Monthly Archives: May 2011

AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 106 (May 28-June 3)

This week’s highlights

Saturday, 28.05

.:: Encardia ::.

Unrestrained restless dancers and musicians, singing and dancing reconstruct unique music and songs of the Greek-speaking Southern Italy. With guitars, tambourines, accordions, harmonicas, castanets, mandolin and drum, with songs, dances and legends of the Italian South, encardia promise explosive a night of fun, dance, emotion and soul Location: Curtain Athos 15, Botanical Start: 22:30 Entrance: 15€ (with drink)

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Saturday, 28.05

.:: Encardia ::.

Unrestrained restless dancers and musicians, singing and dancing reconstruct unique music and songs of the Greek-speaking Southern Italy. With guitars, tambourines, accordions, harmonicas, castanets, mandolin and drum, with songs, dances and legends of the Italian South, encardia promise explosive a night of fun, dance, emotion and soul Location: Curtain Athos 15, Botanical Start: 22:30 Entrance: 15€ (with drink)

Sunday, 29.05

.:: 10th European Jazz Festival ::.

This year, for the first time, the festival hosts a small tribute to the sounds of Balkan Jazz with guests Fanfara Tirana in Albania and the Trio Martha Mavroidis, Pantelis Stoikou & Trio Balcano GoJam Group and our country, while not Missing from the program, the only Big Band City of Athens. Location: Technopolis Address: Piraeus 100, Gazi Start: 21:00 Entrace: FREE

Monday, 30.05

.:: ECO Monday’s ::.

This is the organization of cultural events with a small entrance fee amount of recyclable materials. The intention is to highlight the fact that in times of economic crisis the first casualty is culture. Quite simply, people do not have money for theater, music, cinema, art exhibitions and more generally for the Arts and Culture. Location: Cell live Address: Epirus and Acharnon 48 Start: 21:30 Entrance: one empty can and the first beer on us

Thursday, 26.05

.:: eirí̱stho̱ en paródo̱ LIVE ::.

Incidentally will perform compositions from their first personal album “oistrilasia” and later organic compositions, along with a selected repertoire of adaptations, which cover a wide musical spectrum from jazz standards, traditional tunes and compositions by contemporary artists with strong improvisational disposal. Location: Bacaro Address: Sofokleous 1 Start: 22:00 Entrance: FREE

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Ongoing Exhibitions

until May 30th

.:: Woven ::.

The exhibition presents the work of ten artists who re-examine traditional handicraft techniques and integrate into a modern context. Through the manual aspect of the project / work participants and the use of different materials formed a conceptual field that interprets the particular world of weaving and tissues. Location: TAF – The Art Foundation Address:  Normanou 5, Monastiraki Entrance: FREE

until June 24th

.:: Melita Couta Exhibition ::.
The Cyprian artist Melita Couta presents her first solo exhibition in Athens at a.antonopoulou.art gallery on Wednesday, May 18th. In her new she proposes a series of topographical surveys of unknown lands and cities, mixing perfectly penciled lines, controlled ink blotches, subtle collages and superimpositions of translucent papers in a universe strictly confined to white, black and greyscale. Unpredictable streams of ink cross areas meticulously dotted with obsessive details. Location: a.antonopoulou.art Address: 20 Aristofanous St. , 4th floor Tickets: FREE

until June 30th

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.:: Black and White ::.
Painting usually is considered as an art of color. Here, though, the paintings use only the most basic colors, black and white, to create an impression. Mostly nudes, representations of the human body and nature are depicted in sketches, engravings and other ways of painting. Location: Frissiras Museum Address: 3 & 7 Monis Asteriou st.
Visiting hours: Wed–Sun 11:00–17:00 Tickets: 6€, 3€ reduced

until October 10th

.:: The Last Grand Tour ::.
Bringing together for the first time, work by the internationally renowned artists who have lived and worked in Greece during the 20th century, ‘The Last Grand Tour’ looks at Greece as a site of inspiration over the past 60 years, reflecting the various ways in which the country, its long cultural history and geographic characteristics have continued to be a source for artistic innovation. Location: Cycladic Art Museum Address: 4 Neofytou Douka St.
Visiting hours: Thu 19:00, Sun 12:30 Tickets: FREE

until November 20th

.:: Myth and Coinage ::.
One hundred and thirty-five coins, twenty-two medals and fifteen banknotes from the Numismatic Museum collections will be on display. Moreover, on temporary loan, ancient Greek coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, fourteen works-of-art from the National Archaeological Museum collections and two paintings from the National Gallery, will be also presented. Location: Athens Numismatic Museum Address: Iliou Melathron, El. Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12 (Metro stations: Sintagma, Panepistimio, Trolleys nr.: 2, 3, 4, 11, 13) Visiting hours: Tue – Sun 08:30 – 15:00 Tickets: Full: 3€, Reduced: 2€

