Heather Williams of Lulu Fare knows a culinary trick or two about entertaining. Come enjoy a glass (or two) of wine on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Majestic Oak Winery while learning the ropes about making quick, delicious autumn party foods for only $20. Yum! 13554 Mohler Road, Grand Rapids. 419-875-6474
With the holidays approaching, it’s time to learn how to make festive drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. For the teetotalers, visit the 577 Foundation on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. for the Making and Tasting Holiday Mocktails class. Learn how to make infusions, simple syrups, and three mocktails guaranteed to please the eye and palate. Mulled Cider Spritz, Hot & Spicy Russian, and Cranberry Prohibition Mule. Participants will sample and enjoy each mocktail and will leave with the recipes and confidence to make them at home. $45. 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. 419-874-4174. 577foundation.org And for you imbibers out there, Chef Erika Rapp and her team of spirited artful dodgers at Registry Bistro will host the Craft Cocktail Work- shop on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Not only do you learn how to make fabulous cocktails, but you learn the entire history of the drink. And what better way to impress your friends at this season’s holiday parties?
Reservations required and this will sell out! $35. 419-725-0444 registrybistro.com
What’s going down with Alton Brown?
You never know what chef/author/television personality Alton Brown is going to be cooking up. When his one- man-show Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats – The Holiday Variant comes to the Stranahan on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., expect high (and low) comedy about life, cuisine and everything in between.
And beware – there will be audience participation.
Brown is currently the host of the Netflix series “Iron
Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend.” $39 – 119. 4645 Heath-
erdowns Blvd. 419-381-8851. stranahantheater.com