Solve a mystery at dining venues in January

After the holidays, activities tend to slow down. It’s a good time to take in a relaxing dinner and a show. Bluegrass Mystery ­Theatre will present Manifest ­Murder at three locations this month.
■ On Friday, the show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway. Tickets are $48, which includes a three-course meal. Wine tastings, $3, begin at 6:15 p.m. Call (859) 846-9463.
Parlay Social, 257 West Short Street, at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. The cost is $29.95 and includes a three-course meal. Email Parlay@parlaysocial.com for tickets or call (859) 244-1932.
■ Jan. 26 at My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown. The cost is $99.95 and includes a four-course meal, 2½-hour train ride and the show. The train leaves at 5 p.m. Call (866) 801-3463 for tickets.

Special events

■ The Kentucky Distillers’ ­Association will offer an exclusive sampling of bourbon brands at the Bluegrass Ball on Jan. 19 in ­Washington, D.C. The pre-inauguration gala is hosted by the Kentucky Society in Washington.
Seven Kentucky distillers will present their premium single-barrel and small-batch bourbons: Bulleit, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.
The Bluegrass Ball also will be at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. Tickets, $250, are available at Kentuckysociety.org.
The ball’s Kentucky-inspired menu will be created by Edward Lee, who is chef/owner of 610 Magnolia restaurant in Louisville and has appeared on Iron Chef America and Top Chef.
The ball’s emcee is former ­Kentucky first lady Phyllis George. The Kentucky Society is one of the only state societies in the capital to host a regular inaugural ball, the group says.
■ Anthony Lamas, chef/owner at Seviche in Louisville, will be guest chef at City Grit culinary salon in New York on Jan. 24.
City Grit is a concept created by chef Sarah Simmons to ­showcase culinary talent from around the country before a New York ­audience. Lamas’ “Southern Spice” dinner will showcase Latin and Southern flavors. Go to Citygritnyc.com.
Lamas was a 2010, 2011 and 2012 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s award for best chef in the Southeast, and the ­restaurant was named by USA ­Today one of the “10 great places for ­Latino flavor and flair” in the country. ­Seviche is at 1538 Bardstown Road. Go to Sevicherestaurant.com.

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Hanna’s on Lime, 214 South Limestone, will reopen Monday after a holiday break. The lunch special will be pot roast with two sides and a roll for $8.25. Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Delivery is available. Call (859) 252-6264.
Casanova Italian Restaurant, 855 South Broadway, offers a soup and salad special at lunchtime for $6.99. Also new on the menu are chicken arrabbiata, gnocchi basil pesto and low-fat turkey ­bolognese. Call (859) 309-3313 or go to ­Casanovaky.com.

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