ASTORIA, NY – Greek singer Christos Dantis with Malu, musical director Yiannis Lionakis, at Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd Street in Astoria, on Saturday, February 5, 10 PM, one night only, 21 to drink, under 21 allowed with parent or legal guardian. Vaccination required (copies or pictures allowed). Tickets available by phone: 718-255-6921 and online: www.melroseballroom.com.
ONLINE – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles present Evangelia Balta discussing Karamanlides: Orthodox Turkish-Speaking Anatolians before and after the Population Exchange (1923) on Saturday, February 5, 10 AM-12 PM PST, via Zoom. Evangelia Balta is Research Director at the Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation. Her interests focus on topics related to the Economic and Social History during the Ottoman period and the culture of the Greek Orthodox population of Anatolia. In addition to her commitment to various programs in Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, she has been invited to teach seminars for graduate students by universities in Greece and abroad. More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3zXuclO.
CHERRY HILL, NJ – On Sunday, February 6, following the Divine Liturgy at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, 615 Mercer Street in Cherry Hill, AHEPA Camden Chapter 69 hosts a presentation on the Greek-American operational groups of the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, in World War II, titled Declassified: AHEPA’s Untold History. The event includes opening remarks by AHEPA Past Supreme President George Horiates and the presentation by AHEPA Chapter HJ 41 President Andreas Zapounidis (SGM Ret. Hellenic Army). More information is available by phone: 856-665-1731.
REVERE, MA – Manos presents Greek singer Christos Dantis with Malu, musical director Yiannis Lionakis, at Oceanside, 1290 North Shore Road in Revere, on Sunday, February 6, doors open 8 PM, show begins at 9 PM, must be 21 and over. For tables and reservations by phone, Maria: 617-407-8664 or Manos: 617-967-6266. For online tickets: www.greekconcertstatus.com.
ONLINE – The 28th Annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce Shipping Conference titled Out of the Abyss – Shipping Roars Back? takes place virtually on Tuesday, February 8, 8:30 AM EST. Complimentary admission. Register online: https://bit.ly/3zTIRhY.
ONLINE – On the occasion of International Greek Language Day, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture on Wednesday, February 9, 5-7 PM PST, presents, via Zoom, Maria Pantelia on Preserving Greek Literature from Homer to Solomos. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Greece in the United States, the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, and the Hellenic Library of Southern California. Ambassador of Greece to the United States Alexandra Papadopoulou will give the opening remarks. For almost three millennia Greek literature has been preserved in a variety of different media, encompassing inscriptions on stone, papyrus rolls, medieval manuscripts, and, most recently, digital formats. It is a checkered history. Natural disasters, accidents, wars, political and religious upheavals have contributed to the loss of much precious material, yet such losses have been counterbalanced by the efforts of libraries, monasteries, and individual collectors and scholars to preserve this important legacy. For the last 50 years, the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae project at UC Irvine has been collecting all the extant works of Greek literature from antiquity to the present, with the goal of creating a permanent digital repository. What are the challenges and triumphs of this initiative? What remains to be done and how will scholars and members of a broader community leverage this resource? Maria Pantelia is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. She is the Editor and Director of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), a digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. Register for the event online: https://bit.ly/3u7brM1.
FEBRUARY 10 & 24
ONLINE – The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture presents ‘Kouvenda’: Hellenic Conversations, a bi-monthly discussion forum, via Zoom, on Thursday, February 10 and February 24, 6-7 PM PST, where members of our community discuss in Greek topics of Hellenic interest. For further information, contact Dr. Simos Zenios via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.