Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Shaolin: The Legend

WHAT: Re-visit the incredible theatrical antics of the Chinese Buddhist monk troupe who dazzled the world at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. Shaolin will bring their awesome brand of martial arts, theatre and dance to Athens for three performances only in a show that related the 1,500 year history of the temple where the Shaolin monks o...

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Athens Half Marathon 2018

WHAT: The popular Athens Half Marathon event – organized by the Hellenic Athletics Federations (SEGAS) and the City of Athens - gets off the blocks again, welcoming an estimated 20,000 runners of all ages to take part in this memorable spring experience. Registration costs from €15. Events include the Half-Marathon, 5km Race, 3km Race and Kids Run....

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Oenorama 2018

Next week, it’s all about the Great Greek Grape as parallel tasting events and premium wine offers take over the city of Athens (now that’s the kind of takeover we can get behind!) for Athens Wine Week and Oenorama 2018. In the driver’s seat is Oenorama, regarded as the world’s most important and renowned Greek Wine exhibition. Oenorama will be ...

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3rd Athens Street Food Festival

WHAT: What does Athens taste like? Find out at the 3rd Athens Street Food Festival, a celebration of the city’s most popular “street delicacies” and many prized urban morsels from the kitchens of Europe, America, Asia and Africa, to be held over three long weekends in May. Across a total downtown space area of 4000 sqm, foodies can indulge all in t...

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Diplomats in Concert in Athens

WHAT: A melodious merger of diplomacy and music for a good cause as for the fifth consecutive year, Ambassadors and diplomats serving in our country, as well as members of their families, meet Greek lyric artists in a special music event to support SOS Children’s Villages Greece. This year Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps from Aus...

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Konstantinos Volanakis

WHAT: Admire an extensive collection of poetic works from Konstantinos Volanakis, one of the most important representatives of the famous School of Munich, and considered “The father of the Greek seascape".  Volanakis’ vivid and finessed paintings depicted his deep love for the sea and all that sailed on her. Says exhibition curator Takis Mavrot...

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Women of Passion

WHAT: Hitch an imaginary train ride with Greece’s finest female icons. Here is a buoyant show for English speakers, inspired by a trio of Greece’s most celebrated female icons, Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri.  Women of Passion/Women of Greece, now in its third successful run, was created by another powerful triumvirate of female talent: th...

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Enrique Iglesias in Concert

WHAT: A rare chance to hear legendary Latino crooner Enrique Iglesias work his smooth charms on Athens. The global popstar – son of the original Latino “lady killer” Julio Iglesias – is to visit Athens as part of his European tour that will no doubt be a high-energy, visual spectacle in keeping with his previous tours and will include his recent sm...

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A View from the Bridge

WHAT: See legendary playwright Arthur Miller’s iconic masterpiece about migrants in 1950s Brooklyn in search of the American Dream. The play comes to the National Theatre of Greece for the first time in a perceptive and contemporary production directed by Nikaiti Kontouri. Inspired by a real event, Miller gives his play, whose structure was directl...

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Flashback at Blender

WHAT: Glyfada’s contemporary art and social space, The Blender Gallery, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a retrospective group showing of their favourite 16 artists. The following artists participate in the exhibition (presented in alphabetical order): Manolis Anastasakos, Alexis Avlamis, Konstantinos Berdeklis, Bleeps, Dimitris Dallas, Dim...

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