Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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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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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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