LIVING Picks: Week of December 21-27

FAMILY Kwanzaa celebration Monday, December 26 A discussion will follow a showing of the first feature film on Kwanzaa, The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration. Free, 3-5pm. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. jeff schoolheritagecenter.org NONPROFIT Operation Silent Night Through December The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is reducing adoption fees by 50 percent […]

The Whiskey Jar’s Christmas cocktail menu includes drinks such as O the Weather Outside is Weather, Made in China and the Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins, made with butter, bourbon and salted caramel whipped cream. Photo by Tom McGovern

Seasonal drinks to keep you jolly

Watering holes all over town are getting into the Christmas spirits—er, spirit—this week, decking the halls and pouring festive drinks galore. The Whiskey Jar’s Christmas pop-up bar will feature an all-Christmas cocktail list created by bar director Leah Peeks and assistant bar manager Reid Dougherty. “We’re going to tacky the place up, play Christmas music, […]

The buche de noels at Pearl’s Bake Shoppe depart from tradition with unique designs and customizable fillings. Photo by Tom McGovern

Bakeries share their holiday treats

’Tis the season to gather around a table piled high with foods galore. And, thankfully, Charlottesville artisans are preparing plenty of specialty items for the holidays. Here is a sampling of seasonal treats you can find around town. Albemarle Baking Company Panettone, the much more popular Italian cousin of fruitcake, is available at Albemarle Baking […]