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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 126

31 August

Full moon events at Acropolis  and   Archeological museums

The Acropolis Museum celebrates August Full Moon with romantic songs about the moon performed by the Music School of Volos in the Museum’s entrance courtyard at 9.30 p.m. On this occasion, the Museum will remain open from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight (free entry for all visitors from 9 p.m.)

The National Archaeological Museum organizes night guided tour through the Temporary exhibitions at 20.30 and musical performance in the inner garden  by the Guitarte Ensemble at 21.30

Entrance: free   

31 August

Fullmoon beach party with Locomondo live

Locomondo is a famous  ska/reggae Greek group that is going to perform at the Bolivar Beach Bar. The percussion group Batala Gruppo de Percussao will open the party with 40 performers.

Start: 10 p.m. Place: Bolivar Beach Bar. Address  Leoforos Kalamakiou, Alimos. Entrance: 12 euro (10 euro presale)

Ongoing – 2 September

 

Winter Garden 
JAPANESE MICROPOP

An exhibition featuring 35 artworks (drawing, painting, video art) that convey the outlook of 14 young Japanese artists on the world in an era of increasing globalization.

Start: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00; Thursday: 10:00-20:00; Friday: 10:00-20:00 (July-August: 10:00-18:00 )

Address: Vasilissis Sofia Avenue 9 and Merlin Street 1, Syntagma.Place: Institute of Fine Arts and Music Theocharakis.

Entrance: 6 euro (3 euro – reduced).

30 August- 5 September

 Open-air cinemas with a view to Acropolis

Cinema: Thissio

Movie: “Gilda”.  The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other.

Every Monday – reduced price!!

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

 

Cinema: Cine- Paris

Movie:“Take this waltz” at 22.30

A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

Movie: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” at 20.15

 Place: Cine – Paris Address: 22 St. Kidathinaion, Plaka.

Entrance: 8 euro

Ongoing – 2 September

EcophenomenaThe TAF

TAF (The Art Foundation) is a creative bar with art exhibitions and cinema/theatre/music events. The exhibition attempts to create a platform of actions and exchange of concerns with the current urban life as a starting point, using as vehicle imagination respect and coexistence.

Place: TAF. Address 5 Normanou str., Monastiraki. Entrance: free                                            

Ongoing – 23 September

Greek Dance Festival

The program changes every second Wednesday. There is a 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, from Wednesday to Friday 21:30 (   Saturday and Sunday – 20:15). Entrance:  15 euro, 10 (students)

Ongoing – 31 December

Greece at Benaki Museum

More than 40,000 items, illustrating the character of the Greek world through a spectacular historical panorama: from antiquity and the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period; from the fall of Constantinopole (1453) and the centuries of Frankish and Ottoman occupation to the outbreak of the struggle for independence in 1821.

Working hours:  Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 09:00-17:00, Thursday: 09:00-00:00 and Sunday: 09:00-15:00.

Place: Benaki Museum

Address: Koumbari 1 & Vas. Sofias Avenue.

1 September

5th Athens Hip Hop Festival

Lineup:

17:15-17:55 Battle of Athens ’12 Breakdance Preliminaries

17:55-18:15 Sifu Versus,18:15-18:35 Neon,18:35-19:05 Battle of Athens ’12 Breakdance Semi Finals,19:05-19:35 3D,19:35-20:05 Ipochtonios

20:05-20:15 Battle of Athens ’12 Breakdance Final,20:15-20:45 Dimitrios Mentzelos,20:45-21:15 Phyrosun,21:15-21:45 Stichima,21:45-22:30 Agnostos Cheimonas – T. Lathos,22:30-23:15 12th Pithikos,23:15-00:00 Eisvoleas

Start: 17.30

Place: Technopolis.

Address: Peiraios str. 100, metro Keramikos

2 September

Imany in Athens

 

This beautiful French girl is going to perform at Thechonopolis of Athens. Perhaps it was “You will never know” that turned Imany famous  but that was not the only factor. She is so beautiful, so rhythmic and so confident on stage that you cannot take your eyes off her.

Start: 20.30 Place: Technopolis.

Address: Peiraios str. 100, metro Keramikos

Entrance: Presales: 20 € | At door: 25 €

4 September

 Red Hot Chili Peppers

If you haven’t heard already…it’s a fact…the Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming

to Greece for the first time! Check out if you still can get the tickets!!

Start: 5.30 – 11.55 p.m.

Place: OAKA

Address: 37 Kifisias Avenue, Marousi, Attica

Entrance: check the tickets online

3-9 September

Cirque du Soleil

 

The world’s most successful human circus – is finally coming to Athens!!

A baroque ode to the energy, grace and power of youth!

Place: Olympic Stadium Athens (OAKA) – BasketballArena

Address: 37 Kifisias Avenue, Marousi, Attica

Entrance: check the tickets online

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 125

24 August

Well known  spot for music –  bar Tora k44 – opens its door for a new season with DJ sets of Kris Riot and  Postriper.Opening party at Tora k44

Start: 23.00. Place: Tora k44 Address: Constantinople 44  Entrance: free   

24 August

 Art Beyond Benefits Fest

1 gallery full of artwork, 1 open space, 23 artists from Greece will present their work to an independent Art Festival.

20.00   The festival begins with Art & Bazaar Handmade Jewelry,
Photography Exhibition, Paintings & Digital Art.

22.00   Movie shorts (Where are you going, my child designer) Video Art (Freakshow & Day and Night).
23.00   Painting Face Body / special effects  live presentation in an open space.

 

At the same time the music program with Djs:

23.00 Eva l (Experimental sunny grooves), Deejay Nic (Classic / Afro house) 
24.00
 Slob09 (Electro / breaks) , L.Professor (drum N Bass)

Start: 22.00 Place: Cantina Social Address: Leokoriou 8, Psiri

Ongoing – September 

 

Winter Garden 
JAPANESE MICROPOP

An exhibition featuring 35 artworks (drawing, painting, video art) that convey the outlook of 14 young Japanese artists on the world in an era of increasing globalization.

Start: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00; Thursday: 10:00-20:00; Friday: 10:00-20:00 (July-August: 10:00-18:00 )

Place: Institute of Fine Arts and Music Theocharakis.

Address: Vasilissis Sofia Avenue 9 and Merlin Street 1, Syntagma.

Entrance: 6 euro (3 euro – reduced).

23 August- 29 August

 Open-air cinemas with a view to Acropolis

Cinema: Thissio

Movie: “Gilda”.  The sinister boss of a South American casino finds that his right-hand man Johnny and his sensuous new wife Gilda already know each other.

Every Monday – reduced price!!

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

 

Cinema: Cine- Paris

Movie:“Take this waltz”

A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

Start: 20.45 – 23.10 Place: Cine – Paris Address: 22 St. Kidathinaion, Plaka.

Entrance: 8 euro

Ongoing – September

Ecophenomena at  TAF

TAF (The Art Foundation) is a creative bar with art exhibitions and cinema/theatre/music events. The exhibition attempts to create a platform of actions and exchange of concerns with the current urban life as a starting point, using as vehicle imagination respect and coexistence.

Place: TAF. Address 5 Normanou str., Monastiraki. Entrance: free

28 June – September

Greek Dance Festival

The program changes every second Wednesday. There is a 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, from Wednesday to Friday 21:30 (   Saturday and Sunday – 20:15). Entrance:  15 euro, 10 (students)

Ongoing – 31 December

Greece at Benaki Museum

More than 40,000 items, illustrating the character of the Greek world through a spectacular historical panorama: from antiquity and the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period; from the fall of Constantinopole (1453) and the centuries of Frankish and Ottoman occupation to the outbreak of the struggle for independence in 1821.

Working hours:  Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 09:00-17:00, Thursday: 09:00-00:00 and Sunday: 09:00-15:00.

Place: Benaki Museum

Address: Koumbari 1 & Vas. Sofias Avenue.

Ongoing exhibitions

”Apnea”

George Nounesis directs us to “the world of silence in the water” through photography. The beauty of naked bodies and water are the essential elements of his work.

“Water, the ocean . . . it is our most natural environment. We are born naked from the miniature ocean of the mother’s womb . . . and breath-hold diving is a continuance of that”. Jacques Mayol

Start date: ongoing  End date:  8 September

Working hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-10 pm, Sun 8pm-12 midnight

Place: Praxitelous Gallery Address Bartesera, Kolokotroni 25

Entrance: free

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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It’s time to paint the world in colours!

AACA gives free space for young artists who want to exhibit their works of photography or painting.

If you are passion about art and feel it’s time to share your ideas  with others and show your pictures for international community

contact us info.aaca@gmail.com

 

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At the Rooftop Restaurant!

If Your idea of the perfect dinner includes dining al fresco on a terrace overlooking a spectacular view over the Acropolis and Athens historical heart and tasting the gastronomic delights of Italian fine cuisine combined with Greek fresh ingredients, then look no further.

The Rooftop Restaurant at AthenStyle caters to AthenStyle guests and offers a unique experience of comfort food made with fresh only ingredients for those stomachs tired of eating out while travelling. It also caters to a fine local crowd looking for exquisite and innovative taste.

To reserve call 0030 210 3225010 or email info@athenstyle.com
(Average price 5 euro/dish. Wine bottle 12 euro)

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 124

9 August

Jazz Boite live

 The box opens revealing favourite ingredients. Hidden melodies, improvisations, distorted musical arrangements, everything in a jazz atmosphere.

 Start: 21.00. Place: Numismatic Museum

12, Panepistimiou str, Athens.

