Monthly Archives: May 2010

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AthenStyle Happy Birthday Party

On 1st of June 2008 in Agias Theklas 10, in the real heart of the city, in the historical Monastiraki and right next to the unique “Psyrri” neighbourhood, was born AthenStyle hostel in a newly renovated historical building with an unforgettable roof terrace.

Next Saturday 5th of June we want to celebrate two years of quality services and budget prices, fun and entertainment, friendly staff, the best views of the city, art exhibitions, decorated rooms by artists, international people, parties and celebrations, concerts, meeting point of travellers, city walks, love stories, friendships, info point…. the life of the best hostel in Athens!!

Come and celebrate with us!

June 5, from 6.30 pm to midnight!!

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Exhibition ongoing until 12/06

If you have missed the exhibition… don’t worry!

You still have the chance to come until June 12 and see the urban art photos and printworks by bleeps.gr and Christine Dinopoulous.

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What’s up!! Athens Art & Culture Association, issue 65

Events in the city

Wednesday

19 May

Cocktail Party celebration of the spring time Lollipop Club 4 Sigrou Av. (across temple of Zeus) h 23.00 €6 with drink

The big swing swing, lindy hop and Charleston, music from 20s to 50s Barrio 53 Keramikou St. h 21.00 Admission free

Get exposed with the best club house djs in Athens Villa Mercedes Andronikou & Tzaferi 11, Rouf.

Bazooka + Acid Baby jesus + AAS live domestic underground 6 D.O.G.S 6-8 Avramitou St. Psirri h 21.30 Free Ladies rocking down the house Barock 22 Lepeniotou St. Psirri h 22.00

Thursday

20 May

Killer 45 presents last drive rock and roll sounds Tiki 15 Falirou St. Acropolis  h 22.30 Free

Headbangers ball party with the VJs “headbanger’s ball” of MTV Intrepid FOX 30 Triptoplemou St. Gazi h 22.00 Free

Flying jazz contemporary jaz rhythms Bacaro 1 Sophocleous St. Free

Thriller nights presents Stromae live show of the singer hit “Alors on danse” Candy Bar 41 Irea Odos St, Gazi h 23.00 €15 with drink

Akcent popular dance-europop rhythms Messiah Club Glyfada h 23.30 €15 with drink

Friday

21 May

Electro empire release party Athenian electro funk Bios 84 Peireos St. h 22.30 Free

Discomania party 80s party full of dancing mood and memories Ammos Beach h 23,00 €12 with drink

Margarita Droutsa & Vegas Mainstream dj set and Greek group show Prova h 24.00 €10 with drink

Battlestar antartica vol 3 Music from LCD soundsystem to the Supremes D Bar h 24.00 Free

House of love soulful and deep house sounds Void h 23.00 Free

Saturday

22 May

Deep phase techno and house music Buzz 13 Ierofanton St, Gazi h 24.00 €10 with drink

Going to dance with soul, R&B, garange sounds of the 60s Trova 9 Vlachava St. Monastiraki h 23.00 Free

Kinky fetish show with Lady Afrodite and Dennis, darkwave sounds Sin City h 24.00 €10 with drink

Hysterika Party Electropop party Bios 84 Peireos St. h 23.30

Groovebusters live funk, pop, lounge jazz, soul Floral 80 Themistocleous St. Exarchia Sq h 22.00 Free

Sunday

23 May

Sunday trend of Athenian clubbing. Live shows Akrotiri boutique Vas. Georgiou B5, Agios Kosmas Beach €20

Maximum rock & roll Sundays 3 bands live from 20.00 to 23.00 Intrepid FOX 30 Triptoplemou St. Free

Monday

24 May

Funcking Mondays Biggest hits of the 80’s, 80’s and 00’s. Messiah Club Gr Lampraki 2, Glyfada. h 24.00 dress code: funcking chic.

