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‘Dinner and Discourse’ coming to Amherst Opera House

Metro Wire Staff

UW-Stevens Point faculty experts will help guide a conversation on current topics during two special ‘Dinner and Discourse’ events in Amherst.

Held in August and October, the evenings include a chef-prepared meal and discussion of current topics with faculty experts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. A multicourse dinner will be prepared by local internationally-trained Chef Salvatore Friedel and Eleonore Hebal. A cash bar will be offered through Central Waters Brewing Company.

Both events will begin at 6 p.m. at the opera house, 207 N. Main St., Amherst.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Associate Professor Joshua Horn, philosophy, will discuss “The Nature of Free Will” and the theological and scientific reasons why humans have it or don’t. He will describe how philosophers have historically understood this freedom and why the debate over free will is important today.

On Friday, Oct. 11, Associate Professor Shanny Luft, religious studies, will discuss “Violence and Media” and why movies, comic books, and other sources are blamed for public violence. He will trace the history of public fears on the topic and lead a conversation about our thoughts and experiences regarding violence and popular culture.

Tickets are $30 per person for each event and are available through brownpapertickets.com/event/4302582 (August 24) or brownpapertickets.com/event/4304528 (Oct. 11).

Contact the opera house at 715-321-0122 or amherstoperahouse@gmail.com for more information.

“Dinner and Discourse” is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point College of Letters and Science and the Amherst Opera House.