Friday (July 29):
Stairway to Heaven @ Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre Enjoy a four-course dinner with wine while attempting to unravel bits and pieces of the this murder mystery featuring plenty of punny musical references. Entrée choices include New York strip steak, chicken parmesan and baked white fish in an almondine sauce. Call 314-533-9830 for reservations. $52.95. 7 p.m.
Outdoor Film Series @ St. Louis Art Museum Pack a picnic and head to Art Hill for a classic film screening of Rebel Without A Cause. Free. 9 p.m.
Saturday (July 30):
Buy Local Sample Day @ Whole Foods Market -- Galleria Sample some new local food at Whole Foods Market. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Half Off St. Louis Craft Brews @ Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar To celebrate Craft Beer Week, Bridge Tap House offers this special deal from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check out many other specials this weekend at the St. Louis Craft Beer Week's website.
Serving Up Jazz and Local Flavors @ B'nai El Congregation The Eddie Randall Jr. Trio with featured vocalist Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum provides entertainment at this annual event while Hautly Cheese Company and St. James Winery provide flavor for the evening. $25. 7 p.m.
Ethical Eating and Discover Local Workshop @ Jacoby Arts Center The workshop will discuss the production, distribution and use of food, exploring the concept of ethical eating in regard to consumer awareness, responsibility and choice. Several local chefs, farmers and others offer samples of their local food menu items. Make a reservation by calling 618-462-6802. $10. 9 a.m. to noon.
Sunday (July 31):
Steve Arrington's Special Gospel Brunch @ Lola Enjoy menu items such as steak and potato hash topped with a fried egg or chicken and waffles a la carte along with live entertainment. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Berries and BarBQ Wine Trail @ Hermann Wine Trail Visitors can sample food and wine pairings at seven stops on the Hermann Wine Trail, which winds for twenty scenic miles along the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven. $30 per person including souvenir wine glass. Purchase tickets online. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Coney Island Lagers Hot Dog Eating Contest @ The Stable A $10 donation to the Bi-State Pet Food Pantry grants entry into the contest and benefits man's best friend. Spectators can snack on free popcorn and cotton candy during the event but are asked to donate a bag of dog or cat food. 3 p.m.