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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here are a few more reasons to be thankful.

Holiday Kickoff Party
It’s Small Business Saturday–the local-minded answer to Black Friday–and Dekalb Market is the perfect place to show your support and make a dent in your holiday shopping. Over 100 food and craft vendors will be on hand, including DUB Pies, Robicelli’s, and Cheeky Sandwiches. In the spirit of the season, there will be a food drive supporting Food Bank of NYC, and for each can you donate you’ll be entered to win a basket of market goodies. Read more here.

Saturday, November 26 from 5 to 10pm at 138 Willoughby St at Flatbush Ave (Fort Greene)

Local Roots Winter CSA
It’s hard to believe it’s almost winter, but Local Roots wants to make sure you’re stocked with farm-fresh produce all through the colder months. Choose from half or full shares of vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, bread and more to last you from December 6 until February 21, with pickup locations at 61 Local and Brooklyn Farmacy. Head to Local Roots to sign up.
Sign up by Sunday, November 27

Smuttynose Tasting
Bierkraft brings New Hampshire brewery Smuttynose to Brooklyn for the evening, with a lineup that includes Winter Ale, Star Island Single and a cask of S’muttonator. The tasting is free, but get there early if you want to snag a seat. Check out the rest of the brews on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 29 from 7 to 10pm at 191 Fifth Ave between Sackett and Union Sts (Park Slope)

Tasting Roundtable
Brooklyn Oenology founder and winemaker Alie Shaper hosts this tasting and discussion at her Williamsburg winery. You’ll get to sample some of BOE’s wines and ask whatever vino questions you have on your mind, from tasting notes to the winemaking process. Read more about the event and get tickets here.

Wednesday, November 30 from 7 to 8:30pm at 209 Wythe Ave between N 3rd and N 4th Sts (Williamsburg). $25.

Further ahead:

Brooklyn Brewery: The Director’s Cut
What’s better than dinner and a movie? A dinner-movie-and-beer extravaganza, courtesy of the Nitehawk Cinema and the Brooklyn Brewery. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, chef Saul Bolton, and film editor John Woods will craft a five-act dinner and show, each course carefully matched with a beer pairing and a film clip. Check out the full menu and buy tickets here.

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm at 136 Metropolitan Ave between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $90.

The Cookie Takedown
The next installment of The Takedowns promises to be a sweet tooth’s paradise when it hits The Bell House next month. You’ll get to sample treats from 30 amateur bakers, and if that weren’t enough, there’ll be an hour of free (spiked) eggnog, courtesy of Bulleit Bourbon. Stay tuned for more details, but it’s never too early to get tickets.

Sunday, December 18 at 3pm at 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $15.


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