DARDALIS ARCHIVES OF DIASPORA 25th ANNIVERSARY
People interested in Greek history will have an opportunity to be fully immersed, as part of an event presented by La Trobe University Library, in partnership with the Society of Hellenic Studies and Research. The Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora’s 25th anniversary event will enable visitors to walk through the Greek Archives and experience Greek history, culture and the wider Hellenic diaspora. It will feature a unique collection of items from La Trobe University’s Archives, including photographs, costumes, records, newspapers and much more. Visitors will witness our collections coming to life through traditional Greek dancing, costumes, food, live music and the official launch of the Greek Costumes Digital Exhibition.
When: Sunday, 27 November, 12pm to 5pm
Where: The Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora, Corner of Ernest Jones Drive and Heritage Court, Macleod, VIC
OAKLEIGH TRAILS – THE GREEK FOOD WALKING TOUR
The much anticipated Oakleigh Trail; a 40-minute walk along the restaurant and café-bar precinct of the most Greek suburb in Melbourne begins. Renowned for its strong European influence with the most prevalent vibe in the area being that of Greek eateries and live music venues, Eaton Mall continues to gain momentum as a major Hellenic precinct. On the Greek food walking tour, taking place not once but three times this year attendees can share their stories of migration and what role food played in upholding culture and tradition. Interested parties can sample traditional baked goods made fresh daily on-site, taste deli produce and learn about the products that heavily feature in Mediterranean home kitchens, visit a cultural store to learn about religious customs and traditions and, lastly, enjoy a delicious progressive meal and a chat. Vegan options are available – make sure the option is selected when booking.
When: 3 December, 2.30pm
Where: Outside Oakleigh Train Station – Portman Street side, Oakleigh, VIC
Pricing & tickets: $138.51 via www.eventbrite.com/e/oakleigh-trails-tickets-80613594431?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
COMING OUT FOR CHRISTMAS
After a sold out premier in September, Demetra Giannakopoulos’ live radio play returns on Friday 9 December for one night only. The live read radio play is a part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s ‘Storytelling Project’ an initiative that looks to promotes Greek-Australian stories and storytelling. Coming Out For Christmas is a touching story of a queer young woman’s complicated relationships with her mother, lover and best friends. It tackles the complexity of cultural constraints with a deft hand and highlights the importance of staying true to oneself. The radio play stars Joanna Bakker playing the character of Alex, a third-generation Greek girl who is struggling to deal with her family’s less than ideal reaction to her being a lesbian. Bakker will be joined by the talents of Maria Pappas, Olivia Charalambous, Cosima Gilbert, and Rayhan Maskun, who will all revive their previous roles of Irini, Stav, Jodie, and Jamie.
When: Friday, 9 December, 8pm (bar opens at 7.30pm)
Where: The Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Tickets & info: www.trybooking.com/CDZOI and via 0419 535064
BE A GREEK COMEDY TOUR | SYDNEY
Peter Kypri, also known as Cypriot Smurf, is returning to Australia with his alter-ego Souvlakis for a night of comedy. The ‘Be a Greek’ Tour is his first post-pandemic, and will be full of laughter, relatable anecdotes and an interactive experience that promises to offer the audience side-splitting laughs for the best part of two and a half hours. Kipri made headlines with his show Souvlakis the Legendary Tennis Star, taking on Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas sharing all his tips and tricks from the epic fails of the tennis world.
When: Saturday, 26 November , 8pm
Where: Arena Sports Club 140 Rookwood Road Yagoona, NSW
CUGA END OF YEAR
CUGA have announced the return of CUGA End of Year after a 3-year-hiatus. 2019 was the last time they celebrated the end of year in the flesh and to make sure this comeback is unforgettable CUGA has secured a $12000 bar tab coupled with the very best Greek entertainment Sydney has to offer. Tickets are selling fast. This event is strictly 18+ and ID will be checked upon entry.
When: Thursday 1 December, 8pm-late
Where: Cult Sydney, 19-35 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW
LECTURE ON THE KAZANTZAKIS TRANSLATION OF THE PRINCE OF MACHIAVELLI
A lecture on the Kazantzakis Translation of the Prince of Machiavelli by Arthur Comino takes place on 26 November 2022 at Ahepa House, Boundary Street, West End. The first hour of the lecture will be in Greek and Italian and the second hour of the lecture will be in English and Greek. The first hour will involve a reading of the Greek and Italian texts with a detailed handout in English. The second hour will involve a reading of ancient texts dealing with hypocrisy with some commentary. This is an open to all event
When: Saturday, 26 November, 5pm
Where: AHEPA House, Boundary Street, West End, QLD
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