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Alexandros Iolas | Thessaloniki | To January 20

Gallery owner and collector Alexander Iolas, widely considered one of the most influential figures on Greece's post-war art scene, is the subject of a tribute at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art which marks the 30th anniversary of his death.

Photo of full moon over the Acropolis goes viral on Instagram

A photograph of a full moon rising over the Parthenon and the Propylaea that was recently posted on Instagram by National Geographic has attracted more than 1.2 million likes.

The picture capturing the last full moon of 2018 was taken by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Muhammed Muheisen on December 22.

Marianna Toli, actress and singer, dies

Marianna Toli, an actress and singer, has died, after a long battle with cancer.

She studied Art History at the University of Kentucky, classic and modern dance in London and singing and acting in Athens, where she graduated from the National Theatre's drama school.

Modern Greek Masters | Metsovo | Year Round

The Averoff Museum in the picturesque mountain village of Metsovo boasts an excellent collection of 250 paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings by some of Greece's greatest 19th and 20th century artists, as well as the main proponents of more recent trends. The museum is open Wednesdays to Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Averoff Museum, Metsovo, tel 26560.41210

PM Dancila: I will participate in Belgrade on Friday and Saturday in the quadrilateral Romania-Bulgaria-Greece-Serbia meeting

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced that she will participate in Belgrade on Friday and Saturday in the quadrilateral Romania-Bulgaria-Greece-Serbia meeting, where she will present Romania's priorities during the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, focusing on advancing the European agenda referring to the Western Balkans and on projects regarding the region's

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.

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