Enjoy Greek folk dancing, food, books, jewelry and arts and crafts during this weekend's Greek Festival. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. In addition to performances by the Aegean Odyssey Dancers, the festival will include a tour of the church, a raffle with cash prizes, music from the Greek folk band Pegasus and indoor and outdoor Greek marketplaces with vendors from the mid-Atlantic area, Florida and Canada selling everything from such Greek pastries as baklava and finikia to T-shirts, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and folk-art crafts. Raffle tickets are $5, and prizes range from $1,000 to $4,000. Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Rd., Annapolis. Free parking and admission on church grounds. Parking is also available tomorrow at Annapolis High School and on Saturday and Sunday at the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, with a free shuttle to the festival grounds. 410-573-2072.
This weekend, the Banneker-Douglass Museum will host a series of readings, literature and writing workshops. On Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., award-winning slam poet Gail Danley will host a Youth Poetry Slam. Children ages 8 to 17 can try their hand at writing and reading slam poetry, and prizes will be awarded. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., Danley will perform "Feel This!" -- a work that uses poetry, music and movement to explore personal issues of her childhood and growth as an artist. The performance, which is geared toward an adult audience, will include post-performance discussion and refreshments. On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., award-winning children's author and storyteller Alice McGill will teach aspiring writers to develop their craft during the workshop "The Process of Writing a Children's Book." McGill will discuss the creative process and give tips about fine-tuning a written work. All events are free. Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis. 410-216-6180.
Wendy Wasserstein Play
Theater11, a new nonprofit theater group, will perform "Uncommon Women and Others," a play written by Wendy Wasserstein, tomorrow through June 26 at Anne Arundel Community College's Humanities Recital Hall. The company hopes to establish a permanent performance space in Annapolis to reach all members of the Anne Arundel County community through theater. "Uncommon Women" is set in the 1970s and follows a group of young, female college graduates on their quest to find "their place in the world." The play contains adult themes and language. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $15. 410-268-0500.