Cultural Events in Ierapetra 2009

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Cultural Events at Ierapetra – Kyrveia 2009 in August

 August Saturday 01

Vassiliki village: Cretan Feast with Psarantonis, Psarogiorgis, Vrentzos. Starting at 9.30pm.

1st Elementary School in Ierapetra: “Frixos Theodossakis”. Dr. Giannis Pirgiotakis, Professor and ex Chancellor of University of Crete and Dr. Tilemachos Moudatsakis, Professor of University of Crete will talk about Frixos Theodossakis, the scientist, the artist and the man. The Mayor of Ierapetra will inaugurate Frixos Theodosakis’ Painting Exhibition, which will be open till the 5th of August. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance.

Kavoussi village – Elementary School: During the Eleantheia Festival, the theatrical play “The Threepenny Opera” by Berthold Brecht will be presented by the Theatrical Team of Ierapetra. Directed by Antonis Diamantis. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance.

August Sunday 02

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: A Music Trip to Lilipoupoli ( Lilliputian Town). Choreography by Niki Papadaki. Starting at 9.00pm.

Ferma village – Elementary School The Theatrical Scene of Heraklion presents I. Kondylakis’ play “ Patouchas”. Starting at 9.00pm. Entrance 5 €.

Myrtos village: “Rebetiko music and the fish”. A fish feast, organized by Manolis Dimitrianakis and local rebetika bands. The Myrtos Nautical Club organizes a rebetiko music feast and fish eating night. Starting at 9.30pm.

Pachia Ammos, Ierapetra: Blood donation at Pachia Ammos – at the offices of the local Club.

Open air chess board. Fast chess contests (blits) and simultane will be taking place, starting at 10am. Entrance and participation are free.

August Monday 03

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School:   Tribute to Apostolos Hadjichristos. Fifty years after the death of Apostolos Hadjichristos, the composer of rebetika songs, bouzouki player and singer who wrote some of the most known songs in Greek music scene ( Aliti me eipes mia vradia, Kaiksis, Paraponiariko, I amaksa mes sti vrohi etc), but died completely unknown. . Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance

August Tuesday 04

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: The Theatrical Group of Ierapetra town presents Aristophanes’ comedy “Ploutos”. Directed by Eleana Karandeinou. Starting at 9.30pm. Ticket Fee: 10€, children 5 €.

Wednesday 05/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: An evening with songs from Minor Asia, by the choir of Minor Asians of Ierapetra. During the events, the local violist Vaggelis Vardakis will be honored for his contribution to the preservation of the musical tradition. Starting at 9.30pm. Free entrance

Ierapetra – Beach Square: Inauguration of the book fair with the participation of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ierapetra. The fair will be open until Sunday 9/08. Open daily from 8pm -11pm.

August Thursday 06

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: Coronet Theatre continues for the third year now, with the most successful play in Athens, Broadway’s play “Caveman”. The Man of the caves, the most long lasting solo play in the world. Direction – Adaptation: Anastasia Papastathi. Actor: Dimitris Sakatzis. Starting at 9.30pm.

Pachia Ammos Harbor: Cretan evening with Vaggelis’ Pitharoulis band. Starting at 9.30pm.

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: Exhibition of painting, pottery and jewelry by Bruno, Maria Domazaki, Dimitri Vasioula, Sophia Mastoraki, Filia Lagkazali, Giannis Rizos, Irene Ksidianou, Myrto Kanoupaki, Rea Kaligianni, Kiki Vagionaki, Sylvia Gianofski. Open from 8pm-11pm. The exhibition will be open till the 10th of August.

August Friday 07

Messeleroi village: International festival of choirs OLERIA. Directed by Maria Papagiannaki. Choirs from Crete and abroad, presentation of dancing program with live music. The audience and artists will be received by the club and residents of Messeleroi. Starting at 9pm. Free Entrance

Myrtos village: Cretan Feast with Nikos Goniakakis’ Band. Starting at 9.30pm.

Koutsounari village. Three Day Pan-Hellenic Meeting of Motorcyclists. Concerts, rides etc.

August Saturday 08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: Concert with Panos Katsimichas and Manos Xydous. Manos Lidakis and Tolis Fasois also sing with them. Starting at 9.30pm.

Riza village: Cretan night with Manolis Alexakis. Starting at 9.30pm.

Panagia village – Cultural Centre: Photography exhibition by Theocharis Provatakis and Painting Exhibition by Andreas Margetakis and Maria Papadopetraki. Free Entrance. The exhibitions will be open till the end of September.

Myrtos village – Church of Saint Antonios: International Festival of choirs “OLERIA”. The choirs meet at Myrtos. Starting at 8pm. . Free Entrance.

Kavoussi village – Elementary School: Cretan feast with Nikiforos Aerakis and Giorgis Vrentzos band. Starting 9.30pm.

August Sunday 09/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: Choir Festival “OLERIA” will be concluded with an anthology of Mikis Theodorakis’ and other composers’ played by the choir and organic ensemble conducted by Maria Papagianni. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance.

