On the program from November 5 to 12: history, Greek language, cooking, comedy, music, dance and boat party



La Trobe University’s Greek Studies Program is hosting a Twilight event on November 5 at the Moat Theater to mark the 40th anniversary of the teaching of Modern Greek at the university.

As the only Victorian university offering a comprehensive program of Greek language and culture studies, La Trobe University also offers students from other universities, who study Greek as an elective, credits towards the degree of their Home institution.

La Trobe University has another reason to celebrate, following the commitment made by Melbourne’s Greek community to provide both additional funding and assistance to increase student enrolment, which will see the continuation of the program of Greek language.

The event is free for all and will include live music and theater performances. If it is raining that day, the celebrations will take place at the indoor Agora Theater in the center of campus.

When: Saturday, November 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (start at 6 p.m. sharp)

Where: Moat Theatre, LaTrobe University Kingsbury Drive Bundoora, VIC

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/celebrating-40-years-of-greek-at-la-trobe-university-tickets-441307732307


Those interested in Greek history will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in an event presented by La Trobe University Library, in partnership with the Hellenic Studies and Research Society. The 25th anniversary event of the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora will allow visitors to browse the Greek archives and learn about Greek history, culture and the wider Hellenic Diaspora. It will feature a unique collection of artifacts from La Trobe University’s archives, including photographs, costumes, records, journals, and more. Visitors will see our collections come to life through traditional Greek dancing, costumes, food, live music and the official launch of the Greek Costume Digital Exhibition.

When: Sunday, November 27, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora, corner of Ernest Jones Drive and Heritage Court, Macleod, VIC


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: 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

New South Wales


FiloXenia Sunset Sessions is partnering with SEADECK Sydney this summer to bring locals multiple events on their brand new ship. The boys of the FiloXenia Band are back to perform their biggest opus after a two-year hiatus in Sydney Harbor on the Seadeck, a fully refurbished 42-metre Mediterranean craft vessel. The project promises to embark on a new floating adventure, enjoying a fun-filled night of FiloXenia, complete with 360-degree harbor views that will bring an essence of Greek Isles summer to Sydney’s coastline. The music selection will include bangers from the Eurohouse, EDM, Techno, NRG and Trance genres as well as plenty of remixes of Greek music and classics that will run through the DJ sets. Lineup includes FiloXenia (live) with special guests, Indigo and Starlight (live), Connor Hart, DJ Paro, George Svolos Klarino (live), Bongo Ange (live). VIP table bottle service will be available. Seadeck and FiloXenia cruises are 18+ events. Please ensure you have a valid photo ID to produce upon request.

When: Friday, November 25, 2022, the ship sets sail at 7:30 p.m. sharp

Where: King Street Wharf, Sydney Harbor


Peter Kypri, also known as Cypriot Smurf, returns to Australia with his alter ego Souvlakis for a night of comedy. The “Be a Greek” tour is his first post-pandemic tour and will be full of laughs, relatable anecdotes and an interactive experience that promises to provide audiences with heartbreaking laughs for the best part of two and a half hours. Kipri ​​made headlines with his show Souvlakis the Legendary Tennis Star, taking on Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas sharing all his tips and tricks from the epic failures of the tennis world.

When: Saturday, November 26, 8 p.m.

Where: Arena Sports Club 140 Rookwood Road Yagoona, NSW

Reservations: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-a-greek-comedy-tour-sydney-tickets-409540776487



The Cyprus Community Center of SA has organized a night of Hellenic music, dancing and delights for an unforgettable Friday night at the Cyprus club’s headquarters which will be transformed for the night with ‘gods and goddesses’ themed decor. There will be music in the evening by ENOSIS Live Band with clarinetist Theo Skaltsas followed by a greatest hits dance ensemble from DJ Kosta Nico of Sigma Club, Melbourne. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress as this is a black tie event with all arrivals captured by GC Photography. A Mirror Photobooth 2022 will also be available on site. The arrangement includes platters of Mediterranean dishes and a dessert with a 5-hour drinks package for $95 per person.

When: Friday, November 25, 7:30 p.m. (AEDT)

Where: Cyprus Club, 8 Barrpowell Street, Welland, Adelaide, SA



Evangelismos Greek Language and Culture Institute is hosting a fundraising quiz night. Enjoy an evening of fun as we come together to support the Greek School in its continued operation. Customers can bring BYO food to share; drinks and hot food will be available for purchase at the bar. Children will also be catered for with entertainment including a movie, pizza, popcorn and a drink at just $10 per child. Strictly no professional quiz groups.

When: Saturday, November 12, 9 p.m. (AEDT)

Where: Floreat Athena Football Club, 41 Brittania Rd, Perth, WA

Reservations: contact Georgios on 0402 137 691 or visit www.allevents.in/perth/quiz-night-greek-language-and-culture-institute-of-evangelismos/200023465149103