Athens insider 141 / Spring 2019

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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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Gandini Juggling: Smashed

WHAT: The art of the circus and theater come together to present you with 80 apples, 9 performers, 4 crockery, and 1 tea party you will never forget. Smashed explores the relationships of seven men and two women during a quaint afternoon tea through traditional juggling and contemporary theatrical circus, complete with the accompaniment of popular ...

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Iggy Pop and James and Shame

Release Athens 2019 Release Athens 2019 is excited to present one of the greatest names in all of rock’n’roll, the one and only Iggy Pop! Iggy Pop will be in Athens on Saturday, June 8, at Water Plaza, to prove that he is worthy of his grand legacy and a staple performer in today’s rock’n’roll scene. He brings an unmatchable amount of energy and e...

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Bubble Jam

WHAT: Teenagers are always being told to stay off their cellphones, but this interactive installation forces teens to do the opposite. Made for teenagers 12+, “Bubble Jam” creates a digital stage where participants are asked to think about their place and interactions on the World Wide Web. What are the implications of being so connected to one ano...

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