CULTURE

Celts, Ithaca and cocktails

Today at 6.30 p.m. on the sixth floor of Eleftheroudakis’s main branch, Connie Burke presents «Venturing in Ireland: Quest for the Modern Celtic Soul,» published by Travelers’ Tales Inc, which she co-edited with Barbara J. Euser. (Eleftheroudakis, 17 Panepistimiou, tel 210.325.8440.) The Kifissia branch of Eleftheroudakis has an event for children this Saturday at noon, Roula Sfakianopoulou will present her book, «To xypnyma ton koukon» (The Awakening of the Cuckoos), published by Taxideftis. (Eleftheroudakis, 268 Kifissias, tel 210.623.6677.) ‘Odysseus Unbound’ «Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca,» by Robert Bittlestone with James Diggle and John Underhill, uses literary, geological and archaeological clues to solve a old enigma. Meet Bittlestone and Diggle tomorrow at the Benaki Museum where they, together with Koryialeniou Library of Argostoli director Ilias Toumasatos, will launch the Greek edition of their book, published by Polytropos. A reception will follow the presentation. (Benaki Museum, 1 Koumbari, Kolonaki, 7 p.m.) Art of enjoyment Master barman Fotis Krikzonis and Kastaniotis Publications present «I techni tou kokteil: I techni tis apolafsis» (The Art of Cocktails: The Art of Enjoyment) at Restaurant 17 on Monday, March 17. Parliamentarians Theodoros Pangalos and Zetta Makri and actor Yiannis Mortzos will help make the evening sparkle. (Restaurant 17, 17 Academias & 2 Lykavittou, tel 210.364.7049.)