Arts & Culture, Things to do

Looking for events as late September-early October kicks in ?

Are you still downtown searching for the hottest events around??

We are here to suggest tons of them and let you decide what suits you better.

In any case, a new season starts for everyone involved and interested in culture & entertainment happenings. 

To mention some of the most accurate ideas, clubs, theaters, and cinemas reopen while festivals continue to bring their fame to the city and highlight every aspect of Athenian flow. 

Here are the top-notch shows to be or see when fall comes ?

Alternative Stage of the National Opera introduces various adaptations of new and classic works that will fascinate you, making you feel like you are in a futuristic, Avant-garde world. See the program and pick among tributes inspired by Greek Revolution in 1821, Mikis Theodorakis, the emblematic composer and his songs, and operatic trilogies. 

Under the concept of the Aeschylia festival, you can enjoy Greek repertoire by country stars like Greek folk singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Grammy’s choice, George Perris having an international reputation for performing at emblematic venues in and out of our borders. As a beautiful duet, they will bring alive pop, folk, jazz, and rebetiko melodies in a magical evening in the landscape of the historical city of Eleusis. 

Athens Biennale is also getting ready to launch again this year in our city’s center. Local and global artists will present their projects through installations, video art, performances, sculptures, paintings, and other hybrid combinations of artworks. Stay up for the date and more info since we expect them to release it around this period.  

A significant cultural appointment is the Athens International Film Festival or Premiere Nights, where you can see a plurality of movies, short films, and various documentaries. Experimental, poetic, and independent, innovative cinema made by new directors, actors, and research teams. The program is almost out, so be aware and prepare for a taste of local filmography, plus plenty of screenings from every corner of the world.  

Except for the above, you can watch the last megahits from Athens Epidaurus Festival at the Herodes Atticus ancient theater by booking tickets on Antigone, the known tragedy of a woman symbol, and finishing with seeing a new adaptation of Iphigenia in Aulis, Euripides playwright. 

Besides, you can take part in the Race for the Cure marathon and register to run for a good cause through Athens highlights and historical roads supporting women’s health and raising awareness for breast cancer. If you are not willing or capable of running, you can always pick your friends and family to aid by walking, contributing as a volunteer, or even finding a digital way to help reach the goal.  

Lastly, an urban festival called Petit Paris d’Athènes 2022, founded to honor Athens downtown neighborhoods inspired by the street names of many French philhellenes, will take place soon. This year is dedicated to Smyrna’s cultural heritage in the memory of 100 years after its destruction. The historical landscape of Metaxourgio will be covered with cosmopolitan music, street arts, and visual exhibits for you to taste the transition from old to the new revival of history. 

PS: Do not forget that this weekend national museums and archaeological sites will have free admission. Stay alert and go on every adventure this city hides! 

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