Written by Darla Shumway
This weekend is scheduled to be a busy one in Wolf Point, despite the forecasted storm.
Friday evening, the Wolf Point Area Museum will hold their annual wine tasting and art auction, which will be combined this year with a dinner theatre.
Featuring a spaghetti dinner, starting at 6 p.m. at the Wolf Point Elks Club, the annual fundraising event for the museum looks to be a night of good food, good wine and good fun.
The Vigilante Theatre Company of Bozeman will be on hand to perform House Arrest: The Curious Events upon the Retirement of Sherlock Holmes.
This original musical dinner entertainment by Bruce Hurlbut is set in London in 1902. After a two-year absence, during which he was presumed dead as a result of an encounter with Professor Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls, Holmes has shocked the world by returning to London and 221 Baker Street. He says he’s been in Tibet. He has also announced his retirement from the consulting detective business. Watson — who had been married and widowed and living away from Baker Street during these two years — is throwing a retirement party for Holmes, aided by Mrs. Hudson, who has thrown open the doors of 221 for the occasion.
Partiers (audience members) are former clients from Holmes’ cases. Among them is King Wilhelm of Bohemia, who upsets the evening by accusing not only Holmes, but Watson and Hudson as well, of blackmail. The retirement party becomes a courtroom. The main characters become prosecutors as well as defendants. Holmes (John Hosking) interrogates Watson; Watson (Tom Morris) questions Hudson; Hudson (Rhonda Smith) questions Holmes. And not until Act II is the true culprit revealed.
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former Bryan’s building on Main Street will be the fourth annual Vendors Christmas Bazaar.
Saturday evening, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., will be the annual Ducks Unlimited banquet at the Wolf Point Elks Club, which features a live auction and a dinner of prime rib or shrimp.