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City of Tarpon Springs’ Night in the Islands

Once a month during the spring, summer and fall, the touristy Sponge Docks host a lively night that transports you to the Old World and will have you snapping your fingers like Zorba the Greek. During the event series Night in the Islands, revelers can enjoy Greek music — which includes the bouzouki, a mandolin-like instrument that characterizes Greek music — dancing, and dining on the street, preceded by an hour of free Greek dance lessons from 6 to 7 p.m. The district, with its whitewashed stucco buildings and eclectic shops and marina, conjures the Greek Isles and provides the perfect backdrop for the high-spirited Hellenic tradition. It’s a fun time all Tampa Bay residents should experience at least once. Saturdays, Oct. 4, 6-11 p.m. and Nov. 1, 6-11 p.m., Dodecanese Boulevard, tarponarts.org

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