Monday update

There will be a celebration of the life of Chef Gary Williams tomorrow at Growlers, 1911 Poplar, from 6 PM until midnight. Come share the things Gary enjoyed – food, art, music, friends and family. Donations to the family will be accepted at the door, and 50% of proceeds from food and drink will go to the family as well.

Hockey and whiskey fans: Jack Daniel’s rye specials and Jack and Preds giveaways at Kooky Canuck Thursday evening.

Friday night at Walking Pants Curiosities on G.E. Patterson, there will be a puzzle party from 6 to 9. In addition to puzzles, there will be S’mores and eggnog slushies from Max’s Sports Bar.

Evelyn & Olive, the Caribbean restaurant out in The Edge, is hiring a full-time cook.

Save the date: The Rendezvous is going to be on TV again.

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to have reached a plea deal. This is a news story that’s flown under the radar but may turn out to be a bigger deal than the Mueller filings on Flynn, Cohen, and Manafort last week.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.