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Siren | Athens | July 28

Pontus Lidberg and the Danish Dance Theater will be staging the Greek debut of "Siren," a dance production based on Homer's "Odyssey," at the Greek National Opera's Stavros Niarchos Hall on Sunday, July 28. The production features innovative visual design, including film projections and animations by Jason Carpenter, and is set to Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata No.

Grandmaster Flash | Athens | July 27

Grandmaster Flash, a pioneer of what are now staple DJ techniques, is bringing his legendary backspins and record scratch sounds to Athens for a memorable concert at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Born Joseph Sadler, the artist burst onto the scene in the 70s, blazing a trail for all those who followed.

Cirko Cachivache | Athens | July 25, 26, 30, 31 & August 1

Take the whole family to enjoy an evening of acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, acting and Chinese martial-art elements at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Labyrinth Dome, where Cirko Cachivache's skilled performers will be telling the story of a king and queen whose kingdom is threatened by the king's evil brother, with music by Michalis Stefanidis.

Penny Marathon | Athens | July 21

Now in its eighth year, the Penny Marathon raises awareness and funds for stray and neglected animals through a pet-friendly walk/run. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) will host the last 10 kilometer-leg of the 42k race, in which participants will run, swim, cycle and paddle. The race was established by two Greek Australians looking to bolster animal rights in Greece.

The Producers | Athens | July 18

Next up on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Park Your Cinema lineup is "The Producers," a satirical comedy that follows a failing Broadway producer and a shy accountant who devise a plan to make a quick buck. Directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. The screening at the Great Lawn begins at 9 p.m. and admission is free.

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