GLENBROOK, NV – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco 2022 Young Adult Winter Retreat ‘Citizens of the Desert: Embracing Our Role as Christian Witnesses to Our World’ takes place January 14-17, Martin Luther King weekend, at Lake Tahoe, the Galilee Camp and Conference Center, 1776 U.S. Highway 50 in Glenbrook. This retreat is open to all Orthodox college students and young professionals ages 18-30’s. More information and registration online: https://gosfyouth.org/young-adult-winter-retreat.
ONLINE – The Benaki Museum and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture present Spyros Kizis discuses ‘Papadopoulos 100: Exhibiting a Century of Greek Entrepreneurship and Taste, via Zoom on Saturday, January 15, 10 AM-12 PM PST. The biscuit and food manufacturing company E.J. Papadopoulos S.A. is celebrating its centennial in 2022 and is featured in an exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens. The lecture highlights the history of the company, how its products are made, and the importance of its brand. This is the story of the Papadopoulos family, who for a century has been holding the reins of this Greek company. The exhibition was curated by Erato Koutsoudaki, architect-museologist, and Spyros Kizis, product and interior designer. RSVP online: https://bit.ly/3G5xOEU.
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – The most popular carnival event in Greece comes to New York with the 4th Annual Patras Carnival Party (Patrino Karnavali) on Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, at Melrose Penthouse, 3608 33rd Street in Long Island City. During the carnival period, there are events such as carnival balls, masqued balls, and parties at home, in neighborhoods, clubs, cafes, and restaurants. One of the most popular events is the ‘80s Back to Carnival’ party, drawing more than 1,000 attendees. Three of its DJs, Stelios Apostolopoulos, Panagiotis Kolliopoulos, and George Kouverianos, are traveling to New York and invite you to dance your heart out until the next morning. Official Sponsor: LOUX – www.loux.gr. Tickets available on Eventbrite, search: 4th Annual Patras Carnival Party.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – Manos presents ‘Laiki Vradia – Greek Night, music by Athenian Entertainment Orchestra with Georgios Karatzas, Aggeliki Psoni, Mike Stoupakis, and Stamatis Galanos on Saturday, January 15, 9:30 PM, at the Greek American Political Club, 288 Green Street in Cambridge. Mezedakia offered for purchase. Nearby public parking available. Special raffle will be held for 10 tickets to February 6 Christos Dantis Concert. Reservations and more information available by phone, Maria: 617-407-8664 or Marina: 857-261-1426.
BRAINTREE, MA – Greek Comedy Night with Angelo Tsarouchas on Sunday, January 16, 7 PM, for all ages, at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street in Braintree, with special guests Gus Constantellis and Eleni Vidalis. Tickets $40. For reservations and information, contact Maria: 617-407-8664 or Vaia: 781-843-0047. For online ticket sales: www.greekconcertstatus.com.
SQUAW VALLEY, CA – The Metropolis of San Francisco Sisterhood of Presvyteres Annual Retreat takes place in-person Friday, January 21-Sunday, January 23 at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, 38526 Dunlap Road in Squaw Valley. The theme for this year’s retreat is: Who Has Christ Called Us to Be? Hearing, living, and responding to the call. This thought-provoking presentation will be led by Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis (Holy Apostles – Shoreline, WA) and Presvytera Donna Pappas (Saint George – Fresno, CA). All Presvyteres and Diakonisses are encouraged to attend. Register online: https://bit.ly/3poQZU4. For more information, email Metropolis of San Francisco Sisterhood President Presvytera Dimitra Dogias: firstname.lastname@example.org.