Armenian Tribute | Athens | November 20

The Naregatsi Orchestra with singers Vardan Badalyan and Lusine Mirzakhanyan, and the Luseh dance ensemble take the stage at the Galatsi Olympic Hall for a tribute to the traditional music and dances of Armenia. The event is part of the Christmas Theater cultural program and features a cast of 60 artists, screenings and other effects showcasing the country's cultural legacy.

Joaquin Cortes | Athens | November 9 & 10

Hailed as the "King of Flamenco," Spanish dancer Joaquin Cortes and his ensemble return to Athens to perform as part of the Christmas Theater program of events at the Galatsi Olympic Hall. The act was originally booked to perform its new production, "Esencia," on Saturday alone, but organizers have added another date on Sunday after tickets sold out. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

Magic Festival | Athens | October 25-27

Magicians and illusionists from glittery Las Vegas will be displaying their reality-defying skills - including making a helicopter disappear - at the Galatsi Olympic Arena from October 25 to 27. Some of the stellar names on the roster include celebrated illusionist Julius Frack, 29-year-old daredevil Maxim Maurice and hilarious mime Charlie Frye.

Emma Shapplin | Athens | November 15 & 16

French pop opera diva Emma Shapplin returns to Greece for two appearances at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the annual Christmas Theater program of cultural events. The artist will present a grand spectacular dedicated to love songs, with a cast of 100 that includes an orchestra and choir. For tickets, visit or call 11876.

Pilobolus | Athens | October 18-20

The wildly popular American dance theater group Pilobolus returns to Greece next month with "Come to Your Senses," to be performed at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the annual Christmas Theater program of cultural events. The show features Pilobolus classics alongside two new works, including its first-ever women's trio, and combines the arts of dance, video installation and theater.