European Mobility Week will be marked in different parts of Greece with events aimed at encouraging citizens to embrace more sustainable and eco-friendly forms of transport.
In Athens, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center will be hosting a series of free events, including cycling classes for children.
The Athens State Orchestra returns for a third year to the Stavros Niarchos Park's Great Lawn on Sunday, September 15, for a "Journey to the New World." Joined by accordion and bandoneon virtuoso Klaudiusz Baran, the historic Greek ensemble, conducted by Giorgos Vranos, will perform works by three iconic composers from the Americas: Argentinean tango master Astor Piazzolla and two North America
Greek composer and musician May Roosevelt, an expert on the theremin, one of the earliest electronic instruments, joins forces with Mechanimal, a local industrial audiovisual creative group, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Labyrinth venue at 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 12.
"Sutra" is a collaborative performance by choreographer Sidi Labri Cherkaoui, artist Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks, honoring an ancient kung fu tradition with a musical score by Polish composer Szymon Brzoska. The multinational production, which will go on stage at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), was commissioned by the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Park Your Cinema program continues at the Great Lawn with a screening of "Chinatown," a 1974 neo-noir mystery thriller directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston and Perry Lopez, "Chinatown" is among the US Library of Congress' best films of all time. The SNFCC screening is free of charge and starts at 9 p.m.
Renowned Cuban jazz musician Ramon Valle performs at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural (SNFCC) for one night only on Friday, August 30. Valle, a prodigy who began playing the piano at the age of 7, has been a member of several bands during his career, most recently working with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Roy Hargove on the album, "The Time is Now," released in 2017.
"Park Your Cinema" is back for the summer season with free screenings of classic films on a giant screen in the park at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. On Saturday, August 17, the screening on the SNFCC's Great Lawn will be Robert Aldrich's psychological thriller "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" from 1962, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.