WHAT'S ON Film food-and-film

Food in Film | To December 9

Six Italian comedies and dramas where food is very much the star – such as “Un americano a Roma” and “Brutti, sporchi e cattivi” – are being screened by the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens on its online platform through December 9.

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Madama Butterfly | November 25

The Greek National Opera, with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is unveiling its online digital service on Wednesday, November 25, with its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”

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SNFCC Live Music | Online

Some of the top concerts to have been hosted by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) are available to view, free of charge, on YouTube at Live Music | SNFCC.

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Byzantine Dialogues | November 24

Baukje van den Berg, an assistant professor of Byzantine studies at the Central European University in Vienna, will be at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for an online lecture as part of its Byzantine Dialogues series.

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Ruhl’s Eurydice | November 22

Acclaimed theater director, translator and artistic director Dimitris Tarlow will be streaming his much-anticipated production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” live from the Poreia Theater on Sunday, December 22, starting at 9 p.m.

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YAG | November 21

The Batsheva Dance Company, which was due to appear at the Athens Concert Hall this autumn, will instead present its first ever production that has been adapted especially for screening on the venue’s online platform (also showing in other parts of the world), for one time only, on Saturday, November 21, starting at 9 p.m.



Humans infect animals at mink farms; mass culls avoided


Coronavirus cases have been spreading fast among workers at mink farms in the province of Western Macedonia, the hub of Greece’s fur industry. Authorities believe it is the humans infecting the mink and not vice versa. So far, both authorities and owners agree that there should be no mass slaughter of animals as happened in Denmark. Last week, however, 2,500 mink were culled in one of the region’s 82 farms, in Kozani. Sample tests show that the majority of animals are infected with the novel coronavirus, though tests among workers at the mink farms last week were encouraging, with a small number of positive results. [Reuters]