Events at Megaron Athens Concert Hall
Charlie Chaplin’s son Eugene narrates his father’s story with deep-rooted emotion this Saturday, January 26, at 6:30PM. Through untold stories, memories and key moments of Charlie Chaplin’s illustrious career, the heartfelt homage will be accompanied by two of the world’s best orchestrators and arrangers in the cinema world, Jean-Pascal Beintus and Sylvain Morizet. Preserving Chaplin’s distinctive scores, the two musicians will perform suites for two pianos on Megaron’s “Trianti Hall Stage.”
“Goodnight, I love you”
Goodnight I love you is part of the celebratory events for Maria Callas’s birth centenary in December 2023. The exhibition, featuring a collection of the legendary diva’s memorabilia and wardrobe from Nikos Charalampopoulos’s collection, aims to shed light on the multifaceted personality of the esteemed soprano both on and off the stage. The display includes a representative costume created by Yannis Tsarouchis for Callas’ performance of the opera “Medea” at Epidaurus. Additionally, four costumes by Lila de Nobili from the “La Traviata” performance at “La Scala” in Milan will be showcased, along with a model of Piero Toschi’s costume designed for Pasolini’s “Medea.” The exhibition runs until January 30, daily from Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM.
“Cavalleria rusticana – Pagliacci” by Pietro Mascagni & Ruggero Leoncavallo
The Greek National Opera in its newest production showcases Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, renowned as the most famous double-bill opera. Directed by Nikos Karathanos and conducted by Antonello Allemandi this opera double bill will be hosted at the Stage of Stavros Niarchos Hall at the SNFCC this Saturday, January 28, at 7:30PM, and for four more performances. Both operas belong to the Italian “verismo” movement, seeking to portray the world with greater realism in the Italian opera in the last decade of the 19th century. Stepping away from the fervor ideals associated with Romantic operas, these short operas narrate the passions of ordinary people living in southern Italy.
“Failing in Love” Stand-up Comedy
Relationship failures can be a great source of laughs and Victor Patrascan, a mischievous comedian, knows this well as he has created a stand-up comedy show sharing stories about romantic adventures, dating successes, but mostly failures! Patrascan has performed in front of over 16.000 people in 2022 and has been entertaining audiences since 2012. The show will take place at the Arch Club Live Stage at 9PM. More information can be found on the event’s official page.
Athens Goes Vegan, Kypseli Municipal Market
Whether you are already familiar with the Veganuary or not, this weekend, starting on Saturday and running until Sunday from 1 PM to 11 PM, the Kypseli Municipal Market invites everyone to the Athens Goes Vegan event! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the vegan lifestyle and diet while enjoying music and beverages. Additionally, at this week’s pop-up store, “The Bees Hub,” you will find traditional local products and drinks from all over Greece, as well as artisanal and handmade jewelry, and more!