Tim Tavern's owner Tim Arnot's U-G-L-Y sweater

WEDNESDAY, December 5

Diane Morgan Dinner and Book Signing at Trace
Diane Morgan, Portland-based author of ROOTS: The Definitive Compendium, is partnering with chef Steven Ariel of Trace to serve a four-course meal inspired by the vegetable-centric cookbook. The dinner occurs from 5 to 9 at Trace for $55 (with an additional $20 for wine pairings). For more information call 206-264-6060.

Repeal Day Parties
It's Repeal Day and bars all over town are celebrating. For some good bets for reliving post-Prohibition good times, check back on Sauced soon.

THURSDAY, December 6

Ivar’s Northwest Winter Beer Tasting
Brewers from Alaskan, Georgetown, Pyramid, Pike—the list goes on—will pour their seasonal releases and mingle with guests while Ivar’s provides the food. The tasting starts at 6. Tickets are $35 and available online or by calling 206-624-6852. 

FRIDAY, December 7

O-S Winery Dinner at Copperleaf
For the premiere of O-S Winery’s 2010 Sonas, local vintners Bill Owen and Rob Sullivan are hosting a five-course truffle dinner at Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar. For reservations call 206-214-4282. Dinner is served at 6:30; tickets are $135.

Washington Winter Beer Festival at Hale's
Washington Beer Commission is showcasing regional winter brews at Hale’s Brewery and Pub on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and include six five-ounce tastings and a special tasting cup. DD’s get in for $5. 

SATURDAY, December 8

Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Tim’s Tavern and the Phinney Neighborhood Business Association are putting on this neighborhood bar hop for the first time. Show up at Bleacher’s Pub at 7 and end the evening around midnight at Tim’s Tavern. Check online for a list of participating bars and where you can hop in when. Hideous knitwear most certainly encouraged.

Ivar’s Dancing Santa Clam
If the Santa at Ivar’s looks a little... different this holiday season, that's because it's the Dancing Clam donning the disguise. Families are invited December 8, 15, and 22 between noon and 3 to take pictures with the clammy Santa; photos will be available online for a free download.

Tom Douglas at Whole Foods
T-Doug will stop by Whole Foods Market in Lynnwood with some holiday gift ideas (perhaps his Rub with Love products and New York Times bestseller Dahlia Bakery Cookbook?) and host a demo in the cooking department between 1 and 3. 

TUESDAY, December 11

Holiday Cookie Class
You bought the Dahlia Bakery Cookbook at Whole Foods, now bring a few of the recipes to life at Dahlia Workshop. Tickets are $45; the class starts at 6pm. For details e-mail Amy at amyr@tomdouglas.com