Nightlife • Prohibition has ended! Who knew?
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When Irish mustaches are smiling

The Irish pub will hold its Movember fundraiser for prostate and testicular cancer awareness. The event will include a beard and mustache contest, raffle prizes, and music from John Ross Boyce & His Troubles. Will lucky winners receive a private testicular exam later in the evening?

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Where • Piper Down Pub, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Admission • Donation in lieu of cover; suggested $5 and above

Info • piperdownpub.com; 801-468-1492

Johnny-Come-Latelies miss Falcons and Saints

Watch NFL football all day long at the place known as the home of the $4 shot-and-beer combo. Just don't get upset if you come in hoping to see the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, as they played on Thursday.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, open at 11 a.m.

Where • Johnnys on Second, 165 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Info • johnnysonsecond.com; 801-746-3334

Repeal this

Celebrate the third annual Repeal of Prohibition Day by dressing up in your best outfit from the 1930s. You can play free craps, Blackjack and roulette, while Red Rock Hot Club will play swing and jazz dance tunes. Also, celebrate that Ken Burns' documentary series was only five-and-one-half hours long, rather than the intimidating 10-plus hour run-time of his "The Civil War" series.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

Where • Gracie's, 326 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Info • graciesslc.com; 801-819-7565

Repeal this, too

Bourbon House will also fete the end of Prohibition with a party that will feature blackjack, craps, poker, roulette, flapper girls and you, dressed in clothing of the era. Ratification of the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment on December 5, 1933. Although the last dry state was Mississippi, which officially ended the Prohibition era in 1966. So perhaps that's another holiday for Utah drinkers to celebrate.

When •Wednesday, Dec. 5, until 1 a.m.

Where • Bourbon House, 19 E. 200 South. Salt Lake City

Admission • Free

Info • bourbonhouseslc.com; 801-746-1005

Knowing is half the battle

It's '80s night at Area 51, which gives you a perfect excuse to dress in your finest gear from the 1880s — just to confuse people.

When •Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m.

Where • Area 51, 451 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Admission • $10; ladies free before 10 p.m.

Info • area51slc.com; 801-534-0819

Send information about nightlife events — especially upcoming New Year's Eve parties — to David Burger at dburger@sltrib.com or 801-257-8620.