Monthly Archives: August 2010

September 2010 : Events in Athens.


3 september  2010

U2, one of the greatest rock bands of all times, are coming 3 September to the OAKA Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece for a concert never to be forgotten. Following their hugely successful 2009 tour, U2 continue with their successful 360 Tour this year. Having recently released their U2 Mobile album No Line on the Horizon, the band and its cylindrical video system, huge stage, revolving bridges and naturally, U2 passion, makes this concert experience an extravaganza.

11 september 2010

Placebo, the beloved band of Greek audiences, returns to Athens, Greece for a single concert nobody must miss. The princes of alternative rock will be at Terra Vibe Park on 11 September. Their achievements are notable: six albums, more than 12 million in sales and 16 years of success at the top of the world charts. Renewed, with an MTV award for Best Alternative Act to their name, Placebo return to Athens, Greece for a dynamic evening at Terra Vibe Park.

17 september 2010

The hottest rumour of the summer has been confirmed: the Prodigy are finally returning to Athens, Greece for an unforgettable appearance. On 17 September at the Athinon Arena in Athens, Liam, Maxim and Keith will present their infamous live show. Their success is so great that the name “Prodigy” has become synonymous with dance music; with 20 million in record sales, they hold the unbeatable record of most successful bands in the history of dance music.

19 september 2010

Tindersticks, one of the most authentic and characteristic British indie rock bands, return to Athens, Greece on 19 September to the Lycabettus Theatre. The erotic charm and poetry of their lyrics is the trademark of the Tindersticks‘ songs. Many have described them as the continuation of Leonard Cohen, Ian Curtis and Lee Hazlewood. The characteristic voice of Stuart Ashton Staples brings to life erotic images in the best way possible. Their songs are hymns to unrequited love, wandering people and passions that never died down.

25 september 2010

Universally beloved Ozzy Osbourne is coming to Athens, Greece on 25 September to rock and present hits from Black Sabbaths’ heyday. Osbourne rose to stardom as a vocalist with the historic band Black Sabbath, the fathers of heavy metal; he was invited for coffee at the White House; he has made his family’s life a reality show; and he has set his sights on being knighted. Don’t miss his live appearance at Terra Vibe Park in Athens, Greece.


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“Friendship through Art can change the World”

Events in Athens: September 2010

September 1 ,2010

The centre of Arts 4 Season and the “Technopolis” of the City of aAthens invite you to the opening of the International Exhibition AthensArt 2010 “Friendship through Art can change the World”

On Webnesday September 1, 2010 AT 8:00 P.M.

Free entrance


From September 1, 2010 to September 15, 2010

–        International Art exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, photograpfy, video and applications, with parallel events, in the hall Delta12”Nikos Gatsos”

–        A Philanthropic Exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs donated by AthensArt artists, the revenues of which will be offered to the Union of Agencies Supporting People with Mental Retardation “MELEDONI”.

Wednesday September 1, 2010, 08:00 p.m.

–        Opening night with few words from Mayor of the City of Athens M.r Nikitas Kaklamanis, from the Chairman of “Technopolis” Mr. Fotis Ignatiou and the Chairman of Centre of Arts 4 Season Mr.Takis Alexiou.

–        Awards to Mrs. Dimoula, Poet and Academician with International CA4S Cavafis Award

–        Music with Aris Garoufalis IN PIANO “Six popular drawings” of Manos Chatzidakis.

Friday September 3, 2010 08:00 p.m.

Puppetry performance by Ergastiri “Mairivi a space for the doll”

Saturday September 4, 2010 08:00 p.m.

–        Music with Angeliki Kasda at the violin and presentation of her work “Music to Myths”

–        Brazil’s traditional music and dance/ a Jao Carlos Texeira Mendes Production

Wednesday September 8, 2010 08:00 p.m.

–        Body painting workshop

–        Experimental Theatre “Speak with me”, by the deaf theatre group

Saturday September 11,201  08:00 p.m.

–        A respective resolution for the reunification of the Parthenon’s Marbles, signed by all partecipant artists, will be handed over to the Minister of culture

–        Choir “Association Ideotechnon”/ Irene Photinaki and vocals from Giouli Tsangaraki

–        Contemporary dance evening with choreographers and dance teachers Sonia Dumitrescu and Niki Louladaki

Sunday September 12, 2010 10.00 a.m.

