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Athens , 21-01-2017
ATHENS EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
GREEK CULT CINEMA FESTIVAL (22-01-2017 10:00 pm) The bizarre, the crazy and the downright cheesy are being showcased at the Gagarin concert venue's annual Greek Cult Cinema Festival, from Friday, January 20th, to Sunday, January 22nd, with special tributes to screen lover Christos Callow and sex bombshell Vana Barba! Daily tickets cost 5 Euros and can be purchased in advance from Public stores, Seven Spots, Reload and Evripidis stores, or by calling 11876 and online at www.viva.gr. Venue: Gagarin 205, 205 Liosion, 211 4112500, www.gagarin205.gr
MEETING ZONGOLOPOULOS EXHIBIT (28-01-2017 9:00 pm) Group exhibition-tribute to George Zongolopoulos featuring works by contemporary Greek artists in dialogue with selected works by the renowned Greek sculptor featured at the Hellenic American Union exhibition. In 1971, George Zongolopoulos presented at the Hellenic American Union galleries his pioneering exhibition “Kinetic Art”, thus starting a new chapter in his artistic career. Today, 45 years later, the Hellenic American Union and Hellenic American College (HAEC), in cooperation with the George Zongolopoulos Foundation, organize an exhibition in tribute to the renowned Greek artist featuring works by contemporary Greek sculptors and painters around a core of original artwork by George Zongolopoulos. Although not entirely adhering to the great sculptor¢s artistic idiom, the participating artists demonstrate selective affinities to his work, both in their pursuits and symbols and in the structure and use of materials or even their lines and forms. Apart from works by George Zongolopoulos, the exhibition also features works by: Õiannis Adamakos, Costas Ananidas, Andreas Arapakis, Lina Bebi, Costis, Rihardos Foskolos, Markos Georgilakis, Giorgos Gyparakis, Giorgos Houliaras, Giorgos Lappas, Spiros Lisgaras, Afrodite Liti, Barbara Mavrakaki, Stella Meletopoulou, Harris Nazlidis, Stelios Panagiotopoulos, Artemis Papadima, Chara Plataki, Stefanos Souvatzoglou, Nana Vetta, Marios Voutsinas and Lena Zevgaridou. The exhibition is curated by art historian Iris Kritikou. Type Exhibition: Participants Õiannis Adamakos, Costas Ananidas, Andreas Arapakis, Lina Bebi, Costis, Rihardos Foskolos, Markos Georgilakis, Giorgos Gyparakis, Giorgos Houliaras, Giorgos Lappas, Spiros Lisgaras, Afrodite Liti, Barbara Mavrakaki, Stella Meletopoulou, Harris Nazlidis, Stelios Panagiotopoulos, Artemis Papadima, Chara Plataki, Stefanos Souvatzoglou, Nana Vetta, Marios Voutsinas, Lena Zevgaridou, Iris Kritikou. Interpretation Provided: No. Registration Required: No. Reservation Required: No. Admission Fee Admission is free. Opening Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 20:00. Gallery Hours/Duration November 22nd -December 22nd, 2016 & January 9th-28th, 2017: Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday. Venue: Hellenic American Union Galleries, Massalias Street 22, Kolonaki, 210 3680052.
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (29-01-2017 3:00 pm) Enjoy a musical performance for children at the Athens Music Hall! A thrilling theatrical adventure for travellers of all ages… The exciting Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne is returning to the stage of The Megaron. A musical-theatrical performance for young and old alike, featuring a big cast with action and humour, live music and video sequences. Director: Tatiana Lygari. Adaptation: George Galitis. Set & costume designer: Yiannis Metzikov. Music: Minas I. Alexiades. Musical coaching: Alkistis Raftopoulou. Choreographer: Pepi Zacharopoulou. Video design: Spyros Rasidakis, Alexandros Tserepas. Lighting design: Sakis Birbilis. Assistant director: Pepi Zacharopoulou. Cast: Tina Yiotopoulou, Dimitris Diakosavas, Vassilis Poulakos, Lambros Papageorgiou, Panos Papageorgopoulos, Haris Angelou, Kostas Petrou, Stefi Poulopoulou, Samson Fytros. Also participating the musical ensemble Vice Versa: Alkistis Raftopoulou, Fotis Mylonas, Socrates Ganiaris and the musician Apostolos Theodosiou. MEGARON FOR CHILDREN - CHILDREN’S SPECTACLE: 4, 5, 7, 14, 21, 28 JANUARY 2017/15:00. 8, 15, 22, 29 JANUARY 2017/11:30. - Every day performances for schools Special group bookings for schools: Tel.: 210 8668572 & 210 8658902. General admission: 12 Euros. Venue: Vassilisi Sophias & Kokkali Street, Athens 210 7282333 .
1ST EXHIBIT OF THE NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (29-01-2017 10:00 pm) The National Museum of Contemporary Art (NMCA) inaugurated yesterday evening the entire ground and first floor of the building, which are dedicated to temporary exhibitions, with an exhibition entitled “Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp”. The event included works by Greek and other artists divided into themes. The exhibition will be open every day except Monday from 11:00-19:00 and every Thursday from 11:00-22:00. The display will be open to the public until Sunday, January 29th, 2017. Venue: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Street (former FIX factory), 211 1019000-99.
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.