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What's On In Athens In September
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What's On In Athens In September

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Updated: 7 October 2016
August is drawing to its close and pretty soon the early farewell greetings of Kalo Xeimona (Happy Winter, a greeting used at the end of the summer) will soon be the music of the day. With the first Athenians slowly returning home, it does feel like summer is ending. Don’t despair, however, as September has plenty to offer in the way of must-see exhibitions and live performances to attend. Read on to know what’s on in September in Athens.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4th


Monika | © Heythisis Archange/WikiCommons / L'Homme invisible, Philippe Perrot | © cea +/Flickr / Marilyn Monroe & Clark Gable | © Macfadden Publications/WikiCommons / Foam Party | © Venturaartist/PixaBay

Monika | © Heythisis Archange/WikiCommons / L’Homme invisible, Philippe Perrot | © cea/Flickr / Marilyn Monroe & Clark Gable | © Macfadden Publications/WikiCommons / Foam Party | © Venturaartist/PixaBay

MUSIC | Enjoy Promising Greek Singer-Songwriter Monika Live In Athens

📅  02 September

Enjoy once more one of the most promising Greek singer-songwriters of our time as young Monika performs with New York-based band Planet Tiki in the gardens of the Megaro Mousikis Concert Hall. She will present her new unreleased song ‘Hey Hallelujah’ in what will be her only concert in Athens this year, whilst revisiting some of her old hits.

Tickets: € 12 or 14 at the doors. For info, call: +30 210 7282333

📍 Gardens of Megaron Mousikis

 

CINEMA | Revisit An All-Time Classic At The National Archaeological Museum Courtyard

📅 02 September | Screening at 09:30 PM

The 6th Athens Open Air Film Festival is coming to an end, and this is one of the last chances to catch the screening of The Misfits, a 1960s classic starring icons Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. The movie gained in significance as it was their last appearance on the silver screen for each respective star. Don’t skimp on popcorn; the film is over two hours long. Free admission.

📍 National Archaeological Museum

 

ART | Get Acquainted With The Departed At Frissiras Museum

📅 01 September – 31 December

This exhibition is a tribute to The Departed, twenty-eight contemporary artists in the Frissiras’ collection who have long since deceased, in an attempt to introduce them to a younger audience. The exhibition will retrace their oeuvre and prove that art is immortal. Featured artists include Demosthenis Skoulakis, Henk Van Boekel, Susan Hay, Vasso Katraki, Philippe Perrot, Chryssa Romanou and Jean Rustin, among others.

📍 Frissiras Museum, Monis Asteriou 3

 

PARTY | Pop Some Bubbles At Foamland – The Ultimate Foam Party

📅 02 September | Doors open at 10:00 PM.

Since its launch a couple years ago, Massroom Poolside Club has organized the best foam parties in town. This year again, the Foam party is back. Prepare for an epic line-up as well as a LOT of fun. Water guns, inflatable water mattress, foam cannons and anything you can think of will be waiting for you at the “sudsiest” party of the year.

📍 Massroom Poolside Club

 


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5th – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th


Party | © Designatic/Pixabay / Djembe | ©kleuske/Flickr / Good Vibes | © Matthias Ohle/PixaBay / Performance on the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, in the Acropolis of Athens| © Bobby H/WikiCommons

Party | © Designatic/Pixabay / Djembe | ©kleuske/Flickr / Good Vibes | © Matthias Ohle/PixaBay / Performance on the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, in the Acropolis of Athens| © Bobby H/WikiCommons

MUSIC | Spend A Night Of Emotion At The Hundred Gypsy Violins Performance Under The Stars

📅 08 September at 8:30 – 11:00 PM

The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra hardly needs an introduction. Performing for over 30 years, this band is coming once again to Athens to perform at the majestic Odeon of Herodes Atticus theater for an incredible night under the Acropolis.

