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A Wilde hair
Many people are familiar with Oscar Wilde insofar as they have seen one version or another of “The Importance of Being Earnest” or they have heard a gothic tale of Dorian Gray and his portrait. What may not be commonly known is the complex relationship he had with the Catholic Church and the work he undertook in the last years of his life while living in exile. For the final meeting of local reading group Oscar Wilde: Nothing Except My Genius, the conversation turns to the Irish author’s Paris years from 1897 to his death in 1900 and the poems he wrote while there under the name Sebastian Melmoth.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The English Rose, located at 1401 Market St.
How much: $35, which includes tea and desserts
Tacos and tea
Luckily, The English Rose is right around the corner from Chattanooga’s original La Altena. Before heading to the discussion group or perhaps afterward to continue the conversation, a stop by the Mexican restaurant for street tacos might just be worth your while.
When: Open until 9 p.m.
Where: 314 W. Main St.
How much: $1.25 for steak, chicken and chorizo
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