Events in Amman, Dec 13 – 19

الأحد 13 كانون الأول 2009

Sunny Art FairIf you were to pick one cultural or artistic event to go to this week, it has to be the Sunny Art Fair at Zara Center, where Jordan’s most important galleries have come together under one roof. It’s a great chance to see the work of so many Jordanian artists in one place.

That said, to pick just ONE event this week would be such a shame, given the number of very interesting things taking place around town. It’s German Film Week AND Iraqi Film Week. Check out new trends in Egyptian Cinema at Darat Al-Funun. Listen to the Amman Arab Music Ensemble play this Wednesday. Or get in the holiday spirit with the many Christmas concerts, plays, and activities around town. And then there are the weekly regulars; book discussion at the National Library, Shoman culture forum and weekly film, Live Jazz at Canvas, and Bait Al-Ruwwad.

This week’s roundup:

Sunday December 13, 2009

Sunny Art Fair

Enjoy an eclectic collection of art and culture in one space. The Sunny Art Fair brings together some of Jordan’s most famous galleries, a host of local and regional artists, film makers, and live musicians allowing you to enjoy all forms of art. At Zara Center, 10 am – 10 pm for more information: 06 4658209

Berlin Wall Film Week: Sky without stars, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4641993

Local Time Photo ExhibitionOpening of photography exhibition “Local Time”, Al-Balad Theater, 6:00 pm. Until December 17.

Iraqi Film Week
The Spirit of Cinema
Ali Hashim Hussein, 22 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles, Documentary, Iraq, 2008.
Zaman, the Man from the Reeds
Amer Alwan, 77 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles, Narrative, France/Iraq, 2003. (In presence of director)
At the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm. For more information: 06 4642266

Book

Presentation and Discussion of “Muslims in America: A Short Story” by Edward Curtis, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

Christmas Concert
, by the Amman Community Band. 7:00 pm. At Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby. Free Entry
Monday December 14, 2009
Lecture: “Problems of Modern Arab State : Roots & Consequences” by Dr. Ridwan Al-Sayyed, from Lebanon , Faculty of Arts – the Lebanese University. 6:00 pm, at the Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation (between 1st and 2nd circles)

Berlin Wall Film Week: Nikolaikirche, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4641993

Iraqi Film Week
The Story of Marshes
Kassem Hawal, 60 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles, Documentary, Netherlands/Iraq, 2007. (In presence of director)
Border
Sattar Chamani Gol, 10 minutes, Kurdish with English subtitles, Narrative, Iraq, 2007.
Winterland

Hisham Zaman, 52 minutes, Kurdish and Norwegian with English subtitles, Narrative, Norway, 2007.
At the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm. For more information: 06 4642266

Sunny Art Fair, Zara Center, for more information: 06 4658209

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Tuesday December 15, 2009

Relentlessly Courageous: New Trends and the Other Egyptian Cinema: One in a Million/Nadine Khan, Clean Hands/Karmi Fanous, The Maid/Haidi Samaan, Hour of Osari/Sharif Bandari. At Darat Al-Funun, 6:30 pm.

Turkish Film: “Yol”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm.

Berlin Wall Film Week: The Wall, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4641993

Iraqi Film Week, short films
Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm. For more information: 06 4642266

Sunny Art Fair, Zara Center, for more information: 06 4658209

Chapter 11 – Live Jazz at Canvas. 9:00 pm.
With Yacoub Abu Ghosh on Bass, Tareq Abu Kwaik on Drums, Shadi Khashram on Guitar, Aram Hairabiddian on Soprano Sax, and David Tadevossian on Trumpet. For reservations call 079 – 5328301.

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Wednesday December 16, 2009

Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, Bayt Al-Shi’r, Jabal el-Jofeh, 8:00 pm.

Amman Arab Music Ensemble, Music from the Levant, Hussein Cultural Center, 7:30 pm.

goodbye-leninBerlin Wall Film Week: Goodbye Lenin, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4641993

Iraqi Film Week
Capturing War
May Abdullah, 3 minutes, English with Arabic  subtitles, Documentary, UK, 2008.
Red Zone Citizens
Mounef Shaker, 48 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles, Documentary, Iraq, 2008.

Daydreaming at 4:48 PM, Final public sound transmission and talk by resident artist Toleen Touq. At Makan Art Space, 7:00 pm.

Christmas Caroling in Amman, Rainbow Street, starting from 1st Circle heading to [email protected] 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Thursday December 17, 2009

Lecture: 
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC): Towards a New Revolution in Physics & Cosmology, Lecturer: Dr. Hanna A. Sabat, Jordanian Astronomical Society/Haya Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.

Berlin Wall Film Week: Last to know, at Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4641993

Theater
Christmas Story: A Tale for Today

by The Amman Baptist School Theatre Group. At the Bristol Hotel. 8:00 pm.
25 JD per ticket (includes dinner and live music) of which 3 JD goes to the King Hussein cancer foundation.
Friday December 18, 2009

Christmas Concert, by the Amman Community Band. 6:30 pm. At Marriott Hotel Lobby. Free Entry


Saturday December 19, 2009

“White Wonderland” Christmas Special Celebration, at the Children’s Museum. 3:00pm – 6:00pm.

Christmas Concert, by the Amman Community Band. 6:30 pm. At the Sheraton Hotel Lobby. Free Entry