44th Annual Greek Festival

Enjoy beer and wine? How about dancing? Tack on an even passing interest in feta cheese, and you're pretty much Greek enough to enjoy the massive, ever-growing Greek Festival, now in its 44th year of dishing up tradition, tastiness and talent. Over the course of the fest's three days, Houstonians can marvel at the cultural and culinary offerings of the nation, which is only about one-fourth the size of Texas. Check out folk dancers young and old, visit the decorous cathedral and shop for everything from Byzantine icons to tote bags. And if the images dancing in your head consist of spinning spits of roasted meat, you're more than in luck: baklava, souvlaki, gyros, spanakopita and tzatziki are stacked to the sky (and ready to test your pronunciation). The smorgasbord begins with dinner and dancing at 5 p.m. Thursday. Program times vary. Through October 10. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex, 3511 Yoakum. For a full schedule, call 713-526-5377 or visit www.greekfestival.org. $18.
Oct. 7-10, 2010

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