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20th French Film Festival

WHAT: Romance, action, drama, comedy, suspense and even bone-chilling horror – the 20th edition of the French Film Festival promises all this and more. Now established as an important date in the cultural agenda of the city, the French Film Festival, as every spring, brings the best of French cinema to Athens from April 2 to April 10 and Thessaloni...

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“Unruly Phenomena” by Mary Cox

WHAT: American artist Mary Cox presents an exhibition of works celebrating the hardy beauty of wild-growing plants, particularly those indigenous to Attica. Using photographs as her basis, Cox magnifies the details, skews the perspectives, paints with a vivid colour palette and adds static objects like fences or buildings around the plants to refer...

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Pavlos Samios

WHAT: Pavlos Samios reinterprets Greek history and ancient myths with 66 super-sized canvases, some larger than three metres, where the symbols of ancient Greek culture take centre stage. WHEN: On Friday March 15, 2019, at 19:00 WHERE: Byzantine and Christian Museum (map)

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Moritz Von Oswald Concerts

WHAT: A pioneer in the field of minimal techno back in the early 1990’s, Moritz von Oswald is coming to Athens. As the founder of the successful Basic Channel label, player of multiple instruments, and legend in the electronic music community, you don’t want to miss him at St. Paul’s sessions. WHEN: 13 March, 2019 at 21:00 WHERE: St. Paul's A...

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The Collector, Six Stories About A Bad Wolf

High-profile Greek caricaturist Soloup (Antonis Nikolopoulos) knows that grown-ups need fairytales too sometimes. Go beyond the pages of his new modern graphic fairytale for adults - "The Collector, Six Stories about a Bad Wolf" - at this highly-visual showing of storyboards, drafts, pencil sketches and constructions, aimed at animating the book’s ...

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Pavlos–Almost Magic

WHAT: Internationally-known Greek artist Pavlos once said, "My philosophy is to bring joy, fancy, and beauty to everyday objects."  This personal philosophy shines as his most famous works are showcased in the newly-opened Roma Gallery. Trained under the master Greek artist Yiannis Moralis, Pavlos’s career spanned many fruitful decades. His unique ...

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Wooden Shjips

WHAT: Not to be confused with actual boats, the Wooden Shjips dock in Athens to take you on a musical concert and voyage. The San Francisco band rose to prominence with their trademark woozy, hypnotic sounds and DIY mentality. Opening for the band Is the Athens’ Holy Monitor, another great hit. With this power duo, tickets are likely to sell out qu...

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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

WHAT:  Pericles’ Funeral Oration, delivered in 431 BC to honour those who had died in the Peloponnesian war, has long been considered as one of history’s great political speeches. The statesman’s rhetorical masterpiece, an ode to Athens and her achievements, will be performed in English at the Katakouzenos residence. WHEN: 28 February, 2019 at 1...

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Athens International Half Marathon

WHAT: For those that think an entire marathon might be just a little too much for them, the Athens International Half Marathon takes it easier. Runners run through shorter routes that pass by the Acropolis and the historic district of Athens. While registration ended on February 1st, spectating is always an option. WHEN: March 17, 09:00: Half Ma...

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Ice Skating at the SNFCC

WHAT: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre welcomes the public to come join in the winter spirit at their ice rink in the Market Square. Skaters are welcomed to come enjoy the ice for 40 minutes at a time surrounded by beautifully lit up trees. Entrance to the Ice Skating Rink is free with a mandatory electronic pre-registration that can...

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