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ADOPT A STRAY (31-01-2015 4:00 pm) On January the 31st, the Municipality of Kifissia - Animal Protection Commission has organized a charitable event to bring to the center of the northern suburb of Kifissia, puppy and adult STRAY dogs for adoption. This Saturday, these sweet creatures, together with committee members and volunteers, will be at the following location to find loving families: Shoppingmall, Shopping Land at Kolokotroni street 1-3 Kifisiá, Greece. The event will last from 12:00 to 16:00.
EXHIBITION: "THE POET OF EVERYDAY LIFE" (31-01-2015 6:00 pm) The Poet of Everyday Life Exhibition The exhibition entitled “The Poet of Everyday Life” with works by the famous artist Spyros Vassiliou is hosted at the Radisson BLU PARK HOTEL, Athens until January 31st, 2015. Spyros Vassiliou is one of the most popular, honoured, exuberant and great representatives of the generation of the 1930’s in Greece. He created more than 5,000 works – paintings using tempera, watercolours and acrylics, frescos and woodcuts. He made stage designs for contemporary theatre, cinema, opera and ancient drama. He was also involved in the editing of numerous books and he supervised architectural works. In 1930, he was honoured with the Benaki Prize of the Academy of Athens. In this exhibition, the subjects that dominate his compositions are the boats and the transformations of the sea, the view of Athens and Hymettus, people at Zappeion, the sunset at the Corinthian gulf, the low horizon of Eretria, Thessaloniki and the tables at the coastline, assembled people, decorative objects of art and the view of the city with the twisted metal stairs of low houses. The exhibits come from the Spyros Vassiliou Museum and from private collections. The exhibition takes place as part of the “MODERN GREEK ART” tribute of the Radisson BLU PARK HOTEL and its cooperation with the art historian Eleni Athanassiou who also curated it. Venue: Radisson BLU PARK HOTEL (lobby area), 10, Alexandras Ave. For more info: (+30) 210 8894500.
3D PRINTING EXHIBITION (31-01-2015 9:00 pm) The fascinating world of 3D printing is brought at the Onassis Cultural Center through the exhibition “3D Printing” which is hosted there from December 15th, 2014 to January 31th, 2015. What man could once only imagine has become now reality and is on display in the Onassis Cultural Centre; today everything can be printed in three dimensions: anything from Christmas decorations to houses and from clothes to prosthetic limbs. The exhibition explores the three dimensions of art, fashion, design, science and architecture through 80 printed objects, a range of ingenious devices, a host of astounding videos by 36 artists, designers and scientists from around the world, plus workshops and lectures. All the things that couldn’t be made using conventional means can now be printed in three dimensions, changing the way we do things and forcing us to call our working theories into question and to discard mental models in which users, designers and manufacturers are clearly demarcated. This technology is changing our lives – and it’s doing so today! The exhibition is curated by Double Decker. Open Daily: 12:00 – 21:00. For more info: www.sgt.gr
DEATH WISHES - ORPHEUS (31-01-2015 9:00 pm) Beton7 Center for the Arts presents the lyrical performance "death wishes/Orpheus" directed by Michalis Argyrou, with the collaboration of distinguished music performers and dancers. Based on the myth of Orpheus, the music of the show joins top classics composers such as Monteverdi, Gluck, Schubert, Wolf, Scriabin, De Falla, Berio, creating a narration with elements of contemporary surrealism. It is a synthesis of music, dance, theatre and Visual Arts that expands the expressive boundaries of every art and creates a unique original work. "Death wishes" is the story of a pianist who lives in his own dreamy reality, with strong positive and negative feelings of despair and redemption, to the music, the woman, the mother, love, death, the State itself... identifies his life with that of Orpheus. As he plays the piano, the interweaving of life and death, is present in every expression of his conduct, the conflicting thoughts and emotions become pictures, music, song, speech, movement, in a universe where he is the only real being, while images from memories and persons constitute the backdrop of his existence. A performance that explores the emotions that sometimes arrive in need of a symbiotical relationship while at the same time death exists as wish for him and for everyone else. Directed by - Sets - Costumes: Michalis Argyrou Actress - Script: Magda Mavrogianni Performers: Maira Milolidaki, Mina Polychronou, Irene Karagianni Piano: Titos Gouvelis Dancers: Ios A.K., Chryssa Kaliafa, Elena Papadopoulou Director assistant: Zoe Manda Set designer assistant: Konstantina Krigkou. 23, 24, 30, 31 January. Duration: 55' Admission: 5-10 Euros. Venue: BETON7 7, Pydnas str. 11855 Votanikos, Athens Tel.: (+30) 210-7512625 http://www.beton7.com/
OPERA: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (04-02-2015 6:30 pm) Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” opera, Greek National Opera’s new big production, will be performed at the Athens Concert Hall on January 21st, 28th, 31st, 2015 and on February 4th, 2015. The opera “Tristan und Isolde” constitutes a pivotal romantic masterpiece, a major oeuvre full of bursting emotions with novelties in its harmonic structure that changed the course of music. “Tristan und Isolde” will be staged for the first time in Greece, in a full, indoor staging with local musicians and the Greek National Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by GNO Artistic Director, Myron Michailidis. Direction, sets and costumes are by Yannis Kokkos. Venue: Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall, Alexandra Trianti Hall, Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali St. For more info: www.nationalopera.gr