This weekend, you can learn how to cup coffee, celebrate National Ice Cream Day or play bingo at a brewery.
"Get down to The BOB and grab yourself all the shrimp you can handle as we kick off 2 days of everything Shrimp ! Check out that deeelicious menu and all the options you have to choose from, then make those plans to come and see us! Regular menu also available." Friday from 5 to 11pm and Saturday from noon to 11pm; specials available while supplies last. Free to attend.
"Join us for a scotch tasting featuring Glenfiddich, paired with light appetizers. Also enjoy live music by Eric Lysaght! Featured selections: Glenfiddich 12, Glenfiddich 14, Glenfiddich IPA Cask, Glenfiddich 18. Event will be held in the SqWires Annex space (behind main restaurant - door to Annex located on 18th St." From 5 to 7pm. Tickets are $25, available here.
"The Seed to Cupping Coffee Class introduces coffee as a process. It covers coffee’s origins, processing, and logistics. The course includes info on the coffee tree, seed, and varieties. It also gives a broad overview of the roasting process. In addition, the leader explains Blueprint Coffee’s vision for buying green coffee and building relationships at origin. The seed to cupping training concludes with a cupping, the industry-wide method for tasting and evaluating coffee. While we offer free cuppings twice a week, the cupping in this course is more focused. In the cupping, attendees will learn some of the crucial language used to describe coffees so that they can better collaborate with other coffee professionals. Attendees leave the Seed to Cupping Coffee Class with an understanding of different coffee processing methods. In addition, attendees should start to grasp the complexity of sourcing coffee. Specialty coffee demands intentionality, quality, and concern for those involved in its production, sale, and consumption. This course acts as the starting point for a career into coffee. Often times, baristas who have been working in the industry from years still benefit from the insight and examples given in this course." From 5:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets are $25, available here.
"Holy moly is it that time already? We are turning ONE YEAR OLD! We are so happy to have made a home in South City, and we want to celebrate with you all! We are transforming our parking lot into a beer fest with free samples when you buy a tasting glass! We will also have Essentially Fries Food Truck to feed us all! And since it's our birthday, there may even be cake! We're gonna smash it!" From noon to 6pm.
"Not only is it National Ice Cream Day — it's Ices Plain & Fancy's 5th birthday! Come out and celebrate with our Shaw neighbors at a street party! We'll have music, games and food by The Social Affair. Participating businesses include: Belly Dance with Nisaa, Bonboni Mercantile Co., Diane Rosen Interiors, Future Ancestor, Gloria’s Unique Boutique, Heirloom Bottling Co., Lynn Terry Photography, Rolling Lawns Farm, Route, Inc., Rudy’s Flower Truck, SHensley Art, The Wagamama, Thurman’s in Shaw, Wild Carrot." From noon to 5pm.
"Join us for an afternoon of Bingo, Bloody Mary's & Beer (Mimosas too!). The games will start at 2pm - we'll fit in as many rounds as we can until 5pm. Dobbers are $2, 1 sheet of 3 bingo games are $1, exchanged every round for no added cost. As many sheets as you'd like to play every round. So bring your troll dolls & good luck charms." From 2 to 5pm.
"Long-time Saint Louis Chef Blake Brokaw (Tangerine, Lo, The Chocolate Bar) is back in town after almost a decade and hosting a Sunday Supper at Earthbound. Come enjoy!" Tickets include one entree (chicken and dumplings/rice or vegetarian red beans and rice) with sides like garlicky greens, cucumber salad, marinated tomatoes, vinegary zucchini strings or long cooked green beans." From 4 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $20, cash only.
"Like the literal fire that heats the wildly popular and nationally recognized tasty creations of the Balkan Treat Box restaurant, Ballet 314 wants you to get fired up about our organization’s exciting growth! Join us for a one-night only fundraiser to help the newly founded ballet company raise funds for a portable dance floor. The floor will allow Ballet 314 dancers to perform a wide range of repertoire at different venues in the region and reach new arts audiences of all ages while celebrating local talent in the St. Louis community. Guests can enjoy delicious appetizers from the Balkan Treat Box, live performances from Ballet 314, fun raffles featuring foodie, arts, fitness, and unique experiences from area businesses, and great conversation with local dance fans." From 5:30 to 8:30pm. Tickets are $25, available here.