Friday (May 11):
Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park The season's first Food Truck Friday brings the the St. Louis Food Truck Association along with other vendors to Tower Grove Park for plenty of tasty meals on wheels. The list of vendors includes the likes of Seoul Taco, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Go Gyro Go and many more. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m.
Arthritis Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting Event @ Logan College of Chiropractic This event to benefit the Arthritis Foundation features tastings from Augusta, Hermanhoff, Montelle, Noboleis and Oak Glen wineries as well as Augusta Brewery. $20 for either beer or wine tasting. The first 200 attendees receive a complimentary commemorative wine glass. Call 314-447-4883 for reservations. 5 to 9 p.m.
Art of the Vine Wine Tasting @ Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair Laumeier Sculpture Park's annual art fair features original pieces from 150 artists from all over the country, food and drink vendors, music and entertainment on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 11. For an additional $12 on Friday night, partake in unlimited samples during "The Art of the Vine" wine tasting featuring area wineries.
Saturday (May 12):
From Seed to Cup: Kaldi's Coffee Class @ Whole Foods Market-Galleria Learn about the process of growing and harvesting coffee at many levels, followed by a cupping of a variety of coffees. $10 per person. Call 314-968-7744 to reserve a spot. 11 a.m. to noon.
Art St. Louis A Mother Of a Potluck Art Saint Louis hosts this special potluck to coincide its current exhibit, "Food, Glorious Food." The community dish sharing event and recipe swap also features door prizes by Foodie STL, wine tastings by Stone Hill Winery and a showing of live art. Admission for the event is free. Make reservations by sending an e-mail to . 6 to 8 p.m.
Beerfest 2012 @ The Wine and Cheese Place Perennial Artisan Ales, 4 Hands Brewing, Schlafly and many other breweries will be on hand to pour more than 130 beers. The Seoul Taco Truck will also be handy for hungry beer lovers. $5 per person. The first 150 people get a commemorative glass. 2 to 4 p.m.
Sunday (May 13):
Mother's Day Brunch @ Bixby's The buffet-style brunch includes house smoked salmon, sausage, chilled salads, hot entrees, pastries and desserts. The adult meal price is $32, $15 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and under. Check out this handy blog post in Gut Check for a comprehensive list of Mother's Day brunch destinations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kegs at the Classic @ Maude's Market Maude's Market opens for the Dutchtown Classic bicycle race with free food samples, complimentary iced tea from Traveling Tea, Companion Bavarian pretzels for sale and Perennial beer on tap. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Happy Endings @ Kitchen Conservatory Find the happy ending to any meal as Kitchen Conservatory staff leads this hands-on class concocting summertime sweets including lemon-blueberry bars, mango sorbet with raspberry coulis and pirouette cookies, key lime mini cheesecakes topped with toasted coconut and more. $50 per person. Register online at the Kitchen Conservatory Web site. 1 to 4 p.m.
Cask and Crow Night @ The Crow's Nest Local business camaraderie culminates with "Cask and Crow Night" featuring a cask of Civil Life's brand new Rye Pale paired with the Crow's Nest's gastropub grub. Free admission. 6 p.m. to midnight.