Ongoing

.:: National Archaeological Museum ::.
The National Archaeological Museum is the biggest museum of Athens and one of the most important in the world. It is situated in a majestic neoclassical building created by L. Lange and Ziller in the 19th century. The exhibits cover a large chronological and geographical span offering sample from many different periods and places of Greece.
Address: 44 Patission St. Visiting hours: Mon 13:30-20:00 Tue-Sun 08:00-20:00
Tickets: 7€, 3€ for students

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 105 (May 21-27)

This week’s highlights

Wednesday, 25.05

.:: The Wedding Singers Live ::.
A synthesis of talented musicians who are experimenting with the sounds of the late 80’s and 90’s and give them a new dimension. Location: K44 Address: Kostantinoupoleos 44, Gazi Start: 22:00 Entrance: FREE

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Saturday, 21.05

.:: Encardia ::.
Unrestrained restless dancers and musicians, singing and dancing reconstruct unique music and songs of the Greek-speaking Southern Italy. Location: Music Stage Curtain Address: Athos 15, Botanical Start: 22:30 Entrance: 15€ (with drink)

Sunday, 22.05

.:: The Meanie Geanies Live ::.
Their music is deeply rooted in the 60’s garage scene, a groovy mix of raw pounding drums, mind blowing bass, swirling farfisa, fuzzy guitar with a lot of screams and girly vocals Location: Tiki Bar Address: Faliro 15, Makriyannis (Acropolis Metro Station) Start: 22:00 Entrance: 12€ (with drink)

Monday, 23.05

.:: Panos Mouzourakis ::.
Panos Mouzourakis interprets live tracks from his new album “Flying Saucer” and unexpected covers of songs that were the first catalyst and musical influences. Location: Southern Cross Club Address: Frantzis and Tharipou 35-37, Neos Kosmos Start: 22:30 Entrance: 13€ (with drink)

Tuesday, 24.05

.:: Stay Deep Parties ::.
The STAY DEEP parties and the Global Fantasy await you at Mamacas bar to take you to the world of dance music with his signature dj JUNIOR RUSH. Location: Mamacas Address: 41, Persefonis str., Gazi Start: 22:30 Entrance: 12€ (with drink)

Wednesday, 25.05

.:: The Wedding Singers Live ::.
A synthesis of talented musicians who are experimenting with the sounds of the late 80’s and 90’s and give them a new dimension. Location: K44 Address: Kostantinoupoleos 44, Gazi Start: 22:00 Entrance: FREE

Thursday, 26.05

.:: September ::.
The last concert in this season, will present work from their first CD “2 Smiles Ago” and songs from the yet unreleased “Remembering Mirrors”. Location: Koo Koo Address: Iakchou 17 Gazi Start: 21:30 Entrance: 12€ (with drink)

Friday, 27.05

.:: SKisM @ Shut The Fuck Up Vol.4 ::.
The Shut The Fuck Parties returned and this time British SKisM the host of Never Say Die Records! In less than a year, the mysterious Skism became widely known on the world map of Dubstep music. Location: Seven Sins Club Address: Themistokleous n’ Gamvetta 5,Exarheia Start: 23:00 Entrance: 10€

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Ongoing Exhibitions

.:: Myth and Coinage ::.
One hundred and thirty-five coins, twenty-two medals and fifteen banknotes from the Numismatic Museum collections will be on display. Moreover, on temporary loan, ancient Greek coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, fourteen works-of-art from the National Archaeological Museum collections and two paintings from the National Gallery, will be also presented. Start date: 15 Apr 2011 Location: Athens Numismatic Museum Address: Iliou Melathron, El. Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12 (Metro stations: Sintagma, Panepistimio, Trolleys nr.: 2, 3, 4, 11, 13) Visiting hours: Tue – Sun 08:30 – 15:00 Tickets: Full: 3€, Reduced: 2€ End date: 30 Nov 201

.:: Woven ::.
The exhibition presents the work of ten artists who re-examine traditional handicraft techniques and integrate into a modern context. Through the manual aspect of the project / work participants and the use of different materials formed a conceptual field that interprets the particular world of weaving and tissues. Start date: 10.05.2011 Location: TAF – The Art Foundation Address: Normanou 5, Monastiraki End date: 30.05.2011

.:: Acropolis Museum ::.
The Museum of Acropolis is the newest architectural jewel of the city of Athens. Its building is a modern one covered mostly with glass that allows the natural sunlight to lighten the statues and relieves of Acropolis and a constant view to the actual sit of the Acropolis. Address: 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street Visiting hours: Tue-Fri: 8am-7pm, Mon: 12:30pm-7pm Sat, Sun & Holidays: 8:30am-3pm Tickets: 5€

.:: Street Art & Graffiti ::.
The Stigma Exhibition Street Art Laboratory & Workshop defines itself as an industrial site that promotes socialization, experimentation and individual expression through art. Born on the outskirts of the free zone Exarchia is the result of a long process at the Graffiti and Street art. Start date: 1 May 2011 Location: Stigma Lab Address: Andreas Metaxas 4, Exarchia Visiting hours: 11am – 7 pm Tickets: FREE End date: 30 May 2011

