Monday, October 29, 2012

November becoming murder mystery dinner month

Murder mystery dinners have become all the rage in the Capital Region. November, in particular, has a heavy schedule.

The latest one I've added to my Food & Drink Events calendar is "Murder at the Kit Kat Club," a Roaring '20s-style event at Brookview Station Winery.

The dinner theater will feature the Mystery Theatre Players in the roles of gangsters, G-men, bootleggers and flappers. The audience -- which will have to solve the mystery, an original script by Kathy O'Neill -- will be served a pasta dinner and the attendee dressed best in the style of the '20s will receive a prize.

Reservations, available online, are $40 for the dinner and show, set for 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 13.

Brookview Station Winery is located at Goold Orchards, 1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton. Phone: 732-7317.

Others announced earlier:
• The "Smoking Joe" interactive murder mystery to benefit the Barbara J. Lehmann Scholarship given by the East Greenbush Fire Company will begin at 7 pm. this Saturday.
The venue is the fire company's banquet hall at 68 Phillips Road, Rensselaer. 
The In A Pinch Players will be performing the play about Joe Pullito, a longtime member of the fire company who is murdered and who might have had a few skeletons in his closet.
Reservations are $25 per person, or $160 for a table of eight. The menu includes chicken Parmesan, pasta and salad, with a cash bar. Reservations: 229-2471.
• The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar in Latham will host a murder-mystery dinner at 5 p.m. this Sunday. It's a fundraiser for the expansion of the Albany Ronald McDonald House.
The event, called "A Cruise To Die For," will have a shipboard-themed mystery.
Reservations, which are mandatory, are $100 and available by calling 577-8863 or e-mailing reneefarley@nycap.rr.com. Black tie or cocktail attire is requested. 
The Epicurean is located in the Latham Farms shopping complex.
• The Knights of Columbus Columbiettes also will present "A Cruse To Die For," but on Sunday, November 11, at the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, 501 Fourth Avenue.
The menu includes tossed salad, stuffed chicken breast, green beans almondine, rolls, desserts, coffee and tea. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations: 235-9372 or 783-8777.
• At the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, "Murder On the Oriental Rug" is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10. The cast of Agatha FGrisbee's play has been on tour in pre-Broadway performances but find themselves one actor short as curtain time looms.   
Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Reservations are $30 or $25 for Olana members. Pre-registration may be made by calling 828-1872 extension 109 or e-mailing shasbrook@olana.org. Olana is located at 5720 Route 9G. 

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