‘MALAKAS WITH ATTITUDE’ DINNER + SHOW
Catch George Kapiniaris’ latest comedy show ‘Malakas with Attitude’ at Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar (28 Anderson St, Yarraville) on Friday 23 August at 8.00 pm. The comedian takes a swipe at malakas everywhere! Tickets $95.00 includes show and dinner. To book (essential), call (03) 9943 4233 or visit https://bit.ly/2GLwxGu
GREEK DANCING LESSONS WITH RUSH
RMIT United Society of Hellenes (RUSH) is hosting Greek dancing lessons for people of all ages and backgrounds, taking you from the bare basics to different styles around Greece. On Friday 23 August get an introduction to the dances of the islands. Taking place at RMIT (Building 8, Level 3, Room 10, Wales Cor, Melbourne). Free to attend.
GO GREEK DANCE
The City Of Port Phillip is hosting a Greek dancing session for over 50’s this Saturday 24 August at South Melbourne Community Centre (1 Ferrars Place, South Melbourne). On from 6.30-9.30 pm, Robyn will take attendees on a virtual trip through various places on the islands of Greece and before you know, you’ll be dancing in a circle with easy steps. No experience, a partner or special clothing needed. Just go along and dance! A light supper is included. Tickets on the door (if available) or grab a dance card for $20.00, which will get you access to three dances: Go Greek, The Soul Groove, 50’s and 60’s Dance Blitz, https://bit.ly/2Z9U8uB.
‘BEYOND ATTICA: ART OF MAGNA GRAECIA’
On loan to the Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne) from the Koumantatakis family, ‘Beyond Attica: Art of Magna Graecia’ is an extraordinary collection of vases from Athenian black-figure to later red-figure ware from south Italy. Discover the rich variety of pottery techniques and styles of decoration used in the ancient Greek world. On show now. For more information visit https://www.hellenic.org.au/beyond-attica
COOKING CLASS: GREEK PROVINCIAL FARE
Expand your repertoire and knowledge of Greek cuisine with Niki Louca’s delicious selection of provincial dishes. On Saturday 31 August at The Neff Market Kitchen (Stall 90, Cecil St, South Melbourne) (11.00 am-1.30 pm), Niki will show you how to make prawn saganaki, kalamari krasato, spanakorizo, and to finish, traditional rizogalo. $120 p.p. includes lunch/dinner and a recipe pack. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2XJ9DZK
Catch the Bandidas, Pascal Latra, Kat Stevens and Apollonia Xylouris, playing rebetika on Saturday 31 August at Claypots (213 Barkly St, St Kilda) from 9.00-11.00 pm. Free to attend.
LECTURE | MODERNISM IN THREE DIMENSIONS: PICASSO’S SCULPTURE VIS-A-VIS ANCIENT GREEK & ROMAN ART
Professor Clemente Marconi will present a lecture at The Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne) on Tuesday 3 September, exploring Picasso as a sculptor and his engagement over the years with Greek and Roman art. Despite the artist’s continuous and explicit references to Greek and Roman art in his paintings and graphic work, only a handful of such references can be found in his sculptures. An inescapable conclusion is that it was precisely the artist’s closeness to ancient art that allowed him to drastically subvert tradition and transform sculpture, changing the course of this medium in the 20th and 21st centuries. Cost $20.00 member, $25.00 non-members, drinks and canapes provided. To book (essential), visit https://bit.ly/2KFpMHk. 6.00 pm start.
LIVE AT THE GREEK: THE PHILHELLENES
Live at the Greek is celebrating the life and music of pioneer Panagiotis Toundas with an intimate performance by The Philhellenes. Toundas shaped the musical sound of Greece for decades; not only was he an exceptional composer, he also paved the way for many refugee composers who had settled in mainland Greece. Many of his rebetiko songs were sung by well-known singers, such as Stelios Perpiniadis, Kostas Roukounas, Roza Eskenazi and Rita Abatzi. Catch The Philhellenes on Friday 6 September at The Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) at 8.30 pm. Ticketed event.
Psychedelic Space Rock Revolutionaries NAXATRAS from Greece make their debut in Australia next month, hitting The Bendigo Hotel (Friday 6 September) and Northcote Social Club (Saturday 7 September). A raw blend of spiritual incarnation, soulful Greek jams and hypnotic soundscapes, their extended rhythms pay homage to countless sub-genres including Acid-Folk and 70s Psychedelic/Space Rock. Supporting them on the road is Sydney-based Space Rock quartet COMACOZER. For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2OYU9Of
CHORUS: A CLASSIC GREEK TRAGEDY REWORKED FOR MILLENNIAL AUDIENCE
What is the cost of a woman’s success when it comes at the expense of her family? Agamemnon is about to find out. In this new version of Aeschylus’ classic Greek tragedy, Agamemnon is a pop icon just returned home from her nine-month, round-the-world concert tour. Agamemnon has returned home to take care of unfinished business: dump her former partner Chris, grab her stuff and make off with her new flame, Kass. But Chris has other ideas for their first night together in nine months, hoping for a kind of reconciliation – and at least the chance to process the unresolved grief he holds for the death of their son, Gene less than a year ago. Suddenly memories that Agamemnon has tried so hard to keep buried begin to surface so vividly she could die – and she very well might. This original Australian work is partially told by a lively chorus. On at The Old Fitz (Cathedral St, Woolloomooloo) from 28 August-21 September. Cost from $35.00. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2McDSmJ
This month Phoenix (1 Moncur Street, Woollahra) is hosting a Big Greek Night on Friday 30 August from 7.00 pm. Add a hint of Greek to the end of your week, smash some plates and dance the night away as if you were in the Greek islands. There’ll be delicious Greek food and lively Greek culture! To book a table call (02) 9363 2608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CARLOS HOPONTOPOFUS BIG GREEK COMEDY NIGHT
Do you remember the Wog Rock Cafe in Hamilton in the ’90s? Carlos Hopontopofus became an icon in his outrageous one-man comedy floor show, and now he’s back! Performing at Dixon Park Surf Lifesaving Club (20 Ocean St, Merewether) on Friday 30 August, it’ll be a brilliant night of great comedy, authentic Greek cuisine and dancing to the grooves of DJ Honeypuff. To book, visit https://bit.ly/2XRtlPc
COOKING MODERN GREEK
Learn how to prepare authentic modern Greek food on Sunday 8 September at The Essential Ingredient Sydney (146 Foveaux St, Surry Hills) from 9.30 am-12.30 pm. It’s all about shared plates, eating together and eating seasonally locally grown produce. This hands-on class will celebrate this wonderful culture of eating and expose you to the flavoursome cuisine, with a fresh modern twist. Ricardo Zaratustra will be teaching the class and sharing recipes from his years dedicated to working in Greek restaurants in Australia. For more info and book, visit https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/course/learn.to.cook.greek
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