Forget the open seas. Pirating is about drinking grog and eating well. Discover the secret to being a true pirate at the Buccaneer Bash tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. Pierpont's caters the party at Union Station that includes a preview of the new Real Pirates exhibit and a performance by the Jolly Rogers. Tickets cost $50.
Meet your local growers at Cultivate Kansas City's Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour. The tour on Saturday and Sunday includes 59 area farms and gardens. It's a self-guided tour, so you can go at your own pace and visit six or shoot for all 60 over the weekend. Tickets cost $8.
Have you ever wondered exactly how many tamales you can eat? Find out at St. John's Mexican Fiesta (1234 Kentucky, Lawrence) tonight and tomorrow. Enjoy tamales, tacos, burritos and tostadas, plus Tejano bands and a carnival on Saturday night. The festival is from 6 to 11:30 p.m. both nights. Admission is free.
The KC Real Ale Fest - a tribute to cask beer - is Saturday at 12 p.m. in Lee's Summit. There will be casks from Green Flash, Empyrean, Summit and Perennial Artisan Ales. VIP tickets are $25, which include a souvenir pint glass and 12 p.m. admission. General-admission tickets, with a 2 p.m. entrance, cost $15.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?