COBURG GREEK FESTIVAL
The Presentation of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church in Coburg is celebrating its feast day with a special festival. Hosted annually, it will be a day jam-packed with fun for all the family. There will be an array of delicious food options to try, live music throughout the day with dance performances, as well as entertainment and rides for the kids.
When: Sunday 2 February at 10.00 am-6.00 pm
Where: Coburg Greek Orthodox Church (23-29 Victoria St, Coburg, VIC)
Cost: Free entry
The Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani in Red Hill is hosting its annual Grape Festival this month. The day will start off with a liturgy at the church from 7.30 am until 11.00 am. At 11.30 am the grapes will be blessed and distributed for free among those in attendance. After that dancers from the Manassis School of Dance and Culture will perform. At 2.00 pm, young attendees will have the chance to take part in the grape stomping tradition. A paniyiri will follow, with food including souvlaki and loukoumades on offer, wine produced with local grapes from Red Hill, children’s rides and DJ Chris on the decks.
When: Sunday 9 February from 7.30 am
Where: Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani (135 Arthur Seat Rd, Red Hill)
Cost: Free to attend
Do you enjoy a tipple or two of ouzo? Next month, the Palesviaki Enosis of Melbourne and Victoria is hosting its annual Ouzo Festival in Bayswater. Go along and enjoy a beautiful day in the sun with good company, music, mezedes and plenty of ouzo on offer.
When: Sunday 16 February at 11.00 am-6.00 pm
Where: 26 Waldheim Rd, Bayswater, VIC
Cost: Ticketed, pay at event
The Hellenic Women’s Network Victoria Heliades is hosting a Yarra River Cruise Bushfire Fundraiser next month. The ticket price includes a buffet of cold and warm dishes. The cruise will depart from Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD at 1.00 pm and will return at 4.00 pm. All proceeds will go towards helping those impacted by the devastating bushfires. RSVP by 10 February.
When: Sunday 16 February at 1.00 pm
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: $90.00 per person
To RSVP, call: Niki on 0404 964 155 or Mary 0405 757 731
SIENNA WILD LIVE
Sienna Wild perform the Melbourne leg of their ‘You wouldn’t know’ tour!
When: Friday 31 January at 8.00 pm
Where: The Tote (71 Johnston St (Cnr Johnston and Wellington St), Collingwood)
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)
GREEK TAVERN NIGHT
Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar monthly Greek tavern night returns for 2020, featuring guest musicians Dimitri on Toubeleki and Giorgos on Clarino.
When: Friday 31 January at 7.00-11.00 pm
Where: Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar (28 Anderson St, Yarraville)
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)
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)
HELLENIC MUSEUM BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER
The Hellenic Museum is hosting is a fundraising event, with all funds to be donated to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund and Wildlife Victoria.
When: Thursday 6 February at 6.30-10.30 pm
Where: Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne)
LIVE AT THE GREEK: SIFIS TSOURDALAKIS
Kick off 2020 with one of Melbourne’s great Greek musical exports – Sifis Tsourdalakis, accompanied by Tony Iliou and Paddy Montgomery.
When: Friday 7 February at 8.30–11.30 pm
Where: The Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne)
A Greek island bar night at Venus and Co.
When: Friday 7 February at 7.30 pm-1.00 am
Where: Venus & Co. (183 Victoria Ave, Albert Park)
PONTIAKO PANIYIRI BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER
The Pontian Association of Whittlesea ‘Panagia Soumela’ is hosting a paniyiri to raise funds for the CFA and Wildlife Victoria.
When: Sunday 9 February at 12 noon–11.30 pm
Where: Pontian Association Of Whittlesea ‘Panagia Soumela’ (18 Spring St, Thomastown)
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)
GREEK TAVERN NIGHT VALENTINE’S DAY EDITION
St Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in St Albans is hosting a special Valentine’s Day edition with food, music, and dancing.
When: Friday 14 February at 7.00 pm
Where: St Paraskevi Church Hall (22 Marsden Cres, St Albans)
‘KOPIASTE’: CYPRUS ON A PLATE
My Family’s Food Diary and Greek Cypriot Youth of Melbourne will host a night of traditional Cypriot dishes with an entertaining music program.
When: Saturday 22 February at 6.00 pm
Where: Cyprus Community Centre (100 Forrest St, Ardeer)
GREEK DATING & SINGLES PARTY
Greek singles’ function for people aged 25-35, who come from a Greek or Greek/Cypriot background.
When: Thursday 27 February at 7.30-9.30 pm
Where: Watermark (9/800 Bourke St, Docklands)
FILM SCREENING: VOURATE GEITONOI
Greek Cypriot comedy Vourate Geitonoi written by Giorgos Tsiakkas and directed by Stamos G. Tsamis will screen in Preston next month.
When: Friday 28 February (2.00 pm), Saturday 29 February (4.30 pm), Sunday 1 March (7.30 pm)
Where: Darebin Arts Centre (Cnr Bell St & St Georges Roads, Preston)
GREEK STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS
Enjoy stories, books and songs in the Greek language, as well as crafts and fun activities for children aged 3-5.
When: Every Wednesday from 5 February-25 March at 11.00 am
Where: Richmond Library (415 Church St, Richmond)
Phoenix is hosting its first Greek night for 2020 with Greek food, music, dancing and plate smashing.
When: Friday 31 January at 7.00-10.00 pm
Where: Phoenix (1 Moncur St, Woollahra)
BAR GLYFADA GREEK NIGHT
The first Greek Night of 2020 featuring DJs Krazy Kon and Dimi Gee, and a live band.
When: Friday 31 January at 9.00 pm
Where: Odyssey Bar Restaurant (63 Norton St, Leichhardt)
BYZANTINE MUSIC CONCERT BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER
The Australian Byzantine Choir will perform a concert in aid of the Bushfire Appeal. All donations will be forwarded to the Archdiocese bushfire relief fund.
When: Sunday 2 February at 7.00 pm
Where: St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (203–207 Livingstone Rd, Marrickville)
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: HUMAN FLOW
An encore screening of Human Flow directed by Ai Weiwei that gives a powerful visual expression of mass human migration.
When: Wednesday 12 February at 7.00 pm
Where: Hoyts Broadway (Cnr Greek & Bay Sts, Sydney)
NORWOOD GREEK FESTIVAL
Enjoy traditional Greek hospitality, food, and culture.
When: Saturday 15 February at 7.00 am
Where: Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of Prophet Elias (87 Beulah Rd, Norwood)
MEET ME AT THE PARAGON: THE GREEK CAFE PHENOMENON
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)