon. The surround sound system is powerful enough to pop your eyeballs out. When you combine the best of both and add live bands and DJs playing along, you literally have something unique. No matter where you stand on the six blocks, your experience is different every single show.”

 

With the new upgrades, the screen can be seen 24 hours a day for the first time in its existence. In addition to the new shows, guests can also enjoy six-minute light shows that run every hour from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Viva Vision light shows feature music from The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Linkin Park and others.

 

In partnership with the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority, the $32 million renovation to the iconic Viva Vision screen illuminates downtown Las Vegas with 16.4 million pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it up to seven times brighter than the existing canopy with four times the resolution.

 

For more information, visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

About Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience, a six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages 365 days per year and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,375 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. The one-of-a kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750 foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform, representing the largest slot machine in the world, to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 70 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 24 million annual visitors.

 

“Like” Fremont Street Experience on Facebook: facebook.com/FSE89101

“Follow” Fremont Street Experience (@FSELV) on Twitter: twitter.com/FSELV

“Follow” Fremont Street Experience (@FremontStreet) on Instagram: Instagram.com/fremontstreet

 

La Comida to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Lucky Irish Twist

La Comida to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
with a Lucky Irish Twist

 Downtown Las Vegas’ vibrant eatery, La Comida, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish-inspired dishes and drinks available all day on Tuesday, March 17.

Executive Chef Mario Garcia will blend Irish and Mexican flavors with brisket enchiladas, showcasing slow-braised, smoked brisket topped in “lucky” green tomatillo sauce, priced at $16. In true St. Patrick’s Day spirit, the restaurant will offer a special menu of “Lucky 7” drink specials, including $7 leprechaun shots featuring Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, fresh sour mix and lemon-lime soda, $7 green Modelo draft beers and $7 Irish sours, infused with fresh sour mix, Midori, vodka and soda water.

La Comida’s full menu will also be available, including the chile relleno, featuring a battered, stuffed poblano pepper, queso fresco, ranchera sauce, cilantro and jalapeno cream, priced at $13; the sizzling chicken or steak fajitas served with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, corn, bell peppers and onions, priced at $18; and a lineup of the restaurant’s fresh fruit margaritas, with 15 different flavors to choose from.

 

Reservations are available by calling 702.463.9900 or online at www.LaComidaLV.com.

 

About La Comida:
La Comida brings a funky vibe to Downtown Las Vegas with authentic Mexican flavors inspired by the cosmopolitan fare of Mexico City. Developed by Jenna and Michael Morton of the famed Morton restaurant family, La Comida is located in the Fremont East Entertainment District at 100 S. Sixth St., just off the corner of Fremont Street. Named one of the “Best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas” by Eater, La Comida serves authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Mario Garcia. La Comida boasts an expansive tequila selection and signature fresh fruit margaritas. The restaurant faces Sixth Street; the entrance marked with an old-school overhanging ‘La Comida’ sign stretching across the sidewalk beneath a 7-foot sculptured metal monkey with ‘bones’ flashing in pink neon. La Comida is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. More information is available by calling 702.463.9900 or online at www.LaComidaLV.com, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

9TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™ TAKES OVER LAS VEGAS FROM JULY 7 – 12

9TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
TAKES OVER LAS VEGAS FROM JULY 7 – 12  

Week-Long Celebration Includes UFC 252,
UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and UFC Fan Experience

UFC® today announced that the 9th Annual UFC International Fight Weekwill take place in Las Vegas from Tuesday, July 7, through Sunday, July 12. The week-long series of events will be headlined by UFC® 252, presented by Modelo, the 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and a two-day, interactive UFC Fan Experience®.

Among the highlights, the prestigious 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires® will be held on Thursday, July 9, at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort. The event will honor specific achievements and contributions to UFC and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, as well as recognize the global brand’s inaugural Forrest Griffin Community Award recipient.

 

On Friday, July 10, and continuing on Saturday, July 11, fans will be able to take part in a fully interactive and easily accessible free, two-day UFC Fan Experience at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The two-day experience will feature meet and greets, autograph sessions, and partner activations that provide unparalleled access to UFC champions, Hall of Famers, top-ranked contenders, and other UFC personalities.

