The 26th Annual Missouri Winefest is slated for the Indoor Pavilion at Westport Plaza from noon-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12, 2012.
Participating wineries include Artesian Springs Winery, Cedar Lake Cellars, Farhmeier Family Winery, Sainte Genevieve Winery, St. James Winery, Serenity Valley Winery, Seven Springs Winery, Stone Hill Winery, Vance Vineyards and Winery and Westphalia Vineyards.
Tickets, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, are $20 and include a commemorative wine goblet, wine sampling for the day and live entertainment. Wine sampled at the event will also be sold by the bottle in the Pavilion. Food items will also be sampled and available for purchase.
Tony Viviano will perform both Saturday and Sunday.
Missouri Winefest is presented by Golub and Company, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Westport Plaza.
For more information, contact the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 314.878.0780.
Now you can save up to $8 to Star Trek: The Exhibition at the St. Louis Science Center with a coupon available in the Kirkwood-Webster Times. The free newspaper is available at Schnucks Markets around the area.
The discount coupon is good for $2 off the regular price of $14 for up to four tickets. Fine print: The coupon cannot be duplicated and is not good with any other offer.
Today’s your last chance to catch a meal at Clayton‘s Third Annual Restaurant Week. The event ends today.
Restaurant Week is featured in more than 35 American cities. You don’t need to buy a pass or clip a coupon. Simply show up and order from a special three-course dinner menu. The flat price is $25 per person plus tip and tax. Reservations are recommended.
Alexander’s Restaurant at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza, Araka, Bar Napoli, BARcelona, Bocci Bar, Cardwell’s, Chez Leon, Coastal Bistro and Bar, The Crossing, The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, J. Bucks, Jimmy’s on the Park, Luciano’s Trattoria, Mad Tomato, Oceano Bistro, Remi’s Kitchen and Wine Bar, Roxane, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tani Sushi Bistro, Wasabi Sushi Bar.
You can access each restaurant’s menu through the Restaurant Week website.
Visitors to the The Living World at Saint Louis Zoo can chill with the penguins at Delta Dental Winter Zoo Sundays through February.
From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., on Sundays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, 2012, families can celebrate the tuxedoed birds with penguin-themed activities, games, crafts, and more. The Feb. 19 event features a Mardi Gras celebration for the whole family.
Penguins like to stroll outside on cold days so when temperatures go below 50 degrees on Sundays, several king and gentoo penguins that reside indoors will venture outdoors at 2 p.m. for Penguin Parade presented by North Star Frozen Treats. They’ll be waddling down the path from the exit of P&P Provisions gift shop to the entrance of Penguin & Puffin Coast for about 30 minutes.
On Sunday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Zoo gets in a Mardi Gras mood with Delta Dental Mardi Gras, an event that includes mask making, jugglers, beads, live music and more. Visitors can turn their child’s wagon or stroller into a Mardi Gras parade float, and join in the parade through the Zoo at 3 p.m. led by the Zoo’s costumed characters and Delta Dental’s Tooth Wizard and P.A.N.D.A.
Delta Dental’s “Tooth Wizard,” his pal “P.A.N.D.A.” and arch-enemy “PlaqueMan” will star in Land of Smiles stage show in The Living World at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each week (no 3 p.m. show on February 19). Land of Smiles entertains and educates children on the importance of maintaining good oral health habits, eating healthy foods and engaging in active play. Each child attending the show will receive a free goodie bag containing dental health supplies to help put them on track for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Party with Radio Disney AM 1260 each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Play crazy games for cool prizes while listening to some hot tunes. Plus, find out how you can go home with a Radio Disney prize pack!
Admission to the Zoo and Winter Zoo activities is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All activities and games are designed for kids aged 2-10. No reservations are needed. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter Zoo is sponsored by Delta Dental of Missouri, North Star Frozen Treats and Laclede Gas, with support provided by Radio Disney AM 1260.
For more information about the Saint Louis Zoo, visit stlzoo.org, facebook.com/stlzoo, twitter.com/stlzoo, youtube.com/stlzootube.
In celebration of Black History Month the Willie Akins Quartet will perform “A Tribute to Cedar Walton” at Moore Auditorium at Webster University at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.
Admission is $5; senior adults, $3.
The works of oil painter Art Stauder will be on display at Kirkwood Train Station, 110 W. Argonne Drive throughout the month of February
A public opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the station. The exhibit and the reception are free to the public. The art may be viewed during the hours the station is open for passengers.
Visitors can view the art whenever the Station is open for passengers. The event is sponsored by the Kirkwood Area Arts Council or by calling 314-965-7100. The Station used to be an Amtrak train station until the city of Kirkwood purchased it in 2002. It is staffed by volunteers.
An exhibit entitled “Tim Eberhardt: Vessels, Tiles, Figures” runs through Feb. 3 at the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery.
A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
A reception for thew annual juried student exhibit will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8.
The gallery is in the Humanities East Building on the St. Louis Community College–Meramec campus, 11333 Big Bend Blvd.
IHOP’s seventh annual National Pancake Day returns Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
On that day IHOP restaurants will give each customer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in the hope they will donate what they would have paid or more to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.
This year, the restaurant chain aims to raise $2.7 million for charity, the most its ever raised.
Thanks to Teresa at Miami On The Cheap for the tip!
Now a Happy Hour everyone can enjoy!
Steak N Shake is offering half price shakes and drinks during day and night Happy Hours.
The deal is available 2-4 p.m. and 2-4 a.m. weekdays.
Need an oil change? The price at Tom Bess Automotive, 4922 Macklind Ave., is hard to beat. It’s just under 20 bucks. A change of five quarts of oil will cost you $15.99. With the $2 disposal fee and $1.51 tax, that’s $19.50 out the door.
You can make an appointment or stop by to see if they have time to do change your oil then. Unfortunately, there are no weekend or evening hours. Tom Bess Automotive is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. It’s at 4922 Macklind Ave. You can call 314-353-9936. There’s no website.