Visiting Athens the first two weeks of March? Check out the schedule below for the Carnivale happenings throughout the city of Athens!

Saturday, March 1 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
On Irakliodon Street, Thisseo
Athens Philharmonic Orchestra

The Athens Philharmonic Orchestra begins its musical journey through the winding streets of Plaka, spreading the spirit of Carnivale with Jazz and Latin rhythms, as well as beloved songs from the Greek cinema.

Various young artistsIn the afternoon and the evening, young up and coming artists take their turn at spreading the spirit with crazy Apokria with latin, funk, soul and 80’s music.

Saturday March 1, 2008
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Loca Latina performs authentic Carnivale music from Latin America while accompanied by Cuban dancers.

48 Hours
Funk, soul, and disco music turns up the heat on the night and promises to get everyone into the Carnivale spririt.

Sunday March 2, 2008
11:30 – 1:00 PM
The Exarchia – Neopolis Chorus and Mandolinata
On Sunday morning Dionysios Lavragas group presents Athenian operettas and songs from the 1930s. Take a step back in time to 1930s Athens.

Sunday March 2, 2008
18:00 – 22:00
Argyro Kaparou
A selection of the best known dances of the greatest Greek composers such as Xatzidakis, Theodorakis, Loizos, Moutsis, Xarhakos and Karounakis.Kostas Matzios and Angela Orfanou
Get into the mood at this concert with the music of some of Greece’s most beloved “laiki” music from Tsitsanis, Zabetas, Vamvakaris, Kaldaras and other great Greek composers. A chance to experience the feeling of the untranslatable word Greek word, “kefi”.

Saturday, March 8, 2008
11:30 – 1:00 PM
The Athens Philharmonic Orchestra continues the Carnivale festivities, wandering through Plaka while sharing popular Greek songs loved by all.

Saturday, March 8, 2008
6:00 – 10:00
A Theatrical Dream
Bring the big kids along for this musical theater performance featuring life size puppets.Marta Moreleon and her Band

What’s Carnivale without a bit of Brazil? Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to dance! Featuring samba and bosa nova from Brazil, salsa from Columbia and tsa tsa from Cuba.

Sunday, March 9, 2008
11:30 – 1:00 PM
Iraklidon Street, Thisseo
The Exarchia – Neopolis Chorus and Mandolinata

On Sunday morning Dionysios Lavragas group presents Athenian operettas and songs from the 1930s. Take a step back in time to 1930s Athens.

Sunday, March 9, 2008
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
“A Theatrical Dream”
Bring the kids along for this musical theater performance featuring life size puppets.
Yvette Jarvis and Black Jack
More dancing in the streets with songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.