Greek cuisine, dancing, music and even Gods will be featured at the L.A. Greek Fest which will run Fri., Sept. 7 to Sun., Sept. 9 at the Grand Plaza grounds of Saint Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave.
After a year’s sabbatical that allowed for the completion of the new Cultural Center, honorary chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will reign at the 14th annual event, “Celebrating the Magic & Enchantment of Greece.”
Singer Thanos Petrelis, direct from Athens, will be showcased in two performances. A Zorba happy hour, Greek dancing and lessons and a theatrical show “Conversations With the Ancients” are also featured.
Honoring the area’s Byzantine Latino Quarter, a live salsa band will perform both nights.
“We’re going to celebrate the return of our event in spectacular style” enthuses Fest director Ted Pastras.
Hourly tours of the historic landmark Saint Sophia Cathedral will be held throughout the weekend. Flaming cheese, feta fries and lamb chops as well as pastries are among cuisine specialities offered as well as Greek wines and beers. Raffle prizes include a deluxe trip.
Free parking and shuttle service will be offered.
For more information and hours visit lagreekfest.com.