On television, criminal investigators are slick and relentless, which explains why most kids want to grow up to be cops, actors, or a pair of sunglasses. Shine like a snooping star with this Groupon to Wine Country Connection Murder Mystery Dinner at The Rocks Bar and Lounge in Petaluma. Check the regularly updated schedule for dates and times. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a murder-mystery dinner for two (a $120 value).
- For $99, you get a murder-mystery dinner for four (a $240 value).<p>
Guests are mingling pleasantly, enjoying light conversation and pasta with caesar salad and garlic bread. Then the doors swing open and a harrowed detective rushes in, declaring that a body has been found murdered, and everyone in the room is a suspect. Eyes begin to shift, the tension rises, and fingers point. So begins an interactive evening of questioning, connecting the dots, dusting off old magnifying glasses, and solving a mystery to clear your own good name.
Wine Country Connection Murder Mystery Dinners weave detective work and a custom script into an exciting evening of socialization. Mingling incognito with the guests are skilled actors rehearsed in the plot, yet nobody knows who is who. Adding to the mystery, guests wear costumes dependent on the evening’s theme or era, such as 1920s gangster outfits, sating their inner child and desire to finally be recognized as a valued member of the mob. Some patrons keep their costumes casual, and some dress to the nines, conforming to their own personal comfort level. At the evening’s end, the killer is revealed, and prizes are awarded for best costume, super sleuthing, and best performance.
Wine Country Chemistry
It only takes six minutes to find a soul mate—at least that's what Wine Country Chemistry aims to prove with their speed-dating events. During a two-hour evening, anywhere from 10 to 20 pairs of men and women circulate through the room to embark on 10 six-minute mini-dates. Using a discreet scorecard, attendants document whether or not they would want to see the person again by circling a simple "yes," "no," or "my pen isn't working." The event's organizers collect scorecards at the end of the night, later giving mutual yeses their counterpart's email address so that they can arrange a full-length date.