Walk around Montrose this week, and you might feel distinct vibrations in the ground, or hear the vague hum of stringed instruments. Both are signs the massive 43rd Annual Original Greek Festival is underway. That pounding, of course, comes from hordes of dancers (kids in the afternoon, adults in the evening) and the stringed instrument is likely the bouzouki, the mandolin-like instrument that's a staple of Greek folk music. Besides watching the dancing and music, visitors can tour the Byzantine interior of the church, or browse shops offering all things Greek. Oh, and look out for another sensory assault: that of the souvlaki, tiropita, gyros and delicious, delicious baklava that will have you stomping for joy alongside the dancers. Make it easy on yourself and take the free parking shuttle from Lamar High School. 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex, 3511 Yoakum. For information, call 713-526-5377 or visit www.greekfestival.org. $5.
Oct. 1-4, 2009