What’s On 8-15 July: Music, travel, art, cinema and history. Take your pick..



On Sunday, 10 July the parish of ‘The Presentation of our Lady to the Temple’, 3 Macedon Avenue, North Balwyn together with the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, will hold a memorial service to honour the memory of Archbishop Kyprianos of Cyprus, Bishops Chrysanthos of Paphos, Meletios of Kiti, Lavrentions of Kerinia and other clergy, as well as the civilians, who were executed by the Ottoman Rulers on the 9th of July 1821 in Cyprus. The Memorial is under the auspices of the Victorian Council for the Greek National Day and emphasises the participation of Cyprus in Greece’s 400-year struggle for freedom. His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopoleos will conduct the Divine Liturgy and bless the Memorial in the presence of Government Representatives, Community Leaders and other Dignitaries. The 9th of July 1821, is a significant milestone for all Cypriots in the long-lasting History of Cyprus.

When: 10 July, at 10.30am

Where: The Presentation of our Lady to the Temple, 3 Macedon Avenue, North Balwyn


The Greek Community of Melbourne and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs are bringing back their summer camp after a long hiatus. The new experience, entitled Cultural Camp is for adults 18 and older (you must be 18 years of age by 8 July) and will take place in Northern Greece. The camp will be based in Thessaloniki with visits to Vergina, Nimphaio, Dion Olympus and Kastoria from 9 to 20 July (20 days inclusive). The fee is inclusive of all accommodation, meals, internal transfers, museum and site entries.

When: 9-20 July 2022

Where: Northern Greece

Applications: Online form available at https://bit.ly/3wEzBhX


Zoy Frangos is the son of a Greek migrant father and Indigenous-Australian mother, and is in many ways a ‘typical’ Australian. This show tells Zoy’s own personal and musical story. From his childhood in Ballarat, Zoy has since found his place on the stage. He performed in Pecan Summer, the world’s first Indigenous opera composed by Deborah Cheetham, understudied Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, played Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and was seen most recently with Tina Arena in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical EVITA. Backed by a powerhouse band and joined by his wife Elisa Colla, Zoy tells his story with honesty and humour. Be blown away by his variations on classic songs like ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ and the theme from The Godfather.

When: 18 July 2022

Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tickets: $30 via www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2022/festivals-and-series/morning-melodies/zoy-frangos-variations


Setting Sun Festival Greek Program, will go ahead next month at the Delphi Bank Mezzanine of the Greek Centre on Lonsdale Street. The short films selected from the Athens Short Film Festival (Psarokokalo) will be screened on Sunday August 21 from 5pm to 8.30pm.

The films include dramas: Beauty, Just Like Water, Soul Food, Violetta, 1980, and Paradox; two documentaries: Vouta, and Every Sunday; Horror: Amygdala; and an animation: Elevation.

One of the films, Just like Water by Manos Triantafillakis’s opens with a quote by Heraclitus “For souls, it is death to become water, and for water death to become earth. Water comes into existence out of earth, and soul out of water”.

When: Sunday August 21 from 5pm to 8.30pm

Where: The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets & Bookings: $22 via https://www.trybooking.com/events/928552/sessions/3276935/sections/1676734/tickets

Giorgos Tsalikis. Photo: Eurokinissi



Singer and songwriter Giorgos Tsalikis has once again teamed up with popular laika singer Vasiliki Ntanta for a much anticipated performance on 17 September 2022 at The Bellevue Venue – so gather the troops, mark your diary and secure your tickets. The two had to postpone their sold-out shows due to CoVID-19 last year and have promised to make up for the wait, ten-fold.

When: Saturday, 17 September at 8 pm to 18 September 1am

Where: The Bellevue Venue, 2-10 Restwell Street, Sydney, NSW

Tickets: allevents.in/hurstville/giorgos-tsalikis-ft-vasiliki-ntanta-2022/200022838170210



Dance and feast like a Greek at Greek Street Food Inc On Saturday 9 July 2022 from 5pm-8pm. Mlanda Milaa in Queensland are hosting a unique day, inviting everyone to enjoy a bite by the fire or grab some take-away. All the usual favourites like souvlaki, traditional Greek dishes and rotisserie specials will be available plus a special extension of the menu featuring vegetarian and kids meals.

If you would like a table, bookings are essential.

When: Saturday July 9, at 5-8 AEST

Where: 1720 Malanda Millaa, Millaa Rd, Jaggan QLD Bookings: 0482 988 031



The Biggest selling band in Greek History, PYX LAX, brings a musical experience for the ages to Thebarton for all ages on Friday 16 September. The voice and soul of a generation comes to Australia with a repertoire of songs which changed the musical landscape of Greece. Just like the Beatles changed western music, Pyx Lax changed modern Greek music.

When: Friday 16 September 2022, Doors 7pm, Show 8:00pm

Where: Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville, SA

Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005C819DF11CC4

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