This Small Business Beanstalk event is "just a big thank you party," said Timothy Wolf Starr, director of the local business collective. And you're invited.

This Small Business Beanstalk event is "just a big thank you party," said Timothy Wolf Starr, director of the local business collective. And you're invited.

This week's Extravaganza at Kobo is the first installment of a monthly get-together the group will throw at different venues to promote its "Shop Local" rally cry. Each party will feature treats from SBB members.

At the inaugural event, there will be cocktails from Watershed Distillery (the first 100 visitors will get a free one), a Cbusr pool tournament at 6:30 p.m., tunes from the Clampdown DJs and live music at 10 p.m. Entry requires a flash of an SBB Community Card, which you can get at the door if you have yet to be locally enlightened.