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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 July 2017
WHAT’S 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 15 JULY 2017 On VIC FITZROY POETRY NIGHT: PI O Grub Street Bookshop (379 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) hosts a night of poetry reading from arguably Fitzroy’s greatest poet, π.O (Pi O) on Tuesday 18 July from 7.00 pm. He will present a Fitzroy-based evening featuring readings from his poetry 24 Hours, Big Numbers and Fitzroy - The Biography. Artist, sculptor, ceramicist, and poet Sandy Caldo will be a special guest. Entry is free, with books and drinks available for purchase. HOTEL BONEGILLA Originally written and directed by Tes Lyssiotis for La Mama (205 Faraday St, Carlton) in 1983, Hotel Bonegilla will be staged this month as part of La Mama’s 50th Anniversary Mini-Fest from Wednesday 19 - Friday 21 July. The vision for the play was largely shaped by the image of a suitcase, its contents the dreams and heart of each migrant. For ticket information, visit lamama.com.au THE JEWS OF GREECE Emmanuel Santos and Carol Gordon show the history, tradition, WA SISTA GIRL Sista Girl, written by Elena Carapetis and Alexis West, follows the story of two sisters who meet face to face for AUSTRALIA A VERY WOGGY XMAS IN JULY George Kapiniaris and Gabriel Rossi are touring A Very Woggy Xmas in July around Australia once again featuring plenty of jokes and 90s music. Joining the group as MC is James Liotta along with different special guest appearances in each state. Dates and venues as follows: VIC | Saturday 22 July at Shoppingtown Hotel (Doncaster) at 8.00 pm; SA | Friday 28 July at Arkaba Hotel (Adelaide) at 8.00 pm, Saturday 29 July at Azzuri Sports Club (Adelaide) at 8.00 pm. GIORGOS TSALIKIS LIVE This September, performers Gior- gos Tsalikis and Giannis Kritikos will head to Australia to perform for their fans. Dates and venues as follows: NSW | Saturday 2 September at Max Watt’s Sydney (Entertainment Quarter, Errol Flynn Bvd, Moore Park); VIC | Saturday 9 September at the Melbourne Pavilion (135-157 Racecourse Rd, Kensington). To book, visit (Sydney) tickets.oztix.com.au or (Melbourne) tryingbooking.com/289872. For table and booth bookings, contact Theo 0433 318 318, theo@greeksingers. com.au or Chrissa on 0413 131 888. MARINELLA & ANTONIS REMOS LIVE Two Greek super stars Marinella and Antonis Remos are embarking on a world tour in 2017 to perform their much loved hits. Dates are as follows: SA | Friday 13 October; NSW | Saturday 14 October; VIC | Saturday 17 October. To book, visit ticketek.com.au or call 132 28 49. For table tickets, call Theo 0433 318 318. * 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 the first time across the bed of a dying man - their father. They break the cold silence of the hospital room to start a difficult conversation about the past and secrets about the women who were their mothers and about why their father abandoned one family to make another. Sista Girl explores the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians via the story of two women who share a white father, starring Natasha Wan- ganeen and Nadia Rossi. Showing at Subiaco Arts Centre (180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco) from 9-19 August. To book, visit premier.ticketek.com.au and present-day existence of the Jews of Greece in an insightful exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Melbourne (26 Alma Rd, St Kilda) until 3 September. The exhibition celebrates this ancient community, which dates back to approximately 300-250 BCE, who, despite facing almost total decimation in The Holocaust, have continued to survive. For more information, visit jewishmuseum. com.au LIVE AT THE GREEK: DIO + DIO As part of a fortnightly music programme showcasing Melbourne’s best Greek musicians at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne), brand new act Dio + Dio hit the stage on Friday 28 July. The hybrid Cretan-Macedonian four-piece features George Vardakis, John Lionakis, Joseph Tsombanopoulos, and Dimitris Tsombanopoulos playing a combination of northern and southern sounds. Bar opens at 7.30 pm for an 8.30 pm start. Tickets $20 full | $18 Greek community premium members. To book, call (03) 9662 2722 or email email@example.com FOOD, MOOD AND DIET - MYTH VERSUS SCIENCE An exciting lecture will take place on Thursday 27 July at the State Library of Victoria (179 La Trobe St, Melbourne) and will consider the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet; how the food we eat affects our appetite and mood, scientific research relating to nutrition, depression and anxiety, and the protection it provides against diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia. La Trobe University’s academics from the School of Allied Health, Catherine Itsiopoulos and Antigone Kouris, along with Maha Restaurant chef and owner Shane Delia and Dr Norman Swan, host of ABC Radio National’s ‘The Health Report’ program will discuss and debate the controversy over the latest fad diets and their purported health benefits; explain how the Mediterranean Diet can help us all lead longer and healthier lives; and consider the causal links between food and mood. The event is on from 6.30 - 8.00 pm. To book tickets, visit eventbrite.com.au FILM SCREENING: BOY ON THE BRIDGE Boy on the Bridge screens as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival’s programme. A darkly-edged coming-of-age story filled with unexpected twists, it is based on British Cypriot author Eve Makis’ novel Land of the Golden Apple and is the feature film debut from director Petros Charalambous. Set in Cyprus in the summer of 1988, it is stuffed with memorable characters, layer upon layer of moral ambiguity and is a complex reflection on the power and purpose of violence that will leave you debating long after the credits roll. Two screenings will take place at ACMI (Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne): Thursday 10 August at 11.00 am and Saturday 12 August at 1.30 pm. To read the synopsis and book tickets, visit miff.com.au/program/film/boyon-the-bridge KASTELLORIZO CHARITY FUNDRAISER The Rotary Club of Kew (Australia) and the Rotary Club of Rhodes (Greece) in association with the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria host a fundraiser at Yianni’s Tavern (840 High St, Kew East) on Friday 28 July, from 7.00 pm until late, to raise funds for medical equipment and supplies required urgently on Kastellorizo for the treatment of locals and refugees. Tickets are $65 per person and include a Greek banquet, music, and dancing (drinks separate or BYO). Book early as seats are limited. Bookings and donations can be made via trybooking. com/283033. For enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org LEGENDS OF REBETIKA 19501960 The Caravan Music Club (95-97 Drummond St, Oakleigh) is holding a special tribute to the legends of rebetika on Saturday 9 September from 8.00 pm. Enjoy the songs that propelled rebetika across the globe, featuring work by Tstitsanis, Vamvakaris, Mitsakis, Bellou, Ninou, Hadzichristos, Hiotis, Georgakopoulou, and more. To purchase tickets, visit caravanmusic.com.au DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Catch a screening of Boy on the Bridge at ACMI next month.
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