Eat and drink for a good cause at the fourth annual Fishing for a Cure, an art and gift auction that benefits the Kyrie Foundation, a nonprofit that raises research funds to fight pediatric brain cancer. The event at Studio 2131 (2131 Washington) is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday and features food from vendors including Westside Local and 3 Women and an Oven, and beer from the Free State Brewing Co. Tickets cost $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, you can’t start eating and drinking too early. World Market (1111 West 136th Street) hosts a free Grand Wine Tasting featuring wines for the holiday (as well as a few bites) from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
This Sunday is special at the Country Keepsakes Tea Room in Belton because the restaurant is holding its Sunday brunch. The spread includes biscuits and gravy, barbecue short ribs, and tomato quiche. The brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $12.99 per person. Call 816-348-7888 to make a reservation.
Drink in the taste of fall with a pear martini or Asian pear smash, two new seasonal cocktails at RA Sushi (11638 Ash) in Leawood. If you’d rather eat your way through the season, Café Europa (323 East 55th Street) has a special menu for November that includes cavatelli with house-made lamb meatballs and a farro salad served with soy-stained foie gras torchon, ginger-apricot dressing and pickled mustard greens.