What’s On In Thessaloniki

Events, festivals, exhibitions and more to see in Greece's second city (regularly updated).


WIM MERTENS

Royal Theatre, October 21

Flemish Belgian composer Wim Mertens comes to Thessaloniki this October. The world-famous artist will perform pieces from his latest album, “That which is not”.

Get your tickets here (link in Greek).

White Tower Square

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

PAOK Sports Arena, October 27

Enrique Iglesias is coming to Thessaloniki for the first time this October, as part of his current concert tour “All the Hits Live”. Aside from his popular pop- and latin songs, the show promises to impress with plenty of special effects.

Tickets cost from 38 euros. get yours here.

Pylaia-Chortiatis

THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL

Multiple venues, October 31-November 10

The Thessaloniki Film Festival turns 60 this year, making it one of the oldest film festivals in Europe, and if past years’ audiences are any indication, the anniversary will be a plenty star-studded event. Showcasing the best films from all over the world and a series of parallel events, the festival is takes place at the Olympeion, at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum, and at Warehouse 1.

Find the screening schedule here and buy your tickets here.

THE PURPOSE OF COPIES

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, November 15 2018-November 15 2019

The Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum’s new exhibition puts the spotlight on the reproduction of Greek art, by examining the materials, methods and objectives of the artists who created replicas of ancient masterpieces. The need for important works of art to be copied is as great today as it was in ancient times, and ancient Greek art has influenced trends throughout the ages. The exhibition is part of events marking the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Read more here.

6 Manoli Andronikou

THE TENANTS

Villa Kapandji, to November 17

“The Tenants” tells the story of Thessaloniki’s Villa Kapandji, a stately townhouse built in 1890 for a prominent Donmeh banker that went on to become a boys’ school and is now one of the arts centers of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation (MIET). The show illustrates how each chapter of the building’s life also represented a chapter in the history of the northern port city.

Opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.30 to 18.00.

108 Vassilissis Olgas

FROZEN ON ICE

PAOK Sport Arena, November 29-December 1

Field Entertainment transports the action of the smash-hit animated adventure “Frozen” onto ice, complete with amazing scenery and cool special effects, and will be bringing its production to Thessaloniki’s PASOK arena. Not to let Disney on Ice fans down, the extravaganza will also feature appearance by Mickey, Minnie and other much-loved characters.

Buy your tickets here (link in Greek).

Antoni Tritsi, Pylaia

Lyubov Popova 

Moni Lazariston, to March 1

The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki has organized a comprehensive exhibition on Russian avant-garde painter and designer Lyubov Popova, nicknamed the “Amazon” for her fearless spirit of adventure. Showing paintings, collages, prints for textiles and stage models, the exhibition casts light on the breadth and depth of her innovative oeuvre, which ranged in style from cubism to suprematism and constructivism. The museum is the home of the Costakis Collection of what is considered the largest private collection of Soviet avant-garde art and much of the works in the exhibition are from the collection, while others are on loan for the duration of the exhibition.

The show is taking place at the museum’s Moni Lazariston (Lazaristes Monastery) premises and opening hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00-18.00 and Thursdays from 10.00-22.00.

21 Kolokotroni, Stavroupoli

FROM THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH

AMTH, July 12 2019-August 31 2020

In collaboration with the Ephorates of Antiquities of Cyclades, Chalkidike & Mount Athos, Serres, Kavala-Thasos, the Numismatic Collection of Alpha Bank, and the Casts Museum of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki presents “From the South to the North: Colonies of the Cyclades in the Northern Aegean”. The exhibition comprises 478 artefacts, telling the story of the colonization of the northern Aegean by settlers from the Cyclades, soon before the mid-7th c. BC.

Opening hours are 8.00-20.00 from July 2019 to October 2019 and April 2020 to August 2020, and 9.00-16.00 from November 2019 to March 2020.

Find more information here.

6 Manoli Andronikou Street


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