Events in Amman, Dec. 6 – 12

الأحد 06 كانون الأول 2009

The action is back, and it’s going to be an eclectic week in Amman’s culture and art scene.

Besides the Comedy Festival (whose tickets are all sold-out but we’ve included it anyway), there’s ballet, jazz, classical music, and Arabic music. There’s an exciting art fait that brings together a group of Amman’s most active galleries. There are interesting exhibition openings at Foresight and Al-Mashreq galleries. There are book discussions, Christmas bazaars, artist talks, and more. So read on, and keep checking 7iber’s Calendar. If you know of any events that we’ve missed, leave a comment or drop us a line at editor[at]7iber[dot]com.

Ongoing event:

Daydreaming at 4:48: Public sound transmition by resident artist, Toleen Touq. At Makan Art Space, Jabal Luweibdeh.

Sunday December 6, 2009

Amman International Comedy Festival

Arabic Speaking Comedy Night: Nabil Sawalha, Maysoon Zayed, Amer Zahr, Eman Morgan, Wonho Chong. Hussein Cultural Center, doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4768267


Book of the Week
presentation and discussion at the Department of the National Library.
This week’s book is Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, presented by writer Hashem Gharaibeh.
6:00 pm
Christmas Bazaar, Orthodox Club, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. For more information: 06 5920494


Monday December 7, 2009

Amman International Comedy Festival
Arabic Speaking Comedy Night: Nabil Sawalha, Maysoon Zayed, Amer Zahr, Eman Morgan, Wonho Chong. Hussein Cultural Center, doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4768267

Lecture: 
”Disasters Management”, given by Sudan’s former Minister of State for Admin. Development Dr. Hasan Abshar Al-Tayeb, at Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Opening of three exhibitions: Colorful Holidays, Lama Hourani’s Winter Collection, and the works of sculptor Mish’el Al-Mahfouz, at Foresight Art Gallery, 5:30 pm.

Lama Hourani

Tuesday December 8, 2009

Amman International Comedy Festival
Arabian Night: Ahmed Ahmed, Mike Batayneh, Aron Kader, Eman Al-Husseini, Amer Zahr, Eman Morgan, Maysoon Zayid.
Hussein Cultural Center, doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4768267

Fasel wa Nowasel
Performance by Abdellah Daif -Egypt
Based on the “Talk Show” format, and utilizing a merge of media projection and live performance, this interactive performance discusses with the audience a group of daily issues that have an effect on man in a technology-based world.
6:00 pm, at Darat Al-Funun, Jabal Luweibdeh

Syrian film:”Long Night”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm

Opening of exhibition by Jordanian artist Hazem Zu’bi, ceramics and sculpture, Al-Mashreq Gallery, at 5:30 pm. Exhibition runs until December 31st.

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.

Tareq Abu Kwaik from Chapter 11

Wednesday December 9, 2009

Amman International Comedy Festival
Closing Nights: Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, Larry Omaha, Angelo Tsarouchas, Dean Obeidallah, Ahmed Ahmed. Hussein Cultural Center, doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4768267
gas car

The Gas Car Project
Artist talk by : Johnny Amore & Samah Hijjawi
7:00 pm, at Makan Art Space, Jabal Luweibdeh

Romanian Film Days, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information: 06 4642266

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

Audience at Beit Al-Ruwwad

Thursday December 10, 2009

Amman International Comedy Festival
Closing Nights: Russell Peters, Gabriel Iglesias, Larry Omaha, Angelo Tsarouchas, Dean Obeidallah, Ahmed Ahmed. Hussein Cultural Center, doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4768267

Romanian Film Days, Royal Cultural Center, 7:00 pm. For more information: 06 4642266

Lecture: 
The Impact Crater at Jabal Waqf as-Sawwan: Discovery, Characteristics & Importance, Lecturer: Prof. Elias Salameh, Jordanian Astronomical Society/Haya Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.

Music: 
Amman En Classique: Sebastian Van Kuijk & Dana Ciocarlie, Royal Cultural Center, 8:00 pm. For more information: 06 4612658

Performance
: The Nutcracker, Amman Ballet School accompanied by Amman Symphony Orchestra, at Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more information: 06 5850350

Friday December 11, 2009

Sunny Art Fair, Zara Center, for more information: 06 4658209
The Sunny Art Fair brings together some of Jordan’s most famous galleries including The National Gallery for Fine Arts, Foresight Gallery, The Gallery, Jacaranda Images, Dar Al Anda, Nabad Gallery, Zara Gallery, Cairo Amman Bank Gallery, and Gallery 14.  A host of local and regional artists, filmmakers, and live musicians will allow you to enjoy all forms of art.
10 am – 10 pm

Performance: 
The Nutcracker, Amman Ballet School accompanied by Amman Symphony Orchestra, at Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more information: 06 5850350

Saturday December 12, 2009

Sunny Art Fair, Zara Center, 10 am – 10 pm. For more information: 06 4658209

Annual Bazaar of the Hussein Society for Habilitation/Rehabilitation of the Physically Challenged in cooperation with the Diplomatic Corps and the International Ladies Club, at Zara Expo, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.