Fri., Sept. 28, 5 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 29, 4 p.m. 2012
$10 advance, $15 at the gate
"This is our third go-round, and the last two have been pretty crazy," Nicholas Grunauer says of Oktoberfest
at his namesake restaurant. The Freighthouse District mainstay (101 West 22nd Street, 816-283-3234) is once again promising two days and nights of traditional fare, including weisswurst and kartoffelsalat, a traditional 10-piece German brass band and the Euro-trash stylings of Nuthatch-47. Expect 20 different beers on tap, including Oktoberfest seasonals by Spaten, Hofbräu, Mother's and Boulevard. Blow the dust off your stein and squeeze into those lederhosen at 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the gate; see grunauerkc.com
and click on "Events."