You'll fall in amore with Festa Italiana, Friday through Sunday in Zona Rosa. The celebration of all things Italian has an Italian meatball-eating contest at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Chef Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. broadcasts his show, Live With Jasper, at 11 a.m. Saturday, and chef Chris Canzoneri of Garozzo's gives up secret recipes at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday, at 11 a.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Get your bibs ready. The Crawfish & Shrimp Festival returns to the Back Yard at the Beaumont (4050 Pennsylvania). The shellfish extravaganza is Friday and Saturday. Lil' Malcolm & the House Rockers and Blue Orleans play live both days. The doors open at 5 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $5 and are available at the door.
KosherFest is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ohev Sholom (5311 West 75th Street) in Prairie Village. Snack on falafel, knishes, kugel and rugelach.
What have you got on tap for the weekend?