–        Children painting workshop with maria Aristova, Silvia Casilli and Kiki Bardani

–  Children’s Theatre by the group theatre “Sweet  smiles”/ Giouli Tsangaraki

Wednesday September 15, 2010 08.00 p.m.

–        Conference on “Friendship through Art can change the Worls”.

–        Report and announcement of the official invitation of CA4S –athensart to Russia, for 2011 and china for 2012.

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Events in Athens from 27/08 from 02/09

Events in the city


27 august

“Rear window” by Alfred Hitchcock In the framework of the tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. The Productive Decade of the 50’s”, organized by the Summer Theatre of the City of Athens “Cine Stella”, presents the film “Rear window” by Alfred Hitchcock

Admission: 6 euro, 4 euro for student/child/senior- Place: Summer Theatre “Cine Stella”- Address: Tenedou 34, Kypseli 8.30 p.m.


28 august

“Ippeis” by Aristophanes Theatric Diadromi in collaboration with the Agrinio DH.PE.THE. present the political and timely comedy by Aristophanes “Ippeis”, translated by K. X. Myri, directed by Vasilis Nikolaidis, with Pavlos Haikalis and Giorgos Armenis holding the two leading roles.

Admission: 10 € Tickets will be sold at the City of Athens Cultural Centre (50 Academias st) Monday to Friday 9:00-14:30 (tel. 210 3612920).Tickets will be sold at the Attiko Alsos Theatre only on the day of the performance 19:00-21:00- Place: Attiko Alsos Theatre*- Address: Entrance from Karpenisioti st, Attiko Alsos 9:00 p.m.


29 august

Observatory Pentelis” explore the universe with the help of the astronomer N. Matsopoulos and enjoy the night’s starry sky from the telescope of the National Observatory.

Admission: 5€ Place: Observatory Pentelis- Address: Metaxa Street **  8:00 p.m.

“Picnic” organised by Great Parenthood Greece at the National Gardens. Opportunity to meet other parents living in Athens in a fun setting, including a raffle, craft workshop and a self-massage demonstration.

Admission: free Place: National garden (Syntagma)  11:00 a.m.


30 august

“The Artist’s Glance” by the polish artist Grzegorz Wnek. In the Polish artist’s work, painting returns without remorse to the tradition of revival, leaving behind complexes and inhibitions related to ties to the past and retaining the intensity of the belief that what it has to say is more timely than ever.

Admission: free Place: Frissiras Museum Address: 3&7 Monis Asteriou, Syntagma.


31 august

“Psarantonis” Antonis Xilouris is widely known to all of us as “Psarantonis” in melodies and music with his personal stigma and the whispers of the Cretan soil.

Admission: 10€ Tickets are sold at the City of Athens Cultural Centre (50 Academias st), Monday to Friday 10:00-15:00 (tel. 210 3612920).

Tickets will be sold at the “Dora Stratou” Theatre only on the day of the performance 19:00-21:00 –Place: “Dora Stratou” Theatre- Address: Filopappou Beltway 9:00 p.m.


01 september

“U2 Out of control party” U2 tribute party. The big moment has arrived! The U2 comes first in Athens and in Greece for a second, after 13 years. This is the best reason to celebrate the Greek fan club of the Irish band! Wainting for the concert  (3 september 2010)

Admission: Free Place: Mataora Club ( Gazi) Address: 116 Iera odos and Karamiko str.  10:30 p.m.


2 september

“The Godson” A play with six actors, singers and a piano in a music banquet with songs from the musical “Life is a Cabaret”, “All that Jazz”, “Big Spender” “Marie de Buenos Aires etc), as well as well known melodies (Hatzidakis, Theodorakis, Kraounakis etc), also songs from the old Greek revue and the operetta. The play is embellished with texts that connect music and its periods.

Free Admission Place: Attiko Alsos Theatre* Address: Entrance from Karpenisioti st, Attiko Alsos 9:00 p.m.

Events @ AthenStyle

On our legendary Roof top Bar with the BEST views of Athens (this is not pretentious… come see yourself!!) welcomes you for a cold draft Mythos beer after all that sight seeing!

