Scott Alarik, a music columnist for the Boston Globe, will present the workshop "What Is Folk Music?" at 7:30 p.m. May 3 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Road in Columbus.
Alarik will discuss the meaning of folk music and probably will sing as well, since he's been a singer-songwriter for decades. His book on the history of folk music earned rave reviews, and he's just published a novel set in the folk music world.
Admission is free.