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Pre-Prohibition Party Slated at Miller Pub

September 15, 2011


Pre-Prohibition Party Slated at Miller Pub

Milwaukee, WI--A Pre-Prohibition Party will offer the chance to savor the experience of a "last drink" before alcohol became illegal in 1920 on Friday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.

The event, which will be held at the Frederick J. Miller Pub, hidden in the MillerCoors offices at 3939 W. Highland Ave., is open to the public. The suggested donation per ticket is $45; all proceeds will support Milwaukee Public Television.

The MPTV Friends is sponsoring the event to celebrate a new film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick , PROHIBITION. The three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary presents the compelling saga of the critical Prohibition era that forever changed American society.

It will premiere on MPTV 10.1 HD on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. The second part will air Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. and the final episode will follow on Tuesday, Oct 4 at 7 p.m.

The evening will be catered by Saz's, with brews by MillerCoors. The Bootless Betties, a trio inspired by the Boswell Sisters and other singing stars from the Flapper era, will play hot jazz tunes from the 20's and 30's. Free parking will be available.

For tickets or more information, call 262-781-4998 or go to www.mptv.org/events.

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