Events in Amman, July 11 – 17


There’s lots of great music coming to Amman this week. Jazz lovers are in for a treat, with a group from Berlin playing at Al-Balad Theater tomorrow and a trio from Switzerland playing at Blue Fig on Tuesday.

A special concert is taking place on Thursday as the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature, in it’s continuous efforts to protect the lands of Palestine affected by the Israeli occupation and the Apartheid wall, along with a group of enthusiastic youth volunteering group (نحن) are bringing the Lebanese singer May Nasr to support the second “Million Tree Campaign” in Occupied Palestine, and proceeds of the concert are directed to plant trees in 3 Palestinian cities.

It’s also time for Amman Tech Tuesdays, and this month it’s the social media edition with some interesting speakers (including the editors of your favorite citizen media platform, that’s right!) and a format that will engage the audience in a crowd sourcing session.

Rim Banna

Rim Banna

Rim Banna from Palestine and Jadal group from Jordan are playing at the Jordan Festival Monday night, a new exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Fine Arts, and the Royal Film Commission hosts three days of Venezuelan films not to be missed. There’s more, so read on, and don’t forget, if you go to any interesting event around town and you’d like to share your thoughts on it or photos and video you’ve taken, send them to editor [at] 7iber [dot] com.

Sunday July 11, 2010

Book of the Week, presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

Exhibition Opening: Refuge Urbanism, Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, 6:00pm.

MSV BRECHTMonday July 12, 2010

Jordan Festival: Rim Banna and Jadal in concert, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:30pm. For reservations: www.jordanfestival.com

Jazz Group MSV Brecht from Berlin, Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. Ticket price 3 JD. For reservations: 06 4652005.


Venezuelan Film Days: South of the Border, by Oliver Stone
, Royal Film Commission, 8:00pm.

Lecture: Shoman Cultural Forum, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Tuesday July 13, 2010

Amman Tech Tuesdays: Social Media Edition (AmmanTT), Princess Sumaya University/Friendship Hall, 7:00 pm.

Film: The Sudden Wealth of the Poor people of Kombach, director: Volker Schlondroff (Germany), Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 7:00 pm.

Venezuelan Film Days: “The Return of Miranda” by Luis Alberto Lamata, 140 minutes, narrative, Spanish with Arabic subtitles, 2007, Royal Film Commission, 8:00pm.

Marc Perrenoud Trio – A dynamic and innovative jazz trio of piano, double bass and drums from Switzerland playing in Amman for only one night, at Blue Fig, 9:00 pm. For reservations call 06 592 8800

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Marc Perrenoud Jazz Trio from Switzerland

Wednesday July 14, 2010

Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Prince Hashem Park/al-Hashmi al-Shamali, 8:00 pm.

Venezuelan Film Days: “A House with a View of the Sea” by Alberto Arvelo Mendoza, 93 minutes, narrative, Spanish with Arabic subtitles, 2001, Royal Film Commission, 8:00pm.

May Nasr

May Nasr

Thursday July 15, 2010

Jordan Festival: Rafael Amargo, Jabal Al Qal’a (Citadel), 8:00pm. For reservations: www.jordanfestival.com

Concert by Local Band, Jamm/Jabal Amman, 8:00 pm. For more information: 0795877970.

Lecture: Imagery of Astronomy and Astrology in Abbasid Poetry, Lecturer: Prof. Fawwaz Ahmad Tuqan, JAS Cultural Forum at The Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Concert: We Persist for Thyme and Olive to Resist by May Nasr, Al Hussein Park’s Outdoor Theater, 8:30pm. Ticket price: 5/10 JD. For more information: www.apnature.org

Friday July 16, 2010

Souq Jara, Spring and Summer Market, Jabal Amman – First Circle – JARA Street (Fawzy Malouf St.), 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Concert by Local Band, Souq Jara Theater, 7:00 pm.

Saturday July 17, 2010
Antiques Market, 6 Ba’ounieh street/Jabal Luweibdeh, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.