Benefits, Food and Drink

St. Louis Microfest

When: Fri., May 5, 6-10 p.m. and Sat., May 6, 1-5 & 6-10 p.m. 2017

The St. Louis Microfest is back for a macro-sized celebration of beer, live music and food. Participants will sample national and local craft beers over two days in three different sessions. More than 60 breweries take part, among them Schlafly, Mark Twain Brewing Co., Six Mile Bridge and Boulevard Brewing Company. Food options including Bogart's Smoke House, the Dam and Mission Taco Joint will be there to satisfy your needs. And what would a festival be without music? Boogie Chyld, the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing, Ahna Schoenhoff, and Jon Bonham and Friends have all signed on to play. Profits go to Lift for Life Gym, the non-profit gym that gives under-served youth a place to strengthen their bodies and minds. St. Louis Microfest takes place in the lower Muny parking lot in Forest Park (www.stlmicrofest.org). Session one runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 5. The second and third sessions are on Saturday, May 6, and last from 1 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $42 to $77, and include a commemorative tasting glass and access to the Demo Tent. Designated drivers get in for free.

Bill Loellke

Price: $42-$77