Stuff to do: November 2015
Nov. 8 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Museum, 750 N. 16th St.,
St. Louis, bworks.org/cranksgiving
Strap on a helmet, grab a backpack and get pedaling during this year’s Cranksgiving. Choose routes from 5 to 25 miles and cycle to participating grocery stores to buy canned goods and stock Food Outreach’s food pantry. Once you’ve finished your ride and dropped off your donations, refuel at the City Museum with eats from Local Harvest, Sugarfire Smoke House and Pie Oh My! Register online.
Cocktails and Conversation
Nov. 20 – 7 to 8:30 p.m., Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Government Drive,
St. Louis, 314.721.0072, slam.org
Cool jazz and sleek, mid-century modern design come together at the November installment of Cocktails and Conversation. Jazz St. Louis’ Phil Dunlap will lead an exploration of the connections between jazz and 1950s design. Soak up the music and knowledge while sipping on classics like Manhattans, Tom Collins or sidecars from the cash bar. Tickets available online or in advance at the museum.
Nov. 20, 21 and 28 – 6 to 9:30 p.m., Claverach Farm, 568 S. Lewis Road, Eureka, 636.938.7353,
Sturdy winter greens, sweet root vegetables and roasted preserved tomatoes and peppers take center stage in Claverach Farm’s late-autumn farm dinners. In the colder months, the barn doors close, and guests settle in for a three-hour meal featuring comforting seasonal fare with wine and beer, including the house dry rosé. Reservations available online.
Schlafly Winter Market
Nov. 21 – 8:30 a.m. to noon, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood,
314.241.2337 x2, schlaflyfarmersmarket.com
When the weather turns cold and gray, the farmers market at Schlafly Bottleworks moves inside. Fall squash, greens, meats, cheeses and sweets abound at the weekend version of the warm-weather favorite just in time for your Thanksgiving feast. Look for offerings from vendors like Kakao Chocolate, Ozark Forest Mushrooms, Baetje Farms and more, then grab brunch in the Bottleworks dining room.
Wine Diva Weekend
Nov. 21 and 22 – 11 a.m. to
5 p.m., participating wineries, 800.398.1298,
Pile your girlfriends in the car and head to Ste. Genevieve County for a weekend of Missouri vino and tasting plates. Drive the scenic, winding roads to Charleville, Chaumette, Sainte Genevieve, Twin Oaks, Cave Vineyard and Sand Creek wineries and taste a signature vintage paired with a savory or sweet snack. Start at any participating winery and pick up your commemorative wine glass. Tickets available online or by phone.
Edwardsville Gastro Tour
Nov. 28 – noon to 4 p.m., Cleveland-Heath, 106 N. Main St., Edwardsville, stlculinarytours.com
Taste the best of Edwardsville on this four-hour tour of area restaurants. Cleveland-Heath will offer cocktails and appetizers to start the afternoon, followed by wood-fired pizza and craft beer at Peel. Hop next door to Mike Shannon’s Grill for wine, steak and crab cakes, and then swing back to Main Street for dessert and a digestif at Cleveland-Heath. Tickets available online.