Food and Drink

Schlafly's Stout & Oyster Festival

When: Fri., March 4, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sat., March 5, 11-12 a.m. 2016

Are you bivalve curious? Fifty-thousand fresh oysters are going to be shucked at Schlafly's Stout & Oyster Festival this weekend, if that's your thing. Seasoned shuckers from both coasts make the trip to show off their skills in a rapid-fire competition, which ensures you get 'em while they're still fresh. Wash them down with your stout of choice (Schlafly will have five on tap), while Scandaleros, Boudin Brothers Band and Big Sam's Funky Nation provide the soundtrack. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday (March 4 and 5) at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337 or www.schlafly.com). Admission is free, but you'll need money for food and drink.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission