WHAT'S ON Music Photo: Giorgos Mauropoulos

Pericles Kanaris | Athens | February 22

New York-based Greek-born songwriter-composer Pericles Kanaris performs his new single, “Gia Mia Stigmi” (For Just One Moment), among other works, at Gazarte on Thursday, February 22. 

WHAT'S ON Theater

Penthesilea | Athens | To February 23

Director Pantelis Dentakis has taken up the challenge of working with one of the masterpieces of romantic theater, Heinrich von Kleist's “Penthesilea,” inspired by the mutual passion between the mythical Amazon queen and Achilles at Troy.


The Barber of Seville | Athens | February 20

The Trianon Cinema is hosting a production of Giacomo Rossini's charming “Barber of Seville” that is directed by Jenny Arseni and features singers from various music schools, as well as professionals in the lead roles.


The Power of Music | Athens | February 15-18

The Japanese Embassy in Athens presents “The Power of Music,” a tribute to Japanese cinema consisting of four films which will be screened at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in their original language with Greek and English subtitles. 



Kindergarten teachers feeling downtrodden

A kindergarten teacher gestures angrily at a protest rally in downtown Athens on Tuesday. A few dozen protesters scuffled briefly with police as they tried to force their way into Parliament to meet with Education Minister Costas Gavroglou following fruitless talks with Interior Minister Panos Skourletis. Pre-school educators called a nationwide strike yesterday in protest at pay cuts and staff shortages, but also at education reforms that they feel will undermine the value of their university degrees by ‘demoting’ them from ‘educators’ to ‘carers.’ [Yiannis Panagopoulos/Eurokinissi]