41ST DELPHI BANK SEMAPHORE GREEK FESTIVAL
Adelaide’s two-day festival celebrating all things Greek is back for 2020. The iconic Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Festival will once again be run by over 300 volunteers for the 41st year, who are expecting to welcome over 35,000 people with their famous Greek hospitality. Testament to this was the event being named Community Event of the Year in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council 2019 Australia Day Awards. The organisation of this year’s festival has truly shown the volunteers’ commitment, as they have persevered to put on an event that will celebrate the community’s history and collective memory after the recently built emblematic church was ruined by a devastating fire on 6 December, 2019. A family friendly event, there will be plenty for food, activities and entertainment for the whole family.
When: 18-19 January from 11.00 am
Where: Semaphore Beach Foreshore
For more information and to see the program, visit: http://semaphoregreekfestival.com.au/
AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATION
The Federation of Greek Elderly Citizen Clubs of Melbourne and Victoria is hosting its annual Australia Day picnic. Everyone is invited to go along and take part in the celebrations. The atmosphere is sure to be abuzz with music, dancing and drinking, along with plenty of surprises from Greece in store! Intrigued? You’ll have to go along to find out.
When: Sunday 19 January, all day
Where: Rye Beach, VIC
For more information, call (03) 9380 1603 or 0400 858 954
GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER
A Greek night with all proceeds going to fire victims.
When: Friday 17 December at 9.00 pm
Where: Chasers Venue (386 Chapel St, South Yarra)
For more information, call 0414 338 009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN JAM KAFENEIO
Delyrium will perform Greek traditional music with a twist. Supported by newcomer, hip-hop artist 2K from H Division who will bring the latest in Greek Rap/Trap.
When: Saturday 18 January from 8.30 pm-1.00 am
Where: Open Studio (204 High St, Northote)
PRE MIDSUMMA GREEK TAVERN NIGHT
Greek and Gay Support Network is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a traditional Greek banquet, live music and lots of dancing.
When: Saturday 18 January at 7.00 pm-2.00 am
Where: Aegean Greek Restaurant (19 Brunswick St, Fitzroy)
MUSICAL MAYHEM – KIDS WORKSHOP
Take part in the ancient Dromena ritual to celebrate the summertime rebirth of the earth after its winter hibernation
When: Saturday 18 January from 1.00-2.45 pm
Where: The Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne)
GREEK TAVERN NIGHT
Enjoy live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean cuisine.
When: Saturday 18 January
Where: The Aegean (19 Brunswick St, Fitzroy)
GREEK COOKING CLASS
Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey for a Greek cooking class to create a generous spread of food and learn about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.
When: Saturday 1 February
Where: Two Kings Cafe (353 Centre Rd, Bentleigh)
Step into the personal world of the artist with Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop’s summer exhibition, ‘Wonderment’, including artist Soula Mantalvanos.
When: Now on until 24 February
Where: Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (81 Hesse St, Queenscliff)
Ethos catering is launching ‘Ethos Fridays’, a Mediterranean evening of sumptuous food, drink and live music by Paskalia.
When: Friday 17 January at 7.00 pm
Where: Project Forty Nine (107 Cambridge St, Collingwood)
GREEK ORTHODOX YOUTH CONFERENCE
Youth conference by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, exploring the topic: ‘How do we navigate our way in a diverse world?’
When: Saturday 25 January from 8.30 am-5.00 pm
Where: Oakleigh Grammar (81 Willesden Rd, Oakleigh)
HELLENIC MUSEUM SUMMER CINEMA
Mark it in your calendars, Summer Cinema is returning to the Hellenic Museum this summer with a great new line-up of movies.
When: 1-29 February
Where: Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne)
CATS AND THE CANARY PLAYING FILM CLASSICS
A special show focusing on songs from old Greek movies – with a modern twist.
When: Sunday 9 February at 7.30-10.30 pm
Where: The Toff In Town (Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne)
The Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne and Victoria is hosting its annual Ouzo Festival next month.
When: Sunday 16 February at 11.00 am-6.00 pm
Where: 26 Waldheim Rd, Bayswater
THE GREECE & CRETE CAMPAIGN OF 1941
Learn about the Greece and Crete campaign – one of the seldom mentioned failures of the Second World War.
When: Thursday 23 January at 10.00 am-1.00 pm
Where: WEA Sydney (72 Bathurst St, Sydney)
GREEK ISLAND PARADISE U18S
Papas Productions presents their 3rd instalment of under 18’s festivals, with a new Greek Summer experience.
When: Thursday 23 January from 6.30-11.30 pm
Where: St Euphemia Hall (6/12 East Terrace, Bankstown)
AUSTRALIA DAY GREEK NIGHT
KEFI Entertainment and Goes Greek Events are back at The Walkers Arms this Summer celebrating Australia Day.
When: Sunday 26 January at 9.00 pm
Where: Walkers Arms Hotel (36 North East Rd, Walkerville)
An exhibition that uncovers the stories of Greek migrants who established cafes and milk bars in the early 20th century.
When: On now until 15 March
Where: State Library of Queensland (Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4, Stanley Place, Brisbane)
NEW TESTAMENT GREEK SUMMER SCHOOL
An intensive course in the koine Greek run by Dr David Daintree. Some prior knowledge of Greek is desirable but not necessary.
When: 20-24 January from 8.30 am-3.30 pm
Where: Jane Franklin Hall (6 Elboden St, South Hobart)