Apokries 2009 – Carnival 2009 – Mardi Gras in Athens

February 19, 2009

 

11 AM

Tsikno pempti celebration

Traditional celebration starting at 11 AM, with the City of Athens Philharmonic Orchestra, opening the program with holiday music.  The festivities will continue with songs from the various Greek musical groups, playing rembetika, laiko (popular) and traditional Greek songs.

 

Varvakios Agora  (Athens Central Market on Athenas Street)

 

February 19, 2009

 

8:30 PM

Music and songs starting at 8:30 PM – The night will be filled with the music and songs of Lambos Karelas and Thodoris Papadopoulos. 

 

Thissio

 

February 19, 2009

7 PM

The City of Athens mixed chorus will stroll through the Plaka beginning at 7 PM, serending visitors with seasonal music.  The musical parade begins at Adrianou Street.

 

Plaka

 

 

Concerts in the city center

Friday – February 20

6 PM

Disco Rythms/ Life Music

Ermou pedestrian street

Friday – February 20

8 PM

Laiko Music Concert (Popular Greek music)

Filomousos Square, Plaka

Friday, Ferbuary 20

8 PM

City of Athens Youth Philharmonic Latin Rythms

Plateia Psirri

Saturday February 21

Noon

The Greek Music Workshop performs popular Greek music

Plateia Monasteraki

Saturday February 21

8 PM

Popular Greek music Concert with Ralia Christidou and Melina Aslanidou

Thissio metro station square

Sunday February 22

5 PM

Concert with Kostis Maravegias, Greek rock music

Thissio metro station square

Sunday February 22

11 AM

City of Athens Philharmonic Orchestra in concert

Ermou pedestrian street

Monday February 23

8:30 PM

Athenian Traditional Chorus, Dionysios Lavragas in Concert – Ioanian island songs for the season

National Lyric Opera (Akadamias Street)

Friday February 27

Noon

Traditional Greek music

Monasteraki Metro Station

Friday February 27

6 PM

Cuban Rhythms Live Music

Monasteraki Metro Station

Saturday February 28

Noon

De Stijl in concert

Thissio metro station square

Saturday February 28

8 PM

Popular Greek music concert

Thissio metro station square

Sunday March 1

11:30 AM

Cuban Rhythms Live Music

Ermou pedestrian street

Sunday March 1

8:30 PM

Laiko – Popular Greek Music Concert

Ermou pedestrian street

 

 

 

 

Get Down and Dance at Technolopolis

February 21, Saturday 

8:30 PM

 

– The Red Party featuring latin and tango rythms, the space has been transformed into a 50’s nightclub, and TANGarto plays live music while professional dancer perform.

 

February 25, Wednesday

8:30 PM

 

Zoi Tiganouria, Latin Tango and Jazz rythms gets the party going.

February 26 Thursday

8:30 PM

 

– Join our journey to Cuba with the sounds of Cuban artists.

 

February 28, Saturday

8:30 PM

 

Gold party of the 80’s – Funk, soul, disco, R&B and reggae – dance the night away with the group Plastic People.

March 1, Sunday

8:30 PM

 

The Blue Party – the highlight of the Apokries – Carnival season where the Athenians will come out to party and enjoy Greek music by the Yorgos Milanas group.

Carnival Celebrations For the Kids – Zappeion

 

 

 

 

Tuesday February 17

4:30 PM

Children’s Carnival – Mardi Gras Party featuring performances by traditional dance troupes

 

Kipseli MultiCenter – Kalogera 18, Kipseli

 

Friday February 20

7 PM

Children’s Carnival – Mardi Gras Party – featuring theatrical performances (in Greek)

Kipseli MultiCenter – Kalogera 18, Kipseli

 

Friday February 20

6:30 PM

Family Carnival – Mardi Gras Celebration –

Ano Petralona Cultural Center – Dimofontos 164

Friday February 20

7 PM

Family Carnival – Mardi Gras Celebration –with traditional dance, come watch the party or come and dance along with the locals

Kato Petralona Cultural Center – Athenodorou 61

Friday February 20

7 PM

Children’s Carnival – Mardi Gras Party – featuring Apokries rhythms

Leoforos Alexandra Multi Center – Leof Alexandra 152

Sunday February 15

All day long

 

Children’s Choir and Jugglers

 

Zappeio

Sunday February 22

 

All day long

 

Children’s Choir and Jugglers

 

Zappeio

Saturday –February 21, 22, 2009

 

From 11 AM – 3 PM

From 5:30 – 8 PM

 

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration with activities for families and children – featuring musical performances, jugglers, clowns, dance lessons for young and the young at heart.

