Athens insider 140 / Autumn 2018

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Yannis Moralis

WHAT: Multifaceted in his talents and boundless in his creativity, the late Greek artist Yannis Moralis’ work elevated him to be one of the most celebrated figures in the 20th century. This expansive exhibition at the Benaki Museum will explore his groundbreaking artistry over the course of several decades in a variety of mediums including painting...

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Day of the Dead Celebration

WHAT: Mexico’s most unearthly and ostentatious celebration has been brought to Athens courtesy of the Embassy of Mexico. The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico that honors the death of loved ones with masks, food, and festivals. The Vryssaki arts space will host the festivities, complete with a parade, costumes and music over...

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Irish-Comedy: Niamh Marron & Colin Chadwick

WHAT:  A night of top-notch stand-up comedy from the Land of Saints, Scholars, Leprechauns, Bono, Guinness, Daniel Day Lewis, Conor McGregor and Kerrygold Regato. An evening of entertainment not to be missed, Ireland’s finest London-based comedians - Niamh Marron and Colin Chadwick - will be coming to Athens to perform a live stand-up show for one ...

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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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