5th Anniversary Group Art Show Opening Party, Le Happy, 1011 NW 16th, 226-1258, Sun Dec 18, 6-9 pm, free

This month Le Happy is commemorating its fifth anniversary. To celebrate, a special Group Art Show featuring 10 different artists (including Corrina Repp, Marne Lucas, and Bruce Conkle) is running through January 31. Hit the opening party on Sunday to enjoy some cocktails from Le Happy's full bar and some crêpe-oriented yummy treats. Nutella crêpes are being offered at half price all month, and limited-edition Le Happy/Nutella T-shirts will also be available for purchase (which we know is a T-shirt combo you've just been DYING to get your hands on). CSB

Hip Holiday Soiree, Zaytoon, 2236 NE Alberta, 675-6401, Sun Dec 18, 5-10 pm, $25

Touted as the "lesbian event of the season," this puppy's for the ladies only! Girls on Gay, Inc. presents, in the hip digs of sleek Alberta watering-hole Zaytoon, a fancy holiday party featuring delicious hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, tarot readings for the new year, a holiday picture booth, and a raffle for a self-care basket worth $300. All this plus other holiday surprises AND a lot of lesbian lovin'. Space is limited so be sure to pre-register today. CSB

Book Release Party, Navarre, 10 NE 28th, 233-1934, Thur Dec 15, 7 pm, $65

Tonight Robert Reynolds is holding a release party for his new book An Excuse to Be Together, stories that chronicle his journeys in France. A recipe follows each short story. This event will include a three-course meal from the delightful cooks at Navarre, paired with two wines plus a signed copy of the book. Reservations are, not surprisingly, required. CSB