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The 4th Annual KC BeerFest
is set for Saturday in Westport. Between 1 and 5 p.m., you'll
find 200 craft and micro brews to sample, including Great Divide, Free
State and Dieu Du Ciel. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the event.
If you're avoiding ribs from Burger King, I don't blame you. Find quality ribs, chicken and brisket at the Great American Barbecue Festival this weekend. This is the sixth year for the event at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs. The festival is from 3 to 11 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. A single-day pass is $10, a two-day pass is $15.
Don't miss the party when live music and vendors fill the 3100 block of Troost from noon to 10 p.m. for Saturday's Sixth Annual Troost Festival. Bonus: It's supposed to be 80 degrees and sunny.
The Troostwood Youth Garden and Market begins its season with a Green Festival on Saturday; festivities include a barbecue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5142 Paseo. After Saturday, the market will be open on Friday nights (5 to 8 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) through October.
If you're not big on vegetables, maybe grapes are more up your alley. Off the Vine Design & Cellar hosts a compare-and-contrast Chardonnay tasting at the Gaslight Grill in Overland Park on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Miller Sr. of Glazer's walks tasters through six different Chardonays. The tasting is $25 for members/$35 for non-members. It's cash only.
The television show Lost ends this Sunday. If you need company to deal with the sudden void, the Studio Movie Grill (7430 Northwest 87th Street) in Zona Rosa hosts a watch party with the promise of drink specials and trivia during the screening between 8 and 10 p.m. If you don't care about the show, there's still all-you-can-eat pizza for $9.49.