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What’s up in Athens? Check all the current events!

Athens is the most open city you can be, so there are many events to join and see. Live shows, festivals, performances, and other happenings are due in this city. It is a place for all tastes, art, parties, and new experiences. 

Beginning from the 12th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, people take a glimpse at selected films honored by the Greek Film Archive for their experimental, cutting-edge value and impact on history. There is a detailed program here to choose from the screenings. 

Next is Aegean Cocktail & Spirits Week presenting fancy drinks made of tsipouro and ouzo, the Greek traditional spirits that create top cocktails, and organizing workshops to teach you how to do the same. Try them and more in classic twists while booking your place here

Besides the above, the capital hosts events full of music and significant artists that come downtown. Eject Festival brings Muse, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Pet Shop Boys, and Pet Shop Boys. Also, Release Festival welcomes London Grammar, LP, Hooverphonic, and Parov Stelar. 

Athens Pride 2022 happens every year to honor, celebrate, and remind of the LBTQ+ community rights, coming this June with spectacular shows and safe spaces for artistic expression. Poetry sessions, drag performances, and more dedicated to acceptance and visibility. See the full programme here.

On the other side, if you want to chill with a view, try to attend Jazz Nights with Acropolis Views, including live jazz concerts, finger food, and Greek wine tasting at Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel rooftop. A low-budget chance to listen to and learn about the Athenian jazz music scene. A summer night for locals and visitors.

SNF Nostos 2022 is also hosting concerts in town as Greek reggae live and the most popular RnB singer Jorja Smith, relaxing parties, and newborn stars from the young generation. Find the detailed program here, and enjoy a free entrance to the most open cultural city places. You can also stay for some beer or a picnic walk. 

One of the most awaited events in the city is the Colour Day Festival, a celebration of colors, an all-day fun experience that gives a color bombing intense sense, inspired by India’s Holi festive. Greek performers, a colored powder palette, creativity, and futuristic background offer a color blocking moment and the ability to paint yourself or others. 

The Onassis, another impactful cultural center, features a film trilogy named Gener8ion by French-Greek director Romain Gavras who depicts an Athenian industrial microcosm, a collaboration with artists. The project is all about futurism, neo aesthetics, a meta social world, and an urban setting in a multimedia video memo characterized by youth creation hopes under a dying destructive environment. Free admission with entrance tickets you can find here

Keep your energy and curiosity to make a trip to all the striking happenings before leaving this city, learn what is going on, collect your favorites, and promise to come back and recall everything. Athens is yours to discover!

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