Preston Market Greek Day

Greek Day returns to Preston Market this Sunday. The northside market will host live music, dance entertainment, free kids’ activities and an array of food and merch pop-up stalls.

The dancing will be provided by Manasis School of Greek Dance and Culture, who will be performing throughout the day with their traditional moves and authentic folk costumes.

Some of the food event-goers can expect will be from pop-up stalls of St.Gerry’s Greek Donuts, Twista Bros Potato Twists and more.

And for the young, they can be entertained with a variety of kid’s activities from 11am to 1pm, including pot decorating and seed planting.

When: Sunday April 7, 10am-3pm

Where: Preston Market, 30A The Centreway, Preston


Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world.

An annual event, the festival literally takes over Australia’s comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up, cabaret, theatre, street performance and more. Meanwhile, Australia’s largest arts festival is once again pitching its tent at the Greek Centre from 28 March to 21 April as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival hits town. The Greek Centre will be transformed into comedy central creating a venue that features six rooms and boasts an international line-up of artists such as Danny Bhoy (Sco), Jason Leung (Mys), Helen Bauer (UK), Elf Lyons (UK) and more.

As always, there will be plenty of Greek shows to enjoy. Anthony Locascio “Pappou”, Effie “UpYourselfness”, Chris Demos “Legs in the Pool”, George Zacharopoulos – 2024 Greek Comedian of the Year “Greek in the Sheets”, Elouise Eftos “Australia’s First Attractive Comedian” and Charisa Bossinakis “Thank You for Your Time” to name a few.

When: Until April 21

Where: Various Venues


Ancient Attire: Kids’ Holiday Workshop

Discover tales of tailoring in Ancient Greece, construct your own ancient clothing and put it to the test in a series of physical challenges.

Kids will find out the answers to why so many ancient statues are naked? How was an old shirt so deadly that it managed to kill the mighty Hercules? Did the ancient Greeks have pockets in their robes — and if not, where did they keep their loose change!?

They’ll then get to make their very own ancient cloak, hat and staff, before embarking on a series of physical challenges.

Recommended for ages 6-13.

When: Sunday April 7, 10.30am-12pm

Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Hippocrates and Modern Medicine

In this insightful talk with Q&A, Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM explores the enduring legacy of the ancient Greek ‘Father of Medicine.

Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (ca. 460–377 BCE) was ahead of his time in many ways. His teachings shaped the foundations of modern medicine and continue to remain relevant today.

Kotsirilos AM will speak on the various Hippocratic treatments and philosophy used in Antiquity, and its relevance to modern medicine, citing from the available research. 45-minute talk followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

When: Sunday April 7, 11am-12pm

Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000



Speaker Series: Nikos Kazantzakis in Australia! A Vision and a Tribute

A free literary event combining an imaginary visit of Nikos Kazantzakis to Australia and a presentation of writings produced in Australia by academics.

Drawing from Kazantzakis’ oeuvre with some live Cretan music performed by Michael Platyrrahos playing his lyra.

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) was a Greek writer, journalist, politician, poet and philosopher and remains the most translated Greek author worldwide.

He is best known for his novels Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ. Come along to a book launch of Ο Καζαντζάκης στην Αυστραλία/ (Kazantzakis in Australia) and enjoy an exercise in creative imagination.

When: Wednesday April 3, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Patyegarang Place 313 Marrickville Road Marrickville, NSW 2204


Trapez: The Greek Circus

The Filoxenia boys are back in town with their next instalment of Trapez: The Greek Circus.

From crazy production, live entertainment, dancers and much more; this Greek ‘Tsirko’ promises to blow the audience away.

Together with some of Sydney’s finest entertainment under one roof once again, they will bring their famous blend of Greek, EDM & Techno vibes that bring the party to life.

The line-up includes Filoxenia and special guest, Pkayy, Apollo Papas, Jordan Milessis, Cliff and live entertainment from Bongo Damascus.

When: Friday April 5, 9pm

Where: 163 Oxford Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010



The Girl From Greece – Saloni Sessions

Join Mel & Kat and the Girl from Greece band for the third Saloni Session at South Brisbane’s real-life musical Saloni ‘It’s Still A Secret’.

Featuring soul jazz band, singers Mel Lathouras and Katerini Manolatos will be presenting their eclectic mix of Greco Retro Jazz, soul and funk with a nod to ’60s camp and guru Nana Mouskouri – with new repertoire.

The Band: Paula Girvan – Piano, Nick Paras – Bouzouki, Eddie Gazani – Guitar, Casey Glennen – Double Bass and Miguel Mendoza – Drums.

$25 online or $30 at the door.

When: Sunday April 21, 2pm-4pm

Where: It’s Still A Secret, 48 Montague Rd, South Brisbane QLD 4101



Cafe Aman III – Greek Cabaret Music

A Greek cabaret of traditional folk and urban music inspired by the cosmopolitan atmosphere of early 20th century society.

Songs of agapi (love), topos (place), thalassa (the sea), psarades (fisherfolk), amaranth, the loom, the National Defence … Solo, line and circle dances from all regions.

Featuring local talented singers and musicians.

Vocals: Michael Tyllis, Vasilis Ioanides and Kostas Barlas.

Violin: Mary Raptis, Oud: Michael Tyllis, Bouzouki: Kostas Barlas, Bass: Joachim Kalapatsonis, Percussion: Con Dalas, Piano: Demeter Tsounis, Musical Direction by Dr Demeter Tsounis.

When: Sunday April 7, 2.30pm-5pm

Where: Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr North Tce/Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000