Vip R&B nights fashionable party Villa Mercedes Andronikou & Tzaferi 11, Rouf. h 23.00 Free Tables 6944 99 11 45

On Going Exhibitions

  • Josè Van Roy Dali homage to Salvador Dali. 55 paitings by the younger Dani in honour to his father. City of Athens Arts Centre V Sofias, Eleftherias Park.Hours 10.00-20.00 & Sun 10.00-14.00 Free Until 23/05
  • Faces of Modernism: Painting in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania. 1910-1940 120 works of art, integral part of the “Balkan Modernisms” project. Theocharakis Foundation Vasilisis Sofias & Merlin 9, Kolonaki. h 10-18 Thu-Fri 10-22.  €6 / €3
  • Stathis Floros Paintings. Theme: Residues relationships in life and generally residue of memories. Athens Art Gallery 4 Glykonos. Evangelismos. Tue-Fri 10-14 / 18-21. Sat 10-14:30 Until 22/05
  • Lina Theodorou – The Elephant Girl the dramatic hydrid is a new heroine “alive” in an installation consisting of drawings, paintings, sculpture, animation and text AAA (Athanassiadou art advice) 44 Alopekis St Kolonaki h Tues,Thu,Fri 12.00-14.00 ,18.00-21.00 Wed,Sat 12.00-14.00. Until 29/05
  • Nan Goldin photo exhibition by the dark star of the underground. (Rebecca Camhi Gallery 9 Leonidiou St Metaxourgio.) Until 29/05
  • Two oceans, one sea Exhibition of contemporary Mexican art. City of Athens Cultural Centre 50 Akadimias St. Panepistimio. Free. 9.00-13. 17.00-21.00 except  Mon and Sun evenings. Until 29/05
  • “Miró of Majorca” Works of the period at his workshop in Majorca. Oils and great number of engravings (Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre 254 Pireos Av. Metro Kallithea.) € 6 Until 30/05
  • Austria la vista, baby Exhibition of contemporary Austrian artists (painting, photography, installation, performance and object art) (TAF 5 Normanou. Monastiraki) h 13.00-24.00 Until 13/06
  • “Archetypes” Giorgos Triantafyllou 180 photographs illustrating huts and pens scatteres in the Greek landscape. Byzantine and Christian Museum 22 Vas Sofias, Kolonaki. Tues-Sun 8.30-15.00 (Free admission every Sunday) Until 30/06
  • Istanbul by Ara Güler, considered to be the most popular photographer of Istanbul. New Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Ave. 3€ Hours: Wen,Thu,Sun 10.00-18.00 Fri,Sat 10.00-22.00. Until 25/07
  • The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas 74 bronze sculptures of Degas no-one knew existed until now. (Herakleidon Museum 16 Herakleidon St Thisio. € 6 students € 4 h 13:00-21:00 Sun 11:00 – 19:00. Until 14/08.
  • The Artist’s Glance paintings by the polish artist Grzegorz Wnek Frissiras Museum 3&7 Monis Asteriou, Syntagma. Free. Until 30/08
  • Yang Fudong, Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest and other stories Fudong creates films, videos and photographs full of psychological tension and melancholy. National Museum of Contemporany Art Vas. Georgiou 17-19, entrance from Rigillis St. 3€ – 1,5€ (students) Thu afternoon free. Hours:  Tue to Sun 11.00-19.00. Thu 11.00-22.00. Until 5/09

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Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers Entrance

On his last visit to Athens, the artist Giorgio Guidi took the opportunity to decorate he entrance of the new building of Athenstyle (Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers) where are the eight bed dorms. It looks like this:

Nella cultura mediterranea, la vita delle famiglie si mescola al contesto sociale in maniera spesso ironica ed imprevedibile. Le opinioni vengono discusse per strada, su qualsiasi argomento ognuno esprime la propria idea liberamente, lasciando passare la volontà innata di democrazia anche se talvolta risulta confusionaria.

Ad Atene il caldo, l’aria, la gente, i palazzi, e le costruzioni compongono il contesto cittadino, che a volte sembra aver paura di aver perso il filo della storia ed il controllo della situazione. Si parla molto del  recupero del centro, ma forse se ne fa più una questione mediatica.