 

In addition, fans from around the world who converge on Las Vegas for UFC International Fight Week will be able to enjoy the open workouts, weigh-ins, press conferences and live entertainment of a traditional Fight Week leading to the schedule’s culminating event, UFC® 252, on Saturday, July 11, at T-Mobile Arena.

 

Details regarding UFC Hall of Fame inductees, the bout card for UFC 252, and additional events for UFC International Fight Week will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit UFCFIGHTWEEK.com.

 

About UFC®
UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 80 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

 

About The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. The newly renovated, award-winning venue features a stage just four feet from the floor with the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, offering the utmost in intimate concert viewing. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges, and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology boasting top-of-the-line sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals, boxing matches and more. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

The Mob Museum Debuts New Exhibit on Crime in Pop Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L: Gas mask from “Breaking Bad,” R: Enoch “Nucky” Thompson’s suit, worn by Steve Buscemi, and Tommy gun prop featured on “Boardwalk Empire.”

(Photos courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM DEBUTS “THE MOB ON TV,” EXHIBIT DEDICATED TO ORGANIZED CRIME IN POP CULTURE

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its newest exhibit: “The Mob on TV.” Comprising a collection of on-screen costumes and props from three iconic organized crime-based TV series – “The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Breaking Bad” – the exhibit is on view in the Museum’s retail store.

While Mob movies dominated the twentieth century with blockbuster hits such as “The Godfather,” “Goodfellas” and “Casino,” the depiction of the Mob on the small screen gave rise to some of the most iconic television series of the twenty-first century. Both “The Sopranos” andBreaking Bad” rank among the greatest series ever made, being named No. 1 and 3, respectively, by Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest TV shows of all time.

Costumes and props in this collection include:

  • “Nucky” Thompson’s “Death Suit”: A three-piece suit worn in the series finale by Steve Buscemi, who played real-life Atlantic City crime boss Enoch “Nucky” Johnson in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.” The suit features a bullet hole where the character was shot. “Boardwalk Empire,” created by Terence Winter and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, chronicles organized crime in Atlantic City and beyond during Prohibition. The show’s five seasons (56 episodes) ran from 2010 to 2014.
  • “Breaking Bad” Hazmat Suit: The collection includes the hazmat suit and mask used during meth-cooking scenes worn by Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” This popular show ran from 2008 to 2013 for five seasons (62 episodes), following the transformation of White from a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher to ruthless drug kingpin in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Breaking Bad” was created by Vince Gilligan, who extended the story through a prequel AMC series, “Better Call Saul” and a sequel Netflix film, “El Camino.”
  • Tony Soprano in Casual Mode: A costume worn by James Gandolfini, in his role of Mob boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series “The Sopranos,” during season five, episode two. “The Sopranos,” created by David Chase, premiered in 1999 and ran for six seasons (86 episodes). The stories and characters were inspired by real-life Mob crime families in New Jersey.
  • “Boardwalk Empire” Tommy Gun: This submachine gun prop was used by “Nucky” Thompson in season two, episode eight of “Boardwalk Empire.” In the episode, Thompson receives crates of Tommy guns destined for the Irish Republican Army, which is rebelling against English rule. In episode nine, Thompson travels across the Atlantic to deliver the guns, which are smuggled inside a coffin that presumably holds his deceased father’s remains.
  • On-screen Gas Mask: This gas mask was worn on screen during meth-cooking scenes in “Breaking Bad.” The drug-making chemistry in the show was quite accurate, from the rudimentary production processes shown in the early episodes to the “super-lab” scenes in later seasons.

For more information about the Mob in pop culture, visit The Mob Museum’s blog here, which features numerous posts about that topic.

