Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Eugenie Coumantaros |A Humble Paradise

WHAT: A photo-exhibit that explores the landscape and rural life of Tinos. Eugenie Coumantaros captures the changing external and internal landscape of Tinos over the past two decades. By eliminating context and then even tangible details, Coumantaros renders arches and doorways, corners and windows not as structures in a vernacular architecture, b...

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Farida El Gazzar |Night Garden

WHAT: A solo exhibition of Greek-Egyptian artist Farida El Gazzar titled ‘Night Garden’ unfolds a personal journey to a magical world inspired by Cairo. Born in Alexandria and drawing inspiration from Egypt and artists like David Hockney, Thomas Demand and Karen Kilimnik, manuscripts, byzantine icons, Arab literature and the poetry of C. P. Cavafy,...

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The Phantom of the Opera

WHAT: Based on Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber's gothic spectacle with its powerful, musical score remains one of the greatest musicals of all time. The action follows the dramatic stand-off between beautiful soprano Christine, her lover Raoul, and the mysterious masked figure who dwells beneath the Opera House. Phantom ...

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Half Note Jazz Club: Just the two of us

WHAT: A beautiful set of evenings, rich in emotion and intensity. Iro reunites, after two extremely successful seasons, with Olga Lascaratou, a classical pianist and radio producer for four nights of timeless artistic and interpretive skills and songs from around the world. A beautiful twist to different genres of music. WHEN: December 13 until ...

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The Night of Wishes

WHAT: Athens Municipality rings in Christmas Eve at Kotzia Square with 'wishing' lanterns set free into the night sky.  With old and young  “lighting up” the city with their wishes, get ready to enjoy an impressive audiovisual show put together by the Athens Digital Arts Festival with the city hall in the background. WHEN: December 24 WHERE: ...

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Fast Love: A Tribute to George Michael

WHAT: He was the artist who with the song Last Christmas is giving and still giving the slogan to start Christmas. And he was the artist who left Christmas. How could it be missing from the Christmas Theater. Straight from London's West End, the best tribute to George Michael comes to Athens. Get ready for an unforgettable night that will reward a ...

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The Bolshoi Ballet Academy: The Nutcracker

WHAT: One of the most historic ballet academies in the world comes to Athens in December surrounded by leading soloists from the Bolshoi Theater and with 70 actors to present the most beautiful Christmas fairy tale, The Nutcracker. Bolshoi Ballet Academy is spilling its magic gold dust this year at the Christmas Theater. Nutcracker, the most celebr...

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What to do in Athens this Christmas

The SNFCC Ice Rink is Back! WHAT: For the third year in a row, the floating Ice Rink picks up the tempo in the SNFCC Christmas World, with skaters gliding in a festive mood, their skates throwing up fire! This year located at the start of the Canal, in front of the Visitors Center, the Ice Rink will offer all fans of the most Christmassy sport the...

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Qi Baishi, The Mysterious East

WHAT: Qi Baishi was one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese painters. Thesubjects of his paintings include almost everything, commonly animals, scenery, figures, vegetables, and so on. In his later years, many of his works depict mice, shrimps, or birds. WHEN: From November 12 to January 12, 2020 WHERE: B & M Theocharakis Foundati...

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AthensCon 2019

WHAT: Action hero geeks unite! AthensCon 2019 touches down at the Faliro Olympic Indoor Hall over an action- packed weekend in November, bringing comic book culture centre-stage and uniting pop culture geeks of all ages. Meet international writers and designers revered for their work on famous franchises from DC, Disney and Marvel. Gorge on free-pl...

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12 Angry Men

WHAT: “It explodes like 12 sticks of dynamite.” So declares the poster for the original movie release of this famous 1957 courtroom drama starring Henry Fonda. More than six decades later, 12 Angry Men has lost little of its impact (once you get over the anachronistic absence of any female jury members). In a New York City courthouse, a sixteen-yea...

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