Just about everyone is gearing up for Thanksgiving, but don’t let the endless preparations prevent a jaunt around town. Check out the pre-Thanksgiving wine tasting at Vicini to get ideas and shop for the big day, unwind and celebrate at Earthbound’s anniversary party, or meet up with fellow bibliophiles for a cookbook swap at The Cellar Shop.
“Join us for a special Pre-Thanksgiving Aperitivo Friday featuring a complimentary open house wine tasting with Meredith Sutch of Tavolo Vigneto! She will be presenting a specially curated selection of Italian wines perfect to pair with your Thanksgiving and holiday feasts. After enjoying the tasting, guests may purchase the wines by the glass or bottle to enjoy at the café along with some delicious antipasti bites or to take home. Of course, these fantastic wines also make great holiday or host gifts for your whirlwind of upcoming holiday parties! Purchase 6 bottles or more and enjoy a 10% discount off the retail price (discount applies to all wines in our retail shop).” Free admission. From 4 to 6 p.m.
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“We plan to have a new beer release, new merch, food from The Fattened Caf, and a photobooth! We are here because of all you good folks who keep buying our weird beers, so this one’s for you. Cheers y’all!” Free admission; food and drink available for purchase. From 4 to 11 p.m.
“Join us for a luxurious, 100-percent vegan Thanksgiving feast! You can enjoy all the holiday classics, including succulent “turkey” roast, mashed potatoes slathered with gravy, savory stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, rolls smeared with melty vegan butter, heavenly pumpkin pie cheesecake, and crispy apple pie. There will be dozens of dishes for you to savor at this warm-spirited gathering. All you need to do is bring yourself and a dish to share!” Register to attend. From 6 to 9 p.m.
“The Cellar Shop at Winslow’s Table is hosting a cookbook swap with Small Circle Recipes. Find a new home for one of your gently-loved cookbooks, and bring home something new (to you!). Tickets are $15 and get you a yummy beverage and admission to this fun event where you can win prizes, shop the Cellar and swap cookbooks. This in-person event is an exciting way to meet fellow cookbook-lovers and shop the charming items available in The Cellar Shop.” Tickets are available online for $15. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
“Winterfest, presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technology, is bringing back all the fan favorites, including ice skating, s’mores stations and igloos underneath 100,000 twinkling lights in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. This six-week winter celebration will also showcase exciting events like St. Louis Blues’ hockey for free, visits from princesses and superheroes, and a family friendly New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacular. Tickets for skate rentals and heated igloos are now available.” Event runs every weekend from Nov. 18 to Dec. 31: Fridays 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays noon to 8 p.m.
“Join us Saturday Nov. 18 starting at 5 p.m., for a complimentary open house tasting featuring wines that pair perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner and cooler temps! We’ll have all of our favorite vendors on hand sampling over 25 wines, plus food available to purchase from the MOObile!” Free admission. From 5 to 7 p.m.