‘Boulevard Des Italiens’ Opera Gala, Olympia Municipal Theatre ‘Maria Callas’

Opera enthusiasts will have the opportunity to savor a unique concert this Sunday, January 21, at Olympia Municipal Theatre where Alessandro Bonato will conduct Athens’ Municipal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Some of the world’s leading lyric singers will perform arias and ensembles from the operas of Spontini, Cherubini, Rossini, Donizetti, and Verdi transporting the audience to the 19th century’s “Grand Opéra.” Doors open at 8:30PM.

26th Olympia International Film Festival, Greek Film Archive

The 26th Olympia International Film Festival held annually, brings quality cinema to children, adolescents, young people, educators, parents and film enthusiasts of all ages. The award-winning movies of the festival that took place during last December including short films, feature films and animation movies, will be screened this weekend at the Greek Film Archive (Tainiothiki tis Ellados). Screenings start on Saturday January 20 at 4:45PM- 9:15PM and Sunday January 21 at 4:30PM-9:15PM.

Stand Up Comedy Show, by the Athens English Comedy Club

This Sunday January 21 brace yourself for a potluck of comedy where both experienced and new comedians try out their best jokes. “Some of them will be good, some of them will be great, and some will never see the light of day again. It’s up to you!” The show will be hosted by the Athens English Comedy Club which has been hosting lineup shows, open mic shows, online competitions, and comedy workshops featuring international comedians since 2019. This weekend’s show starts at 9PM at ELIART Theatre with more shows scheduled for January 26 and February 4. For tickets and additional information visit the Athens English Comedy Club page.

‘Day by Day’ Art exhibition, Michalis Kiousis

Michalis Kiousis’ new solo exhibition delves into the fluidity of everyday life, a theme that resonates universally and personally. His artworks portray people in their daily life and activities and capture “a condition of waiting: for what is to come, for what continues or what defines their personal struggles, goals or their frustrations.” Kiousis’ human-centered approach is inspired by his own experiences and memories collected in Senegal between 2018-2022, reflecting his role as a traveler and keen observer of Senegalese people’s lives. The exhibition hosted at Alma Contemporary Art Gallery offers free admission and is open for visits from January 19 to February 17 during the gallery’s opening hours.

By Michalis Kiousis, La Vendeuse, acrylics and oils on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, 2023

Michalis Kiousis, ‘The Crossroad’, acrylics and oils on canvas,
70 x 120 cm, 2023