Events in Amman, March 20 – 26

الأحد 20 آذار 2011
This week the International Women’s Day festival continues at Al-Balad theater with a special one-person play by Lana Nasser, in which she contemplates the predicament of her gender, imposed and acquired identities, and explores herself in language, culture, and the media. The festival also includes a theater workshop titled “Unfolding Stories” led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, in which he introduces action theatre, bio-mechanic and physical theatre as tools to improvise stories with the participants. 7iber hosts two events this week: the 3rd Hashtag Debates, this time on the constitution and constitutional monarchy, on Wednesday, and the second meeting of Inkitab, 7iber’s book club, on Thursday, discussing Ghaleb Halassa’s Sultana. Kitabi Kitabak (my book, your book) initiative is hosting Palestinian musician Rym Banna and Lebanese poet Zahi Wehbe in a special evening of poetry and music on Thursday, to fundraise for public libraries in refugee camps and underprivileged neighborhoods. There’s a lot more on this week’s agenda: interesting talks at Cervantes and at Shoman, screenings of international films, new exhibition openings, jazz nights at Canvas, Bayt Al-Ruwwad, and more. And while you’re planning your week, don’t forget to turn off the lights for one hour on Saturday at 8:30 pm for Earth Hour. 7iber’s calendar is compiled in collaboration with Waw Al-Balad magazine. If you have events to share on our calendar please email us. Sunday March 20, 2011 Oldies Night with the Amman Jazz Band, Canvas/Jabal Luweibdeh, 9:00 pm. For info and reservations call 064632211 International Women’s Day Festival: Performance: In the Lost and Found, by Lana Nasser (Arabic), Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm. Lecture: Current Thought and Women: New Perspectives, Instituto Cervantes – Assembly Hall, 6:00pm. Book of the Week, presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm. For more information: 0788541166. Exhibition Opening “Balades à Amman” – 100 years in Amman, Jordan National Park. Until March 30. Monday March 21, 2011 Talk with writer Hashem Gharaibeh, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm. International Women’s Day Festival: Performance: In the Lost and Found, by Lana Nasser (Arabic), Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm. Theater Workshop: Unfolding Stories, led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, at Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Exhibition Opening: Nawal Abdullah; Soul Journeys, Time Passages, Nabad Gallery, 6:00 pm. Tango Night, Cafe Paris, Jabal al Waibdeh-Paris Circle, 9:00pm. For more information: 0779279095. Tuesday March 22, 2011 International Women’s Day Festival: Performance: In the Lost and Found, by Lana Nasser (English), Al Balad Theater, 8:00pm. Theater Workshop: Unfolding Stories, led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, at Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Artist Talk: Adel Abidin, as part of his exhibition, Darat al Funun, 6:00pm. Live Music: Yacoub Abu Ghosh and the Stage Heroes, post-modern funk fusion, Canvas-Jabal Al Weibdeh, 9:00pm. For more information: 06 4632211. Film: Ay Carmela (Spain), director: Carlos Saura, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm. Wednesday March 23, 2011 Hashtag Debates on the Constitution and Constitutional Monarchy, Makan Art Space/Jabal Luweibdeh, 7:00 pm. The Titanic Syndrome – Screening & discussion, at Blue Fig/Abdoun, 7:00 pm Theater Workshop: Unfolding Stories, led by Dr. Fadi Skeiker, at Al-Balad Theater, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:30 pm. Thursday March 24, 2011 Inkitab – 7iber’s Book Club, discussion of Ghaleb Halassa’s Sultana, at Makan Art Space, 7:00 pm. Music and Poetry by Rim Banna and Zahi Wahbe, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:00 pm. For more information: 0796606952. Open Session & Astronomy Contest, Supervisor: Ms. Basma Diab, JAS Cultural Forum-The Jordanian Writers Association/ Shmeisani, 6:30pm. Saturday March 26, 2011 Book Launch “Across the River” by Abu Ala’a Mansour, Al Balad Theater, 7:00pm. “Turn off the lights” Earth Hour, 8:30 – 9:30 pm.