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 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. Numerous interactive exhibits include 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 sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” 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 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the themobmuseum.org

Vegas Golden Knights and the D Las Vegas Host Thousands of Fans at 3rd Annual Fan Fest

 

 

 

 

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS AND THE D LAS VEGAS HOST THOUSANDS OF FANS AT 3RD ANNUAL FAN FEST

 

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center transformed into a hockey haven with player appearances, gameday grub, family-friendly activities and more

Celebrating the Vegas Golden Knight’s exciting third season, thousands gathered at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, February 29 to experience fun-filled festivities at the VGK 2020 Fan Fest. Marking the first chance for fans to meet a number of new players and head coach Pete DeBoer, hordes of hockey-lovers showed up to the annual event to enjoy all-ages activities and plenty of team

Photo credit: Mike Xavier, Renowned Photos

The Downtown celebration kicked off with an energetic performance by the team’s in-house drumline, the Knight Line. A selection of Golden Knights players were then accompanied on stage by their broadcasting crew, coach DeBoer, President Kerry Bubolz and the D Las Vegas’ CEO Derek Stevens. The hockey heroes kept fans entertained with several on-stage showdowns, including getting-to-know-you games between players, as well as Las Vegas-themed trivia played by Stevens, Bubolz, broadcasters and a VGK season ticket member.

The afternoon was rounded-out by performances from the team’s dance crew, Vegas Vivas, and question-and-answer sessions with coach DeBoer, broadcasters Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy and several players.

Offering a chance for fans to honor their favorite team in the league, the public party comes as the Golden Knights are gearing up for their third year of high-stakes playoff hockey. Continuing their quest for the cup, the team will face off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, March 3.

the D Las Vegas is the official Downtown Las Vegas casino partner of the Vegas Golden Knights and hosts game-day viewing parties all season long at LONGBAR. Furthermore, the iconic Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and is home to the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision.

 

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. Guests can enjoy contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Debuting on casino’s second floor this March, the new hockey-themed BarCanada will provide sports fans with an unforgettable game watching experience; expanded sportsbook offerings from Circa Sports; all-new Keno and high-limit slot areas; and in-house programming from VSiN, The Sports Betting Network. For more information, visit www.thed.com or follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN LAS VEGS EVENTS CENTER

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is the ultimate entertainment destination. The 20,000-foot multipurpose space offers carefully designed layouts to create a unique and memorable experience for every curated event. Merging Vegas nostalgia with a modern touch, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is inviting to both tourists and locals and embraces the spirit of the city with an eclectic line-up, ranging from music festivals, sport viewing parties and more. The venue features a state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting design equipment and can accommodate up to 11,000 guests. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

 

The Mob Museum Named Among 10 Best U.S. History Museums by USA TODAY

The Mob Museum, one of the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice winners
for Best History Museum.
(Photo Courtesy of The Mob Museum)

THE MOB MUSEUM NAMED ONE OF TOP FIVE U.S. MUSEUMS IN USA TODAY’S
10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE

 The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, ranks No. 4 in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award rankings for Best History Museum. This award represents the most recent accolade received by the Museum, which is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

“This most recent designation places us in great company, alongside some of the nation’s most esteemed museums, each dedicated to illuminating important aspects of U.S. history,” said Jonathan Ullman, president and chief executive officer, The Mob Museum.

The full list of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award-winners for Best History Museum follows:

  1. National Museum of the Marine Corps
  2. The Henry Ford Museum
  3. National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center
  4. The Mob Museum
  5. National Museum of the Pacific War
  6. The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
  7. Museum of Native American History
  8. National Civil Rights Museum
  9. The National WWII Museum
  10. Museum of History & Industry

For more information about The Mob Museum’s awards and accolades, click here.

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 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. Numerous interactive exhibits include 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 sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” 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 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

The Underground Speakeasy at The Mob Museum Adds New Cocktails, Mocktails

The Plaza Antiqua cocktail at The Underground.
(Photos Courtesy of Chris Wessling for The Mob Museum)

THE UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY, DISTILLERY AT THE MOB MUSEUM ADDS NEW COCKTAILS, MOCKTAILS TO BAR MENU

 

nspired by bootleggers and rumrunners, designed to appeal to the palette of the modern guest, The Underground at The Mob Museum introduces new cocktails and mocktails to its speakeasy bar program.

