Friday, October 21, 2011

An Evening Celebrating the Best of Europe's Short Films

The EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Washington D.C. present a Eurochannel screening of the best of European short films from nine countries on Tuesday, November 15 at the West End Cinema.

The Greek film featured in the event is a short film by Theo Papadoulakis titled Pilala, which tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy named Adipas and his attempts to watch his idol on TV in the middle of an electricity outage.

Tickets to this event are $11 for general admission and $9 for members of cultural institutions and students. For more information, please visit:

"EUNIC is a partnership of the national institutes for culture from the EU member states.
It works across a global network of 70 cities, from Brussels to New Delhi and Moscow to New York and now in Washington DC."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Greek Children's Theater Company to Perform in Kids Euro Festival

This year, as part of the Kids Euro Festival in Washington, D.C., the Greek children's theater company "Aeroplio" will stage three performances geared toward young theater patrons (ages 6-10).

"Through the centuries-old tradition of Greek storytelling, a fantastic and heroic universe comes to life. Meet clever magicians, crafty fairies, fierce yet funny dragons — and help decide how the story will unfold. Videos, masks, puppets — and even umbrellas and brooms! — become out-of-this-world characters in a tale like no other!"

The performance dates are:
Saturday, October 15 at 6:00pm at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage:

Sunday, October 16 at 1:00pm at La Maison Francaise:
Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20005 - (202) 232-7267

Monday, October 17 at 10:00am and 12:00pm at the Studio Theater:
1501 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005 - (202) 232 7267

The Aeroplio Theater company, founded in Athens, is no stranger to participating in international theater festivals. Its variety of performances cater to audiences from the ages of 3 up to 18, and frequently focus on themes of ancient myths, European fairytales, and world literature. In the past 12 years, Aeroplio has presented over 60 performances for children and adults and has participated in many European projects relating to arts, theater, and education initiatives.

For more information on this and other Kids Euro Festival Events, please visit:

Upcoming Cultural Events at the Greek Embassy

This fall, the Greek Embassy welcomes you to a wide variety of cultural events!

We begin on October 20 with the next installment in our popular lecture series "Health, Nutrition, and Fitness" with Nikki Rose's book presentation: "Crete: The Roots of the Mediterranean Diet". Nikki Rose is a Greek-American professional Chef-Instructor and Writer who has been studying and sharing her love of Cretan cuisine for over 14 years. The lecture will be followed by a dinner, Ancient Flavors - Modern Palates, celebrating the flavors of Crete at Mourayo Restauraunt.

On October 25, Dr. William Noel, curator of the exhibit "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes" at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, will be giving a talk about the recently-discovered manuscript of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. The exhibition at the Walters Art Museum will run until January 1.

From October 27-29, the Embassy of Greece once again collaborates with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps Marathon's Health and Fitness Expo to present "The Spartathlon" (

To conclude October's events, on October 31, the Embassy of Greece will host another lecture in the "Health, Nutrition, and Fitness" series given by Dr. Constantine A. Stratakis titled "Modern Genetics and Medicine: The New Frontier and Its Challenges".