by Mabel Suen
Note: A couple of events on Gut Check's agenda were cancelled due to severe weather forecasts. Officially cancelled outdoor events are noted below. Call ahead for others to ensure availability.
Friday (Aug. 31):
Midwest Wing Fest @ St. Clair Square - CANCELLED Wings get offered from nineteen restaurants to benefit the Disabled Veterans Association. Admission is free. 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday (Sept. 1):
Forks & Corks @ Chesterfield Ampitheater - CANCELLED This event features a wide selection of Missouri wines, regional craft beers and more.
Kirkwood Farmers' Market @ Downtown Kirkwood Enjoy the last of the summer's harvest by hitting the market early on Saturday morning for the best selection from local farmers. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Labor Day Weekend Brunch Buffet @ Cielo Sip on coffee, tea and orange juice over the likes of smoked salmon, eggs benedict, pancakes and more. $29 per adult, $15 per child ages 5-12, complimentary for children 4 and under. Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A Pile of Pasta with Pilon @ Kitchen Conservatory Chef Bernard Pilon of Norwood Hills Country Club hosts a hands-on class wherein participants perfect homemade fettuccine carbonara, spinach gnocchi and more. $60 per person. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bye Bye Liver: the St. Louis Drinking Play @ Maggie O'Brien's Sketches and participatory drinking games that create a portrait of your favorite tavern denizens. $16.
Sunday (Sept. 2):
Japanese Festival @ Missouri Botanical Gardens Be sure to catch some cooking demonstrations and Japanese eats and treats with an array of entertainment and festivities. Admission ranges from $10-15. Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 3.
Pig Roast @ Off Broadway Say goodbye to summer with a 100 pound pig and local music line-up. $10 buys live entertainment and all the pork and sides you can eat. 6 p.m.
Monday (Sept. 3):
Lunch during Gateway Cup Benton Park Classic @ Yemanja Brasil Yemanja Brasil hosts special holiday hours to accompany the street cycling race. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Greek Festival @ St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Enjoy Greek eats, music, dance and more during this annual Labor Day weekend event. Admission is free.