📍 Odeon of Herodes Atticus theater

 

CINEMA | Catch An Outdoor Flick At A Seaside Open Air Cinema

📅 08 – 14 September | Screenings at 9:00 and 11:00 PM

The premiere of the latest Tom Hanks movie is set for Thursday at outdoor cinema Ciné Floisvos by the seaside. The movie, with its ideal location, is an excellent way to end a day at the beach.

📍 Ciné Floisvos

 

PARTY | Dance The Night Away At Best 92.6 – The Beach Party Saturday

📅 10 September at 8:30 PM

Prolong the summer with Best Radio 92.6 at Bolivar Beach Bar. Dance along to some of the best Greek DJs including Maria Papidaki, Evi Sidiropoulou Fading Soul and Sotus Bo.

📍 Bolivar Beach Bar

 

EVENT | Let Everything Go And Get It All Out At Harouna Dembele & Aminata Touré Dance Workshop

📅 10 – 11 September 

Travel to beautiful Africa and learn the basics of djembe with world-acclaimed djembe player Harouna Dembele. Prefer dancing? Then come the next day for a West African Dance class with Aminata Touré at the Pangea World Music Center.

📍 Pangea World Music Center

 

PARTY | Get The Party Started At PIXI Summer Sessions Vol.17 At Island Bar

📅 11 September at 9:00 PM

Change the way you see and hear music at the PIXI Summer Sessions Vol. 17 at one of the best beach-side clubs on the Athens Riviera.

📍 Island Club

 


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12th – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18th


Imam Baildi (Greece) at Rio Loco 2015 | ©Pablo Tupin-Noriega/WikiCommons/ Tongue Piercing| © Marnamel/WikiCommons / Greek rock composer/singer Yannis Aggelakas | © Badseed/WikiCommons / Meditation| © Geralt/ Pixabay

Imam Baildi (Greece) at Rio Loco 2015 | ©Pablo Tupin-Noriega/WikiCommons/ Tongue Piercing| © Marnamel/WikiCommons / Greek rock composer/singer Yannis Aggelakas | © Badseed/WikiCommons / Meditation| © Geralt/ Pixabay

EVENT | Week Of Piercings – Black Dahlia Tattoo & Piercing Studio

📅 12- 17 September

Always wanted to get a microdermal piercing but never brave enough to actually do it? Or maybe you just want a third piercing on your ear. Whatever it is, now’s your chance during the Black Dahlia Tattoo & Piercing Studio’s week of piercings.

📍 Black Dahlia Tattoo & Piercing Studio

 

MUSIC | Technopolis Welcomes Giannis Aggelakas And His Band

📅 12 September at 9:00 PM

As one of the most unique modern Greek singers, Giannis Aggelakas is better known as the former lead vocal for the Greek rock band Trypes. In September, he will be performing with his band for a delightful evening of new tunes and likely a few old classics. Tickets (from 13 euros on) are to be purchased at the entrance.

📍 Technopolis of Athens

 

EVENT | Celebrate The Full Moon With A Yoga Session

📅 16 September at 7:00 PM

Why not welcome this beautiful event in peace and serenity? The Full Moon Yoga Therapy is your dose of Zen to get ready for the toughest month of the year. For more info on directions and the full program, send an email to:  yogaretreatgreece@gmail.com.

 

MUSIC | Get Your Groove On With Imam Baildi – Kalokairi Ksana

📅 17 September at 9:00 PM

With Idra Kayne as the opening act, Imam Baildi will get you dancing with its perfect blend of traditional Greek sounds mixed with more exotic flavours.

📍 Beakeio Theater – Peiraia

 

EVENT | Meet And Greet European Authors At The British Council’s Third Annual European Literary Walk

📅 17 September at noon

A new edition where writers, actors and journalists get together and read extracts from the best of the guests’ works in an open event at the Stoa tou Vivliou (Book Arcade). A discussion session with each author will follow the readings where the public is welcome to participate.

