Christmas celebrations and festivities may fade as the holidays wrap up, but new and exciting events are set to fill the first weekend of the year with art, music, and even circus acts! Here’s a list of interesting things you can do this weekend in Athens:
The Tiger Lilies — Lessons in Nihilism
The ingenious, two-time Olivier Award-winning Tiger Lilies will grace the Athenian stage at the “Half Note Jazz Club” for a series of concerts between January 5-8 and 12-15. The unique and much-loved British cult cabaret trio will present their new project, “Lessons in Nihilism,” along with previous works. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy their performance, which goes beyond a typical concert by the described “forefathers of Brechtian Punk Cabaret.”
The songs of Sunday
A tribute to Sundays—the day of rest, gathering with loved ones, a day of melancholy and joy. Three of the most renowned Greek artists of the latest generation (Yannis Papageorgiou, Yannis Dionysiou, and Nefeli Fasouli), accompanied by the sounds of bouzouki, lute, percussion, and double bass, invite us to experience the emotional palette this day brings. This concert, taking place at Gazarte, occurs on two Sundays, January 7 and 14 at 9 PM.
‘Turning Point’ Art exhibition
In diverse landscapes—urban, natural, and universal—ten artists use colorful brushstrokes, intense gestures, narrative collages, and descriptive compositions to share personal turning points. These diverse, intimate moments invite the audience to engage, dream, and communicate, giving the opportunity for a new beginning. Turning Point offers free admission and is hosted at the “THALATTA.art” contemporary art gallery, which will donate 5% of the proceeds from the exhibition to SciCo, a non-governmental organization dedicated to communicating scientific issues to the general public through innovative activities.
Life in Space Exhibition
The traveling Life in Space exhibition, the largest of its kind in Greece, is currently hosted in the country. Key exhibits include spatial stations, satellites, pieces, and models of rockets, space suits, and space food. For those curious about daily life in a space station—wondering how astronauts sleep and what they eat—this exhibition provides a unique experience. With over 50 exhibits, including original objects, visitors can engage in once-in-a-lifetime simulation experiences. The exhibition is open daily at the Goudi Olympic Complex until January 15. Further information is available on the exhibition’s official page.