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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 31 January 2015
22 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2015 WHAT’S ON Community Guide A Gala Debate on 2020 VIC The Wheeler Centre is fast approaching its fifth birthday, and as part of the celebrations, will be presenting a debate about the future - your future. Hosted by writer and broad- caster Annabel Crabb, the audience will be subject to a debate with one panel of five prominent thinkers presenting a well thought out and balanced argument of two sides. The central question that they will be tackling is: ‘Where will we be as a society in five years’ time? Should we feel hopeful, or should we feel despair?’ After hearing the public debate, the audience will be called upon to vote whether they feel positive or negative about the future, and a final tally will be announced. Speakers taking part in the night’s events come from diverse backgrounds and include the likes of feminist author Eva Cox, Robogals founder and former Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng, political journalist and author George Megalogenis, Tasmanian Department of Justice secretary Simon Overland and medical anthropologist Gregory Phillips. Tickets are $20 and bookings can be made via this website: www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary. aspx?eid=117316 When: Monday 9 February 2015 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm Where: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000 Playing Greek NSW Greek Steps is offering a program for pre-school children aged one to five years old, with a Greek cultural focus aiming to develop children’s Greek language skills and to enhance their cultural knowledge through various activities including story telling, music, singing, games and dance. Keeping in mind the different stages of a child’s development, parents are given the option of two different time slots with activities to suit all levels. Now open for enrolments, for morning sessions only February on, with a 10.00 am group for one to three-year-olds and an 11.00 am group for children aged 3 years and above. Greek Steps currently offers its playgroup and kinder dance services in Brighton, Belmore, Bexley, Marrickville and Liverpool, however it is also looking to open playgroups in more locations as the need arises. The playgroup is located in Brighton, Belmore, Bexley, Marrickville and Liverpool. If you wish to see Greek Steps in your area though, phone 0413114930 or inbox the group via their Facebook page www. facebook.com/GreekStepsPlay- group/timeline. For more information visit www.schoolofgreekdance.com.au J Mascis Tour NATIONAL Exopolis @ SummerSalt Fest NSW Exxopolis is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes, a monumental inflatable structure designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour. Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring architectural mix of design and engineering, creating a luminarium of nearly 1,000 square meters. Exxopolis is the first luminarium to be mainly designed on computer with new technology allowing a very-wide ranging experiment, a spellbinding experience that is perfect for all ages. It has already been in Sydney and Brisbane and is now in Melbourne while from 6 till 9 March it will be in Adelaide. The inflatable maze is presented by SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival in association with Insite Arts. The installation will be open till 1 February. Exxopolis Event Partner, Australian Unity, invites you to tag your Exxopolis photos and comments using #wellbeing4you. The most original and creative daily entry wins. This venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions about accessibility or for further inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org J Mascis visited Australia in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances. For those who didn’t get a chance to see him, the legendary Dinosaur Jr frontman and guitar guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide’s Garden Of Unearthly Delights Aurora Spiegeltent program, as a special guest to premier ambient/noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first-time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand. The 2015 tour follows the release of ‘Tied To A Star’, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011’s debut ‘Several Shades Of Why’ left off, and shows that Mascis is now as skilled at quiet as he is with loud. As an added treat, former Magic Dirt frontwoman Adalita will join J for shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney. The two indie-rock luminaries paired up in 2012 for an appearance on SBS TV show RocKwiz, performing the Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks classic Stop Dragging My Heart Around, though the relationship goes back further, with Magic Dirt having supported Dinosaur Jr on their 1995 Australian tour. Tickets $49.90 Where: Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street - special guest Peter Black (The Hard-Ons) When: Wednesday 18 February 2015 For more information visit thestreet.org.au MIGRATORIUM hits Canberra ACT The ancient vibrations of the Aboriginal didgeridoo, the lamenting poetry of expatriation, the