There’s never been an Oktoberfest of this magnitude in Midtown. The upcoming street party, thrown by the folks of Der Biergarten, took three years to negotiate and promises to be one hell of a good time. Ins and outs are encouraged so as to allow attendees to patronize neighboring restaurants. Dust off your lederhosen and prepare to taste delicious German beer and cuisine while taking in live music by The City of Trees Brass Band and The Alpenmeisters. Although there’s no free beer, the event itself is free for adults over 21 on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3–11 p.m. Riding your bike or taking Uber is encouraged for obvious reasons, including the fact that it will be tricky to find parking anyway. The block party is situated on 24th and K streets near Der Biergarten, Golden Bear, Skool, Flamingo House, Cantina Alley and many other awesome, locally owned haunts. For more info, go to

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #275 (Sept. 26 – Oct. 10, 2018)**