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Love is to die for at Lighthouse

Published 10:11am Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Lighthouse Event Center is again hosting a Valentine’s murder mystery dinner theater event.

Lighthouse owner Celeste Krause said the event was so popular last year that they decided to hold the dinner theater again this year. The murder mystery will be set in the 1920s, with performances by local actors with the 17th Street Players.

Shows start at 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Actors will perform during the meal’s courses and the audience will have to guess who the story’s murderer is.

Reservations are needed as soon as possible for the event and can be made by calling 373-3144. Tickets are $25 and include choice of lasagna or tomato basil chicken, along with sides and a dessert and catered by Hy-Vee.

Krause said guests are welcome to dress up in garb from the roaring 20s. The Lighthouse Event Center is at 621 Marshall St. in Albert Lea.


Friday

• A Meet the Met will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at Prairie Wind Coffee to discuss the Saturday showing of “Rigoletto.”

• Albert Lea High School’s Supermileage team hosts a burger basket night from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Albert Lea American Legion. Cost is $8.

• St. Theodore Catholic Church hosts a fish fry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church’s Marian Hall. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and younger and free for children age 3 and younger. Menu includes fish, shrimp, baked or mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls, ice cream with toppings and beverage.

• The Kiester Fire Department Relief Association will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kiester Community Center. Menu includes all you can eat: fish, baked potato, cole slaw, toast, juice and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and younger. Proceeds go to upgrades for the fire hall and equipment.

• Albert Lea Community Theatre presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” at 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.


Saturday

• The Big Freeze will be all day at Edgewater Park. See a schedule of events, including times for the Polar Plunge and chili cookoff, in Friday’s edition of the Tribune.

Piotr Beczala as the Duke in Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” -- Ken Howard/Met Opera

• A live high-definition transmission of the Met Opera’s “Rigoletto” will begin at noon at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. The performance, sung in Italian with English subtitles, is approximately 182 minutes with two intermissions. Coffee and cookies from Prairie Wind Coffee will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $18 for ACT or Civic Music members and $12 for students.

• Albert Lea Community Theatre presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” at 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.


Sunday

• The Alano Society will host a breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at 1005 N. Ulstad Ave. Menu includes all you can eat: French toast, pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, juice and coffee. Cost is $5.

• Albert Lea’s Masonic Lodge will host an Amaranth pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, eggs and sausage, orange juice and coffee. Albert Lea High School choir students will wait tables.