Benefit voku in solidarity with Iranian protesters, documentary screening and discussion with Iranian protesters

Monday 5th December 2022, Benefit voku in solidarity with Iranian protesters, documentary screening ‘Iranian Women’s Liberation Movement, Year Zero’ and discussion with Iranian protesters. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

All benefits go to Iranian protesters. After the dinner, screening followed by an improvised talk/discussion. Little homemade craft objects will be available on donation, all proceeds will go to the benefit cause.

Screening of short documentary, Iranian Women’s Liberation Movement, Year Zero by Claudine Mulard, 1979 (جنبش آزادی زنان ایران – سال صفر) . In 1979, Iranian Women invite the American feminist Kate Millett to celebrate March 8, the International Women’s Day, in Tehran. On March 7, the religious leaders announce that women have to wear the Islamic veil. From March 8 to March 13, Iranian women and liberals demonstrate in the streets against the veil. A crew of four French feminists (Sylvina Boissonnas, Michelle Muller, Sylviane Rey, and Claudine Mulard) filmed these historic events before being expelled by the Islamic government.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

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Cinema Italia: Caos calmo (Alessandro Grimaldi, 2008)

Sunday 3rd December 2022, Cinema Italia: Caos calmo [Quiet Chaos]. Directed by Alessandro Grimaldi, 2008 * 104 min * In Italian with English subtitles * doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30. After the film, please engage in sharing comments, ideas, and inspiration with the host(s) of the evening!

What may happen to a grown-up man, when a tragedy strikes him, unexpectedly and without any reason? In the case of the protagonist of this film, Pietro Paladini, interpreted by Nanni Moretti, he enters a state of ‘quiet chaos’, a kind of suspension that makes him retreat from social contact. Unlike what others would have done, Pietro Paladini does not fight back against this quiet chaos but embraces it. Instead of talking, he listens. And waits. This film tells the life journey of Pietro and his encounters with many people, the most diverse, from his brother to a foreigner, Steiner, interpreted by Roman Polański. It is a story of death and rebirth. It is a hymn to the possibility of changing the world for the better, even when the world seems to work against you.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net

Aman molli: Benefit dinner & Special Concert – Asteris Varveris & Eirini Zogali

Saturday 3rd December 2022, Benefit dinner & Aman Molli special concert with Asteris Varveris (laouto, guitar, vocals) & Eirini Zogali (oud, bouzouki, vocals), music from Eastern Mediterranean tradition and Greek rebetiko. Doors open at 6.30 pm, music starts at 8 pm. After the concert, there will be a jam session, so you’re more than welcome to bring your instruments! Donations welcome.

Before the concert there will be a 3 course dinner served as of 18:30. Any earnings will support the medical expenses of our 6yo fella Stefanos in Athens who is going through a sequence of surgeries. For more details about the cause, or alternative ways to support it, please ask the Aman Molli crew on Saturday.

Asteris Varveris and Eirini Zogali count six years of performing together as a duo. What started with purely rebetiko repertoire, led to experimentation of several eastern Mediterranean traditions and with different instruments! From guitar to laouto and from bouzouki to oud. Asteris and Eirini find a way to perform music that coordinates with them, with rebetiko being always their most important starting point. In the first part of the concert, the duo will present new compositions of the Eastern Mediterranean tradition, and new arrangements of traditional melodies of Greece. In the second part, the rebetiko will take over until the end of the performance.

What is rebetiko? It’s a greek urban folk music that was created in the 1920s and blossomed until the ’60s, with thousands of gramophone recordings that have been left behind for the new generations to represent it and study it. The main instruments of the genre are folk guitar and greek bouzouki.

Aman Molli is an open collective workshop for modal music, broadly defined as music following melodic pathways that are outside the two standardized Western scales and associated harmonies. Instruments and Music Styles Any kind of acoustic instrument (Strings, percussions, wind, voice). Many of the instruments used today (guitars, bouzoukia etc.) have even-tempered tuning so the maqams/dromoi are not the traditional Arabic/Turkish/Persian microtonal versions but the westernized adaptations. One of the objectives is to explore the differences. In the same spirit, we add harmonic structure (in guitars or mpaglama chords etc) where possible.On the rhythm side we explore the various characteristics rhythms of these regions/musical tradition (9/8 etc.).

