Saturday, November 26, 2011

November-December Events at the Greek Embassy

The Greek Embassy is proud to present a varied selection of events to close out the month of November and welcome the month of December:

An Evening of Greek Dancing on November 29 at the Embassy of Greece, from 7:30pm-9:30pm; Join us for an evening of Greek dancing with the DYNAMI Greek Dance troupe. The event will feature a performance of traditional dances from all over Greece, followed by group lessons, so that you too can learn to dance Greek!

Odysseas Elytis: 100th Anniversary Celebration:
A) December 1 6:30-8:30pm at the Embassy of Greece: The Hellenic Foundation for Culture presents an exhibition, videos, and a lecture by Professor Peter Bien, who will talk about Elytis' life and work. Elytis' books will be showcased by the Library of Congress and other collections.
B) December 5 6:30-8:30pm at Georgetown University's Copley Formal Lounge: The Modern Greek Department of Georgetown University will present a lecture, poetry readings, and live singing of Elytis' poems set to music.
C) January 12 at the Library of Congress - Stay tuned for more details!

Panorama of Greek Cinema on December 7 at 8:00pm at the Avalon Theater; The Embassy of Greece and the Greek Film Centre present the much-acclaimed comedy The Riders of Pylos (Comedy, 2011, 35mm, color, 98', Dolby Digital), directed and screen-written by Nikos Kaloyeropoulos.

Greek Olive Oil's Medicinal Properties and Tasting on December 8 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Greek Embassy; Dr. Gary Beauchamp, Director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA, will discuss his latest research results, explaining in compelling lay language olive oil's anti-inflammatory effects. The lecture will be followed by a delicious olive oil tasting!

Ancient Greek Theater at 7:00pm at the Greek Embassy; Scena Theater presents a staged reading of Homer's classic The Iliad.

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