What’s up in Athens? 01-07 october 2010

Events in the city


01 October

“Lollipop Grand Opening” We are thrilled to welcome you again for another exciting year of fun. Grand opening at Friday 1st of October followed by a huge party by the “Loud and Proud” on Saturday 2nd. And more parties are on the way.

Admission: 10 euro Place: Lollipop Disco Club Address: Syngrou 4, across the temple of Olympian Zeus 11:00 p.m.

“Festival 2010” Neolaia Synaspismou is an internationalist radical Left Youth Organization, born and inspired by the greatest historical traditions and achievements of the Greek and international communist, workers’ and youth movements. Neolaia Synaspismou organizes annual Festivals in more than 30 cities every autumn (September-October). The central Festival in Athens lasts for 3 days, gathers many important artists and political figures from Greece and abroad and attracts thousands of visitors.

Today: Modena City Rambles from Italy and the others concerts.

Admission: 6 euro Place: Metro station Katehaki 9:00 p.m.


02 October

“Middle East Alternative Sound and Arts Festival” The multipurpose venue Micraasia will present the first Middle East Alternative Sound and Arts Festival.Artists from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt will be taking part. Thirty artists will present music, short films, documentaries, video art and photography. It is a noteworthy sample of the latest in music and art to put Greek audiences in touch with new trends in the Middle East.

Tickets: €35, €30, €25, €20 (student) Place: Greek Film Archive (LAIS) Address: Iera Odos & M. Alexandrou 134-136, Keramikos  09:30 p.m.

“2nd Iberoamerican Festival LEA: Literature in Athens” Following last year’s success, this year’s “2nd Iberoamerican Festival LEA: Literature in Athens-For a better world in our hands,” reopens its doors.The festival is organized by Cultural Magazine Sol Latino in cooperation with the City of Athens Technopolis, the Intercultural Center of the City of Athens, the Instituto Cervantes and the Language and Culture Center Abanico.

Free Admission Place : Technopolis” Address: 100 Piraeus St, Gazi 11.00-23.00


03 October

“Performance 1964-1976” The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, presents the screening programme “Performance 1964-1976: Selections from the EMST Collection”, from September 7 to October 3. Through 17 videos, this programme presents different themes in performance art, like the chance element of early happenings, the relation with different artistic media and practices, the focus on the body and on gender and also the dematerialisation of the artistic object but also the attempts of documentation through the media of film and video. Admission: 3€ – 1,5€ students Place:  National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) Address: Vas. Georgiou Β’ 17-19 and Rigillis street
(entrance from Rigillis street) Nearest Metro: Evangelismos, Line 3 11.00 – 19.00

“1st Greek-Cypriot Book, Painting & Photography” The exhibition aims to promote the works of mentally disabled children and of their families. The books on display are written by the parents and siblings of mentally disabled children while the paintings and photographs are the work of the children themselves.

Free Admission  Place: “Technopolis,” Address: 100 Piraeus St, Gazi


04 october

“E Panton Hara” (Joy to All) The icon-painter uses primarily wood in her work, which is her favorite material, as well as old pieces of wood, milking pails, baking boards, wood used by printers, and unique handmade wooden carvings. For the icon-painting she uses the traditional style of avgotempera (eggtempera), as well as gold leafs 22C. Her icon-painting is a true copy of original Byzantine icons of other periods especially of the Cretan School.

Free Admission Place: City of Athens Cultural Centre, “N.Gyzes” hall Address: 50 Academias st, METRO stop: Panepistimio Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00-20:00, Sunday 10:00-14:00


05 October

GREEK SCORPIONS FAN CLUB PRE-SHOW PARTY” The Greek Scorpions make the fanclub party a day before the concert of the famous metal group at the Peace and Friendship. It sits there and the band’s drummer James Kottak to show, a live acoustic set, material from the first album of his own band (Kottak).

