PANEPIROTIC UNION DANCE
The Penepirotic Union of Melbourne & Victoria is hosting its annual dance this weekend.
When: Saturday 22 February
Where: EEAMA Receptions (1C Bell St, Preston VIC)
Cost: $90 Adults, $55 Children (under 12)
To book: Call 0412 362 548
The Greek Community of Moorabin and Districts is hosting its annual Greek Carnival this weekend! A perfect day for the whole family, it promises to be a Sunday full of music, dance, delicious food, activities and an overall good time. In true carnival spirit, it will be a colourful and lively day with clowns, a jumping castle and even an animal far. DJ Chris will be on the decks, and the Manasis Dance Group will impress with their routines.
When: Sunday 23 February from 11.00 am until late
Where: 57 Madden Rd, Heatherton VIC
Cost: Free entry
For more information: Call Yiannis Mantas on 0413 488 401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LONSDALE STREET GREEK FESTIVAL
The Lonsdale St Greek Festival returns for the 33rd year, bringing Melbourne’s biggest Greek street party to the CBD. There will be plenty of stalls set up, food to try, drinks to be had and hours of entertainment across three stages. Headlining the free Saturday night concert will be Yiota Negka, while Sifis Tsourdalakis, one of Melbourne’s most gifted Greek exports, will close the event.
When: Saturday 29 February (11.00 am)-Sunday 1 March (12.00 pm)
Where: Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC
Cost: Free to attend
HELLENIC COMMUNITY OF WA & ST ANDREW’S GRAMMAR FIRE APPEAL
It’s time to come together with open hearts to raise as much money as possible for the victims of the Australian bushfires. The Hellenic Community of WA is doing its part by joining forces with St Andrew’s Grammar to host a fire appeal. Attendees will be treated to mezze and a souvla dinner with entertainment by DJs Mihali K and Socrates, dance group performances and more to be announced. One hundred per cent of ticket and raffle proceeds will go directly to families affected by the devastating fires.
When: Sunday 1 March at 6.00 pm
Where: Palassis Courtyard, St Andrew’s Grammar (2 Hellenic Drive, Dianella WA)
Tickets: $30 Adults, Free for those aged 16 and under
To book: Visit St Andrew’s Grammar Reception or call (08) 9376 5800. Tickets also available at the door of the event.
‘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)
OPA GREEK NIGHT
Dimples is hosting a Greek night with all your favourite modern and traditional Greek hits mixed with the best party tunes.
When: Saturday 22 February at 9.00 pm-3.00 am
Where: Dimples (100 Fletcher St, Essendon)
‘A BRUSH WITH THE BLUES’ EXHIBITION
An exhibition of paintings and sculptures based on Greek Blues by Efrossini Chaniotis.
When: Opening Sunday 23 February from 2.00-6.00 pm; on show until 26 April
Where: Argo Restaurant Gallery (320 Queen’s Parade, Fitzroy North)
PANIGYRI TOY TAVROY GREEK FESTIVAL
Politistikos Sylogos Agia Paraskevi Lesvou ‘O ΤΑΞΙΑΡΧΗΣ’ is hosting Paniyiri Tou Tavrou, with plenty of food and entertainment for the whole family.
When: Sunday 23 February at 9.00 am
Where: 26 Waldheim Rd, Bayswater
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 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)
HELLENIC MUSEUM SUMMER CINEMA
Summer Cinema is back at the Hellenic Museum this summer with a great new line-up of movies.
When: 1-29 February
Where: Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne)
From Vamvakaris to Tsitsanis and everything in between, O Periklis welcomes all to join in a night of music, dance, bouzouki and mezedes. Music by Meltemi Band, Byron Triantafillidis, Nick Koutsaliotis and George El-Azar.
When: Saturday 7 March from 7.30 pm-1.00 am
Where: 19-21 Ferguson St, Abbotsford
LIVE GREEK MUSIC
Mediterranean Greek Tavern is hosting a special evening over the Labour Day long weekend with live Greek music.
When: Sunday 8 March at 6.00-11.30 pm
Where: 511 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick
GREEK MIGRANT REUNION PICNIC
Greek migrants who arrived at any seaport in Australia – and their descendants, families and friends – are welcome to attend a reunion picnic over the Labour Day long weekend. BYO everything. Displaying a name tag will make it easier to meet up with your fellow passengers.
When: Monday 9 March at 11.00 am-3.00 pm
Where: Princes Pier, Port Melbourne
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 until 25 March at 11.00 am
Where: Richmond Library (415 Church St, Richmond)
ADULTS IN THE ROOM WITH Q&A BY YANIS VAROUFAKIS
Film screening of Adults in the Room (2019), a French-Greek production by director Costa-Gavras, based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis, who will be present to take part in a Q&A.
When: Friday 28 February at 6.30-9.30 pm
Where: Event Cinemas (505-525 George St, Sydney)
38TH GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY
The Greek Festival of Sydney returns to Darling Harbour this month. Yiota Negka will perform live at Tumbalong Park on Sunday night.
When: 29 February (3.00-10.00 pm)-1 March (10.00 am-10.00 pm)
Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney
SYDNEY GREEK JAM (ALLA BOITE)
Catch two of Sydney’s latest collaborations on the Greek music scene: Sourta Ferta from Athens, Crete and Lesvos, specialising in entechno/laiko/elafrolaiko and Banda Politika presenting Greek traditional folk tunes from the regions of Constantinople, Smyrne and the Erythrea Peninsula.
When: Thursday 5 March from 7.00-11.30 pm
Where: La Boite Performance Space (837 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill)
Learn to prepare a traditional three course Greek feast including both sweet and savoury recipes.
When: Thursday 5 March from 6.00-9.00 pm
Where: St George & Sutherland Community College (127-129 Sutherland Rd, Jannali)
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)