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January Happenings at The Mob Museum, The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery

 

 

New outdoor mural by Miguel Hernandez located at The Mob Museum.
(Image Courtesy of The Mob Museum)   

JANUARY HAPPENINGS AT THE MOB MUSEUM, THE UNDERGROUND
SPEAKEASY AND DISTILLERY
 

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement announces a new outdoor art mural, a variety of monthly cocktail specials and tastings and weekly live music in The Underground speakeasy and distillery. The full roster of January happenings follows.

Live Entertainment in The Underground Speakeasy
Date:  Saturday, Jan. 1: Colte Julian
Sunday, Jan. 2: Nieve Malandra
Friday, Jan. 7: Shaun DeGraff
Saturday, Jan. 8: Michael Ross Nugent
Sunday, Jan. 9: Cali Tucker
Friday, Jan. 14: Michael Ross Nugent
Saturday, Jan. 15: The Souvenairs
Sunday, Jan. 16: The Volsteads
Friday, Jan. 21: The Gatsby Gang
Saturday, Jan. 22: Colte Julian
Sunday, Jan. 23: Nieve Malandra
Friday, Jan. 28: The Volsteads
Saturday, Jan. 29: Red Penny Arcade
Sunday, Jan. 30: Cali Tucker
Time: Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. to Midnight, Sunday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: Free
Description: Revel in the sounds of the Jazz Age once more with music in The Underground speakeasy. Featuring a rotating roster of talented performing artists presented in an atmosphere surrounded by Prohibition-era artifacts, The Underground offers an immersive 1920s-inspired experience like none other.

  • Colte Julian captivates the audience with his dynamic performances on the piano along with unique renditions of classics.  
  • Nieve Malandra mixes international styles with American jazz and The Great American Songbook, singing in five languages to appeal to exotic tastes.
  • Shaun DeGraff plays re-imagined jazz influenced versions of modern popular songs. A true vintage jazz experience.
  • Michael Ross Nugent and his trio of performers brings the audience back to a bygone era with music written more than a century ago.
  • Renowned for her signature powerhouse voice, Cali Tucker sonically blends her country roots and versatile songwriting with a soulful rasp.
  • The Souvenairs are a four-piece group performing classics from the Great American Songbook. From hot, up-tempo swing to jazz ballads and beyond, the band provides a diverse program of music for all audiences. 
  • The Volsteads, a trio, bring to life sounds of acoustic Depression-era blues.
  • The Gatsby Gang is a premier Gatsby-themed jazz band in the Vegas area that performs roaring 20s-50s jazz for hundreds of concerts and events annually.
  • Red Penny Arcade is a dynamic musical quartet, which delivers a huge range of popular music from every imaginable era and genre, set in a 1920-40s style.

New Outdoor Mural Highlighting Southern Nevada in the 1940s
Date: Daily
Time: Guests can view the mural during the Museum’s operating hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: At the north end of the Museum’s west side parking lot.
Description: Made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, Mob Museum Advisory Council Member and artist Miguel Hernandez painted a beautiful depiction of Southern Nevada in the 1940s. Throughout this period in Las Vegas history, the city experienced the arrival and growth of the Las Vegas Army Airfield and the Basic Magnesium plant in Henderson, Nevada. The city also underwent major casino development Downtown, including the addition of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Golden Nugget Las Vegas which are depicted in the mural. El Rancho Vegas, Hotel Last Frontier and Flamingo Las Vegas, known as Highway 91 at the time, are also incorporated into the artwork.

The mural, available for viewing now, is the first segment of a larger mural. The continuation of the artwork will commence in the coming weeks showcasing Las Vegas predating the 1940s.

Miguel Hernandez is a Las Vegas based artist, originally from Los Angeles. Hernandez began his artistic career as the Zappos resident artist. His artwork has brought him across several states and can be found at the Zappos campus, local businesses, schools, music festivals and various charity events. On May 16, 2016, Mayor Carolyn Goodman dedicated the date as “Miguel Hernandez Day” after Hernandez unveiled a vintage car mural at The Mob Museum.

The Whiskey Club: Breckenridge Distillery
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $69 per person. Must be 21 years or older to participate.
Description: Join Breckenridge Distillery Brand Ambassador Jenny Bartels for The Mob Museum’s monthly curated whiskey tasting in The Underground speakeasy and distillery. Guests are invited to savor four award-winning whiskeys from the world’s highest distillery, located 9,600 feet above sea level. Breckenridge Distillery’s spirits begin with water from Rocky Mountain snowmelt. Visitors will taste the difference this pure, mineral-rich water source makes as they enjoy the Breckenridge whiskeys paired with delicious light bites.

To reserve tickets, please call (702) 229-2713 or email sales@themobmuseum.org.

National Bootlegger’s Day
Date: Monday, Jan. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 23
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Cost: $12
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Description: Celebrate National Bootlegger’s Day with a Scofflaw. Made with rye whiskey, dry vermouth, lemon juice, Grenadine and orange bitters, the Scofflaw derives from a 1923 competition to create a new word for a lawless drinker.

Mocktails
Date: Throughout the month of January
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $7
Description: Prohibition took effect 101 years ago this month. In honor of when liquor was illegal and mobsters made millions, The Underground invites guests to try its signature mocktails. These refreshing, alcohol-free options will make visitors want to go dry, too.

Breckenridge Whiskey Tasting Flight
Date: Throughout the month of January
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $35
Description: The Underground invites guests to experience Breckenridge Distillery’s whiskey tasting flight. Featuring four different spirits, guests can savor Breckenridge’s Whiskey Rum Cask Finish, Whiskey Port Cask Finish, Whiskey PX Sherry Cask Finish and Bourbon Distiller’s High Proof 105 Proof.

Happy Hour in The Underground
Date: Sunday through Thursday
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Description: During happy hour, The Underground offers a $2 discount on all craft cocktails, draft beer and wine. 

Spend $75 and Receive a Complimentary Souvenir Bottle of Vodka
Date: Throughout the month of January
Time: Available Monday through Wednesday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from noon to midnight.
Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery
Cost: $75
Description: Guests who spend $75 or more on food and drinks in The Underground will take home a free 50mL souvenir bottle of vodka.

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

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. 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. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. 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” and  “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. 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, visit themobmuseum.org, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.

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