Entrance: free   

10-11 August

Eros. The song of love. And the nostalgia of Odysseas Elytis echoing at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, with Alkistis Protopsalti and Stefanos Korkolis in a recital for voice and piano dedicated to the Nobel Prize-winning poet.Start: 21.30.Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre, Music

Place: Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre, Palaia Epidaurus, Argolis

Entrance: 10 – 25 euro

On going- September Winter Garden 

On going- September 2

 

JAPANESE MICROPOP 

14 Contemporary Japanese Artists

Drawing, painting, video + workshops (sushi, Japanese tea, Japanese sweets, ikebana), and film screenings

Start: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Thursday: 10:00-20:00
Friday: 10:00-20:00 (July-August: 10:00-18:00 )

Place: Institute of Fine Arts and Music Theocharakis
Sofias & Merlin 1 9

Entrance: 6 €, 3 € (reduced)

8 August- 15 August

All about EveOpen-air Cinema

The Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is the biggest star of Broadway, which has close to forty and his age is starting to show. One night after a performance, a friend of Margo, Karen Richards (Celeste Holm) to recommend, backstage of the theater, a young admirer, the Yves “Eva” Charrington (If Baxter). Eva says that he has attended all performances of Margo that she is an aspiring actress Margo and that the interpretations, gives little joy and hope in troubled and poverty amid life. Every Monday – reduced price!!

Open-air cinema with a view to Acropolis!!

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

Cine- Paris

Darling companion

The story of  the woman who loves her dog more than husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

ACTORS: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest

DIRECTED BY: Lawrence Kasdan

SHOW TIME: 20:45 – 23:10

Address: 22 Str. Kidathinaion Plaka Athens

Entrance: 8 euro

ongoing- September

EcophenomenaThe TAF

TAF (The Art Foundation) is a creative bar with art exhibitions and cinema/theatre/music events. The exhibition attempts to create a platform of actions and exchange of concerns with the current urban life as a starting point, using as vehicle imagination, respect and coexistence.

Place: the Art Foundation. Address 5 normanou str., monastiraki. Entrance:  free                                                      

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- 10 August

ongoing- 10 August

Art – exhibition “Muses/Musai”

Here is a hidden place for Fine Art students with nice tables to drink coffee and rooms to see exhibitions.

Start: daily 6.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.

Place: EPASKT (graduates Association of School of Fine Arts)

Address: 19A Tholoou & Panos, Monastiraki metrostation

Entrance: free  

 

 

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AACA tells you what’s on in Athens, issue 123

2 August

Movies in the Garden

The Association of Greek Archaeologists is offering free open-air film screenings . Every Thursday is English-language movies.

 Start: 21.30. Place: Association of Greek Archaeologists (SEA), Ermou 134-136, Athens, Entrance: free   

3-4 August

3-4 August

 

Ancient theatre of Epidaurus

Amphitryon

28 June- September

Epidaurus is a big ancient theatre famous for its exceptional acoustics .

The performance is in Greek but you will enjoy sitting at this magic place.

It’s out of Athens (around two hours by bus) but it’s worth it!

Start: 21.00

Place: Archeological site of “The Asklepion of Epidaurus”

Entrance: 50,40,20, upper tier 13, reduced – 13 euro 

 

Little theatre of Ancient Epidaurus 

Fiona Shaw

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

A two hundred and fourteen year-old poem brought on stage in 2012

(in English)

Start: 21.00

Place: Archeological site of “The Asklepion of Epidaurus”

Entrance: 30,20,  reduced – 10 euro

2 August- 8 August

2 August- 8 August

Open-air Cinema

All about Eve

The Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is the biggest star of Broadway, which has close to forty and his age is starting to show. One night after a performance, a friend of Margo, Karen Richards (Celeste Holm) to recommend, backstage of the theater, a young admirer, the Yves “Eva” Charrington (If Baxter). Eva says that he has attended all performances of Margo that she is an aspiring actress Margo and that the interpretations, gives little joy and hope in troubled and poverty amid life. Every Monday – reduced price!!

Open-air cinema with a view to Acropolis!!

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

 

ongoing- September

ongoing- September

The TAF

Ecophenomena

TAF (The Art Foundation) is a creative bar with art exhibitions and cinema/theatre/music events. The exhibition attempts to create a platform of actions and exchange of concerns with the current urban life as a starting point, using as vehicle imagination, respect and coexistence.

Place: the Art Foundation. Address 5 normanou str., monastiraki. Entrance:  free                                                      

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- 10 August

Art – exhibition “Muses/Musai”

Here is a hidden place for Fine Art students with nice tables to drink coffee and rooms to see exhibitions.

Start: daily 6.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.

Place: EPASKT (graduates Association of School of Fine Arts)

Address: 19A Tholoou & Panos, Monastiraki metrostation

Entrance: free  

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