Leave it to the Italian Americans to throw a good party - the 8th Annual Italian American Festival is happening all weekend long at Kokopelli Winery & Bistro in Chandler. The family-owned winery will be celebrating its Italian American Heritage with Italian wine tastings, Italian music (expect accordions), and of course, Italian dishes. This year, Kokopelli has enlisted Crust Pizza & Wine to help deliver a very Italian-inspired menu including: Michelangelo Pasta, Veal Marsala, Chicken Parmesan, and more. There will also be plenty of sweet treats on hand such as Cannoli ala Sinatra and Coliseum Chocolate Cake. To find out more about this wine and dine festival, visit Kokopelli online.
Mesa is getting a little bit greener this weekend with the grand opening of the Mesa Urban Garden on Saturday from 3 p.m. till moonrise. The Mesa Urban Garden, which will serve as a resource in accessing fresh produce, nutrition and cooking information, and plots for individual and communal use, will kick off its free opening with door prizes, raffles, live music, food, and drinks. For more information or to find out how you can get involved with the program, visit the Mesa Urban Garden online.