When: Sat., Sept. 10, 12-10 p.m. 2011
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church dates back to 1929. While its annual French-inspired free festival is a relative newcomer, at 20 years-old, it has, nevertheless, established a firm identity for itself as a community fixture on the near Northside. The food is a big reason why: seafood crepes, escargot en croute, French onion soup, beignets, tarte flambé, quiche, French Dip roast beef and Provencal chicken are all available – even Marcel Proust’s madeleines. There’s also live entertainment, artisan’s booths, a bake sale and children’s games and food until 5 p.m. For more info, visit www.sjoa.org.