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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 21 February 2015
18 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Effie wows in personal ad Effie, aka Mary Coustas, has treated fans to a hilarious personal ad for Valentine’s Day Australia’s favourite hairdresser, Effie Stephanides is once again looking for love, but this time she’s embraced online dating. Mary Coustas’ alter-ego, Effie, released an e-harmony video last week to coincide with Valentine’s Day hoping to garner some interest from any wealthy suitors. Calling herself a “single legend”, Effie uses the video to get some targeted dates. “I’m looking for love, when I say love, I mean money, companionship and possibly sex if they’re hot,” she says in the video. “For your information, I will be insisting on a prenup if you’re a young, good-looking gold digger, and no prenup if you’re an old rich guy with serious health issues.” The video has been liked and shared more than 2,000 times, with many Greek Australians jumping on board to congratulate Effie on her hilarious video. Effie doesn’t sell herself I’m looking for love, when I say love, I mean money, companionship and possibly sex if they’re hot. Effie Stephanides short and is brutally honest about what she can offer her prospective man. “I’m what you call a demanding, paranoid, ball- busting, sweet, very good-looking bitch,” she says. “Because when I E-harmony or Effie-harmony? On the market and looking for love. crack it I crack it.” She even goes out of her way to promote her lessthan-active sex life, but puts a positive spin on it. Huge program revealed for Festival Hellenika Concerts, plays, art exhibitions and cultural talks all in store for Festival Hellenika, launching today Festival Hellenika will launch tonight with a special musical night full of rebetika, laika and songs from Stelios Kazantzidis, the first of many musical, artistic and cultural events planned for the five-month program. As one of Adelaide’s oldest festivals, Festival Hellenika is an opportunity to celebrate the arts and their Hellenic connections in the state. Headlining the festival will be 2015 Music Hellenika performance of Greece, Mother of Mine, composed by Stavros Xarhakos. The event will also feature vocalists Jim Mountzouris, Stathis Papastergos, Deanne Taliangis, Stephanie Gates and an eight-piece band. The play The Good Son by Elena Carapetis will start its season in April, while artist Despina Kastanos will exhibit her work under the theme ‘Sensual Sights, Hellenic Themes’ in March. A number of talks have been organised, including new Greek migration, memories of Lemnos and Thessaloniki - Glimpses, Sounds and Tastes For further information, visit www.festivalhellenika.org. au/ or call (08) 81002022. Full program: Music night Date: Saturday 21 February @ 7.30 pm A musical night of rebetika, laika and songs from Stelios Kazantzidis Where: One 60 Café 160 Stavros Xarhakos’ composition Greece, Mother of Mine to headline the festival. Fullarton Road, Rose Park Tickets: $20 Bookings: For bookings please call 0411 660 156 ‘A Refugee Sings World Songs’ - over 200 shows in London with Loucas Loizou Cabaret Music Loucas Loizou performing original and world songs from UK, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. Date: Saturday 28 February & 7, 14 March @ 8.00 pm Where: The Hilton Hotel - Fedora’s Function Room - 264 South Road, Hilton Tickets: $15/$25 Bookings: Available at the door & Adelaide Fringe Tix - www.adelaidefringe. com.au/fringetix Talk (Greek): New Greek Migration Date: Monday 2 March @ 7.00 pm Where: Pan Macedonian Hall 94 Henley Beach Road, Mile End Tickets: Admission Free Greek Life by Eugenia Pantahos Book launch Date: Wednesday 11 March @ 6.15 pm Where: SA Writers Centre, Level 2, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide Tickets: Admission free. For more information please call or text 0412 056 262 Music Hellenika 2015 (Concert) Greece, Mother of Mine Music by Stavros Xarhakos Friday 20 & Saturday 21 March - 8.00 pm The Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Tickets: $40 available from BASS 131 246 & Spartan Electrical 8352 4222 140 Henley Beach Rd Sensual Sights, Hellenic Themes Art exhibition Date: Monday 30 MarchSunday 19 April Presented by Desma Kastanos Where: City of West Torrens Auditorium, Hamra Centre, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton Tickets/bookings: NA K.P. Kavafis by heart and by song Concert Date: Tuesday 31 March @ 8.00pm Where: Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park Tickets: $30 Bookings: Spartan Electrical 8352 4222, 140 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville & limited tickets available at door The Good Son by Elena Carapetis Theatre (English) Date: 8 April-25 April @ 7.00 pm Where: The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide Tickets: Until 15 March: $25/$20 From 16 March: $30/$25/$20 Bookings: www. bakehousetheatre.com or on (08) 8227 0505. Tickets also available at the door. Memories of Lemnos, Australian Nurses and The Anzac Centenary Function/talk /tour (English) Date: Sunday 19 April @ noon Where: Army Museum SA, Keswick Army Barracks, Anzac Highway, Keswick Tickets: $30 Bookings: Petula 0439 830 142 or Helen 0404 210 553 Thessaloniki - Glimpses, Sounds and Tastes Flinders University Student Presentation Date: Friday 22 May @ 7.30 pm Where: North Adelaide Community Centre and Library, 176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide Tickets: Admission free Bookings: NA Greek songs by the sea Music night Date: Saturday 20 June 2015 @ 6.30 pm Tickets: $20 Bookings: 0410 765 942 Effie, aka Mary Coustas, on stage last year. “If my downstairs was a rental property I’d be getting my entire bond back. Guaranteed,” she says with a wink. Mary Coustas has been touring Australia with her A Date with Effie show for the past year, and just celebrated daughter Jamie’s first birthday in December. See the video online at www.facebook.com/ Greek night market looking for stallholders Hurstville City Council will be hosting a Greek-themed night market in March and is calling for any Greek vendors or stallholders to come forward and express their interest. The night market will be a chance for traders to get their products out to a wider NSW market, while adding to the array of Greek-themed entertainment options. There will be free activities for children, live music, Greek dancing performances and live cooking demonstrations. The Hurstville City Council is looking for any stallholders of Greek produce, street food and arts and crafts to take part. The Greek Night Market will be held on Saturday 14 March, and will be the first of a number of ethnic communities that will be featured in the markets. The council hopes to host a night market ever second Saturday of every month until May. April will centre on the Indian and Nepalese communities while the May market will be about the Middle East. If the markets are successful, more ethnic communities will be approached to take part. Interested vendors can contact Kim Wilson via email at kwilson@ hurstville.nsw.gov.au Night markets are becoming a very popular thing in the summer months.
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