dynamism of western rock and traditional folk songs, all culminating into the exhilaration of assimilation upon the New Land are the basic ingredients of the Migratorium. Migratorium was the only Greek-related musical group in Australia to participate in both the 1st World Arts Festival ‘Greece All Over’ and Reconciliation Week 2014, with a live show in Sydney, which also streamed live through radio stations in Australia, Europe and the USA, under the patronage of the Greek Festival of Sydney in 2014. Its theme is based on playwright Sophia Ralli-Catharios’ migration epic poetry 2000 minus 2 exploring the recent migration of Greeks to Australia, a direct result of the GFC. This year, artistic director and singer/songwriter Vangelis Loulis welcomes the internationally acclaimed didgeridoo soloist Glen Doyle, the Aboriginal dance group Duncan Smith and the Wiradjuri Echoes and the traditional Greek musicians Dimitri and Kiriaki Koubaroulis (Melisma Ensemble), who will, along with accomplished musicians such as electric guitarist Robin Gist (Girl Overboard, Tone Master Productions) and contrabassist Valerios Calocerinos (Ionia, This Gentle Flow) sing their bilingual way to reconciliation and integration. Not to be missed. When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 (Stage 1 - 2.00 pm) and Sunday February 15, 2015 (Stage 3 - 3.25 pm) Where: National Multicultural Festival in Canberra For more information email artistic director Vangelis Loulis at email@example.com or call 0439 366 909. Greek Gig Guide Melbourne Barbecue Festival A fest of meat, smoke, summer and good times in Melbourne, the culinary and events capital of Australia. This inaugural event will involve a delicious fourday program of classes, competitions and entertainment, culminating in a free barbecue food festival at the Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 1 February 2015, from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm. The MBF will also host the southern hemisphere’s first barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organisation of barbecue enthusiasts. The winner of the barbecue cook-off will be invited to represent Australia at prestigious, invitation-only and internationally renowned barbecue contests in the United States. Entry to the festival is free. For more information check out www.melbournebarbecue festival.com.au Trilogy in art form St Kilda West artist Vaso Tsesmelis paints his trilogy, spanning a 30-year period. It started back in 1984 when the artist was searching an article on the origin of the word ‘Aborigine’. It took him back to the times of ancient Greece and Roman Peninsulas. Utilising the basic conceptual form or forms of the building he manipulates it and transforms it the way he wants to see it and not the way it really is. The exhibition will be held at Gallery Without Pier at 320 Bay Road Cheltenham, from 15 February till 1 March 2015. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. au, or phone 9583 7577. Exxopolis in Sydney. Paralia by CHYC The Cyprus Hellene Youth Club’s (CHYC) has been working on its summer cousin and presents PARALIA, as DJ Petros and James V return to play all their latest tracks Friday 13 February, 2015 from 8.30 pm till late. Drinks will be $6 throughout the night, making it an affordable and not-to-missed event for all at The Cyprus Hellene Club (CHC), 110 General Holmes Dr, Kyeemagh, NSW, 2216. This is an 18+ event and proof of age may be required on the night. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased via the CHYC Facebook page www.facebook. com/CHYC.Sydney Neon Party UV Paint Glow by Pinokio True Team A 300 litre UV paint party with sexy dancers Cake Face and music selections by Greek and Australian DJs, will set lovers’ night on fire. Postriper, MNDL and Kris Riot from Greece join forces with TVB, Boston, Switch, Noski and Geppetto from Australia for a hot RNB, trap, electro, EDM, dubstep and party anthems gig. The Hi-Fi Melbourne at 125 Swanston St, Melbourne opens its doors at 8:00pm on Saturday 14 February 2015. Tickets are $40 pre-sale and $50 on spot. For more information check www.thehifi.com.au and http://tickets.thehifi.com.au/ Default.aspx?Event=48563 Lonsdale Street Festival Mark your calendars! The Lonsdale Street Festival will take over Melbourne on 14-15 February 2015. With a weekend jam-packed with food, culture and free entertainment for the whole family, the festival will celebrate all things Greek with a surprise international act. For more information phone 61 3 9662 2722 or e-mail info @greekcommunity.com.au Greek and Gay Support Network Dance Party - Night Cruise The Greek and Gay Support Network brings back Summa Sessions with a twist. How about an evening cruise around Melbourne while partying with the latest and traditional Greek tunes, as part of the Greek and Gay’s 20th anniversary. Everyone is welcome; partners, family and friends on Saturday 28 February, from 7.30 pm till midnight at The Lady Cutler, Pier 9, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands. Limited tickets on sale here https://midsumma.org.au/ event/summa-sessions DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Inside MONA FOMA’s inflatable walk in sculpture. J Mascis touring.
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