Strawberry Swing is holding its fourth annual holiday craft fair at The Foundation (1221 Union Avenue) today (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and tomorrow (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Bear & Bird Photobooth will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, alongside jewelry, paper goods, prints, soap, coffee sleeves, and vintage vendors. Keep an eye out for Porch Pots — they’ve got ceramic bowls that will make any dinner table prettier. It’s free admission to the indie craft fair in the West Bottoms.
Looking to build out your kitchen bookshelf? The Friends of the Library’s 8th annual Cookbook Sale is Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plaza branch (4801 Main Street). A majority of the books are under $3 with newer and collectible books ranging from $5 to $15. There’s a preview sale for Friends members tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a wine tasting and cooking demonstrations. An RSVP is required for the preview.
You had us at free S’mores. There’s free S’mores, popcorn and hot cocoa at the city of Mission’s Holiday Lights and Festive Sights (near the intersection of Johnson Drive and Woodson) tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There’s free horse drawn carriage rides and the chance to visit with Santa.
The Sundry Market & Kitchen is holding its Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Get free bites, meet local producers and check out the new grocery that’s serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Crossroads. After you visit The Sundry, you can roll over to Artego Pizza (900 West 39th Street). Joe Perez’s pizza shop on 39th Street is holding a Grand Opening of its own at 5 p.m. Saturday. The pizza spot’s number is 816-960-4787.
Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru is now in Kansas City. The City of Fountains is the 12th and final stop on the tour for the funky Belgian ale from the Boston brewery. This is the first time the beer has been available outside of the brewery. The sour beer will be available at The District (7122 Wornall), Konrad’s Kitchen and Tap House (302 SW Main Street, Lee’s Summit), the Rock and Run Brewery (110 E Kansas Street, Liberty) and the Westport Ale House (4218 Broadway) among other places. Use Twitter to track down where and when it’s tapped. This sour brew is balanced and based on the very real possibility that this is your shot at it, KC, it’s worth it.
The Chiefs march back to the playoffs starts this weekend in Arizona and you can once again watch sports at The Brooksider Sports Bar and Grill (6330 Brookside Plaza). The Kansas City Star has the story of the change in ownership — Dennis Harper and Bob Babcock of Harpo’s bought the Brookside spot — and the promise that Taco Tuesday will stick around.[S’mores image via Flickr: John Lustig]