Monday, 15 April 2024
Athens
09
04
2024
The Batsheva Ensemble is the younger wing of the larger Batsheva Dance Company, Israel’s premier contemporary dance company. They were originally scheduled to perform in Athens from April 12-14th, 2024. “We regret to inform you that we will not be able to travel to Athens for our production scheduled last year for safety reasons. We hope to reschedule our performances soon. With hope for better days and peace,” the dance company said in a statement posted on the Athens Concert Hall website. Ticket holders can contact the Megaron box office at 210 7282333 or tickets@megaron.gr for a refund.
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Athens
06
01
2024
The inventive ensemble, formed in 1989, will present its new work in a world premiere to its loyal Greek audience.   The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humor and immense beauty. This unique "anarchic Brechtian street opera trio" tours the world playing songs about “anything that doesn’t involve beautiful blonde girls and boys running at the meadow” to quote their founder Martyn Jacques.    Vocals, Accordion, Piano, Guitar / Martyn Jaques Double Bass, Musical Saw, Theremin, Vocals / Adrian Stout Drums / Budi Butenop Tickets start at 20 Euros and can be booked in advance on Viva’s more.com.
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Athens
24
12
2023
Guided tours of the new exhibition "Meanings. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today" The archaeologists of the Museum offer guided tours of the new periodical exhibition NoIMATA. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to the Present, every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00, and every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 12:00. With them you will browse among masterpieces of art that personify concepts, capture allegories, highlight human passions and emotions, raise thought and soul and masterfully unfold the thread that connects Antiquity with Byzantium, the Renaissance and our time. Reserve a seat here: events.theacropolismuseum.gr Festive program for children "Give shape and form ... to a unique celebration!" This Christmas our little friends will take paper, paints, scissors and paints, use all their imaginations and give face, shape and form to a beloved concept: the Holiday. And not only that... Together with the archaeologists they will discover how and why the ancient Athenians gave human characteristics to other concepts as well, such as the seasons, love, the sun, victory and many more. If you have children aged 4 to 10, we are waiting for you on Saturday 23/12, Sunday 24/12, Thursday 28/12, Friday 29/12 and Sunday 31/12 at 11:00 & at 13:00. Reserve a seat here: events.theacropolismuseum.gr (Reservations start on 12/18) The program is carried out by the Department of Education Programs of the Museum and its Information & Education Sector Acropolis Monuments Maintenance Service.   Christmas tunes Every Friday you can extend your visit to the exhibition grounds until 22:00 and every Friday and Saturday until midnight you can enjoy a festive dinner with a view of the illuminated Acropolis (restaurant reservations by phone: 210 9000915). On the other days and times, you can combine your visit with coffee, sweets and festive musical events on the ground floor of the Museum. On Friday, December 22 at 6 p.m. the Orchestra and Choir of the Center for Greek Music "Phoivos Anogianakis" in collaboration with the Department of Music Studies of EKPA will present traditional carols and songs from various regions of Greece, under the supervision of teachers Eleni Bailis and Evangelia Chaldaiaki respectively. On Saturday, December 23, at 12 noon, the Rethymno Coats and Jackets Club of Crete will present traditional dances and Cretan carols, while to close the year, on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 12 noon, the Museum will host the contemporary music group Music Odyssey of the Department of Music Studies of EKPA which will play well-known Christmas and other popular songs, under the supervision of their teacher, Yiannis Malafi. Gifts for the holidays Before you leave the Museum, we are waiting for you in the store on the ground floor where you will find beautiful souvenirs inspired by the NoIMATA exhibition. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today, but also decorative items for your Christmas gifts. Among them is the Museum's charm for 2024, inspired by a small bronze wheel, dedicated to the sanctuary of the Acropolis around 480–470 BC. The wheel is considered a symbol of fortune and its unpredictable turns, instability and fickleness in human life.
