Protegenesis Novel and Theme Song Premiere
April 10, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
The global release of Protogenesis: Before the Beginning, featuring the first out of seven novels, by author Alysia Helming along with the official book theme song, Forever and Tonight, by award-winning Greek artist Kostas Martakis premieres from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Barbarossa Lounge, 714 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. Tickets range from $50 – $75 with proceeds benefiting the SF Greek Film Festival. The evening also features SF Ballet Principal Dancer Jennifer Stahl, who appears in the music video and was a consultant for the book. For more details and tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
South East European Film Festival
The 13th annual South East European Film Festival (SEEFEST) begins April 26th and brings a large selection of feature, documentaries and short films to Writers Guild Theater, Laemmle Music Hall and West Hollywood Council Chambers/Library campus, highlighting a bygone era of 100 years ago centered around Trieste, once a major port of the Habsburg empire and a magnet for artists like Rilke and Joyce. Festival passes, and tickets to pre-festival events are available on eventbrite/SEEfest. For programs visit seefestla.org
April 27, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
May 1, 2018 | Seattle, WA
The legendary Nana Mouskouri has sold over 200 million records in several languages and is one of the top selling artists in the world. Exploring genres that range from Greek folk tunes to adult contemporary balladry, Mouskouri also served as a member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1999. The international artist brings her current tour to the west April 27 at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street in San Francisco at 8 p.m. (www.ticketmaster.com, 1-415-608-2220) and on May 1 to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue in Seattle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. (www.stgpresents.org, 1-800-982-2787).
Cyprus native, Mihalis Hatzigiannis, returns to Los Angeles next month for one night only, Friday, May 11 at The Regent, 448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles. The popular artist is a graduate of the Cyprus Music Academy (Royal College of London) with a degree in piano, guitar and music theory. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. For tickets and more info, call 1-877-679-9715 or visit powermuseproductions.com.
Giorgos Mazonakis – The Rose
May 18, 2018 | Pasadena, CA
Opa Productions presents Greece’s Giorgos Mazonakis along with Maria Iakovou and Akis Deiksimos as they bring their North American tour to The Rose, 245 E. Green Street in Pasadena. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Endless hits with Bouzoukia style setup in Southern California. For tickets and info, call 310-743-6565 or visit greekconcertstatus.com.
Sting – Odeon of Herodes Atticus
June 22 & 23, 2018 | Athens, GR
At the foothills of the Acropolis, at a venue of unique acoustic and historical significance, this world-renowned artist will give two concerts to the Greek audience over two evenings that will be remembered for a long time.
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
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