You can sample from a full menu of homemade Greek specialties, or cut to the chase and head to the zaharoplastion (pastry shop) to start with desserts, at the Sacramento Greek Festival. This is the 50th year of this Sacramento celebration, which also features cooking demonstrations, dancing and live music.
When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento
Cost: $5, seniors $4, Children (0-12) free
All about cupcakes
Learn to make decadent chocolate and classic vanilla cupcakes from scratch. You’ll learn how to turn batter into lemon or spice cakes and how to make and then decorate with vanilla buttercream frosting.
When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11
Where: Lulu’s Kitchen, 701 16th St., Suite 130, Sacramento
Spicy food cooking class
Spice up your meals and balance your diet at the Live with the Chef cooking class. The theme will be island-inspired dishes such as jerk chicken. The monthly cooking series focuses on healthful and balanced diets, and the use of fresh ingredients.
When: 6 tonight
Where: Arden Hills resort, 1220 Arden Hills Lane, Sacramento
Information: (916) 482-6111; www.ardenhills.net/
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