Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Made In Beer Festival

WHAT: Three cheers for beer at this merry three-day festival that celebrates the recent creative explosion in Greece’s beer industry. Make the acquaintance of dozens of domestic and foreign brewers whose products are not distributed in Greece at great prices, sample fresh beer brewed exclusively for the festival, and visit the largest Beer Bar buil...

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George Condo at the Cycladic

WHAT: Encounter the fractured portraits and aggressive imagery that have made George Condo one of the most vital figurative sculptors in America at his first major solo exhibition in Greece. The showcase will include paintings, sculptures and drawings spanning his 40-year career, with a catalogue to be published on to mark the occasion. In the 1...

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14th Athens Digital Arts Festival

WHAT: Ponder the unknown future of the looming “Technological Apocalypse” as the 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival screens its winning entries under the theme Singularity Now from artists from all over the world. Entrants were invited to explore through their digital contributions the idea that humanity has now entered an unpredictable “event ho...

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Ingmar Bergman Festival

WHAT: Re-visit the most important works of Ingmar Bergman –the great “poet with the camera” – as part of global celebrations for the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1918. The Swedish Institute in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute, the Embassy of Sweden in Athens and the cinemas Astor and Andora, will host digitally-restored screenings...

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London Grammar cancel Athens gig

Disappointing news for fans of London Grammar. The much-loved indie pop band have had to pull out of headlining at this year’s Release Athens 2018 Festival on May 31 due to lead singer Hannah Reid's health. Release Athens 2018 have made the following announcement: “In the coming days, there will be developments on the subje...

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Onassis Youth Festival

WHAT: Teens take centre-stage this week at the Onassis Youth Festival 2018 gives a voice to our most dynamic generation through a weekend of creative workshops and events. Imagine Antigone as a teenager quarrelling with her family? Oedipus falling in love with his teacher? Helen of Troy suing for divorce, or Prometheus punished for doing what he...

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Scorpions

WHAT: German rock legends Scorpions will appear in Athens for one epic gig in July as part of their world tour "Once in a Lifetime" at the historic Panathenaic Stadium. It will be the first time that the iconic band, formed in 1965 and with worldwide album sales of 100 million, plays this famous venue with 45,000 seats. In another first, the ...

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Comicdom CON festival

WHAT: See some of the world’s top comics talents at this annual three-day celebration of the cult art form as the Comicdom CON festival returns to the Hellenic American Union and the French Institute of Greece. Since 2006, Comicdom CON has introduced Greek audiences to famous international guests, original art exhibitions, sketch events, panels,...

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Meet Market for Kids

WHAT: The ever-popular Meet Market mixes it up to host its first ever “Sunday Meet Market for Kids and Families” in a special collaboration with Ktima Aristi, a garden oasis five minutes walk from the Xalandri Metro Station. Get closer to nature in a day of fun, learning and shopping with 20+ stands of locally-made and independently-produced goo...

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Greek Inspiration

WHAT: Admire the vibrant voice of arts journalist Stella Sevastopoulos as she displays her own work, inspired by Greek culture and nature. London-Greek Stella, who was Arts Editor of Athens News for seven years and also contributes to Athens Insider, moved to Greece in 1994. Through her art, she aims to re-evaluate ‘Greekness’ – in both its ancient...

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