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August 30, 2000|ANGELA PETTERA


Greek Festival: Watch Greek dancing, listen to Greek music and eat Greek food like souvlaki, gyros, spanakopita (spinach pie) and loukumades (honey fritters). Noon to 9 p.m. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Long Beach, 5761 E. Colorado St., Long Beach. (562) 494-8929. Adults, $2; children under 12, free. Food is priced individually. Also Sunday and Monday.


Cuban Celebration: Whole pigs are marinated and roasted for this event, which includes cigar-rolling demonstrations, a dance orchestra and casino gaming. Reception, 5 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m. The Calypso Pool Deck of the Sutton Place Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. (949) 476-2001. Adults, $54; children, $15.


Clambake: Granita's chef, Jennifer Naylor, dishes up a clambake family-style while a zydeco band plays in the background. 5:30 p.m. Granita, 23725 W. Malibu Road, Malibu. (310) 456-0488. $58.

Sept. 16

American Wine and Food Festival: Wolfgang Puck and his wife, Barbara Lazaroff, host this annual bash to benefit Meals on Wheels. Chefs serve food from booths on the back lot of Universal Studios. California wines are available. The theme is "A Western Night." 6 p.m. Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. Call Spago, Hollywood, (310) 652-3706, for tickets. $250.

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