On the Radar: I Am A Cuban Sandwich at Silver Meteor and Flan Fest at the Ybor Saturday Market

Saturday Market in Centennial Park. It’s held in conjunction with Fiesta Day, where activities include a flan bake-off and eating contest, live entertainment, ethnic cuisine and multicultural activities. Now that’s flan-tastic. I Am A Cuban Sandwich, Feb. 26-27, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E. Sixth Ave., Ybor City, $7, 813-300-3585; Flan Fest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27, Centennial Park, 1800 E. Eighth Ave., Ybor City, free, ybormarket.com.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming arts events to mark your calendar for. This weekend, the artists and residents of Ybor City pay homage to Cigar City’s heritage with two Ameri-Cuban inspired events. I Am A Cuban Sandwich, written by Richard and Mary Ellen DiPietra and directed by James Rayfield, celebrates Richard DiPietra’s (pictured) experience of growing up in Tampa’s historic Latin Quarter. Forget about the clubs, bars and late-night parties that now make the district a popular stomping ground; DiPietra’s experience takes the audience back in time, as he fondly remembers what it was like to be immersed in a melting pot and surrounded by the sweet, savory smells of Spanish bean soup and fresh baked Cuban Bread. And if the thought of that makes you hungry, then visit the seventh annual Flan Fest at the

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