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 104

This week’s highlights

Saturday, 07.05

Encardia Gruppo – Women of the South
Music & Dance between Greek and Southern Italy, special guest Franca Tarantino, Tarantella e Pizzica Location: Eliart Address: Kostantinoupoleos 127, Botanikos Start: 22:00 Entrance: 15€

9-11 May, 21:00-00:00

@ ATHENSTYLE: part of “Against All Odds Project”, we are glad to host the Art Projection on the Left Window of our Lounge

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Saturday, 07.05

.:: Xstatic Presents: Deep Down & Dirty ::.
The popular radio producers BEST 92.6, Dimitris Papaspyropoulos and Spyros Payatakes, excite us with their musical choices in a place where anything can happen! Location: Barouge Club Address: Andronikou 4 & Tzaferi, Gazi Start: 23:30 Entrance: 12€

.:: Real Cuban Music ::.
Enjoy the LIVE performances of real Cuban music in the pleasant atmosphere of The Party. Location: The Party Address: Karaiskaki 31, Psiri Start: 21:00Entrance: FREE

Sunday, 08.05

.:: Position 90 – 9MM – In A Testube – Radio Sol ::.
A versatile concert sound and light of good rock music produced successfully by older and younger groups Location: An Club Address: Solomou 17-19, Exarchia Start: 21:00 Entrance: 10€

Monday, 09.05

.:: Trifono & special guests ::.
A concert with the occasion of the presentation of the band’s new work ‘The cicadas winter’, a concert with several well-known triple resonance, but also separate four voices, all together now on stage! Location: Southern Cross Club Address: Frantzis and Tharipou 35-37, Neos Kosmos Start: 21:30 Entrance: 12€

Tuesday, 10.05

.:: Jeniferever ::.
Jeniferever from Uppsala in Sweden, one of the most emerging names in Swedish independent scene and perhaps the greatest post rock figure in Scandinavia, will be in Athens to offer us a unique post / indie rock experience. Location: NOW K44 Address: Constantinople 44, Gazi Start: 21:00 Entrance: FREE

Wednesday, 11.05

.:: Crazy Lazy live ::.
The Crazy Lazy is a dynamic pop-rock format that combines classic and modern sounds in a fun program. Favorite songs from the Greek and foreign rock Location: Void Dance Bar Address: 26 Eymolpidon, Gazi Start: 22:30 Entrance: 5€

Thursday, 12.05

.:: Empty Frame Live ::.
Special compositions, with influences from the whole spectrum of independent rock (from indie and post up folk and gypsy) creates a dark and romantic atmosphere while in a different, yet very pleasant music proposal. Location: An Club Address: Solomou 13-15 Exarhia Start: 21:00 Entrance: 5€

Friday, 13.05

.:: UNDERGROUND STREAMS live ::.
The undercurrents are a live speaking with electric rock, with songs from their albums and remixes that promise to be memorable both to public and the performes. Location: Southern Cross Club Address: Frantzis and Tharipou 35-37, Neos Kosmos Start: 22:30 Entrance: 12 € (with drink)

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Ongoing Exhibitions

.:: Myth and Coinage ::.
One hundred and thirty-five coins, twenty-two medals and fifteen banknotes from the Numismatic Museum collections will be on display. Moreover, on temporary loan, ancient Greek coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, fourteen works-of-art from the National Archaeological Museum collections and two paintings from the National Gallery, will be also presented. Start date: 15 Apr 2011 Location: Athens Numismatic Museum Address: Iliou Melathron, El. Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12 (Metro stations: Sintagma, Panepistimio, Trolleys nr.: 2, 3, 4, 11, 13) Visiting hours: Tue – Sun 08:30 – 15:00 Tickets: Full: 3€, Reduced: 2€ End date: 30 Nov 201

.:: Dance of Shadows ::.
The exhibition will include 100 works on paper of the contemporary New York artist Carol Wax. The majority of these works are mezzotints; however a number of pencil and mixed media drawings will also be shown. Start date: 5 Mar 2011 Location: Herakleidon, Experience in Visual Arts Address: Herakleidon 16, Thissio Visiting hours: Tue-Sat 13:00- 21:00, Sun: 11:00- 19:00 Tickets: 6€, 4€ for students

.:: Woven ::.
The exhibition presents the work of ten artists who re-examine traditional handicraft techniques and integrate into a modern context. Through the manual aspect of the project / work participants and the use of different materials formed a conceptual field that interprets the particular world of weaving and tissues. Start date: 10.05.2011 Location: TAF – The Art Foundation Address: Normanou 5, Monastiraki End date: 30.05.2011

.:: Art-Athinia ::.
ART-ATHINA is the largest annual visual arts event in Greece attracting 16,000 visitors. Launched in 1993 by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, ART-ATHINA stands today as one of the longest-lasting contemporary art fairs in Europe. Opening date: 12.05.2011, 19:00 Location: Faliro Pavilion Address: 2 Moraitini Str., Faliron Delta Visiting hours: 13.05, 14:00 – 21:00 & 14 – 15.05, 12:00 – 21:00 Tickets: 10€, 5€ for students End date: 15.05.2011

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