Famous Duets | Aegina | August 23

Soprano Maria Mitsopoulou and tenor Dimitris Paksoglou will perform popular opera duets in the courtyard of the Sotiros Church at the Capodistrian Orphanage on Aegina on Wednesday, August 23.


Jour de fete | Athens | August 25

In Jacques Tati's classic 1949 comedy “Jour de fete” (The Big Day), a mailman in a French village draws inspiration from American films to upgrade his services so he'll no longer be the laughing stock of the community.


Black Lips | Athens | August 24

Atlanta, Georgia-based garage-rock act Black Lips is coming to Athens's Gagarin 205 venue on Thursday, August 24, with tracks from its new album – “Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?” – as well as older hits that underscore the act's dirty, rock 'n' roll vibe.


Folk Dance Festival | Skopelos | August 26-28

The fifth annual Diamantis Palaiologos Folklore Dance Festival, put together by the Plegma nonprofit organization, is all set to go on the island of Skopelos, featuring traditional dances from all over Greece, as well as Nepal, Italy and Spain.

WHAT'S ON Theater

Lysistrata | On Tour | To September 12

Prolific actor and funnyman Yiannis Bezos directs and performs in a touring production of Aristophanes' comedy “Lysistrata” – in which the women of Greece seize power by refusing their men any bedtime fun until they put an end to the deadly Peloponnesian War. The cast features Petros Filippidis, Vladimiros Kyriakidis and Natalia Tsaliki, while the original score is by upbeat genre-mixing singer-songwriter Kostis Maraveyas.

WHAT'S ON Exhibition

65 Years of Art | Thessaloniki | To October 15

The Exhibition “Art – The Macedonian Art Society: 65 Years of Collections,” at the Teloglion Foundation on the grounds of Thessaloniki's Aristotle University, pays tribute to the historic cultural association by presenting some 400 paintings and engravings from its collection.

WHAT'S ON Visual Arts

Stray Art Festival | Syros | September 22-24

The waterfront of Ermoupoli on Syros, from the harbor to the old shipyards and Karnagio, will be taking part in the island's first ever festival dedicated to street art and works representing life on the road from Friday, September 22 until Sunday, September 24. 


Peter Pan | Porto Rafti | August 21

The Thessaloniki-based Theatro tou Vorra company is touring the country with its musical production of “Peter Pan,” based on the little boy who wouldn't grow up and his adventures in Neverland. 


Ziria Festival | Ziria | August 24-26

The Ziria Music Festival returns to the village of Trikala in Corinthia on the last weekend of August. Void Droid, Puta Volcano, Planet of Zeus and Molimo are just a few of the dozens of music acts, from Thrace to Crete and as far away as Africa, slated to perform at the festival's ninth outing on the slopes of Mount Ziria (Killini).



Afghan migrants stage protest in Athens

Police officers stand guard at the entrance of the Interior Ministry offices in Athens Tuesday as Afghan migrants stage a protest demanding rights as refugees fleeing war. Unlike most Syrians, Afghans are no longer guaranteed asylum. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]