“Murder by Merlot,” A Murder Mystery Dinner

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Feb. 21-24, Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.
The Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock St., Tacoma

Tacoma Little Theatre pours a glass at The Social Bar and Grill to present a murder mystery dinner experience perfect for the wine lover in us all, “Murder by Merlot,” directed by Karen Christensen.

The Frudee Family has been in the winemaking business for years. Their winery, while not entirely successful, has managed to stay afloat despite the criticism of a local wine critic, Dr. William Beabore. But now the Frudee brothers, Doodie and Rudy, and their distant cousin, Judy, have made an amazing discovery, and they know they’ll make a big splash with it in the wine world. Doodie’s wife, Trudy, will do anything to help her husband, even if it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste, while Rudy’s wife, Prudy, doesn’t want to stain her reputation with a secret she’d rather keep to herself. Enjoy some wine tasting and learn a little bit about wine, but be careful – someone will soon be two sheets under!

Dinner includes: appetizer, salad, main entrée (meat, chicken, vegetarian/gluten free) and dessert. Coffee, tea, water and soda are included, and alcohol is available for purchase at the bar or from your server.

Tickets: $55 per person (includes dinner with gratuity and show). Reservations are required.

Info: www.tacomalittletheatre.com or (253) 272-2281

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St., Old Town, Tacoma

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma is excited to bring The Girsky String Quartet to Slavonian Hall on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. This event closes the season; plans are underway for Classical Tuesdays’ 15th season. As always admission is free and all ages are welcome. Plenty of street parking, a few parking slots in alley for those requiring access via the ramp.

This evening’s program features a discussion of the role of patronage in the history of chamber music and performances of quartets composed by: Franz Joseph Haydn – Quartet in D major, Op. 71 No. 2 (composed 1793) Dmitri Shostakovich – Quartet No. 10 in A-flat major, Op. 118 (1964) Ludwig van Beethoven – Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (1808).

The Girsky Quartet is an ensemble of stellar string players from Seattle, Los Angeles, Vashon Island and Tacoma that is rapidly carving a niche for itself in the Pacific Northwest.

Info: www.facebook.com/events/2446387815390429/ or email classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com, fb.me/classicaltues

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