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Athens
09
12
2023
The event takes place over 3 days - December 8-10th - at the Athina Live venue (3 Poseidonos Ave., Moschato). The Irish acts will be joined by local Greek groups such as Iernis, Noriana, Sòlastas, Tir Fada, Plump, and the Curfá Gaelic-Nordic Choir. Tickets range from €12 to €15 and are available at ticketservices.gr. More information is available from fb.com/athenscelticmusicfestival.
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Athens
02
12
2023
The program of this year's events was edited by the Municipality's Culture, Sports & Youth Organization (OPANDA) and Technopoli, in collaboration with This is Athens and the radio station Athens 9.84, while the actions of "Olympia, Municipal Musical Theater Maria" have a special place Kallas", as well as the new cultural spaces, the Municipal Market of Kypseli, the Maria Kallas Museum and the Athens Book Space in the reformed Freedom Park. Events include, among others, educational programs and workshops for children and families, music in live concerts and parties, musical theater performances, book launches and readings, events inspired by books and museum exhibitions, as well as ten "Christmas villages" with unique holiday surprises in each . "The Municipality of Athens is again this year carrying the festive spirit of Christmas from one end of the city to the other. A program full of music, special performances and hundreds of surprises awaits young and old to celebrate the brightest time of the year. Happy holidays with health and love to everyone", said the mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis. The "Christmas Villages" in ten neighborhoods From December 23 to January 6, ten "Christmas Villages" in as many neighborhoods will offer rich activities for young and old. From Acharnon and Lamprini to Pagrati and Hellinorosson, Santa Claus and his elves will "transform" some of the most central neighborhoods into "villages" of joy and celebration, they will welcome young and old children with constructions, sweet treats , face painting and many more festive events. The events are accompanied by, among others, stilt walkers, jugglers, mascots, animateurs, puppets and jugglers. Athens is full of music Syntagma Square will once again "dance" to the rhythm of Christmas this year. For seven days, a total of 15 live concerts by local artists, bands and bands will take place on the main Christmas music stage. The George Zervos Trio, The Wedding Singers, Hermaphrodites Child, Vasilis Kazoulis with Kitrina Podilata and Alexandra Koniak, Dimitris Tsakas Quintet, Polkar, Gumbo Ya Ya with Sugahspank and Emily Mesko, Nefeli Fasouli, Sub Quartet, Panos Vlachos, Jerome Kaluta, the Mihalis Kalkanis Group, the Christmas Gala with the voices of Maria Katrivesis and Yiannis Housakos, Jaguar Bombs and Tonis Sfinos & The Playmates, promise to lift the festive mood. Parties will be set up again this year in unexpected places of the city. The Mobile Party Needless will turn the Square of Justice (Santaroza) into a Christmas dancefloor, the radio station Kosmos will set up a "Xmas Party" specially dedicated to the magazine "Schedia" at the Municipal Market of Kypseli, the Cool Crips at the Serafion of the Municipality of Athens, the Stoa Emporon is transformed by Pepper 96.6 into a fun spot, while on Christmas day, the "Xmas Extravaganza" & Beyond at the Kypseli Municipal Market with dynamic beats by favorite selectors and DJs. At the same time, at the "Olympia, Maria Callas Municipal Music Theater" the popular operetta by Nikos Hadziapostolos "Apachides of Athens", directed by Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou and musical direction by Cornelios Michaelides, with the Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Municipality of Athens. The same venue will host the concert of Thodoris Kotonias and Savveria Margiolas, as well as "Christmas in New York" by the Athens Big Band, while the cultural spaces of OPANDA and the Polychoros "Anna and Maria Kalouta" will be "flooded" for throughout the holidays with Christmas songs, traditional melodies, but also concerts for children. Finally, on the festive days, the ATHINA 9.84 van will fill the neighborhoods of Athens with Christmas music and children's choirs. His stops include the Benaki Museum on Piraeus Street, as for one morning he will musically "dress up" the educational activities surrounding the exhibition of Giorgos Chatzimihalis, while on 20-28/12 he will decorate the Syntagma with his music. Especially for December 20, the city's radio station joins forces with "Together for the Child" in the Christmas radio marathon supporting families and children in need.   