Tired of the mundane culture of the West? Then join St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church for its 35th annual MIDDLE EAST FESTIVAL. Offering an extensive menu of authentic Middle Eastern foods, from kabobs to tabbouleh, the festival also boasts Arabic music, traditional folk dancing and a chance for attendees to take home souvenirs from the Arabic Market. Along with arts and crafts and tours that explain the architectural design of the church, the festival is a guaranteed family-fun event. Free-$2. Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 2045 Ponce de Leon Ave. www.steliasofatlanta.org.