Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendars for. This weekend, take your pick from two very different fundraising food festivals — one by land and one by sea.
Let loose and enjoy a night under the stars, not to mention the farm-fresh, organic food, beer and wine, at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm's 18th annual Pesto Festo. This farm fundraiser celebrates the end of the growing season and its devoted patrons. Enjoy a dinner of organically-grown pesto pasta, live auction, raffle prizes, and dance the night away to the sounds of the Urban Gypsies. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the farm or at both Bay area Rollin' Oats locations. 6 p.m. Sat., May 1, Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W. Comanche Ave., Tampa, $15 in advance/$20 door/free for children 12 and younger (tickets can be purchased at the Farm or Rollin' Oats), sweetwater-organic.org.