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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 13 August 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2016 On Self-portrait in violet Nick Mourtzakis oil on linen 43 x 40.5cm DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM David Chalmers, 2011 Nick Mourtzakis oil on canvas 183 x 122cm VIC REBETIKO FESTIVAL The inaugural Melbourne Rebetiko Festival will take place on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August at the Caravan Music Club (95 Drummond St, Oakleigh). Commencing at 6.00 pm each day, the event will focus on the golden era (1920s1950s), with live performances of works by Markos Vamvakaris, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Giogos Batis, Rita Abadzi, Kostas Skarvelis, Panagiotis Toundas, Giorgos Mitsakis and others, with plenty of dancing, food and other festivities. Reserved seats $35, general admission $25, or $30 at the door (if available). To purchase tickets, visit www.caravanmusic.com.au/gigs/ melbourne-rebetiko-festival WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE 2017: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN White Night Melbourne will return to the streets, laneways and gardens of the CBD from dusk till dawn on Saturday 18 February, 2017 with the inaugural White Night Ballarat to follow on Saturday 4 March, 2017. White Night Melbourne is one of Australia’s most celebrated cultural events. Due to the success of the past four events, next year will mark the first regional White Night in Ballarat. The White Night Ballarat website will remain open for expressions of interest until 23 August 2016. Artists and performers wanting to participate in White Night Melbourne can visit www. whitenightmelbourne.com.au JAYNE DYER EXHIBITION - ‘SHARPNESS’ Anna Pappas Gallery (2-4 Carlton St, Prahran) is now housing the latest exhibit by Jayne Dyer titled ‘Sharpness’, a continuation of the artist’s investigation of imminent states of collapse through a series of small-scale candy-coloured objects. Corporeal tensions are implicit in these abject forms. Behaving like bodily matter - clinging to shelves, spilling onto the gallery floor - they appear delicate and beautiful, while also familiar and visibly uncomfortable. Are these fleshy malformed objects prototypes of our future DNA? The exhibition will run until 27 August (Tues to Fri: 10.00 am-6.00pm; Sat: noon-6.00 pm). For further information or a price list, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.annapappasgallery.com, or call (03) 9521 7300. SFERA CLUB Melbourne locals who love Greek music are in for a treat, with a new monthly Greek night. Volume one of Sfera is set to take place on Friday 2 September at The Black Rabbit (85 Queen St, Melbourne). Doors open at 9.00 pm, with the party going until 3.00 am as Melbourne’s top Greek DJs take to the decks. Be sure to dress to impress. Booth bookings are also available. For more information and to contact organisers, visit www. facebook.com/sferaclubmelbourne NICK MOURTZAKIS EXHIBITION - ‘TWO WORDS’ Artist Nick Mourtzakis’ forthcoming exhibition ‘Two Words’ is to open on Saturday 3 September. Recently selected as a finalist for the Art Gallery of NSW’s prestigious 2016 Archibald Prize, his celebrated piece Self-portrait in violet will be showing as part of the exhibition at MARS Gallery (7 James St, Windsor; open Tues to Sat: 10.00 am-5.00 pm). ‘Two Words’ will run until September 24. For more information, visit www.marsgallery.com.au or call (03) 9521 7517. MANASIS ANNUAL DINNER DANCE 2016 Last year saw more than 700 people attend, while this year’s jam-packed program is set to be the most entertaining and enjoyable ever, filling the evening with colour, dance, music and most importantly, non-stop glendi. Throughout the evening of Saturday 17 September, Manasis school will showcase over 400 performers, from students as young as three years of age to the famed senior dance group, presenting dances from all regions of Greece, in traditional costumes. New routines from the mainstream dance classes will also be presented, from Pontos, Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, central Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, Cyprus and the Greek islands. Upon entry to the foyer, guests will be entertained by live music being performed by some of our young and aspiring musicians. Furthermore, with the generous donations of our supporters and sponsors, our school’s raffle draw will give away over $4,000 worth of prizes on the night. A Manasis-themed candy-bar will also distribute thousands of sweets to all guests. Bookings are essential. Seating for the event is recommended to 10 people per table, however there are a few tables which fit groups of 12. These will be booked on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis. The event will be held at Stars International Reception (1C Bell St, Preston) Doors open at 6.30 pm. Tickets are $65 for adults and $40 for children. Price includes four-course meal and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
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