Acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge presents a 40-meter caravan of shadows extending over eight screens, reminiscent of a medieval danse macabre, every night at 9.30 p.m. through June 30 on the Dionysiou Areopagitou promenade, just a few meters from the Acropolis metro station.
The Greek Festival (www.greekfestival.gr) has invited piano duo Stefanos Nasos and Apostolos Palios and percussionists Marios Nikolaou and Marinos Tranoudakis to present a performance showcasing the winning combination of piano and percussion, at the Olympia Theater on Monday, June 26, starting at 9 p.m.
Spanish filmmaker Victor Erice's 1983 melancholy “El Sur” (The South) will be screened as part of the Athens Open-Air Film Festival on Monday, June 26, in the garden of the Numismatic Museum in the city center.
DJs Lady Kitty Blonde – aka Josephine Ivanova, founder of Athens Swing Cats and collector of rare swing music – and Constantinos Daskagiannis – one of the oldest Lindy Hoppers on the Athens scene – will be providing the music for a big open-air swing party.
The Greek Festival presents the Ergon Ensemble, comprising talented soloists who specialize in the work of contemporary Greek composers, and acclaimed Dutch conductor Kasper De Roo in an evening of works selected around the theme of “Madness” on Saturday, June 24.
On Thursday, July 6, everyone is invited by Friends of Canada to celebrate Canada Day at La Piazza restaurant in Halandri’s Kennedy Square (100 Aghias Paraskevis). The set menu costs 12 euro each and includes some traditional Mediterranean dishes.
From April 21, 1967, the day a military coup overthrew the democratically elected government in Greece, until July 23, 1974, the day the junta fell, the country was ruled by the iron fist of the colonels.
Classical music meets street dance in “Breakin’ Mozart,” a show created by German conductor, pianist and opera director Christoph Hagel and two-time Breakdance World Champions DDC, which had 100 sold-out shows in Berlin before going on tour.
Members of a Greek folk-dancing group perform during the International Folklore Festival in Bautzen, Germany, in this photograph published on Friday. The festival, which ends on Sunday, brings together groups from around the world showcasing their customs and traditions. This is the 12th installment of the biennial festival and it will culminate with a big party. [Filip Singer/EPA]