ATHENS BY NIGHT
Enjoy a fun night out at the picturesque Beachcomber Cafe and Restaurant. The beach-side venue is hosting a night of delicious food and Greek music this weekend. Featuring George Maliaros and Doukisa Filippou on vocals, George Spirou on bouzouki, Chris Nicolaidis on keyboard, and Stan Fournarakis on bass keyboard.
When: Saturday 23 November at 8.00 pm
Where: Beachcomber Cafe & Restaurant (10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda)
Cost: $80.00 per person, including dinner and show
To book: Call (03) 9593 8233 or 0459 919 997
DEMETRIA SISTER CITIES GLENDI
The Thessaloniki Association ‘The White Tower’ together with the Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria are hosting the 35th anniversary of the Demetria Sister Cities event. A glendi will take place in Preston with delicious food and drinks, and entertainment by band Melvourniotes. The celebrations will continue the following day at the Queen Victoria Market.
When: Saturday 23 November at 7.30 pm & Sunday 24 November at 10.00 am-4.00 pm
Where: EEAMA Receptions (1C Bell Street, Preston); Queen Victoria Market
Tickets: $70.00 Adults, @40.00 Children; Sunday’s event is free
80TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
The Lemnian Community of Victoria is presenting its 80th Anniversary Gala this month. Formed in 1939 by Dimitrios Katakouzinos Blablanis, the community was created so that those like himself who left their island for new beginnings in Australia, could meet up regularly and keep the legacy of their fathers and forefathers alive for their children and future generations – and it has achieved exactly that. In celebration of the milestone, on the night, present members will formally pay tribute to past presidents. Attendees will be entertained by seven-piece band, Melodia, who will be performing live on the night.
When: Saturday 23 November, doors open at 6.00 pm for pre-drinks
Where: San Remo Ballroom (365 Nicholson St, Carlton North)
Tickets: $100 Adult, $60 Child (under 12). Tickets include a 3-course meal, beer, wine and soft drinks.
To book: Call George Giannaros 0402 322 422/ Jim Karabourniotis 0412 540 331/ Angelo Tsaptsalis 0413 770 069/ Penny H. Angelides 0419 363 803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PITA FESTIVAL OF EPIRUS
Go along and enjoy some of the best pites in Melbourne, made from recipes passed down generations, and handmade by local Epirotes. Organised by the Panepirotic Union of Melbourne and Victoria Inc., along with the delicious aromas of pita, the atmosphere will come alive with traditional music by Epirotic Compania and DJ Joe Pappas. As well as celebrating Epirus and its offerings, the event is also a chance for the community organisation to give back, with all monies raised set to be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre – Austin Health.
When: Sunday 24 November from 2.00 pm til late
Where: EEAMA International Reception (1C Bell St, Preston)
Entry: $35.00 Adults, FREE for children under 12
For enquiries and to book: Call Litsa (03) 9417 3652/0419 177 100, Evangelos (03) 9408 7372/0412 362 548, Eleni (03) 9817 3907/0412 992 332 or Christos 0423 963 766
A multi-authored play presented by Outer Urban Projects
and directed by Irine Vela exploring the correlations between
the lived experiences of asylum seekers and performance artists.
When: On now until Sunday 24 November
Where: La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond St, Carlton)
GREEK TAVERN NIGHT
Four-course Greek banquet with live entertainment by Azra
the belly dancer and Greek band Aetos.
When: Friday 22 November at 7.00-11.00 pm
Where: Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar (28 Anderson St, Yarraville)
LIVE AT THE GREEK: AGAPI & FRIENDS
Agapi and Friends return to perform a selection of nostalgic
and much-loved Greek classics.
When: Friday 22 November from 8.30-11.30 pm
Where: The Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne)
ENA HELLENIC NIGHT
Rush, Lugs, Lugs and Vugs is throwing a big Greek night,
with a three-course meal and entertainment.
When: Friday 22 November from 7.30 pm-1.00 am
Where: 23-29 Victoria St, Coburg
ARTEMIS & ORESTIS GREEK JAZZ
Enjoy jazz by two Greek Australian artists, Artemis Ioannides
and Orestis Sofocleous.
When: Saturday 23 November from 7.00-11.00 pm
Where: Grounds of Arcadia (280 William St, Melbourne)
MEAT THE GREEK WINE TASTING & LUNCH
Don’t know your Xinomavro from you Assyrtiko? This is your chance
to find out, with specialist Greek Importer Deja Vu.
When: Saturday 23 November from 12.30-3.30 pm
Where: The Que Club (205-211 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North)
OPA GREEK NIGHT
Enjoy all your favourite modern and traditional Greek hits
mixed with the best party tunes.
When: Saturday 23 November from 9.00 pm-3.00 am
Where: Dimples (100 Fletcher St, Essendon)
LIVE GREEK MUSIC
MGT entertainment presents live Greek music with Spiros on bouzouki
When: Sunday 24 November at 6.00 pm
Where: Mediterranean Greek Tavern (511 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick)
BYZANTINE MUSIC CLASSES
When: Every Monday, next one is on Monday 25 November
at 6.30-7.15 pm (Beginners), 7.30-8.30 pm (Advanced)
Where: St Paul’s Antiochian Orthodox Church
(32-34 Plunkett Rd, Dandenong)
ALPHA OMEGA 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Alpha and Omega Greek Community of Melbourne and
Victoria have organised a Pontian night for its 3rd year
When: Friday 29 November from 6.30 pm-12.30 am
Where: Rigani (251 Sprint St, Reservoir)
BANDIDAS VS. MANDOLINS OF SMYRNA
Two forces of music share the room: team mandolin and team rebetika.
When: Sunday 1 December at 2.30 pm
Where: Open Studio (204 High St, Northcote)
ALPHINGTON GRAMMAR GREEK BAND
Alphington Grammar students Years 2-12 will
perform a variety of Greek genres.
When: Sunday 1 December at 6.00-9.00 pm
Where: Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne)
SYDNEY GREEK JAM
An intimate celebration of the music and joy that has been,
with a focus on rebetika, palia laika and songs from Smyrna.
When: Wednesday 27 November from 7.00-11.00 pm
Where: Loxandra (244 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate)
Enjoy delicious Greek food and dance the night away!
When: Friday 29 November at 07.00 pm
Where: Phoenix (1 Moncur St, Woollahra)
A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL
Rallis School of Greek Dance brings to life A Magical Christmas on the stage.
The dance floor will be open afterwards to dance the night away.
When: Friday 6 December at 7.30-11.30 pm
Where: Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
(20-26 Canterbury Rd, Hurlstone Park)
TROY: FACT OR FICTION?
A lecture by Dr Jennifer Lawless for the series Travellers in Time.
When: Saturday 7 December at 2.00-3.00 pm
Where: Philosophy Room S249, University of Sydney,
The Quadrangle, Camperdown
DELPHI BANK 26TH GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
The Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival (GFF) is heading to Canberra this month, its final destination for 2019. Now on for the 26th year, organisers have curated an exciting program that showcases the best of Greek cinema, including feature films, and documentaries. Not to be missed!
When: 29 November-1 December
For session times and to book tickets, visit https://greekfilmfestival.com.au/
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