Happy Hour: 8:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Ongoing Exhibitions

  • 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
  • Carte Blanche an installation in progress created by the visitors based on the ‘blank’ surrendering of the gallery space to all those who wish to participate. Everyone is welcome to create a work-message.TAF(Monastiraki, 5 normanou str.,) Until 05/09 Adimission: Free
  • Invisible cities Kalfayan Galleries 11 Haritos St. Kolonaki. Until 18/09
  • New Spanish artists in Athens Work of four young artists who have lived in Athens during last year Estudio Ammeba 21 Zacharitsa. Metro Fix. Until 16/09
  • A Journey to Cavafy’s Alexandria Anna Boghiguian’s watercolours act as guides, to re-read Cavafy’s poems and travel to the magical landscape of Alexandria. Museum of Islamic Art 2 Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou. Monastiraki. €5 Until 19/09
  • NUDS Cycladic Sarah Lucas´creations at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Bas. Sofias and Irodotou st. (MM Evangelismos) Daily 10 am to 5 pm – Tuesday closed. 7 euro. Until 12/09
  • SCENES from daily life in Antiquity in Grece at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Bas. Sofias and Irodotou st. (MM Evangelismos) Daily 10 am to 5 pm – Tuesday closed. 7 euro. Until 12/09
  • Traditional Greek Dance Festival Every summer, Greek dancers perform at the renowned Dora Stratou Theatre to the backdrop of the Athenian Acropolis on Philopappou Hill. The dancers wear traditional costume and perform songs and dances which have been in existence for 2500 years. Dora Stratou was a Greek folk enthusiast who dedicated her life to researching, recording and preserving her country’s indigenous folk culture. With this in mind she founded a theatre, now known as the Dora Stratou Theatre, more than 35 years ago. The famous Greek painter Spyros Vassiliou helped her design it and since its launch the resident dance troupes have toured over 22 countries. Address: Amalias 26, Athens – Admission: 15 euroSat 9:30pm, Sun 8:15pm


Observatory Pentelis**:

From Monastiraki Sq. you can take Green Metro. Stop:Marousi Metro Station.  You can take the bus with number 446 “MAROUSI – PALAIA PENTELI” from ‘Plateia Amaroussiou’ near the Marousi Metro Station. The closest bus station to Penteli’s

Astronomical Station (five minutes on foot) is ‘Penteli Square’.

Attico Alsos* OASA, the bus company, has set up a bus specifically for the Attiko Alsos Theater. In September the bus leaves from Platia Kaniggos at 19:30 (7:30) and returns from the Attiko Alsos park at 23:00 (11:00 pm).
Entrance to the theater is from Karpenisioti street at Galatsiou (Tourkovounia). Access to the theater from the Kifisias – Katchaki interchange via Mouson Street (in front of LHTO) and from Patision street via Galatsiou Boulevard, Protopapadakis.


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What’s up in Athens from 20 to 26 august 2010?

Events in the city


20 august

Theatrical play “Dangerous Normal Days” In a land that has recently been conquered or that has revolted, words and faith are redefined. Man is now the crowd. The uncertainty of memory. The slogan of tomorrow CUT. If people are countries, love is a flight or a fall. The security directions are under the front seat and the black box of the plane is at the bottom of the sea. CUT. As in life, in New Years Eve parties, after a point time starts to count backwards. THE END. Let’s take it again from the start.

Free Admission- Place: Attico Alsos Theatre– Address: Entrance from Karpenisioti st. Attico Alsos* – 9.00 p.m.


21 august

“Appetizer Athenstyle with Italian Pizza!” We look forward to enjoying an aperitif with you on our legendary Roof top Bar.

Admission: 5 euro, small beer and pizza- Place: Athenstyle- Address: Agias Theklas, 10- 8:00 p.m.

“The Importance of being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde by the Company “Theatrinon Theates” A modern play, an erotic, sweet and sensitive comedy, directed by Giorgos Livanos, translated by Mary Mihalatou-Giorgos Livanos and lyrics by Marianna Toli.

Free Admission- Place: Attico Alsos Theatre– Address: Entrance from Karpenisioti st. Attico Alsos – 9.00 p.m.

“Christos.B @ D-Bar New Season Opening Party” New season opening for D-Bar with Christos.B on descks! Get ready for party: full of pop, Indie, Alternative and Electronica!

