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Drink Like It’s the 1920s at the 8th Annual Chemistry of the Cocktail!
Written by Patrick Turner

The board and staff of the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum invite you to join us for the 8th annual Chemistry of the Cocktail — the museum’s premier fundraising event. Come as a flapper, gangster, or silent film star, or come as you are and explore 1920s-style libations, enjoy delicious food from local culinary purveyors, and provide support for the museum’s mission in our community.

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Here is just a sampling of what’s happening at this year’s event on Fri., Nov. 8:

Classic Cocktails
Sample expertly crafted 1920s-era ”giggle water,” including the sidecar, Manhattan, classic gin and tonic, and more.

Delectable Fare
Enjoy tasty bites from more than 12 of your favorite culinary purveyors including Cherry Bomb Catering, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, Blend Catering, Washoe Public House, Food Evolution, Fig Tree Catering, Hash House a Go Go, Men Wielding Fire, Bibo Freddo, Mindful Cupcakes, DoughBoys Donuts, and Kimmie Candy.

Break the Vault
Try your luck at breaking the vault and win big. For either a $50 or $100 donation, you’ll have the chance to punch one of 100 compartments containing prizes such as wine, alcohol, food, experiences, and even travel. Participants are guaranteed prizes equal to the value of their donations or greater.

Password Please
Be sure to visit the Secret Speakeasy, presented by Dolan Automotive Group, where you’ll experiment with botanicals and their use in gin while sampling a French 75. All you’ll need is the secret password.

Selfie Bling
Snap a commemorative photo of your 1920s self wearing a selection of high-end “ice,” on loan from BVW Jewelers.

Impressive Grifter
Prepare to marvel at the mystical and magical talents of Justin Impossible. But keep an eye on your “cabbage”! 

Proceeds from Chemistry of the Cocktail support The Discovery's efforts to offer enriching educational programs and host engaging exhibitions focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Chemistry of the Cocktail tickets are available at Chemistryofthecocktail.org, by calling 775-786-1000, or at the museum’s admissions desk. We hope to see you here!

Patrick Turner is vice president of marketing & communications for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum in Downtown Reno.

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