The magic of the book "travels" young and old Fairy tales have their "honorary" every Christmas, which is why the new cultural space of the Municipality of Athens, the Athens Book Space in Eleftheria Park, invites young and old to "get lost" in the magic of the pages. Children will enjoy activities that combine the reading of fairy tales and stories from around the world with comics, music, and even chess, in separate and highly original workshops, while adults will have the opportunity to take part in a creative reading workshop, in the Reading Club of Classical Literature, as well as to attend discussions and analyzes of poetry collections and novels by writers and journalists. At the same time, the Municipal Market of Kypseli will also be "seduced" by the magic of the book, as it hosts the Christmas book markets of Psychogios Publications and the Booktopia group, while the Children's and Adolescent Library will dedicate an educational program to the life and work of Charles Dickens. Museum tours and exhibitions with free entry To celebrate its first Christmas, the city's new museum, the "Maria Callas Museum", opens its doors for a double guided tour with free entry (phone reservation required). Participants will discover the world of the great diva, opera and lyrical theatre, through a path of experiential experience, enriched by audio-visual media, texts, new technologies, audio and historical evidence. At the same time, the first concert in its premises comes from the Athenian Quintet "Dimitrios Dounis", where in the two performances "Christmas Visions" they will present a festive program with Christmas suites from the Renaissance to the present day, written by Greek and foreign composers. At the Arts Center will be held the solo exhibition of Kostas Bassanou entitled "Working Title", which deals with the invisible creative space of artistic production, while at the Athens Municipality Art Gallery the first retrospective exhibition of the painter Alexis Kyritsopoulos entitled "Parallel", with works from in 1963 to date. The Museum of Folk Art and Tradition "Aggeliki Hatzimichalis" will present the exhibition of handmade weavings "The Feathered Weaves of Ossa Thessaloniki", while on New Year's Eve it will organize a folkloric holiday tour of the Hatzimichalis mansion. Finally, the "Melina" Cultural Center organizes for visitors over 60 a nostalgic cultural walk through the city's past, starting from the permanent exhibition "Travelling of old Athens", continuing to the story-filled Thisio and the pedestrian street of Heraklion and ending in the exhibition "Eureka: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks" of the Heraklion Museum. Night of Wishes - Atmospheric Christmas Revival in Kotzia Square "Wishing Night" has now become a beloved Christmas Eve custom. On December 24, young and old will "light up" Kotzia Square with traditional biodegradable lanterns, which will travel to the sky carrying wishes. On this magical Christmas night, the atmospheric melodies will come from the van of the ATHINA 9.84 station, which will musically "dress up" the event with selections from its radio producers. We welcome 2024 from Syntagma Square On New Year's Eve, the appointment is of course given at Syntagma Square. Hosted by the duo of ERT's "Studio 4", Nancy Zampetoglou and Thanasis Anagnostopoulos, the world will say goodbye to 2023 with an audio-visual extravaganza full of live music, dance, fireworks, glitter and many surprises, and welcome 2024 with optimism and joy (the line-up of the first live concert of the year will be announced soon). New Year's Eve Party The biggest New Year's party will take place again this year in Varvakeio. Just before the change of time, Street Outdoors will be waiting for the people in the most central Agora of the city, where DJs and producers will turn wishes into music, so that 2024 will find the citizens in the most danceable party in the heart of Athens until early morning hours. (More information and detailed schedule of events: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dZu_niqAliBNrZAoyPCg_WpkUNqfs_sHI8b01tJ3Ufo/edit?usp=sharing)
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Athens
01
12
2023
