speakeasierHere’s one of 31 memorable ways to enjoy PT in December…

December 6: The Speakeasier

Enjoy Dinner and a Murder: “The Speakeasier.” Dinner and a Murder is an (almost) annual fundraiser for Olympic Community Action Program;s RSVP program. 2013 is the 7th year of this interactive murder mystery, where you get to be the detective. You will also be served a gourmet dinner with dessert. Drinks are available.

Members of the audience are invited to solve the mystery. The first part of the show is a live performance that happens on stage while the audience spectates. After dinner is served, the audience gets a chance to question each of the suspects in turn. You then try to solve the murder based on the clues you have collected. You will not be called onto stage to perform. You only have to participate to the level you choose.

The event takes place at pm at the Oscar Erickson Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Playing December 7 too. Tickets are $55 and available at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 360.385.2571, ext.6324.

The ParadeCounting down 31 ways to enjoy Port Townsend in December…

December 5: Global Lens Screening of THE PARADE

Concluding the 2013 Global Lens Film Series, The Port Townsend Film Festival, Peninsula College and Goddard College invite you to watch THE PARADE, an acclaimed Serbian film inspired by real events. Parking passes are provided and admission is free for this event that takes place on December 5th at Fort Worden’s Schoolhouse, 7 pm. The film is followed by a facilitated discussion.

Filmmaker Srdjan Dragojevic ́ takes a poignantly humane comedic look at some of Belgrade’s prejudices by showcasing a group of gay activists in Belgrade who strike a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss. Limun’s fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that only struggling gay theater director Mirko and his friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for the group’s Pride parade.

It’s a tall order: not only the group’ s individuals are attacked on a regular basis but previous attempts to march were met with mass violence from right-wing skinheads.When Limun’s gang refuses the assignment, he recruits a band of former Balkan war-buddies.

(Serbia, 2011, 115 minutes, Serbo-Croatian with subtitles in English).

Snow_Queen31 days of December fun in Port Townsend!

December 4: The Snow Queen

Directed by Angela Amos, The Snow Queen is Key City Public Theatre’s holiday gift to you. This sumptuous stage adaptation of the beloved Hans Christian Andersen classic, tells the tale of a brave young woman who must save her friend from his heart of ice before the evil Snow Queen takes over the world.

This is an epic adventure for all ages, that runs December 4-8, 11-15 and 18-22. Tickets are available by calling 360.385.5278 or go to www.keycitypublictheatre.org.