La porta di casa è un elemento che in maniera concettuale rispetta e descrive questo modo di essere. Spesso è infatti sostituita con una tenda a fili che ne occupa i volumi, lascia intatto il senso di ingresso-passaggio e contemporaneamente aumenta il senso di condivisione tipico della nostra cultura.

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In Mediterranean culture, family life mingles with the social context in an ironic and often unpredictable way. Opinions are discussed in the streets, on any topic each one expresses their ideas freely, letting out the innate desire for democracy even though it becomes sometimes confusing.

In Athens the heat, the air, the people, the buildings, and the architecture make up the urban context, which sometimes seems to be afraid of losing the thread of history and control of the situation. There is much talk on the recovery of the city centre, but perhaps it is more perceived as a media issue.

The front door of a house is an element which conceptually respects and describes this way of life. In fact, it is often replaced with a bead curtain which occupies its space while leaving intact the sense of entrance-way and simultaneously increases the sense of sharing typical of our culture.

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What’s up!! The Athens Art & Culture Association, issue 64

Events in the city

Thursday

13 May

ART-ATHINA International Contemporary Arts Fair, 58 galleries from 11 countries. Faliro Taekwondo Pavilion Paleo Faliro (tram from syntagma sq) €10 €5 students. Start time: 13/05 12.00 End time 16/05 21.00

Photocopy exhibition + party Art expression and music, participation free. Athens School of Fine Arts 256 Pireos St. h 19.00 Until Sunday

One Love Reggae ideas Floral 80 Themistocleous St. Exarchia Sq h 20.30 Free entrance.

So delicious party R&B Shisha 10 Ethnarchi Makariou Av. Stadium Eirinis and Filias. Pireos. H 23.30 €15 with drink

Friday

14 May

Sugarwave bazaar 14 and 15/05 sunny and cool summer bazaar suggestions. Ash in Art 10 Irakleous St Metro Fix. H Friday 16.00-22.00 Sat 11.00-22.00. Free entrance.

Mojito Bay Opening Party summer opening with live performances of Matisse & 1550. h 22.00 Lompardas Beach, Agia Marina Free entrance. Open from morning

Disco Tango Dance party with electronic dance music Swing Bar 8 Iakchou & Evmolpidon St. Gazi. h 22.00 Free entrance

Le ballet de la mort An evening of 80’s pop, cold wave, new wave, post punk and gothic music Dasein 12 Dionysiou Solomou St. Exarchia h 23.00 Free entrance

Saturday

15 May

Misuse Rock and post rock experimentation Μύγα Aisopou & 13 Mikonos St. Psirri h 21.30 €5

Liquid ‘90s Party Ammos Beach Palaia Loutra Alimou h 23.30. Free entrance

Fragola Hysteria A concept party with lots of strawberries in any form: liquid, fluid and pure. The Society 6 Kolokotroni St. Syntagma. H 22.00 Admission free.

Greece Gone Garage Festival An Club 13-15 Solomou St. Exarchia. h 21.30 €12

Sunday

16 May

Maria Salmon on decks star dj set by the actress Tantra Beach Poseidon Av. Alimos Beach h 16.00. Admission free

Rock ´n´Roll night vol. 2 after party Roi Mat 17 Solomou, Exarchia. h 24.00 Free

Monday

17 May

Funcking Mondays Biggest hits of the 80’s, 80’s and 00’s. Messiah Club Gr Lampraki 2, Glyfada. h 24.00 dress code: funcking chic.
Tuesday

18 May

Under the stars An evening of dance music by Dj Viton Baraonda 43 Tsochas St. Ampelokipi Stop h22.00 Free entrance

New York New York Audio tribute to the music scene in New York with the slogan “big rotten apple, doctor makes a friend” Alley Cat 50 Konstantinoupoleos St. Gazi h 21.30 Free entrance

