Events in Amman, Oct 31 – Nov 6, 2010

الأحد 31 تشرين الأول 2010

This week’s agenda is packed, thanks mainly to the the Jordan International Theater Festival, which kicks off tomorrow and features at least four different plays daily from Jordan and abroad.

You also have the long-awaited ballet performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty in its Russian version, starting on Saturday and showing for a week at the Hussein Cultural Center.

Don’t miss the photo exhibit “Telling Pictures” at the Jordan Museum tomorrow, organized by 7iber and Darat al-Tasweer and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency, through the Gender Social Fund. It features work by photographers Nabil Khoury, Amer Sweidan, Rasha Amer, Hasan Tahapsim, and Mohammad alQaq, highlighting community work that challenges stereotypes and promotes women as active citizens.

On Wednesday the Columbia University Middle East Research Center hosts the forum: a Free Press for a Global Society, which will start by a live broadcast from New York of the introduction by CU’s president Lee C. Bollinger and a panel addressing the role of media in the 21st century, followed by a panel discussion “Jordan: Media in Times of Change”.

Also this week, the Amman Arab Music Ensemble is paying a tribute to Shadya, Najat Alsageera and Mohammad Qandeel. The French Cultural Center is screening a film about Moliere, and the Shoman Foundation is hosting author Ibrahim Nasrallah to talk about his literary experience. And there’s still more, so read on and enjoy the week.

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

Sunday October 31, 2010

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

A Star’s Tale – Shadow theater play
, al-Balad Theater, 6:30 pm.

Monday November 1, 2010

Exhibition Opening: Destruction’s Window by Sumer Hindawi, at Orfali Gallery, 6:30 pm

French film screening: Moliere, directed by Laurent Tirard, at  the French Cultural Center, 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm.

Opening of Jordan International Theater Festival
A Citizen Named H, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00pm. For more information: 06 4636391.

Amman Arab Music Ensemble, Sakher Hattar, conductor, “Shadya , Najat Alsageera and Mohammad Qandeel”, Al Hussein Cultural Center-Ras Al-Ain, 7:30pm. Tickets price (10/20 JD). For more information: 06 4746222.

Lecture: My Literary Experience, by writer and poet Ibrahim Nasrallah, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Telling Pictures- Photo Exhibit, The Jordan Museum, Ras Al-Ein, 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Until November 2nd.

Tuesday November 2, 2010

Emad Alaeddin Acoustic Show, atMurphy’s – House of Rock, 9:00 pm

Film: Snow, Directed by Aida Bogic, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 7:00 pm.

Amman Tech Tuesdays: Social Media (Part II), Landmark Hotel, 7:00pm.

Jordan International Theater Festival
Life is a Dream (Jordan), Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al-Ain, 6:30 pm. For more information 064636391

Kufr Na’oum (Morocco), Royal Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 7:45 pm. For more information 064636391

Three Penny Opera (Jordan), Royal Cultural Center/Main Theater, 9:00 pm. For more information 064636391

48 Minutes for Palestine, King Abdullah Cultural Center/Zarqa, 7:00 pm. For more information 064636391

From Play: Three Penny Opera


Wednesday November 3, 2010

A Free Press for a Global Society: a Columbia University Forum Series, at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center, 2:45 – 6:00 pm.

CDA Wednesday: a presentation on social media and design for social media by Mohamad Shawash, at Cafe des Artistes/Rainbow street, 7:00 pm.

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

From "Life is a Dream", photo by Rima Saifi

Jordan International Theater Festival

Amreekana (Cyprus), Osama al-Mashini Theater/Jabal Luweibdeh, 5:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Life is a Dream (Jordan), al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 6:30 pm. For more information 064636391

Kufr Na’oum (Morocco), Royal Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 7:45 pm. For more information 064636391

Camp (Iraq), Royal Cultural Center/Main Auditorium, 9:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Lonely Two Waiting (Jordan), King Abdullah Cultural Center/Zarqa, 7:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Thursday November 4, 2010

Zade Dirani

ZADE -The Dead Sea Concert, Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, 8:00pm. Ticket price 25 JDs, ticket & post show dinner: 65 JDs. For more information: 0777036515.

Jordan International Theater Festival

Amreekana (Cyprus), Osama al-Mashini Theater/Jabal Luweibdeh, 5:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Threads of Passion (Tunisia), al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 6:30 pm. For more information 064636391

48 Minutes for Palestine, Royal Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 7:45 pm. For more information 064636391

Camp (Iraq)
, Royal Cultural Center/Main Auditorium, 9:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Without a Shadow (Austria), King Abdullah Cultural Center/Zarqa, 7:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Lecture: A Safe Electronic, Election System for Jordan,  Lecturer: Dr. Ghaith Ali Abanda, JAS Cultural Forum at the Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm.

Friday November 5, 2010

Jordan International Theater Festival:

Stephan (Bulgaria), Osama al-Mashini Theater/Jabal Luweibdeh, 5:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Threads of Passion (Tunisia), al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras al Ain, 6:30 pm. For more information 064636391

Gaza Monologues (Jordan), Center for Performing Arts, 6:30 pm. For more information 064636391

48 Minutes for Palestine, Royal Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 7:45 pm. For more information 064636391

Operetta al-Darafeel (Egypt), Royal Cultural Center/Main Auditorium, 9:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Three Penny Opera (Jordan), King Abdullah Cultural Center/Zarqa, 7:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Saturday November 6, 2010

Palestine: The Graphic Novel, at the Studio, 7:00 pm. For more info call 06-4646367

Sleeping Beauty (Ballet in Prologue and 3 Acts), music by P.I.Tchaikovsky, Production: Freeway Dance Studios, Al Hussein Cultural Center, 6:00pm. For more information: 0777833842.

Jordan International Theater Festival

Stephan (Bulgaria), Osama al-Mashini Theater/Jabal Luweibdeh, 5:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Cave Dwellers (Jordan), Royal Cultural Center/Small Auditorium, 7:45 pm. For more information 064636391

Operetta al-Darafeel (Egypt), Royal Cultural Center/Main Auditorium, 9:00 pm. For more information 064636391

Kufr Na’oum (Morocco), King Abdullah Cultural Center/Zarqa, 7:00 pm. For more information 064636391