This weekend, Omahans get plenty of opportunities to stuff their faces. Taste of Omaha kicks off today, and Benson Beer Fest takes over downtown Benson tomorrow. You'll even get the chance to taste test some world-class chili. Wear some pants with a bit of stretch in the waistband and get ready to chow down.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing
Get your fill with sweet treats from Omaha restaurants. Talk with the chefs and see if you can get them to spill the secret details of your favorite recipes. There will be plenty of carnival rides and performances to occupy your time, too.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201
If you've turned on a television or seen a movie in the past 10 years, you've probably seen D. L. Hughley. Get up close and personal at one of his stand-up shows this weekend and see why he was one of the “Original Kings of Comedy.”
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$35 day of, $30 in advance, $40 VIP
Thirty dollars gets you samples of beer from more than 80 breweries. If you sample one brew from each, that works out to less than 50 cents a beer and one miserable hangover.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
River City Star, 151 Freedom Park Road
Free, $5 for taste kits
Some of the country's best chili cooks face off to determine who will be sent to the World Championship Chili Cookoff in October.
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays
The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.
The world's most legendary T.Rex is visiting the Durham Museum. The cast of her skeleton is 42 feet long and 12 feet tall at the hips. She's one big dino.