Calling all Italians and for anybody who would like to be Italian for a weekend. It is the 29th Annual La Festa Italiana this Labor Day weekend. Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday, you can eat delicious Italian foods, drink Italian wines, listen to music, dance under the stars, enjoy cooking demos, and then eat some more. And when I say eat. The menu reads cannoli, cheese bread, Italian sausage and peppers, mostaccioli and meatballs, pasta primavera, pizza, chicken Sicilian, biscotti. La Festa Italiana is located at the National Guard Readiness Center, 3 minutes west of I-680 at the Irvington Exit on 116th and Rainwood Road. Tickets are $6.50 at the gate. Children are free under 12 years of age with a paying adult.  Come rain or shine and come hungry. For exact times and entertainment schedule, visit

The 7th Annual Brew Haha is happening Thursday, September 12th to support and raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Enjoy the live music of Chris Saub and relax with friends as you sample beers from local and national breweries. There will also be food samples from area restaurants such as Blue Sushi, Roja, Dante’s Pizzeria, Big Mama’s and many more. They are hoping to draw out over a 1,000 people to help this well-deserving cause. The evening starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. and is being held at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village on the corner of 67th and Center. General Admisson is $40 for a pre-paid admission or $45 at the gate. If you are interested, they are also offering tickets to a Patron Party for $75 per person; this will allow you access to a private tent with seating, high-end food, beer and wine. To purchase tickets or for further information on this worthy event, visit

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