Dionysios Areopakitis pedestrian street

Sunday February 22

 

From 11 AM – 3 PM

From 5:30 – 8 PM

 

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration with activities for families and children – featuring musical performances, jugglers, clowns, dance lessons for young and the young at heart.

Dionysios Areopakitis Boardwalk

Satuday February 28 , 2009 

From 11 AM – 3 PM

From 5:30 – 8 PM

 

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration with activities for families and children – featuring musical performances, jugglers, clowns, dance lessons for young and the young at heart.

Dionysios Areopakitis pedestrian street

March 1, 2009 

From 11 AM – 3 PM

From 5:30 – 8 PM

 

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration with activities for families and children – featuring musical performances, jugglers, clowns, dance lessons for young and the young at heart.

Dionysios Areopakitis pedestrian street

Saturday February 21 and February 28, 2009

From 11 AM

Parade with 10 floats featuring the children of Athens

Starts at the Thissio station and heads to the Dioynios Aeropakitis pedestrian street

February 22 until March 2

 

Go Green in Athens with the city’s eco-friendly kite exhibition in preparation for the kite flying Clean Monday festival

Courtyard of the Athens Cultural Center – Akadamias 50

 

Free Music and Dance Around the City of Athens

February 14, 2009

Noon

City of Athens Big Bank Jazz

Kolonaki Square

February 16, 2009 Monday

8:30 PM

Opera gala by the City of Athens Symphony Orchestra, free admission

Soloist Eleni Stamidou, Soprano and Andonis Koroneos, Tenor

Illisia Denisi Theater

February 16, 2009

8:30 PM

Concert by Glykyria and Eleni Tsaligopoulou

Neos Kosmos Multi Venue

February 19, 2009, Thursday

8:30 PM

Concert featuring Pandelis Abatzis “Hurray for the Laika Girls”

Neos Kosmos Multi Venue

February 21, 2009, Saturday

8:30 PM

Estudiandina, old popular songs from turn of the century Greece

Neos Kosmos Multi Venue

February 25, 2009, Wednesday

8:30 PM

Concert featuring Lakis Halkias, Vasilis Skoulas, and Gerasimos Andreatos

Neos Kosmos Multi Venue

February 19, 2009 Thursday

6 PM

Concert featuring popular music by the Chordelades Group, recreation of a Vlach wedding with island songs

Plateia Plita, Ag. Artemios

February 20, 2009,. Friday

8 PM

Traditional music concert

Plateia Petroula

Feburary 20, 2009, Friday

6 PM

The songs we loved, a music and dance program with songs by Zabetas, Hiotis, Plessas, Hadjidakis (Hatzidakis) and others

Plateia Lagoumedji,

Neos Kosmos

February 22, 2009, Sunday

11 AM

Traditional Greek dances

Plateia Agiou Ioannis, Vouliagmeni

February 23, 2009, Monday

9 PM

City of Athens Big Band Jazz Concert

Dance Theater Roes (Iakou 16, Gazi)

February 23, 2009 Monday

6:30 PM

Popular music concert

Petrino in Votanikos

February 24, 2009, Tuesday

6:30 PM

Popular music concert

“Melina” Cultural Center, Heraklidon 66, Thissio

February 28, 2009, Saturday

11:30 AM

Areti Katime and her group performing traditional Greek folk music

“Melina” Cultural Center, Heraklidon 66, Thissio

February 24, 2009, Tuesday

7 PM

City of Athens Philharmonic Orchestra

Seventh District Theater, Parnormou 59

February 28, 2009, Saturday

11 AM

Stroll along with the Dionysios Lavragas group folk chorus and mandolins of Neopolis and Excharia

Excharia

March 1, 2009, Sunday

11:30 AM

Traditional music concert

Plateia Ag. Georgiou – Akadamia Platanos