Arts & Living Events - August 12 - September 30
by Natalie Haughton - You can join professional star gazers tonight to watch the Perseid meteor shower. The Kition Planetarium and Observatory will be at Faros beach by the lighthouse. They will be training their long telescopes up at the skies from 9pm (Fri. 12th)-5am (Sat. 13th).
The Absolut Summer Party with Sander van Doorn takes place on Friday August 12th at Makronissos Beach Club, kicking off at 10pm. There’ll be opening sets from Michel Fialas and DJ Peyo and performances from Alice-in-Flames and Dark Angels. Tickets cost €30 on the night. Outlets in Nicosia selling tickets are: Mega land 22456622, Periptero DIAS T. 22453616 and Periptero Agios Antonios T. 22347358
This weekend, Paradise Place in Pomos is holding the 2nd Blues/Rock festival over 3 days until Monday 15th Aug from 9pm onwards. Entry is €10. For more information go to the website www.paradiseproductions.com
Chicago based DJ John Grammatis will be at Ammos bar, Makenzie beach, on Sunday and Monday night (14th & 15th Aug). Call 24 828844 for ticketing information.
A Yoga detox retreat is taking place on Aug 19th- 21st at Tochni Village, Larnaca. The retreat will be hosted by Dada Dharmavedananda from Cebu in the Philippines. Cost is €160 per person for a single room or €130 per person for a shared double room. Call 9658 9766.
Dimitris Mihlis is exhibiting his summer based art at the Gallery Kypriaki Gonia in Larnaca. It’s on until Aug 30th. www.gallerykypriakigonia.com.cy
The Cyprus Services Rambling Club’s summer picnic is on Sun 21st August near the Trooditissa Monastery. Bring your food to share either sandwiches or you can use the BBQ pits should you wish to use them. There will be a short circular walk around the local area and this will start at 11 am from the picnic site; there will also be a wine tasting and a boules challenge to see who is best. This is the map of how to get there. http://www.map-cyprus.net/images/maps/4000/troodos_west_06.jpg . If you want to go please contact Debbie on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 99 292092 by midday Wednesday 17th July
Six packs and tans and very little else will be the order of the night when the “Dreamboys” perform in Cyprus. The group are the only male strippers in the world to have their own West End Show in London. You can see them in all their glory at Boutique in Paphos on Aug 22nd, 7 Seas Columbia Plaza in Limassol on Aug 23rd and Velvet Hall, Paphos on Aug 24th. Tickets cost €15 from the website www.dreamboyscyprus.com or call the booking hotline 99 247123.
Acclaimed actor John Malkovich will be in Cyprus on September 17th performing at the Makarios III Amphitheatre in Strovolos in a play called ‘The Infernal Comedy: Confession of a serial killer’. The production also features music from Vienna’s Akademie Orchestra. The date is and tickets are on sale www.dfamous.net or from the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia, (22 410181).
Direct from Leicester Square, Andrea Morrelli's Rat Pack Show with Musical Director Andrew Oliver and the Barry Rowe Combo Swing Band. Shows on Sept 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th 27th and Oct 1st & 2nd . With special guests Ben Miles as Michael Buble and Tina Chester as Barbara Streisand. For venues and performance dates go to http://www.cyprusevents.net/events/andrea-morrelli-rat-pack-show-parekklisia-2011/
You can pre-book tickets to see the opera The Tales of Hoffman by the National Theatre of Prague. The performance is part of the 13th Paphos Aphrodite Festival and will take place in the Medieval Castle. The dates are Sept 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Free phone 8000 8005 or go to the website www.pafc.com.cy . Prices are €35, €50, €60 and €80.
DJ AND DANCE SETS
Jay-Z’s tour DJ; Young Guru, will be playing a live set on Monday August 15th at Black N’ White in Ayia Napa. Entry is €15 on the door.
Top DJ Armin Van Buuren will be playing a live set on 18th of August at Finikudes Beach in Larnaca, and joining him on the decks, one of the rising stars in the dance music industry, Blake Jarell plus a warm-up set by Haris C. The First Wave of tickets are €20, Second wave of tickets are €30. In Nicosia tickets are available from: Café Caprice, Octagono Kiosk, Coffee Stop Tseriou, Nikkis 32 Kiosk, and Mix FM.
The outdoor movie screenings continue through August. They will be showing Wasted Youth, Up, Ratatouille, Brief Encounter and the Red Shoes. The cinema is at 15 Solonos Michaelides St, Pallouriotissa. Cut and paste this link into your browser window for the full rundown and a map of the venue or call 2234 9085 http://www.cyprusevents.net/venues/constantia-open-air-cinema
The annual Limassol Wine Festival takes place from Sept 8th until Sept 18th from 7-11.30pm. Since the first one in 1961, this festival has always been great fun. Local wines are showcased and this year there is an award ceremony for the biggest glass of wine in the world, plus traditional Cypriot food. Tickets are €6 for adults which includes a bottle of wine, teenagers aged 13-18 pay €5, and children under 12 pay €12. There’ll be a shuttle bus service from Nicosia to the festival. For more information go to www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy follow the link, or call 25 344402.
Anna Vissi will be performing an Unplugged live gig at the School For the Blind in Nicosia on Sept 28th. Call 7000 9303 to book tickets
The 2nd Quantum Nicosia Marathon and half Marathon are set to take place on Oct 9th. Last year 5,000 runners took part and hopefully more will join the fun this year. More at www.nicosiamarathon.com