Do you have weekend plans yet? If not, the Central West End has you covered! There is plenty to do, whether you’re enjoying festivities at Window Walk, visiting an art gallery, shopping, or trying new drinks and food, the CWE is the place to be. Here are five suggestions for how to spend your weekend in the neighborhood.
Join us for our annual Window Walk event each Saturday of December through Dec. 23! From 1-5 p.m., you can enjoy festivities that are great for people of all ages. As you stroll the neighborhood, take in all the festively decorated windows and participate in the scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes (kids) or a gift card (adults). You’ll also enjoy carolers, street performers, free kettle corn and s’mores, carriage rides and live music. This is a unique holiday celebration that you won’t want to miss.
Attend an Opening Reception| Houska Gallery
On Friday, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m., the Houska Gallery will host an opening reception for their winter group show “The Call is Coming From Inside the Houska” which will in inspired by self-exploration, shadows and light and includes work from 20 artists. Special guest Metra Mitchell’s show “Playing with Fire” will also open. Her artwork is based on the diversity of her Iranian and American Southern background and explores themes of strength, vulnerability and transformation. As you check out this impressive collection of paintings, print work, sculptures and more, enjoy wine and the chance to speak with the artists!
Have a Festive Drink| AC Hotel
If you’re in the mood for festive drinks, AC Hotel is the place to go. On Saturdays in December, they will offer four new holiday cocktails at their AC Bar & Lounge. You’ll have your choice of “cookies & cream” which includes gingerbread whisky, “Rudolph & soda” which includes white rum and pomegranate, “chocolate peppermint” which has peppermint rumchata and “the grincherita” which has tequila and agave nectar. Grab your friend or partner and head over for a tasty drink in the relaxing, chill environment of their lounge.
Shop a Special Sale| Esther & Mila
This Saturday, head to Esther & Mila to get some of your holiday shopping done. If you’re in the neighborhood, make sure to stop in their store. Browse their jewelry, skincare, crystals and more and get 20% off your entire in-store purchase. You’ll also be entered to win their luxury swag bag! If you know someone who loves self-care, this small business is the place to shop for them.
Enjoy Authentic Cuisine| Taste of Lebanon
Have you been to Taste of Lebanon? If not, now is the perfect time to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner. Taste of Lebanon offers authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. Their menu includes a wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and traditional baked goods. There are also several vegan options, so there is something everyone can enjoy. Once you try their delicious food, you’ll want to come back again and again.