Guests can step back in time and select from more than 20 Prohibition Era-inspired creations, each paired with a story of its real historic origins. Among the spirits featured in the cocktail collections is the Museum’s house-made moonshine, made in its 60-gallon, custom-made copper pot still. Enhanced with herbs, fruit and other infusions to create palate-pleasing drinks—all The Underground’s cocktails recall libations people enjoyed made with their home-distilled spirits during Prohibition.

New cocktails include:

  • Bang the Rum Slowly: rum, pineapple, orgeat, lime, alchermes, bitters
    When Prohibition ended in 1933, Don Beach knew exactly what he needed to do – open a bar! Don’s Beachcomber, later called Don the Beachcomber, was known for its tropical décor and rum cocktails. Today, Beach is best known as the father of tiki culture, but legend has it he started as a bootlegger in Southern California.
  • Plaza Antiqua: mezcal, cinnamon-infused brandy, chocolate-infused Vermouth, spicy bitters
    Thirsty Americans crossed the Southern border to quench their thirst in Mexican cantinas during Prohibition. Established venues such as Agua Caliente and the Mexicali Beer Hall in Tijuana introduced Americans to Mexican beers along with tequila and mezcal.
  • Clover Club: gin, Lillet, lavender, raspberry, lemon, egg whites
    The Clover Club is named for a men’s club in Philadelphia that met in the posh Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. First concocted in the 1800s, it was already a classic by the time Prohibition passed.

With patrons seeking a variety of options, The Underground features alternatives for guests seeking non-alcoholic options. Each refreshing drink combines different floral, fruity and effervescent ingredients. Non-alcoholic options include:

  • Keep Sober Cocktail: grenadine, lemon, elderflower tonic
  • Our Rosemary Grapefruit Fizz: grapefruit, rosemary, tonic
  • Raspberry Lavender Fizz: raspberry, lavender, lemon, soda water

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 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. Numerous interactive exhibits include 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 sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” 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 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

Celebrate the Luck O’ The Irish At Fremont Street Experience with Five-Day St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Celebration

CELEBRATE THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE WITH
FIVE-DAY ST. PATRICK’S DAY SHAMROCK CELEBRATION, MARCH 13 – 17

 

Fremont Street Experience, the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is inviting visitors and locals alike to don their green and party under the newly-upgraded Viva Vision canopy during its five-day St. Patrick’s Day ShamROCK celebration, March 13-17, 2020.

 

The annual St. Paddy’s Day bash features an incredible lineup of 20 bands and 50 hours of free, live music on three stages beneath the world’s largest single digital display. Beyond the destination’s world-class house bands, guests can celebrate the luck ‘ the Irish with shows by Irish/Celtic bands including Johnny McCuaig and the Arcana Kings, The Angry Brians, Brick Top Blaggers, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Finnegan’s Wake, The Black Donnellys, Whiskey Galore and others.

 

Partygoers will also enjoy themed, theatrical musical performances—dancing, singing, and high-flying aerialist acts—produced exclusively for Fremont Street Experience, throughout the five days of revelry.

 

Adding to the Irish-themed festivities, guests can head to Main Street Stage on March 17 as uniformed fire fighters from across the country will join Las Vegas Valley firefighters and bagpipers during the annual Las Vegas Firefighters Benefit Association St. Patrick’s Day march beginning at noon.

 

The St. Patrick’s Day ShamROCK celebration is an anchor of Downtown Shenanigans Month, with nightly events and entertainment taking advantage of the happy collision of St. Paddy’s Day, March Mayhem and Spring Break. For more information about the ShamROCK schedule or Fremont Street Experience, visit Vegasexperience.com.

 

 

About Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience, a six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is an open-air promenade of gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages 365 days per year and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. In partnership with the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority, the $32 million renovation to the iconic Viva Vision screen illuminates downtown Las Vegas with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven-times brighter than the existing canopy with four-times the resolution allowing the screen to be seen 24 hours a day for the first time in its existence. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, a unique zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, taking riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 70 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 24 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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The Mob Museum Announces St. Patrick’s Day Programming

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROGRAMMING 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will host a one-day-only St. Patrick’s Day programs and offers in the Museum’s Oscar B. Goodman Room on the third floor and The Underground speakeasy on Tuesday, March 17.