Free Admission Place: Hard Rock Café Address: 18, Filellinon (Syntagma)   10 pm


06 october

“SHOOTING STARS OPENING PARTY” Curtain on a new hip-hop / R’n B party culminating in the involvement of MC Fu Mad Drow by DJ The Boy. Joining them are Nick Raf, Mr President, and Double Shot.

Admission: € 15 (with drink). Place: Vega Address: Thissio Metro station  at 11 pm

“TANGO WITH LIONS WITH DANA AND FILLIP ON DECKS” The Tango With Lions and Fillip (Travel Mind Syndrome) in the choice of music.

Free Admission Place: Six D.O.G.S. Address: 6-8 Avramiotou Street, Monastiraki 10 pm


07 october

“Oracle” Mankind cannot help but to wonder what the future will hold. Such quintessential and universal questions (if not their answers) about human existence are/can be addressed through art. What motivates people? What are the invisible forces that influence and steer them? How can they improve their lives? In this sense, art takes over the role of the Pythia of Delphi. Art asks questions, revolutionizes and shatters mankind’s illusions and perceptions. Art has been able to foresee scientific change.

Free Admission Place: Taf Address: Normanou 5 (monastiraki)

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!


The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

Ongoing Exhibitions

“The 3rd autumnn flower shop” show opened today at Kotzia Square in central Athens. The show runs until October 10th and is organised annually by the Municipality of Athens and the Agricultural Cooperative of Attica. It is a unique show that  transforms Kotzia Square and the city centre into a huge colourful garden. Observers will have the opportunity to admire  the show daily basis from 10:00 a.m to 10:00p.m.

All visitors will be able to see and buy unique flowers and plants grown in Greece  for low prices.  They will also have the opportunity to meet with Greek producers to gain fauna knowledge.

An event is scheduled for tomorrow evening to celebrate the inauguration of the show. Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis and the Deputy Mayor for Greenery George Xepapadakos will be present.  The annual shop show’s goal is to raise  public awareness for a more green Greece!

“Woman as Muse, 1900-1950” The Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece will present the exhibition titled “Woman as Muse, 1900-1950” from 3 September to 21 November. The exhibition will showcase about 90 works on paper – watercolors, prints and drawings of the first half of the 20th century by European artists (including Greeks). The works come from the Museum’s collection, the Greek National Gallery, the Alpha Bank Collection, as well as from the private collections of George Economou and Charalambos Leontiadis. Admission: : 6€
Students & over 65: 4€
Children up to 12: Free  Place: Herakleidon Museum Address: 16 Herakleidon St., Thission Closest Rail Station: Thission Opening Hours Mon. – Sat: 13:00 – 21:00
Sun.: 11:00 – 19:00 until 21/11

“The 6th Biennale of Young Greek Architects” at the Benaki Museum in Athens is being organised by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, within the framework of its activities to support the development of contemporary Greek architecture. The purpose of the events of the Biennale of Young Greek Architects is to gather together a representative sample of contemporary architectural output by young architects up to 45 years of age, to promote new creative viewpoints and to exchange views about the development of an architectural discourse and an architectural oeuvre in Greece today. he 6th Biennale of Young Greek Architects at the Benaki Museum. Admission: 3euro Place: New Benaki Museum Address: 138 Pireos Avenue. Nearest Metro : Kerameikos Line 3 Opening Hours: Wen, Thu, Sun: 10:00 – 18:00                     Fri, Sat: 10:00 – 22:00  until 17/10

“Twin Regeneration: Two Localities are Upgraded – A Dream is Born” permanent exhibition The exhibition features photographs, designs and videos depicting: The development of the Elaionas locality in historical and town-planning terms.The actual situation in the area of Elaionas, which falls under City of Athens administration, the planning design which is already being implemented and the projects that have been undertaken by the Municipal Authority. The Votanikos-Alexandras Avenue Twin Urban Regeneration project is presented at the end. Place: “Technopolis”, “D16” building. Free Admission. From Monaday to Friday from 06:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.  until 31/12



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