A Tribute to Nina Simone Jazz, soul and funk sounds Nouvelle Decadance 87 E. Benaki St. Exarchia h 22.00 Free

OnGoing Exhibitions

  • Josè Van Roy Dali homage to Salvador Dali. 55 paitings by the younger Dani in honour to his father. City of Athens Arts Centre V Sofias, Eleftherias Park.Hours 10.00-20.00 & Sun 10.00-14.00 Free Until 23/05
  • Faces of Modernism: Painting in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania. 1910-1940 120 works of art, integral part of the “Balkan Modernisms” project. Theocharakis Foundation Vasilisis Sofias & Merlin 9, Kolonaki. h 10-18 Thu-Fri 10-22.  €6 / €3
  • Stathis Floros Paintings. Theme: Residues relationships in life and generally residue of memories. Athens Art Gallery 4 Glykonos. Evangelismos. Tue-Fri 10-14 / 18-21. Sat 10-14:30 Until 22/05
  • Lina Theodorou – The Elephant Girl the dramatic hydrid is a new heroine “alive” in an installation consisting of drawings, paintings, sculpture, animation and text AAA (Athanassiadou art advice) 44 Alopekis St Kolonaki h Tues,Thu,Fri 12.00-14.00 ,18.00-21.00 Wed,Sat 12.00-14.00. Until 29/05
  • Nan Goldin photo exhibition by the dark star of the underground. (Rebecca Camhi Gallery 9 Leonidiou St Metaxourgio.) Until 29/05
  • Two oceans, one sea Exhibition of contemporary Mexican art. City of Athens Cultural Centre 50 Akadimias St. Panepistimio. Free. 9.00-13. 17.00-21.00 except  Mon and Sun evenings. Until 29/05
  • “Miró of Majorca” Works of the period at his workshop in Majorca. Oils and great number of engravings (Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre 254 Pireos Av. Metro Kallithea.) € 6 Until 30/05
  • Austria la vista, baby Exhibition of contemporary Austrian artists (painting, photography, installation, performance and object art) (TAF 5 Normanou. Monastiraki) h 13.00-24.00 Until 13/06
  • “Archetypes” Giorgos Triantafyllou 180 photographs illustrating huts and pens scatteres in the Greek landscape. Byzantine and Christian Museum 22 Vas Sofias, Kolonaki. Tues-Sun 8.30-15.00 (Free admission every Sunday) Until 30/06
  • Istanbul by Ara Güler, considered to be the most popular photographer of Istanbul. New Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Ave. 3€ Hours: Wen,Thu,Sun 10.00-18.00 Fri,Sat 10.00-22.00. Until 25/07
  • The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas 74 bronze sculptures of Degas no-one knew existed until now. (Herakleidon Museum 16 Herakleidon St Thisio. € 6 students € 4 h 13:00-21:00 Sun 11:00 – 19:00. Until 14/08.
  • The Artist’s Glance paintings by the polish artist Grzegorz Wnek Frissiras Museum 3&7 Monis Asteriou, Syntagma. Free. Until 30/08
  • Yang Fudong, Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest and other stories Fudong creates films, videos and photographs full of psychological tension and melancholy. National Museum of Contemporany Art Vas. Georgiou 17-19, entrance from Rigillis St. 3€ – 1,5€ (students) Thu afternoon free. Hours:  Tue to Sun 11.00-19.00. Thu 11.00-22.00. Until 5/09

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Don’t panic!

If you hear about the riots in Athens and you are worried for your next trip, we want to inform you that it is safe to come to AthenStyle, to walk in this area and visit the touristic places and archaeological sites!

It is true that the situation has been bad during today in Athens but tomorrow planes, public transportation, archaeological sites and offices will be working normally.

Social protests in recent months due to political measures taken by the government are taking the streets in days agreed, but not something that happens every day.

So… be positive with your next visit to Athens.

If you have questions feel free to call or email us!

Hope to see you soon at the hostel!

Out of AthenStyle…  05/05/2010, 10.00pm

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