WHAT'S ON Exhibition

William Kentridge | Athens | To June 30

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.


Piano Duo | Athens | June 26

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.


El Sur | Athens | June 26

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.


Swing on Ermou | Athens | June 25

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.


Ergon Ensemble | Athens | June 24

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. 

WHAT'S ON Special Event

Canada Day Celebration | Athens | July 6

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.


Alkinoos Ioannidis | Athens | July 3

Greek singer-songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis, known for his emotive renditions of Greek folk classics, has cast his nets wide to enrich his repertory with music from different parts of the world.



Greek folk dancers showcase customs in Germany

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]