📍 Stoa tou Vivliou (Book Arcade)

 


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th


Onassis Cultural Center, Athens | © Tomislav Medak/Flickr / Buika | © Allpartsmove/WikiCommons / Panoramic view of Technopolis, in Athens, Greece | © Hoverfish/WikiCommons / A Belly Dancer in Marrakech (Morocco)| © Etan J. Tal/ WikiCommons

Onassis Cultural Center, Athens | © Tomislav Medak/Flickr / Buika | © Allpartsmove/WikiCommons /
Panoramic view of Technopolis, in Athens, Greece | © Hoverfish/WikiCommons / A Belly Dancer in Marrakech (Morocco)| © Etan J. Tal/ WikiCommons

MUSIC | Immerse Yourself In Buika’s World At Herodion

📅 20 September

Compared to Nina Simone yet with a more flexible vocal range, Buika will transport you around the world with her music influenced by flamenco, jazz, pop, soul and African polyrhythm. You won’t regret it.

📍 Odeon of Herodes Atticus theater

 

EXHIBITION | Explore The Relationship Between The Western And Islamic Worlds With Navine Khan-Dossos

📅 Until 25th September 2016

This is the last week to see Imagine a Palm Tree by British artist Navine Khan-Dossos. The exhibition is an artistic overview examining the position Athens holds between the West & Islamic worlds today.

📍 Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

 

EVENT | Celebrate The European Day of Languages Multilingual Festival At Technopolis

📅 24 September from 10.00 AM

Foreign language institutes and embassies, along with the Representation of the European Commission in Greece, will present a multilingual festival with songs, dance, stories and games for all ages to celebrate the European Day of Languages.

📍 Technopolis of Athens (Dexamenis Katharismou building)

 

WORKSHOP | Express Yourself Through Dance At The Middle Eastern Fusion Dance Workshop

📅 24 – 25 September

This workshop is designed to help dancers discover and learn about Middle Eastern Fusion Dance whilst overcoming stylistic limits to explore yourself better.

📍 Open Space Studio

 

EVENT | Be Part of Digitized 2016

📅 24 September at 11:00 PM

Design and user-interfaces: if this this speak to you and you want to learn more, join the Digitized community and participate in seminars, lectures and workshops with leading experts in the industry.

📍 The Onassis Cultural Centre


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26th – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th


Ancient theatre of Herodes Atticus | © Spyros Salamouras/WikiCommons / Sivert Høyem performs at Piknik i Parken in Oslo on 25 June 2016| © Tore Sætre/WikiCommons / Marie Munroe | © Halina Sjuve Haanæs/WikiCommons / Edith Piaf| © Nationaal Archief, Den Haag/ WikiCommons

Ancient theatre of Herodes Atticus | © Spyros Salamouras/WikiCommons / Sivert Høyem performs at Piknik i Parken in Oslo on 25 June 2016| © Tore Sætre/WikiCommons / Marie Munroe | © Halina Sjuve Haanæs/WikiCommons / Edith Piaf| © Nationaal Archief, Den Haag/ WikiCommons

 

MUSIC | Don’t Miss Sivert Hoyem At The Odeon Of Herodes Atticus Theater

📅 29 September at 7:30 PM

Considered as one of Norway’s most enduring artists, Sivert Høyem is best known as the former lead singer of rock band Madrugada, now enjoying a solo career. He will be performing along with his band and a string quartet, welcoming Marie Munroe as the opening act. Tickets available here.

📍 Odeon of Herodes Atticus theater

 

LECTURES | Explore The Link Between Photography & Cinema At The Hellenic American Union

📅 29 – 30 September

The Hellenic American Union hosts the 11th edition of its series of lectures on photography and cinema by Platon Rivellis, with a focus on religion.

📍 Hellenic American Union

 

MUSIC | Attend A One-Time-Only Presentation Of Piaf! The Show At The Herod Atticus Theater

📅 28 September at 8:30 PM – 11 PM

Spend a memorable evening with singer-actress Anne Carrere in Piaf! The Show, a musical performance based on the life and songs of French musical icon Edith Piaf, oft-referred to as ‘the Little Sparrow.’

📍 Odeon of Herodes Atticus theater