Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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160 Years Made in Greece

WHAT:  Peruse more than 800 items including machines, photographs, rare documents, audiovisual material, original historical texts, unknown facts, guided tours and educational workshops as part of this comprehensive tribute to Greece’s industrial evolution over the period 1860-1970. Where does a rabbit come from? When was the first ice-cream on ...

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Kraftwerk

WHAT: Hear German wizards of electronica Kraftwerk at a single Athens show as part of their 2018 World Tour. From the mid 1970s, Kraftwerk founded a distinctive "robot pop" style that combines electronic music with pop melodies, sparse arrangements, and repetitive rhythms, while adopting their trademark highly-stylized image. Ticket prices start...

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Release Athens 2018

WHAT: A red-hot double bill as London Grammar and Rag’n’Bone Man headline the first day of Release Athens 2018. The much-loved indie/dream pop band London Grammar, fronted by the sensual vocals of Hannah Reid, will make their Athens debut, to be joined by one of the UK’s biggest chart toppers Rag'n'Bone Man, the "good giant" of soul / blues / po...

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Shoot the Women First

WHAT: Navine G. Khan-Dossos' solo exhibition, hosted by the Breeder Gallery, is a provoking visual reflection on the role of women regarded by society as both perpetrators and victims of violence. What does it mean to be both menace and target? The violence represented is not merely physical, but embodies a wider threat to society by those who exis...

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New Worlds with Bill Murray

WHAT: See Hollywood funnyman Bill Murray as you’ve never seen him before as he performs pieces by Foster, Gershwin and Bernstein alongside the renowned German cellist Jan Vogler in this Athens Festival highlight. Murray and Vogler struck up a friendship after meeting on a trans-Atlantic flight and cooking up a joint artistic project, showcasing eac...

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Dolphin Man

WHAT: Re-live the stunning underwater universe of the late free-diver Jacques Mayol, who gained international fame with Luc Besson’s cult classic “The Big Blue”. The immersive documentary, made by Greece’s Lefteris Charitos and France’s Benoit Lichte, takes the viewer from the Mediterranean to Japan, and from India to the Bahamas, introducing Mayol...

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Akram Khan: Xenos

WHAT: A final chance to enjoy the transporting choreography of the renowned Akram Khan as he comes to Athens to perform his new solo show, Xenos, exploring the myth of Promethius. Billed as his last performance as a dancer in a full-length piece, the production is a collaboration with artists from around the world and features Khan’s signature styl...

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Athens Restaurant Week

WHAT: Foodie utopia as the hugely popular Athens Restaurant Week, hosted by Alpha Bank, rolls into town for the third year, offering special lunch or dinner deals at 120 select restaurants. This is your chance to dine at some of the capital’s most prestigious eateries, including Michelin-starred culinary landmarks and exciting creative gourmet hots...

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Roméo et Juliette

WHAT: See Shakespeare’s classic romantic drama set to music in Charles Gounod’s popular five act opera, staged for the first time here by the Greek National Opera. Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette – a favourite ever since its 1867 debut in Paris - is the first in a series of works to be presented by the GNO from the French repertoire over the next thr...

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

WHAT:  Australian director Benedict Andrews gives Tennessee Williams’ classic inheritance drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” a twist for the Trump era by moving the action to the present in this latest National Theatre Live performance starring Sienna Miller (as Maggie), Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern fam...

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