DELPHI BANK 26TH GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
The Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival (GFF) is now on for the 26th year with an exciting program. Due to popular demand dates have been extended in Sydney and Melbourne until this Sunday 27 October; Perth now on until 10 November; and Canberra 29 November-1 December. For session times and to book tickets, visit https://greekfilmfestival.com.au/
GREEK AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY
The Greek Australian Short Film Festival has screen over 120 short films with a Greek connection by local and international artists, and this month is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Hosted at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) on Friday 25 October from 7.30 pm. Tickets $15.00.
CYPRUS HALLOUMI FESTIVAL
The Cyprus Halloumi Festival is back this weekend, Saturday 26 (12 noon-11.00 pm)-Sunday 27 October (11.00 am-8.00 pm) at 495-497 Lygon St, Brunswick East. Sample halloumi from the home of the famous cheese, watch live halloumi making demonstrations, choose from a range of delectable Cypriot cooked foods that will be for sale, and experience cultural music and dance. Entry $10.00, $5.00 pensioners/students, FREE for children under 12.
The Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria is hosting its annual Greek Tavern Night this Saturday 26 October at Nornmanby House (22 Normanby Ave, Thornbury) from 6.30 pm. The event features live music, a three-course meal and special performance from the Association’s dance group. Tickets $70 adults, $40 children (12 and under). To book, visit https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=527945&
RUSTIC DINNERS COOKING CLASS SERIES: GREEK LAMB BAKE
Learn to prepare the perfect Greek Lamb Bake, followed by a quick Strawberry and Chocolate Honeycomb Ice-Cream at The Seasonal Kitchen (436-438 High St, Prahran) on Tuesday 29 October at 6.45 pm.
OAKLEIGH GLENDI FESTIVAL
The Oakleigh Glendi Festival returns to Warrawee Park next month, and expecting to attract over 15,000 visitors. A celebration of cultural diversity with an emphasis on music, performance and food, the event takes place on Saturday 2 November (12 noon-10.00 pm) and Sunday 3 November (12 noon-7.00 pm). For more information, visit http://www.oakleighglendi.com.au/
HALKINI PANTHAISIA GREEK BRASS BAND PARTY
Halkini Panthaisia will be performing in Melbourne on Sunday 3 November as part of their second tour Down Under. The brass-band will play traditional folk tunes popular in Northern Greece and the Balkans at Open Studio (204 High St, Northcote) from 8.00-11.00 pm. They will be joined by guest vocalist Hari Halamoutis. Entry $10.00, pay at event.
LA TROBE: POST-60’S GREEK AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ACTIVISM
La Trobe University’s Greek Studies and the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora in conjunction with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria present a lecture on Post-60s Greek Australian Youth Activism. Taking place on Wednesday 6 November from 7.00-8.00 pm, it will be presented by Dr Toula Nicolacopoulos and Dr George Vassilacopoulos. Free to attend.
KAZANTZIDIS – A LIVE TRIBUTE
Rebetika in Melbourne are putting on a tribute concert in honour of the iconic Stelios Kazantzidis, who was considered the voice of the Greek diaspora. Taking place on Saturday 16 November at the Caravan Music Club (1 Victor Rd, East Bentleigh) from 8.00-11.00 pm. For more information and to book, visit https://www.caravanmusic.com.au/gigs/stelios-kazantizidis-a-live-tribute/
THE DUTCH REBETI
Rebetika in Melbourne are hosting a night of earlier repertoire pre-war Rebetika at the Post Office Hotel (229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg) on Thursday 14 November from 7.30-10.30 pm. To book call (03) 9386 5300 or email email@example.com
GREEK IDENTITY THROUGHOUT HISTORY
St Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (180 Coward St, Mascot) is hosting ‘Greek Identity Throughout History’ on Friday 1 November, featuring prominent scholarly experts, who will talk about the consistency and evolution of Greek identity from ancient times to today. They include Dr Sonia Pertsinides (ANU), Dr Gil Davis (MQ), Mr Konstantinos Kalymnios, and Dr Patricia Koromvokis (MQ). On from 7.00-9.00 pm. Free to attend.
PANOS KIAMOS CONCERT
Panos Kiamos supported by Malou will be performing live on Saturday 2 November at the Bellevue Venue (2-10 Restwell St, Bankstown (entry via Lopez Lane)). Tickets $140.00 (includes cheese platter). To book, visit http://greekentertainment.com.au or call 0400 331 111 for more information.
GREEK STREET FAIR BURWOOD
The Greek Street Fair Burwood is back next month, celebrating all things Greek. Hosted on Burleigh Street in Burwood on Sunday 10 November from 11.00 am-4.00 pm. Free to attend.
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