Seen & Heard: Gingerbread Decorating Workshops

Eric Asmiov••• From Cooking by the Book: “On Wednesday, November 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., we will be hosting Eric Asimov, chief wine critic of The New York Times. He will be sharing with us some of his favorite wines for a tasting just in time for the holidays. He will also be signing his acclaimed book, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto.” (How I loved wine last night: Not wisely but too well.) Ticket info.

••• A reader points out that if you have a noise (or other) issue with a restaurant or bar, not only should you contact the State Liquor Authority, as per Nicole V’s comment, but keep a record of the complaint number and also send it on to Community Board 1 (whose website, by the way, has a link to the SLA). Of course, this should always be after you’ve first reached out to the business in question.

••• Film-shoot notices were posted on Worth, near Church, for something called “C” on Monday. I asked @OLV on Twitter if they know what it is (haven’t heard back yet), and Christy “Frankly Wines” Frank asked if I ever tried just calling the number. I have—and I just did for “C”—but there’s the phone isn’t in service or the there’s no answer. P.S. Unless it’s this Japanese TV show?

••• The South Street Seaport tree lighting is Dec. 2 (and not Nov. 28, as in a recent email newsletter).

••• Press release: “Church Street School for Music and Art announces its 25th year of Gingerbread Decorating Workshops for the whole family! We provide the houses, candy, music and a festive experience.”

••• Opening Thursday, Nov. 20, at Cheryl Hazan: A group show called “Choices.” Below: Sebastien Mahon’s “Two Sides on the East Coast Event.”

••• December 13 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: “The Hit Men, former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, performing a special holiday concert, ‘Tis The Season.’ The Hit Men are a dynamic group of legendary 60s, 70s and 80s musicians who’ve worked with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tommy James & The Shondells, Sting, Paul McCartney and more.”

••• Another bulb-planting opportunity is coming up—this one is with the Friends of Greenwich Street on Sunday, Nov. 23, from noon to 2 p.m.: “Help plant bulbs for next spring in the planting beds, tree pits, and containers between N. Moore and Duane. Bring your own gardening gloves if you have them (we have some), but we’ll have everything else.”