All News on Entertainment in Greece

News agencies in Europe join forces to fight fake news

News agencies in Europe have joined forces to fight the growing threat posed by fake news. In a resolution adopted last week in Tirana, these commit to developing effective tools and rules to enable journalists and Internet users to fight misinformation as well as to promote reliable media and educate users to surf in the digital environment.

Plissken Festival | Athens | December 8

The eighth edition of the genre-defying Plissken Festival is taking place at the Piraeus Academy on Saturday, December 8, with a diverse lineup of music acts, including German electronic dance DJ David August in his first ever appearance in Greece. Other acts include Norway's New Disco pioneer Pantha Du Prince and British ambient electronica sensation Nathan Fake.

Madeleine Peyroux | Athens | December 6

Acclaimed American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, hailed as a modern-day Billie Holiday, is coming to Greece for a single show at the Olympic Hall in Galatsi on Thursday, December 6. Part of a global tour, the show presents her latest studio achievement, "Anthem," made up mostly of original material, along with a few covers.

Hindi Zahra | Thessaloniki & Athens | December 7 & 8

After two sold-out shows in the spring, Franco-Moroccan sensation Hindi Zahra returns to Greece for two performances. The soul-folk act will play the Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki on Friday, December 7, and Athens's Fuzz Club on the following night.

Refugees In | Athens | November 29 & 30

The Greek Council for Refugees presents "Refugees In," a two-day event at the Bios venue addressing the many different aspects of the biggest wave of migration into Europe since World War II.

The right stuff

It is a positive development that Greece has now established a legal framework to attract international companies to the country to film television and big-screen productions.

In the not-too-distant past, few foreign productions (not even those with a Greek theme) were filmed in Greece as companies were put off by the maze of bureaucracy and the outright indifference of authorities.

Bergman Tribute | Athens | November 24 & 25

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) hosts a two-day tribute to Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman this weekend, in cooperation with the Swedish Embassy in Greece.

Ethnofest | Athens | To November 25

The ninth edition of Ethnofest returns to the Asty cinema in downtown Athens with more than 40 films from Papua New Guinea, Kashmir, Greece, France and other parts, as well as panel discussions and masterclasses, celebrating diversity and exploring different cultures. The event also includes special sections on the refugee crisis and health.

Mogwai | Thessaloniki & Athens | November 30 & December 1

Scottish post-rock act Mogwai - which shot to the top of the UK charts in the 00s with "Rock Action" before segueing into the electronica scene with "Happy Songs for Happy People" in 2003 - is coming to Greece for two shows as part of its European tour. The band will appear at Thessaloniki's Principal Club on Friday, November 30, and at Athens's Piraeus 117 Academy the following night.

Kick-starting Greece's entrepreneurial engine

Dr Peter Diamandis, the man behind Singularity University, speaks at the launch of the two-day SingularityU Greece Summit at the Athens Concert Hall Monday. The author, scientist and entrepreneur is executive chairman of the XPrize Foundation, which designs large incentive prizes for radical breakthroughs in aid of humanity.

Russian National Orchestra | Athens | November 18

The Russian National Orchestra comes to Greece with a special autumnal program on Sunday, November 18, when the distinguished ensemble will be performing Camille Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, the prelude to Alexander Glazunov's "From the Middle Ages," and Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite.

Senior official Ciamba, sworn in as new minister-delegate for European affairs

At the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday, George Ciamba was sworn in as the new minister-delegate for European affairs, with President Klaus Iohannis underlining on this occasion that the preparations for Romania's presidency of the Council of the European Union have reached the home stretch.

Adventure Festival | Athens | November 3 & 4

Greece's only film festival dedicated to outdoor adventure activities and sports returns to the Pierce Theater at the American College of Greece on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, for a fifth year in a row.

Greek institute says may have been 'deceived' in alleged Tom Hanks event

A company called Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (HICD) said on Thursday is was working to clarify if its representative had been "deceived" over an alleged agreement with American actor Tom Hanks to participate in an event honoring his work.