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A SHOT IN THE DARK
PROHIBITION TAKES A HIT AT THE TAP ROOM

WHAT: "Trip the Lights Fantastic III: A St. Valentine's Day Massacreade"

WHEN: 10 p.m. today

WHERE: Tap Room, 320 Pearl St.

ADMISSION: $8 in costume, otherwise $10

INFO: 855-8800

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live during the Roaring '20s, when the Charleston was hot, Capone was kingpin and the women took charge of their lives and their bodies? When flappers and speakeasies ruled the hearts of young and old alike?

If your answer is "yes," then shimmy on over to the Tap Room tonight for "Trip the Lights Fantastic III: A St. Valentine's Day Massacreade." A multimedia extravaganza of sight and sound, the evening will be based on themes of the Prohibition-era and Al Capone's notorious St. Valentine's Day massacre of 1929.

Appropriately enough, music will be provided by the Waz, an acid jazz band known for its danceable beat using an upright bass, drum kit, saxophone, keyboards, turntables, guitar and voice. Guests will be Ithaca-based band Wingnut, along with locally-grown artist DJ Rhymic and Maura Price, a creative costume consultant. Highlighting the show - literally - will be the spectacular effects of Jeff Garbaz, a local lighting wizard who erects a 100-foot-by-50-foot, drive-in-sized movie screen behind the bands.

Proper dress - meaning flapper-style numbers for the ladies and classic mob suits for the gents - is encouraged.

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