By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Oct 30, 2014 at 10:36 AM

For the eighth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Locavore, the newest restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2014."

What could possibly deliver more fun than a night of cool food, great wine selected just for you and an evening of wonderful theater?

That’s the idea behind the Saturday Date Night package created by David Cecsarini’s Next Act Theatre.

Milwaukee’s theater companies are always looking for more ways to get people into the seats, and this one sounds like it should be right in the ballpark for young couples looking for a night out – and someplace other than a bar or a movie.

The evening, in the flourishing Walker's Point neighborhood, begins overlooking the Milwaukee River at Wine Maniacs on the River with a three-course wine dinner specially prepared for package holders by the chef staff. Each course will be paired with a wine personally selected by Head Wine Guy, Jeff Cox. After dinner, patrons will head to nearby Next Act for a night of thought-provoking entertainment in a modern, intimate performance space.

Saturday Date Night packages are available for the following productions: "Heresy" by A. R. Gurney, "No Child" by Nilaja Sun and "Ten Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher about Evolution" by Stephen Massicotte.

Information about the package can be found at the Next Act website and you can take a look at the Wine Maniacs menu here.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

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