A free Wine Tasting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 prior to the performance of "A Christmas Carol" at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. For more information, call (219) 836-3255 or visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
O'Donovan's Pub and Restaurant, 2100 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago will have "A Magical Night: A History of Stagecraft and Spectacle" at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Frankie Zela, the eatery's general manager, who is a native of Calumet City, announced that author David Witter will discuss his book "Chicago Magic: A History of Stagecraft and Spectacle" at the event and will focus on O'Donovan's/Schulien's magical history. Matt Schulien began performing at the restaurant, which was the former Schulien's, in 1915. In honor of the book discussion event Al James will perform magic tricks throughout the evening. Food and drink specials will also be available throughout the event. FYI: Call (773) 478-2100
Holiday Cookie Contest
The Downtown Hammond Council will have its Holiday Cookie Contest Nov. 23. The contest is part of the Holiday Kick-off Celebration in downtown Hammond. The contest will be held at the Hammond INovation Center, 5209 Hohman Ave. For more information, call (219) 512-4298. Cost is $5 a batch. Day of registration is $10 a batch. Pre-registration deadline is Nov. 14.
The Patio, 7706 Broadway, Merrillville, will have a wine tasting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30. Call (219) 769-7990 for more information.
Craft Spirits Tasting
Asparagus, 7876 Broadway, Merrillville, will have a Craft Spirits Tasting at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Cost is $30 and included will be four cocktails and 1 appetizer. For more information, call (219) 794-0000.