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It’s Europe Week, and each of the European Union embassies are organizing concerts, art exhibits, film series, and the like in accordance with the theme “Green Europe: Good for the Economy and the Environment.” So maybe that’s the problem with Greece’s financial woes—the country doesn’t have enough Priuses? Hot on the heels of the E.U.’s $146 billion bailout of the nation, the show goes on at the Embassy of Greece, which celebrates the island of Chios all week. Mastic trees, which produce an eponymous resin used in everything from Turkish desserts to skin ointments to embalming solutions in ancient Egypt, are the island’s most famous resource. But all the mastic in the world—and yes, Chios produces all the mastic in the world—isn’t enough to fend off the economic abyss.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M. MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY AT THE EMBASSY OF GREECE, 2217 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. NW. FREE. (202) 939-1300.