Events in Amman, Jan 24 – 30

الأحد 24 كانون الثاني 2010

This week’s highlights are two interesting documentaries: the first is “As the Poet Said,” which premiered last month at the Dubai Film Festival and which takes viewers on a journey through the life of late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The second is “12 Angry Lebanese,”  winner of First prize Muhr Arab Award – Documentaries. The film documents a play performed by 45 inmates in Lebanon’s notorious “Roumieh” detention facility, based on Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry  Men”.

Jordanian musician Emad Alaeddin’s album launch concert is tomorrow. There’s live jazz on Tuesday, Beit Al-Ruwwad on Wednesday, and a fusion of music by Syrian and French musicians in a concert titled Bab Assalam on Thursday. Look out also for Darat Al-Funun’s art talk on Tuesday, and Talasim’s weekly standup comedy night (also on Tuesday. You must’ve noticed that Tuesday is the busiest day in Amman’s culture and art agenda).

Here you go. And don’t forget to add our google calendar to your calendars and to contribute events to it.

Sunday January 24, 2010

Book of the Week, “Arab Culture in a Changing World”, by Moroccan thinker and diplomat Ali Omleil, presented by Dr. Faisal Gharaibeh, at the Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

Monday January 25, 2010

Lecture: “Towards a Futuristic Perspective to Develop the Higher Education in Jordan”, by Vice President of Philadelphia University for Academic Affairs Dr. Moh’d Awad, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm.

Concert: The Kulacom Concert Series II featuring Emad Alaeddin. 9:00 pm. Blue Fig. It’s free but reservations are required. Call 06 592 8800.

Documentary: As the Poet Said, by Nasri Hajjaj. At Al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras Al-Ein. 8:00 pm. Tickets 5 JDs. Arabic subtitles.

As the poet Said

Tuesday January 26, 2010

Comedy
“Laugh me Loud” – Open Mic Night from Talasim Comedy Productions, at Atelier Cafe/Sweifieh. 7:30 pm. For more information and to register call 0797526670
Art Talk:

Talk by critic Sibylle Omlin on Raed Ibrahim. At Darat Al-Funun. 6:00 pm.
Japanese Film “Wool 100 %”, Abdul Hameed Shoman Library, 6:30 pm.

Documentary: As the Poet Said, by Nasri Hajjaj. At Al-Hussein Cultural Center/Ras Al-Ein. 8:00 pm. Tickets 5 JDs. English Subtitles.

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.

Chapter 11, Nov 24_09

Wednesday January 27, 2010

Music
Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group
led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, Prince Hashem Park/Al-Hashmi Al-Shamali, 7:30 pm.

Documentary: 12 Angry Lebanese. At the Film House, Royal Film Commission. 8:00 pm.

12AngryPoster

Thursday January 28, 2010

Concert: Bab Assalam, music from the West to the Sufi Orient
, from Lyon to Damascus. At the Terra Santa Theatre. 8:00 pm. For more information 06 4612658

bab assalam
Saturday January 30, 2010

Ongoing Exhibitions

Contemporary Calligraphic Art in the Arab World, Nabad Gallery. Until February 10.

Doa’a Ali, Photography, Ahlam Shibli: Video Art and Paintings, and an installation by Raed Ibrahim. At Darat Al-Funun. Until March 31st.

Eyad Kanaan, Foresight Art Gallery. Until February 19.

“Sculpting Water” by Bader Mahasneh. At Jacaranda Images. Until January 31st.