From 2 to 3 p.m. and again from 4 to 5 p.m., The Mob Museum’s Senior Director of Content Geoff Schumacher and Educational Programs Manager Claire White will deliver a presentation: “The Irish Mob in Prohibition-era Chicago.” Among topics to be discussed will be the Irish American-dominated North Side Gang, which served as the main rival of the Italian American organized crime group led by Johnny Torrio and Al Capone, eventually known as the Chicago Outfit.

Meanwhile, in The Underground speakeasy and distillery, festive specials available in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will include: $10 Guinness with a shot of Irish Whiskey; $8 Irish Coffees; $5 green Ginger Jake shots, made with ginger-infused, house-made moonshine  and $5 green beer (also available at Museum concessions on upper floors).

Please note: all Museum presentations require registration. For more information and to register, visit www.themobmuseum.org/events/ or call (702) 229-2734.

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 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. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit, as well as The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with Mob-related images.  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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” 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 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

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Stars And Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy at The Neon Museum, April 4

Pictured: Guests look through telescopes at Stars and Stardust
at The Neon Museum
(Photo courtesy The Neon Museum)

STARS AND STARDUST: SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY IN THE NEON
BONEYARD TO TAKE PLACE
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 7:30 to 10 P.M.

Free Educational Event Designed Especially for Families

 One of the year’s most anticipated and distinctive family events, “Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard” returns to The Neon Museum on Saturday, April 4. To be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m., this event offers stargazing especially for families and is presented in partnership with the Las Vegas Astronomical Society and the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium.

During this evening event, the lights in the Neon Boneyard will be dimmed to afford a clearer view of the stars. Participants will enjoy using a variety of professional telescope equipment to observe the night sky. Guests will also enjoy a self-paced solar system and sign-science scavenger hunt, as well as art activities.

This program is part of The Neon Museum’s ongoing effort to provide enriching educational experiences to people of all ages in a culturally important setting.

Admission to Stars and Stardust is free and guests must register for a limited number of timed, ticketed entries at the links below beginning Monday, Feb. 17:

7:30 p.m.: Click here

8:00 p.m.: Click here

8:30 p.m.: Click here

9:00 p.m.: Click here

Tickets will also be available on The Neon Museum website here: https://www.neonmuseum.org/visit/specialty-tours-programs

For more information about tours and special events at the Neon Museum, go to www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Click here for tour schedules and pricing information. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Downtown Las Vegas Staple, Bocho Sushi, Rolls into 2020 with Launch of New Catering Menu

Downtown Las Vegas Staple, Bocho Sushi, Rolls into
2020 with Launch of New Catering Menu

 

Bocho Sushi, a popular Japanese eatery located in Downtown Las Vegas at 124 S. 6th Street #150, recently launched a flavorful new catering menu, available now.

 

The award-winning restaurant has expanded its current catering menu to offer platters of appetizers and sushi, available in varieties such as the “Some Like it Hot Platter,” which feeds between four and six people with pork gyoza, spring rolls, fried chicken, garlic edamame and shishito peppers; the “Fish Lovers Platter,”  feeding between five and seven people served with California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, spicy salmon rolls, tuna nigiri, salmon nigiri, shrimp nigiri, yellowtail jalapeño sashimi, miso ginger sashimi and jack truffle sashimi; and the “Salmon Lovers Platter,” which feeds between four and six people with spicy salmon rolls, salmon skin rolls, baked salmon rolls, golden Philly rolls and assorted salmon sashimi.

 

Catering orders may be placed directly through the restaurant as well as on Postmates and Grubhub. Custom catering orders are available upon request. All catering customers will receive a 10 percent discount on first-time orders.

 

Bocho Sushi offers a rotating, seasonal menu with fresh fish and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is best known for its special rolls, including the Downtown, with no rice, spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, jalapeño, crabstick, cream cheese, green onion and deep-fried masago; the Ryan Special, made with shrimp tempura, spicy crab, avocado, spicy tuna, yellowtail, green onion and tobiko; and the 6th and Carson, with spicy tuna, asparagus, tuna, shrimp, soy mustard, yum sauce and green onion.