A special festive event with free entry for the public and hosted by Nadia Kontogeorgis, marks the start of the SNFCC Christmas World and is made possible thanks to a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). On the first night of December, countless holiday lights are turned on, casting their glow on the plane trees of the Canal and the decorated fir trees of the Agora. A Festival of Lighting Installations sets a bright tone in the evening Stavros Niarchos Park: four works by distinguished foreign artists and a Greek participation magnetize the eyes by creating a choreography with the material light. Even the Fountains on the Canal participate in the spectacle in their own spectacular way. The scenery is completed by the Ice Rink in Kanali, waiting for experienced and non-skaters to dance on the ice. The appointment is at 19:00 at the Agora where the youth choir of El Sistema Greece opens the evening with traditional carols and other well-known Christmas songs. Next, Mwenso and the Shakes come straight from Harlem, New York and blow the crowd away with a special Christmas program called 'Afrofuturistic Christmas Wonderland'. An exuberant music performance sprinkled with Christmas gold dust and all-time classic hits such as Santa Claus is coming to town, Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Rudolph the red nose reindeer, Winter wonderland and Silent night. This is a celebratory concert held in collaboration with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center (SNF-LC) Agora Initiative, a partnership to redefine public space, part of which are the "Twin Agoras" at the SNFCC and Lincoln Center. The entire event will be broadcast from Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall. The December 1 celebration will also be broadcast online by ERT2. More information and the detailed program of the SNFCC Christmas World can be found at snfcc.org/Xmas2023, as well as on the SNFCC social media pages @SNFCC. Entrance is free.
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Athens
24
11
2023
The 2 concerts on the day will celebrate Disney’s 100-year history of storytelling through its infamous soundtracks in a multimedia experience that will feature legendary film scenes on a giant screen, with the magical musical moments brought to life by renowned West End singers and the Hollywood Sound Orchestra. Get your tickets at Viva’s more.com, starting at 14 Euros.   
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Athens
30
08
2023
The intense vintage-inspired aesthetics and the melodies of the 50s and 60s will give the ideal finale to this summer! On these 2 evenings at gazarte's Roof Stage, Nick Waterhouse promises to enchant the audience with an unforgettable mix of soulful melodies, timeless rhythms and lots of dancing! Known for his dynamic energy, raw talent and a voice that artfully manages to travel through space and time, Nick Waterhouse has captured the hearts of fans around the world with his magnetic presence. Nick Waterhouse, with his rerto-vintage approach to his music, artfully combines elements of rhythm & blues, rock & roll and jazz, creating a signature style that pays homage to the golden age of American music, while remaining current and fresh. Over the course of his career, Nick Waterhouse has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal fan base worldwide. With the backdrop of the August sky, the Acropolis and the unique signature cocktails of gazarte, these 2 live shows by Nick Waterhouse on the Roof Stage will surely be among the top events of the summer music scene! Don't miss the chance to watch Nick Waterhouse captivate audiences with the ultimate '50s and '60s glamour. When: 29 AUGUST 2023 TUESDAY 21:30 30 AUGUST 2023 WEDNESDAY 21:30 Tickets: General entrance: Presale €25 Fund 30€ Next to stage table: Table of 4: 260€ - Includes consumption 25€ / person Table of 6 people: €330 - Including consumption €25 / person Table of 10 people: €550 - Including consumption €25 / person   Where? Voutadon 34, 11854, Gazarte Phone: +302103460347 Website: http://www.gazarte.gr
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Athens
22
07
2023
