Thursday, January 16, 2014

Who All Dunnit?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Feel like a little True Grit meets true crime? Mozy over to the Bayside Grange for the Clark Historical Museum's third annual Murder Mystery night at 5 p.m. on Saturday ($50). It's an Old-West-themed event, and a chance to get in full dude drag — you don't have to, but come on. You know you look good in that 10 gallon hat.

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Besides, you don't want to be the only greenhorn in the posse when some poor, unfortunate cowpoke gets poisoned, shot or hit with a horseshoe and everyone has to try and identify the cowboy/cowgirl who did the killing. Was it the sheriff? The rancher? The saloon girl with a heart of gold?

Y'all won't have to do all that figuring on an empty stomach, either, with a chuck wagon's worth of pulled pork, cornbread and chili on the buffet. The press release says diners "are guaranteed to leave full as a tick," so maybe go up a size on those Wranglers. Of course, you can always work it off kicking up your spurs with a little line dancing. Proceeds from tickets and the silent auction go to the museum's good work preserving the history and artifacts of Humboldt County.

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