Athens Insider Summer 2020

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Exhibition: SWEAT ATHENS

WHAT: Who would have thought sweat could be fashionable? Onassis Foundation art resident Alice Potts figured it out. In her interactive exhibition ‘SWEAT ATHENS’ participants are encouraged to use an available dance floor and gym to work up a sweat, which Potts has managed to turn into crystal embellishments. These crystals decorate clothing, balle...

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Christmas Jazz with Madeleine Peyroux

WHAT: Beloved musician Madeleine Peyroux returns to Athens to perform her latest album “Anthem”. Since the age of 15 in her native Paris Peyroux has been acclaimed for her soulful Billy Holliday-esque voice and skillful blend of jazz and blues. The artist will perform original songs from her new album as well as covers that celebrate the coming hol...

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“International Joyce” Metro Exhibition

WHAT: “My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions,” James Joyce once wrote. For a journey into those decayed ambitions visit the exhibition on the great writer’s life, supported by the Athens 2018 World Book Capital. The official opening ceremony takes place tomorrow and will include a discussion on the life and works of Jam...

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Yannis Moralis

WHAT: Multifaceted in his talents and boundless in his creativity, the late Greek artist Yannis Moralis’ work elevated him to be one of the most celebrated figures in the 20th century. This expansive exhibition at the Benaki Museum will explore his groundbreaking artistry over the course of several decades in a variety of mediums including painting...

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Day of the Dead Celebration

WHAT: Mexico’s most unearthly and ostentatious celebration has been brought to Athens courtesy of the Embassy of Mexico. The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico that honors the death of loved ones with masks, food, and festivals. The Vryssaki arts space will host the festivities, complete with a parade, costumes and music over...

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Irish-Comedy: Niamh Marron & Colin Chadwick

WHAT:  A night of top-notch stand-up comedy from the Land of Saints, Scholars, Leprechauns, Bono, Guinness, Daniel Day Lewis, Conor McGregor and Kerrygold Regato. An evening of entertainment not to be missed, Ireland’s finest London-based comedians - Niamh Marron and Colin Chadwick - will be coming to Athens to perform a live stand-up show for one ...

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Ziya Azazi’s “Dervish”

WHAT: A bonafide whirling dervish is a rare phenomenon. Don’t miss the chance to see an entire ensemble of them perform live this month. The Turkish choreographer has combined his two previous works “Dervish in Progress” and “Azab” into one performance inspired by Islamic mysticism and the Mevlevi order. In addition, Azazi will hold seminars on his...

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Noises Off

WHAT: Whether it’s an old favorite or your first experience, everyone needs to see the classic “Noises Off” play, originally created by Michael Frayn. A layered, clever, and absolutely entertaining meta-story that breaks the fourth wall in increasingly hilarious ways, this play within a play is a must-see. Directed by Ektoras Lygizos. For ticket in...

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Jon Allen Performs

WHAT: Bring a little soul to a cool fall evening with an inspiring performance from English singer and songwriter Jon Allen. The musician straddles the folk and rock genres and will make his debut in Athens with his fourth album, “Blue Flame”. To purchase tickets visit here. WHEN: 10 pm, October 19 WHERE: Stavros tou Notou Frantz...

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