AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 120

28-30 June

Cuba festival!                                           Hot Cuban rhythms …
A great tribute to the legend of Cuban music, Ibrahim Ferrer . Varies musical events and Activities!

It starts in open spaces (squares, shopping  centers etc) with FREE music-dance performances, seminars, workshops, DJ sets and ends on Saturday at the Baseball training center located in the former American base in Elliniko with concerts, exhibitions, screenings, workshops and  traditional dishes.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 –Thissio: Metro Station

21 June- 4 July

Friday, June 29, 2012 – Hermes: Church Kapnikareas

18:00 – 19:00 Omar Cuesta (El Pantera) DJ El General &
19:00 – 19:30 The Music And Dance Of The Santeria Orishas In
19:30 – 20:00 Baclava Cubano
20:00 – 20:30 La Cucaracha
20:30 – 21:00 Estrellas Cubanas

Start: June 28-30  Place: squares, Ellinico Entrance: free for streets, for Ellinico- 10 euro

29-30 June

 Jazz live music                                           Me weathers/ Acoustica

The party is an interesting Jazz bar with live music every Friday  and great atmosphere!!

Start: 23.00  Place: the party. Address: 31 Karaiskaki st, Psyri. Entrance: 2 euro                              

26-30 June

Fringe Live Festival

Annual Fringe Live Festival full of music, theatre, dancing, painting, photography and installation goes to Technopolis.

Start: 26-30 June  Place: Technopolis  Address 100, Pireos str. Gazi. Entrance:  5 euro

30 June & 1 July

Dance Evening at the Roman Agora


The Greek National Opera’s Orchestra and Ballet present two magical evenings in the Ancient Roman Agora, under the rock of the Acropolis. Renato Zanella introduces two successful choreographies based on Mozart’s piano concerto no 23 and Beethoven’s piano concerto no 5.

Start: 21.00  Place: Roman Agora. Address: Monastiraki metrostation Entrance: 16 or 23 euro, students and children – 10 euro

30 June, 1-3 July

Athens festival/Dance

Dimitris Papaioannou

Primal matter

The most famous choreographer of Greece presents his work “Primal matter” where he uses the most basic objects from the artist’s workshop: a panel, a dustbin, himself and the nude male body.

Start: 21.00 (23-26 & 30 June, 1-3 July)Place: Peiraios 260 Address 260 Peiraios St.. Entrance: 25 euro, 20 euro (discount), 15 euro (students)

21 June- 4 July

Open-air Cinema

“An affair to remember”


Every Monday – reduced price!!

Open-air cinema with a view to Acropolis!!

An Affair to Remember is ranked # 5 on the list of America’s greatest love stories.

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building – but will it happen?

Start: Thursday 21 June – till 4 July; 20:50 & 23:10  Place: Open-air cinema Thissio  Address: 7, Ap. Pavlou Str., Thissio. Entrance:  Monday – 5.5 euro, all other days – 8 euro, students: 6 euro

June 24- July 7

Socrates now

Theatrical performance in English!

Witness history’s most famous defense as Socrates goes on trial for his life. Discover his humour, wit, cutting logic, and his essential ideas on virtue, justice, civic duty, love of life and country.

Start: June 24- July 7/ daily at 21:00

Place: Athens University Museum (5 Tholou Street in Plaka)

Entrance: Adults – 15 euro, students – 10 euro/ drinks included!                       

28 June- September

Greek Dance Festival

The program changes every second Wednesday. Group of 75 dancers, musicians and singers. Each program includes popular stories, each one is presented with its own authentic costumes, musical instruments, songs and dances.

Place:Dora Stratou (Greek Dance) Theatre Address: Philopappou Hill. Strart:30 May – 23 Sep 2012; (except 16-17 June and 15-19 August due to elections)

Wednesday to Friday 21:30 (   Saturday and Sunday 20:15. Entrance:  15 euro, 10 (students)

Ongoing exhibitions

Art & Mathematics exhibition goes from the aesthetics of Art to the logic of Mathematics.

Don’t miss  Escher’s optical illusions with a very good description of each!!

Escher/ Vasarely works


Start date: ongoing End date:  2013

Working hours:

Friday 13:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00-19:00

Place: Herakleidon Museum  Address 16 Herakleidon str. Thissio

The exhibition From Picasso to Koons. Artist’s Jewellery at Benaki Museum presents a selection of jewellery designed by some of the greatest artists of the second half of the 20th century and the start of the 21st.

Start date: 16 May 2012 End date: 2 Sep 2012

Working hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 – 17:00

Thursday: 9:00 – 24:00

Sunday: 9:00 – 15:00

Place: Benaki Museum,Main Building . Address Koumpari Street& Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, m. Syntagma . Entrance: Full admission : € 7 Temporary Exhibition: € 5



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