by Mabel Suen
Friday (November 25):
Black Friday @ Oceano Bistro Enjoy half price appetizers, $5 martinis, $2 select beers and $5 select wines during this post-turkey day Clayton intoxication celebration. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holiday Beer Tapping @ International Tap House (both locations) Both locations of International Tap House (161 Long Road in Chesterfield; 1711 South 9th Street in Soulard) offer a debut of 20 or so winter, holiday and Christmas beers including New Belgium Snow Day and Schlafly Christmas on draft. Noon to 1 a.m.
Appellations Fine Wine Tasting @ Vom Fass Wine Specialist Jayce McQuerter of Appellations Fine Wines hands out samples of several different wines during regular store hours. Shop while you sip. Free. 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday (November 26):
Rock N Roll Craft Show @ Third Degree Glass Factory Peruse goods at this original alternative craft and music event while enjoying live music and a cash bar open for beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, soda and water. Snacks and sweet treats are also available for purchase. $3 admission. Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Tasting @ The Vino Gallery Enjoy a free tasting on both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, with 25% off all glasses in house to enjoy over a smoldering warm fire pit. Sip that St. Louis holiday spirit! 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Turkey Week Extravaganza @ Big Daddy's Soulard Catch the tail end of Big Daddy's Thanksgiving week celebration with DJed music at 9 p.m. along with drink and shot specials all night. Free admission. Open 'til 1:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa @ Mother-in-Law House Restaurant Hit up historic Main Street in St. Charles durings its Christmas Traditions extravaganza for a visit and breakfast with Santa. Tickets are $15. Call 636-255-6155 for reservations. 9 a.m.
Sunday (November 27):
Sunday brunch @ Eau Bistro Head to the Chase Park Plaza for a weekly brunch spread that offers everything from eggs benedict and prime rib to a bloody mary bar and desserts station. $38 per person. Call 314-434-9000 for more information and reservations. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open House @ Travelng Tea Traveling Tea, an organic and fair trade vendor often seen at local farmers markets, features extra shop days right in time for the holidays. Check out this open house to see what they're all about and find out whether or not it's your cup. Noon to 4 p.m.
Olde Fashioned Christmas @ Washington Farmers' Market Enjoy all the favorite flavors of the season including hot cider and hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting, cookie decorating and more while hopping a hayride to the sounds of a brass band, local choirs and the arrival of Santa's sleigh. Free. 3 to 5 p.m.