ST SPYRIDON FEAST DAY
Ahead of the feast day of St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Makarios will be visiting the church community this month to share in the celebration. He will take part in a special liturgy, and also give a speech following the morning service. Another liturgy will take place in the evening. On the actual feast day, an evening service will take place, followed by a a celebration, featuring music and dance performances by group Pegasus.
When: Wednesday 12 (7.00 am) & Thursday 13 December (7.30 pm)
Where: St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church (40 Bevan Ave, Clayton, VIC)
‘REJOICE’ ICONOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Uriel’s Workshop, founded by Eirene Stamatogiannis, has organised ‘Rejoice’, an iconography exhibition now showing at the Darebin Arts Centre. It features egg tempera works by some of the best master iconographers Melbourne has to offer, alongside master water gilders, wood carvers and jewellers. Traditional icons are on show, alongside Byzantine-inspired artworks, matted prints and limited edition prints. The exhibition uncovers hidden talents and supports the resurgence of iconography.
When: Now on until 20 December, opening on 5 December at 6.00-8.00 pm
Where: Darebin Arts Centre (Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston, VIC)
LEMNIAN CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY
The Lemnian Community of Victoria is hosting a fun Christmas Family Day this month. There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family including an animal pet farm, face painting, balloon twisting and pony rides! There is free entry for all, with food and drinks sold separately. Children up to the age of 12 are eligible to receive a gift on the day. To register their name, contact Penny on 0419 363 803 by 8 December.
When: Sunday 15 December at 12 noon-4.00 pm
Where: Lemnian Community of Victoria (906 Springvale Rd, Braeside)
ANTI-REPRESSION ASSEMBLY FUNDRAISER
In solidarity with the Anti-Repression Assembly fighting corporate and state violence
in Exarchia and across Athens, with artists including Koraly Dimitriadis and The Bandidas.
When: Thursday 5 December at 8.00 pm-12.30 am
Where: Cafe Gummo (711 High St, Thornbury)
REBETIKA AT HOUSE OF PAN
Wayne Simmons and Con Kalamaras performing older style of Rebetika from 1920-1950.
When: Saturday 7 December at 8.30-11.30 pm
Where: House of Pan (121A Church St, Brighton)
GREEK COOKING CLASS
Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey will teach you how to create a generous spread of food
and about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.
When: Saturday 7 December
Where: Two Kings Cafe (353 Centre Rd, Bentleigh)
REBETIKA AT SEAGULLS
Every Monday night enjoy rebetika in Frankston.
When: Monday 9 December at 6.30-9.00 pm
Where: Seagulls Greek Tavern (491 Nepean Hwy, Frankston)
ΕXΩ 2019 GREEK PARTY ON HIGH
OPEN JAM ‘Καφενειο’ presents a closing party for 2019 with a stellar line up of musicians.
When: Friday 13 December at 8.30 pm-1.00 am
Where: Open Studio (204 High St, Northcote)
WENDY RULE’S PERSEPHONE LAUNCH
Wendy returns to Australia, bringing an intimate version of her critically acclaimed show to Sydney.
When: Friday 13 December at 8.00-11.00 pm
Where: The Sound Lounge at The Seymour, University of Sydney
(Centre City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale)
FESTIVE GREEK COOKING CLASS
Add to your festive table this year by learning to make traditional specialities from Niki’s
When: Saturday 14 December at 11.00 am-1.30 pm
Where: The Neff Market Kitchen (Stall 90, Cecil St, South Melbourne)
AKRITES CHRISTMAS PARTY
Akrites Australia (Ακρίτες Του Πόντου) are hosting a Christmas party with music
from across Greece, including live Pontian and Cretan music.
When: Saturday 14 December at 7.00 pm
Where: Panepirotic Union of Melbourne and Victoria (19-21 Ferguson St, Abbotsford)
Comedian Cypriot Smurf aka Souvlakis will be in Melbourne for one show only next month.
When: Sunday 15 December at 3.00 pm
Where: Cyprus Community Centre (495 Lygon St, East Brunswick)
SUNDAY LUNCHTIME GREEK MUSIC
MGT entertainment presents live Greek music with Spiros on bouzouki and vocals.
When: Sunday 15 December at 12.30-5.30 pm
Where: Mediterranean Greek Tavern (511 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick)
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)
FLASHBACK SUMMER SESSIONS
Enjoy all the best Greek hits from the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s.
When: Saturday 7 December at 9.30 pm-3.00 am
Where: Rocksia Hotel (299 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe)
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
GREEK DANCE NIGHT
Enjoy the last St George night for 2019, featuring performers Tina Kokkalis and Steven Flevaras.
When: Sunday 8 December at 7.00-11.00 pm
Where: St George Leagues (124 Princes Hwy, Kogarah)
Comedian Cypriot Smurf aka Souvlakis will be in Sydney for one show only next month.
When: Saturday 21 December at 7.00-11.00 pm
Where: Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58-76 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore)
IRENE VACONDIOS: GREEK BOHEMNIAN BOUZOUKI VIBES
Accordion are ending 2019 with Greek Bohemian Bouzouki Vibes.
Where: Camelot Lounge (19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville)
When: Sunday 22 December at 7.00-11.00 pm
GREEK DATING & SINGLES PARTY
Function for those of Greek or Cypriot background who want to meet men and women that share
common morals, traditions and cultural backgrounds.
When: Thursday 12 December at 7.30-9.30 pm
Where: The Havelock Hotel (162 Hutt St, Adelaide)
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