Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

Nightstalker | January 10

The Onassis Foundation is supporting the independent Greek music scene with a series of screenings of audience-free concerts from iconic venues like the AN Club and Gagarin 205 in Athens. On January 10, its YouTube channel will be showing a career-spanning set by stoner rock act Nightstalker, live from the Gagarin 205, at 9 p.m.

Faded | Athens | April 12-14

In "Faded," acclaimed Greek choreographer Ioannis Mandafounis tackles the uncomfortable subject of the final curtain through the prism of a dancer's ability or proclivity to deal with his or her inevitable physical decline. His humorous approach to the subject takes the audience behind the scenes to underscore that dance is not a sprint, but a marathon.

Editorial: Gifts and consolation prizes

Last Monday the finance ministry tabled in Parliament an emergency amendment to a health ministry bill pompously entitled "Modernisation and Restructuring of the Institutional Framework of Private Clinics, Establishment of a Public Health Organisation and Establishment of a National Organisation for Neoplasia, and other provisions".

Crash Park | Athens | To December 30

Two years after his successful Greek debut with "The Melancholy of Dragons," French director and visual artist Philippe Quesne returns to the Onassis Cultural Center with his latest production, "Crash Park: The Life of an Island," in which he fuses Homer's Odyssey with "Lost" and Jules Verne in a musical about exile and utopia. Tickets cost 7-24 euros and doors open at 8.30 p.m.

High and Low - A Murderer in Tokyo | Athens | December 25-30 & January 2-8

Balancing between theater and film, Syllas Tzoumerkas and Youla Boudali perform "High and Low - A Murderer in Tokyo" at the Onassis Cultural Center (Stegi) in a series of shows from December 25 to 30. The play is inspired by Ed McBain's novel "King's Ransom" and Akira Kurosawa's movie "High and Low," which was based on the book.