June 1, 2024

The Mob Museum, The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery Announce Programs and More in June


L to R: She Knew Too Much Public Program; Exterior of The Mob Museum.; Family Secrets with Frank Calabrese Jr.
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LAS VEGAS (May 2024) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of June happenings, including an appealing buy one, get one free admission special throughout the month, Frank Calabrese Jr.’s ongoing Family Secrets speaking engagement and public program “She Knew Too Much: The Tragic Story of Jazz Age Con Woman Vivian Gordon.” Additionally, The Underground speakeasy and distillery invites guests to enjoy live music and drink specials for National Moonshine Day.


Buy One, Get One Free General Admission for Nevada Locals
Dates and Time: Every day in June before 11 a.m.
Location: The Mob Museum
Cost: Nevada locals with proof of residency can enjoy buy one, get one free on general admission.
Description: It pays to be local. Every day in June before 11 a.m., Nevada locals with proof of residency are eligible to receive buy one, get one free on general admission. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Museum box office.

She Knew Too Much: The Tragic Story of Jazz Age Con Woman Vivian Gordon
Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a book signing.
Location: Inside the historic courtroom. To RSVP to attend, click here.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
Description: ​ Vivian Gordon came to New York to find fame and fortune on the stage. Instead, she became a high-end call girl and blackmailer associated with gangsters and corrupt city officials. Her life ended tragically as the victim of knowing too much about the Mob’s corrupt connections with police and political leaders. Reporter and Mob historian Anthony M. DeStefano will dive into Gordon’s story, revealing the dark underbelly of Jazz Age New York. A book signing of “Broadway Butterfly: Vivian Gordon The Lady Gangster of Jazz Age New York” will follow the program.

Speaker: For the past 30 years, Anthony M. DeStefano has been a criminal justice and legal affairs reporter for Newsday. In his role, he has covered a number of major trials, including those of subway gunman Bernhard Goetz (1987), The Happy Land Social Club Fire (1991), reputed Gambino crime boss Peter Gotti (2003), former Bonanno crime boss Joseph Massino (2004) and the so called “Mafia Cops” (2006).  He also covered the case against Wall Street Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff from 2008 through 2014. DeStefano’s continuing coverage of the Mafia has also led to seven additional books.

​Family Secrets with Frank Calabrese Jr.
Dates: Every Wednesday through Sunday in June
Time: At the top of the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Organized Crime Today exhibit
Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Description: Reformed mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. had only ever hoped to escape the tumultuous and violent life he had been groomed for by his own father, notorious Chicago Outfit enforcer and hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. Knowing there was only one way out of the life – to ensure his father was never back on the street – Calabrese Jr. contacted the FBI from prison where he and his father were both serving multi-year sentences. To secure the evidence the FBI needed to charge and eventually convict Sr. for life, Calabrese Jr. agreed to wear a wire in the prison yard to capture intimate conversations with his dad. Calabrese Jr.’s testimony helped the FBI solve 18 murders, including that of enforcer Anthony Spilotro, whose death was depicted in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 movie “Casino.” Calabrese Jr. now appears weekly at The Mob Museum to speak and reflect on risking it all to escape the life he never asked to be a part of.

Walter White’s Last Ride Raffle
Date: Now through Sunday, Dec. 15
Location: Raffle tickets are available onsite at The Mob Museum and online at for those 21 years of age and older.
Cost: Tickets start at $5.
Description: For a limited time, the Museum presents the chance for one lucky winner to drive away in the 1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVille d’Elegance driven by Bryan Cranston as Walter White – aka Heisenberg – in the series finale of AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad.”  Proceeds from the raffle will support The Mob Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in delivering its mission to advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society through exhibits, public programming and educational outreach.  Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Full raffle rules and details can be found at


National Moonshine Day
Holiday: Wednesday, June 5
Promotional Dates: Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday and Friday.
Location: The Underground Speakeasy
Cost: 15% off all bottled moonshine and moonshine flights.
Description: In honor of National Moonshine Day, The Underground speakeasy is celebrating with 15% off all bottles of moonshine and moonshine flights. Crafted in the basement of the Museum, this award-winning, house-distilled spirit comes in its signature original recipe as well as Huckleberry Hideout, The Goodfella’s Vanilla, Ginger Jake and The Fuzz peach flavor.

Live Entertainment Calendar
Date and Time: 

  • Saturday, June 1 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Souvenairs
  • Sunday, June 2 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: The Syn-Phonics
  • Friday, June 7 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
  • Sunday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Dixie Flats
  • Saturday, June 15 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Souvenairs
  • Sunday, June 16 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Cheyenne Adams and The Dirty Business
  • Friday, June 21 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Michael Ross Nugent
  • Saturday, June 22 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Amanda King & The Prohibition Three
  • Sunday, June 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Sandy and the Knightcaps
  • Friday, June 28 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: Colte Julian and The Sidecars
  • Saturday, June 29 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.: The Ramblers
  • Sunday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Laura Shaffer and the Noir Nightingale Quartet

Location: The Underground speakeasy and distillery.
Cost: Free entry at the secret side door to visitors who know the password, published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.
Description: Revel in the sounds of the Jazz Age 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.

For more information on the lineup or updates regarding live entertainment, please click here.

The Underground is an immersive Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy, distillery and private VIP room in the basement of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. Artifacts from the 1920s and 1930s 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, specifically making way for modern cocktail culture. A seasonal cocktail menu gives guests the opportunity to try contemporary takes on classic Prohibition-era cocktails. The menu and atmosphere have landed the speakeasy on several “best cocktail bars in Las Vegas” lists. Distillery tours allow participants to learn about Prohibition and its impact on a variety of spirits and drinking habits while tasting a few of the Museum’s moonshines. The distilling program has received various accolades, including Best Moonshine at the 2020 International Whiskey Competition. Complimentary entrance to The Underground is granted at the secret side door to visitors who know the password, which is published daily on Instagram Stories @MobMuseum_Underground.


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, or download the Museum’s free mobile app.


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