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Jack Pantazis & Sakis Zachariades | Athens | January 21

Jack Pantazis and Sakis Zachariades will be on stage at The Zoo in the northern Athens suburb of Halandri on Tuesday, January 21. Melbourne-based guitarist, composer and musical director Pantazis, who, like Zachariades, is an expert in jazz fusion, is making his first appearance in Greece. The two musicians will play a selection of jazz standards along with some of their own compositions.

Junkermann | Athens | To April 12

Dimitri Tarlow's theater adaptation of M. Karagatsis' "Junkermann" comes to the Poreia Theater @ Victoria in Athens for a second season after a resoundingly successful 2018-19. "Junkermann" tells the story of the rise and fall of a Finnish nobleman who flees Russia after the revolution and finds himself in Piraeus, Greece, where he reinvents a life for himself and climbs the social ladder.

Giorgos Saltaferos | Athens | To February 1

Gallery Genesis in Kolonaki presents artist Giorgos Saltaferos' exhibition of paintings titled "Just Andros," curated by Yiorgos Tzaneris. The Greek island of Andros, located in the Cyclades archipelago, is Saltaferos' birthplace. He studied at the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland, and has had 21 solo exhibitions in Greece, Switzerland and France.

Charlie Parker Tribute | Athens | January 10

Charlie Parker, the American musician and composer who revolutionized the jazz scene in the 1940s with his style and saxophone playing, will be celebrated on Friday, January 10 at the B&E Goulandris Foundation in downtown Athens.

Greek Expressionism | Athens | To January 5

The Athens Municipal Gallery pays tribute to often overlooked yet important Greek artists who were active in the second half of the 20th century with "Exception: Aspects of Expressionism in Greece." The main part of the exhibition is dedicated to painter Giorgos Bouzianis and engraver Giorgos Economidis, local pioneers of the the expressionist scene developed in Germany and France, as well as t

Tom Hanks makes first tweet as Greek citizen

A few days after Greece's president signed an honorary naturalization order, Tom Hanks has made his first tweet as a Greek citizen, sending out wishes for the new year.

Phantom of the Opera | Thessaloniki & Athens | January 15-31 & February 1 - March 8

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit musical about love's ability to conquer all will be on stage at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall from January 15 to 31 and at Athens' Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the Christmas Theater cultural program from February 1 to March 8, with the original West End cast appearing for the first time in Greece.

Greece bids farewell to Mikroutsikos

The civil funeral of prominent composer and former culture minister Thanos Mikroutsikos was held Monday at the First Cemetery of Athens.
He died of cardiac arrest at the capital's Metropolitan Hospital on Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 72.

‘The Birds’ | Athens | December 29 & 30

Aristophanes' "The Birds" directed by Nikos Karathanos, at the main stage of the Onassis Stegi cultural center, was voted among the top 10 theater productions in 2018 by New York Magazine.

Hollywood superstar becomes honorary Greek

Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks was made an honorary Greek citizen by decree signed by Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday, according to local media reports.

Metal stars to start Istanbul New Year countdown

Istanbul is preparing to bid farewell to 2019 with a thrilling night of metal music.

In the "Rock the New Year" event, which will be held as part of the "Rock Off Event Series," the names that metal fans look forward to seeing will be on stage on Dec. 27 at IF Performance Hall in Beşiktaş district.

Bejart's ‘Magic Flute’ | Athens | December 25-30

The world-renowned Bejart Ballet Lausanne returns to the Athens Concert Hall with Maurice Bejart's "Magic Flute," which is being staged in Greece for the first time. In his take on the famous Mozart opera, the legendary French-born choreographer juxtaposed the innocence of childhood with the structured rigidity of the adult world. Shows start at 8 p.m.

Planet of Zeus | Athens | December 20-21

Athenian heavy rock band Planet of Zeus will be performing at the Fuzz Live Music Club in Athens for two nights in a row on December 20 and 21.

The Waterboys | Athens | November 21 & 22

British-Irish folk rock band the Waterboys, who need no introduction in Greece, will be performing two shows at the Piraeus 117 Academy in Kerameikos on November 21 and 22. Formed in Edinburgh in 1983, the outfit's early sound became known as "The Big Music," after a song on their second album, "A Pagan Place." The group would go on the explore other genres ranging from punk to soul-pop.

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