TSITSANIS, HATZIDAKIS, XARCHAKOS, THEODROAKIS: SONGS OF LIBERATION BY GREECE’S FOUR GREAT COMPOSERS
The concert presents songs of struggle, liberation, and empowerment by Vassilis Tsitsanis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos and Mikis Theodorakis, featuring international artist Dimitris Basis, a Greek band and a symphony orchestra directed by George Ellis. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 16 April.
When: 4 June, 8:00pm
Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Bookings & Info: QPAC website
ST PARASKEVI FESTIVAL
Following the panegyric Holy Liturgy, the Parish of St Paraskevi Taigum will honour the national anniversary by presenting a talk on the topic of how other countries received the news of the commencement of the Hellenic Revolution.
When: July 26, 7:30pm
Where: St Paraskevi Church, 241 Church Rd, Taigum, QLD, 4018
PHILOSOPHY PLAY: ATARAXIA AND ALGORITHMS
This Philosophy Play comprises three interrelated parts to explore the question: Who’s in Control? Us or Technology? This event includes a talk, a performance and an open discussion.
When: 28 May, 7:00pm
Where: Hellenic Art Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Building 36, Marrickville, NSW, 2204
BICENTENARY OF HELLENIC INDEPENDENCE AND 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF CRETE
The event includes a range of presentations, videos, performances and talks regarding the relationship between the 1821 Revolution and the Battle of Crete (1941).
When: 28 May, 7:30pm
Where: Ashbury Senior Citizens Centre, 64-68 Princess St, Canterbury, NSW, 2193
MARRICKVILLE EIKONS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
As part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2021, Marrickville Library is pleased to present iconic photographs of the Greek community in Marrickville, taken by Emmanuel Angelicas.
When: 1 May – 30 May
Where: Marrickville Library and Pavilion, 313 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2205
Info: Facebook event page
WOMEN OF REBETIKA
Women of Rebetika is a tribute concert to three iconic divas by Australia’s own Rebetissa, Paskalia. Joining her are Paddy Montgomery, Kat Stevens and Christina Bacchiella.
When: 4 June, 6:30pm
Where: The Great Club, 160-164 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204
Bookings & Info: The Great Club website
CRETAN YOUTH TAVERNA NIGHT FUNDRAISER
The Youth Committee of the Cretan Association of Sydney and New South Wales is holding a Taverna Night Fundraiser at the Greek Community Club. Proceeds will go to the youth committee of the association to assist with funding future youth events and purchasing traditional Cretan costumes.
When: 18 June, 6:30pm
Where: Greek Orthodox Community Club, 206 Lakemba Street, Lakemba, NSW, 2195
Bookings & Info: Trybooking
SPEAKER SERIES: ANTHENS UNDER ROMAN RULE
Join Professor Ian Worthington as he talks about Ancient Athens and Roman rule. The Romans conquered but were captured by Greek civilization.
When: 23 June, 6:30pm
Where: Marrickville Library and Pavilion, 313 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, NSW, 2204
SEMINAR: THE TOMB OF THE DIVER: LIFE, DEATH, AND DRINKING IN THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
Dr Gillian Shepherd will present a lecture pertaining to the unique “Tomb of Diver”, a fifth century BC grave found outside the Greek city of Poseidonia in South Italy.
When: 27 May, 7:00pm
Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Info: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
LECTURE: CONSTANTINE PALAIOLOGOS – THE LAST EMPEROR
Consul General of Greece Emmanuel Kakavelakis and Dean Kalimniou present the story of Constantine Palaiologos, the last emperor of the Byzantium and the Fall of Constantinople.
When: 28 May, 7:00pm
Where: Axion Esti Monastery, 7 Hartington St, Northcote, VIC, 3070
Join Yiayia and your friends for stories and songs in Greek. The fun doesn’t end there with a take home activity provided too.
When: 9 June, 10:30am
Where: Coburg Library, Victoria St & Louisa St, Coburg, VIC, 3058
Info: Book your attendance through Eventbrite
LIVE MUSIC: DELYRIUM
High energy Melbourne based Folk Fusion band Delyrium, specialise in music from the island of Crete, Greece. Join them for a night of live music with Cretan lutes, lyras and vocals.
When: 18 June, 9:30pm
Where: Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070
Bookings & Info: Eventbrite
THE LINKS OF AUSTRALIA TO THE HELLENIC REVOLUTION
Lecture by Leuteris Kanellos, who has researched the particularly interesting topic of the relationship between Australia and the fighters of the Hellenic Revolution.
When: 20 June, 2:00pm
Where: RSL Victoria Greek Sub-Branch, 14A Ferrars Place, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
2021 PANTHRACIAN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER DANCE
The Panthracian Association of Melbourne & Victoria are pleased to announce their 2021 Annual Dinner Dance. Join the association in celebrating 200 years of the Greek War of Independence with live music and a three course meal with beer, wine and soft drinks.
When: 26 June, 6:00pm
Where: Coburg Greek Orthodox Church, 23-29 Victoria Street, Coburg, VIC, 3058
Bookings & Info: Adults: $70 Children under 12: $50, Contact president Chris Vlasakakis on 0410 303 030
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, VIC, 3199
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
POLIORKIA – SA FILM PREMIERE
Celebrating 200 years of Greek Independence The Pan-Macedonian Federation of SA in collaboration with Festival Hellenika present the second epic movie “POLIORKIA” (Siege) by Vasilis Tsikaras from the era of the Greek Revolution.
When: 30 May, 2:30pm
Where: Hellenic Cultural Centre, 94 Henley Beach Road, Mile End, SA, 5031
Bookings & Info: Pan Mac website
80TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF CRETE DINNER DANCE
Join the Cretan Association of South Australia to commemorate the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Crete and the 200th anniversary of The Greek Revolution. Tickets include a 3 course meal and entertainment.
When: 5 June, 7:00pm
Where: Chian Association of SA, 73 Grand Jct Rd, Rosewater, SA, 5013
KING OTTO – OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
In the summer of 2004, the Greek National Football Team took down the giants of world football to become the unlikeliest of European Champions. Join the Luna Palace Cinemas on the opening night with ouzo, food and music.
When: 27 May, 6:00pm
Where: Luna Leederville, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA, 6007
Bookings & Info: Luna Palace website
THE SECRET SCHOOLS: KEEPING THE GREEK LANGUAGE ALIVE – THEN AND NOW
Commemorative lecture by Dr Angeliki Evaggelinou-Yiannaki on the secret schools that were ran during the Ottoman rule.
When: 22 June, 6:00pm
Where: Headquarters of Archdiocesan District of Perth, 22 Dianella Drive, Dianella, WA, 6059
DARWIN GLENTI FESTIVAL
Bring your dancing shoes, an empty stomach, and the whole family; you are in for a huge weekend of fun.
When: 12 & 13 June
Where: Darwin Bicentennial Park, Esplanade Darwin, NT, 0800
Info: Facebook page