Event Calendar

Pan-Cretan Association 2017 Kritiko Glendi @ Hellenic Community Center Ballroom
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Samaria Chapter of Atlanta, Pan-Cretan Association of America presents

The 2017 Kritiko Glendi

Glendi children dancing

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hellenic Community Center Ballroom
2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta GA

7:00 pm – Cocktails
7:30 pm – Dinner
9:00 pm – Dancing

Direct from Crete! Andreas Lilikakis on Lyra, Pantelis Krasadakis on Laouto, and Michalis Fraros also playing Laouto

“Early Bird” Pricing! Prices Increase on January 17, 2017

Samaria Members

Adults – $40.00; Students (ages 13-18) – Free; Children under 13 – Free. Full Table of 10 – $400 Dancing Only (after 9:00 pm) – $25.00 (includes one free drink ticket)


Adults – $50.00; Students (ages 13-18) – $25.00; Children under 13 – Free. Full Table of 10 – $450. Dancing Only (after 9:00 pm) – $25.00 (includes one free drink ticket)

DETAILS: Full tables available during “Early Bird” ticket sales; general seating only after that date. No dinner/dance tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the event. Online ticket sales will end at midnight, Friday, January 27, 2017. “Dance Only” tickets will be available at the door.

HAS Vasilopita 2017 @ Kouzina Christos
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dear HAS members,

Happy New Year! I hope everybody had a restful holiday season. Our Vasilopita celebration this year is going to be on Sunday, January 29th.

We will meet at 6:00 pm for dinner and Vasilopita at Kouzina Christos restaurant in Marietta.   The cost of the event will be $15 ($10 for students).

Please e-mail me georgenakos@clayton.edu to let us know if you are coming because we need to tell the restaurant how many people will attend.

 Again, please RSVP to enable proper organization of the event.

Please note that this is a new place for us! We decided to change because it was getting too crowded in the restaurant that we had the Vasilopita the previous years.  It is also a lot closer to Georgia Tech and midtown Atlanta. 

This is the address of Kouzina Christos restaurant:
1453 Terrell Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: (770) 952-1950

We are looking forward to seeing everybody on Sunday, January 29th!

The HAS Board
President:  George Nakos
Vice President: Evangelos Theodorou
Vice President for Activities: Theofilos Moysiadis
Treasurer: Mina Giannakakos
Secretary: Panagiotis Kintis

Apokriatiko Glendi @ Holy Transfiguration
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for our annual Mardi Gras Celebration!
Apokriatiko Glendi

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Traditional Greek dinner
Live Greek and American Music!

$15 for adults
$5 for children (12 and under)

Drawing with Wonderful Prizes!!

“Swing Away” Film Event @ Tara Theater
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Greetings Film Lovers!

Join us for a special film event on Sunday, March 26, at 4PM at the Regal Tara theater for the Atlanta premiere of “Swing Away”, a George E. Stephanopoulos and Michael A. Nickles film.  As an added bonus, producer/creator George E. Stephanopoulos will be at the screening and will host a Q&A after the film.

“Swing Away” is a delightful comedy/drama about a troubled golfer (played by Shannon Elizabeth) who travels to the island of Rhodes where she reconnects with her Greek roots.  In the process, she mentors a young girl determined to become a golf sensation and rallies the townspeople to stand up against a greedy real estate developer (played by John O’Hurley of Seinfeld fame) who has designs not only on the local golf course but the village as well.

Don’t miss this special film event!  The film is appropriate for all ages, so bring the whole family!  Tickets are on sale now, just click here to purchase.  

You can view the trailer here.  A longer description of the film follows below.

See you at the movies!

Forced Migration, Immigration & Security (Lecture) @ Georgia State University
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Greetings All,
We are delighted to announce the primary Global Studies Institute event for this spring, a half-day series of panels dedicated to the timely issues of refugees, immigration and global security. In support of this event, the GSU Center for Hellenic Studies will sponsor the participation of the new Greek ambassador to the USA, the Honorable Theocharis Lalacos, who will speak at one of the morning panels about Greek perspectives on these momentous international issues.
The event will take place on March 30th from 8 am to 1:30pm on Georgia State campus. It will be free and open to the public, but registration is highly recommended as seating will be limited.
We hope to see many of you there. A flyer with more details attached.
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., Director
Cassandra Velasco, Center Coordinator
Greek Shadow Puppet Theater @ Puppetry Arts Center
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dear Friends,

The Puppetry Arts Center, Atlanta www.puppet.org , in collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of Cyprus in Georgia and Southeast United States, is unveiling to the public its first museum display of shadow puppets from Cyprus on June 10, 2017.

To showcase this addition to its puppet collection and celebrate the new international collaboration, the Center has invited the Consulate to hold a cultural/educational event, bringing in members of the Cypriot, Greek, and Greater Atlanta community to view the puppets.

As part of this event, the Consulate and Mr. Vincent Anthony, Director, Puppetry Arts Center, invite you to attend the Shadow Theater presentation “Alexander the Great and the Cursed Snake,” a show performed with great success at the Kennedy Center and other venues in Washington, D.C., in 2011, by Charalambos Charalambous, a high school teacher and skilled puppeteer from Cyprus.

Mr. Charalambous and his daughter and co-worker Elena, will be in Atlanta to conduct two live Shadow Theater performances (1:00 PM and 3:00 PM) at the Puppetry Arts Center on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The performances, intended for children and families, will be in English and will be accompanied by a workshop and reception.

Please mark your calendars. More information will be sent to you as we finalize preparations. Many thanks for your support as we bring our Cypriot Greek heritage to the greater Atlanta cultural community.

Please see this flyer for additional information and schedule.

Polyxeni Potter
Honorary Consul

Peachtree City Greek Fest @ Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force Hangar
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
NHSA Hellenic Weekend @ Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm
Lykion – March Social Event @ Kyma
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Λίγο Kρασί, Λίγη Παρέα και το Kέφι μας!

Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

KYMA Psarotaverna/Oyzeri (
3085 Piedmont Rd NEAtlanta, Georgia 30305)

Gather on the cozy patio with us for an evening of delicious food and drink,
great company and Κέφι (merriment, exuberance, joy for life)!
As a bonus, bottles of wine are half price on Sundays!
6th Annual Atlanta Greek Film Expo @ Regal Tara Cinemas 4
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Please use the following links to learn more about the 2019 Atlanta Greek Film Expo, and to purchase tickets for a single film, or the entire weekend.