ZestFest, a culinary festival devoted to all things spicy, is back. 1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25-27, at Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $13-$14 daily, $37 three-day pass, $100 pass with dinner. 800-247-8464; www.zestfest2013.com.
The Tet-in-DFW festival, celebrating the Vietnamese New Year and the year of the snake, is this weekend at Traders Village. Look for food, dance, demonstrations and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie. Free admission; parking $3. 972-647-2331; www.tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie.
-- Mark Lowry, Special to the Star-Telegram