What’s On 8 April – 15 April


QLD

PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL
Celebrate all things Greek at Paniyiri Greek Festival, Brisbane’s biggest Greek celebration, jam-packed with Zorba dancing, honey puff eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, markets stalls, rides, sideshow alley, fireworks and lots of delicious Greek food.
When: 22 – 23 May
Where: 91 Cordelia St, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101
Info: Paniyiri Facebook page

NSW

PAINTINGS AND PRESENTATION: GUIDED BY THE EYES OF GENERAL MAKRIYANNIS
The Athenian Association of NSW Inc in collaboration with the Greek Community of NSW under the auspices of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia have pleasure in presenting Dr Vassilios Adrachtas deliver his presentation on the memoirs of General Yannis Makriyannis along with paintings by artist Panagiotis Zografos.
When: 6 April – 11 April
Where: Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington, NSW, 2021
Info: The Athenian Association Facebook page

THE ROLE OF PHILHELLENISM IN THE 1821 GREEK REVOLUTION
Associate Professor Nicholas Doumanis of UNSW and Professor Nikos Papastergiadis of the University of Melbourne will be coming together to shed light on the significant role played by Philhellenes and Philhellenism in the 1821 Revolution.
When: 15 April, 6:30pm
Where: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204
Bookings & Info: The Factory Theatre website

THEATRE: GREEK WEDDING
Greek Wedding is an Australian comedy play inspired by the American movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
When: 23 – 24 April, 7:00pm
Where: Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre, Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW, 2485
Bookings & Info: Eventbrite

ACT

HELLENIC KIDS CULTURAL ACTIVITIES PROGRAM
For children in Kindy–Year 6 – featuring six days worth of fun and engaging activity sessions, over 2 weeks! The program will give kids the chance to learn about Greek culture and heritage in fun and interactive ways.
When: 7 – 15 April, 9:00am
Where: Hellenic Club of Canberra, Matilda Street, Woden, Canberra, ACT, 2606
Bookings: TryBooking
Info: Facebook event page

VIC

LIVE @ THE LEFKADIAN
Lefkadian Live is back! The night will include live Greek music and of course plenty of food and drinks. Music by Con Kalamaras, Wayne Simmons and Miltos Photopoulos.
When: 9 April, 7:30pm
Where: 124 Bell St, Coburg, VIC, 3058
Bookings & Info: Lefkadian Brotherhood Facebook page

LECTURE 3 – GREECE’S WAR FOR ‘INDEPENDENCE’ 
Dr Con Allimonos’ presentation examines the Wars for ‘Independence’ that followed ‘1821’ and discusses why and how certain former Ottoman (and Italian) regions were incorporated into the Greek State and others not.
When: 10 April, 11:00am
Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Bookings & Info: Hellenic Museum website

INFORMATIVE SESSIONS BY PRONIA – DIABETES
Participants will learn about how and why diabetes occurs (including risk factors), as well as its diagnosis, management and complications. The session highlights the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the prevention of diabetes. Due to limited room capacity and COVID-19 safety operations, registrations are essential for all sessions.
When: 14 April, 11:00am
Where: Clayton Community Centre, 9-15 Cooke St, Clayton, VIC, 3168
Bookings & Info: Call PRONIA during business hours on (03) 9388 9998 or email: antoniosm@pronia.com.au

LECTURE 4 – HISTORICAL MARKERS THAT SHAPED GREEK SOCIETY FROM 1821 to 2021
Dr Con Allimonos’ presentation examines the Minor Asia disaster of 1921 and the seeds that it lay which led to another disaster, the Greek Civil War; an event that has become a major focus in Greece-based historiography since the 1980s.
When: 17 April, 11:00am
Where: Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Bookings & Info: Hellenic Museum website

REBETIKA TUESDAYS AT SEAGULLS FRANKSTON
In a COVID-safe environment Rebetika returns at Seagulls Greek Taverna – every Tuesday night. Bookings are absolutely essential. You can look forward to hearing music from the early 1920’s to 1940’s, acoustic and intimate. Limited seating so booking ahead is essential.
When: Every Tuesday, 6:00pm
Where: Seagulls Greek Taverna, 491 Nepean Highway, Frankston, 3199, VIC
Bookings: Call (03) 9783 7555
Info: Visit the Facebook event page

DAREBIN WEEKLY DANCE GROUP
The Hellenic Community of Northcote, Darebin and surroundings have resumed traditional dancing after a pause of many months. The dance group consists of men and women, of all ages and nationalities. Everyone is welcome
When: Every Wednesday 1:30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Hall, 18A Bent St, Northcote

WEDNESDAY REBETIKA AT TRIAKOSIA
Wednesday live Rebetika have returned to Triakosia, with Wayne Simmons and Con Kalamaras playing a unique repertoire of pre and post-war music live at the restaurant in Clifton Hill. Bookings are a must as places will fill up quick.
When: Every Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: Triakosia Athenian Bar & Grill, 300 Queens Prd, Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068
Bookings: Call (03) 9482 4931
Info: Visit the Facebook event page

TAS

1821-2021 GREEK INDEPENDENCE BICENTENNIAL SPECIAL MOVIE NIGHT (POLIORKIA)
The movie is inspired by the story of the battle of Dovra monastery in 1822 in Veria , the love story is of two young Greeks as they prepare to secretly get married in a church that is surrounded by Turkish troops.
When: 22 April, 8:00pm
Where: Village Cinemas, 181 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Bookings & Info: Greek Community of Tasmania Facebook page

SA

GREEK IN THE CREEK
Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon of authentic Greek souvlaki by food truck, Orexi home of the Greek Souvlaki, Kimbolton wines and live music by award winning duo, Ella and Sienna.
When: 14 April, 11:00am
Where: Kimbolton Wines Cellar Door, 29 Burleigh St, Langhorne Creek, SA, 5255
Bookings & Info: Kimbolton Wines website

CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF GREEK REVOLUTION 
To acknowledge the 200 years of Greek Revolution the Parliamentary Library of South Australia is hosting a display of items generously provided by the Greek Museum of Adelaide Inc.
When: Running until 15 April
Where: South Australian Parliamentary Library
Info: Call Greek Museum of Adelaide President Chrysoula Melissinakis on 0457 456 449

WA

CLUB MERAKI
Merging the live entertainment witnessed at a bouzoukia night in Athens with the style of entertainment you would find at a modern Greek nightclub, Club Meraki will feature a lineup of DJs playing the hottest Greek hits.
When: 9 April, 8:00pm
Where: Villa,187 Stirling Street, Perth, WA, 6000
Bookings: Eventbrite
Info: Facebook event page

NATIONWIDE

THE EVZONES COLLECTION EXHIBITION
This photo exhibition is taking place as part of the events of the National Committee for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, under the auspices of Archbishop Makarios. The collection of photographs are the result of six years of tireless effort made by Nick Bourdaniotis, in Australia and Greece documenting the daily lives of the Evzones.
Adelaide: Thursday 22 April– Sunday 25 April at The Holy Monastery of St Nectarios
Sydney: TBA  June at Hellenic Club Sydney, Beta / The Grande Level 2
Brisbane: Friday 30 July – Sunday 1 August The Greek Club WestEnd



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