Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
"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.
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.
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.
School and university students hoping to break into the music scene will be performing at the 15th edition of the Schoolwave festival, taking place on the Great Lawn at the Stavros Niarchos Center (SNFCC) from July 5 to 7. Twenty-one rising rock, rap and funk artists, chosen from among 113 entries, will be taking the stage over the three-day festival.
Fresh off the release of a Greek mythology-inspired album, Illinois native Andrew Bird is visiting Athens on Monday, June 24 for this year's Summer Nostos Festival. An indie-rock instrumentalist, Bird is widely loved for his innovative loop work, violin playing and, most importantly, his whistling. His latest album, "My Finest Work Yet," is his first with an overt political message.
Featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra of Athens and music by George Kouroupos, "The Chessboard Runaways" is one of many events lined up for this year's Summer Nostos Festival. This opera-play hybrid tells the story of two rebellious lovers, the White Queen and the Black Knight, who escape their strict chessboard life to explore freedom in the outside world.