Sign up for classes and workshops in tradtional music and arts, and enjoy festivals celebrating traditions and culture.
Greek Bouzouki and Laouto Workshops
with Leonidas Zafiris
Friday Laouto Classes: DECEMBER 6 & 13 (3:30 TO 5 PM)
Sunday Bouzouki Classes for 2013: DECEMBER 8, 15 & 22
Adults (2-2:55 pm) Youth (3-4 pm) Originally from Greece, Leonidas Zafiris is an outstanding professional bouzouki musician and teacher who just re-located from Toronto. Elias Poulos is not only an excellent vocalist, but also a fine bouzouki player. *There are a few bouzoukis available for young beginners.
Safford House, 23 Parkin Ct. $5 per class.
Cooking Classes: SOLD OUT for 2013
Excellent community cooks teach the delicious cuisine of the Greek islands and Latin America—and everyone enjoys a meal together after the class. Join us for food, fun, and fascinating cultural insights.salad, and stories.
Night in the Islands
Saturday nights, 6-11 pm: Resumes April 212, 2014 Sponge Docks
Night in the Islands re-creates the atmosphere of the Greek islands with monthly outdoor dining on the Sponge Docks, performances by outstanding musical groups Ellada and Odyssey, Greek dancing, and other arts. Free dance lessons will be offered from 6-7pm.
The Center for Gulf Coast Folklife offers a variety of programming focusing on traditional culture. Advance registration is highly recommended for cooking classes. Other classes can be paid for at the door. Please call 727-937-1130 or 942-5605 for more information. The CGCF is funded in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Folk & Traditional Arts Program.