Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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Athenians Sports Club

WHAT: Catch the “rugby bug” as the newly-formed Athenians Sports Club kicks off its grand opening with a day of rugby and other action-packed activities. The new southern club is founded by experienced rugby players and coaches Lina Norman and Vasilis Katsakos whose dream is to see more Athens residents of all ages – and especially children - enjoy...

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The Magic Flute

WHAT: An exciting cultural three-way as The Greek National Opera teams up with British performance company 1927 and Barrie Kosky, the bold Australian artistic director of the Komische Oper Berlin, to present his innovative production of Mozart’s classic “Magic Flute”. Kosky’s dramatic re-boot evokes the silent film era through dance hall and cabare...

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Borderline Festival 2018

WHAT: Sound gets pushed to and beyond its limits at the OCC and around the city at this popular Athenian festival that's not afraid to experiment. Does it make sense to talk about borders in music? How can you fence in sound, a physical phenomenon that travels through solids, liquids and gases alike? Can we get to grips with something that's in ...

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Ney Matogrosso

WHAT: One of Brazil’s most riveting and revolutionary singing icons - Ney Matogrosso – has been captured in a flamboyant new art collection by Greek artist Alkistis Michaelidou. The showcase, titled "Ney Matogrosso - A Primordial Revolutionary", is part of Casa do Brasil, a series of cultural events hosted by the Embassy of Brazil in Athens. The em...

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Hadrian’s Legacy

WHAT: Hadrian and Athens: Conversing with an Ideal World is an illuminating exhibition about the famous Roman ruler’s immense enduring legacy in Greece, and how Hadrian the Emperor contributed to forging many of the cornerstones of Western culture. The display features 40 exhibits from the National Archeological Museum’s collections and marks 1,900...

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Easter Trading Hours in Athens 2018

This year, Greek Orthodox Easter falls on Sunday, April 8 with extended holiday trading hours kicking in this weekend. Here’s when you can shop over the Easter Holy Week: Friday March 30 - from 9:00 to 21:00 Saturday 31 March - from 9:00 to 18:00 Sunday 1 April - from 11:00 to 18:00 Monday 2 April - from 9:00 to 21:00...

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Young Vines Easter Garden Workshop

WHAT: A beautiful and immersive Spring outing for families of young children as this family-run vineyard in Stamata gets into the Easter spirit. There will be free wine-tasting and guided tours of the vineyard, a mini Easter Market with traditional delicassies by "Korne", and creative Easter activities such as a treasure hunt and easter crafts for ...

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Open House Athens 2018

WHAT: Satisfy your voyeuristic cravings as some of the capital’s most fascinating private and public buildings open their doors for free for this popular annual architectural showcase.  During Open House Athens 2018, the city will be transformed to one big museum and the public invited to take guided tours of 95 noteworthy spaces including contempo...

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Anglican Church Holy Week 2018

Celebrate the Christian calendar’s Easter Week at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Athens. Here is the programme of their Holy Week services: March 25th         Palm Sunday               10.15 a.m.                    Liturgy March 28th         Wednesday                  10.00 a.m.                    Liturgy Stavros Salabasopoulos presents a...

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Trump and the Future of American Power

WHAT: Is the United States in retreat? Should Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy be viewed as an aberration or as the “new normal” in American foreign policy? In this lecture, Professor Peter Trubowitz (Department Head of International Relations & Director of the US Centre, LSE) will argue that Trump’s foreign policy is symptomatic of a ...

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