Pick up some wine: Have you stocked up on libations for the big day? In a column last year, Beacon Journal wine columnist Phil Masturzo suggested having on hand a red (pinot noir is hearty without being overwhelming), a dry white (spicy gewurztraminer will stand up to turkey) and a sweeter white (moscato is the new white zin). This year, he picks the affordable bubblies made by Francesca Bonfadini. If you can’t find those, there are plenty of good sparkling wines from California, Spain, Italy and elsewhere that give you the happiness of fizz without the price of champagne; ask at your favorite store.

 

Don't get stuck: Check your pantry, fridge and freezer to make sure you have everything you need for your Thanksgiving dishes. You don’t want to wake up Thursday ready to make pies, only to discover you’re low on flour and have to fight jostling, panicked crowds at the grocery store.

 

Take in musical matinee: Weathervane Playhouse opens the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” with a 10 a.m. matinee Tuesday. Evening shows begin Friday and continue through Dec. 22. Tickets are $16-$20 at weathervaneplayhouse.com.

 

Go to free concert at UA: The University of Akron's Percussion Ensemble gives a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., Akron. 330-972-8301 or email concerts@uakron.edu.