by David Landau with Music and Lyrics by Nikki Stern
March 8th, 9th and 10th
The third story in the "Cafe Noir" series, following Murder at Cafe Noir and Noir Suspicions. No knowledge of the previous plays is required, as each play can stand alone. In Noir Point Blank, "Just Plain" Rick has hired a singer and opened a photo display of "300 yrs of shady business" at the cafe to increase business. To this comes an American detective looking for a murderess but stumbling across a gangster on the lam, a beautiful French historian and a British lawyer with a desire to go night diving. When the murderess ends up dead and the cop is implicated in the murder, it's "Just Plain" Rick who must help him out of the jam by helping him find the real killer. Meanwhile, the gangster has assumed the mortgage for the Cafe Noir and plans on setting up his operations there, and everyone seems to be after something that sunk off the coast of Mustique in 1945. It's a true forties style American mystery with the perfect mix of action, intrigue, humor, and romance.
"Noir Pointblank" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Trees & Traditions
We had a great time at our 39th Annual Trees & Traditions Fundraising Gala! Singer Jonathan Karrant (jonathankarrant.com) was amazing. The food, by Hillcrest Catering, was exceptional. Wine and coffee from Sicilia Vineyards and Bridge Coffee rounded out the evening. To all of you who joined us, I hope you had a wonderful evening!
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Sponsors:
West Coast Falconry (in the park behind the Museum)
May 16th – 11:00 am
Come see West Coast Falconry and learn about the different birds of prey. See a falcon, a hawk, an owl, and precocious vulture! Pictures are encouraged.
Our children's programs are educational in nature, with a lot of fun thrown in! They are usually structured to include some instructional time, a craft or activity related to the topic, and home-made cookies to finish it off. We do annual programs in the spring, summer, and in December. We hope to increase our children's offerings in the near future, so keep an eye on this space!
The Enchanted Forest Children's Program
April 19th – 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grab your fairy wings and magic wand. Come and enter an Enchanted Forest. Follow the trail to the story huts to hear stories told by the Fairy Queens. At the end of the trail, enter the spell shop to make a magic potion. Reservations required to experience the Enchanted Forest, which is in the park behind the Community Memorial Museum.
Movie Night at the Museum
Come join us for pizza and a movie! Bring a blanket, wear your jammies, and get cozy in the museum!
March 22nd - Aladdin
May 17th - TBD
(Pizza @ 5:30, Movie @ 6)
Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Museum staff is available for guided tours and presentations. Tours can be tailored to fit your group's interests, but we require at least one month notice for this service.
If you are a teacher and would like to bring your class to the Museum, please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance. We may not be able to accommodate requests made on shorter notice. School tours are available Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
Call us at 530.822.7141 or shoot us an .