THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS ANNUAL REPEAL DAY PARTY, SPONSORED BY JOHNSON BROTHERS, AND BOSS OF THE BARS COCKTAIL CONTEST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
This Repeal Day, December 5, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will once again become THE most spirited place in the nation to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition (December 5, 1933). Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Oscar B. Goodman at the Museum’s Repeal Day Party, where guests are encouraged to don their finest Prohibition-era attire while they imbibe craft cocktails from some of the city’s best mixologists, play casino table games and enjoy live entertainment by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. Johnson Brothers of Nevada is Platinum Sponsor for Repeal Day 2014.
A public toast by Oscar Goodman commemorating the anniversary of Repeal Day will take place at 7 p.m. Participants will receive a souvenir shot glass. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Dayvid Figler, prominent trial attorney also known for his Las Vegas expertise and freelance writing.
Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Boss of the Bars Cocktail Competition will take place during the Museum’s Repeal Day festivities. Open to all bars comprising downtown’s dynamic nightlife scene, the winning bar will receive the monumental, custom-designed Repeal Day Cup to display on their premises until next year’s competition. Last year’s winning bar was Oscar’s Steakhouse.. Competitors will craft Prohibition-era-inspired cocktails for a panel of judges including Joy Robertson, host and producer, FoodChannel.com; Xania Woodman, senior editor, dining, beverage and nightlife, Vegas Seven; and Eric Gladstone, wine and spirits educator and writer. In addition to having its name engraved on the Repeal Day Cup for all posterity, the winning bar will also receive a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas deeming it the victor in the “Boss of the Bars” contest. Prizes include roundtrip airfare vouchers from Orbitz Vacations, a two-night stay at the Golden Nugget with $100 dining credit and show tickets, tickets to Jersey Boys, Dillard’s gift certificate and more.
Also a returning highlight of this year’s Repeal Day at The Mob Museum: the Roaring 20s Costume Contest. Judges for this year’s event will include Jen Taler, operating partner, Stitch Factory; Blue Ash, Publisher, LUXURY Las Vegas magazine; Debrae Little, longtime costume designer for stars of opera and the stage; Deirdre Clemente, assistant professor of history, associate director of the public history program, University of Nevada Las Vegas; and Polly Weinstein, owner, The Jeweler’s Daughter. Prizes for the Costume Contest include Dillard’s gift basket, gift certificates and show tickets.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, are $40 and include Museum access, Boss of the Bars Competition, signature menu by Relish, cigars for purchase, casino table games, Roaring 20s costume contest and performances by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. VIP Party tickets are $60 and include all aspects of the Repeal Day Party, as well as early access (at 6 p.m.), a commemorative Repeal Day flask, two free drink tickets, speakeasy atmosphere and 1920s dance lessons.
One lucky Instagram follower in the #RepealDayTMM Instagram Contest Giveaway will receive two Delta Airlines flight vouchers courtesy of Orbitz, good for travel anywhere within the U.S. and Canada; certain restrictions apply. In addition, the winner will receive a two-night stay in a plush suite at the historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and a round of classic cocktails at Bar Prohibition! The Prohibition Cocktail Menu features classic drinks with a modern twist like the Frankie Two Fingers, Italian Kiss and Flaming Side Car—all of which are served in discreet coffee mugs, a method used by Prohibition drinkers to evade lawmakers. The winner must follow @TheMobMuseum on Instagram to win and use the hashtag #RepealDayTMM on either a selfie showing him/herself and a favorite cocktail OR on a creative picture of a favorite cocktail at a favorite bar. Entrants should also be sure to tag the image @TheMobMuseum. Images may be sent to @TheMobMuseum via InstagramDirect All indivudals must be 21 or older to enter. A complete list of contest rules is available here: http://themobmuseum.org/repealdaytmm-instagram-contest-rules-and-guidelines/.
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is offering a Repeal Day Hotel Package for Friday, December 5, including one deluxe room night for two, two general admission tickets to Repeal Day 2014 at The Mob Museum, two signature cocktails and, the next day, two soothing bowls of Hangover Oxtail Soup—made from a tried-and-true traditional hangover-curing recipe—at S+O restaurant. To allow guests to sleep their revelry off the next morning, the package also includes a 2 p.m. checkout. The price of the package is $189 for a Deluxe Room with two general admission tickets and $249 for a Premium Room and two VIP tickets. Repeal Day packages at Downtown Grand may be reserved by visiting http://www.downtowngrand.com/packages/repeal-day.
For more information and to make reservations for The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day events, go to http://themobmuseum.org/archives/2011/12/07/save-the-date-3rd-annual-repeal-day-december-5/ or call (702) 229-2734. Museum members will receive 10 percent off all ticket prices. Proceeds benefit educational programming at The Mob Museum.
Please note: The Mob Museum invites you to celebrate your right to imbibe during our third annual Repeal Day festivities, but please don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver, call a taxi or stay downtown. The Mob Museum will again provide the services of 456-Ride Las Vegas Designated Drivers Inc., to take any Repeal Day guests home for free if needed. Driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 is illegal across the country. But the amount of alcohol it takes to get to that number depends on a variety of factors such as how fast you drink, weight and gender. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.
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