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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 4 February 2017
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2017 On NATIONAL GLYKERIA LIVE Renowned Greek singer Glykeria will venture Down Under later this month, performing live in Sydney at Central Live (588 Princess Highway, Rockdale, NSW). Since starting her career in 1974, Glykeria has made a name for herself in VIC HELLENIC MUSEUM SUMMER CINEMA The Hellenic Museum is kicking off its Summer Cinema program with Sophocles’ immortal tragedy, Antigone, today, Saturday 4 February. Georges Tzavellas’ directorial interpretation of Antigone’s incredible tale of interwoven love and fate vividly maintains the continued relevance of these ancient characters. The cinema program will run throughout February, taking place at the MPavilion (280 William St, Melbourne) every Saturday until March 4. The courtyard opens at 6.00 pm, where attendees can enjoy food from the Greek-style psistaria (wood-fired oven and grill) before and during the movie. The screening begins atmospherically at sunset. To view the full program and purchase tickets, visit hellenic. org.au/ NSW SCREENING − LESVOS: FALL IN LOVE The documentary Lesvos: Fall in Love will be screened at the Greek Bilingual Bookshop (837 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill) this month on Thursday 9 February at 7.15 pm. Made possible with the help of the Mytilenean QLD THEATRE PRODUCTION − THE FLICK In 2017, Queensland Theatre is breathing new life into The Flick, by Annie Baker and directed by Greek Australian Nadia Tass. The show sees three unsung, underappreciated employees banter about life, love and longing. On a break from college, young film buff Avery takes a minimum-wage job as an usher at crumbling Massachusetts movie palace The Flick. His 30-something colleague Sam seems resigned to a dead-end life of sweeping up stale popcorn and his unrequited love for Rose, the achingly cool, free-spirited projectionist. As one late night blurs into another, and this trio of painfully ordinary people bonds over movie trivia, low-level embezzling and shared ennui, the play evolves into a deeply moving, funny and delicate examination of the millions of tiny dramas that make up everyday life. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, presented together with Red Stitch Actors Theatre, has been the talk of New York and London. Staged at Cremorne Theatre, QPAC (Melbourne St, South Brisbane) from 10 Feb-5 Mar, to purchase tickets visit queenslandtheatre.com.au/Shows/The-Flick * If you know of any Greek events taking place across the country, including those organised by Greek syllogoi, please forward details to firstname.lastname@example.org Brotherhood of NSW, the film, by Sydney filmmaker Billy Cotsis, takes viewers on a road trip to uncover all that is unique and wonderful about Lesvos, as well as examining the current refugee crisis that has hit the island. The documentary will be shown along with the satiri- cal short film, Draconian Decision of the German Drachma (what if Germany was poor and Greece rich), which will be followed by a Q&A with the director about Lesvos. Entry is free. For more information, email email@example.com STELIOS KAZANTZIDIS − A LIVE TRIBUTE Stelios Kazantzidis is widely considered the most prolific Greek singer of all time. Having recorded more than 1,500 songs, his expressive vocal interpretations captured the joys and the melancholy longings of Greeks everywhere, especially those in the working class and migrants in the Greek diaspora. This live tribute at Caravan Music Club (95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh) on Saturday 11 March will focus on Kazantzidis’ earlier material. Musicians performing on the night include Stavrina Dimitriou, George Malliaros, Achilles Yiangoulli, Dean Georgalas, Con Kalamaras and Ilias Gilos. Doors open at 8.00 pm, for an 8.40 pm start. Reserved seats are $28+bf, and general admission $20+bf. To purchase, visit caravanmusic.com.au/gigs/stelios-kazantzidis/ GREEK STORYTIME If you’re looking for a way to expose your children to the Greek language and Greek stories, the Olympian Society has you covered, with their Greek storytime sessions. Children will have the chance to be presented with a story by an expert storyteller in Greek and English, followed by drawing activities. Parents are also welcome to stay with their children and enjoy the coffee and cakes on offer. This is a complimentary event courtesy of the Olympian Society and is open to all members and friends. The next session will take place at the Olympian Society (317 Victoria Rd, Thornbury) on Thursday 6 April from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/ 1084140028362082/ Greece, Cyprus and abroad in Israel, France, Turkey, Spain, and England with her catchy pop and folk songs that have stood the test of time. Presented by Encore Pambris Bros Pty Ltd, the artist will perform on Friday 17 February. Doors open at 8.30 pm for a 9.45 pm start. Tickets are now on sale, to purchase tickets, visit www. moshtix.com.au/v2/event/glykeria/92566 Glykeria will also perform at the Lonsdale St Greek Festival in Melbourne on Saturday 25 February. For more information, visit greekcentre.com.au/lonsdalestfestival/ DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM An old door and wall in Molyvos, Lesvos. The documentary Lesvos: Fall in Love will screen at the Greek Bilingual Bookshop in Dulwich Hill, NSW this month.
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