A total of 59 events will fill 30 neighborhoods of Athens with rhythm, sounds and images in all seven municipalities. For more than a month, the city's theatres, squares, parks and courtyards will become the summer residence of both new and established artists who participate in the events. "All Athens is a stage" is the continuation of last year's programme by the Municipality of Athens, which this year also sent an open invitation to artists to submit their proposals for the event. The program is organised by the Organisation for Culture, Sports and Youth of the Municipality of Athens (OPANDA), within the framework of Culture is Athens, bringing together the public and artists. In his statement, the mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, underlined: "This year's big outdoor celebration 'spreads' across the entire city to offer Athenians summer evenings full of quality entertainment. We are happy, because once again great artists responded to our invitation to participate in this special cultural event planned with great interest and care by OPANDA. We invite young and old to every park, every square, every open space of Athens - where this year the heart of 'All Athens is one stage' will beat - to come and spend unforgettable summer moments in the city". Summer is when we shine the brightest. The City of Athens makes sure of that by turning the whole of Athens into a performance stage for more than a month with its aptly titled annual initiative “All Athens is a Stage”. Starting July 2nd and going till August 4th, a great number of live concerts, theatrical performances, movie screenings, activities for children and much much more will take place all across the city, all with free entrance. Here’s a selection of some great opportunities to take in the local spirit and join the summer festivities: 22/07: Athens Municipality Symphony Orchestra and quinteto TANGartO join forces for a Concerto Grosso (orchestral baroque music). Open Air Theatre of Colonus, 9 pm 24/07: Music concert dedicated to Greek artists, composers, and poets. Lambraki Hill, 9 pm 29/07: “On The Road Again” a musical journey through the local and international rock scene. Lambraki Hill, 9 pm 31/07 & 04/08: “Tango Greco”, a music and dance performance. Victoria Square, 9 pm 03/08: “Michael Cacoyannis Repérage” a screening of the film The Wastrel (1961) by Michael Cacoyannis, photo exhibition and soundtracks from Cacoyannis’ films. Filopappou Square, 9 pm Info     Tickets: Free admission     Date: 02 July 2023 - 04 August 2023     Time: Various times/places.  
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Athens
28
06
2023
Athens 9.84 FM has prepared and presents a series of radio concerts in an unexpected and beautiful part of Athens. The City Hall opens its doors and invites us to spend cool musical evenings on its welcoming terrace overlooking both the Acropolis and Lycabettus hills . Concerts are open to the public. Those who wish, can watch them live, with free entry. All they have to do is tune into 98.3 FM and the station's social media to win invitations. Well-known and beloved artists, lyrical and contemporary, songwriters and troubadours will give us unforgettable evenings, surrounded by the station's producers who will play music before the concerts. With us will be: Christos Thivaios and Panagiotis Margaris, Margarita Zorbalas and Apostolos Rizos with a tribute to Manos Loizos, Vangelis Germanos and Polkar. More detail: Wednesday, June 28: "With a lighthouse the moon" Margarita Zorbalas and Apostolos Rizos choose to sing the ones they loved the most from the set of Manos Loizos' songs. The two embrace this priceless repertoire that - even though 50+1 years have passed since his death - still lives on, writing new stories and charting new paths. The distinguished performer and the special songwriter deeply believe that looking back at the composer's important work, as well as the lyrics he chose to set to music throughout his life, are an essential deposit of our cultural heritage and a reminder to the younger generation of the timelessness of his musicianship. project. Conductor and arranger: the pianist Neoklis Neofitidis Bass: Thodoris Koelis Flute: Konstantinos Makaritis   Thursday, June 29: "The soundtrack of our lives" Vangelis Germanos, the beloved songwriter, invites us on a musical journey with his songs that have become the soundtrack of our lives in recent decades, as well as new surprises from his new album entitled "Petra po kylaei". With him, on stage, will be 3 amazing musicians and Sassa Papalamprou on piano and voice. Bass: Apostolos Kaltsas Drums: Nikos Skomopoulos Saxophone / Flute: Theodoros Pistolas Sound engineer: Kostas Kyriakidis   Friday, June 30: "Polkar...until the final fall!" The immovable Polkar, i.e. George Papageorgiou's band, close the series of concerts on the Terrace of the Town Hall with a glittering festival full of trumpets, ukulele and Balkan sounds. The Polkars are: Voice, ukulele: Giorgos Papageorgiou Guitar, voice: Yiannis Kyratsos Trumpet: George Avramidis Trombone: Michalis Karanikos Bass: Christos Pappas Drums: Lazaros Pliabas Sound engineer: Sotiris Papakos   Saturday, July 1: "The evenings of