ATHENS TOP NEWS
Montreal , 28-03-2017
Athens & Thessaloniki, 27-03-2017
ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
ICE SKATING IN ATHENS (31-03-2017 11:00 pm) The Athens Concert Hall welcomes ice skaters of all ages through the end of March. The 375-square meter temporary ice rink is open to visitors Mondays to Fridays from 16:00 to 23:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 23:00. Guidance is available from specialized staff while ice-skating courses can be arranged. Admission costs 10 Euros. More information is available by calling 210 7282333, 6940 665.707 or 6980 602014, or by visiting www.megaron.gr or www.icearena.gr. Venue: Athens Concert Hall, Vassilissis Sofias & Kokkali, 210 7282000, www.megaron.gr.
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION (01-04-2017 8:00 pm) A visual arts exhibition by Fiona Mouzakiti and George Vlassopoulos... Works by George Vlassopoulos and Fioza Mouzakiti at the Hellenic American Union The Hellenic American Union and the Hellenic American College (HAEC) in cooperation with the Hellenic American University (Manchester, NH, USA) present a visual arts exhibition with works by Fiona Mouzakiti and George Vlassopoulos. The group exhibition “1 in 2” delves into the dualistic nature of ideas and emotions through the prism of visual arts. Fiona Mouzakiti and George Vlassopoulos probe into and analyze the concept of duality in separate ways, which together form a deeper interpretation of the perceptible world. Creative activity, whether scientific or artistic, shares the main common feature of mixing two different frames of reference. Thus, duality may be the starting point, the potential difference, supplying energy to the image and, as a result, to the presentation. Information: Artist Fiona Mouzakiti, George Vlassopoulos Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC) Venue Kennedy Gallery, Hellenic American Union Start Date 15/03/2017 End Date 01/04/2017 Opening Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 20:00 Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clïsed on Sunday Type Exhibition Interpretation Provided: No Registration Required: No Reservation Required: No Admission Fee Admission is free.
8th POSEIDON ATHENS HALF MARATHON (23-04-2017 2:00 pm) The 8th International Poseidon Athens Half Marathon, the great athletic event aiming to raise awareness regarding diabetes and obesity, will be held on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. With the phrase “Everyone is a winner” as its moto, the event includes several races apart from the Half Marathon race such as a Relay Half Marathon race (2 runners), a quarter Marathon race, a Fun Run, a Power Walking race, the Chiquita Athens Kids Run and a Charity Run. The courses make their way past the most beautiful spots of the coastline at Faliro area. In the case of the Half Marathon race, these include among others the Nautical Tradition Park, the battleship Averof, the trireme “Olympias”, the Water Square, the Park of Kallithea and the Peace and Friendship Stadium. The finish line for all races is in the track of the Cultural and Sports Centre of the Municipality of Palaio Faliro. Apart from the races, various other events will also take place from April 21 to April 23, inviting everyone to participate. The event is under the auspices of the Municipality of Palaio Faliro, the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Hellenic Diabetes Association (EDE), the Hellenic Association of Mass Popular Sports & Ultra Running Clubs (EOSLMA-Y) and the European Federation “Sports for All” (UESpT). For more info: www.poseidon-athenshalfmarathon.com. Area: Athens. Place: Faliro bay area. Start. T.: 08:30 (Half Marathon race, Relay race, ¼ Marathon race), 10:45 (Fun Run, Power Walking), 11:30 (all other races).
ATHENS OBSERVATORY SPRING PROGRAM (30-04-2017 8:00 pm) The Athens National Observatory Visitors' Center ushers in the spring with a full program of weekend events catering to all tastes and age groups in April, from lectures to treasure hunts to nights of star-gazing to music. The month opens with an introductory lecture on "Climate Change: Truth or fiction?" given by the head researcher at the observatory's Institute for Environmental and Sustainable Development Research Dr. Dimitra Founda, on Saturday, April 1st evening at 18:00. The following Sunday, April 2nd morning is devoted to children aged 7 to 12, with the "Hunt for the Lost Telescope" that begins at 11:00 and introduces younger visitors to astronomy. On Sunday, April 23rd at 20:30 the visitors' center will host a concert as part of its "Musical Constellations" series. The "Jazz and Baroque Constellations" evening will feature space music mixed in with jazz and baroque melodies arranged for electric guitars and musical saw, with Tilemachos Mousas, Nasia Gofa, Nikos Youssef and Fioris-Anastasio Mettallinos performing. The concert will be followed by observation of the night sky through the Doridis telescope. From April 24th-28th, the observatory's historic library in Thissio with its unique collection or rare astronomy and mathematical volumes dating from the 16th to the 20th Centuries, will be open to visitors from noon each day for 5 days. On Saturday, April 29th there will be a lecture on "Aristarchus of Samos - Ionian Philosophers and Cosmological Science" given Dr. Nikolaos Spyros, analysing the ancient astronomer's contribution to the proposal of the heliocentric theory. In addition to the above, there will be an exhibition on astro-photography in the same area as the Doridis telescope throughout April, displaying digital photographs of objects in space taken by astro-photographer Kallia Ioannidi, a member of the Thessaloniki Friends of Astronomy Society. The visitors' center in Thissio will also continue to open for night-time visits by the public every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 19:00-21:00, with visits ending with the observation of the night sky through the Doridis Telescope. Those wishing to attend the above events should book places at the telephone numbers 210 3490160 and 210 3490036 from Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 15:00. There is a 5-Euro entrance free for the regular evening tours at the visitors center, and a 2.5-Euro discount ticket for children and students, while entrance for the unemployed and disabled is free of charge.
WOMEN OF PASSION, WOMEN OF GREECE (30-06-2017 7:00 pm) The Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf” presents the theatrical performance in English “Women of Passion, Women of Greece”. The performance has been running since May 11th, 2016 and will continue through the new year. “Women of Passion, Women of Greece” offers a symbolic journey full of humor and emotions from ancient to modern Greece. An old wagon is transformed into a theatrical stage where the mythological, hieratic figure of ancient Greek tragedy, Medea, meets the contemporary “priestesses” of modern Greece, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri. Their paths are different yet they have one common characteristic, they are passionate women incorporating the temperament and values of Greek spirit; passion for life, passion for love, passion for art and creativity, passion for freedom and democracy. An actress and a musician meet on stage to bring to life significant historical moments and guide spectators through this imaginary voyage, which starts from and finishes in Greece and has several stops in the hearts of people around the world. Dates: 11/05/2016 – 30/06/2017. Hours of Operation: 19:00 (every Saturday). For groups, 18:00 (every Friday) or upon request. For more info: http://totrenostorouf.gr. Venue: Railway Carriage Theater “to Treno sto Rouf”, “Rouf” Suburban & Railway Station, Konstantinoupoleos Avenue