Smart bets: Thomas Wolfe mystery dinner theater

It’s 1929. A certain local author has just returned from New York City. His new book — the highly anticipated Look Homeward, Angel — will be published in a few short weeks, and he’s agreed to give a reading to a select group of residents and fans gathered in the neighborhood speakeasy, the Eureka Saloon. But along with a four-course meal, craft cocktails, stock tips (Grove Industries is worth an investment) and live music, the evening takes a spooky turn or two. Can the distinguished guests (a Shakespearean actor and a budding detective among them) solve the mystery? Is the answer in the Turkish coffee grounds? Can it foretold by a lucky rabbit foot? That’s the setup for the immersive historical dinner experience at Lex 18, held Sunday, Sept. 20, at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person (not including extra drinks, tax or gratuity). lex18avl.com. Photo courtesy of Lex 18

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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