PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL
Celebrate all things Greek at Paniyiri Greek Festival, Brisbane’s biggest Greek celebration, jam-packed with Zorba dancing, honey puff eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, markets stalls, rides, sideshow alley, fireworks and lots of delicious Greek food.
When: 22 – 23 May
Where: 91 Cordelia St, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Info: Paniyiri Facebook page
GREEK LEGENDS TRIBUTE
Celebrating 200 years of Greek Independence, the cream of Greek/Australian singers, dancers and musicians are coming together to pay tribute to the Greek musical icons of the past hundred years. The music of Mikis Theodorakis, Marinella, Kazandzidis, Dalaras, Alexiou and more are bought to life in a concert of epic proportions.
When: 26 March, 8:00pm
Where: Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown, NSW, 2042
Bookings & Info: Tickets start at $69 via Ticketek
FASHIONS BY NIGHT DINNER DANCE
The Greek Young Matrons Association are hosting a dinner dance in aid of the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Join them for a fun night of Fashion by Catherine Colubriale Couture, Jewellery by Levendi, dinner and dancing.
When: 26 March, 6:30pm
Where: Doltone House, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, NSW, 2009
Bookings: $175pp, via TryBooking
Info: Visit the association’s website
PAINTINGS AND PRESENTATION: GUIDED BY THE EYES OF GENERAL MAKRIYANNIS
The Athenian Association of NSW Inc in collaboration with the Greek Community of NSW under the auspices of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia have pleasure in presenting Dr Vassilios Adrachtas deliver his presentation on the memoirs of General Yannis Makriyannis along with paintings by artist Panagiotis Zografos.
When: 6 April – 11 April
Where: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington, NSW, 2021
Info: The Athenian Association Facebook page
The City of Moreland is hosting a forum presentation, titled Beneath the Fig Leaves: A memoir of food, family and Greece. This will be presented by Greek- Australian author Olympia Panagiotopoulos.
When: 25 March, 7:45pm
Where: Brunswick Library, Sydney Rd & Dawson St, Brunswick, 3056, VIC
Info: Contact Rita Hardy on 0412 609 933 or on 8311 4111
COMMEMMORATING 200 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE
As with other years the Hellenic RSL will hold a special Commemoration on the actual day, Thursday 25th March, beginning at Agios Eustathios at 9:30am, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at 12:00pm and wreath laying at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance at 1:00pm. It is expected that a large number of Greek and Australian organisations will participate in the wreath laying ceremonies.
When: 25 March, 2021
Where: Australian Hellenic Memorial & Shrine of Remembrance
2021 NGV ART BOOK FAIR LAUNCES LINOU PRESS
LINOU PRESS will launch its publishing house during a street activation in Hosier Lane. The publisher will pay
homage to his late brother and paint a ‘mash-up of artwork on the laneway wall from the book Jack Linou: The Art of An Outsider and will also launch, Polis Politic: Streets of Guerilla Art.
When: 26 & 27 March
Where: National Gallery of Victoria & Hosier Lane
Info: NGV website
FROM REVOLT, TO REVOLUTION: THE CREATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GREECE
Join Dr Con Allimonos at the Hellenic Museum for a series of illuminating lectures on the events leading up to, during and after the Greek War of Independence. The first in the Revolt & Revloution Lecture series outlines the events, prompted by the ‘Revolution of 1821′, that led to the creation of the Kingdom of Greece in 1830.
When: 27 March, 11:00am
Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, 280 William St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Bookings & Info: Hellenic Museum website
COMMEMORATION OF THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
The Greek Community of Melbourne Victoria commemorates the 200 years of Greek independence and the Feast Day of the Holy Church of the ‘Annunciation of our Lady. The event will feature the singing of the national anthems, VIP speeches, and a small dramatic re-telling of the taking of the Revolutionary Oath by Ypsilantis and his sacred band.
When: 28 March, 9:00am
Where: Evagelismos Church, 168 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002 & streamed online
Info: Email email@example.com or call 9662 2722
REBETIKA TUESDAYS AT SEAGULLS FRANKSTON
In a COVID-safe environment Rebetika returns at Seagulls Greek Taverna – every Tuesday night. Bookings are absolutely essential. You can look forward to hearing music from the early 1920’s to 1940’s, acoustic and intimate. Limited seating so booking ahead is essential.
When: Every Tuesday, 6:00pm
Where: Seagulls Greek Taverna, 491 Nepean Highway, Frankston, 3199, VIC
Bookings: Call (03) 9783 7555
Info: Visit the Facebook event page
DAREBIN WEEKLY DANCE GROUP
The Hellenic Community of Northcote, Darebin and surroundings have resumed traditional dancing after a pause of many months. The dance group consists of men and women, of all ages and nationalities. Everyone is welcome
When: Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Hall, 18A Bent St, Northcote
WEDNESDAY REBETIKA AT TRIAKOSIA
Wednesday live Rebetika have returned to Triakosia, with Wayne Simmons and Con Kalamaras playing a unique repertoire of pre and post-war music live at the restaurant in Clifton Hill. Bookings are a must as places will fill up quick.
When: Every Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: Triakosia Athenian Bar & Grill, 300 Queens Prd, Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068
Bookings: Call (03) 9482 4931
Info: Visit the Facebook event page
1821-2021 BICENTENNIAL GREEK INDEPENDENCE
On the 28th of March 2021, the Greek Community of Tasmania in association with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia will be commemorating 200 years of Hellenic Independence. Tasmania is proud to be a part of the National Committee for this important landmark and several events celebrating our history and culture are being planned for March 2021.
When: 28 March
Where: Hellenic House Convention Centre, 69 Federal St, North Hobart, TAS, 7000
Info: Facebook page
CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF GREEK REVOLUTION
To acknowledge the 200 years of Greek Revolution the Parliamentary Library of South Australia is hosting a display of items generously provided by the Greek Museum of Adelaide Inc.
When: Running until 15 April
Where: South Australian Parliamentary Library
Info: Call Greek Museum of Adelaide President Chrysoula Melissinakis on 0457 456 449
21 THESSALIAN FIGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION
Join a lesson in Greek history, meeting 21 Thessalian heroes and fighters of the revolutionary years who rose up, some with chariots and others with pens, to liberate their beloved homeland.
When: 4 April, 3:00am
Where: Online via Zoom
Info: Facebook page
THE EVZONES COLLECTION EXHIBITION
This photo exhibition is taking place as part of the events of the National Committee for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, under the auspices of Archbishop Makarios. The collection of photographs are the result of six years of tireless effort made by Nick Bourdaniotis, in Australia and Greece documenting the daily lives of the Evzones.
Melbourne: Friday 26 March– Sunday 01 April at Oakleigh Grammar School Hall & Government House of Victoria
Adelaide: Thursday 22 April– Sunday 25 April at The Holy Monastery of St Nectarios
Sydney: TBA June at Hellenic Club Sydney, Beta / The Grande Level 2
Brisbane: Friday 30 July – Sunday 1 August The Greek Club WestEnd