Friday is date night. And date night doesn’t have to be hard. Ruth's Chris Steak House (700 W. 47th St.) has a three-course meal and two glasses of wine or beer on Friday, August 12, at 5:30 p.m. Dinner includes the price of two movie tickets at the nearby Cinemark Theater on the Plaza. The dinner-and-a-movie special is $50 per person. An RSVP is required. Reserve your seats by calling 816-521-4800.
Crepes are about indulging yourself, whether it is your sweet tooth or your savory side. And now you can give in to temptation more often, because Chez Elle (1713 Summit), the creperie on the West Side, is now open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
With great beer comes great happiness. Improve your happiness by going to the third annual Microbrew Festival on Saturday, August 13, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Zona Rosa. The beer festival is put on by the Kansas City chapter of UNICO National. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate.
Don't let summer go without one more corn dog or piece of fried dough. The Johnson County Fair is today and tomorrow at the Johnson County Fairgrounds (135 E. Washington, in Gardner). There's a pie-eating contest at 6 p.m. tonight and a goat-milking demonstration a half-hour later.