Sun King Brewery, 135 N. College Ave., 6 to 9 p.m., Oktoberfest Tapping; live music, Alpine Express; food, King David's Dogs. Oktoberfest is the first Sun King seasonal beer to be canned. Mid-September cases will be available at select Indianapolis-area liquor stores and Sun King's Tasting Room. Sun King's Oktoberfest has a clean, malty start with a slightly spicy hop note and a crisp, dry finish. 317-602-3702.
Field of Dreams presented by Roving Cinema live on the scoreboard at Victory Field, 501 W. Maryland St., gates open 7:30 p.m.; film begins at sunset (around 8:15 p.m.) Presented by Indy Film Fest, Victory Field and Sun King Brewing Co. General seating is $8. 317-269-3545.
Triton Brewing at Fort Benjamin Harrison, 5764 Wheeler Road, opens with guest beers; their own brews will follow shortly. Hours: Friday: 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. or call 317-508-3715.
Food Con 2, Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St., 5-9 p.m. Presented by Sun King Brewing Co. & Harrison Center for the Arts, Food Con is "an unconventional convention exploring the art and culture of food in Indiana" and is built around five different food "biomes": desert, prairie, wetlands, forest, and tundra. As attendees move through each biome, they will experience that particular region as interpreted by artists and individuals involved in the local foods movement. Vendors representing Indianapolis's local food, farmers' markets, dairies, neighborhood supper clubs will create a "food forest" in the courtyard. Sun King Brewing Co. will sell pints outside of Gallery No. 2. 317-396-3886.
Upland, 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington, Rusted Root live at the Brewery with TV Mike and the Scarecrows and Bobbie Lancaster; doors open at 5 p.m., music starts 6 p.m. [a.k.a. Hillbilly Haiku Americana Music concert to benefit Sycamore Land Trust]. Children free. Tickets: $20/$25 at Upland Bloomington, Tasting Room Indianapolis or call 812-323-3020. More at hillbillyhaiku.org
Sept. 9, 10, 11
Mad Anthony in Fort Wayne, Oktobeerfest, 2-6 p.m. daily. Golf Outing, Sept. 9 in Auburn. Tickets, more info: www.madbrew.com