» West Fork Whiskey (1660 Bellefontaine St.) is opening its long-awaited near-northside production facility and cocktail bar on November 3. The company will celebrate its debut in the Kennedy-King neighborhood all weekend with live music, cocktails, tours, and food from Cannon Ball Brewing Company.
» Books & Brews is opening in Carmel this weekend (61 W. City Center Dr., 317-740-0350). This is the first franchise for Jason Wuerfel’s Indiana-based company (he owns four locations himself), which Wuerfel describes as “a place for people without a place.” Carmel owners Alex and Lori Stanley are celebrating with a grand opening this Friday and Saturday in their new City Center space, in the strip between Divvy and Matt the Miller’s Tavern.
» Savor Speedway kicks off on October 25 and runs through November 5, with meal deals at Speedway restaurants and discounts at local boutiques and business.
» Thunderbird (1127 Shelby St., 317-974-9580) is bringing back its Dinner and a Movie event for Halloween night. As part of the restaurant’s Culinary Cult Classic series, attendees can nosh on a six-course dinner while watching Hocus Pocus. Tickets are $55, and reservations are required.
» Kimbal Musk brought his Kitchen Community Learning Gardens to Indianapolis nearly a year ago, and he’s celebrating here with an intimate dinner on November 10. Musk will be on hand to discuss the program and raise money for programming. The locally sourced menu (and optional VIP cocktail hour) will be at a private residence and open to the public. Tickets start at $75.