Enjoy Greek music, dancing and dining, plus an hour of free Greek dance lessons at “Night in the Islands,” a free series of cultural events on Tarpon Springs’ Sponge Docks from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. starting Sept. 7.
There will be live music by Ellada, an exciting Greek band composed of three of the most accomplished Greek musicians in the state. Ellada will perform nisiotika, the lively traditional music of the Greek islands, as well as old and new Greek favorites. Ellada will include special guest Simos Nikolopoulos, bouzouki; Elias Poulos, vocals; and Dino Theofilos, keyboard.
Greek dance lessons will be given by the Levendia Dance Troupe, 6 p.m.-7pm.
“Night in the Islands” will be offered later this year on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2.
The 2014 dates are also set: April 13, May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.
The festival is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Info: Tarpon Springs Cultural Treasures, 324 Pine St., 727-942-5605, www.tarponarts.org