JazZoo | Athens | April 30

The JazZoo concert series, created by venue owner Spyros Lefkofridis and jazz musician Alekos Vredos, is coming to the Zoo Music Club for an all-day event on Sunday, April 30.


Xaxakes | Athens | April 29

Local act Xaxakes, led by frontman Yiannis Nastas, has stood out for its playful blend of new wave and pop since first emerging on the Greek music scene in the 1990s.


The Sonics | Athens | April 29

The iconic Washington-based band that helped shape garage rock and punk worldwide, The Sonics, is coming to Athens for a single show at Gagarin 205 on Saturday, April 29.

WHAT'S ON Theater Photo: Pierre Borasci

Hearing | Athens | April 28-30

Five years after presenting “Amid the Clouds,” award-winning Iranian director and dramatist Amir Reza Koohestani returns to the Onassis Cultural Center with a “devastatingly pared-down work that explores the Kafkaesque reality of life” in his homeland.

WHAT'S ON Visual Arts

Maria Lassnig | Athens | To July 16

The Austrian Embassy and the City of Athens present an exhibition of works by Maria Lassnig (1919-2014), which is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and comprises the last show he was able to put together with the influential Austrian artist before she died.


The Allergies | Athens | April 27

Initiated in old-school hip-hop and rap, Bristol-based DJ act The Allergies have expanded the genres to more contemporary sounds with a vintage feel, creating a blend with funk, soul, disco and breakbeat elements.


Athens Video Dance Project | Athens | April 27-30

The Athens Video Dance Project (AVDP) returns for a seventh year at the capital's School of Fine Arts, with participants from 35 countries presenting dance films and documentaries, as well as live performances, workshops, installations, photography exhibitions and much, much more, from April 27 to 30.



Artist takes over Syntagma Square for documenta 14

Artist Maria Fragoudaki staged a performance titled ‘BedSheets: The Duality of Freedom’ as part of the documenta 14 art exhibition, at Athens's Syntagma Square on Thursday night. The international contemporary art exhibition that this year is taking place in both Athens and Kassel, Germany, opened in Athens on April 8 and is spread out over more than 40 different galleries, museums, squares, cinemas, university campuses and libraries across the city, with more than 160 artists displaying their work. [Simela Pantzartzi/EPA]