 

A weekday happy hour, available from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays, includes a 30 percent discount on the restaurant’s entire food menu. Popular happy hour selections include calamari, deep-fried and served with a Japanese marinara; Kumamoto oysters, served with spicy ponzu sauce; and rock shrimp, lightly battered and deep-fried, tossed in a house sauce. Bocho Sushi always offers traditional sake options and Japanese beers, including Wakatake Onikoroshi “Demon Slayer” Daiginjo, Horin “Good Fortune” Daiginio and Otokoyama Kimoto Junmai.

 

About Bocho Sushi:
A traditional Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, Bocho Sushi is located at 124 S. 6th Street #150 in the burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas. Bocho Sushi has been named a “Top Restaurant to Try for a Girls’ Night Out” by Eater in 2017 and a “Top Five Japanese Spot in Las Vegas” by Hoodline in 2019. A staple in Downtown Las Vegas’ dining scene, Bocho Sushi offers happy hour from 3-6 p.m. on weekdays with 30 percent off the entire food menu. More information is available on the website, Facebook and Instagram.

 

the D Las Vegas to Debut Hockey-Inspired Concept, BarCanada, in Casino Expansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the D Las Vegas to Debut Hockey-Inspired Concept, BarCanada, in Casino Expansion

Downtown Las Vegas hotel will transform second floor with the addition of bar venue, new VSiN programming, extended sportsbook floor and more in March 2020

 

Downtown Las Vegas hotspot the D Las Vegas will up the ante with the reveal of its original bar concept, BarCanada, an ode to Canadian sports and culture. Debuting this March, the hockey-inspired tavern will merge modern design, specialty cocktails and an intimate game-day viewing space as part of the hotel’s second-level expansion project.

Additionally, the D will refresh its 9,000-square-foot second floor casino, with the renovation adding 800 square feet to its current sportsbook, Circa Sports; all-new Keno and high-limit slot areas; and new programming from VSiN, The Sports Betting Network.

“There’s no denying that Las Vegas has transformed into a sports destination, and the D’s casino and sportsbook expansion is a direct response to that growth,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas. “As a hockey fan, I know where you watch a game can be just as important as the game itself. We are excited to debut a high-energy space where locals and visitors alike will want to grab a drink, place a bet and cheer for their favorite teams.”

BarCanada also will bring on-site programming by VSiN, where their team of experts will provide sports betting analysis and live insights. A proud partner of the D, VSiN currently broadcasts live from the hotel’s sports hub LONGBAR, and will house a studio within the sportsbook at Stevens’ upcoming casino-resort project, Circa Resort & Casino.

Brian Musburger, CEO of VSiN, said, “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Derek and the D. Everyone loves VSiN’s hits from LONGBAR, but as we continue to bring our unique sports betting content to a rapidly growing audience, it will be amazing to broadcast our expanded programming from this exciting venue at the center of Downtown.”

the D’s casino refresh will include the following:

  • The Debut of BarCanada – BarCanada will deliver the Canadian spirit of hockey and hops for an unforgettable game watching experience. Conceptualized by design firm PGAL, the 2,000-square-foot, 20-seat bar will span 60 feet. Fans will be able to catch major sporting events in a space surrounded by 85-inch TVs and adorned with Art-Deco-inspired designs like maple-leaf embroidered chairs and red interiors. Big groups also can gather at communal tables with up to 38 seats to share Canadian-inspired eats and libations from D Grill.

 

  • High-Tech Wagering – Growing by 800 square feet, Circa Sports at the D will introduce additional betting stations and one self-serve kiosk for ultimate convenience. Circa Sports – Stevens’ sports betting venture – debuted in 2019 and brings a customer-first approach with a team of the country’s top oddsmakers. It also boasts the first two-sided futures odds for major professional sports leagues, as well as competitive wagering menus and higher app limits. The sportsbook will continue to give spectators quality offerings, such as vast TVs and bar-top games that make betting more accessible.

 

  • All-New Keno and High-Limit Spaces – Second-floor casino guests will enjoy the D’s 600-square-foot keno area and 1,340 square feet of high-limit slots, with an opulent VIP lounge. The keno space will showcase booth seating, individual seats for 16 people and modern technology. The high-limit slots and lounge will take center stage with thoughtful wall design and décor, including artistic light sculptures. In addition to the new keno and high limit areas, 9,000 square feet of the casino floor will be refreshed with new carpet, ceiling design, lighting and modern wallcoverings.

