Events in Amman, September 26 – October 2


This is an exciting week as far as Amman’s events calendar goes; one of Germany’s leading rock bands, Die Toten Hosen, are playing in Amman this Saturday, with an opening performance by El Morabba3.

The European Film Festival, which started yesterday, offers two screenings daily of some highly acclaimed films, along with some Jordanian short films and side activities.

It’s a great week for book worms, as the Amman International Book Fair continues, Al Hannouneh group hosts author Ibrahim Nasrallah for a discussion of his award-winning book “Time of the White Horses,” and the European Day of Languages is celebrated at the different European cultural institutes by a joint exhibition of books as well as readings of literary texts.

You also have the Summer Theater Festival continuing until Tuesday. You have Hip Hop, classical Arabic music, dance, and more. So read on, and enjoy.

7iber’s calendar is in collaboration with Waw Al-Balad Magazine.

Sunday September 26, 2010

Opening of the 8th Jordan International Photography Festival, Al-Hussein Park, 6:30 pm.

The European Day of Languages
Joint exhibition of books, Instituto Cervantes, British Council, French Cultural Centre, Goethe Institut, until 30th of September.

Alive Books, simultaneously at: Instituto Cervantes, British Council, French Cultural Centre, Goethe Institute, 5:00-6-00 pm.

Reading of a literary text related to cinema, Books@café, 7:00 pm. For more information: 064621652.

European Film Festival
“The Queen and I” Directed by Nahid Persson Sarvestani, (Sweden), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 6:30pm.
“Flame & Citron” (Denmark), The Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Amman International Book Fair, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Summer Theater Season:
Cave Dwellers, directed by Khalil Nuseirat, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information 06 4636391.
Cups of Love (Kassat al-7ob), directed by Khaled Tareefi, Royal Cultural Center, 8:30 pm. For more information 06 4636391.


Monday September 27, 2010


Lecture: Dust of the Global Financial Crisis & its Effect on the Arab Region
, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Summer Theater Season
Stories on Stage, directed by Asmaa Mustafa, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information 06 4636391.
Mo’ab’s travels, directed by Mikhled Al-Zyoudi, 8:30 pm. For more information 06 4636391.

European Film Festival
“The young Victoria” (UK), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 6:30pm.

“Dunya and Desie”, directed by Dana Nechushtan (Netherlands), The Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Amman International Book Fair, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Photo by Osama Shamleh

Tuesday September 28, 2010

Discussion with author Ibrahim Nasrallah on his award-winning novel “Time of the White Horses” (Zaman al Khoyoul al-Baydaa’), Al Hannouneh society/Sports City Circle, 7:30 pm.

Amman International Book Fair, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

Summer Theater Season
Stories on Stage, directed by Asmaa Mustafa, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information 06 4636391.
Mo’ab’s travels, directed by Mikhled Al-Zyoudi, 8:30 pm. For more information 06 4636391.

European Film Festival
“Storm”, (German), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 6:30pm.
“A Touch of Spice”, directed by Tatus Bokhetis (Greece), The Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.


Wednesday September 29, 2010

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

Amman International Book Fair,  Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

European Film Festival

Dance, Unplugged Street dance performance, Al Lweabideh Park, 5:00pm.

“A boyfriend for Yasmina (Un novio para yasmina) “, directed by Irene Cardona (Spain), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 6:30pm.

An open lecture with the Spanish film Actress Sanaa Alaoui
, Al Hussien Cultural Center, 8:15pm

The Border (Raja 1918)“, directed by Lauri Torhonen (Finland), The Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Sanaa Alawi in “A Boyfriend for Yasmina”

Thursday September 30, 2010
Open Session & Astronomy Contest, Supervisor Basma Diab, JAS Cultural Forum at the Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Amman International Book Fair, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630

European Film Festival

“A prophet”
, directed by Jacques Audiard (France), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 7:30pm.

“Waiter, Scarper!”
directed by Ladislav Smoljak (Czech), The Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Hip Hop Performance by French crew Kader Attou/Accrorap
,  part of EU Film Festival, Al Hussein Cultural Center, 7:00pm.

Kader Attou/Accrorap

Friday October 1, 2010

Concert by Perfect and Insane/Ahmad Farah, at Mohtaraf Remal, 6:00 pm.

Jara Market, Fawzi al-Maaloof street/Jabal Amman, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

The European Film Festival
Killer, directed by Juliusz Machulski (Poland), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 6:30pm.

My Brother is an Only Child,
directed by Daniele Lucchetti (Italy), Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Amman International Book Festival, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 4:00 – 10:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630.

Saturday October 2, 2010

The European Film Festival
Lapis Lazuli, directed by Wolfgang Murnberger (Austria), Al Hussien Cultural Center, 6:30pm.

Exchange, directed by Nicolae Margineanu (Romania), Royal Film Commission, 9:00pm.

Amman International Book Festival, Amman Automobile Expo/Airport Road, 4:00 – 10:00 pm. For more information 06 5159630.
A live Rock Concert, Die Toten Hosen (Germany) and El Morabba3 (Jordan), as part of the “German Days” celebrating the 20th Anniversary of German Re-Unification, King Hussein Park, 7:00pm. Ticket price: 3 JD. For more information: 06 4623297.