All News on Entertainment in Greece

Pyx Lax | On Tour | July 24 - September 14

Following a successful tour of Greece and Cyprus last year, Greek rock act Pyx Lax are hitting the road again. Pyx Lax broke up in 2004 but the band got back together following Manos Xydous' death in 2010. Their 2018 tour commemorated 30 years since the band formed.

Young Artists Festival | Samos | August 7-13

Featuring performers from Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Turkey, the United States, Russia and China, the 10th Samos Young Artists Festival bridges cultural divides with seven concerts at the open-air theater of Pythagoreion. The concerts pay tribute to 18th- and 19th-century European music and include performances of Italian Baroque and traditional Mediterranean classics.

Women of Passion, Women of Greece | Athens | To November 2

For 16 Saturdays, Evelina Arapidi performs the three leading roles of "Women of Passion, Women of Greece." The 60-minute play, written in English by Eugenia Arsenis, follows the characters of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri as they explore their shared passion for love, life and creativity.

Billy Pod | Athens | July 19

Vassilis Podaras, aka Billy Pod, will perform music from his debut solo album "Drums to Heal Society" in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Jazz Chronicles series. Drummer of The Next Step Quintet, Billy Pod has made a name for himself on Greece's drumming scene, performing his signature style of jazz in countless venues at home and across Europe.

Pozar Festival | Pella | July 19-21

In its eighth year running, the Pozar Festival, held beside the natural springs of the same name on the outskirts of Loutraki in Pella, northern Greece, brings popular Greek music acts like Eleonora Zouganeli, Vassilis Papakonstantiou, Kostis Maraveyas, Nikos Portokaloglou and many more.

Live painting at Thessaloniki's Roman Forum

An outdoor exhibition with live painting, music and a shadow theater was inaugurated on Tuesday as part of an initiative by local authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, to establish the Garbola pedestrian path in the Roman Forum as "an artistic promenade." The event runs through Friday. [Intime News] 

Kalamata Dance Festival | Messinia | July 19 - 28

To usher in its quarter-century anniversary, the annual Kalamata International Dance Festival presents a stellar roster of global performers, films and workshops to the Peloponnese's Messinia region for 10 days.

Labyrinth Musical Workshop | Crete | To September 24

Ireland-to-Greece transplant Ross Daly has been conducting master classes out of a restored manor house in Crete for the past 17 years, bringing the sounds and musical styles of the Middle East, the Balkans, India and Central Asia to budding musicians, with the assistance of guest teachers.

Romanian injured in Greek storm to be released from hospital

A Romanian man vacationing with his family in Halkidiki, Greece, who got injured by a violent hail storm on Wednesday night will be discharged from hospital today, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said on Friday.

Drop Festival | Athens | July 12 & 13

Gathering Greece's best breakthrough hip-hop artists, the first-ever Drop Festival will feature a lineup aimed at underground music aficionados. Lyrical creativity and satisfying rhymes are sure to pump up audiences as rappers like Phi Beta Sigma and PaiFan take to the stage. The Drop Festival is the latest in many new rap festivals, celebrating Greece's young creatives.

Melodies, nature and culture to intermingle in Music Village

Shepherds from various parts of Anatolia, musicologists from several universities, amateur musicians and some masters of traditional genres played in countries such as Georgia, Iran and Greece will gather in a village in the southwestern province of Muğla in August to perform "hormone-free, natural music."

Omara Portuondo | Athens | July 15

Buena Vista Social Club diva Omara Portuondo and her band of musicians are stopping in Greece on the acclaimed Cuban singer's Last Kiss tour for one show at the Technopolis cultural complex on Monday, July 15. Tickets for the event, which are priced from 23 to 58 euros, are already available at www.viva.gr and tel 11876, and are selling fast.

Greeks vote in first parliamentary election since bailout end

A man, holding his dog, casts a vote during Greece's snap election Sunday. It is the first general election since their country emerged from three successive international bailouts but still struggles with a crippling nearly decade-long financial crisis. [EPA]

Plight of young Greek jobless plays out on stage

Student Iro Stafilaki delivers a monologue on stage during a rehearsal at the Praxi Epta theater school in Athens, pursuing her dream of becoming an actor despite the difficulties as Greece claws its way out of a financial crisis.

Multicultural Festival | Athens | July 5-7

The Dora Stratou Theater, popular for its traditional Greek dance productions, will be hosting the 7th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival from July 5 to 7. Two nights of performances will feature international artists from seven countries as well as choreographic works by Greece's first Bollywood Dance Academy.

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