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Events in Athens not to be missed March 7, 2008

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Greece.
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Carnival 2008 > Saturday – March 10 > The City of Athens has organized various activities, including live music shows (Latin, jazz, soul and Greek), children’s activities, stilt-walking, kite-flying, juggling and more to celebrate this year’s Carnival season. At various venues, such as Thiseion, the streets of Plaka, Zappeion Hall and Philopappou Hill. For information > www.cityofathens.gr

Hellenikon Olympic Complex, Former Airport, Hellenikon, Athens > Saturday > 2nd March Metal Day > Metal music festival, with live shows by Nightwish, Annihilator, Nevermore and many others. For information > www.mmdfestival.gr

Trianon Filmcenter, 21 Kodringtonos & Patission Street, Athens, tel 210 8222702 > Tonight > Under Alkis Baltas, the Orchestra of Colors will perform works by Purcell, Britten and Handel, before the screening of the film “Dangerous Liaisons”. At 8.30 p.m.

Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annex, 138 Pireos & Andronikou Street, Gazi, Athens, tel 210 3453338 > Tomorrow > Conducted by Haris Iliadis, the Athens State Orchestra will perform works by Carl Maria von Weber, Tielman Susato, Carl Orff and others, with trumpet player Ioannis Karabetsos. 8.30 p.m. Admission is 10 euros.

Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, 22 Aghion Asomaton Street, Kerameikos, Athens, tel 210 3251311 > Exhibition of artworks that interact with the museum’s permanent exhibits and are also combined with Michalis Andronikos`s music, by Irini Gonou. To Sunday.

Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias Street, Kolonaki, Athens, tel 210 3680000 > “Life is a Movie: John Cassavetes & Friends: Exhibition with more than 100 photographs as well as movie posters, part of a tribute to filmmaker John Cassavetes. To Saturday.

Jewish Museum, 39 Nikis Street, Syntagma, Athens, tel 210 3225582 > “Peenemuende”: Exhibition of photographs and videos from the Peenemunde Army Research Center, which was a major rocket test center between 1936 and 1945, by Franka Hoernschemeyer. To March 31.

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