Festival Sundiata (pronounced Sun-jah-tah) a celebration of people of African descent is marking its 28th year this weekend at the Seattle Center under this year's theme, Unity in the Community. The three day event, part of the Safeco Insurance's Festál series, is free and open to the public and will showcase regional entertainment, art and photography exhibits as well as "Smokin' Black" cooking demonstrations from notable chefs such as Debbie Hatfield, Amadeus and Carl Chilo. Guests will have the opportunity to savor regional cuisine while enjoying musical performances from artists such as Lady A and the Baby Blues Funk Band, the Sol Starr Band as well as African drum workshops. It promises to be two days of culture, food and fun and a welcome alternative to all the Valentine's Day madness. Fisher Pavilion Sat., February 14, noon-7:20 p.m., Sun., February 15, noon-5:00 p.m.