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American Farm School BBQ

WHAT: The annual American Farm School Country and Western BBQ fundraiser to familiarize the general public with the school’s activities and to support scholarships and educational activities. Tickets cost 35 euros for adults and 20 euros for kids. WHEN:  October 14 WHERE: Athens Tennis Club Athens Tennis Club, 2 Vas. Olgas, For reserva...

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Pavlos Samios: Lovers of the Earth

WHAT: Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, renowned Greek artist Pavlos Samios presents a series of paintings dating back to his Paris period from 1978 to 1992. Using several painting techniques (fresco, tempera, etc.) the Lover of the Earth exhibition touches on the French eco-sensibility of the early ‘90s. WHEN: Until November 8, Mondays...

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Encounter of Youth: the Colors of Peace

WHAT: Mexican artists Alfredo ‘Libre’ Gutierrez and Jaime Carbo join Greek artists Nikos Neskes and SimpleG to convert a tram into a moving gallery. Using street art as a powerful communicating tool to promote cultural dialogue and artistic exchange between Greece and Mexico, the artists will also dress four walls of the Eirini metro station in the...

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“Walls & Streets” Exhibition

WHAT: It’s difficult to spend more than 5 minutes in Athens without coming across at least a dozen pieces of street art. The now global graffiti movement that has made Athens the “European capital of Street Art” actually has its roots in New York City. A collaboration between the two cities at the Alibi Gallery provides an incredible opportunity fo...

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Cellier Wine Fair

WHAT: Amateurs and wine snobs alike will enjoy the 80 year old establishment’s 13th annual wine fair. The event offers rare wines and cocktails, workshops, and extensive knowledge on the history and intricacies of producing excellent fine wine. Buy a ticket for a reduced price now and take advantage of what promises to be a pleasant and educational...

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Richard Bellia: An Eye on Music

WHAT: Richard Bellia’s legendary career as a photographer chronicling rock and roll musicians at their candid, acidic best form part of the exhibition organized by Muse Constant, ‘An Eye on Music’. Don’t miss rare photos of such icons as Ll Cool Jay, AC-DC, and Nirvana. WHEN: October 8-14 WHERE: Pallas Theater Prints for sale from 150 to 2...

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St. Paul’s Harvest Festival

WHAT: Celebrate the changing seasons and aid the less fortunate all at once at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Harvest Festival. The church will be accepting gifts in the form of dried or tinned goods for the needy and offers reduced prices for children aged 3-10 years. Food, music, standup comedy, and togetherness on the gorgeous Ktima Kokotou vine...

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What to do in Athens this October

From Shakespeare, rock n’ roll history, Mexican muralists, French street culture, Jewish relics, craft beer exhibitions, wine fests and so much more. National Theatre Live: King Lear WHAT: British icon Ian McKellan graces the screen with his acclaimed performance of King Lear in the Shakespeare play of the same name. The moving...

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“Il nido” Film Screening

WHAT: Ever wish you had taken that Italian 101 class in college? The Embassy of Switzerland is offering you the chance to pretend that you did with the screening of the Swiss-Italian film “Il nido”. In celebration of the 18th annual Week of Italian, settle in for a film that follows 19-year-old Cora, who is suddenly at the center of chaos when her ...

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Costas Andreou presents Live Ambient

WHAT: For an experience at once immersive, theatrical, musical, and completely unique, see Costas Andreou and his electric bass perform at the Fournos Theatre. The local musician takes his audience on organic and layered voyages through electronic music; and it’s all live. Don’t miss this delicate encounter with multilevel soundscapes and experimen...

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Meet Market

WHAT: Athens has much to be proud of when it comes to local entrepreneurs, and this two day ‘nomadic marketplace’ celebrates just that. The Meet Market is the perfect place to discover authentic Greek designers, artists, and businesses, not to mention a plethora of street food, live music, children’s activities, and interactive games with take-home...

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Petit Paris d’Athenes 2018

WHAT: Enjoy an underappreciated enclave of Athens: Little Paris. Located off of Omonia Square and consisting mostly of streets with French names and historically French-influenced, this area is celebrated every year with a guided tour that culminates in a free ten-day festival. This year’s festival is themed ‘Mai 1968. Cinquante ans apres…’ (May 19...

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