Athens insider 137 / February 2018

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Ney Matogrosso

WHAT: One of Brazil’s most riveting and revolutionary singing icons - Ney Matogrosso – has been captured in a flamboyant new art collection by Greek artist Alkistis Michaelidou. The showcase, titled "Ney Matogrosso - A Primordial Revolutionary", is part of Casa do Brasil, a series of cultural events hosted by the Embassy of Brazil in Athens. The em...

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Easter Trading Hours in Athens 2018

This year, Greek Orthodox Easter falls on Sunday, April 8 with extended holiday trading hours kicking in this weekend. Here’s when you can shop over the Easter Holy Week: Friday March 30 - from 9:00 to 21:00 Saturday 31 March - from 9:00 to 18:00 Sunday 1 April - from 11:00 to 18:00 Monday 2 April - from 9:00 to 21:00...

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Young Vines Easter Garden Workshop

WHAT: A beautiful and immersive Spring outing for families of young children as this family-run vineyard in Stamata gets into the Easter spirit. There will be free wine-tasting and guided tours of the vineyard, a mini Easter Market with traditional delicassies by "Korne", and creative Easter activities such as a treasure hunt and easter crafts for ...

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Open House Athens 2018

WHAT: Satisfy your voyeuristic cravings as some of the capital’s most fascinating private and public buildings open their doors for free for this popular annual architectural showcase.  During Open House Athens 2018, the city will be transformed to one big museum and the public invited to take guided tours of 95 noteworthy spaces including contempo...

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Anglican Church Holy Week 2018

Celebrate the Christian calendar’s Easter Week at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Athens. Here is the programme of their Holy Week services: March 25th         Palm Sunday               10.15 a.m.                    Liturgy March 28th         Wednesday                  10.00 a.m.                    Liturgy Stavros Salabasopoulos presents a...

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Trump and the Future of American Power

WHAT: Is the United States in retreat? Should Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy be viewed as an aberration or as the “new normal” in American foreign policy? In this lecture, Professor Peter Trubowitz (Department Head of International Relations & Director of the US Centre, LSE) will argue that Trump’s foreign policy is symptomatic of a ...

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Goût de France 2018

WHAT: The World’s Greatest Simultaneous French Dinner is back on the table this week with chefs from around the globe sharing the great pleasures  of gallic gastronomy for Goût de France 2018. Greece says a hale and hearty “oui” to French food as the country goes all out for Goût de France (Tastes of France) - an annual global tribute to the mag...

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Dancing is my Life

WHAT: A mighty dance spectacle as a dozen dancers from two elite Russian ballet companies come together on the same stage in a dazzling gala in celebration of the art of classical ballet . Six couples, selected from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre (formerly the Kirov), will perform legendary pas de deuxs from ...

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March for Our Lives: Syntagma Square

WHAT: A candelight vigil to honour the 17 victims of the Parkland Florida school shooting as part of the global March 24 actions to push for better gun licensing laws in the United States. The Athens event has been organised by the Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR). On March 24th across the United States, a school walkout has been scheduled for 10 ...

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Travels in Greece

WHAT: Take a virtual tour of Greece during the 15th-19th centuries at this exhibition that showcases manuscripts, maps, prints and drawings as well as important documents, archival material and photographs, from the collection of Efstathios Finopoulos. Admission is €7. Opening hours Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Sa...

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