This is the kind of book club I can get behind. Heritage Bar & Kitchen is introducing its new “Blind Book & Brew” night that’s a bit like a White Elephant gift exchange, but one in which you don’t trade the goodies and you do enjoy a delicious beer no matter what you get. Here’s the deal: A selection of books are wrapped up and labeled simply by their genre and first sentence. For $8, you get a beer and a used book, and for $20 you’re guaranteed a beer and an award-winning or best-selling book from 2018. Either way, you’re going home with a new-to-you read and having met some fellow book lovers with a taste for mystery (or romance, or history or fantasy, etc.).
Wed, Feb. 13 from 6-9 pm • $8 or $20 • Heritage Bar & Kitchen • 122 S. Monroe • heritagebarandkitchen.com • 863-9235
— Dan Nailen