Athens insider 138 / May 2018

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New Worlds with Bill Murray

WHAT: See Hollywood funnyman Bill Murray as you’ve never seen him before as he performs pieces by Foster, Gershwin and Bernstein alongside the renowned German cellist Jan Vogler in this Athens Festival highlight. Murray and Vogler struck up a friendship after meeting on a trans-Atlantic flight and cooking up a joint artistic project, showcasing eac...

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Dolphin Man

WHAT: Re-live the stunning underwater universe of the late free-diver Jacques Mayol, who gained international fame with Luc Besson’s cult classic “The Big Blue”. The immersive documentary, made by Greece’s Lefteris Charitos and France’s Benoit Lichte, takes the viewer from the Mediterranean to Japan, and from India to the Bahamas, introducing Mayol...

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Akram Khan: Xenos

WHAT: A final chance to enjoy the transporting choreography of the renowned Akram Khan as he comes to Athens to perform his new solo show, Xenos, exploring the myth of Promethius. Billed as his last performance as a dancer in a full-length piece, the production is a collaboration with artists from around the world and features Khan’s signature styl...

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Athens Restaurant Week

WHAT: Foodie utopia as the hugely popular Athens Restaurant Week, hosted by Alpha Bank, rolls into town for the third year, offering special lunch or dinner deals at 120 select restaurants. This is your chance to dine at some of the capital’s most prestigious eateries, including Michelin-starred culinary landmarks and exciting creative gourmet hots...

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Roméo et Juliette

WHAT: See Shakespeare’s classic romantic drama set to music in Charles Gounod’s popular five act opera, staged for the first time here by the Greek National Opera. Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette – a favourite ever since its 1867 debut in Paris - is the first in a series of works to be presented by the GNO from the French repertoire over the next thr...

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

WHAT:  Australian director Benedict Andrews gives Tennessee Williams’ classic inheritance drama “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” a twist for the Trump era by moving the action to the present in this latest National Theatre Live performance starring Sienna Miller (as Maggie), Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern fam...

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Peloponnese Wine Festival

WHAT: Acquaint your palate with the outstanding wines that hail from the vineyards of the Peloponnese as one of Greece’s most popular annual wine festivals reboots at a new inner-city venue. The Peloponnese Wine Festival, staged by members of the Association of Wine Producers of the Vineyards of Peloponnese, introduces premium wines from the latest...

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4th Tango Lovers Festival & Marathon Athens

WHAT: Get your tango on during four giddy days and nights pulsing with rhythm, smiles and high spirits as the Tango Lovers Festival returns to Athens, uniting leading dancers from the international circuit, to the soundtrack of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This year, the festival will kick off with an electric opening night performance by leadin...

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Lara Fabian plays Athens

WHAT: See world famous Belgian diva Lara Fabian perform her first English album for more than a decade and her greatest hits such as Je’Taime at a rare Athens gig. Fabian’s “Camouflage World Tour” promises to be an electric visual and audio experience, based on the star’s English repertoire. Here’s a taste of what to expect: https://www.youtube.c...

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Ancient Chinese Science and Technology 

WHAT: Admire 90 different objects from the ancient Chinese civilization such as astronomical instruments, plows and early seismographs.  On loan from the China Science and Technology Museum of Beijing, the exhibition covers discoveries, Chinese innovations and aims to highlight the culture’s remarkable achievements across many different scientific ...

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