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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 20 August 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 2016 On DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM VIC LIVE ‘N’ LOCAL Melbourne’s favourite local music festival is once again returning to the streets of the City of Port Phillip, running from this Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 August. Kicked off with an opening event at the Globe Warehouse, this winter’s Live ‘n’ Local program is one not to missed by music lovers. Music enthusiasts will be treated to the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Woodes, distinguished garage-pop from Loose Tooth, soft punk tunes of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, post-punk and art rock vibes of Destrends, power blues by The Ugly Kings and the melodic soundscapes of Fierce Mild. Events will be housed in well-known and iconic venues throughout the bayside municipality including the St Kilda Pier, Sacred Heart Church, Melbourne Moonshine, the Globe Warehouse and the Prince. Further information is available on the website: www.livenlocal.com.au REBETIKO FESTIVAL The inaugural Melbourne Rebetiko Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August, at the Caravan Music Club (95 Drummond St, Oakleigh). Commencing at 6.00 pm, the two-day event will focus on the golden era (1920s-1950s), with live performances of works by Markos Vamvakaris, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Giogos Batis, Rita Abadzi, Kostas Skarvelis, Panagiotis Toundas, Giorgos Mitsakis and others. There’s sure to be 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 JAYNE DYER EXHIBITION: ‘SHARPNESS’ ‘Sharpness’, the latest exhibit by Jayne Dyer now at Anna Pappas Gallery (2-4 Carlton St, Prahran), is a continuation of the artist’s investigation of imminent states of collapse through a series of small-scale candy-coloured objects. 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 am6.00 pm; Sat: noon-6.00 pm). For further information or a price list, email email@example.com, 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. Booth bookings 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 set to open on Saturday 3 September. A recent 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 enjoyable ever, filling the evening with 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 through to the famed senior dance group, presenting dances from all regions of Greece, in traditional costumes. New routines from mainstream dance classes will also be presented, from regions such as Pontos, Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, central Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, Cyprus and the Greek islands. Upon entering the foyer, guests will be entertained by live music performed by young and aspiring musicians. Furthermore, with the generous donations of supporters and sponsors, the 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 lollies and sweets to guests. Bookings are essential. Seating for the event is recommended to 10 people per table, however, some will fit groups of 12. These will be booked on a ‘first come-first served’ basis. The event will be held at Stars International Reception (1C Bell St, Preston). Doors open at 6.30 pm. Tickets for this event are $65 for adults and $40 for children. Price includes four-course meal and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
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