Greek civilization has given rise to modern philosophy, modern architecture, and modern society's extreme distrust of horses. Embrace the Hellenic past with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get admission (a $3 value; children 6–11 are $1, younger than 5 are free) and one glass of Greek wine (an $8 value) at the Memphis Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (an $11 total value), on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with food being served until 9 p.m.
The 53rd annual Memphis Greek Festival celebrates Greek heritage with a marketplace, traditional Greek cuisine, and a schedule chock-a-block with music, dancing, and more. Tunes by The Orion Exprezz set foot phalanges to tapping and the marketplace tears a hole in the space-time continuum to tantalize the senses with authentic Greek wine, olive oil, clothing, and jewelry. Performances by the Athenian Dance Troupe may inspire enterprising pairs of left feet to gain ambidexterity with a free Greek dance lesson. Afterward, cool down with a tour of the sanctuary and learn about the multimillennial history of the Greek Orthodox faith while getting inspiration for cathedral tree-house projects.
Ravenous maws can indulge in well-earned refreshment from an extensive menu of Greek fare. Magnify muscles with the spanakopeta ($3) or appease voracious sweet teeth with an oblation of baklava cheesecake ($4.50). Sharper appetites can take on Grecian chicken or shish kebabs heaped with rice pilaf and green beans, and flanked by spanakopeta and bread ($14). Unminors can polish off the evening with a free glass of Greek wine from Tasso's Taverna.
Memphis Greek Festival
Memphis Greek Festival celebrates Greek culture with live music from Kostas Kastanis, performances by The Athenian Dance Troupe, and a Greek feast complete with spanakopita, dolmathes, and baklava cheesecake. Participants can learn about the Greek Orthodox faith on a tour of of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or peruse the food stalls for a new favorite pastry.
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