 

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About the D Las Vegas:

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with Downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Circa Sports

Helmed by casino owner and Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens, Circa Sports is blazing a new trail in the gaming industry by combining customer-first approach to business with a team of the country’s top oddsmakers. Circa Sports boasts one of the most competitive wagering menus in Las Vegas and will be a multi-state leader for sports futures and higher app limits. Following the company’s 2019 launch at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the D Las Vegas, Circa Sports’ Mobile App expands to Colorado this May and the multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook at Circa Resort & Casino will open its doors in December 2020.

 

The Mob Museum’s 8th Anniversary Event Includes Free Admission, Car Show

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS, PROHIBITION-ERA CAR SHOW, FEB. 14  

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its eighth anniversary on Feb. 14, while hosting two dynamic exhibits: a complimentary car show featuring Prohibition-era vehicles and a display of crime scene evidence from Chicago’s infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. To honor the anniversary, Nevada residents receive free admission and non-residents receive buy-one-get-one admission on that date.

The free car show will feature 15 prohibition-era classic cars from the Model A Ford Club of America and Las Vegas Cadillac Club parked outside the Museum. Guests will be able to photograph select cars and sit inside them, as well as interact directly with their owners and learn about each model.

Meanwhile, a never-before-seen compilation of artifacts selected from the Museum’s extensive St. Valentine’s Day Massacre collection will be displayed in the historic courtroom on the second floor. One display case will include detailed paperwork related to body of Frank Gusenberg, the only person found alive when the police arrived on the scene, including a diagram of his wounds. In the second display case, guests can view actual evidence from bullets removed from the victims and their corresponding coroner envelopes as well as empty shells collected by investigators from the garage floor.

All day, guests will receive 20 percent off food and beverages in The Underground of The Mob Museum as well as enjoy live jazz music playing Prohibition-era tunes in The Underground. Performing at 9 p.m. will be 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.

The car show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre exhibit: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

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 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. Numerous interactive exhibits include 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 sponsored by Zappos. This year, the Museum released an engaging new mobile app providing the ultimate guide to the Museum for visitors, in-depth education for those seeking more about the history of the Mob and law enforcement, and an innovative, interactive lookalike feature called Doppelgangster which matches user’s facial features with those from more than 800 Mob-related images. 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 National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas,” one of “5 Museums for True-Crime Enthusiasts to Visit” by Oxygen.com, ” 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 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours.For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum, Twitter @themobmuseum or Instagram @themobmuseum.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Welcomes More Than 8,500 Fans to Biggest Big Game Bash

 

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER WELCOMES
MORE THAN 8,500 FANS TO BIGGEST BIG GAME BASH

Downtown Las Vegas hotspot hosts one of the largest watch parties in the city

On Sunday, February 2, more than 8,500 football fans gathered at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to cheer on their favorite teams for the fifth annual Biggest Big Game Bash watch party. Hosting one of the largest crowds in the city, the event featured delicious food vendors, VIP Man Caves and massive stadium-style screens that provided guests with fantastic views of the game.

 

“Every year, we aim to throw the ultimate viewing party and 2020 proved to be one our best yet,” said Downtown Las Vegas Events Center CEO and Owner Derek Stevens. “It was great to witness the excitement and energy surrounding the biggest game of the year.”

From live odds at Circa Sports to celebratory ice-cold beers, guests filled the venue to enjoy its entertainment offerings. This included tableside food and beverage options from American Coney Island, Project BBQ and more, as well as Man Caves boasting plush couches, corn hole and 70-inch TVs.

 

Across the street, visitors packed the D Las Vegas at the property’s exclusive Man Cave spaces and Detroit Ballroom. Both options offered stadium-style food, on-site betting and state-of-the-art surround sound.

 

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center continues to be a watch party destination for football, hockey and more. For additional information on upcoming watch parties, please visit dlvec.com.

 

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals, boxing matches and more. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.