Free admission- Place: Gazi area, Metro: Keramikos- Address: D-Bar Konstantinoupoleos & Keleou 1


22 august

“Locomondo Live” Locomondo is a seven member band based in Athens, Greece. Their name loosely means “Crazy World” in Spanish. Their music can be tagged as reggae or ska. It is the first band in Greece which fused the Caribbean sound together with Greek musical elements.

Free Admission- Place: Cariocas Beach Bar- Address: Schinos beach- Alepochori


23 august

“Trifono” is made up by: Erofili, Niko Kouroupaki & Demetri Yfanti, and continues

its music journey since 2002 with consistency as to the way they had envisioned it. Outstanding trios, a contemporary look at a wide repertoire which includes songs from Pink Floyd, the Beatles and Savvopoulos to Hatzidaki, Theodoraki, to traditional music. A programme that is powerful, different and full of surprises

Free Admission- Place: Attico Alsos Theatre– Address: Entrance from Karpenisioti st. Attico Alsos* – 9.00 p.m.


24 august

“Free City night walk : Full Moon” Once a year, on a summer’s night with a full moon” Athens’ monuments and archaeological sites stay open into the night. A rare opportunity to see the sites in a different light. Every August, on the full moon, the Acropolis and other ancient sites re-open at 9pm and stay open until 1am, free to all visitors. It’s a mystical way to celebrate the end of Summer. Special performances are scheduled throughout the city’s historical places.

Free Admission

25 august

“Villa Mercedes Opening party”: To mega club of Gazi opens the season with a dance DJ set by Vassilis Tsilichristou

Free AdmissionPlace: Villa Mercedes- Address: Andronikou & 11 Tzaferi Streets (Pireos Street and Benaki Museum Annex)- 11:00 p.m.


26 august

“Lysistrati” by Aristophanes and the National Theatre Lysistrati convinces the women of Athens to abstain from their “marital duties” in order to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian War…and another war begins, between the two sexes! A play about love, war and reconciliation by subversive Giannis Kakleas.

Admission: 10 € Place: Attiko Alsos Theatre Address: Entrance from Karpenisioti st, Attiko Alsos– 9:00 p.m.

How to go Attico Alsos* OASA, the bus company, has set up a bus specifically for the Attiko Alsos Theater. In September the bus leaves from Platia Kaniggos at 19:30 (7:30) and returns from the Attiko Alsos park at 23:00 (11:00 pm).
Entrance to the theater is from Karpenisioti street at Galatsiou (Tourkovounia). Access to the theater from the Kifisias – Katchaki interchange via Mouson Street (in front of LHTO) and from Patision street via Galatsiou Boulevard, Protopapadakis


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24 august 2010 : Full Moon !!!

Every summer, on the night of the August full moon, many archaeological sites stay open for the public till late. This is the only day of the year most Athenians visit the Acropolis (admission is free) and the potential magic of an evening among the ancient ruins under the full moon is destroyed by the crowds. However, it remains a special evening and we highly recommend a stroll on the sacred rock during the evening of the 24 of August.


Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the 23 December 2000 issue of the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely.



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Anafiotika: an island without sea!

When you claim up to Acropolis from Plaka do not miss one of the the most beautiful parts of Athens – ANAFIOTIKA.

This lovely place is reminiscent of independent village in the city. Laying between Plaka and the rocks of Acropolis. One of the most picturesque and quiet pockets of the city. In this village-like labyrinth of quiet, narrow, windy streets, bougainvillea cascade over whitewashed Cycladic-style cube houses while bright pots of colour decorate the balconies and rooftops.Apart from the forever-reclining cats, washing hanging in the breeze is often the only evidence of habitation. The houses were built by tradesmen from the small island of Anafi, brought in to build the king’s palace during the renovation of Athens after Independence. The neighbourhood is still home to the descendants of these original Anafi stonemasons, although the population has also been supplemented by artists and intellectuals.

Built by stone masons from the Cyclades island of Anafi in the 1800’s, when the law stated: “if you can build 4 walls and put a roof over it in 24 hours the land is yours”, this charming historic area on the lower slopes of the Acropolis is steeped in tradition and its own unique ambiance. The new King imported these stone workers at his own expenses as they were rumored to be among the best masons in Greece.


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