the world" The concert that was supposed to open the curtain of the events on the roof of the City Hall, was moved - due to extraordinary circumstances - to the first day of the hottest month and its performers promise to complete the cycle of these special events in the most melodic way melodic evenings in the heart of the city. Christos Thivaios and Panagiotis Margaris, meet on the Terrace of the City Hall and tell, each in his own way, their lyrical tales with lyrics and music. Coordination - Curation of City Hall Sessions: Christos Papamichalis, Aristeas Ioannou, Odysseas Ioannou, Margarita Mytilineou Organisation: Athens 9, 84, within the framework of "Culture Is Athens"   Concert Information: Athens City Hall Athinas 63 10552 Athens Start time: 21:00
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Athens
15
05
2023
The performance is for a show that is part of the municipality’s Athens City Festival (cityfestival.thisisathens.org). Along with his latest hit “My Everything,” Kutiman will present new work and older favorites such as “Inner Galactic Lovers” and “Music Is Ruling My World.” Ophir Kutiel (Hebrew: אופיר קותיאל; born April 21st, 1982), professionally known as Kutiman (Hebrew: קותימן) , is an Israeli musician, composer, producer and animator. He is best known for creating the online music video project, ThruYOU, a self-titled album, and the viral ongoing series "Thru the City" including his "Mix Tel Aviv" piece, which went viral on YouTube.  
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Liverpool
10
05
2023
Liverpool is hosting on behalf of Ukraine, which won the contest last with Kalush Orchestra’s “Stefania.” Ukraine was unable to stage the event this year, as the winner usually does, because of Russia’s invasion. Britain, which came second, is promising to combine the creativity of Ukraine and the UK under the banner “United by Music.”   Who will compete? There are 37 countries taking part with 31 competing in two semi-finals and 10 going through to the Grand Final. Ukraine, as the previous winner, automatically progresses to the Grand Final, along with the “big five,” comprising the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Who is Greece’s entry   Victor Vernicos who will perform his original song “What They Say” in the second semi-final on Thursday. Aged 16, local Instagram sensation Vernicos is the youngest-ever contestant to represent Greece at the competition. When are the semi-finals? Tuesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 11 at 10 p.m. (Greek time). Who competes in semi-final one? Norway, Malta, Serbia, Latvia, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, Switzerland, Israel, Moldova, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Czechia, Netherlands, Finland Who competes in semi-final two? Denmark, Armenia, Romania, Estonia, Belgium, Cyprus, Iceland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, Georgia, San Marino, Austria, Albania, Lithuania, Australia When is the grand final? Saturday, May 13 at 10 p.m. (Greek time). Who competes in the grand final? Previous winner Ukraine, host United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, plus the top 10 from each semi-final How does the voting work? Viewers at home will determine the outcome of the two semi-finals. Viewers and professional juries vote in the Grand Final. Semi-final 1: viewers in the 15 countries taking part are eligible to vote, alongside France, Germany, and Italy. Semi-final 2: Viewers in the 16 countries taking part are eligible to vote, alongside Spain, Ukraine, and the UK. In a new development, viewers from non-participating countries around the world will also be able to vote, and will have the weight of one additional voting country. Grand Final: Juries from all 37 countries allocate points 1-8, 10 and 12 to 10 acts, excluding their own country, based on performances in the second dress reversal on Friday. The audience votes from each country, based on the live Grand Final, are used to allocate the same scale of points, with the rest of the world counting for one additional country. A total of 2,146 points are available from the juries are and 2,204 from the audience votes. Who will host the grand final? Graham Norton, the host of an eponymous chat show on BBC television and Britain’s usual Eurovision commenter. Alesha Dixon, a British television personality and pop singer. Julia Sanina, front woman of Ukrainian rock band The Hardkiss. Hanna Waddingham, a star of musical theatre and television.
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