Friday, March 23, 2012

Greek Cultural Events in DC: April-May

The Greek Embassy is proud to support the various cultural events happening in and around Washington in the next few weeks!

"An Afternoon with the Goddesses"
An Afternoon with renowned Greek author and performer Agapi Stassinopoulos. Stassinopoulos was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She is a veteran of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and a member of the Young Vic. While her sister, Arianna Huffington, was doing research for her book about Greek mythology, Agapi’s love for the gods and goddesses was ignited and led to two books of her own: Conversations with the Goddesses and Gods and Goddesses in Love. She also performed a one-woman show and a PBS special. She writes for The Huffington Post, and her latest book is entitled Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love.Organized and benefited by the Hellenic Heritage Museum and Archives of Maryland. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with light refreshments provided by Ikaros Restaurant. Tickets are $45 each and available by advance sales only. To reserve your seat, send a $45 check, payable to the Hellenic Heritage Museum and Archives of Maryland (HHMA of MD), to:George D. Lintzeris (3543 Newland Rd. Baltimore, Md. 21218)Sun. Apr. 1, 2012 @5pmAt The University of BaltimoreLangsdale Library Auditorium1420 Maryland Ave, Baltimore MD (Oliver Street Entrance)For reservations email: Aglae Economides at or call her at 901.233.5725

Burning Heads (To Gala) Film Screening:
Based on the hit stage play "To Gala" by Vassilis Katsikonouris, "Burning Heads" offers an insightful perspective into the life of a family of immigrants living in today's Athens. Lefteris, a 20 year old bordering on schizophrenia, is indulged by his overprotective mother Rina as he lives life through his memories of childhood in the Russian countryside. In contrast, his older brother Antonis rejects his roots and follows his ambition as he prepares for a new life with his boss' daughter Natasa. When Antonis brings home his Greek bride-to-be, the family dynamics are unravelled as each one is forced to face reality and deal with the issues that haunt them.Wed. Apr. 4, 2012 @8pmAt The Avalon Theater5612 Connecticut Avenue, NWWashington, DC.For tickets and more information visit :

"The Greek Orthodox Easter Traditions, Greek Diet, and Products"
Learn about the Greek Orthodox Easter traditions and meet acclaimed cook-book author and one of the leading authorities on the Greek diet, Diane Kochilas. Ms. Kochilas will talk about the benefits of the Greek Diet and how to incorporate Greek products into your own dietary regimen. Joining Diane will be representatives of the distinguished food retailer Dean & Deluca who will highlight their Greek food products which include 18 authentic products from Navarino Icons' small producers in Messinia, Greece.In collaboration with Costa Navarino a prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek historic region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. Thurs. Apr. 5, 2012 @6:30-8:30pmAt The Embassy of Greece2217 Massachusetts Ave, NWWashington, DC. RSVP:

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