Gra Lygia – Elementary School: Cretan Feast with Nikos Zoidakis. Starting at 9.30pm.

Mournies village: Cretan Feast with Vaggelis Vardakis band. Starting at 9pm. Free entrance.

Open air chess board. Fast chess contests (blits) and simultane will be taking place, starting at 10am. Entrance and participation are free.

August Monday 10/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: “This year we play and analyze Cretan Songs”. Violinists from all over Crete play and sing traditional songs. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance.

August Tuesday 11/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: The Dancing School “Dances of Cretans” of Nikos Metaxakis presents dances of Crete. Starting at 9.30pm.

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: The students of the Pictorial Workshop of Ierapetra Municipality, expose the works they created during their classes. Open from 8pm-11pm. The exhibition will be open till the 22nd of August. Entrance Free.

Ierapetra – Melina Merkouri Lounge: Piano Recital by Christina Notaki, playing works of Beethoven, Bela Bartok and Giannis Konstantinidis. Starting at 9pm.

August Wednesday 12/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: Locomondo Concert. The band of Athens will present its work, a mixture of Reggae, Ska και Latin rhythms. Starting at 9.30pm. Entrance 15€, children 5€

August Thursday 13/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: The Dancing School Dance Studio of Klairi Livanou presents Flamenco, Jazz, Oriental, RnB & Breakdance dances. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance.

Episkope village: Cretan feast with Giorgos Manolioudis and Giorgos Chalkiadakis. Starting at 9.30pm.

Mythoi village – Folk melodies by Giannis Doxastakis’ band. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance

August Friday 14/08

Pachia Ammos Harbor: Dancing party with Stefanos Messaritakis and Giorgos Karagiorgis. Starting at 9.30pm.

August Saturday 15/08

Gdohia Square: Cretan Feast with Manolis Papadakis. Starting at 9pm. Free entrance at .

Episkopi Square: Cretan Feast with Nikos Gonianakis at Episkopi Square. Starting at 9.30pm.

Psichro village: A whole day feast at Psichro with Manolis Stefanakis. Starting at 10pm. Free Entrance.

Kavoussi village: Folk music from Hersonissos Orchestra. Starting at 9.30pm at Kavoussi.

August Sunday 16/08

Ierapetra – Melina Merkouri Lounge: Marina Sabrovalaki with the literal pseudonym “Kyrva” has written books in Cretan idiom in perfect fifteener. She will present her latest book “ The passing of Erodios”. Starting at 9pm. Free Entrance.

Malles village – Elementary School: Honey fest, Cretan evening with Manolis Alexakis and Manolis Kaklis. Starting at 9.30pm.

Kentri village: Giannis Doxastakis. Folk program with Melodies band. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance

August Monday 17/08

Kato Chorio village – School: The Theatrical Group of Ierapetra presents Aristophanes’ comedy “Ploutos”. Directed by Eleana Karandeinou. Starting at 9.30pm. Entrance 10€ children 5€.

Ierapetra: Manos Papadakis and his music band in intense and dynamic rhythms, present songs from the artistic music genre. Starting at 9.30pm. Free Entrance.

August Tuesday 18/08

Malles village – Elementary School: The Theatrical Group of Neapoli presents Bost’s Medea. Directed by Andriani Galanou. Entrance 9pm. Free Entrance.

August Wednesday 19/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: The Theatrical Group of Ierapetra Municipality presents Aristophanes’ comedy “Ploutos”. Directed by Eleana Karandeinou. Starting at 9.30pm. Entrance10€ children 5€.

Pano Chorio village: Philharmonic Orchestra of Ierapetra Municipality. Starting at 9pm.

August Thursday 20/08

Stavros village – School: Folk songs played by Stelios Makropoulos and his band. Starting at 9pm. Free entrance.

August Friday 21/08

Ierapetra – Elementary School: ViVi Theatre with its experimental aesthetics line presents Aeschylus’ Perses, the diachronic, actual, anti-military, historical tragedy. Direction: Tilemachos Moudatsakis. Starting at 9.30pm. Entrance 10€.

August Saturday 22/08

Ierapetra – 1st Elementary School: His name is Sitos – Sitarakis (Wheat), he is just eight centimeters tall and was born in a loaf of bread. He has a brother, an unbelievable donkey, very snob, called Louis. They will go on a trip around the world to prove to everyone that it’s not about height but about brains. Texts and direction: Dimitris Adamis. Production: Magic Teetptum. Starting at 9.30pm.

Ierapetra – Misedakeio Athletic Centre: Tennis Tournament “Green Open Forest and Life”, until the 29th of August. Starting at 5pm.

August Sunday 23/08

Ierapetra: a visit to the archaelogical site of Zakros. Departure from the Municipality Building at 8am.

Ierapetra: End of Kyrveia events. This year the town criers will cry the end of Kyrveia at 5pm at Anatoli School and then we will all gather to the Ierapetra Mosque to celebrate the end along with the Philharmonic Orchestra and local artists. Program: 5pm Anatoli vllage, 9pm Mosque Square of Ierapetra. Free entrance

Cultural Events in Crete for Summer 2009

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