ATHENS’ CULTURAL SCENE FOR SEPTEMBER
Goran Bregović needs no introduction. If you’ve ever watched any of Emir Kusturica’s films such as Time of the Gypsies or Arizona Dream, you’ve definitely felt the pull to stand up and dance to Bregović’s Balkan tunes. Now it’s your chance to see him perform with his Wedding and Funeral Band in Athens and join in the wild Bacchic energy of his live concerts.
September 4& 5
‘Eins Zwei Drei’ by Martin Zimmermann at Pireos 260
A hilarious spectacle mirroring the complexity and violence of contemporary relationships and power struggles unfolds when three clowns show up and turn everything upside down.
Aristophanes’ ‘The Knights’, directed by Konstantinos Rigos
This summer, “The Knights”, one of Aristophanes’ most explicitly political comedies, was presented with great success at provincial theatres around the country in a production directed by Konstantinos Rigos.
September 1 to 22
Woody Allen, joined by his New Orleans Jazz Band, has included Athens in what is to be his last ever European tour. The celebrated filmmaker, actor, writer, and musician is also a jazz enthusiast who has been performing with his band at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan every Monday evening since 1997. At his Herodeion show, just like at any of his shows, there will be no playlist, just improv.
One of Greece’s most famous and loved singers, Yiannis Parios will be performing in Athens this September at various locations. Known and loved across the world for his love songs and ballads, Parios has been part of the Greek and international music scene for more than 40 years.
September 2, 6 & 23
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s Park Your Cinema open-air film screenings will continue into September. All films will be screened at the Panoramic Steps, starting at 20:30. Admission is free but online pre-registration is required.
From September 3.
49th Zappeion Book Festival
The 49th Zappeion Book Festival, being staged at its customary open-air location outside Zappeion Hall, honours the timeless value of books and sheds light on the cultural side of Athens. For this year’s edition, the book festival is paying tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.