Dinner no longer holds the sense of mystery it did in America’s infancy, when grandpas would shoot an animal in the dark and grandmas would cook it blindfolded. Douse meals in intrigue with today’s Groupon to Occasions Divine at the Indianapolis Propylaeum. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a three-course dinner, a glass of wine each, and a magic show for two (a $100 total value).
- For $89, you get a three-course dinner, a glass of wine each, and a magic show for four (a $200 total value).<p>
Within the Indianapolis Propylaeum, a well-manicured Victorian clubhouse and historic landmark built in 1890, Occasions Divine’s magical soirees enchant adults and children alike with deft sleights of hand and inexplicable illusions. Evenings commence at 6 p.m. with tours of the historic home, giving eyes a chance to feast upon period-accurate décor enhanced by modern renovation and glow-in-the-dark area rugs.
Dinner begins at 7 p.m., with soup or a salad heralding the start of a tri-plattered dinner processional. As forks spear morsels of pecan chicken, veggie lasagna, or stuffed pork loin, roaming magicians enthrall guests with quick tricks at tables, finding quarters behind every ear and making uninvited guests disappear with the flick of a wrist. After polishing off a treat from the dessert bar, heads turn to the stage for a one-hour magic show, during which local magicians baffle their captivated audience with surprising stunts, logic-defying sleights of hand, and intriguing illusions. Because event seating is limited to 125 people, reservations are required; check the website for available dates. More dates may be added if needed.
When Occasions Divine planted its roots in a trio of historic locales, the event-hosting company made sure to keep most of the buildings' original décor and architecture intact while adding modern kitchens and other amenities. The staff orchestrates an ever-changing combination of themed dinners, wine and beer pairings, multiple-course meals, performances, and art classes. Pick a date and a mystery at one of many historic Indy spots.
1410 N Delaware St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202