Events This Week: Get Festive & Gobble Up the Freebies

Thankful, blessed, and feast obsessed.

While a large number of people are on the road this week visiting family or friends — and/or madly prepping turkeys and simmering cranberry sauce — some of us are in town, thankful to have options for the long weekend.

Cooking or not — kitchen disasters do happen — we have options for you to gobble up.

And, there are post-holiday festive drinks to bring in the Christmas cheer.

The following events will take place this week. For more information regarding event details, click the links below each event.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Exo Bar’s Grand Opening Party Celebrates New Expansion, Hours & Menu

(flickr/Matt Hamm)

(flickr/Matt Hamm)

20nov5:00 pm11:00 pmGrand Opening PartyNew expansion, menu & hours5:00 pm - 11:00 pm AZ Exo Roast Co.

From rum and mezcal tastings to smashing piñatas in celebration, it’s on.

“Exo Roast Co. is celebrating the grand opening of its newest addition, Exo Bar, and what its dinner menu has to offer from 5 – 11 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

Being that it’s a party, it’s complete with an evening of events that ought to be a blast.” More…

Thursday, Nov. 22

15+ Thanksgiving Dining Options to Gobble Up in 2018

House-made traditional dinners, vegetarian options, meals with a twist… feast with all the fixings.

“This year, Tucson has a cornucopia of options on Thanksgiving Day. Whether it’s dining in, carrying out, or ordering in advance, one of the following options should strike your fancy for the holiday.

Also, the growing trend of throwing “Friendsgiving” dinners is catching on in the Tucson community. This is a great way to celebrate a little early before spending time with family.” More…

Friday, Nov. 23

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: “Miracle at Elvira’s” Christmas Bar Returns

(Credit: Randy Schmidt)

(Credit: Randy Schmidt)

“Traveling bar returns to Tucson with new Christmas-inspired cocktails.

With its launch happening the day after Thanksgiving, Miracle isn’t wasting any time setting up its pop-up — now expanding to more than 80 locations around the world.

The pop-up is offering 10 cocktails and two shots (some nice and others naughty), and they’ll be poured in themed mugs and glassware to match the wintry, traditional Christmas concept at the bar.” More…

Sunday, Nov. 25
‘Tis the Season for Free Tequila & Tamales at El Charro Cafe

(Credit: El Charro Café on Facebook)

(Credit: El Charro Café on Facebook)

25nov12:00 pm2:00 pmFree Tequila & Tamale Tastingsfeaturing Código 153012:00 pm - 2:00 pm AZ El Charro Cafe (Ventana)

“Take part in free, seasonal tastings of holiday favorites.

So, as a season’s greetings, El Charro Café is giving free samples of their holiday tamales and sips of an exclusive tequila from Código 1530 from noon – 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 25.” More…

We’re looking forward to gourd times with friends. Anyone else giving “Friendsgiving” a try?

Lox & Beet Sandwich at Rincon Market (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lox & Beet Sandwich at Rincon Market (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kate hails from South Africa. Yes, you read correctly. After wrestling lions and riding elephant-back, she finds herself in the desert. Feel free to charm her with mimosas anytime.