No borders Lesvos benefit voKu

Thursday 1st December 2022, No Borders benefit voKu. All your much appreciated donations for this event shall serve as a benefit for No borders Lesvos. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

LAG benefit voku + documentary screening ‘Roma Illegale’

Monday 28 November 2022, LAG benefit voku + documentary screening ‘Roma Illegale’. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. Film from 9pm.

Roma Illegale (Illegal Rome) is a documentary about the illegal parties scene in Rome from the early 90s on. From the first semi-legal commercial parties, to the heavily politicized Illegal Rave movement that lasted a few years and was then replaced by the free party movement “exported” by the tribes that left the UK after the Criminal Justice Act.

LAG is a hacklab project coming out of the SLUG (Squatting Linux User Group) mesh. Our main focus is the relationship between politics and technology, both at a practical and theoretical level. At lag we are interested in ]hacking( and at the same time in questioning what hacking is. We started this place because we wanted a place to share similar interests with other people so feel free to pass by for: installing linux, discussing technical or theoretical ideas, fix your laptop, learn to weave, build a bike, find parts, learn how to encrypt data, make experiments, deconstruct apparatuses, drink coffee, read a book, write a paper, scan a book, look at stuff through a microscope, fix your clothes, share files, take things apart, present something, potter around, add things to this list and share knowledge in any other way you want.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

Cinema Italia: Sostiene Pereira (Roberto Faenza, 1995)

Sunday 27 November 2022, Cinema Italia: Sostiene Pereira (Roberto Faenza, 1995)* 104 min * In Italian with English subtitles * doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30. After the film, please engage in sharing comments, ideas, and inspiration with the host(s) of the evening!

Based on the homonymous novel by Antonio Tabucchi, this Italian drama is set in Lisbon, in the days when Salazar’s dictatorship was getting into power, in 1932. Pereira is the editor of the cultural pages of a supposedly independent paper. He is a translator into Portuguese of contemporary French literature and is obsessed with the idea of death and the biographies of writers, poets, and novelists. An unexpected event brings him out of his comfort zone, fronting his past, present and future.

Pereira is interpreted by Marcello Mastroianni, who will pass away a few months after the publication of this film. He was awarded the David di Donatello as Best Actor for this role. It also is an occasion to see an icon of Italian beauty and passion in his last season of life, in a film that goes to the essence of cinematography and the meaning of life.

Sostiene Pereira is a film that talks about the passage from democracy to fascism, which is an actual theme in many countries across Europe nowadays. Interestingly, the title was translated According to Pereira in English, Pereira prétend in French, Afirma Pereira in Portugal and Páginas da revolução in Brazil.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net

Benefit voku & discussion in support and solidarity with refugees in Dutch AZCs

Monday 21 November 2022, Benefit voku & discussion in support and solidarity with refugees in Dutch AZCs. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

The so called ‘refugee crisis’ has been created by the Dutch government in order to marginalize and dehumanize asylum seekers portraying them as ‘problematic’. We want to expose these toxic policies by giving visibility to refugees and by listening to what they have to say about the conditions they have been put in. With guest talks by LGTBQ+ asylum seekers, organized by the social and civil rights activist Sam Dabat. […Lees verder]

Iranian movie night: About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009)

Sunday 20 November 2022, Iranian movie night: About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009). 119 minutes. In Farsi with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts at 20:30.

With his fourth film, a fascinating psychological drama, Farhadi examines middle class relationships in Iran. A group of former classmates at the law faculty of the university, go to the Caspian Sea for a three-day vacation: Sepideh, her husband Amir and their young daughter; Shohreh, her husband Peymān and their two children, including their son Arash; and Nāzy and her husband Manuchehr. Sepideh, who planned the trip, brings along her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Elly, in order to introduce her to Ahmad, a divorced friend visiting from Germany.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net