What’s new from October 1 to 7? Festivals, concerts, Greek cuisine and more…
OAKLEIGH TRAILS – THE GREEK GASTRONOMY WALKING TOUR
The highly anticipated Oakleigh Trail; a 40-minute walk along the restaurant and cafe-bar district of Melbourne’s most Greek suburb begins. Renowned for its strong European influence, with the most prevalent vibe in the area being Greek restaurants and live music venues, Eaton Mall continues to gain momentum as a major Hellenic neighborhood. On the Greek Food Walking Tour, which takes place not once but three times this year, participants can share their stories of migration and the role food has played in maintaining culture and tradition. Interested parties can taste traditional bakery products prepared daily on site, taste cold cuts and learn more about the products that feature heavily in Mediterranean family kitchens, visit a cultural store to learn more about customs and religious traditions and, finally, enjoy a delicious progressive meal. and a conversation. Vegan options are available – ensure option is selected when booking.
When: October 1 and December 3, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Outside Oakleigh Station – Portman Street Side, Oakleigh, VIC
Prices & tickets: $138.51 via www.eventbrite.com/e/oakleigh-trails-tickets-80613594431?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
NATASA THEODORIDOU IN CONCERT
Born and raised in Thessaloniki, she gave her first performance in 1988 and moved to Athens to pursue her career in 1996. She has been signed by Sony EMI and more recently Heaven Music. With 10 platinum albums and seven gold albums, Natassa Theodoridou is considered the number one singer in the Greek world for the past 20 years. With concerts on every continent and a loyal following of loyal fans, his sold-out concerts are legendary for their artistry and energy. Natassa Theodoridou will perform at Melbourne’s iconic Palais Theater with her tight-knit Greek band and transport fans to Greece for a night.
When: Sunday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre, Lower Esplanade St Kilda, VIC
Melbourne’s Down Under Greek Community | The Lonsdale St Greek Festival takes over the historic Lonsdale St Greek Precinct. Melbourne’s largest Greek cultural celebration with over 90 stalls, three free entertainment stages and traveling performers, rides and children’s activities, plus multiple bars and a range of mouth-watering Greek culinary delights, there will be something for the whole family.
When: Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23
Where: Lonsdale Street Melbourne between Exhibition and Swanston streets
REBETIKO CARAVAN @ GREEK FRINGE
Straight from the source, Fotis Vergopoulos arrives to perform three unique shows in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney! Leading this list of local and interstate musicians, Fotis represents the next generation of Greek talent. His sense of music and his sense of rebetika are inimitable. Fotis was introduced to the world of music at the age of six by his father, Nikos, a founding member of the Apodimi Kompania. He has toured extensively in Europe as well as Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
He currently lives in Athens where he has performed with many notable artists including Agathonas Iakovidis, Martha Fritzila, Babis Gkoles and Manolis Pappos to name a few. Joining Fotis on stage are special guests and mainstays of the Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne rebetika scene.
When or: Melbourne October 20 @ Brunwick Ballroom, Canberra October 28 @ Smith’s Alternative, Sydney October 29 @ Mytelenian Brotherhood of Sydney.
Tickets & information: www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/rebetiko-caravan/
New South Wales
NATASA THEODORIDOU LIVE
Greek music lovers will have the opportunity to hear one of Greece’s most popular singers in Sydney on Friday October 7 at the State Theatre, then in Adelaide (October 8 at Thebarton Theatre) and Melbourne (October 16 at the Palace Theatre) for three unforgettable nights. Natasa Thodoridou made her musical debut in 1997, with the album “Natasa Theodoridou”, which was a huge commercial success. Greek audiences will have the opportunity to dance and sing along to many favorite hits such as ‘Tis Dyskoles Stigmas’, ‘Ena Spiti Kaigetai’, ‘Mi Gyriseis Ksana’, ‘Mia Kokkini Grammi’, ‘Feggari’ and many more. others.
When: Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney NSW
PANIYIRI GREEK FESTIVAL
Paniyiri Greek Festival 2022, Brisbane’s world-renowned cultural festival where everyone is encouraged to dine, dance and party like a Greek, will take over Musgrave Park in South Brisbane on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October. Paniyiri Greek Festival is a multi-sensory experience where all ages and abilities are encouraged to dance the Zorba, stomp on grapes, shop the market stalls and sample the wide variety of savory or sweet delicacies from several stalls of food representing the different Greek regions. Tickets include cultural presentations, cooking demonstrations, entertainment including live music, dancing and DJs; art exhibitions, fashion shows, even a pop-up Greek village to visit. This event is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.
When: From Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 October 2022, from 10 a.m. to late
Where: Musgrave Park, 91 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane
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