Autumn in Athens

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Sun Ra lives on

WHAT: Paying homage to the legendary jazz musician, Sun Ra, saxophonist Marshall Allen has continued to lead his ‘Sun Ra Arkestra’ since 1952. The ‘Sun Ra Arkestra perform jazz, electronic and afrofuturistic jams, and will be performing for Athens at the SNFCC, as part of its COSMOS series. WHEN: 14th November 2019 WHERE: snf.org

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Akrithakis’ Tsiki Tsiki

WHAT: In celebration of Greek artist, Alexis Akrithakis, the Benaki Museum presents an exhibition of Akrithakis’ work, dedicated to, the “tsiki-tsiki”. Named the by writer Kostas Tachtsis in the mid-60’s, the “tsiki-tsiki” is a lace-like artistic format that became one of one of Akrithakis’ most recognisable techniques. This exhibition marks the 80...

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Cultural Connections

WHAT: On first inspection the Aegean Sea and the Qatari Desert don’t seem to have much in common. But in his photography exhibition at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Prince Nikolaos is asking us to think twice about this. By placing images of the sea and the sands next to each other in his new exhibition, Prince Nikolaos asks us to explore the b...

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A Cultural October fest

An embarrassment of riches as far as the cultural offerings in the city go this October. Athens Insider curates must-see events, exhibitions and festivals to elevate your spirits this autumn.    Cultural Connections WHAT: On first inspection the Aegean Sea and the Qatari Desert don’t seem to have much in common. But in his p...

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Nature meets art

WHAT: In a beautifully mystical exhibition, the Benaki Museum Shop explores art and nature through the eyes and work of Maria Grigoriou. Maria’s whimsical designs are displayed in the Benaki Museum Shop window and will whisk you away to a fairytale land. WHEN: Until 23rd October 2019 WHERE:  benaki.org

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Comicdom Con

WHAT: Comicdom Con Athens is an annual three-day comics festival, organized by the non-profit organization Comicdom Press and the Hellenic American Union. Starting at the 2016 event, the French Institute Of Greece was added to the organizers. Since 2006, in this event which is based on the standards set by international comics conventions, the G...

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Marc Ribot in St. Paul’s Sessions: Taste the Music Concert Series

WHAT: Marc Ribot, American guitarist and one of the best sessions musicians of his time, is coming to perform as part of the eclectic St. Paul’s Sessions. He is a key figure in the “no wave” genre, featuring experimental and confrontation music that vibes with the 70’s. Helping out artists from Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Marianne Faithful, he’s...

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