WHAT'S ON Museum

Toy Museum Open House | Athens | October 22

The Benaki Museum is unveiling the latest addition to its already sizable family. The Toy Museum is housed in a late 19th century villa on Athens's southern coast that resembles a fairy-tale castle which was donated to the Benaki Museum by Vera Kouloura.

WHAT'S ON On Stage

Robert Lepage | Athens | October 24-27

Canadian multimedia artist Robert Lepage returns to the Onassis Cultural Center with his one-man show “887.” The show explores Lepage's novel life, strange family and difficult youth in what he himself describes as “autofiction.”


Two Strings | Athens | October 22

St Paul's Anglican Church presents “Sounds – Two Strings Combinations,” featuring Eleni Papadopoulou on violin and Isidoros Sideris on the cello, on Sunday, October 22. 


Sofia Sarri | Athens | October 21

Singer-songwriter Sofia Sarri will perform a career-spanning show as a part of the Music Escapades concert series at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Saturday, October 21.


Serge Aime Coulibaly | Athens | October 25-27

Choreographer Serge Aime Coulibaly from Burkina Faso has drawn inspiration from the life and music of the late Nigerian Afrobeat musician and political activist Fela Kuti in a production being presented at the Onassis Cultural Center.


Martino Tirimo | Athens | October 21

Cypriot classical pianist Martino Tirimo will play Claude Debussy's “12 Preludes (Book I),” “Clair de Lune,” “Pour le Piano,” “Estampes” and “L’Isle Joyeuse” at the Athens Concert Hall on Saturday, October 21.


Elektronik Meditation | Athens | October 19

Elektronik Meditation – an audiovisual experimental project by Jannis Anastasakis and Deniz Angelaki – has invited experimental musicians and visual artists from Greece and abroad to participate in an improvised show in Athens – the third such event in as many years.


European Cinema Panorama | Athens | October 19 - November 1

The Panorama of European Cinema turns 30 this year and continues to celebrate the continent's amazing contribution and legacy to the art of film, with tributes to Luchino Visconti and black-and-white cinema among several special events planned along with the main screening schedule.


Souljazz Orchestra | Around Greece | October 19-22

Canadian multicultural collective the Souljazz Orchestra will making four stops in different parts of Greece as part of its ongoing tour to promote its new album, “Under Burning Skies,” with its signature blend of jazz, soul, funk, Afrobeat and tropical styles.



More migrants living in tents on Lesvos amid rising tensions

Migrants are seen at the reception facility near the village of Moria on Lesvos on Friday. Tensions are rising at the facility, which was designed to accommodate 2,000 people but is hosting around 5,500. This escalated into violence earlier in the week but police did not intervene with tear gas as they have done in the past due to the presence of more than 1,000 children at the camp. In a bid to prevent further unrest, police set up barricades between migrants of different ethnic groups. Overcrowding has led authorities to set up tents around the perimeter of the camp. [Stratis Balaksas/ANA-MPA]