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Fast Love: A Tribute to George Michael

WHAT: He was the artist who with the song Last Christmas is giving and still giving the slogan to start Christmas. And he was the artist who left Christmas. How could it be missing from the Christmas Theater. Straight from London's West End, the best tribute to George Michael comes to Athens. Get ready for an unforgettable night that will reward a ...

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The Bolshoi Ballet Academy: The Nutcracker

WHAT: One of the most historic ballet academies in the world comes to Athens in December surrounded by leading soloists from the Bolshoi Theater and with 70 actors to present the most beautiful Christmas fairy tale, The Nutcracker. Bolshoi Ballet Academy is spilling its magic gold dust this year at the Christmas Theater. Nutcracker, the most celebr...

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What to do in Athens this Christmas

The SNFCC Ice Rink is Back! WHAT: For the third year in a row, the floating Ice Rink picks up the tempo in the SNFCC Christmas World, with skaters gliding in a festive mood, their skates throwing up fire! This year located at the start of the Canal, in front of the Visitors Center, the Ice Rink will offer all fans of the most Christmassy sport the...

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Qi Baishi, The Mysterious East

WHAT: Qi Baishi was one of the most well-known contemporary Chinese painters. Thesubjects of his paintings include almost everything, commonly animals, scenery, figures, vegetables, and so on. In his later years, many of his works depict mice, shrimps, or birds. WHEN: From November 12 to January 12, 2020 WHERE: B & M Theocharakis Foundati...

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AthensCon 2019

WHAT: Action hero geeks unite! AthensCon 2019 touches down at the Faliro Olympic Indoor Hall over an action- packed weekend in November, bringing comic book culture centre-stage and uniting pop culture geeks of all ages. Meet international writers and designers revered for their work on famous franchises from DC, Disney and Marvel. Gorge on free-pl...

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12 Angry Men

WHAT: “It explodes like 12 sticks of dynamite.” So declares the poster for the original movie release of this famous 1957 courtroom drama starring Henry Fonda. More than six decades later, 12 Angry Men has lost little of its impact (once you get over the anachronistic absence of any female jury members). In a New York City courthouse, a sixteen-yea...

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Lynda Benglis | In the Realm of the Senses

WHAT: NEON presents Lynda Benglis, an American artist of Greek origin, best known for her use of poured sculptural forms made from wax, latex, metal, and foam In the Realm of the Senses, curated by art historian Dr. David Anfam at the Museum of Cycladic Art. This is Benglis’ first solo exhibition in Greece – she lives and works between New York, Sa...

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Makis Theofylaktopoulos

WHAT: The human form and its relationship with space predominatesin the largest part of his oeuvre. He embarked on exploring the diverse stages of this relationship, by using as starting point, the Motorcyclist, his older and most popular subject matter; in some cases, this figure rep- resents an intimidating symbol of authority, while other times,...

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Jazzy Wednesdays at the Winter Garden

WHAT: The perfect lead-in to the festive season - cosy, inviting Wednesday evenings at Hotel Grande Bretagne’s Winter Garden to the lively sounds of jazz performers. Swing, blues, gospel and fusion jazz set the tone for a mellow date night or a pre- or post-dinner pit-stop at Athens’ preferred meeting point. WHEN: EVERY WEDNESDAY | 20.00-23.00 U...

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Cultural Connections

WHAT: On first inspection the Aegean Sea and the Qatari Desert don’t seem to have much in common. But in his photography exhibition at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Prince Nikolaos is asking us to think twice about this. By placing images of the sea and the sands next to each other in his new exhibition, Prince Nikolaos asks us to explore the b...

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Irish Stand Up Comedy

WHAT: Get ready for a re-run of last year's rip-roaringly funny Irish Stand Up Comedy with two of Ireland’s biggest-named, London-based comedians Rory O'Hanlon and Peter Flanagan performing. As last year, Niamh Marron will return to MC and perform some of her new material. For two nights only. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. WHEN: November 2...

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