Once Upon a Murder | The Open School

Once Upon a Murder

You are invited to our 3rd Annual Murder Mystery and Silent Auction supporting learner-centered education in Orange County. This unique event blends the fun of a murder mystery and the excitement of an auction. You will be assigned a character with a backstory and goals, and will attempt to solve the mystery with the clues you uncover from the other guests.

Tickets include appetizers, dinner, drinks, and entertainment. A selection of interesting, unique, and valuable items will be available for auction. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event to support an amazing school.

When: Saturday April 13th, 5:30-9:30pm
Where: 681 N. Rancho Santiago Blvd., Orange, CA
Cost: $50/each

You can no longer purchase tickets online, but if you are still interested in attending, email Cassi at cassi@openschooloc.com to make arrangements.

If you can’t make it to the event, or if you want to support The Open School above and beyond, you can become an event sponsor, or just send us a donation of any amount using the Donate button at the bottom of this page.

Become a sponsor

After you have filled out the sponsor form, use the button below to send us your donation.

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors for 2019 include:

Tessa Dare
United Benefits – Tony Kane
Sol Communications

Thank you so much to these generous donors!

Exclusive Auction Items

Give your wife or mother an early Mother’s Day present by taking her to the Wyndham Resort in Indio for the weekend of May 3-5 (pictured above). The whole family can fit in the luxury 2-bedroom suite, which sleeps up to 6 comfortably (but can hold 8). Enjoy the two incredible pools, 5 hot tubs, on-site spa and golfing, and the resort’s very own Lazy River. Explore the greater Palm Desert region, or stay on resort grounds and relax. This weekend was generously provided by the Anderson Family, long time friends of The Open School.

Stay in your choice of Cabo San Lucas, Nuevo Vallarta, Acapulco, Riviera Maya/Cancun, Mexico for five days & four nights at a four- or five-star resort for two. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders, scenic ancient ruins, soaring cliffs, charming people, inspired art, superb food, tangy tequila, and parties along the playa in Mexico! Regardless of the destination you choose, you’ll stay in a four- or five-star luxury hotel, replete with convenient amenities to make your stay everything you desire.

Additional Auction Items

  • 3D Birch wood chart of San Francisco, framed
  • Beer tasting and Game Craft brewery tour for up to 6 people
  • 4 pack of 4 tix to an Airbnb Connect with Rescued Wolves experience
  • Private game night hosted by gamemaster Jon Cassie
  • 13 full sheets of Jamberry nail wraps and 9 half sheets
  • Gift cert for a Laguna Beach portrait session and 1 8×10 print
  • Dichroic, fused glass, and silver necklace signed by the artist, and matching earings.
  • Dichroic, fused glass, and silver necklace signed by the artist.
  • Handpainted tray
  • “Arizona” watercolor painting by Tony Campbell
  • 2 tickets to Medeival Times dinner & tournament
  • Basket of CBD oils and CBD-infused items
  • Personalized chalkboard art by Temma
  • Framed watercolor “My Beloved Cat” by Thomas Barber and watercolor greeting card
  • Pass for 4 players to Puzzle Workshop Escape Room
  • Shamama box
  • The Open School photo book
  • 2 month membership to Curves
  • Set of 2 original pieces of art by Patrick Haemmerlein
  • 2 weeks of CodeRev summer camp
  • The Open School collaborative artwork
  • Raising Cane’s Gift Basket
  • Gift certificates to High Park Tap House
  • Forest therapy walk for up to 10 people, exp 4/2020
  • $50 gift card to Picaboo Stationary
  • Pier 39 fun pack: 2 Aquarium of the Bay tix, 2 San Fran Carousel Ride tix, 2 7D Experience tix, 2 Blue & Gold fleet bay cruise or Rocketboat tix, 1 savings fun pack with 1-hour parking, exp 12/31/19
  • 4 tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm
  • 2 tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific
  • 4 single-day admission to SeaWorld
  • Guest pass for 4 to Santa Ana Zoo
  • 4 tickets to Pretend City
  • 2 tickets to Adventure City
  • 4 tickets to Velveteen Rabbit at South Coast Rep, May 24-Jun 2, 2019
  • 8 Irvine park railroad train tickets, 4 OC zoo tickets, 1 wheel fun rentals bike coupon
  • 4 general admission passes to California Academy of Science
  • Family pass (admit 4) to Kidspace Pasadena
  • One family pack of four Guest Passes to the USS Midway Museum
  • Private wine tasting class for 20 at Total Wine classroom
  • $50 gift certificate to Paper Culture
  • Wheel of Fortune tote bag and hat, signed photo of Vanna White and Pat Sajack, and cert for 4 production passes to Wheel of Fortune show
  • 2 adult passes & 2 child passes to Living Desert Zoo
  • $200 off for any Galileo summer camp
  • 4 tickets to Goosebumps the Musical at Chance Theater
  • $300 toward a tattoo at Broken Art Tattoo
  • 2 tickets to Magic Mountain
  • Twila True Beauty luxury beauty products
  • Arbonne product basket
  • Mary Kay product basket
  • $500 toward services at Social Change Coalition