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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 3 December 2016
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016 On NATIONAL XYLOURIS WHITE TOUR Xylouris White are set to follow up their sold-out Melbourne club show appearances with a return tour this month. An unlikely collaboration between Dirty Three drummer Jim VIC ‘SIREN SONG’ EXHIBITION ‘Siren Song’, an exhibition paying tribute to Homer’s The Odyssey and its timeless appeal, is now on at the Hellenic Museum (280 William St. Melbourne). Spanning over 2,500 years of culture, it features ancient Greek vases through to an artistic re-interpretation of Odysseus’ journey using contemporary sound and composition. The aim is to inspire curiosity in Homer’s epic poetry and introduce visitors to the story of Odysseus’ encounter with the Sirens’ irresistible song, while showcasing the importance of voice, song and oral culture in the imagined landscape of Homer. Behind the seductive image of the Sirens lurks a metaphor for destruction, as they promise to fulfil the age-old desire within us for the acquisition of wisdom, adulation and eternal happiness at any cost. Also included is footage from Luka Lesson’s new work Odysseus: Live, which retells the story for a modern audience; while maintaining the fundamental elements of the story, he manages to draw new correlations to the state of flux and displacement in the world today. ‘Siren Song’ will run until mid-2017. For more information, visit hellenic.org.au/siren-song ACT NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE HELLENIC Need plans for New Year’s? The Hellenic Club (Matilda St, Woden) have you sorted with the return of IVOJ NOB. QLD EXHIBITION: ‘A MILLION DOLLARS’ BY MICHAEL ZAVROS Artist Michael Zavros is currently showcasing his first exhibition in three years in his home state of Queensland, titled ‘A Million Dollars’. Taking place at Philip Bacon Galleries (2 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley) until Saturday 10 Dec, the catalogue includes a series of works, drawings and paintings by the artist, including hyper-realist still lifes and works from his ongoing project featuring his daughter Phoebe, who has been Zavros’ muse since she was born. For more information, visit philipbacongalleries.com.au Playing the biggest hits by Bon Jovi, Queen, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Whitesnake, you’re sure to have a good time. Taking place on Saturday 31 Dec, doors open at 8.00 pm. Early- bird tickets are $25 +bf, second release $35 +bf, or you can try your luck on the night at the door for $45. To pre-purchase, visit hellenicclub.com.au/booknow/ ‘OUR ODYSSEY − ITHACANS IN MELBOURNE’ A collaboration between the Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St, Melbourne) and the Ithacan community has resulted in an exciting exhibition exploring the challenges faced by Ithacan migrants in establishing roots in a new country. Ithacans first came to Victoria in the 1850s in search of fortune on the gold fields, and since then their entrepreneurial spirit has contributed greatly to Melbourne’s cultural fabric. With an ancient history grounded in Greek mythology, ‘Our Odyssey − Ithacans in Melbourne’ draws parallels between the epic tale of The Odyssey and the migrant experience. Coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the Ithacan Philanthropic Society, the exhibition is on until 4 June, 2017. For more information, visit museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whats-on/our-odyssey/ KORALY: ‘I SAY THE WRONG THINGS ALL THE TIME’ Controversial freelance writer and performer Koraly Dimitriadis is taking to the stage this month with her much-anticipated raw, emotive and shocking theatre debut, pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre. Having spent most of her life doing what she was supposed to, now Koraly is starting to speak. But she’s still not sure if she should, considering it always seems to come out wrong ... Created, written and performed by Koraly and directed by Olga Aristodemou, the show is now on at La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond St. Carlton) until Sunday 11 Dec (Wed 6.30 pm/Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30 pm/Sun 4.00 pm). Tickets ($25 full, $15 concession), available via lamama.com.au REBETIKO ALBUM LAUNCH A collection of rebetiko songs by Markos Vamvakaris and many other greats have been captured live, unedited and raw, and made into an album. A project by Kon Karamountzos, Ilias Chatziemmanouil and Con Kalamaras, the launch is being made possible thanks to generous support shown through a Pozible campaign. Taking place tonight, Saturday 3 Dec at House of Pan (Platform 1 Middle Brighton Railway Station, Church St, Brighton) from 8.00 pm-1.00 am, cost of attendance is $35 and includes canapés and a free CD. For enquiries and to book, contact Marie on 0407 556 704. White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, the pair will play songs from their latest album ‘Black Peak’, along with hits from their debut album ‘Goats’ (2014), which went to No.1 on the Billboard World Music charts. Dates for the tour are as follows: Melbourne Sat 17 Dec (tickets on sale via melbournerecital.com.au); Woodford (QLD) Fri 28 & Sat 29 Dec (tickets on sale via woodfordfolkfestival.com) and Sydney Fri 30 Dec (tickets on sale via factorytheatre.com.au). DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Luka Lesson’s new work, Odysseus: Live showing as part of the ‘Siren Song’exhibition at the Hellenic Museum. PHOTO: ODYSSEUS.LIVE.
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